When it comes to policy efforts aimed at promoting electric cars, the focus is usually on private passenger vehicles. But to cut carbon emissions in a meaningful way, policymakers will have to look at other types of vehicles as well. That includes the thousands of cars and light trucks in the municipal fleets of large cities. DON'T MISS: BYD partners with U.S. firm to launch all-electric garbage truck (Nov 2016) Four West Coast cities are now trying to address that with a "potentially record-breaking order" for electric cars, according to E&E News. Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and...
BMW ReachNow car-sharing service offers i3 electric cars in Seattle
BMW re-launches its car-sharing service in the U.S. with a new name and other changes.Stephen Edelstein
Electric Police Cars? Seattle Uses Nissan Leafs For Traffic Enforcement
Seattle will use 28 Nissan Leaf electric cars for traffic enforcement.Stephen Edelstein
Seattle Honda Dealer Adopts Tesla & Apple Sales Elements, Learns Lessons
A Seattle dealer attempts to eliminate haggling, but has trouble adjusting.Stephen Edelstein
Half Of All Electric Cars Are Sold In 5 Cities; Can You Name Them?
Different vehicles appeal to different markets. More than half of all Chevrolet Suburban extra-long full-size sport utility vehicles, for instance, are sold in the state of Texas. So where do plug-in electric cars tend to cluster? Not surprisingly, in progressive regions with activist governments...John Voelcker
Seattle Loves 2011 Nissan Leaf So Much, It Buys 35
Last week we told you how the City of New York had just taken ownership of 50, 2011 Chevrolet Volts in an attempt to green up everything from the NYPD to official departments few will have heard of. Now Seattle has followed suit, with the announcement that the city will be buying 35 all-electric...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
The Pacific Northwest is a remarkably scenic corner of the continental United States. The striking coastal ranges of Washington and Oregon offer dramatic vistas, temperature (if often damp) weather, and dozens of outdoor activities within a few hours' drive. Now those drives can be done in electric cars, courtesy of the country's first scenic byway and tourism route designed specifically for electric cars. Washington State and several businesses together plan to install a series of charging stations along U.S. Route 2, starting in Everett (just outside Seattle) and reaching 120 miles over the...