US has more than 68,800 electric vehicle charging units

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As of May 2019, there were more than 68,800 Level 2 and DC fast charging units throughout the United States. Of that total, 16%, or approximately 10,860 units, were DC fast chargers that make long-distance travel more practical for electric vehicles (EV).

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Colorado adopts California electric vehicle mandate

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For months, Colorado lawmakers and businesses have taken sides at a figurative continental divide—and not far from the real one—over whether (and how) the state might join California’s Zero Emissions Vehicle program and its corresponding electric-car mandate.

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Nepal was once an electric-vehicle leader. What happened?

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With California and its electric-vehicle mandate under threat as the federal government takes aim at the state’s greenhouse gas emissions authority, it pays to remember how much power governments can wield in how quickly we go electric.

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DOE: all-electric vehicles have the lowest estimated average annual fuel cost of all light-duty vehicles

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The estimated annual fuel costs for model year (MY) 2019 all-electric light-duty vehicles are the lowest of all the different vehicle technologies, ranging from a low of $500 to a high of $900 per year, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE).

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2019 Audi e-tron SUV is the first BEV to earn 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating

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The 2019 Audi e-tron SUV is the first pure battery-electric vehicle to earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2019 Top Safety Pick+ rating, the highest rating awarded by the nonprofit organization. Electric (Battery) Safety

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Toyota premieres Toyota-brand battery electric vehicles ahead of 2020 China launch

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Toyota premiered its C-HR and IZOA battery electric vehicles (BEVs) as part of its activities on the opening day of Auto Shanghai 2019. The C-HR and IZOA will be the first battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) to launch in China under the Toyota brand.

2019 135

Report suggests low-speed electric vehicles could affect Chinese demand for gasoline and disrupt oil prices worldwide

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Low-speed electric vehicles (LSEVs) could reduce China’s demand for gasoline and, in turn, impact global oil prices, according to a new issue brief by an expert in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. “ China Electric (Battery) Forecast

2019 138

Gas station shuts down pumps, goes all-in on electric-vehicle charging

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The owner of a 60-year-old fueling station in Maryland disconnected from the legacy of Big Oil and went all-electric, partnering with the Electric Vehicle Institute and the state energy administration to rip out the gas pumps and install chargers.

2019 113

Mercedes-Benz EQC electric crossover makes US debut at CES 2019

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The first Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle from the EQ brand made its US premiere at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. The EQC features two electric motors at the front and rear axles with a combined output of 402 hp. Electric (Battery

2019 151

Volkswagen Group of America launches Inclusive Mobility initiative; focus on autonomous and electric vehicles

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VWGoA) launched the Inclusive Mobility initiative, an industry-first effort to engage directly with disability groups early in the design of vehicle technologies, user experience and mobility services. Autonomous driving Electric (Battery Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

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Gentherm, GM study shows microclimate comfort system increases driving range of electric vehicles

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A study by Gentherm, a developer of innovative thermal management technologies, and General Motors has shown that Gentherm’s ClimateSense microclimate thermal comfort system significantly increases driving range and energy savings in electric vehicles.

2019 107

Germany set to boost buyer incentives on electric vehicles

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As Volkswagen's ID 3 production EVs begin to roll off the assembly line, Germany is looking to grease the skids for electric-car hopefuls with increased subsidies for electrified vehicle buyers over the next 5-10 years.

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Colorado releases new electric vehicle plan

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The Colorado Energy Office (CEO), a non-regulatory department within the Governor’s Office focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions by advancing clean energy, energy efficiency and zero emission vehicles, has released the Colorado Electric Vehicle Plan 2020.

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At $79 a month, is this the best electric-car lease deal of 2019?

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Although upmarket electric-vehicle startups seem to think that there will be an unlimited market for luxury EVs, it pays to remember that going electric isn’t reserved for the rich.

2019 105

BYD, Toyota to establish joint company for battery-electric vehicle research and development

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and Toyota Motor Corporation signed an agreement to establish a joint company to research and development for battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). We aim to combine BYD’s strengths in development and competitiveness in the battery electric vehicle market with Toyota’s quality and safety technology to provide the best BEV products for the market demand and consumer affection as early as we can. China Electric (Battery BYD Company Ltd.

