20 new electric vehicles driving onto the scene in 2022

November 29, 2021 by  
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Technology is advancing at the speed of light. Fortunately, some of that innovative effort is being funneled into more efficient and more appealing electric vehicles . As the new year approaches, production lines are rolling out a variety of new options at all ends of the electric vehicle spectrum, from luxury rides, to trucks, to recreational vehicles.  Audi E-tron GT The 2022 Audi E-tron GT shares some body-style characteristics with the notable Porsche Taycan. Along with the sporty look, the dual electric motors crank out a combined output of 469 horsepower. There’s also a higher-performance Audi RS E-tron GT that shows up with 637 horsepower. EPA fuel-economy is pending, but is estimated to come in at around 232 to 238 miles. Related: Kalk anti-poaching e-bikes join the battle in the African bush Audi Q4 E-tron Not quite as expensive as the Q5, the Audi Q4 E-tron gives an option for those seeking a compact luxury SUV . The rear-wheel drive Q4 40 offers a single electric motor and 201 horsepower while the Q4 50 has two electric engines with a combined 295 horsepower output. There is also a Sportback model to consider.  BMW i4 The all-new electric vehicle by BMW offers the identifiable style of the Gran Coupe and a distinctive front grille with a base model in the eDrive40 and a dual-motor all-wheel drive in the M50. Range estimates predict 245 to 300 miles.  Bollinger B1 and B2 Some vehicles just make a statement and the long-anticipated Bollinger models are expected to deliver on that front. Love them or hate them, customers have been waiting through production delays, so we may see some roll out by the end of 2022.  These rugged beasts mirror the days of the classic Land Rover, yet aim to deliver 200 miles of range without the environmental impact. It’s exciting to see the EV world moving offroad, as well as addressing improved performance such as towing and hauling. The B2 is expected to handle a 7,500 lbs tow and have a payload capacity of 5,000 pounds.  Cadillac Lyriq This isn’t your grandparents’ Cadillac . In fact, the Lyriq is an SUV built for a new generation of modern EV enthusiasts that have been considering the likes of the Tesla Model Y, Jaguar I-Pace and Audi E-Tron. In addition to the comforts one would expect from a Cadillac, the Lyriq promises to deliver a 300 mile range. The company just began taking orders with a deposit to hold your place in the production line. Canoo Lifestyle Vehicle Let’s have some fun. This is the 2022 version of the original Volkswagen van, with a much greener design . Canoo is set to launch next year and is promoting it as a multi-purpose rig that can haul or accommodate sleepovers. The starting price is approachable at $34,750 and estimates 250 miles of range.  2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV It’s new, yet familiar. That’s because it’s basically a longer version of the widely successful Bolt . It’s a crossover SUV with front-wheel drive and an estimated 247 miles of range. Ford F-150 Lightning Truck lovers unite on Ford’s F-150 Lightning . The EV market started with small cars, so the fact that we’re finally moving into mainstream options for big rigs in the EV world will open the doors to an entirely new customer base. While it looks like the much beloved F-150, this full-size crew-cab truck comes in several trim options at different price points. There will be two battery options that provide 230 to 300 miles of range.  Fisker Ocean Now we even have entirely new companies joining the party too. Fisker was founded in 2016, so they’re likely just as excited as consumers to see the first model roll out next year. There aren’t many details yet, but it’s one to watch. Ford E-Transit When you need to haul cargo or passengers, the Ford E-transit can meet the demands without the carbon emission waste . Although it only offers a 126-mile range, Ford anticipates the E-Transit will offer an option for companies to make deliveries on regular routes with lower impact.  Genesis GV60 Adding to the slightly less-luxury-class of the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5 , the GV60 hatchback will provide another option and will offer a variety of models and trims. GMC Hummer EV Pickup The easily identifiable GMC Hummer EV Pickup makes a statement in its massive composure, yet leaves behind a small footprint. The off-road design will take you places and the three electric motors will haul a load. However, you’ll have to get on a waitlist for this one or wait for other trims to be released next year.  Hyundai Ioniq 5 The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is an EV with many of the features you’d expect from the brand, but an entirely new exterior. The rollout may be sooner than expected as it may even hit the market before the end of 2021. There are a variety of trims and models with ranges from 244 to 300 miles. Kia EV6 Comparable to the Hyundai Ioniq 5 in many ways, the Kia EV6 brings battery options to an SUV-hatchback with a range up to 300 miles.  Lucid Air If you think Tesla is the only brand offering a sleek electric sedan, check out the much-anticipated Lucid Air. Not only will it bring a high-score for visual appeal, but it’s likely to set a new standard for energy-efficiency with a range estimate of 451 to 520 miles. Mazda MX-30 Another recognizable automaker is entering the EV market with Mazda’s MX-30 hatchback . The range is low at 100 miles and it will initially only be released in California, but we look forward to future redesigns.  Mercedes-Benz EQB and EQS What could be better than Mercedes-Benz quality blended with environment-loving EV technology? The fact there are two models to choose from. In fact, M-B plans to roll out a host of new electric SUVs and sedans over the next few years. The EQS carries a hefty price tag at around $100,000, but the EQB offers more affordability at half the price. While they work on a longer range, for a rig this size, the estimated 260 miles is worth consideration.  Rivian R1T Like we said, it’s fun to see EV trucks compete in the market. The all-new, fully-electric Rivian R1T brings four electric motors and notable ground clearance, so it’s suited for off-road action or a trip to the store. The range estimate is 316 miles.  Subaru Solterra Here again, we have yet another identifiable name with a first-time EV release. The Subaru Solterra has been a long time coming and will offer standard with all-wheel drive.  Volvo C40 Recharge Finally, at the end of the alphabet we have Volvo ’s first 100% EV. The all-wheel drive and dual motors offer a ride of 210 miles between charges. Via JD Power and Business Insider Lead images via Pexels

