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Electric cars Stories July 28

Now that the US Senate has an agreement on the reform of the federal tax credit for electric vehicles, it looks like it might finally happen after roughly two years of work. Though it’s still pending a vote.

But it does bring up an interesting question: Will it make EV sales crash until the end of the year since it’s not retroactive?

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Electric cars Stories July 27

The US Senate is going to move forward with a sweeping new bill after Senator Joe Manchin finally accepted to include investments to curb climate change. The new bill is going to include the long-awaited electric vehicle tax credit reform that is going to give back access to the tax credit to Tesla GM vehicles, along with other changes.

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Electric cars Stories July 25

The average electric car price in the United States hit $66,000 last month – a more than 13% increase year over year. That’s a bit disappointing since the promise has been that EV prices would come down, but this price increase isn’t the whole story.

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Electric cars Stories July 5

A new study in the UK shows that 100% of new car buyers in the country are ready to go electric for the right price.

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Electric cars Stories June 28

The European Union is about to vote on banning the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2035, and five countries are planning to push to delay the move to electric car-only by five years.

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Electric cars Stories May 31

BloombergNEF today released its seventh annual Electric Vehicle Outlook. While the study also makes longer-term predictions, here’s where its researchers think electric vehicle adoption is going between now and 2025.

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Electric cars Stories May 27

The number of consumers looking to buy electric vehicles has hit 52%, according to the latest EY Mobility Consumer Index (MCI). This is the first time the number has exceeded 50%, and it represents a rise of 22 percentage points in just two years.

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Electric cars Stories May 20

Spoiler alert: Electric vehicles are the future, and they’re destined to replace fossil fuel-powered cars. Unless you’ve got your head firmly buried in the sand, that won’t come as a shocker to you.

But credit where credit is due. We humans, we’re a pretty ingenious animal. We figured out how to build massive societies fueled in large part by poking holes in the ground and then burning the super-pressurized pre-historic algae we found. That was a neat trick, until we realized that it had the small downside of destroying the world we’re leaving for our kids. Whoops.

Now we’re in the process of righting that wrong. Some are embracing the change wholeheartedly, and others are being dragged into the future, kicking and screaming. But make no mistake, it’s the future and it’s coming.

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Electric cars Stories May 5

Last month, I set out on a road trip in a Ford Mustang Mach-E in the south of the US from Asheville, North Carolina to Jackson, Mississippi, and back to see if the traditionally more conservative region is ready for the electric revolution.

Here’s my account of the experience.

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Electric cars Stories April 28

Electric car sales in the United States jumped to a record high of over 200,000 vehicles during the last quarter (Q1 2022).

It’s a good sign, but the US EV market is still extremely reliant on Tesla and California.

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Electric cars Stories April 12

Automakers worldwide will spend more than a half trillion dollars to develop new electric cars and passenger trucks, and also on battery manufacturing, through 2030, according to the latest report by London-based sustainability consultancy firm ERM for the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).

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Electric cars Stories March 28

JB Straubel, Tesla’s longtime Chief Technology Officer, has given some insight into how long he believes electric vehicle batteries should last — about 15 years. This is critical for Straubel’s new business.

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Electric cars Stories March 22

Electric cars are now three to six times cheaper to drive in the US as gas prices are getting higher and more volatile.

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Electric cars Stories February 17

To what extent are electric vehicles better than gas cars for the environment? Experts at the Argonne National Laboratory, a US Department of Energy science and engineering research center in Lemont, Illinois, are inviting the public to listen in as they discuss the best ways to measure greenhouse gas emissions.

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Electric cars Stories February 10

The US Departments of Transportation and Energy today announced that nearly $5 billion is earmarked for a national electric vehicle charging network under the new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program established by President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

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Electric cars Stories February 2

The global market share of electric cars more than doubled in 2021, marking a clear acceleration of electric vehicle adoption around the world – albeit some markets lag behind.

