electric vehicles

States test an electrifying idea: roads that can recharge your electrical vehicle

BY: - November 24, 2022

This article was originally published by Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts. On two short stretches of road near downtown Detroit, Michigan transportation officials hope to make history. Over the next two years, they plan to embed technology in the pavement that can charge electric vehicles while they’re being driven. The wireless system […]

Amid a major federal investment in electric cars, it’s time for states to step up, advocates say

BY: - November 14, 2022

For years, electric vehicles posed something of a chicken-and-egg problem.  Mass adoption, seen as critical to cutting the largest single source of U.S. carbon emissions, couldn’t happen until the infrastructure to allow drivers to recharge wherever they were heading was in place. And those charging stations weren’t coming until more drivers switched to plug-in electric […]

Leaders hope Honda chooses Ohio for battery factory, but some worry HB6 scandal could be factor

BY: - August 30, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   Ohio could possibly get another billion-dollar tech factory after Honda and […]

Dem U.S. Senate nominee Tim Ryan takes aim at his GOP opponent during state fair visit

BY: - August 8, 2022

Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Tim Ryan bashed his Republican opponent J.D. Vance as “clueless,” and disengaged with policies that matter to Ohioans. Ryan spoke at the Ohio state fair a few days after Vance made a visit of his own. Shortly after judging a ribs and pulled pork competition last Tuesday, Vance declined to weigh in […]

Biden goal for U.S. transition to electric vehicles cast into doubt at U.S. Senate hearing

BY: - April 11, 2022

A White House climate goal to transition the United States to electric vehicles is in trouble if the nation cannot produce more minerals that go into those vehicles’ batteries, U.S. senators of both parties said Thursday. Members of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee agreed during a hearing that more domestic production of lithium, […]

States to Feds: Don’t tell us how to spend infrastructure money

BY: - February 22, 2022

Story from Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts. State and local leaders from both parties are at odds with the Biden administration over how billions of dollars in new infrastructure money should be spent. Republican governors are upset over a federal memo seeking to limit dollars for highway expansions. Western states and some […]

House passes bill creating electric vehicle commission

BY: - November 29, 2021

The Ohio House has approved legislation that would set up an Electric Vehicle Commission to help advise state lawmakers on policy while also providing tax breaks for EV manufacturers. Those tax incentives run through the end of 2026 and apply to components like batteries specifically designed for EVs. But legislative analysts raised questions about the […]

Locals share climate change goals, urge U.S. Senator to push Appalachian infrastructure support

BY: - January 19, 2021

As the tide changes in Congress, public policy advocates, environmental experts and residents of Appalachia made their cases to one of Ohio’s U.S. senators to do more on climate change and the Appalachian business infrastructure. Ohio’s Sen. Sherrod Brown will chair the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs after the Congressional majority […]

Where can Ohioans charge their electric vehicles?

BY: - January 2, 2020

As sales of electric vehicles have taken off in recent years, owners are faced with the challenge of figuring out where they can charge up. In a recent report from Pew Charitable Trusts’ Stateline news service, Ohio fell around the middle of the pack in the number of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, with 1,115 […]