In June, just before the end of the legislative session, the state Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill providing consumers up to $1,100 when they buy an e-bike. It’s a more generous subsidy than the one Congress dropped.
Automakers are warning that they won't be able to meet demand for electric cars while also divesting from foreign supply chains — prompting some advocates to demand a decarbonization strategy that doesn't require 1,000-pound batteries.
Federal regulators want local governments to track transportation sector emissions — but they can't do much to force communities to reduce those emissions, never mind doing so in ways that would address the other damages of car dependency, experts say.
Secretive activists are deflating SUV tires to physically force their drivers to find less dangerous and polluting ways to get around — and it's prompting a conversation about the role of illegal direct action in the movement to end car dependence.