Electric Vehicle Weekly News Roundup – Oct 19

“The U.S. Has 1 Million Electric Vehicles, but Does It Matter?” The article includes a summary of the current dire need for EVs as a solution to decarbonizing our transportation sector, the global market summary, manufacturer sentiment, and how local leadership can guide the U.S. there. It references the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report […]

Electric Vehicle Weekly News Roundup – Oct 5

Electric Vehicles Volkswagen appears to have concrete plans to back-up their announcement last week of 10 million EVs. They laid out details of the Modular Electric Toolkit/MEB platform, which will be the base for their electric fleet among other aspects of how they plan to turn out high production numbers of EVs. Read on, here. […]

Electric Vehicle Weekly News Roundup – Sept 28

Electric Vehicles Groupe PSA, a French automaker, says it will offer 15 electrified versions of all of its new cars designed as of 2019 and may offer them in the U.S. Electric Bus Maker Proterra Secures $155 Million Investment Led By Daimler. This is a ‘big-trucking’ deal! When heavy-duty truck maker Daimler and electric bus maker […]

Electric Vehicle Weekly News Roundup – Sept 21

Electric Vehicles It appears that Korean auto manufacturers have a winning combination with their EV lineup. The article Look Out, Jaguar, Mercedes, Audi, & BMW — Kia Niro SUV Has Better Efficiency & Range, At Half The Price! explains why. Also this week, Audi launched their production version of the e-tron SUV, which will be […]

VW Settlement Update

In July 2016, Volkswagen (VW) agreed to a multiple-part settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency as a result of the illegal installation of ‘defeat devices’ on their diesel engines in violation of the Clean Air Act. There are two key programs of that settlement that offer emissions reduction opportunities for states: 1. A Zero Emissions […]

Electric Vehicle Weekly News Roundup – Sept 14

Electric Vehicles Last week we highlighted an article explaining the inefficiencies of a traditional internal combustion engine. This week we bring you a contrasting graphic and information from the U.S. Department of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, which demonstrates why EVs are such a better option to traditional internal combustion engines: 77%-82% of Energy Put into […]

Electric Vehicle Weekly News Roundup – Sept 7

Electric Vehicles The article Mercedes Challenges Tesla With an All-Electric SUV describes how legacy auto-maker Mercedes-Benz, among others, are working to get ahead of the electric vehicle curve and are taking on all-electric Tesla. The freshly unveiled EQC fully-electric SUV is the first of many in the new Mercedes-Benz EQ sub-brand line of electric vehicles. Production […]

National Drive Electric Week Kicks Off Soon!

Are you curious about electric vehicles? Then mark your calendars because the annual National Drive Electric Week is right around the corner! This year, it kicks off on September 8 and runs through September 16. It’s a fantastic opportunity to see a wide range of models that are available, learn more from electric vehicle (EV) owners […]

Electric Vehicle Weekly News Roundup – Aug 31

Electric Vehicles Here is some very exciting news for the ‘affordable EV’ market. A new car manufacturer, Kandi Technology Group, is bringing two electric cars to America. The K22 model is a subcompact car that is slated to cost under $20K. With the Federal Tax Credit, it puts the price-tag under $13K for a new […]

Electric Vehicle Weekly News Roundup – Aug 24

Electric Vehicles This week, Interesting Engineering highlights fourteen electric vehicles in What Are the Best Electric Cars of 2018? The article also takes a trip back-in-time sharing with readers a little history lesson on the early beginnings of electric vehicles. Ken Kimmell, President of the Union of Concerned Scientists, offered up a piece called Union Of Concerned […]