Two brief bits of news

A couple of things to share here at the top of the morning, bearing on electric cars. First, EVgo has just secured contracts that will allow them to power all of their public charging stations with renewable energy. So much for the myth that electric vehicles just transfer emissions from the tailpipe to the power-plant smokestack. Read about it here:

Second, Erick Belmer – mentioned elsewhere on this website as the owner of “Sparky”, the 400,000+-miles Chevrolet Volt – announced yesterday that Sparky has finally died, at 477,000 miles. He has no plans to revive the car, but others have offered to buy it and restore it.