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Electrifying Ride-Hailing Part 2: How Fast Can Uber and Lyft Electrify?

, research and deputy director, Clean Vehicles

There are three significant changes coming to the market in the next decade that will make the economics of electric car ownership or leasing better for drivers: (1) EV upfront costs are dropping; (2) total cost of ownership is becoming competitive even with hybrids; and (3) on the charging front, deployment of  DC fast charging infrastructure is growing and could accelerate with ride-hailing electrification. Read more >

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Hurricane Irene caused severe damage to roads and homes in Bethel, VT US Fish & Wildlife Service

Why Rural Communities Need Clean Transportation

, former policy analyst

Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire got it exactly backwards when he withdrew New Hampshire from the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) by suggesting that the program is unfair to rural communities.

You know what is really unfair to rural communities? Climate change.

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With Mustang Mach-E, Ford Promises a Big Step Forward in Electric Cars, But We’ll Have to Wait to See If It’s Real

, Senior vehicles engineer

Ford has announced a new electric car, and it looks like it will be an exciting new option for car buyers. This debut is promising news for the transition from gasoline to electricity, and yet it’s also a great example of a significant problem we’re seeing with traditional automakers’ electric vehicle efforts, consumers may have a long wait until they’ll be able to buy one.

The unveiling of a new long-range plug-in car is a step in the right direction. We know that switching from gasoline to electricity is vital to reduce both air pollution and climate-changing emissions. And there’s a lot to like about the Ford Mustang Mach-E.

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How the Oregon Rebate for Electric Cars Works

, Senior policy and legal analyst

The rebate for electric cars in Oregon can save drivers up to $10K, or even more on their next purchase. Find out how to get the rebate, and how it works. Read more >

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Tesla Model 3 vs. Chevy Bolt? What You Need to Know Before Buying an Electric Car

, Senior policy and legal analyst

It’s 90 degrees here in our nation’s capital but it might feel like the winter holiday season to those who reserved a Tesla Model 3. Expected to have a 215-mile range and sticker price of $35,000 (or $27,500 after the federal tax credit), the Model 3 will compete with the similar spec’d Chevy Bolt for the prize of cornering the early majority of electric vehicle owners. Assuming you’re already sold on the benefits of driving on electricity, here are a couple tips for you to consider if you’re prepping for an electric vehicle. Read more >

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