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Electric Cars Are Critical to a Clean Future

, senior engineer, Clean Vehicles

Electric vehicles (EVs) are an important part of how we will reduce climate-changing emissions, air pollution, and petroleum consumption. Are they the only way we will cut pollution from personal transportation? Of course not. EVs are critical, but we’ll also need to be smart about using urban design, transit, and shared mobility to reduce the amount of driving from all vehicles. However, a recent U.S. News & World Report article puts EVs in a false competition with these other strategies, while also repeating myths about the environmental impacts of EVs.
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Trucks and Buses: The Next Frontier in Electric Vehicles

, vehicles analyst

Today, I am happy to announce the release of a new report that UCS co-authored with The Greenlining Institute on heavy-duty electric trucks and buses in California. Read more >

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New Chevy Bolt a Leap Forward in Affordable Clean Driving

, senior engineer, Clean Vehicles

General Motors just released the EPA fuel economy data for their upcoming Chevrolet Bolt. The battery-electric car will get an estimated 238 miles per charge, considerably more than many expected and also greater than Tesla’s estimates for their future Model 3 sedan. Read more >

David Reichmuth
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New Survey Finds Californians Very Interested in Electric Cars

, senior engineer, Clean Vehicles

California has been the leader in EV sales over the last five years, and a new survey helps explain some of the reasons why. Last month we, along with Consumers Union, commissioned a survey of California and Northeast drivers and the results are in. Read more >

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Do Electric Cars Work in Cold Weather? Get the Facts…

, senior engineer, Clean Vehicles

All cars (both gasoline and electric) have lower fuel efficiencies at colder temperatures, decreasing how far the vehicle can travel without refueling. Read more >

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