Paris and Oxford plan to ban polluting cars — and mayors worldwide are paying attention

Paris policymakers want to ban all gasoline and diesel-powered cars from the City of Light by 2030. City council members in Oxford, England are pursuing a similar measure, with a plan to make their city the first zero-emission city in Britain by 2035. The proposals represent a bold policy approach to reducing carbon emissions and […]

In push towards electric cars, batteries and fuel cells both in the mix

As electric vehicles come into the mainstream, tech enthusiasts are watching closely to see whether batteries or hydrogen fuel cells become the dominant power source for the cars of the future. But both technologies have asserted their value to automakers and can even work in concert, according to a Cornell University expert. Paul Mutolo, director […]

Electric cars may up demand for power, but renewables are poised to benefit

Auto giant General Motors announced Monday it is taking a deep dive into the electric vehicle market — unveiling two new electric models in 2018 and 18 more by 2023. This boost in the number of electric cars will increase demand for power, but signals a bright future for renewable forms of energy like wind and solar, […]

Low voltage: Electric vehicle sales do not match the hype

Art Wheaton, an automotive industry expert at the Worker Institute at Cornell University, reacts to lagging electric-drive vehicle sales in a growing automotive industry. Wheaton says: “The sales of electric vehicles have not lived up to the hype. Gas prices have stabilized and even decreased slightly in some markets. Toyota has ended its joint ventures […]