States to receive $2.5B from feds for electric vehicle charging infrastructure
The federal government will send $2.5 billion over the next five years to states, local governments and tribes to build electric vehicle charging infrastructure, Biden administration officials have said. The new Charging and Fueling Infrastructure grant program, which was authorized by the 2021 bipartisan infrastructure law, will spend $2.5 billion over five years to build […]
Amid major federal investment in electric cars, it’s time for states to step up, advocates say
By Robert Zullo For years, electric vehicles posed something of a chicken-and-egg problem. Mass adoption, seen as critical to cutting the largest single source of U.S. carbon emissions, couldn’t happen until the infrastructure to allow drivers to recharge wherever they were heading was in place. And those charging stations weren’t coming until more drivers switched […]
Washington reinstates a key pollution-fighting tool. What’s next for Pa.? | Friday Morning Coffee
The move by the EPA gives states such as Pennsylvania the latitude to adopt rules stronger than federal law.
How electric cars can advance environmental justice: By putting low-income and racially diverse drivers behind the wheel | Opinion
By Andrea Marpillero-Colomina The global auto industry has begun a historic shift from gas- and diesel-fueled cars to electric vehicles. President Biden’s infrastructure plan seeks to speed up this transition by requesting billions of dollars to modernize the electric grid and build 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations. Evidence shows that many Americans are eager to […]
New Study: Electric vehicle expansion could help Pa.’s meet its climate goals
By Kimberly Rooney Transportation made up 24 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in Pennsylvania in 2017. Most of those were produced by light-duty vehicles such as cars, vans, SUVs, and pickup trucks. Continuing the same usage trends may make it difficult for Pennsylvania to reach its greenhouse gas reduction goals by 2050, but a new […]
‘Not just climate change’: An activist explains how Biden’s infrastructure plan improves the environment | Monday Morning Coffee
'This is probably the single biggest action ever taken by our country to address environmental issues," says Josh McNeil of Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania.
Get an electric car for Christmas? Here’s how many places Pa. has to charge it | Friday Morning Coffee
Depending upon where you live, access to public charging stations can be adequate — or nearly nonexistent, according to a new report.
An electric car tax won’t solve Pa’s transportation woes, but it could increase pollution | Opinion
The real problem of insufficient funding for transportation needs a real solution. Taxing electric car drivers isn't the way to go.