Although cold weather impacts electric vehicles, the real question is whether that impact matters. To find out, I interviewed UCS members who drive electric vehicles in frigid places across the U.S. Here’s what they said. Read more >
March 8, 2016 12:12 PM EDT
August 28, 2014 10:17 AM EDT
As someone who works to make our cars, trucks, and transportation systems cleaner, I get a lot of questions toward what sort of vehicle I think people should buy. My answer is always, it depends.
September 19, 2013 12:45 PM EDT
Earlier this month I had the privilege of attending the 246th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition. This event provided an opportunity for chemists to collectively geek out about non-oxidative conversions, triazollium-based ionic liquids, and rhodium catalysts — for example — and for chemical supply companies to showcase contraptions that jostled, stirred, shook, rotated, inverted, injected, and swirled chemical compounds. This all made very little sense to me as a non-chemist, though I came close to purchasing a turbo vortex evaporator, just to say I own one, but please don’t ask me what it does.
What made sense to me as a transportation policy analyst, however, was the amazing potential of these studies and equipment to dynamically impact our transportation future, especially when it comes to hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) — a technology that is a piece of our plan to cut projected U.S. oil use in half over the next 20 years. Read more >