Volkswagen Group, Siemens invests $450M in Electrify America

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The Volkswagen Group and Siemens are investing $450 million in Electrify America, with a post-money valuation of $2.45 Siemens is the first external investor in Electrify America.

Hertz, bp collaborate to accelerate EV charging in North America

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Hertz has a national footprint of locations across North America suitable for bp pulse to build and manage a network of fast-charging hubs to serve Hertz customers, including taxi and ride sharing drivers, as well as the general public.


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IKEA to quadruple EV chargers thanks to Electrify America partnership


IKEA is collaborating with Volkswagen’s Electrify America in a move that will quadruple the number of electric vehicle chargers across its United States locations. “Through this collaboration, Electrify America, Electrify Commercial, and IKEA U.S.

Kia America offers 500 kWh of complimentary fast charging to Niro EV buyers through Electrify America

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Kia America and Electrify America have announced a collaboration to provide drivers of the all-new second-generation 2023 Kia Niro EV with 500 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of complimentary EV charging at any Electrify America station across the United States.

Volkswagen of America starting 2023 ID.4 electric SUV at $37,495 with 62 kWh pack

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Volkswagen of America is starting pricing for the 2023 ID.4 enabling owners to make even better use of their three years of included 30-minute DC fast charging sessions at Electrify America stations.

Kia America collaborates with Electrify America to provide EV6 buyers with 1,000 kWh charging gratis

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Kia America and Electrify America are partnering to provide Kia EV6 buyers with 1,000 kWh of complimentary EV charging/energy at any Electrify America station across the US. Kia customers can access this advanced charging network through the Electrify America mobile app.

Plug In America Unplugs

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Dealers Pressure Plug In America to Back Away From Direct Sales Plug In America (PIA) has up until now played an important advocacy role in the effort to pass SB 127 in Connecticut and similar.

Electrify America enters into 15-year VPPA for 100% renewable energy for network

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Electrify America entered into a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with developer Terra-Gen to build a solar photovoltaic renewable energy generation project in San Bernardino County, California called Electrify America Solar Glow 1. It is projected to produce enough 100% renewable energy annually to more than offset the energy currently delivered on an annualized basis to Electrify America’s customers charging on its extensive network.

Jeep to introduce four electric SUVs in N America and Europe by end of 2025

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Jeep will introduce four all-electric SUVs in North America and Europe by the end of 2025. Jeep brand electrified portfolio in North America. One of the first all-new electric SUVs that will launch in North America is the Jeep Recon.

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Snow Lake Lithium calls for the creation of a complete electric vehicle ecosystem across North America

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Canada-based Snow Lake Lithium has outlined the need to create a comprehensive electric vehicle ecosystem across North America to protect the future of its domestic automotive industry.

Electrify America uses Roaming EV Test Fleet program to check on chargers

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In 2021, the Electrify America charging network registered more than 1.45 In January 2021, Electrify America launched a Roaming EV Test Fleet program to conduct intensive field tests of the network.

Toyota North America joins Auto/Steel Partnership

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Toyota Motor North America has joined the Auto/Steel Partnership (A/SP).

Battery Resourcers to open North America’s largest Li-ion battery recycling facility by August

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Our Covington facility will be the largest in North America this summer, but we encourage development of recycling facilities even larger than this one.

LOTTE, Sumitomo of Americas and Syzygy Plasmonics to partner on photocatalytic cracking of ammonia to produce hydrogen

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Syzygy Plasmonics , LOTTE Chemical and LOTTE Fine Chemical (LOTTE Chemical HQ), and Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA) announced a joint development agreement to test a photocatalytic reactor for clean hydrogen production.

NOAA study finds reducing particulate air pollution in N America & Europe increases hurricanes in N Atlantic

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A new NOAA study covering four decades of tropical cyclones found that reducing particulate air pollution in Europe and North America has contributed to an increase in the number of tropical cyclones in the North Atlantic basin and a decrease in the number of these storms in the Southern Hemisphere.

