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Why is the Transition to Clean Cars by 2035 Critical? To Avoid Worsening Impacts of Climate Change and Air Pollution

, Senior vehicles engineer

California is already seeing the impact of climate change, with droughts, heat waves, and of course the unprecedented wildfires seen this summer. If the state follows through on the recent announcement from California’s Governor Newsom setting a target of 100% zero emission new car sales by 2035 and other states and countries follow, we can avoid even worse impacts of climate change. Read more >

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Electric AVs being tested by Cruise Automation frequently pass by my home in San Francisco. Photo: Don Anair

Self-Driving Cars Need to be Steered in a Climate-Smart Direction

, research and deputy director, Clean Vehicles

The roving autonomous vehicles on the streets of San Francisco are one of the frequent reminders on my daily commute that our transportation system is changing. But will self-driving cars be good or bad for climate change?

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Photo: Don Anair
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A Waymo self-driving car on the road in Mountain View, CA, making a left turn. CC-BY-2.0 (Wikicommons).

How Important is it for Self-Driving Cars to be Electric?

, Senior vehicles engineer

The rapid development of self-driving technology has raised many important questions such as the safety of automated vehicles (AVs) and how they could radically alter transportation systems. These are critical questions, but AVs also have the potential to result in significant changes to the global warming emissions from personal transportation. Read more >

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Everyone can see what gasoline costs, but how much does electricity cost for recharging an electric car? Photo: Tewy CC BY 2.5 Wikimedia)

How Much Does it Cost to Charge an Electric Car in Your City?

, Senior vehicles engineer

Most drivers know how much it costs to fill the tank with gasoline. It’s hard to miss the glowing numbers at the corner station.  But how much does it cost to recharge an electric car? And how much money do EVs  save drivers compared to gasoline-powered cars? To help answer these questions, our new report, “Going From Pump to Plug,” looks at the price of recharging an EV at home in the fifty largest cities in the US, as well at public charging stations. Read more >

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Chevy Bolt featured in the 2016 LA Autoshow. Photo: Dave Reichmuth

Will Automakers Walk the Talk on EVs? Four Things to Look for at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

, Senior vehicles engineer

I’ll be attending this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show to check out the latest and greatest in vehicle technology. While the flashy presentations of the automakers will certainly grab attention, I’ll be looking for EVs and fuel efficiency technologies. Read more >

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