EV Stories November 4

Ford renegotiated its union contract last week, coming to a relatively speedy agreement between the automaker and its workers. The agreement includes a detailed breakdown of plant investments, including which cars will be made where.

Of particular note, the list of cars includes two full electric vehicles (F-150 and Transit), two plug-in hybrids (Escape and Lincoln Corsair), and multiple other conventional hybrids. The electric F-150 will be built alongside the standard F-150 in Ford’s main truck plant in Dearborn, Michigan, where Ford also plans to produce batteries for the electric F-150.  While the Mach E is not specifically mentioned, “Mustang derivatives” are, and it looks like that car will be built in Flat Rock, Michigan.

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EV Stories October 17

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

  • The City of Brotherly Love launches the Climate Collaborative of Greater Philadelphia.
  • An eco-friendly Oregon housing development will offer a communal electric vehicle.
  • A group of Montana high schools are using solar panels as teaching tools.
  • How power purchase agreements can help wind and solar get on the grid.

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Eco-friendly Oregon housing development will offer a communal EV

Ashland, Oregon’s The Garden Cottages is already designed to be eco-friendly. The 12 houses will also feature a communal electric vehicle for residents.

EV Stories August 29

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

  • EPA weakens regulations of environmentally harmful methane emissions.
  • 5 East coast governors urge the feds to green-light a delayed offshore wind power project.
  • Scotland is building the world’s most powerful floating tidal turbine.
  • Why Kathmandu’s trailblazing EV movement failed — yet is now making a comeback.

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EV Stories February 21

Kia will unveil a new all-electric concept car at next month’s Geneva Motor Show, and the company has released a teaser image of the vehicle.

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EV Stories February 20

The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R EV is expected to launch next year in India, and the car has been spotted road testing. It could be one of the most important vehicle/platforms in the ongoing battle against climate change and pollution in the world’s most air-polluted country.

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EV Stories February 11

Survey: Two out of three might pay more for alternative powertrain vehicle

A recent nationwide survey revealed that 66 percent of automotive consumers would consider paying more for a vehicle with an alternative powertrain.

EV Stories February 6

Lyft is bringing a new “Green Mode” to its app which allows riders to specifically request an EV or hybrid vehicle.

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EV Stories February 1

Spy photographers recently caught glimpses of an electric Peugeot 208 and Volkswagen’s electric I.D. Crozz driving around in the snow.

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EV Stories January 31

While introducing its newest V-Class van series today, Mercedes-Benz also announced plans to unveil a new all-electric concept MPV at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. This isn’t a fleet vehicle — it’s for the family segment.

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