Electrify America selects Long Beach and the Wilmington neighborhood of Los Angeles for $25M investment

Green Car Congress

Electrify America selected Long Beach and the Wilmington neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles as its second “Green City” investment. The company previously announced this recommendation as part of its broader plan to invest $200 million in California Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure and education programs in the state over the next 30 months. The Green City investment focuses on projects with strong potential to have lasting positive impacts on the local community.

Monitoring shows plumes of carcinogenic formaldehyde in neighborhoods along Houston’s Ship Channel

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Air pollution monitoring by the Houston Health Department in 2019 and 2020 recorded levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, along the Houston Ship Channel that pose potential health risks to surrounding neighborhoods. Experts have known for decades that the neighborhoods along the Houston Ship Channel face increased cancer risk from a toxic mixture of air pollutants from industry and traffic.

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Neighborhood Electric Cars

Electric Cars are for Girls

Neighborhood electric cars like the Zenn, high-speed three-wheeled electric cars, and low-speed electric vehicles all fit here

Tesla’s solar neighborhood in Austin could help TX learn if renewables are viable

Teslarati

The project aims to build the first Tesla Solar neighborhood, making a sustainable residential community. The Tesla Solar neighborhood was provisionally named SunHouse at Easton Park.

OSU study: Low-income, black neighborhoods still hit hard by air pollution

Green Car Congress

Disease-causing air pollution remains high in pockets of America, particularly those where many low-income and African-American people live, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in New York.

Neighborhood Electric Vehicle: Dead or Alive?

Electric Cars are for Girls

Does the neighborhood electric vehicle have a place in today's high-speed electric car world? I think it does, and even has the potential to save lives

Electrifying Chicago’s Urban Residential Neighborhoods: 3 New Community Chargers

EV Match

John’s Episcopal Church in Chicago’s Old Irving Park neighborhood. 3 New Community Electric Vehicle Chargers in Chicago. We at EVmatch envision a distributed, equitable, and carbon-free energy economy that is not only available for those with money and resources, but for everyone.

Researchers Ask: If We Build Walkable Neighborhoods, Will People Walk?

Green Car Congress

A team at the University of Alberta (Canada) is studying the factors that influence the decisions made by key stakeholders involved in neighborhood development. Researcher Marianne Clark in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation interviewed 17 stakeholders in neighborhood development, including public health and municipal employees, city councilors, and private sector stakeholders including land developers and food retailers.

Episode Of 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' Features Electric Cars

Green Car Reports

Fred Rogers covered many topics on his eponymous children's television show, and it turns out one of them was electric cars. Mister Rogers" test drove an electric car during an episode that originally aired in 1981. That was a long time before the rise of modern electric cars and substantial public charging networks, but there was still some. Television plug-in cars kids Children

The Net-Zero Neighborhood: Advanced Energy Storage and Highly Efficient Photovoltaics Take Transportation Off the Gasoline Grid and Residential Off the Electric Grid

Green Car Congress

In a special presentation yesterday at the “ Beyond Lithium Ion: Computational Perspectives ” conference held at Argonne National Laboratory, Dr. Gil Weigand of Oak Ridge National Laboratory outlined his vision of a critical solution to the energy, climate and ensuing national security threats facing the US: the Net-Zero Neighborhood (NZN). The Net-Zero Neighborhood. Net-Zero Neighborhoods. An Energy Plan Only A Scientist Could Love or Net-Zero Neighborhoods or ?

UK Auto Industry Backs Diesel After Parking Surcharge In London Neighborhood

Green Car Reports

Diesel cars have dominated Europe for decades, but recently a major backlash against them has started to brew. Politicians and advocacy groups in several European countries are taking strong steps to limit or eliminate older, dirtier diesels, over concerns of negative health effects from their particulate emissions. MORE: UK Official Says. Green Europe London UK air pollution diesel particulate filter (DPF) emissions transportation policy

Polaris Updates GEM Low-Speed Electric Vehicles

Green Car Reports

Fitting into the class of "neighborhood electric vehicles," GEM products feature all-electric powertrains, but aren't substantial enough to be used in all circumstances that highway-capable cars. neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars PolarisThe company GEM has specialized in small, low-speed electric vehicles for more than 15 years; at one point during its life it was even owned by Chrysler.