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Find the best eco-friendly deals for Black Friday here

November 23, 2021 by  
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Before you throw in the towel on your good intentions to shop conscientiously this season, check out these deals we’ve rounded up that are sure to get you headed in the right direction. Ella Ola If you’re looking for  plant-based  skincare for the smallest family members, you’ll find a great Black Friday deal at Ella Ola. All products are free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, oxybenzone, steroids, synthetic fragrances, PEGs, dyes, formaldehyde releasers and propylene glycol. Enter code SALE20 at checkout. It will be active from Nov. 26-29. Related: 9 tips for eco-friendly Black Friday, Cyber Monday shopping Allyoos For hair care stocking stuffers, look to this plant-based brand at a discount. Enter code LOVEMYHAIR25 on the Allyoos website for 25% off your entire order now through Nov. 26. Shop Allyoos Shampoo and Conditioner on Amazon Little Spoon It’s the season of special treats in the  food  and drink department, so include the babies and toddlers in the occasion with organic, non-GMO baby food and healthy finger foods for toddlers. Use code BLACKFRIDAY4LIFE to get 50% off your first box of Babyblends or Plates plus free meals in every order for life. Promo ends Nov. 29. Dropps This is one of our favorite laundry and dishwasher pod brands. They offer a variety of scents and an ever-expanding line of products. Plus, the company has entertaining advertising. They don’t take themselves too seriously, but they do put a critical eye on protecting the  environment . Use code BF2021 at checkout for a 30% discount on the Dropps website. Ends Nov. 28.  Shops Dropps Laundry Detergent Pods on Amazon Pact As far as organic clothing goes, Pact is one of the most affordable brands out there. It offers a breadth of clothing options from bras to leggings to tees and hoodies. Grab a discount from Nov. 22-29 with deals like all bedding 30% off, all bath 40% off, men’s and women’s socks at 50% off, men’s sleepwear 25% off, and goods for baby and kids starting at 30% off. Soothi Journals Each journal is made from repurposed leather and tree-free paper, for an eco-friendly gift-giving option that can be personalized with your choice of saying on the front. Soothi gives back to the planet by planting one tree for each sale. Plus, they’ve got some good deals going. Use code CELEBRATE to take 25% off your entire order. Or buy one and get one 40% off with code 1FORME1FORYOU. A third option is to buy two journals and receive a free tote bag with code GIFTME. Check out the site for more! Shop Soothi Journals on Amazon Essentia Mattresses If you’ve been in the market for a new mattress and have scouted out environmentally-friendly brands, you may have run across Essentia, the first natural memory foam mattress on the market. For Black Friday, it’s offering 25% off the entire store, including organic mattresses, organic pillows, foundations, kid’s items, pet beds and more. With the purchase of a Lifestyle, Performance, or Wholebody Recovery mattress, you’ll also receive two free organic pillows ($300 Value). Essentia offers free shipping, a 120-Night mattress sleep trial, and a 20-year mattress warranty. Sale ends Nov. 28. Novica Novica is a marketplace that brings together producers and buyers around the globe. All products support the mission to celebrate individual artisans making hand-crafted items. There’s a vast range of options from housewares to fashion to jewelry. Use code SAVE10 for $10 off $50 or code SAVE15 for $15 off $100. Code SAVE25 takes $25 off $150. All codes are valid Nov. 22-27. Mightly Organic kids clothing brand Mightly is fair trade certified and offering a discount on those picture-perfect Christmas morning pajamas. Use code PJBOGO for buy one get one half off all pajamas on Black Friday (Nov. 26) and Cyber Monday (Nov. 29). Shop Mightly on Amazon EarthHero This is where the planet’s superheroes shop for gifts. Each item offers details of the sustainability aspects. Every product is so carefully curated, EarthHero is calling it Green Friday instead of Black Friday. Find books, bags, cookware, clothing,  plastic alternatives, cleaning products, camping supplies and countless other items. Get shopping with code BF2021 for 20% off sitewide. Five trees will be planted for each order. Code is valid Nov. 15 through Dec. 1. United by Blue With sustainable practices at its core, United by Blue has earned B-Corp certification. Choose innovative, recycled, eco-friendly and  natural materials  like BisonShield™, SoftHemp™, EcoKnit™, (R)evolution™ and EcoDry™. The company manufactures all types of clothing for men and women, including accessories and shoes. There is also an assortment of household items, from books to candles to rugs and more. Discounts have already begun with 20% off regular-priced items sitewide through Nov. 29 (no code needed). From Nov. 24 through Dec. 5, take an additional 50% off sale items with code TGIF. Shop United by Blue on Amazon Xtrema Choose from all sizes, shapes and styles of 100% ceramic, non-toxic cookware . If you’re ready to invest, Black Friday (Nov. 25-28) is a good time to do it. Take 25% off everything, and they’ll throw in free shipping for orders over $75. Made Trade It’s all about fair trade at Made Trade. All products on the online marketplace are sustainably and ethically made. This women-owned business is both Carbon Neutral Certified and a member of 1% For The Planet. You can use the filter to scout out products made from  recycled materials  and scan for information regarding the types of owners, whether it’s fair trade, and more. You choose whether to take a discount or give back your savings. Take 10% off your order with code GET10, or give 10% with code GIVE10. Donations go to The Giving Grove, a nonprofit that plants urban orchards to provide food-insecure communities access to fresh, nutritious food. Codes are valid Nov. 26-29.  Via Conscious Life and Style , Mindful Momma   Lead image via Pexels  Images via Ella Ola, Dropps, Soothi, Mightly, and Xtrema When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn commissions at no cost to you.

