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Urban & Rural People In The US Need A Grand Compromise On Cars & EV…

As I’ve watched the growth of US EV fast charging infrastructure accelerate over the last year or so, I’ve noticed a pattern. Stations almost always get built either in places with high population density or to connect those areas. The needs of people living in small cities and rural areas are usually an afterthought along the interstates, and not a thought at all in other areas. There are often legitimate economic and cultural reasons behind this, but giving urban people more and more infrastructure presents a contradiction.

The Most Effective Individual Steps To Decrease One’s Carbon Footprint

What are the most effective ways for an individual to reduce their carbon footprint?

Oftentimes when people discuss the need to “do something” to avoid extreme anthropogenic climate change, the focus is entirely on actions that could be taken on the national, global, or commercial levels. It’s not too often the case that people discuss what can be done individually to limit one’s contribution to rising atmospheric greenhouse gas levels and the problems accompanying them.

Madrid Plans For Car-Free City Center

The center of the Spanish city of Madrid intends to become completely pedestrian oriented — car free — by 2020. The 2020 Mobility Plan comes with new legislation set for January that will enforce new policies to keep cars out of almost 500 acres in the core of the city as part of the long-term plan. … [continued]

EV & Bike News Roundup (14 Stories)

Not enough EV & bike news for you this week? Here’s a bit more: EVs & Hybrids Nissan Leaf Has Its 2nd-Best Sales Month, Volt Declines Volvo Completes Flywheel Hybrid Tests BYD Going 100% Electric & Hybrid To Save Company Federal Government To Double Hybrid Fleet Video: Rear-Wheel Drive Electric … [continued]