Transportation is responsible for more emissions than any other sector in the state, and Vermont set a stated goal of drastically increasing the number of EVs on the road so it could meet the requirements of the 2020 Global Warming Solutions Act.
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State pushes forward with California car emissions rule, but that won’t close the 2030 emissions gap
While the rule accounts for only about one-third of the needed emissions reductions in the state’s transportation sector, it is the most impactful measure from the Climate Action Plan still in play.
Tom Evslin: Inflation and war change the calculations on climate legislation
Don’t you think a near doubling of prices in a year is enough? Are the heat pumps you want people to install so inefficient that a doubling of fuel oil prices won’t result in their adoption?
Tom Evslin: Subsidizing electric cars might even hurt the environment
Electricity is not an energy source. It’s just a way to move energy from place to place. Obviously, before electricity can move a car, the electricity must be generated somehow.
Jim Stiles: On getting Vermont to a clean transportation system: Drive less
Electric vehicles will play a role in a good solution to climate change, but the larger part should be to find ways to drive less and enjoy life more.
$21 million is latest federal windfall for electric cars in Vermont
Vermont needs to ramp up the number of electric cars on the road to 170,000 by 2030 to meet its climate targets. While that goal marks a massive challenge, federal funding could help the state make progress.
Scott calls electric F-150 pickup a ‘game changer’
The battery powered version of the bestselling Ford pickup truck will travel an estimated 300 miles on a single charge with a base price tag of $40,000.
Woolf: Understandably, electric-car conversion is highly charged
Even if the issues around cost, scarcity of charging stations and limited range can be addressed, the question remains: Where will Vermont get the additional power?
Vermont officials tout electric cars as key to ‘energy revolution’
Officials say a rebate program has helped sales of electric vehicles take off in Vermont.