India Is at an Energy Crossroads

November 23, 2019

Indian media outlets have been obsessed with air pollution in the capital Delhi over the past few weeks. According to Greenpeace, 22 of the world’s 30 most polluted cities are in India. The air pollution — not just in Delhi, but several northern Indian cities — has become a matter of...

Are Electric Vehicles About to Take Off in India?

August 21, 2019

In April, Reuters reported that automakers are investing heavily in electric vehicles despite still-low demand. They are releasing “a flurry of new electric vehicle models” because governments are raising regulatory requirements for emissions around the world. Automakers are being pushed into...

China’s Electric Vehicle Market: A Storm of Competition Is Coming

May 12, 2019

China is the world’s biggest market for electric vehicles — and conditions are ripe for a shakeout. China’s booming electric vehicle industry is headed for some tough price competition followed by a shakeout, according to experts. The competitive landscape for China’s EV market is...

Is This the Year Electric Cars Become Exciting?

January 20, 2018

American automakers are weighing continued sales optimism against uncertain policy moves. Meanwhile, electric cars look ripe for consumer-friendly jumps in performance. US automakers sold 17.2 million vehicles in 2017, nearly 320,000 fewer than 2016, snapping a streak of seven straight years of...

Could California Go All Electric?

December 07, 2017

California needs to set a date for barring the sale of gas and diesel vehicles. California has been a global leader in renewable energy for two decades. In 2003, we mandated that 20% of our electricity would come from renewable energy by 2010. Critics scoffed, but we did that, and more. In 2011,...

It’s Time to Ditch the Diesels

December 14, 2016

Diesels should be restricted in cities to improve air quality. Four of the world’s biggest cities are to ban diesel cars from their city centers by 2025 in order to improve air quality. The mayors of Paris, Madrid, Athens and Mexico City announced the plans at the C40 Mayors’ Summit on climate...