ArcelorMittal Tubarão, Brazil first ResponsibleSteel steelmaking site in Latin America

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ResponsibleSteel has awarded its first certification to a steelmaking site in Latin America: ArcelorMittal Tubarão. ArcelorMittal Tubarão is the third-largest Brazilian producer of rolled flat steels.

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Electrify America taps into connected home charging

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Electrify America is expanding its focus from public charging to the place most EV drivers charge the most—at home.

Volvo Trucks North America introduces I-Torque; up to 31% increase in fuel-efficient speed range

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Volvo Trucks North America is introducing the Volvo I-Torque. —Johan Agebrand, director of product marketing at Volvo Trucks North America.

Volkswagen and Siemens invest in Electrify America

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The Volkswagen Group and Siemens support the ambitious growth plans of Electrify America, LLC - the largest public ultra-fast charging network for electric vehicles from all vendors in North America.

Electrify America offers Ford F-150 Lighting buyers free charging


Electrify America announced last week that they would be offering Ford F-150 Lightning buyers a free 250 kWh of fast charging. Electrify America has a history of working with manufacturers to offer free charging to EV buyers. Energy News Electrify America F150 Lightning Featured Ford

Hyundai offers 250 kWh of free fast charging to Kona and IONIQ with Electrify America

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Hyundai Motor America will provide 250 kilowatt-hours of complimentary charging on Electrify America’s ultra-fast charging network for owners of 2021 Kona Electric and Ioniq Electric models. Electrify America pricing for DC fast charging varies by location.

BMW of North America and Electrify America providing two years complimentary 30-minute charging for BMW EV customers

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BMW of North America and Electrify America announced an agreement to provide 2022 BMW EV customers with two years of 30-minute complimentary charging sessions at all Electrify America public charging stations, from the date of vehicle purchase.

Electrify America to install 30 charging stations with battery energy storage at the Port of Long Beach for drayage trucks

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Electrify America plans to install 30 electric fleet-dedicated chargers paired with battery energy storage systems (BESS) at the Port of Long Beach, California, as part of Electrify America’s $25-million “Green City” investment in the region at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

Goodyear introduces its first EV replacement tire in North America: ElectricDrive GT

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has launched the new ElectricDrive GT, Goodyear’s first replacement tire in North America tuned for electric vehicles (EVs). —David Reese, vice president, Product Development, Goodyear Americas.

Volkswagen Group of America and Redwood Materials to create US supply chain for EV battery recycling

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Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. The collaboration advances Volkswagen Group of America’s strategy to localize all major competencies for its electric transformation, as well as Redwood’s goal of creating the nation’s only closed-loop supply chain for lithium-ion batteries.

Daimler Truck’s all-electric Freightliner eCascadia enters series production in North America

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Built on the best-selling heavy-duty truck platform in North America, the new battery-electric Freightliner eCascadia provides customers with a zero-emission version of the industry-leading Cascadia. After the introduction of the Mercedes-Benz eActros last year and the Mercedes-Benz eEconic later this year, the Freightliner eCascadia is the next product to feature the in-house developed ePowertrain in connection with Daimler Truck North America’s Detroit brand.

LG Energy Solution partners with 3 Canadian suppliers to augment cobalt, lithium supply chain in N America

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are in line with LG Energy Solution’s strategic vision to reinforce its key battery materials supply chain in North America. Electra is known to be the only supplier capable of refining cobalt sulfate in North America. In North America this year, LGES signed a non-binding MoU with Compass Minerals on lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide. LG Energy Solution (LGES) signed separate partnership agreements with three major critical mineral suppliers in Canada.

Volkswagen of America to invest $20M in 50-state EV dealer readiness program

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Volkswagen of America, Inc., is among the fastest-selling vehicles in Volkswagen of America’s current product portfolio. buyers have enrolled for 3 years of unlimited charging at Electrify America DC Fast Chargers across the country, and drivers have already charged more than 22 million miles for their ID.4s at Electrify America stations.

Plug In America partnering with National Automobile Drivers Association to train dealers nationwide

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On March 11, at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show in Las Vegas, Plug In America announced that it is partnering with NADA and the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) to educate franchised auto dealerships nationwide on electric vehicles.

