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Transitioning the American consumer from gas-powered to electric vehicles is a massive undertaking. Critical to this task is the federal income tax credit for EVs, which attracts consumers and helps offset the higher costs of electric vehicles. However, because credit eligibility expires whe…

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(NAPSI)—Asthma affects more than 24 million people in the U.S., including more than 6 million children, reports the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. In addition, more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year. If any of them is someone you care for, you should know t…

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(NAPSI)—Backyarding—the trend to use the backyard for everything from tele-working to working out to relaxing—has a different purpose for each person. Identifying your backyard’s role in your family’s health and happiness is key to cultivating a purposeful outdoor space customized to your ne…

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Ford and BMW AG have invested $130 million in solid-state battery start-up Solid Power. The announcement comes as automakers strive to find more cost-effective, rechargeable battery solutions for their electric vehicles.

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This week, General Motors announced that it is introducing Ultium Charge 360, an integrated charging solution for electric vehicles (EVs). This solution offers features designed to make it easier for those who own GM’s EVs to recharge their batteries.

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The solid-state battery is a new type of battery that could revolutionize electric vehicles (EVs). Relative to the lithium-ion batteries that are currently used to power EVs, solid-state batteries offer numerous benefits. They are smaller and lighter yet have greater energy density and are m…

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Ford plans to invest $185 million to establish a new battery lab that will propel the brand’s efforts to manufacture its own energy cells for future electric vehicles. This initiative will help the Blue Oval bring battery development in-house. Currently, the company procures its batteries fr…

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In an announcement from Honda’s new global president and CEO, Toshihiro Mibe, Honda revealed plans to sell only fully electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles worldwide by 2040. That makes Honda the latest major automaker to formally declare a move away from the internal combustion engine (I…

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Cadillac's first all-electric vehicle, the 2023 Lyriq SUV, will arrive at dealerships in the first half of 2022 with a price tag that starts at $59,990. The new rear-wheel-drive EV sports a range of over 300 miles and an interior dominated by a 33-inch-diagonal advanced display screen. In ot…

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A renewed sense of energy and movement is afoot in both the public and private sectors to reduce carbon emissions, the primary driver of climate change. The Biden administration is set to announce an aggressive new emissions goal at the 2021 global climate summit that kicks off tomorrow. Man…

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The Shanghai Auto Show is a global showcase of established brands and innovative upstarts from virtually all corners of the automotive world. The show has become an increasingly important venue for future mobility and technology with a greater lean toward electrification than ever.

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(NAPS)—More Americans suffered extended power outages in 2020 than any year since Superstorm Sandy struck the New York area in 2012, according to Generac, owners of Power Outage Central, a real-time outage tracking service that monitors outages throughout the United States.“In 2020, more tha…

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(NAPSI)—Just as people across the country celebrate Earth Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program celebrates all the ways people collectively act to protect the planet from climate change. From switching to renewable energy sources and investing in electric vehicl…

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There’s no question electric vehicles are the future. Most automakers ranging from Acura to Volvo have announced plans to electrify some or all of their vehicle lineups by the end of this decade. But the road they and society will take to get there is not yet fleshed out.

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(StatePoint) Having kids can mean having a lot of stuff, not all of which is made from eco-friendly materials. However, if you’re like many parents, you want your children to have a clean, healthy planet to live in when they grow up. Going green while parenting might sound challenging, but i…

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Based on the same electric vehicle platform as the Volkswagen ID.4 and sized similarly to the Q5 compact SUV, the new 2022 Audi Q4 E-tron and sportier-looking Q4 Sportback E-tron will go on sale by the end of 2021. Audi says the base price will be less than $45,000 before applying federal in…

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As the competition among electric vehicles continues to grow, automakers are looking for new ways to make their EVs more attractive to discerning buyers looking for greater practicality and affordability in a zero-emission vehicle. To that end, Polestar has announced new variants of its elec…

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The coronavirus pandemic sparked changes in consumer spending, and marked a dramatic shift in consumer consideration of battery-electric vehicles (BEV). A new study conducted by OC&C Strategy Consultants finds that the average American car buyer is now more likely than ever before to con…

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Fossil-free steel is an uncommon commodity today. But as automakers and other large corporations take action to reduce their carbon footprint, references to these sorts of materials will become familiar. That’s because carbon and fossils are hiding in more products than you might realize.

