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EV charging cable thefts are on the rise in yet another challenge to the appeal of going electric

Just before 2 a.m. on a chilly April night in Seattle, a Chevrolet Silverado pickup stopped at an electric vehicle charging station on the edge of a shopping center parking lot. Two men, one with a light strapped to his head, got out. A security camera recorded them pulling out bolt cutters. One man snipped several charging cables; the other …

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Major lithium discovery in fracking wastewater leaves the left facing EV 'irony'

The discovery of the potential for thousands of tons of lithium to be extracted annually from wastewater generated by fracking in the Marcellus Shale leaves proponents of a green energy future at a crossroads, Republicans said Thursday. A University of Pittsburgh study suggested processing byproducts from natural gas production in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale basin could potentially meet nearly half of …

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Tiny Telo truck taking on giants like Tesla with big ambitions

Imagine a truck that’s compact enough to navigate city streets with ease yet powerful enough to haul your gear for outdoor adventures. That’s the vision behind Telo, a company that’s rethinking the traditional pickup truck for the electric age. With a focus on purpose-driven innovation, Telo has created a nimble powerhouse that challenges the notion that bigger is better. Get …

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A pedal-electric hybrid that's half bike, half car

If you’ve ever had to fight city traffic and, let’s be honest, who hasn’t, then you’ll love this new vehicle. Picture yourself zipping through the streets, dodging those bumper-to-bumper blues and the headache of finding a parking spot. Now, imagine a ride that’s as zippy as a bike but with the comfort of a car, and guess what? It’s all …

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The Biden administration’s biased electric vehicle agenda

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg has repeatedlylabeled several highways and even underpasses as racist – but turns a blind eye to the Biden administration’s electric vehicle (EV) agenda, which is actually deserving of the title. As team Biden pushes EVs via numerous mandates and subsidies, most recently with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s ultra-stringent vehicle emissions rule, they must know …

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US-China trade tensions escalate over surging production of electric vehicles

China’s burgeoning production of electric cars and other green technologies has become a flashpoint in a new U.S.-China trade fight, highlighted by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen during her five-day visit to China and seized on by former President Donald Trump in incendiary remarks on the campaign trail. China has sharply ramped up its production of cheap electric vehicles, solar panels, …

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Wind, solar projects flourish under climate law, while nuclear and others lag behind

The U.S. has doubled the pace of cutting carbon emissions since President Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) passed in 2022, analysts and scientists said, with more than 80 solar, wind and energy storage projects taking advantage of the law’s mix of direct payments and tax credits. The IRA and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law last year provided $239 billion for …

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Biden admin approves eighth US offshore wind project off Massachusetts coast

The U.S. Interior Department on Tuesday approved the country’s eighth commercial-scale offshore wind project, which will be built off the coast of Massachusetts, bringing online electricity to power more than 900,000 homes. The New England Wind Project approval brings the U.S. one-third of the way to President Joe Biden’s goal of permitting 30 gigawatts of offshore wind capacity by 2030 …

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Biden is still trying to take your gas-powered car

TheEPA recently finalizedits tailpipe rule, which aims for a fleetwideemissions standardtarget of roughly 57 miles per gallon. The proposal estimates that electric vehicles (EV) would account for 67% of all new light-duty vehicle sales and 46% of new medium-duty vehicle sales by 2032. It is as if the Biden administration has failed to read between the lines or is completely …

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The dirty truth about Biden's electric future

Last year, President Biden’s Environmental Protection Agency proposed a 56 percent reduction in new vehicle emissions by 2032. The goal of course was to force automakers, and by extension the American public, to adopt electric cars at a breakneck pace: President Biden wanted 60% of new vehicles produced to be electric by 2030. But then reality set in. Ford, General …

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