Advocates in Minnesota agree that electric vehicle owners should help pay for roads, but raise questions about the fairness of a new $75 fee intended to offset lost gasoline tax revenue.
Advocates pushing to expand electric vehicle adoption across the Midwest are “a little disappointed” in the selection of U.S. cities to receive funding for EV infrastructure under last year’s Volkswagen settlement.
A coalition of six Midwest clean energy groups are seeking a share of $1.2 billion allocated for zero-emissions vehicles as part of last year’s settlement in Volkswagen’s emissions-cheating scandal.
Whether purchasing a Tesla is in their future or not, consumers should have the option to make that choice based on their values, needs, and budget, unencumbered by government interference.
Faced with a “chicken-and-egg” scenario of electric car adoption, a Kansas City utility has invested heavily in a public charging network. So far, it seems to be paying off.
A major investor-owned utility in Michigan is planning to install more than 800 charging stations as part of a $15 million statewide electric vehicle infrastructure program that could make it a leader in the Midwest in pushing EV adoption.
The city of Minneapolis’ goal of reducing emissions 80 percent by 2050 could be met by aggressively electrifying the transportation system and employing a number of building technologies, according to a recent report from Siemens.
A new life-cycle analysis finds that in Minnesota, electric vehicles emit 61 percent fewer greenhouse gases than gasoline-powered automobiles.
While persistently low gasoline prices have cooled interest in plug-in vehicles, a series of events next week aim to recharge interest in electric cars.
Its automotive history may have positioned Michigan as a natural laboratory for advancing the latest in battery storage for cars, but other sectors are pushing the state onto the global energy-storage stage.