- Alternatives to Driving Show All
Social distance over greater distances.
Ditch your car, delete your Uber app, skip the subway — now is the time to get an electric bike
Returning to a car-dominated city after the pandemic lockdown is ‘out of the question’
This is our comprehensive list of the best electric bikes for 2020!
Taking the environmentally friendly road can be complicated. David Wilkins offers some simple milestones to a better future
Variously called electric bikes, pedelecs and electric-assist bikes, e-bikes combine a fairly conventional bike with a battery and motor that helps out when you're pedalling to make it easier to get up hills, accelerate away from lights and cruise along.
A look at the full lifetime emissions of the vehicles call into question the ecological assumptions around “micromobility.”
There are now 55 bike share systems across the country.
The facts prove something you’ve probably witnessed first-hand: U.S. bike share culture is growing at an astounding rate.
Private transport is one of the world’s biggest sources of greenhouse gases, with emissions rising every year. In our car dominated cities, can we cut down the carbon footprint of our daily commute?
- Car Free Life Show All
Cars are a way of life in the US (and around the world). While most of us enjoy the freedom they offer, their costs can be a burden on the budget.
Here are some of my insights from living car-free, and my experiences with getting around in alternative ways.
If you’ve ever been stuck in a traffic jam, sitting motionless behind a diesel-belching truck as cyclists glide past happily in the bike lane, it may have crossed your mind that you’d be happier living without a car.
‘The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.’ ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you’ve ever considered going car-free, I’m here to tell you to take the plunge.
Not owning a car encourages walking and fuels more efficient urban development.
- Green Cars Show All
As big global carmakers electrify their models, we ask experts about how things could shape up.
Sales doubled in 2019, but the industry’s tipping point — severing ties to the gas pump — still lies ahead. These cars will help make that happen.
What you need to know to decide if going electric is right for you
Recharge Your Commute With the Best Hybrid or Electric Car
We test, evaluate, and compare the latest hybrids and electric vehicles, so your drive is more eco-friendly.
Update 7/2/2020: The lifecycle emissions figures were revised to reflect more recent data on electricity carbon intensity and battery manufacture.
Hans-Werner Sinn’s opinion piece on whether electric cars are as climate friendly as they seem generated a good deal of controversy. William Todts, executive director of Transport & Environment, gives his response
EVs produce more CO2 than say diesel – it’s just they emit via the power plant not the exhaust pipe.
There is a lot of discussion on the benefits of electric cars versus fossil fuel cars in the context of lithium mining. Please can you tell me which one weighs in better on the environmental impact in terms of global warming and why?
For city dwellers who would love an E.V., the biggest hurdle might be keeping it juiced up without a garage or other convenient charging stations.