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Will Electric Cars Destroy Your Neighborhood Power Grid? No, But.

Green Car Reports

Over the next 12 months, carmakers will introduce several new plug-in electric vehicles. One question that's frequently asked of GreenCarReports.com--and many others too: Does recharging electric cars pose a threat to the electricity grid? The 2010 Fisker Karma and the 2011 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrids, among other electric-drive vehicles, are

Is An Electric Scoot Quad (Nee Renault Twizy) Car-Sharing's Urban Future?

Green Car Reports

Car Sharing neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) san francisco plug-in cars Startups 2012 Renault TwizyIn San Francisco, driving a bight-red tandem two-seat electric Renault Twizy gets you noticed--by everyone from sweet little old ladies to skate punks. Even on Castro Street. On Halloween. We spent a weekend with the low-speed electric vehicle, which is just being added to the Scoot Networks fleet of electric scooters on a test basis. DON'T MISS.

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Tesla Not Disruptive, Future Is Tiny Electric 'Golf Carts': Harvard Scholar

Green Car Reports

Future Cars research neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) Tesla Motors plug-in carsFriday's the day we use for the stranger and more oddball stories in our lineup, and one of the more unusual we've seen in a while comes from Harvard University. It's an article--actually a handful of articles--covering research by a scholar of "disruption" who argues that Silicon Valley startup carmaker Tesla Motors isn't disruptive. Instead, he.

India's new four-door Mahindra Reva e2o electric car to be exported

Green Car Reports

India Mahindra neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars revaIndian automaker Mahindra is little known in the U.S., but it is one of the larger players in its home market. Mahindra's Indian-market lineup is mostly made up of trucks and SUVs, but it also sells the tiny Reva e2o electric car. It recently unveiled a new four-door hatchback version, called the e2o Plus, that will be sold alongside the existing.

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China Built 25,000 Electric Cars & Plug-In Hybrids In June Alone

Green Car Reports

China sales neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars New Energy VehicleThe Chinese vehicle market is now the world's largest, and has been for a few years now. And the country's government-industrial complex has ambitious plans to dominate global production of plug-in electric vehicles, both for reasons of competitiveness and as one effort to start to reduce its endemic and hazardous air pollution. DON'T MISS: Will.

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Wheego Electric Cars Fade From Market; China Is The Future, Company Says

Green Car Reports

Wheego Whip neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Wheego Electric Cars Wheego LiFeWith hundreds of thousands of plug-in electric cars from established automakers (and Tesla) on North American roads, most earlier startup carmakers have now largely faded away. One is Wheego Electric Cars, which took the same approach as Coda: Adapt a Chinese-built vehicle with a battery pack and electric running gear installed in the U.S. Wheego.

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China to regulate, rein in low-speed electric cars used in rural areas

Green Car Reports

China neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars transportation policyChina overtook the U.S. last year to become the world's largest market for electric cars. But a large portion of the vehicles included in Chinese new-car sales tallies are low-speed electric vehicles that would not meet U.S. standards for highway-capable cars. Now Chinese regulators are paying more attention to these vehicles. CHECK OUT: China To.

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BrightDrop joins University of Washington’s Urban Freight Lab, startups to launch sustainable last-mile delivery hub in Seattle

Green Car Congress

GM’s BrightDrop ( earlier post ) is collaborating with the University of Washington’s Urban Freight Lab (UFL), The City of Seattle, and tech and delivery companies, AxleHire, Coaster Cycles and REEF, to launch one of the nation’s first zero operating-emissions, last-mile neighborhood delivery hubs.

