Colorado adopts California electric vehicle mandate

For months, Colorado lawmakers and businesses have taken sides at a figurative continental divide—and not far from the real one—over whether (and how) the state might join California’s Zero Emissions Vehicle program and its corresponding electric-car mandate. We now have an answer. The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission has…

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Hydrogen fuel-cell e-bike claiming longer range, quick refueling

Before the Toyota Mirai, the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, and the Hyundai Nexo faced off with the current crop of electric cars, there was a hydrogen fuel-cell e-bike—the Alpha, which also demonstrated that with hydrogen it could go farther than battery-boosted e-bikes. Now France’s Pragma Industries has introduced Alpha2.0, a new version…

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Charging stations now outnumber gas stations in Britain

It’s not unusual to hear people wave off the change to fully electric to when EV chargers are as plentiful as gas stations, and when vehicle charging can be done, in a pinch, in nearly the same time. One side of that equation has already arrived—in the UK. According to Nissan UK, there are about…

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States, Cities sue EPA over Clean Power Plan rollback

The power grid that electric vehicles plug into will get cleaner over time. But depending on where you are, the rate at which it cleans up could have a lot to do with something that’s headed to the courts. A lawsuit filed Tuesday by 22 states and seven cities, in the United States Court of…

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2019 Audi E-tron is first EV to earn Top Safety Pick+ award

With results announced Wednesday, the 2019 Audi E-tron is the first fully electric vehicle to be named a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. To be a Top Safety Pick+ award, vehicles must achieve top “Good” ratings in small overlap frontal, moderate overlap frontal, side impact, roof strength, and head…

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Domino’s expands e-bike deliveries with nationwide program

Delivering pizzas in big, aging passenger cars is the norm in many neighborhoods in the nation, and it’s wasteful. In most of those locales, there’s a solid fair-weather alternative to firing up the engine (or taking the electric car) for another delivery just a mile or two away: e-bikes. Domino’s tested the use of e-bikes…

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