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Electric cars Stories January 25

Ola Electric is known for its low-cost and high-performance electric scooters, but the company has previously teased the idea of adding two more wheels and producing full-size electric cars. Now we’re getting a better idea of what an Ola electric car might look like.

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Electric cars Stories January 21

Vehicle manufacturers are ramping up electric vehicle production, so big companies like Amazon, AT&T, and IKEA are telling vehicle manufacturers what kinds of EVs they want. Here’s the “blueprint” that members of the Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance are today presenting to makers like Volvo, GM, and Daimler explaining which EVs they want to purchase in the United States over the next five years.

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Electric cars Stories November 10, 2021

At COP26, several major countries and automakers have agreed to set a new goal to go all-electric by 2040.

The goal is uninspired and likely useless.

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Electric cars Stories October 26, 2021

Electric vehicles will grow from 0.7% of the global light-duty vehicle (LDV) fleet in 2020 to 31% in 2050, reaching 672 million EVs, predicts the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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Electric cars Stories October 22, 2021

Tesla vehicle drivers are familiar with completing most of the car-buying or leasing steps online. But according to new research from global business management consultants EY, not everyone is ready to ditch the car dealership experience. It’s a familiar car-buying experience, especially for those who haven’t yet switched to electric cars. But dealerships are going to have to adapt quickly to the changes brought by the arrival of electric cars, or they’ll be left behind.

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Electric cars Stories October 19, 2021

Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi today announced that it plans to launch its first electric car in the first half of 2024, and then a new car in each of the following three years. It’s aiming for total sales of 900,000 electric cars in those three years.

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Electric cars Stories September 29, 2021

Analysis of Google search data revealed that online searches for electric cars in the UK exploded 1,600% on September 24 – the day that gas shortages became a widespread problem across the country.

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Electric cars Stories September 21, 2021

The Munich Motor Show 2021 was fantastically packed full of crazy concepts, futuristic designs, and curiously cool EVs. We know that many of these concept designs won’t make it to production, but they are indications of what’s coming, and that’s something to get excited about.

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Electric cars Stories September 11, 2021

Democrats have proposed an updated electric car incentive program at the federal level, which would go through their $3.5 trillion social spending bill.

It would remove the limit on the number of vehicles and replace it with a timeline, introduce a higher payout up to $12,500 and make it point-of-sale, but there are also new restrictions that would put Tesla at a $4,500 disadvantage.

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Electric cars Stories August 16, 2021

Norway shows us yet another glimpse of the future as electric cars are making gas-powered car sales vanish in the market.

The latest new car sales data from Norway shows a gas-powered car market disappearing at an insane pace.

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Electric cars Stories August 11, 2021

The US Senate has voted to approve a non-binding resolution setting a $40,000 threshold on the price of electric cars that would be eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit.

However, the measure has just passed as the Democrats are working to reform the EV incentive program.

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Electric cars Stories August 5, 2021

President Joe Biden announces a new executive order to set “a new target to make half of all new vehicles sold in 2030 zero-emissions vehicles.”

In order to get there, Biden reiterated that they are working on a new point-of-sale EV incentive.

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Electric cars Stories August 3, 2021

Allegra Stratton, British prime minister Boris Johnson’s climate spokesperson, says she won’t switch to an electric car yet because she has range anxiety. So she drives a “third-hand” diesel Volkswagen Golf instead.

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Electric cars Stories July 21, 2021

A new study dispels the persistent myth that electric cars pollute just as much as gas-powered cars because they charge on a “dirty” electric grid, and mining for battery materials is polluting.

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Electric cars Stories May 27, 2021

New data from the UK’s Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) reflects which parts of the UK are adopting electric vehicles the quickest, and it’s not London or its southeastern suburbs. And while there’s been a big jump in just a year, the mountain Britain has to climb to reach its 2030 target is still high.