Renault Twizy low-speed electric car comes to Canada

Green Car Reports

Renault Canada neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars Quebec 2012 Renault TwizyThe Renault Twizy has always been an unusual vehicle, the sole low-speed electric vehicle to carry the brand of a major global automaker. Sold in a number of European countries, it's been tested here and there in North America. To date, the only way to experience a Twizy has been to rent one from San Francisco's Scoot Network, which is offering.

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Life with Renault Twizy: electric bopping around Bermuda

Green Car Reports

Renault neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) 2012 Renault TwizyI well remember the first time I saw a Renault Twizy. Wandering along the Champs Elysees in Paris in the spring of 2012, I happened upon a Renault showroom hosting an electric car extravaganza. Amid flashing lights, blasting techno music, and vamping supermodels sat a couple of Renault Zoes, the then-new electric subcompact. DON'T MISS: Is An.

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Cue Kandi Store Jokes: Small Electric Car Goes On Sale In China

Green Car Reports

China neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars New Energy Vehicle Kandi Technologies Group operates a car-sharing service in China that dispenses electric cars from vending machines. But now it plans to move into retail sales. So it looks like the Kandi Machine will soon be followed by the Kandi Store. Amid booming electric-car sales in China, Kandi will reportedly move beyond simply renting its small electric.

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China To Top U.S. Electric-Car Sales? Why Stats Don't Compare

Green Car Reports

China sales neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) New car sales plug-in cars new energy vehicles Not all electric vehicles are created the same--and that''s an important point to keep in mind when you read stories about how China''s electric-car market is set to overtake that of the U.S. Last year, roughly 118,000 battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars were sold in the U.S. In China, monthly electric-car sales passed those of the U.S.

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GreenTech Auto shutters its doors, closes Mississippi factory

Green Car Reports

China neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars Startups GreenTech AutomotiveThe harsh reality of high costs and the inexorable heft of the auto industry have claimed another electric-car startup. GreenTech Automotive opened a plant in Mississippi in 2014, first saying it would manufacture a small, two-seat electric vehicle called the MyCar there. It later struck a deal with Chinese automaker JAC Motors to develop an.

Biden right-to-repair action could benefit Tesla owners, EV economy

Green Car Reports

Yet Tesla's policies can prevent neighborhood garages from doing diagnostics or standard repairs. It doesn't take long at all on the social media platform of your choice to find someone who's happy with Tesla's cars but upset about their service experience.

The Creative Greenius Solution To Tiny Town’s Drunk & Disorderly Problems

Creative Greenius

CREATIVE GREENIUS TO THE RESCUE ONCE AGAIN: Fortunately Your Friendly Neighborhood Creative Greenius Fires Up The Obvious And Best Solution In this New Video Commentary.

The Greenius Gets His Hands Dirty

Creative Greenius

Charles heads up the Old Torrance Neighborhood Association and yesterday I read in my local paper, an item headlined, “Volunteers needed for clean up day.&#. And when you go to someone else’s neighborhood to do it you get to make some new friends and lend an unexpected hand to folks who always appreciate it and make you feel wonderful about donating just a couple of hours of your time. The historic and still delicous Fosters Freeze of Old Town Torrance.

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Ford reveals E-Transit electric vans for $45,000, ready to scale up

Green Car Reports

Ford Thursday morning revealed a vehicle that could make a difference in cities and neighborhoods all around the U.S.—and —and it’s probably not one that might get you or the family around.

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San Diego, Parking Reforms Work for Climate & Small Biz

EV Obssesion

San Diego has quickly emerged as a leader when it comes to sensible updates to zoning rules that shape city neighborhoods. Since 2019, the City has adopted two key policies that will help its neighborhoods become more affordable, inclusive […].

