It’s not a widely remembered fact, but up until 1910 or so, upwards of 80% of the automobiles on the road in the United States were powered by electricity or steam, not petroleum-derived fuels. Of course, driven by a significant reduction in the price of motor fuels, combined with the invention of the electric starter […]
Our economy – and our citizens – rely upon long-distance road transport. This dependence leads us to a crossroads: do we continue to focus on fuel, or do we respond with a sustainable, soon-to-be-scalable electric alternative? Around the world, electric vehicles continue to rise in popularity and necessity. In the face of this growth, we […]
Headlines about sustainability in transportation typically revolve around the fuel source. Will EVs replace gas-powered engines? What are hydrogen and natural gas’ roles in this? While auto manufacturers are changing how vehicles run, they are also trying to change how vehicles are made. Spurred by regulations and pushes from investors and consumers, auto manufacturers are […]
Just when you thought Amazon might have access to enough modern toys, the mega company has tapped automaker Rivian to produce a large fleet of innovative, electric deliver vans over the next several years. The first 10,000 of these new battery-powered cruising vessels are scheduled to be on the road by the end of 2022. […]
China is by far the single largest electric vehicle (EV) market in the world. Chinese battery-powered vehicles make up around 42% of the global fleet, with over 5.8 million cumulative EVs sold – followed by the EU with 31% and the U.S. with 16%. But everything from the types of vehicles sold to the ways […]
There are over 10 million passenger electric vehicles (EVs) on the road today. That number is expected to rise dramatically, up to 145 million by 2030.
Growing customer demand and market penetration aren’t the only factors driving the increasing numbers of electric vehicles (EVs) across the world. EVs charging faster and driving further is encouraging governments in many countries to incentivize the production and adoption of EVs.
The advancements in clean transportation technology the past few years have been incredible. Electric vehicles have become widely commercially available; medium- and heavy-duty fleets are adopting alternative fuels and battery-electric vehicles (BEVs); and companies like Amazon and UPS are using driverless electric vehicles for last-mile deliveries.