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Turns out, many Americans actually do support climate action

November 23, 2021 by  
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Americans are open to new climate change policies as long as they offer environmental, social and economic benefits. This is according to social scientists Janet K. Swim and Nathaniel Geiger. According to the two, many Americans are willing to embrace positive climate change policies regardless of political affiliation. Swim, a professor of psychology at Penn State, and Geiger, assistant professor of communication at Indiana University, say that their studies sought to understand people’s opinions on climate issues. They found some climate policies to be more popular than others. In general, they observed that Americans are willing to accept policies that offer incentives, as opposed to policies that punish. Related: Australia’s climate policy ranks last out of 60 countries As they explain in Renewable Energy World, “For example, about one-third of the respondents thought the disincentives for individuals would have more social harms than benefits, while only about 10% thought the same for other policy options.” In two recent studies, the researchers sampled responses from over 265 participants, ranging from ages 18 to 80. The participants were diverse in terms of political affiliation. The researchers found that 87% of the respondents preferred policies that increase renewable energy over those that decrease energy use. At the same time, 77% of respondents also showed support for policies that require energy reduction. Many respondents also thought that policies that promote increased green energy production, such as solar and wind, were better than policies that require people to stop using air conditioning without providing an alternative. The researchers say they were surprised that respondents’ political affiliations did not have a big influence on their preferences. This is coming at a time when political leaders have been accused of polarizing their supporters against specific climate policies. This study helps shed some light on how policies can be framed for public appeal. Overall, the researchers say that while “it may not always make sense for politicians to promote climate policy with the greatest public support…changing policies to increase their positive social impact – a carbon tax that rebates the proceeds to citizens is an example – can help win public support.” Via Renewable Energy World Lead image via Pixabay

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Chemour’s Sheryl Telford on what it takes to reach their net zero goals

