Tesla Giga Canada makes sense: CN Minister emphasizes auto industry’s new “supplier of choice” [Opinion]


Just last week, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science, and Industry François-Philippe Champagne visited Tesla’s Markham facility to talk to Tesla. CN seems to be hyper-focused on developing its green supply chain and catering to the auto industry.

Electric vehicles trends in India

Electric Vehicles India

Electric vehicles trends in India. Electric vehicles have attracted the attention of India’s policy makers as clean technology alternatives due to their multiple advantages like higher efficiency and lower air pollution in short to medium term and reduced CO2 emissions.

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US President Biden pats GM CEO’s back: “You electrified the entire auto industry. You led.”


US President Joe Biden recently visited General Motors’ Factory Zero in Detroit, a site that the veteran automaker notes would be the centerpiece of a massive electric vehicle revolution. The future is electric – and it will be made right here in America.

Electric vehicles sales, transportation & policy initiatives 

Electric Vehicles India

Electric vehicles sales, transportation & policy initiatives . Today in this article we will see the sales of electric vehicles under the FAME II scheme and overall sales. Let us know in detail about Electric vehicles sales transportation and policy initiatives. .

UK auto industry warns anti-diesel agenda and slow uptake of EVs could mean missing 2021 CO2 targets; rising CO2 average in 2017

Green Car Congress

The UK automotive industry warned that the current anti-diesel agenda combined with the ongoing slow take-up of electric vehicles could mean industry misses its next round of CO 2 targets in 2021, with negative consequences for the UK’s own climate change goals. The light commercial vehicle sector, 96% of which is powered by diesel, has also shown impressive progress—new vans last year reduced CO 2 by -4.8%

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Ford, GM, Stellantis, Toyota push for Congress to eliminate EV tax credit limits


The CEOs of Ford, General Motors, Stellantis, and Toyota all urged Congress to eliminate the cap on the $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit as zero-emissions vehicles cost more to manufacture.

Inflation Reduction Act – How It Supercharges the Electric Vehicle Industry

EV Match

The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is arguably the most significant piece of climate legislation the United States has ever seen, including significant investments in clean energy and consumer incentives to accelerate electric vehicle (EV) adoption.

Top 5 Electric Vehicle Start-Ups in India

Get Electric Vehicle

Amazon and Flipkart changed the way we shop, Tesla has done the same with electric cars they changed the way the world looked at electric cars. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman pushed for the Indian Electric Vehicles Mission in the country’s Union Budget 2019-20.

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U.S. EV buyers will get the $7,500 tax credit with a few catches


The United States Electric Vehicle Tax Credit is one of the most notable advantages of purchasing a battery-electric car. Senate on Tuesday will require the cost of the vehicle to be under $40,000. The future of the auto industry is electric — and made in America.

Can Electric Vehicles Speed Up As The Economy Slows Down?


In order to envision what may lie ahead, it’s key to understand how the EV industry was evolving up until the novel Coronavirus outbreak. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has slowed down the world as we know it and the automotive industry is no exception.

Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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The PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), a subset of the electric car, combines a primary electric motor with a much smaller back-up engine fueled with a hydrocarbon/biofuel mix. (In In this paper PHEV refers solely to the long-range PHEV of 60 miles (100 km) electric-only range.) The PHEV does not require the heavy, costly batteries required by other electric cars, nor does it suffer from a limited range or poor freeway performance.

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2020 Electric Vehicle Industry Report Card and trends for the new year

Plug In India

The Indian electric vehicle industry too suffered a setback during the first six months of the year. Yet, by the end of the year, there is a huge wave of optimism in the industry for the coming year. This report logs the highs and lows of the Indian EV industry for 2020.

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Personal: One in a Million

Clean Fleet Report

And I’m one those million since they’re counting plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) as well as full battery electrics. I think that’s fair since on a good day my 3 ½-year-old Chevrolet Volt has a 61-mile all-electric range, roughly comparable to a used Nissan Leaf or Fiat 500e.

Li-ion Polymer Battery Maker Kokam America Is Partner of Choice for Smith Electric Vehicles US; Kokam JV With Dow Targeted at Scaling Up Production

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When Smith Electric Vehicles US Corp (SEV-US) announced on 27 March its selection of Kansas City, Missouri as the site for its US assembly plant for electric commercial vehicles ( earlier post ), SEV-US CEO Bryan Hansel named Kokam America (also based in Missouri) as the electric vehicle company’s battery “ partner of choice. ” The partnership with Kokam does not currently extend to Smith Electric Vehicles based in the UK.

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Over 42k Tesla supporters are urging Pres. Biden to acknowledge the company’s EV leadership


Over 42,000 Tesla supporters are now urging President Joe Biden to acknowledge Tesla’s undeniable leadership in the American electric vehicle sector. “In the auto industry, Detroit is leading the world in electric vehicles.

Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The World's First Clean Motocross Race On Electric. High-Speed Rail Unlocks Intermodal Potential Texas Excess Ford Expands Hybrid Success to Electric Vehicles ► March (17) Carbon Capture and Storage: To Be or Not To Be? Intelligent Charging Infrastructure for New Electr. Review of Forestry Carbon Standards 2008 Ford Partners to Commercialize Electric Vehicles A New "Green" Deal.Direction for the economic re.

