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ConservAmerica Report Highlights Importance of Policy Neutrality in Decarbonizing Transportation Sector

WASHINGTON, DC – A new ConservAmerica review of existing scientific research of the various options available for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the transportation sector urges policymakers to take into account the full emissions lifecycle of those technologies before setting policy in a rapidly developing market. The report, Slow Down: The Case for Technology Neutral Transportation Policy, looks at…

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New Study: Utility Customers on the Hook for EV Infrastructure Investments

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – The Energy Marketers of America released a study today focused on the costs of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure to support policy-driven increases in the number of EVs on U.S. roads. Specifically, this study finds that a rapid buildout of an EV charging infrastructure, looking just at new distribution and transmission investments to support EVs making up…

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New Study: Gas Car Ban Would Have Disproportionate Impact on U.S. Biofuels & Ag

WASHINGTON (Oct. 27, 2020) – Today, the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA), a member of the Transportation Fairness Alliance, released a new study that analyzes the impacts of increased electric vehicle penetration on U.S. biofuels, agriculture and the economy. Proposals to ban internal combustion engine vehicles by 2035 and 2050 served as the economic models for the study, along with a…

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Analysis: Polestar lifts the lid on lifetime EV emissions

Hilton HollowayAutocarSeptember 28th, 2020 As well as detailing the energy and CO2 produced in the manufacture of the 2 compared with a petrol-engined Volvo XC40, Polestar said it is planning to reveal more about the wider environmental impact of building electric vehicles. Company boss Thomas Ingenlath said: “Car manufacturers have not been clear in the past with consumers on the environmental…

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Costly Electric Vehicles Confront a Harsh Coronavirus Reality

Christopher Rauwald and Bruce EinhornBloombergMay 26th, 2020 At a factory near Germany’s border with the Czech Republic, Volkswagen AG’s ambitious strategy to become the global leader in electric vehicles is coming up against the reality of manufacturing during a pandemic. The Zwickau assembly lines, which produce the soon-to-be released ID.3 electric hatchback, are the centerpiece of a plan by the world’s…

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