Stories tagged: electric vehicles
Thu., April 4, 2019
Each year Americans throw away more than 3 billion batteries constituting 180,000 tons of hazardous material, and the situation is likely to get much worse as the world shifts to …
Fri., April 13, 2018
Volkswagen’s new CEO said Friday that the automaker must “significantly step up the pace” as it pushes into electric and self-driving vehicle technologies and shakes up its culture in the …
UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018
Washington state’s sales tax exemption for new electric vehicles is expected to end sometime this summer after efforts to extend the break stalled during the recent legislative session.
Mon., March 12, 2018
More than 40 percent of the state’s carbon emissions come from our cars and trucks, thanks to the 60 billion miles we drove in 2016, the most recent data available …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017
A state agency wants to take some $113 million Washington will receive from Volkswagen for dirty diesel engines and use it to boost the use of vehicles that produce less …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017
Western governors say electric vehicles will be able to travel easier across 5,000 miles of highway under a new agreement promising to build a network of charging stations in seven …
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017
The state of Washington will spend $1 million to help construct 15 new charging stations for electric vehicles on some of the busiest highways.
Wed., July 5, 2017
Volvo will begin producing electric motors on all its cars from 2019, becoming the first major automaker to forgo traditional engines that rely exclusively on internal combustion.
Mon., July 3, 2017
Electric car maker Tesla says its keenly awaited Model 3 car for the masses will go on sale on Friday.
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017
Want an insanely fast ride with zero emissions? Startup NIO has the car: An electric two-seater with muscular European lines and a top speed of 195 miles per hour.
Mon., June 5, 2017
A study shows that summer road trips aren’t cheap. Many drivers spend $500 or more on them.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016
The Idaho National Laboratory has helped develop a system to wirelessly charge electric vehicles.
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016
Tucked in an alleyway on the University of Idaho campus is a new means for Moscow to plug in to more sustainability.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016
The New York City Police Department has announced plans to expand its fleet of Smart cars to replace the three-wheeled scooters that officers utilized for decades.
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016
Volkswagen’s personnel chief has been quoted as telling a German newspaper that the transition to electric cars will ultimately cost a “five-digit number” of jobs at the company.
Tue., July 12, 2016
Avista Utilities will start installing 272 free charging systems in Washington customers’ homes and workplaces and in public areas this month. The two-year pilot program will help the utility gather …
Thu., June 16, 2016
Volkswagen announces strategy dedicated to electric vehicles.
Wed., May 11, 2016
The region’s first fast-charging electric vehicle station will open this weekend at Dave Smith Nissan of Spokane.
Sun., Feb. 14, 2016
Avista has asked state regulators to approve a two-year pilot program that would greatly expand the use of electric vehicles in Eastern Washington, installing 265 charging stations in homes, workplaces …
Tue., Dec. 8, 2015
Carbon pollution credits and more state vehicles that run on batteries could be in Washington state’s future, Gov. Jay Inslee said from Paris.
Mon., Sept. 7, 2015
Electric and hybrid vehicle owners are going to show off their rides during a pair of events this month. On Saturday, a group of Inland Northwest owners will be rallying …
Sun., Nov. 30, 2014
A dual-motor Tesla Model S can reach 60 miles per hour in 3.2 seconds. Even better, the Model S and its hefty price tag can reach the Washington treasury at …
Mon., Aug. 8, 2011
BOISE – Idaho will be among the last states where electric cars will be sold, officials from the auto industry say. Representatives from Nissan Motor Co. told the Idaho Business …
Sat., May 7, 2011
Let’s say you go green. I don’t mean superhero green or sick-to-your-stomach green, but green as in the environment.
Mon., Jan. 17, 2011
A yearlong effort to build a cohesive plan for transportation in the Spokane region is nearing completion, and the public is going to get another chance to comment. Two open …
Mon., Jan. 3, 2011
A Richland company that specializes in energy consulting is hoping the high cost of gasoline and the desire to reduce oil consumption will fuel a new line of business. Vista …
Sun., Oct. 31, 2010
All the hype about the new generation of electric cars might only reflect the passions of technology geeks and environmentalists. Auto industry research company J.D. Power and Associates said Wednesday …
Tue., Oct. 19, 2010
Spending an hour with Scott Brusaw, of Sagle, just might convince you that eliminating the nation’s reliance on fossil fuels is not only possible, but likely. Brusaw and his wife, …
Sun., Sept. 19, 2010
SAN JOSE, Calif. – You’ve reserved your electric vehicle and can’t wait to zip around town in an all-electric Nissan Leaf, plug-in Chevrolet Volt or one of the other models …