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Proterra introduces multi-dispenser charging solution for heavy-duty electric vehicle fleets

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Electric bus manufacturer Proterra has introduced a multi-dispenser charging solution which enables Proterra charging systems to have multiple low-profile charging dispensers paired with a single Power Control System (PCS). Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Infrastructure

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2019 Nissan Leaf Plus vs. 2011 Nissan Leaf: 5 takeaways over 8 years

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When a completely new vehicle is introduced, it's generally around for five to seven years before an entirely redesigned generation of that vehicle is launched. By that measure, the 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus we reviewed earlier this week is ancient, with a basic structure in its ninth model year—though it received a very thorough restyling for. Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2019 85

Cadillac moving to mostly fully electric vehicles by 2030—and back to model names

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General Motors’ Cadillac luxury brand is aiming to release its first electric vehicle as soon as 2021 in China, with most if not all of its vehicles sold globally to be fully electric by 2030.

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BloombergNEF expects 40% growth in global EV sales in 2019; 2.6M vehicles, 1.5M in China

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million electric vehicles to be sold globally in 2019. China’s market is in transition, and the recent annual doubling of sales every year looks unlikely to hold in 2019. The ‘New Energy Vehicle’ quota takes effect this year but the requirements for 2019 are relatively modest. The mini-forecast was part of “Transition in Energy, Transport – 10 Predictions for 2019”. Electric (Battery) ForecastsBloombergNEF (BNEF) expects 2.6

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EFG Companies launches MAP Electric Vehicle Protection for EV customers; 11 years, 150k miles

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EFG Companies, the innovator behind the award-winning Hyundai Assurance program, has launched the new Motorist Assistance Plan (MAP) Electric Vehicle Protection. This new exclusionary vehicle service contract is designed to meet the unique needs of electric vehicle owners and help dealers diversify their revenue streams through both the F&I office and the service drive. Morgan and Edison Electric Institute: 1.2 and 6 million vehicles by 2030.

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2019 Audi E-tron is first EV to earn Top Safety Pick+ award

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With results announced Wednesday, the 2019 Audi E-tron is the first fully electric vehicle to be named a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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US plug-in electric vehicle sales decline in 2019 due to softer PHEV sales; ~2% of market

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Following a year of rapid growth in 2018, in which sales nearly doubled from the previous year, sales of plug-in electric vehicles in the US declined in 2019, due to lower sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

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Lightning Systems introduces range of AC and DC fast charge charging stations for fleet electric vehicles

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With more fleet operators making the switch to electric trucks and buses, planning and installing charging systems has brought a whole new set of challenges for our customers. We know first-hand that fleets need timely and specific help with charging solutions for their commercial vehicles.

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Germany on track to become biggest electric vehicle market in Europe

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Up until the past year, Norway was seen as a fringe case for electric-vehicle adoption, a nation in which widespread incentives had led to a situation in which there are more electric-car owners and drivers, per capita, than anywhere else in the world.

2019 83

Groupe Renault introduces fuel-cell range extenders into its light commercial electric vehicles

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Groupe Renault is extending the range of its electric light commercial vehicles with hydrogen fuel cells. Hydrogen will be available at the end of 2019 and Renault MASTER Z.E. From the end of 2019, Renault KANGOO Z.E.

2019 85

Volkswagen using Continental in-car application server in ID. electric vehicles

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The electronics architecture of the modern generation of vehicles is undergoing a profound transformation, moving away from the many individual control units of current cars towards a small number of high-performance functional domain computers. Connected vehicles Controls and controllers

2019 88

Eaton introduces new Flex Power Distribution Unit for commercial electric vehicles

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Eaton’s eMobility business has introduced a new Flex Power Distribution Unit (PDU) for high-voltage electrified commercial vehicles; the new unit is uniquely designed to handle multiple load requirements. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Power Electronics Vehicle Systems

2019 85

First drive review: The 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus delivers more power, 226-mile range at last

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At the moment, there are more Nissan Leafs on the world’s roads than any other electric car in history—closing in on 400,000. Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV As of Jan 1, Nissan had delivered 380,000 Leafs globally, 130,000 of them in the United States. Nissan is entirely aware that honor may not last long. It all depends on sales of the pricier but undeniably more.

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BYD, Toyota jointly to develop battery electric vehicles for Chinese market

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and Toyota Motor Corporation have signed an agreement for the joint development of battery electric vehicles (BEVs). Core parts for electrified vehicles such as batteries, motors and power electronics are among the products that BYD develops in-house. China Electric (Battery

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Electrify America collaborating with nine additional companies to host more than 30 ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations

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Electrify America announced collaborations with nine additional companies to host more than 30 ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations across the US. The companies, ranging from popular grocery store chains to retail shopping centers, will help expand the availability of electric vehicle DC fast charging for customers who drive or are considering purchasing an EV. The company is investing $2 billion over ten years in electric vehicle infrastructure and education.

