Nov 27, 2019

How electric vehicles could upend a traditional holiday travel metric

Reproduced from Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy; Chart: Axios Visuals

Gas prices are always front-and-center during holiday travel — AAA reports that the nationwide average, at around $2.59/gallon, is roughly where it was during last year's Thanksgiving — but the rise of electric vehicles could upend that traditional metric.

Why it matters: EVs have lower fuel costs on an annual basis, which will get more relevant as their upfront costs move closer to parity with those with internal combustion engines.

Go deeper: The world may have seen its peak demand for gas-powered vehicles

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The world may have seen its peak demand for gas-powered vehicles

Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Sales of gasoline-powered light-duty vehicles in the U.S. are unlikely to ever top their 2016 level of 17.3 million, according to an analysis from the think tank Third Way.

Why it matters: Transportation is the country's largest source of greenhouse gas emissions.

Go deeperArrowNov 25, 2019

Los Angeles launches low-carbon transportation plan

Data: International Council on Clean Transportation; Chart: Axios Visuals

Los Angeles officials and partners launched a low-carbon transportation plan that's aimed, among other things, at having electric vehicles account for 80% of vehicles sold and 30% of vehicles on the road in 2028.

Why it matters: The "roadmap" unveiled last week is the latest effort among major cities to move toward more climate-friendly transit options.

Go deeperArrowDec 2, 2019

Choose your own climate and energy adventure

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

A new simulator out today empowers readers to choose their own adventure when it comes to tackling climate change.

Why it matters: The tool, created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and think tank Climate Interactive, underscores the grand challenge of employing technologies and policies to tackle climate change.

Go deeperArrowDec 3, 2019