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NEW LAW ABOUT TO KICK IN By Suzie Romig Pilot & Today Owners of retail businesses and food and drink establishments likely are carefully considering their orders for disposable containers and carryout bags this fall as a statewide ordinance will kick in Jan. 1 to ban carryout plastic bags and...
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New research reveals that even a “mid-transition” to electrified transportation could have outsized health and economic benefits for Black and Latino residents. By Aydali Campa September 20, 2023 Electrifying just 30 percent of all light- and heavy-duty vehicles in the lower Great Lakes region co...
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STATE REBATE State’s income-restricted program is part of goal to put nearly 1 million electric vehicles on the road By Elise Schmelzer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Coloradans with old cars soon will be able to exchange them for money toward the purchase of an electric vehicle as part of a broader ...
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By Jack Ewing, Clifford Krauss and Lisa Friedman The New York Times TETON VILLAGE, Wyo.>> Like many people driving an electric car for the first time, Mikey Marohn had questions: Could he drive hundreds of miles to visit his father without stopping? Where would the chargers be? How did you t...
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Back to school time does not have to mean more plastic. Below are our top 5 tips for starting the school year with as little plastic and waste as possible, Beyond Plastics    1. Invest in Reusable Foodware For Plastic-Free, Zero-Waste Snacks and Lunches   Plastic sandwich bags, pa...
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By Tom Krisher The Associated Press DETROIT>> The U.S. government’s most ambitious plan ever to slash planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions from passenger vehicles faces skepticism both about how realistic it is and whether it goes far enough. The Environmental Protection Agency in April ...
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By Neal E. Boudette The New York Times General Motors is investing tens of billions of dollars to produce new electric vehicles and, it hopes, catch up to Tesla. But those ambitious goals appear distant. This year, the company is struggling to produce a new electric car battery pack meant for the...
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ENVIRONMENT  By Cara Buckley The New York Times Xiulin Ruan, a professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University, didn’t set out to make it into the Guinness World Records when he began trying to make a new type of paint. He had a loftier goal: to cool down buildings without torching the...
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By Raf Casert and Aleksandar Furtula The Associated Press DELFT, Netherlands>> For those seeking to live in the most sustainable way, there now is an afterlife too. A Dutch intrepid inventor is now “growing” coffins by putting mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms, together with hemp fi...
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By Neal E. Boudette The New York Times Not long after buying a Ford E-Transit van for his plumbing business in November, Mitch Smedley sat down with some receipts and a calculator to figure out how much the electric vehicle was saving him on fuel expenses. A few minutes of number crunching showed...
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METRO STARTUP Father, sons focus on installing home charging stations for electric cars By Judith Kohler This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. “I’ve always liked internal combustion engines and I’ve always said there’s nothing like the sound of an American V8.” The declaration by Ron Rooney is a bit unexpecte...
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By Coral Davenport The New York Times WASHINGTON>> The Biden administration is planning some of the most stringent auto pollution limits in the world, designed to ensure that all-electric cars make up as much as 67% of new passenger vehicles sold in the country by 2032, according to two peop...
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  By NITTO TIRE March 07, 2023 at 1:15 AM  To paraphrase Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part II,  "If history has taught me one thing, it's that you can electrify anything." Electrolite here is proof of that. It's the brainchild of Kevin Erickson and his shop, EV Muscle Cars in...
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  U.S. lags behind China, Europe; Colorado among states where EV sales rising quickly By JUDITH KOHLER | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | The Denver Post March 23, 2023 at 6:00 a.m. Based on quicker-than-expected moves to electric vehicles, a leading provider of data and analytics to the energy ind...
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U.S. lags behind China, Europe; Colorado among states where electric car sales rising quickly By Judith Kohler This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Based on quicker-than-expected moves to electric vehicles, a leading provider of data and analytics to the energy industry predicts that electric cars and light-du...
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By Tom Krisher and Mark Thiessen The Associated Press TOK, Alaska>> Alaska’s rugged and frigid interior, where it can get as cold as minus 50 Fahrenheit, is not the place you’d expect to find an electric school bus. But here is Bus No. 50, with a cartoon horse decal on its side, quietly tra...
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  By Melissa Eddy The New York Times Lawmakers for the European Union put an expiration date on the sale of new cars with combustion engines, approving legislation on Tuesday that in effect bans vehicles powered with diesel or gasoline from automobile showrooms beginning in 2035. The law, p...
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This Christmas, ask Santa for an electric leaf blower, mower, or chainsaw. Come summer, we’ll all thank you. The little engines in gas-powered landscaping equipment generate a disproportionate amount of air pollution for their size. A commercial gas-powered blower produces the same amount of ozone-...
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By Judith Kohler This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Aiming to get mileage out of the increasing use of electric vehicles, the Colorado Energy Office is updating its plan to get more of them on the roads. On Thursday, the agency unveiled a draft update with a goal of electrifying a bigger share of medium- and...
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By Daisuke Wakabayashi and Claire Fu © The New York Times Co. Zhang Youping, a Chinese retiree, purchased an all-electric, small SUV from BYD — China’s largest electric vehicle maker — at an auto show for around $20,000 in August, Her family has bought three gas-powered cars in the last decade, bu...
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