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POWER PLAY: City Moves to Put Thousands More E-Car Chargers on the Sidewalk

We should stop and think before giving over curbside space to car drivers, a mistake the city made in the 1950s.

February 22, 2024

Should We Stop Subsidizing EVs For All and Focus on ‘Super-Drivers’?

Ten percent of U.S. drivers use 35 percent of our fuel. But EV subsidies miss these "super-users" and reinforce car dependency.

January 30, 2024

Elon Musk’s Cybertruck is the Perfect Killing Machine

The Cybertruck represents a lot of what's wrong with the U.S. transportation system — even as it purports to address those problems.

December 4, 2023

Judge Blocks City From Its Plan to Issue Unlimited EV Uber/Lyft Licenses

The ruling comes mere days after the alliance representing cab drivers sued the city over its plan for an unlimited number of new licenses for electric app-based cabs.

November 9, 2023

Limitless E-Ubers and E-Lyfts Will Hurt Traffic, Air, People: Suit

The plan to allow an unlimited number of electric for-hire vehicles will have disastrous consequences for congestion, pollution and traffic violence, according to transportation economist Charles Komanoff.

November 6, 2023

KOMANOFF: Adams’s ‘Green Rides’ Initiative is Bad Transportation AND Climate Policy

Mayor Adams has made a bad decision to waive the de Blasio-era cap on the number of ride-hail vehicles allowed in New York City, so long as the extra cars are electric.

October 20, 2023

Thursday’s Headlines: Fleet Week Edition

The entire taxi fleet — including Ubers and Lyfts, plus yellows — will have to be electric or handicapped accessible by 2030. Plus other news.

October 19, 2023

Colorado’s Small Vehicle Weight Fee Could At Least Protect Vulnerable Road Users

The proposal could also dodge many of the political pitfalls that too often kill similar ideas.

October 19, 2023

Opinion: Electric Vehicles Are Only Part of the Climate Solution

Building a future where travel is sustainable and earth-friendly means that people must reevaluate their use of personal vehicles, even if it’s only for a small portion of their journey.

September 17, 2023