Study suggests elevated air pollution could diminish health benefits of living in walkable communities

Green Car Congress

The benefits of living in a walkable neighborhood could be diminished by increased exposure to traffic-related air pollution, suggests a study led by St. million adults from 15 Ontario municipalities, challenges the notion that living in walkable neighborhoods always improves overall health and well-being. Notes: all probabilities are adjusted for age, sex, ethnicity, immigration history, neighborhood income, and number of co-morbidities.

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Electric shuttles to start service in south Sacramento

Green Car Congress

SacRT began piloting the service in February 2018 in partnership with the Franklin Neighborhood Development Corporation using compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles.

Biden plots all-electric fleet, Shell drills into EV charging, electric pickups entice: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

An oil giant is getting in on EV charging at the neighborhood level. Biden is plotting an all-electric, American-made future for the federal government’s fleets. And many pickup shoppers say they’ll consider fully electric—if the price is right.

Guest Blog: How Massachusetts cities & towns are leading our transition to clean energy

Green Energy Consumers

As mayors representing a diverse group of communities across Massachusetts, we are in a unique position to be on the front lines of how the big global issues manifest from block to block in our neighborhoods.

2021 Independence Day EV Count Results

Plug in America

Every year during the 4th of July weekend, Plug In America supporters take a stroll around their neighborhoods to count how many all-electric and plug-in hybrids they can spot. The results of the 2021 Independence Day EV Count are in!

Guest Option: How Massachusetts cities & towns are leading our transition to clean energy

Green Energy Consumers

As mayors representing a diverse group of communities across Massachusetts, we are in a unique position to be on the front lines of how the big global issues manifest from block to block in our neighborhoods.

BrightDrop Joins University of Washington’s Urban Freight Lab, Tech Startups to Launch Sustainable Last-Mile Delivery Hub in Seattle

EV Obssesion

DETROIT – BrightDrop has collaborated with the University of Washington’s Urban Freight Lab (UFL), The City of Seattle, and tech and delivery companies, AxleHire, Coaster Cycles and REEF, to launch one of the nation’s first zero operating-emissions, last-mile neighborhood delivery hubs.

Anaheim Transportation Network receives $5M to further all-electric transit operation; partners with AMPLY Power

Green Car Congress

Operating as the flagship program of the Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN), Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART) and Free Rides Around the Neighborhood (FRAN) is a network of interchangeable transit and microtransit routes with service to more than 70 stops in-and-around Anaheim and Orange County.

Forget light poles, British firm to build chargers from cable boxes

Green Car Reports

The company, which owns Virgin Media, plans to start a pilot project using Virgin Media's cables and trenches that run to thousands of neighborhoods around Britain. The future of electric-car charging may be down in the trenches. At least British broadband provider Liberty Global hopes so. Since they already have power, Liberty Global says they. charging

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Robomart launches in West Hollywood

Green Car Congress

For this launch, Robomart has partnered with REEF, the largest operator of mobility and logistics hubs and neighborhood kitchens in North America, to manage product stocking, tagging, scanning, integrity and replenishment.

Amazon’s Rivian electric trucks, 2021 RAV4 Hybrid, EV ownership costs: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Amazon shows the electric truck that’s delivering to neighborhoods around the U.S. Ownership-cost advantages for EVs are greater for SUVs and pickups. And Toyota broadens the RAV4 Hybrid lineup to help make hybrids the norm. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The retail and logistics giant Amazon has revealed the look of the. Today in Car News

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Electric Circuit adding 4,500 new charging stations in Québec by 2028; Hydro-Québec assistance up to $12k per station

Green Car Congress

Charging stations must meet one of the following charging needs: Overnight charging in neighborhoods where electric vehicle owners do not have access to private outdoor outlets; or.

Bollinger Motors unveils DELIVER-E all-electric delivery van

Green Car Congress

Our DELIVER-E van gives commercial fleets the power to go green and save on ownership costs, while neighborhoods will benefit from a reduction in air and noise pollution. Bollinger Motors has unveiled its DELIVER-E all-electric delivery van concept.

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