UK Government Funded Climate Think Tank Demands Peak Cars by 2030

According to the Institute of Public Policy Research, even Electric Vehicles are not green enough to permit unfettered growth in car ownership.

The Great Covid-19 Bicycle Shortage

Commuters seem to have lost their enthusiasm for being squished into a poorly ventilated box with suspiciously unhealthy looking fellow strangers. The resulting rush for healthier alternatives has triggered an…

ABC Tests an Electric Vehicle in the Australian Countryside

Works great, providing you can afford the expense, don’t hit a strong headwind, and enjoy the adventure of exploring country towns while waiting for a recharge.

In Defence of Plug-in Hybrids

The greens (Transport and Environment and Greenpeace) are now attacking plug-in hybrids, and calling for them to be banned, saying “false claims of lower emissions are a ploy by car…

The FAA Just Approved Amazon Delivery Drones

The FAA just approved Amazon to deliver packages by drone across the United States. But a small scale drone trial in Australia caused such a noise nuisance locals threatened to…

There aren’t enough batteries to electrify all cars — focus on trucks and buses instead

Road transportation is a major consumer of fossil fuels, contributing 16 per cent of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, which warm up the Earth’s atmosphere and cause changes to the…

Coronavirus accelerates the trend of declining US transit ridership

Buses, trains, streetcars, and ferry boats transport more than 27 million people each day in the United States. But U.S. public transit ridership has been declining for the last five…

The Dirty Secrets of “Clean” Electric Vehicles

The widespread view that fossil fuels are “dirty” and renewables such as wind and solar energy and electric vehicles are “clean” has become a fixture of mainstream media and policy…

EV obsession may catch UK automotive ‘sleeping at the wheel’, says Cambria boss

Cambria Automobiles chief executive Mark Lavery has urged his car retail colleagues to lobby Government over an all-out push to Electric Vehicles (EV) which risks catching UK automotive “sleeping at…

Covid-19 Fears Spur More Cars on Roads, Threatening Air Quality

Officials across the nation are worried that as the coronavirus pandemic persists, commuters will avoidtaking buses and trains, and opt for their cars, potentially leading to dangerous new levels of…

Airlines urge UN aviation body to rethink climate measures

From EURACTIV By Chloé Farand | Climate Home News  Apr 7, 2020 (updated:  Apr 7, 2020) Airlines are putting pressure on the UN to make it easier for them to…

Fear of (everybody else) flying

Air travel worsens climate crisis – unless passengers are climate activists and wealthy elites Guest post by Duggan Flanakin Just over a year ago, newly elected U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez…

Transportation Climate Initiative Request to Comment

Watts Up With That Guest post by Roger Caiazza, I have previously described the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) framework and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This post summarizes my comments…

The mad rush to electric vehicles

Will this be another disaster for consumers? Duggan Flanakin Tesla’s stock market value is already bigger than Ford and General Motors combined, says a report in Forbes magazine. Elon Musk’s…

Do ‘green’ buses pass the performance test?

Do they even pass basic energy, environmental, economic and human rights tests? Guest post Duggan Flanakin Should Americans follow China in a massive commitment to supposedly eco-friendly battery-electric buses (BEBs)?…

Electric Vehicle Sales Fall Despite A Proliferation Of New Models

From CARSCOOPS BY Brad Anderson | Posted on January 25, 2020 As more and more electric vehicles hit the market, it would be reasonable to assume that sales of EVs…

Flooded Tesla charging station in a floodplain that flooded in 2003..

Picture via @megbaynes pic.twitter.com/um2rBmqkd8 — Andrew Revkin 🌎 ✍🏼 🪕 ☮️ (@Revkin) December 22, 2019

Transportation Climate Initiative Update

Guest post by Roger Caiazza On December 17, 2019 the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) hosted a public webinar that invited public input on “a new draft proposal for a…

California Takes Drastic Step Towards Reducing Emissions

From oilprice.com By Irina Slav – Nov 18, 2019, 11:30 AM CST California state agencies will stop buying gas-powered vehicles from a number of carmakers after the latter joined the…

$35 Billion: UK Faces Huge Loss From Electric Vehicle Adoption

From Oilprice.com Jon LeSage – Oct 12, 2019, 4:00 PM CDT If Great Britain keeps its commitment to switch over its vehicles to electric by 2050, the government will see…

Tesla Rolls Out Smart Summon Feature

Soday 1 with V10 Smart Summon was working beautifully. But someone didn’t notice my M3 and made a front bumper damage. We will claim our insurances but who’s fault do…

Northeast United States Transportation Climate Initiative Draft Framework

Guest post by Roger Caiazza On October 1, 2019 the Georgetown Climate Center announced that the framework for a draft regional Transportation Climate Initiative policy to reduce greenhouse gas pollution…

Some Chinese Electric Cars Are ‘Simply Worthless’: Industry Body

From CX Tech By Dave Yin / Sep 27, 2019 06:40 PM / Business & Tech Photo: VCG It’s “inevitable” that China’s electric cars have little resale value and some…

Trump Touts Decision To End California’s Ability To Set Its Own Emission Rules

From The Daily Caller Chris White Tech Reporter September 18, 2019 12:08 PM ET President Donald Trump announced Wednesday his move to end California’s authority to craft emission regulations that…