New electric vehicles (EVs) from Audi, Volkswagen, Mini and others will give Tesla’s lower cost Model 3 a run for its $35,000.
If you factor in the carbon emissions associated with producing and delivering the extra food required to feed a rider of a conventional bicycle, charging up an e-bike from your grid-based electrical outlet may be better for the environment.
Thanks to battery-assisted e-bikes, increased bike lane infrastructure and apps to help direct cyclists to safer, faster biking routes, commuting via bicycle is more popular than ever in the United States.
Lithium extraction for the batteries that power our cell phones, laptops & electric cars is hardly as risky for the environment as fracking…
Battery manufacturers are making great strides in developing new technology that could revolutionize everything from handheld electronics to the cars and trucks we drive.
Dear EarthTalk: What’s the latest in cutting-edge, hyper-efficient solar cells? Are we really moving beyond huge photovoltaic panels anytime soon? —Michael Williams, Hartford, CT Many people still consider environmentalists’ favorite black panels as the cutting edge of renewable energy. However, the burgeoning solar industry has […]
Dear EarthTalk: Can I throw my old disposable batteries in the trash or is there a way to recycle them? — Jennifer Brandstrom, Chicago, IL Truth be told, those old used up disposable alkaline batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt, etc.) aren’t the environmental menace they used to be before the federal government mandated taking out […]
Chevrolet unveiled its new Bolt this week at the Detroit Auto Show, billing the $30,000 car as an EV for everyone that will get some 200 miles per charge. The new car is designed to compete with Tesla’s forthcoming III, which will also sell for around $30,000 and offer similar range and technical specs. Chevy […]