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Electric School Buses Are a Big Solution

Electric bus by Nuvve and Blue Bird. Nuvve image.

George Harvey

Nuvve Corporation is a green energy technology company based in San Diego that bills itself as a leader in vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology. Blue Bird is America’s largest producer of school buses. Now, the two have entered into a partnership to bring America up-to-date, […]

Large Electric Bus Fleets

G.E.T. staff

What city has the biggest fleet of electric buses in North America? Toronto, of course!

The Canadian federal government is too smart to follow in the footsteps of the U.S. where the lack of federal leadership had been shown in recent years.

Toronto has received $140 million […]

Vermont Law Enforcement Going Green

Windham County (Vermont) Sheriff, based in Newfane, has purchased a Tesla Model 3 to replace one of the Department’s cruisers. Photo courtesy of Sheriff Mark Anderson.

Jessie Haas

The Vermont State Police, Vermont Department of Public Safety (DPS), Brattleboro Police Department (BPD), and Windham County Sheriff’s Office are all experimenting with electric or hybrid […]

Sustainable Trains and Planes

Hydrogen-powered passenger train Image: Alstom.

Jessie Haas

Transportation is one of the most persistent sources of greenhouse gases (GHG) and one of the most difficult problems to solve. But recently some countries have been making strides, with both electric and hydrogen fuel-cell-powered mass transit.

In Europe, where most countries take their […]

The How and Why Level 2 Chargers

Image: seneddhome.com

Randy Bryan

First, happy holidays to all. I hope you have a wonderful time while staying safe and healthy.

Now onto electric vehicles (EVs). You’ve probably heard the statistic that 80% of EV charging will happen at home. Well, given the 150-350-mile range of most EVs, the 20-50-mile range of most plugin […]

Top Electric Car Purchasing Questions Answered

Chevy Bolt. (Wikipedia)

David Roberts

Drive Electric Vermont has helped organize several virtual sessions on electric car purchasing and ownership over the past year. Here are answers to several of the most common questions that have come up during these discussions.

I live on a dirt road. Is the clearance too low on most […]

High Speed Supercharging Is in Vermont Now

A super-fast charger was installed by SunCommon at Mad River Taste Place in Waitsfield, VT. It has a capacity of 62.5 kilowatts, which can charge many EVs in half an hour. The power for the EV charging station is provided from a community solar array. Image: Mad River Taste Place.

Waitsfield, Vermont, hosts new […]

Sustainable Transportation VT October Speakers

 

OCTOBER 9TH: CHALLENGES TO SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION IN VT

This photo was taken from stvt.org

Tune in Friday, October 9th at 12:00 PM to hear Dr. Gregory Rowangould, the new Director of the UVM Transportation Research Center, discuss some of the sustainability challenges facing transportation in Vermont and its many small and rural […]

Enabling Provisions To Reduce Carbon Emissions from Freight

Therese Langer, ACEEE Senior Fellow, Transportation

Freight transport is responsible for a large and increasing share of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Despite great strides in truck efficiency and the potential to transition to electric trucks in many applications, vehicle improvements are not enough to deliver a sustainable freight sector. We need a freight network that […]

E-bike Love

More people are finding their way back to biking thanks to the Upper Valley eBike Library project.

Ebikes profoundly expand the range, carrying capacity (children and cargo), hill-climbing ease, and comfort of biking. Dave Cohen, director of VBike, says at least 15 people who tried one of the electric bikes on loan through the program […]