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Why you’ll have to wait for self-driving cars

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Are you eager to kick back on your commute or a long road trip and let your car drive for you? While self-driving cars once seemed like the stuff of sci-fi novels, many experts are promising they’ll be a reality sooner than we think. A 2015 Guardian article even estimated they could be a common sight on the road by …

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Shining Sol – The latest Aptera model

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Aptera just released this report, “Sol took a sun-soaked jaunt down Coast Highway 101 from Cardiff to La Jolla last week, offering a rare sighting for Aptera fans to catch a glimpse of the second completed Alpha in our growing fleet of Solar Electric Vehicles (sEVs). Piloted by talented young driver Natalie Fenaroli, we set out to experience the beautiful …


Top 5 Tax Breaks for Green Manufacturers

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Thanks to VonLehman Accounting, 5/7/21 Authored by: Zach Castleman, Senior Accountant, VonLehman Accountants In recent years, lucrative tax breaks for energy-efficient investments have enticed many manufacturers to “go green.” At the end of 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) was enacted, which includes various provisions that expand and improve certain green tax breaks. Here are five examples that could …

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LEED Tour of Urban Stead Cheese

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From the U.S. Green Building Council Urban Stead Cheese achieves LEED Silver certification (USGBC Ohio) Alicia Blum, Mar 17, 2021 Learn how the local business sustainably cultivates “Cheddar for the Better.” Owners Andrea and Scott Robbins of Urban Stead Cheese in their Cincinnati, Ohio shop. Urban Stead Cheese recently achieved LEED Silver certification as the shop also celebrated three years …


Ohio EPA awards $3.25 million for the installation of Level 2 EV chargers

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Sharing another piece of exciting news this week: the Ohio EPA recently awarded $3.25 million in grants for the installation of over 500 public Level 2 EV chargers across 22 Ohio counties! These new chargers will be installed in over 170 locations, expanding Ohioans’ access to EV charging. The City of Cincinnati was among the grantees, winning $22,500 to install …


Picking Up Speed, Aptera’s motor is born.

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It’s been a whirlwind few days at Aptera with a visit from Jan Žagar at Elaphe. For those of you who aren’t familiar, this innovative company manufactures our in-wheel motors. Shown below with new team members Jesse Wood, Karl Schaffner, Matt Bockman and co-CEO Steve Fambro, Jan’s goal was to help us achieve optimum drivability. One of the most advanced technologies on the market, …


Red Bike Awarded Living Lab Grant

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Exciting news in the Cincinnati micro-mobility scene — Cincinnati Red Bike was recently awarded a prestigious Living Lab Grant from the Better Bike Share Partnership (BBSP). The mission of the BBSP is to identify barriers to bikeshare and find solutions to make bikeshare more accessible. Each of the five cities designated as Living Labs (Cincinnati, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Portland) …

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Solar Co-Op Targets Cincinnati For Next Market

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By Katie Kapusta PUBLISHED by Spectrum News 8:30 PM ET Mar. 03, 2021 CINCINNATI — Solar energy in Ohio is still a growing market. In fact, since 2016, Solar United Neighbors has helped Ohio residents save $6.6 million in local solar spending, and leaders believe the city of Cincinnati is primed for growth especially because the city and Hamilton County …


EVs and solar can be great complements to one another

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To accompany the launch of the City of Cincinnati’s Solarize Cincy program, I am sharing an infographic about how EVs and solar can complement one another. According to Solar United Neighbors (the City’s partner for the Solarize program), “Using solar as a clean ‘fuel’ for EVs has the potential to dramatically decarbonize the transportation sector. The improvements to battery technology …


EVs & Equity: Clean Transportation for Communities of Color

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This Thursday, February 25 from 1-2pm EST, EV Cincy is hosting the next installation in their E-Vroom Zoom event series, “EVs & Equity: Clean Transportation for Communities of Color.” If you found the Cleveland Study I shared last week interesting, you won’t want to miss this event, featuring two members of the Cleveland Study team at EVHybridNoire. The program will …