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Cold-weather EV range: Polar Vortex, AAA, local news paint a bleak picture; don't panic!

Cold-weather EV range: Polar Vortex, AAA, local news paint a bleak picture; don't panic!

If you plan to drive an EV in winter weather you’ll need to charge more often to avoid “being stranded by a dead battery.” So sums AAA about its report on electric vehicle range, released this past week, which resulted in a very useful data set underscoring the reality of how EV... read more

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EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler

EPA adds climate skeptic to science board

Science at the EPA has been a topic of much debate, and a lot of turmoil since President Trump took office. In that way, the addition of eight new members to the agency's... read more February 1, 2019 by


 
2019 Ford F-150

Ford Mustang Hybrid, wind power, EPA holdups, American electrics: Today's Car News

Wind power is expected become America's top renewable energy source in 2019. The recent government shutdown may have held up the sale of some new fuel-efficient... read more January 28, 2019 by


 
Exhaust emissions from tailpipe [photo: Simone Ramella, 2005, used under Creative Commons 2.0]

Shutdown has held up EPA certification, new vehicle introductions

Now that the government has reopened after a 35-day shutdown, EPA employees are going back to work facing a backlog. Toward the end of the shutdown last week, executives at... read more January 28, 2019 by


 
Rivian R1T electric pickup concept

Electric pickups, Byton tech, battery business, EV affordability: The Week in Reverse

Which company is looking for new battery suppliers outside the U.S.? What upcoming electric car is not designed to drive but to ride in? This is our look back at the Week In... read more January 26, 2019 by


 
Smokestacks pollution air quality

EPA enforcement efforts slide 85 percent under Trump administration

Not only do polluters have lower standards to meet under the Trump administration, they may not really have to meet those standards at all. That's the conclusion of a new... read more January 25, 2019 by


 
Volkswagen turbodiesels await their fate near Pikes Peak International Raceway in Colorado Springs

Colorado takes first step toward California electric-vehicle mandate

Electric cars aren't just for the coasts anymore. Colorado took its first step Thursday toward becoming the 10th state to follow California's zero-emissions vehicle mandate... read more January 18, 2019 by


 
Audi PB18 e-tron concept

Tesla drops 75Ds, Nissan Leaf Plus, EPA head, peak internal-combustion: Today's Car News

We look at what sets the Nissan Leaf Plus apart. President Trump nominates Andrew Wheeler as EPA chief. And analysts report that the world may already have reached peak sales... read more January 10, 2019 by


 
EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler

Trump nominates coal-lobbyist Wheeler to head EPA

In the midst of a government shutdown, President Donald Trump formally nominated Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to head the agency on Wednesday. Wheeler is a former... read more January 10, 2019 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3

Tesla updates, Hyundai Nexo, Polestar, VW fast charging: The Week in Reverse

Which new fuel-cell car just went to its first customer in California? What emissions rule did the EPA loosen this week? This is our look back at the Week In... read more January 6, 2019 by


 
EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler

Trump relaxes coal emissions standards (again) over holiday week

For the second time in a month, the Trump administration has rolled back emissions restrictions on coal-fired power plants. Early in December, the EPA announced a new... read more January 2, 2019 by


 
2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC

Rivian fast charging, Volkswagen electrics, Trump vs GM: The Week in Reverse

Which upcoming electric car has a battery pack engineered to be upgraded to 800 volts? What company plans to do more serious marketing of electric cars' strengths? This is... read more December 22, 2018 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars outside dealership    [photo: Patrick Reid]

Study finds what Trump is missing about fuel economy: Poor people don't buy new cars

Rising fuel economy standards make driving more affordable for low-income households, not less as the Trump administration argues, according to a new study by the Consumer... read more December 19, 2018 by


 
Exhaust emissions from tailpipe [photo: Simone Ramella, 2005, used under Creative Commons 2.0]

Oil industry funding supports campaign to roll back fuel-economy rules

A new investigative report by the New York Times has revealed the puppeteer pulling the strings in the Trump administration's efforts to undo fuel-economy and emissions... read more December 14, 2018 by


 
Coal power plant in China

EPA rolls back emissions standards on coal plants

On Thursday, EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a new rule that will allow coal-fired power plants to emit more than 35 percent more global warming pollution... read more December 10, 2018 by


 
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid  -  First Drive, Santa Barbara CA, Nov. 2019

Plug-in Subaru, Toyota hybrids, changes at the top: The Week in Reverse

Which electric automaker will get a new Chairman? What new model gets the highest gas mileage of any SUV without a plug? This is our look back at the Week In... read more November 24, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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