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(NewsUSA) - -Despite the steady stream of bad news, from politics to the pandemic, many aspects of society are more connected, peaceful, and advanced than ever. It is human nature to want to do good, and a new empowerment campaign supports the collective power of the individual and encourage…

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(NewsUSA) - The delays and confusion caused when a 200,000-ton cargo ship got stuck in the Suez Canal sent ripples through the U.S. economy and led many people to explore alternatives to the global supply chain, which is also susceptible to other forces ranging from weather to cyberattacks.

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(BPT) - If you resolved to eat healthier, fresher, and more local in 2022, winter can be the most challenging season. Colder weather definitely gives Mother Nature the upper hand. The abundance of “storage” vegetables like onions, carrots, potatoes, and other roots may not be very exciting. …

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Volvo introduced its first all-electric model, the XC40 Recharge, in 2020 but has announced its intention to sell only electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030 and to be fully carbon neutral by 2040. For now, Volvo offers two EV models along with a slate of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) cars. Here’s a rundow…

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(BPT) - As you’ve likely stayed indoors more over the past couple of years, you may have realized there are things about your home that need to be changed or upgraded. Rising heating costs may also have you concerned about the upcoming chilly winter months. With cold temps already here, it’s…

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(NAPSI)—In the midst of a pandemic, family drama and the passing of Prince Phillip, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were shining examples of grace and optimism over the last couple of years. Picking up the pace of their Royal engagements, the couple has provided a glimpse into what the Mon…

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General Motors has begun deliveries of its Hummer EV pickup trucks coming off the production line at its Factory Zero manufacturing facility in Hamtramck, Michigan. The Hummer nameplate relaunches after being away for more than ten years, reimagined as a line of battery-electric vehicles (BE…

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The Environmental Protection Agency is finalizing new federal greenhouse gas emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks that, according to the Agency, will reduce climate pollution, improve public health, and save drivers money at the pump. (Alvaro Reyes via Unsplash)

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set new standards for greenhouse gas emissions on passenger cars and light trucks. The new rule finalizes a stricter version of the measures proposed in August 2021 and tightens some of the looser regulations that former president Donald Trump se…

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(StatePoint) Countless headlines suggest you have to drive a battery-powered electric vehicle (EV) if you care about the planet. Yet consumers, including many who want to be “green,” are still opting for gasoline-powered vehicles 98 percent of the time. What’s standing in their way?

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Ford is participating in a California initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by matching the use of electricity used to charge plug-in electric vehicles at home with 100-percent local renewable energy. (Ford)

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Ford electric vehicle (EV) owners in California will be able to charge their plug-in vehicles on zero-carbon electricity thanks to a new deal between the automaker and the California Air Resources Board (CARB). While anyone can charge their car with carbon-free electricity by installing sola…

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified a maximum all-electric range of 310 miles for the 2022 Kia EV6 when equipped with a 77.4-kWh battery and rear-wheel drive. (Kia)

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Kia's first dedicated all-electric model will be able to go 310 miles on a full charge, according to official Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) figures released this week. The new EV6 is an all-electric CUV that will be available in different versions. The long-range models will use a 77…

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Polestar, the performance electric vehicle (EV) subsidiary of Volvo Cars, announced today that the EPA has rated their Polestar 2 sedan long-range Single Motor variant to deliver 270 miles on a single charge. This range is Polestar’s most extensive yet, and one of the longest on the market t…

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(BPT) - Making New Year’s resolutions is not only a great way to ring in 2022, it’s also the perfect opportunity to spark lasting positive changes in your life. To help you set clear-cut goals and come up with a new action plan, here are some proven methods for getting more out of life in 20…

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At a media briefing in Japan, Akio Toyoda, global president of Toyota Motor Corporation, shared his vision for the future of mobility, which includes an investment of approximately $70 billion globally in electrified vehicles. (Toyota)

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It's one of the largest automakers on earth and a pioneer of hybrid technology. Still, Toyota has been anything but hurried in its development and adoption of battery electric vehicles (BEVs). Global competitors, large and small, from General Motors and Ford to Volvo and Mitsubishi, have mad…

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(BPT) - If you dream about transforming your home on a budget, chances are you've considered new paint, area rugs or window treatments. While these updates can refresh rooms without breaking the bank, there's a crucial and often overlooked design element that can truly transform a room — lighting.

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Volvo Cars and Northvolt will open a joint research and development center in Gothenburg, Sweden, as part of a $3.3 billion investment in battery development and manufacturing. (Volvo)

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Volvo Cars (Volvo) and Northvolt will build a new research and development center in Gothenburg, Sweden, to continue their work developing better batteries for the next generation of Volvo pure electric cars. The new joint R&D complex will open in 2022 and is part of a $3.3 billion inves…

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(BPT) - During the holiday season it's easy to get swept away in the excitement of gifts and entertaining. As you're enjoying the holiday also bear in mind that some simple shifts can lessen your impact on the environment.

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Every year, the environmental non-profit group CDP makes a list of how companies are doing regarding their impact on the natural world. This year, Volvo Cars (Volvo) scored an "A" rating in the climate change category, which means the automaker is considered a leader in how it discloses its …

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(BPT) - Being mindful of your personal impact can save money, reduce your carbon footprint and inspire others to adopt sustainable habits in their daily routines. Whether it’s purchasing gifts from responsible brands, building backyard biodiversity or making eco-friendly swaps around the hou…

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An executive order signed by U.S. President Joe Biden calls for a 65-percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and an all-electric fleet of government vehicles by 2035. (Isaac O. Guest IV)

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United States President Joe Biden has signed an executive order for concrete steps to reduce carbon emissions that are harmful to the environment. The goal is to achieve a 65-percent decrease in greenhouse-gas emissions by the end of the decade.

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The plan is an ambitious one, but not an unfamiliar one. As automakers worldwide from Audi to Volvo race to develop software-based connected vehicles that can offer a vast array of in-car products and subscriptions to drivers and passengers, Stellantis has announced its strategy within this realm.

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During a presentation at Stellantis Software Day, company CEO Carlos Tavares discussed the automaker's plans to deploy next-generation tech platforms and build on existing connected vehicle capabilities to transform how customers interact with their vehicles. (Stellantis)

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Toyota Motor North America has announced that it has chosen a site in Greensboro-Randolph, North Carolina, for its new $1.29 billion automotive battery manufacturing plant, to be named Toyota Battery Manufacturing, North Carolina (TBMNC). (Toyota)

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Toyota has chosen a site in Greensboro-Randolph, North Carolina, for its new $1.29 billion U.S. battery manufacturing plant. The news comes on the heels of Toyota’s announcement of a $3.4B investment in U.S. battery production through 2030.