TuesdayNov 03, 2020 11:45 am

Four Promising Ways to Pair EVs, Renewable Energy

As the need for clean, renewable energy becomes more urgent, electric vehicles (“EVs”) have emerged as among the cleanest forms of transportation. In the United States, transportation accounts for 30% of all greenhouse emissions, and tackling the issue may ultimately reduce up to a third of the total carbon Americans emit into the atmosphere. Unlike conventional vehicles, EVs are powered by electricity instead of fossil fuels, and they produce no emissions at the tailpipe. However, all these benefits are rendered null if EVs are primarily charged with fossil-fuel-based generators. A Chinese study found that electric vehicles can contribute two to…

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MondayNov 02, 2020 9:00 am

Uber Technologies Inc. (NYSE: UBER) Commits $6.5 Million to Building EV Charging Stations in London

The UK is one of numerous countries that have pledged to phase out internal combustion-powered vehicles in favor of electric vehicles (“EVs”). In summer 2019, then Prime Minister Theresa May signed into law the groundbreaking target of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. However, one factor that has consistently stood in the way of widespread EV adoption, especially in the less-affluent boroughs of London, is poor charging infrastructure. To help combat this, global ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies (NYSE: UBER) has pledged to invest more than £5m in public, electric-vehicle charging infrastructure. Uber’s analysis shows that the concentration of public EV…

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