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Polestar, the electric performance vehicle subsidiary of Volvo Cars and Geely Holdings, announced today its goal of producing a truly climate-neutral vehicle by 2030. Polestar maintains that rethinking every part of the engineering and manufacturing activities will result in a vehicle source…

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The Detroit theatre of the electric mobility war just got more interesting. General Motors has announced that it will build the all-new full-size Chevrolet Silverado electric pickup at the company’s Detroit-Hamtramck EV manufacturing facility, now renamed Factory Zero. Production timing is u…

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Exactly what lies in the world’s oceans remains a mystery even after millennia of human exploration. Now, as industry eagerly eyes some deep seabeds for their resources, four big corporations – BMW, Google, Samsung, and Volvo – have signed a call for a moratorium on deep seabed mining this week.

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(StatePoint) When it comes to recycling, you may not often think about something as small as your contact lenses. Did you know, though, that 45 million Americans who wear contact lenses flush anywhere between 1.8 and 3.36 billion lenses down the toilet or sink per year? As a result, contact …

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The Biden Administration has rolled out its infrastructure bill, dubbed “America’s Jobs Plan.” Thematically, it’s a ‘Go Big or Go Home’ plan, especially when it comes to lowering carbon emissions. The plan earmarks a big chunk of the proposed $2 trillion package for improving the country’s t…

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With the Lexus LF-Z Electrified Concept, Toyota’s luxury brand showcases a new, plug-in attitude. In announcing the all-electric LF-Z Electrified, Lexus said the concept car is about more than showcasing what future Lexus electric vehicles (EVs) might look like. This is a vehicle that “sugge…

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In conjunction with the arrival of its first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), Jeep and Electrify America are building a new charging station network to service the new 2021 Wrangler 4xe and other upcoming Jeep PHEV models. Plans call for locating the Jeep 4xe Charging Network stations…

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All of Volvo Cars' production plants in China now run purely on climate-neutral electricity. The addition of more renewable energy at its Daqing facility means that, worldwide, climate-neutral electricity now powers 90% of Volvo's manufacturing network. The company has set a target of 100% c…

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According to a new report by scientists at the University of California Berkeley, all the electric vehicles in the world won’t make the air crystal clear in the Los Angeles area. Their research shows that trees now account for a substantial portion of the unhealthy particulates in the region’s air.

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This week, Jeep unveiled the Magneto, an all-electric concept version of its classic Jeep Wrangler. An electrified SUV is nothing new. Automakers ranging from Audi to Volvo have been selling them for years. What makes the Jeep Magneto stand out is its pairing of an EV drive system with the i…

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Until Tesla started building out its Supercharger network, automakers were not known for building their own refueling stations. But as electric vehicles have grown in popularity, finding ways to charge all of these EVs has created an opening for companies that want to attract attention to th…

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(NAPSI)—Zero net emissions of carbon dioxide from energy and industry can be achieved by 2050—and it could cost only about $1 a day. That’s the finding of a new study by James Williams at the University of San Francisco and Margaret S. Torn at the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory. The st…

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(NAPSI)—The COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to stop the spread of the virus have shifted how people think about a lot of things, including their homes. With shelter-in-place orders and shutdowns around the globe, residences are not only homes, but also offices, classrooms, gyms and more. With …

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According to the EPA, transportation comprises 28% of total emissions output in the U.S., and the automotive sector produces up 82% of transportation sector emissions. In response to the growing threat of global climate change, state and federal governments are making policy changes, and aut…

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Kia has released photos of its first vehicle built on the new Hyundai Motor Group Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). The 2022 Kia EV6 is also the first of a family of EV-named battery electric vehicles (BEVs) coming from Kia by 2027, the first exclusively electric Kia nameplate, and t…

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Joe Biden committed to addressing climate change as a top priority from the outset of his presidential campaign. With former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm confirmed as the Energy Secretary, the Biden administration is ready to move beyond talk and take action.

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Volvo is launching an in-car app that offers a more convenient way for owners of its electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) to recharge their cars and SUVs. Accessible through the automaker's Google Android Auto Operating System, the new app allows drivers to in…

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Driving electric means more than reducing your emissions and swapping gas stations for a charging cable. It also means rethinking some of the factors people will be interested in when you’re ready to upgrade to a new one and need to sell your used electric vehicle.

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(StatePoint) Plastic contributes to climate change and is a major pollutant, harming wildlife and people. With Earth Day around the corner, here are a few tips for reducing your plastic footprint at home that will also contribute to a healthier planet.