November 18, 2021 by  
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This video is sponsored by Chemours. Jim Giles, Carbon Analyst at GreenBiz, interviewed Sheryl Telford, Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President of Environmental Health and Safety at Chemours, during VERGE 21 (October 25-28, 2021). View archived videos from the conference here: https://www.greenbiz.com/tag/verge-21-archive

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WSP’s Tom Lewis on adopting an integrated approach to sustainability targets

November 18, 2021 by  
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This video is sponsored by WSP. Jim Giles, Carbon Analyst at GreenBiz, interviewed Tom Lewis, Senior Executive of Climate, Resilience and Sustainability at WSP USA, during VERGE 21 (October 25-28, 2021). View archived videos from the conference here: https://www.greenbiz.com/tag/verge-21-archive

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Ecolab’s Mike Duijser on supply chain strategies to advance carbon reduction

November 18, 2021 by  
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This video is sponsored by Ecolab. John Davies, Senior Vice President and Analyst at GreenBiz, interviewed Mike Duijser, Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer at Ecolab, during VERGE 21 (October 25-28, 2021). View archived videos from the conference here: https://www.greenbiz.com/tag/verge-21-archive

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We need to talk about farming, agriculture and emissions

November 11, 2021 by  
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Many plant-based activists claim that leaders at  COP26  aren’t paying enough attention to methane emissions from agriculture. They say that a global change in diet toward veganism could help slow climate change. Animal agriculture contributes about 20% to human-caused climate change. The need for grazing land also drives  deforestation . But the two-week climate talks in Glasgow lumped talk about agriculture into a themed “Nature Day” last Saturday, along with land and ocean management. Related: COP26’s meaty menu sparks controversy over emissions “The scale and speed of the shift that is needed to halt and reverse the climate damage caused by livestock demands world leaders to take decisive action,” said Sean Mackenney of the Humane Society International, as reported by CBC. “COP26 has been framed as a Race to Zero. But in its refusal to set ambitious targets and strategies to meaningfully reduce the kinds of impacts of animal  agriculture , it is more like a gentle Sunday stroll,” he said. Activists brought their point to the skies, flying four huge inflatable animals outside the Glasgow talks despite strong winds. Their symbolic choices were a 40-foot cow representing  methane  emissions, a fish for microplastics, a chicken for health and COVID and a pig representing obesity. Farming , of course, is a complicated issue and ranges from giant operations to small family farms that produce about a third of the world’s food. Activists propose a range of solutions, from full veganism to a world of lab-grown meat to modifying farmland to create more wetlands and forests. There’s also the question of subsidies and whether farmers should be exempt from carbon taxes. “The scale and speed of the shift that is needed to halt and reverse the climate damage caused by livestock demands world leaders to take decisive action,” said Sean Mackenney of the Humane Society International, as reported by CBC. “COP26 has been framed as a Race to Zero. But in its refusal to set ambitious targets and strategies to meaningfully reduce the kinds of impacts of animal agriculture, it is more like a gentle Sunday stroll,” he said. Activists brought their point to the skies, flying four huge inflatable animals outside the Glasgow talks despite strong winds. Their symbolic choices were a 40-foot cow representing  methane  emissions, a fish for microplastics, a chicken for health and COVID and a pig representing obesity. Farming, of course, is a complicated issue and ranges from giant operations to small family farms that produce about a third of the world’s food . Activists propose a range of solutions, from full veganism to a world of lab-grown meat to modifying farmland to create more wetlands and forests. There’s also the question of subsidies and whether farmers should be exempt from carbon taxes. In terms of individual choices, cutting  meat  consumption is one of the most effective ways for people to reduce their carbon footprints. But people have a strong gut reaction to anyone trying to take away their meat — kind of like if you made them get vaccinated during a public health crisis or pried their guns out of their hands. A comment on the CBC website summed up people’s feelings about individual rights versus global survival: “My right to choose whatever diet I think to be best for myself and my own health is something I am willing to use whatever force may be required to defend.” If agricultural emissions are to be reduced, it’s likely going to take mandates from on high, rather than enough individuals deciding to do the right thing. Via CBC , The Guardian Lead image via Pexels

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Intuit creates marketplace to help SMBs take climate action

November 2, 2021 by  
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A growing number of small and midsize enterprises are seeking ways to reduce their carbon footprint, but many find their options for doing so overly complicated or expensive.

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Only transformative net-zero implementation will meet the climate crisis

November 2, 2021 by  
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Here’s what climate leadership should look like in future.

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