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American Interest In EVs Equals Interest In Full-Size Trucks

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED, American interest in EVs equals interest In full-size trucks

Originally Published on Clean Technica

By James Ayre

A recent survey from AAA found that interest in electric vehicles amongst consumers in the US now rivals that of full-size pickup trucks.

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Alternative Fuels Need More Than Hype To Make A Difference

The ECOreport reposts a critique coming from UC Davis, SFU and Navius Research: Alternative Fuels Need More Than Hype To Make A Difference

Originally Posted on UC Davis News

By Kat Kerlin

Hype followed by disappointment: That’s been the general pattern over the past few decades when an alternative fuel is presented to the public. It’s a fuel du jour phenomenon, from methanol to hydrogen, where government leaders and the media hype a new fuel, only to abandon it when lofty expectations are not met.

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Sustainable Transportation

Bv Steve Heckeroth

When you wake up in any city in America you hear the roar of hundreds or even thousands of internal combustion engines. There are over 200 million licensed drivers in the US who annually each burn an average of 800 gallons of fuel to go a total of over 3 trillion miles. We seem to have forgotten that we have legs. The only walking many people do is to and from their car. Even many of the people who realize the critical importance of exercise get in their car to drive to the gym. To make matters worse the top selling auto in the US for the last 32 years is the Ford F series pickup truck and last year three out of the top five selling autos in America were pickup trucks that get less than 18 mpg. This may explain how America with only 4% of the world population burns about 25% of the oil consumed in the entire world.
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Pass the Baton: The Clean Energy Economy is Ready

Or as Upworthy would say, ” Look how rapidly the clean energy revolution is spreading. You’ll be amazed.”

From the BC Sustainable Energy Association  

By Guy Dauncey

Can we live without the tar sands, the oil and gas pipelines, the oil tankers, the fracking and the coal-fired power? Can we live without our gas-heated homes and factories, and our oil-powered planes, ships, trucks, trains and automobiles?
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