EV Stories July 2

Nevada launched new incentives yesterday from Nevada Energy’s (NVE) annual Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstration (EVID) program that will help accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles and EV charging stations across the state.

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EV Stories June 30

US House Democrats proposed a plan today to bring the US economy to net zero by 2050. This would include transitioning to EVs and green energy with tax incentives, new infrastructure, and government mandates.

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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • McDonald’s UK will install InstaVolt EV rapid charging points at drive-thru restaurants.
  • US House Democrats have unveiled a net zero by 2050 plan for the economy.
  • US solar farms are now expected to have a life span of more than 30 years.

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EV Stories June 15

A research team at DeSmog has debunked the messaging of an organization that calls itself the “Transportation Fairness Alliance.” It proclaims itself to be in favor of “competitive and equitable transportation,” but it’s actually a powerful, anti-EV, pro-fossil-fuel lobbying group.

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EV Stories June 11

Michelin’s Movin’On Summit was held virtually last week, and five sustainable mobility companies won its Startup Challenge because they stood out as being able to move from “ambition to action.”

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EV Stories June 8

The British government is considering offering drivers up to £6,000 to swap their ICE cars for electric vehicles ahead of a plan to relaunch the economy, according to the Telegraph.

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EV Stories May 26

Europe attracted €60 billion in investments for electric vehicles in 2019 — compared to China’s €17.1 billion the same year.

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EV Stories April 27

The LA-based public-private Transportation Electrification Partnership is proposing a nationwide $150 billion plan to support zero-emissions vehicles. The proposal was sent last week to House and Senate leadership, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

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EV Stories April 15

Compare the Market, a UK-based car insurance comparison website, looked up the price of a Nissan Leaf in 49 countries. It pulled the offered price right from the official Nissan website of the latest model in February 2020. The lowest price was $28,620 in Spain. The steepest Leaf price was in Singapore at $110,326.

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EV Stories April 13

Pandemic stay-at-home orders are getting more consumers to consider buying an electric car. And the coronavirus lockdown is also inspiring more people to take daily walks in the neighborhood.

On my strolls in the East Bay, across from San Francisco, I see several EVs on every block. With my neighbors sheltering in place, I am also discovering a lot of driveways with two green vehicles. I never would have expected some of the combinations – or all the different ways to set up home charging for two EVs.

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