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A new bill to reform the federal electric car tax incentive in the US has passed the US Senate Finance Committee.

It includes increasing the electric vehicle tax credit to up to $12,500, but it was expertly crafted to give less to Tesla vehicle buyers.

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Electric cars Stories April 7, 2021

Norway’s internal combustion engine car sales (petrol and diesel) are crashing to now just a handful per month, and the rest of the world will follow faster than you might think.

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Electric cars Stories April 6, 2021

The US federal government is currently looking to include a ramp-up of investments in electrification as part of a massive infrastructure bill.

It’s unclear how the money will be spent, but we are now hearing that the electric car tax credit could increase to $10,000.

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Electric cars Stories March 16, 2021

Tesla has lobbied the UK government to promote higher taxes for gas-powered vehicles, or petrol cars, as they would say, as well as the proposed ban on internal combustion engine vehicles.

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Electric cars Stories March 1, 2021

A new study did a deep dive into the emissions from the full life cycles, from petroleum extraction to mining, of both electric cars and fossil fuel-powered cars.

The result is unsurprising but needed to dispel misinformation.

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Electric cars Stories January 22, 2021

A new Electric Vehicle Experience (EVX) Ownership Study by JD Power shows that electric car owners will not go back to gas, but brand loyalty is a bit more “fickle.”

Tesla is enjoying a strong lead in EV experience.

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Electric cars Stories January 1, 2021

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It’s a new year, and we’re taking a look at what 2021 might hold for electric pickup trucks, electric cars, higher volumes, and more.

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Electric cars Stories December 21, 2020

A new US survey shows that interest in electric vehicles is increasing, but the expected massive shift in consumer thinking has yet to happen in the United States.

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Electric cars Stories December 15, 2020

Electric vehicle sales are currently surging in Europe with market share reaching new records in several countries.

They are doing it with electric cars that are not available in North America.

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Electric cars Stories November 25, 2020

Black Friday deals are here! Our Electric Vehicle Price Guide and Electric Vehicle Lease Guide have been updated with the latest EV offers, many of which are set to expire on November 30. Below are some of the best lease deals and discounts we’ve found…

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Electric cars Stories September 29, 2020

President Donald Trump claimed support for electric cars during the presidential debate with former Vice President Joe Biden and appeared to take credit for the federal EV tax credit implemented during the Obama administration.

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Electric cars Stories April 24, 2020

On Earth Day, a documentary entitled “Planet of the Humans” appeared on Michael Moore’s YouTube channel. You might expect a film from the acclaimed rabble-rousing film director, who served as executive producer, to champion the cause of clean-energy technology and electric vehicles. Instead, the movie characterizes solar and wind energy as a sell-out to corporate America. And EVs are just a means for utility companies to burn more coal.

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Electric cars Stories February 28, 2020

The bubble car is back, thanks to the upcoming all-electric Microlino. And now we’re getting word that the adorable little EV is getting a fun little electric scooter sidekick as well.

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Electric cars Stories October 25, 2019

Chuck Schumer, the senate’s Democratic minority leader, has announced a new $462 billion electric car incentive plan that they want to push if elected. expand full story

Electric cars Stories September 14, 2019

  • 2019 could feature some of the most extreme weather in 20 years. And yes, climate change is a major catalyst.
  • The UN says that the climate crisis is the greatest threat ever to human rights.
  • Why are hurricanes getting stronger? Three reasons.
  • British farmers say we don’t need to stop consuming beef to address the climate crisis.
  • And more…

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Electric cars Stories August 28, 2019

California, which is seen as the leader in electric vehicle adoption in the US, is still nowhere near its goal to have 5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by the end of the next decade. expand full story

Electric cars Stories July 31, 2019

A big part of the general public still doesn’t see all-electric cars as a viable option for their next vehicle.

JD Power confirms that in a new study and shows that there are still a lot of improvements to be made on the consumer education front when it comes to EVs. expand full story

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