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India, the world’s fifth-biggest auto market with a population of 1.3 billion people, is looking to solidify its standing as an electric vehicle superpower with a governmental mandate to sell only electric cars by 2030. The reasons for transitioning to all-electric sales by 2030 are numerous. Indian’s air pollution is worsening at alarming rates, contributing […]

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A Consumers Union spokesman is going to the EPA midterm review hearings today, saying that Americans want better fuel economy and that the EPA’s cost of improved economy might be 40 percent too high. The Consumers Union, the policy and lobbying side of Consumer Reports, sent spokesperson Jack Barnett to speak at today’s EPA hearing […]

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The big news for the environment today is whether or not President Trump is planning on pulling the U.S. from the Paris accord or not. But what is the Paris Accord, and what does it mean to withdraw? Let’s take a look. The Paris Accord was an agreement negotiated within the UN Framework Convention on […]

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The message from scientists last week during a climate change conference was clear and unequivocal: the need to further reduce greenhouse gases is critical and changes must be implemented without delay. The Our Common Future Under Climate Change conference was hosted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Attended by almost 2,000 […]

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Part 2 of a multi-part series. On Tuesday this week Toyota’s world premiere began in Tokyo for its Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) concept which foreshadows a global production version set for a 2015 launch. Contrary to reports predicting the U.S. won’t see it until 2016, plans for select U.S. regions do begin in 2015, Toyota […]

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Pledging to cooperate in making their states as hospitable as possible to zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), governors from eight states yesterday agreed toward a goal of 3.3-million electric cars on their roads by 2025 with an eye toward 2050 greenhouse gas emission targets. “[A]cccelerating the ZEV market is a critical strategy for achieving our goals to […]

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