EVs Stories May 21

Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory published research on how the supply chains of rare earth minerals respond to disruptions. This could include natural disasters, labor or trade disputes, construction delays – and pandemics.

The team found that mineral supply chain disruptions have long-range impacts that affect the costs and availability of electric vehicles.

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EVs Stories April 15

Two powerful corporate networks that represent more than 80 companies with a combined $1.3 trillion in annual revenue have today written to the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The pair of letters calls for interim strong fuel economy and emission standards and 100% zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) sales of light-duty vehicles by 2035 at the latest.

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EVs Stories January 13

This affordable HEPA air purifier is made for cars

Tesla models S and X offer HEPA air filtration, and some Model Ys in China are featuring it, too. But as a whole, electric vehicles don’t come equipped with HEPA – high-efficiency particulate air – filters. That’s where Scosche’s new FrescheAir Portable HEPA Air Purifier comes in, as it’s made especially for cars.

EVs Stories September 8, 2020

South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced virtually, at the first International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies, that in a $17 billion investment, the country will boost the number of electric cars from the current 110,000 to 1.13 million by 2025, and increase the number of hydrogen vehicles from 8,000 to 200,000.

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EVs Stories June 23, 2020

As Electrek previously reported, the $5 million Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) Impact Fund launched on January 15. LACI is working to eradicate monoculturalism in cleantech startups by bringing on its most diverse cohort yet in spring 2020. More than 50% of participating founders are of color, and nearly 40% are women. We hear from three of those founders in the LACI spring cohort below.

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EVs Stories October 16, 2019

EV sales are exploding. Here’s how utilities can keep up — and why you should care

There will be more than 20 million electric vehicles driving on US roads by 2030. The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has released a new report, “Planning for an Electric Vehicle Future: How Utilities Can Succeed,” which details how utilities across the US can — and must — prepare to meet the rapidly growing charging needs of all those EVs.

EVs Stories October 15, 2019

Transportation is the largest source of CO2 emissions, and the majority of that pollution comes from city and suburb driving. The New York Times created an interactive map that shows the amount of emissions from cars and trucks have risen since 1990. Florida’s auto-emissions rates in its metropolitan areas did not fare well, to put it mildly.

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EVs Stories October 11, 2019

Electric vehicles could benefit health more than climate in China

A new study published in Nature Sustainability finds that China’s fleet of electric vehicles could save lives. In other words, “Fleet electrification in China could have more health benefits than net climate benefits in the next decade, which should be realized by policymakers to develop cost-effective strategies for EV development.”

EVs Stories January 30, 2019

A new report claims the electric vehicle market will reach a “tipping point” in 2022, when the cost of owning a BEV will equal that of owning a gas or diesel vehicle. The analysis comes from Deloitte, which also foresees EVs grabbing ten percent of the total market by 2024.

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EVs Stories March 11, 2017

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In this week’s top stories: The latest Tesla Model 3 news and a prototype sighting, an Autopilot 2.0 update, Gigafactory battery production plans, and EV news from Detroit Electric and Nissan.

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