Electric Vehicles

Columbus City Council tonight is expected to approve new regulations governing the operation of microtransit vehicles.

The Smart Columbus initiative on Wednesday announced an incentive for developers and property owners to install electric vehicle charging stations.

Columbus residents will have a chance to test-drive electric cars without cost or obligation in October.

West Chester-based AK Steel Holding Corporation will receive up to 1.8 million dollars from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop an advanced electrical steel that could be used in hybrid electric vehicles. 

Swedish home furnishing retailer Ikea says it will install three electric-vehicle charging stations at its Polaris store, which is currently under construction.

Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research

More electric vehicle charging stations are coming to the Columbus area. Jim Letizia reports.  

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Ohio Governor John Kasich say an automotive testing facility near Columbus will get a 45 million dollar grant to expand as the state attempts to become a  leader in autonomous vehicle research and smart road technology. 


Carbon emitting vehicles are among the primary sources of the greenhouse gases that fuel global climate change.