Letter to the editor: Students ask for electric buses

As members of the Middlebury Union High School cross country and Nordic ski teams, we spend a lot of our time on school buses traveling to and from competitions all over the state.

Letter to the editor: EVs offer cool summer driving

Here’s good news for electric vehicle drivers who are afraid to use their air conditioning because it might reduce their EV’s driving range

Letter to the editor: Electric buses face hurdle

If electric powered school busses are to be effective, then all electricity used to charge the batteries must be solely from non-polluting sources.

Locals push for county-wide electric school bus fleet 

Proponents of the “Electric School Bus Project” say the switch would reap cost savings and health benefits for county residents, as well as help meet local and state goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

Letter to the editor: It’s time to use EV buses for area students

Diesel school buses harm kids. Electric buses don’t.

Climate Matters: To Florida and back in our EV!

A well-known saying on bicycle touring trips is, “Drink before you’re thirsty, eat before you’re hungry, and shift before you have to.” 

Vermont eyes gas vehicle ban

State regulators are on the cusp of adopting a rule that would push Vermont’s market for new passenger cars to all-electric in a little more than a decade.

Letter to the editor: Time to reduce use of vehicles

Recently this newspaper featured a special seasonal section devoted to automobiles  (April 15 – Spring Auto Feature). I applaud the choice to devote the entirety of that section to electric vehicles (EVs). However, while moving from gasoline powered vehic … (read more)

Video: How to charge an electric vehicle

https://youtu.be/RwUZmEjBc2I As part of our spring auto feature on electric vehicles in Vermont, Fran Putnam shows what it looks like to charge up her Nissan Leaf. 

Has the electric vehicle era finally arrived?

ADDISON COUNTY — If you took the $174 billion President Joe Biden has proposed spending on electric vehicles (EVs) over the next decade and split it evenly according to population, Vermont’s share would come to something like $330 million. Of course, that … (read more)

Spring Auto Feature: Electric Vehicles

Addison Independent Reporter Christopher Ross this week looked deep into the world of Electric Vehicles, or EVs. Learn more about the state of the industry, where it’s headed, and what it means to you. Click on the stories below to read all about EVs. • H … (read more)

What’s the deal with electric vehicles?

VERMONT — Recent proposals by President Biden and Gov. Scott have included significant funding for electric vehicles and associated charging infrastructure, which they hope will hasten a transition away from gasoline-powered vehicles and their devastating … (read more)

Electric vehicle growth depends on charging infrastructure

BRISTOL — The town of Bristol has been trying to secure funding for a public electric vehicle (EV) charging station for a couple of years, but the cards just haven’t fallen into place, officials said. The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t helped, of course. But th … (read more)

Car dealerships see bright future for EVs

RUTLAND / MIDDLEBURY — Mark Alderman believes we might be approaching a tipping point with electric vehicles (EVs). “EVs will become more and more common until they’re normal, and then it’ll be the ICE (internal combustion engine) cars that stick out,” sa … (read more)

Taking the Electric Vehicle plunge: pros and cons

ADDISON COUNTY — Taborri Bruhl and his family in New Haven know a few things about electric vehicles (EVs). “My wife, Susan, and I have driven EVs since 2013, when we leased two Nissan Leafs,” Bruhl told the Independent. “We loved the cars, and when the l … (read more)