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Stäubli, SSA Marine and Tritium team to create largest automated electric vehicle charging port program in US

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Stäubli Electrical Connectors, a leading manufacturer of electrical connector solutions, has signed an agreement with SSA Marine to provide automatic charging stations for 33 terminal tractors at the Port of Long Beach. This project will create the largest automated electric vehicle charging program of any port in the United States. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Infrastructure Ports and Marine

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Hyundai, Pony.ai, Via unveil BotRide autonomous electric vehicle service; pilot in Irvine, CA

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and Via, unveiled BotRide, a shared, on-demand, autonomous vehicle service operating on public roads. Starting on 4 November, a fleet of self-driving Hyundai KONA Electric SUVs will provide a free ride-sharing service to the local community of Irvine, California.

2019 85

Colorado takes first step toward California electric-vehicle mandate

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Electric cars aren't just for the coasts anymore. Colorado took its first step Thursday toward becoming the 10th state to follow California's zero-emissions vehicle mandate, which would require automakers to sell electric cars there. At an event where he rolled up in an electric car, Colorado's Governor Jared Polis signed an executive order aimed.

Honda to unveil new EV prototype at 2019 Geneva Show; mass production version out this year

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Honda has confirmed the global premiere of a prototype version of its new electric vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2019. Electric (Battery

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INFINITI unveils QX Inspiration EV concept at NAIAS 2019

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At NAIAS 2019, INFINITI unveiled the QX Inspiration midsize SUV concept, previewing the brand’s first fully electric vehicle. There are digital displays linked to the rear-facing door-mounted cameras, to navigation and traffic systems and vehicle diagnostics.

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Ford invests $500M in Rivian to tackle Tesla, future electric vehicles

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Electric vehicle company Rivian announced on Wednesday that Ford has invested $500 million in it, in return for Rivian's help developing a new electric Ford model. Rivian recently took $700 million in investment from Amazon and others. Rivian reportedly held talks with General Motors earlier in the year. Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe told Bloomberg at. F-150 Rivian

2019 87

New Jersey governor announces state interagency electric vehicle partnership; 330K ZEVs by 2025

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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the New Jersey Partnership to Plug-In, a statewide partnership to build out the necessary infrastructure to support electric vehicle ownership. The New Jersey Partnership to Plug-In ensures that we are working collaboratively across state agencies and with our private sector partners, to not only meet, but exceed our goal of registering 330,000 electric vehicles in New Jersey by 2025. Electric (Battery) Policy

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Toyota to showcase next-generation Mirai Concept FCEV at 2019 Tokyo show

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Toyota will preview the next generation of its Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. Mirai Concept,” a final-stage development model of the second-generation Mirai will be on view at “Future Expo” from 24 October until 4 November at Megaweb.

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Fiat Ducato Electric debuts in Europe, first electric commercial van from brand

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electric vehicles Commercial vehicleIn the U.S., pickups reign supreme for most work detail. Abroad? That duty often falls to slab-sided commercial vans like the Fiat Ducato. In the U.S. the Ducato is offered as the Ram ProMaster, but is largely identical.

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Nissan unveils IMs electric, autonomous sports sedan concept at NAIAS 2019

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Nissan unveiled its Nissan IMs electric all-wheel drive concept vehicle with full autonomous drive capability at the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Autonomous driving Electric (Battery

2019 96

Ballard receives $19.2M order from Weichai-Ballard JV for MEAs to power fuel-cell-electric vehicles in China

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Once operational, the Weichai-Ballard JV production facility will begin the manufacture of next-generation LCS fuel-cell stacks and LCS-based modules to power Fuel-Cell-Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) for the China market.

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AMPLY Power: Top 25 US cities could save avg. 37% on fuel costs by switching to electric vehicles and buses; up to 60% with managed charging

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A white paper by AMPLY Power, a company providing fleet charging as a service, finds that 25 of America’s largest metropolitan areas could save an average of 37% on fuel costs by electrifying their bus and light-duty vehicle fleets. Electric (Battery) Fleets Smart charging

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DOE: US plug-in vehicles consumed nearly 3 TWh of electricity in 2018

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The amount of electricity consumed by plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) in the United States has nearly doubled in the last two years—from 1.44 In 2018, EV accounted for 61% of all PEV electricity consumption while PHEV accounted for the remaining 39%.

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