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California’s New Climate Legislation: What Does it Mean for Electric Cars?

, senior engineer, Clean Vehicles

California wrapped up its 2016 legislative session on August 31 with several decisions that could have important impacts on the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the state. Policy decisions made in Sacramento often have outsized effects on the nation’s adoption of EVs, both because the state is the US leader in EV sales and also because California directly influences clean air laws in other states via rules like the Zero Emission Vehicle regulation. Read more >

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The Science of Car Sharing: Can Shared Vehicle Services Reduce Transportation Emissions?

, lead policy analyst, Clean Vehicles

I’m a fan of car sharing services. But to what extent do they increase, or decrease, global warming pollution? Read more >

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Technical Assessment Report on Fuel Economy Regulations: A Quick Guide

, senior vehicles analyst

A few weeks ago, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a technical assessment report (TAR) looking at the latest and greatest information about the cars we buy, the technologies available to make those cars more efficient, and the ability of manufacturers to meet fuel economy and global warming emissions regulations that are helping to push those technologies to market. Read more >

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Photo: Kārlis Dambrāns/CC BY (Flickr)
Photo: Karlis Dambrans/CC BY (Flickr)

Who’s Leading on Electric Cars? (And Who’s Lagging Behind?)

, senior engineer, Clean Vehicles

Over the last 5 years we’ve seen a remarkable change in the vehicle market: Car buyers can now find alternatives to petroleum-powered cars, choosing from a growing number of electric-drive cars.

But why aren’t more models available across more of the country? The answer, it appears, lies partially with the automakers—some of whom are leading the way, while others are lagging behind. Read more >

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Photo: Randy Heinitz/Creative Commons (Flickr)
Photo: Randy Heinitz/Creative Commons (Flickr) Photo: Randy Heinitz/Creative Commons (Flickr)

Big Breakthrough for Big Rigs: The EPA’s New Fuel Economy Rule for Trucks

, president

Every day, Americans rely on trucks. Thanks to a new rule from the EPA, those trucks are about to become a lot cleaner. Read more >

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