electric vehicles http://wamc.org en U.S. Representative Welch Seeks Tax Credits For Electric Cars http://wamc.org/post/us-representative-welch-seeks-tax-credits-electric-cars <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont's lone representative in the U.S. House wants to make it easier for people to buy electric vehicles. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 01:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 89228 at http://wamc.org U.S. Representative Welch Seeks Tax Credits For Electric Cars Future Of Electric Cars VS. Frigid NY Temps http://wamc.org/post/future-electric-cars-vs-frigid-ny-temps <p></p><p>In December, the New York Power Authority approved $2 million in funding to help municipal and rural electric cooperative systems in New York State purchase electric-drive vehicles for use in their municipal fleets. But the future for electric cars in New York state is unclear.</p><p>Electric cars were popular during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and came back in vogue during the late 1990s, finding a spot in the marketplace as gasoline/electric hybrids. In the last year, fully-electric cars finally made a comeback in vehicles commercially produced by Nissan and Tesla.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 18:16:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 81747 at http://wamc.org Future Of Electric Cars VS. Frigid NY Temps Mass. Grant Program to Encourage Electric Vehicle Adoption http://wamc.org/post/mass-grant-program-encourage-electric-vehicle-adoption <p></p><p>On Monday, in the western Massachusetts town of Greenfield, state Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Rick Sullivan announced a new statewide grant program that will assist communities in investing in electric vehicles and infrastructure.</p><p></p><p>WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with Secretary Sullivan about the new strategy to reduce the state's reliance on fossil fuels.</p><p>Secretary Sullivan and other state officials will also join residents in the town of Chelmsford to mark the launch of the program.</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 16:21:50 +0000 Lucas Willard 62814 at http://wamc.org Mass. Grant Program to Encourage Electric Vehicle Adoption