Animated map of EV charging stations shows huge dead zones around the country

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Electric vehicles are clearly the future, but their mass adoption is somewhat hindered by infrastructure rollout—namely, the charging stations that drivers need to keep them powered, especially on long cross-country trips.

But data compiled from geographic information systems firm Esri shows that some areas of the United States are doing better than others when it comes to charging stations. Using data from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center, Esri has made an interactive map that shows the charging stations along major U.S. interstate routes that are over 1,000 miles long.

As Biden plans EV charger rollout, location questions take the fore

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Cities are placing charging stations in under-resourced neighborhoods. The efforts could guide state plans that must meet equity goals to qualify for federal funds.

The Airstream eStream concept: An electrifying promise for the future of travel and adventure

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With groundbreaking technology, advanced aerodynamics, and the ability to go farther and stay longer off grid than any Airstream before it, the eStream Concept Travel Trailer is a vision for how we’ll hit the road in the coming years.

Do we need roads that charge cars? Detroit thinks so

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Israeli startup Electreon hopes to start a trend by building a mile of wireless chargers under a Michigan street.

Electric vehicles are far better than gas-powered vehicles but not a magic bullet, analysis shows

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Since the current electric vehicle (EV) boom started, there have been arguments about how much cleaner EVs are in comparison to internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEV). The claims are, “Making the batteries is dirty!” or, “The electricity is made from burning coal!” This Treehugger has argued many times that if you account for the embodied carbon—or the upfront carbon emissions released from making the materials and building the vehicle—they still have a significant carbon footprint.

Now, a new study from the Yale School of the Environment published in Nature Communications looks at all the data, the full life cycle of EVs, and finds EVs have significantly lower life cycle carbon than ICEV—far lower than previously thought.

N.C. governor’s climate order marks a turning point on transportation

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Gov. Roy Cooper this month announced a slate of new climate and equity pledges, including a commitment to get 1.25 million plug-in electric vehicles on the road by 2030 and to eliminate most fossil fuel vehicles by 2050.

EPA: New mail-delivery fleet needs more electric vehicles

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A U.S. Postal Service plan to replace its huge fleet of mail-delivery trucks has too few electric vehicles and falls short of President Joe Biden’s goals to address climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday.

Inside Clean Energy: Batteries got cheaper in 2021. So how close are we to EVs that cost less than gasoline vehicles?

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Despite inflation concerns, EVs remain on a path for price parity with gasoline models.

‘A long way to go’: How ConEd, Xcel and 4 other utilities are helping cities meet big EV goals

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From New York City to Los Angeles, cities and utilities face cost, land and grid challenges in their efforts to electrify transportation systems.

White House unveils EV charging action plan, prepares network rollout guidance for cities, states

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The White House on Monday unveiled an EV Charging Action Plan that sketches out how federal agencies will coordinate on the development of a national network of 500,000 electric vehicle chargers.

The action plan establishes a Joint Office of Energy and Transportation, coordinated by the Department of Energy and the Department of Transportation, aiming to provide stakeholders with a harmonized approach and single point of contact for charging resources.

The new joint office will be critical to facilitating a smooth and equitable rollout of taxpayer funded infrastructure, said EV advocates. “Too often, localities and other stakeholders can’t easily access federal funding because of difficult grant application processes,” Zero Emission Transportation Association spokesman Daniel Zotos said in an email.