Electrify America, Kia Motors America offer DC fast charging plan for Kia Niro EV drivers

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Electrify America announced an agreement with Kia Motors America to offer Kia Select, a new charging program with optimized pricing for the Kia Niro electric vehicle (EV) model on Electrify America’s direct current (DC) fast charging network.

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Daimler Truck North America and Cummins collaborate to upfit Freightliner Cascadia with hydrogen fuel cell powertrains

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Cummins and Daimler Truck North America (DTNA), the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America, are collaborating to upfit and validate Freightliner Class 8 Cascadia trucks with a Cummins hydrogen fuel cell powertrain for use in North America. Daimler Truck North America is a subsidiary of Daimler Truck Holding AG (DTG), one of the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers.

Welcome new Plug In America team members

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Plug In America is growing! To meet the increasing demand for electric vehicles, we are excited to welcome five new staff members to our team. Chelsea Alexander , Director of Development. Sydney Frazier-Flores , Program Assistant. Alexia Melendez Martineau , Policy Manager.

Electrify America launches 8 solar-powered EV charging stations in rural Fresno County

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Electrify America (EA), the largest open DC fast charging network in the US, is increasing access to sustainable electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure for rural Californians with the deployment of eight new solar-powered, off-grid charging stations across Fresno County.

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Uranium Energy Corp completes acquisition of Uranium One Americas; largest uranium mining company in US

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UEC) recently acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of Uranium One Americas (U1A), Inc. Uranium Energy Corp. for a total purchase price of $112 million in cash together with an additional $2.9

Plug In America remembers Kathy Lynch

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There are no words to adequately describe the kind and brilliantly effective persuasion that Kathy Lynch, our long-time partner in advocacy for Plug In America, brought when lobbying for all EV drivers in California.

Maersk to deploy 300 electric trucks in N. America in partnership with Einride; first batch BYD 8TT Gen 3

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The partnership is part of a global framework enabling collaboration in locations also outside the US in the future and Maersk is now accelerating these efforts with the North America order.

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Volkswagen Group and Canada aim to advance sustainable battery supply chain in North America

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In addition, there are plans to establish a dedicated Gigafactory in North America. Canada is committed to building a strong and reliable automotive and battery supply chain here in North America to help the world meet global climate goals. Volkswagen Group (Volkswagen AG) and the Government of Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote e-mobility in the country and to explore opportunities across Canada’s automotive and battery supply chain.

Ford F-150 Lightning customers to receive 250 kWh of complimentary ultra-fast charging at Electrify America charging stations

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Ford F-150 Lightning owners receive 250 kilowatt-hours of complimentary charging through FordPass Rewards at Electrify America ultra-fast charging stations to kick-start their electric vehicle experience with Ford.

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Electrify America hits $2.45B valuation as VW sells minority stake to Siemens


Volkswagen has sold a minority stake in Electrify America, its electric vehicle charging business, to German technology company Siemens. With its investment, Siemens will also be taking a seat on Electrify America’s board. News Electrify America Featured Tesla

Bank of America doubles down on Electrify America EV chargers at its branch locations


Building off a relationship that began years ago, Bank of America and Electrify America have announced that the former will double its number of financial centers equipped with EV charging stations by the end of 2023.

Jeep partnering with Electrify America to install chargers at select trailheads

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Jeep is partnering with Electrify America to create the Jeep 4xe Charging Network. Jeep is working with leading public charging network Electrify America to establish the trailhead charging sites and install the charging equipment.

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Proterra sells more than 1,000 electric buses in North America

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With Broward County’s purchase, Proterra has now sold more than 1,000 battery-electric transit buses in North America. Introduced in September, the Proterra ZX5 features the most energy storage and longest drive range of any 40-foot electric bus available in North America today. Proterra announced that Broward County Transit (BCT) has agreed to purchase 12 40-foot Proterra ZX5 battery-electric transit buses with 660 kWh of onboard energy and the DuoPower drivetrain.

Plug In America joins global alliance

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Last week, 37 electric vehicle (EV) driver associations from 26 countries, including Plug In America, joined forces to create the Global EV Drivers’ Alliance, building a worldwide EV community.