Rebecca Bellan

Rebecca Bellan is a journalist who covers transportation, sustainability, cities, social media, and technology. Her work has been featured in Forbes.com, CityLab, The Daily Beast, The Atlantic, Mother Jones, and more.
Rebecca Bellan
Return of Cash for Clunkers: The government’s case for the return of the car scrapping scheme

The Biden administration has embraced Senator Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) idea of paying people to scrap old vehicles and buy new electric ones instead.  You might remember the Obama-era days of Cash for Clunkers, a federal scheme launched during the Great Recession of 2009 as an attempt to stimulate the economy by spurring new vehicle sales. […]

by Rebecca Bellan
2/26/2021
What you need to know about federal tax incentives for EVs

At the start of February, House Democrats introduced a new version of the GREEN Act which aims to revise the federal tax incentives for electric vehicle purchase, among other tax code revisions. If approved, the 2021 GREEN Act will open Tesla and GM to federal EV tax credits again.  Currently, qualifying electric vehicles are eligible […]

by Rebecca Bellan
2/24/2021
What are Pete Buttigieg’s plans and what can we expect from his Department of Transportation?

The National Climate Task Force, created as part of the series of executive orders enacted by President Joe Biden, had its first meeting on February 11 to discuss a governmentwide approach to tackling climate change, creating jobs, and achieving environmental justice. The Biden administration, which has rejoined the Paris Accords, pledges to eliminate fossil fuel […]

by Rebecca Bellan
2/16/2021
Blink Charging bets big on revenue from charger utilization, owner-operator model

As countries around the world announce zero emissions goals for the near future, the electric vehicle charging infrastructure market is expected to grow exponentially. In 2020, the market size was valued at $15 billion, a number that analysts predict will increase at a rate of 33.4% year-over-year until 2028.  “The industry is literally on fire, […]

by Rebecca Bellan
2/11/2021
What the Biden presidency could mean for transportation

The results of the January 5 Georgia Senate runoffs have given a major boost to President-elect Joe Biden’s plans for transportation reform. With both Congress and the White House in the hands of Democrats, transformative legislation on electrification, urban mobility and transportation infrastructure looks promising.  Just as promising is Biden’s selection of former mayor of […]

by Rebecca Bellan
1/14/2021