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September 15, 2014 at 6:16 AM

Oil exports: Looks for a long-term solution in electric vehicles

The U.S. should not allow our oil to be exported to other countries [“Want lower gas prices? Export more U.S. oil, study says,” Nation & World, Sept. 9]. We don’t have enough oil for our own needs. We have to buy more than $300 billion of oil a year from abroad, half from Organization…


Comments | More in Electric vehicles, Energy | Topics: electric cars, energy, iraq

June 25, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Electric cars: Good progress, now it’s time to charge ahead

Last week University of Washington students came in second place in a national competition to transform a stock car into a hybrid vehicle [“UW students take 2nd place in hybrid-car competition,” The Today File, June 20]. Their victory over a dozen other colleges in the EcoCAR 2 challenge underlines the technological revolution that is helping…


Comments | More in Electric vehicles | Topics: EcoCAR 2, electric cars, Environment Washington Research & Policy Center

March 1, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Washington state transportation package unveiled

Bicycles and electric cars have impact I disagree with Taiji Tamura regarding not taxing bicyclists [“House Democrats’ transportation package focuses on gas, car-tab taxes,” Northwest Voices, Feb. 24]. I think anyone who purchases an “adult” bicycle should pay a one-time tax at the time of purchase. Why can’t bicyclists contribute? Motorists pay yearly fees and numerous…


Comments | More in bicycling, Transportation | Topics: Democrats, electric cars, transportation package