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Tesla bull calls battery cost declines “good deflation” that could boost EV sales


Battery cost declines could decrease EV production costs and improve range, which may boost electric vehicle sales in the long run. An increase in electric vehicle sales could lead to growth in the EV market.

Lessons From Norway’s Journey To Becoming The Global Leader In EV Adoption


Norway leads electric vehicle (EV) adoption, boasting the highest share of new EV purchases worldwide. In the last five months, zero-emission vehicles have made up over 50% of its overall car sales , up from 31.2% Curbing CO2 Emissions with Electric Transport.

Uber announces ‘Comfort Electric’ featuring Tesla and Polestar vehicles


Ride-sharing service Uber has launched ‘Comfort Electric,’ a new way for users to get around in style and be part of the company’s global commitment to become a zero-emissions mobility platform by 2040. Comfort Electric —a shockingly cool, elevated experience.

Was the Jeep Wrangler 4xe 2021’s 3rd Highest-Selling EV in the US?

EV Adoption

Only available in the US beginning in March of 2021, the hot-selling Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) was apparently the top-selling PHEV in the US last year. Auto Industry Analyst.

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Smart Grids, Electric Vehicles: A Financial Win-Win for All -- Seeking Alpha

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Millions will plug-in their electric vehicles [EV], plug-in hybrids [PHEV] and fuel cell vehicles [FCV] at night when electricity is cheap, then plug-in during the day when energy is expensive and sell those extra electrons at a profit. Vehicle to Grid [V2G] technology is a bi-directional electric grid interface that allows a plug-in to take energy from the grid or put it back on the grid. Electric vehicles will be available for customers in 2011.

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T&E concludes that diesel cars emit more CO2 on a full lifecycle basis than gasoline cars

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accounting for the emissions generated during production of the vehicle and the fuel. In Europe, the car market is skewed in favor of diesels through regulation and tax policies. Europe buys 7 out of 10 diesel cars and vans sold globally while less than 1% of new vehicles sold in the US are diesel and in China, the world’s largest vehicle market, diesel represents less than 2%. Diesel fuel is taxed between 10% and 40% less than gasoline in most countries.

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Car Industry Asks Government For More EV Help

Revenge of the Electric Car

Auto lobbyists say the government should provide more cash subsidies to ease. If they don’t, then the car industry warns it’ll be hard to hit President Obama’s goal of one million electric and/or plug-in vehicles on the road by 2015. Read more in the WSJ article by Josh Mitchell: Auto Industry Plugs Electric-Car Subsidies. the introduction of EVs.

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KPMG survey: global auto execs expect slow growth in electrified vehicle sales; intensified investment coming in the face of current modest demand

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Despite continued heavy investment by automakers in electric propulsion technologies, 65% of global automotive executives don’t expect sales of electrified vehicles (from full-hybrids to fuel cell electric vehicles) to exceed 15% of annual global auto sales before 2025, according to the 13 th annual global automotive survey conducted by KPMG LLP, the US audit, tax, and advisory firm. —Gary Silberg, National Automotive Industry leader for KPMG LLP.

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Berkeley study finds clean vehicle rebates have predominantly benefited wealthy, white Californians

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The distribution of California’s clean vehicle rebates across different socioeconomic groups has been uneven, with higher income groups more likely to receive rebates, according to a new study by a team from the University of California, Berkeley. There may be other reasons why communities of color aren’t receiving and benefiting from clean vehicle rebates, say Rubin and St-Louis. Electric (Battery) Environmental Justice Plug-ins Policy Sales

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News: 2023 Fisker Ocean Introduced

Clean Fleet Report

The production-ready 2023 Fisker Ocean debuted at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show to an interested group of industry insiders and journalists. Henrik Fisker revealed his plans to shake-up the electric SUV category with the all-new, all-electric Ocean.

How to Electrify Your EV Fleet the Smart Way

EV Connect

Nothing makes a bigger splash than a brand-new electric fleet. From the internet to industry insiders, huge corporations like FedEx and Amazon have already electrified their vehicles while government partners like the USPS build buzz around their innovative electric vehicle solutions.

KPMG survey finds global auto execs ranking fuel efficiency the top consumer priority

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Fuel efficiency, safety innovation, and vehicle styling will be the three most important product issues influencing automotive consumer purchase decisions over the next five years, indicating a perceived shift in buying priorities, according to the 12 th annual global automotive survey conducted by KPMG LLP. The vehicle categories seeing the most significant response increases in the 2011 survey compared with 2010 were SUVs, luxury vehicles, large pick-up trucks, and cross-overs.

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Nissan Leaf – Taking Reservations

Revenge of the Electric Car

Nissan's new electronic vehicle, the Leaf. (AP After a federal tax credit and state rebate, the price of these cars will come out at around a cool 20k. Funny that this article cites “a shortage of public charging stations&# as the sole reason for auto makers scrapping electric vehicles in the 1990s. Read more about it in the San Jose Mercury News Article: Reservations for the all-electric Nissan Leaf start Tuesday.

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CATARC and UC Davis establish China-US ZEV Policy Lab to accelerate adoption of plug-in and fuel cell cars in US and in China

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The University of California, Davis, and the China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC) have entered a new agreement to work together to help speed the commercialization of plug-in and fuel cell electric cars in China. CATARC is China’s the administrative body that oversees and regulates many activities of the auto industry in China, the world’s largest new-car market, and in the US. —Gang Li, the department chief in charge of vehicles at NDRC.

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CMU study finds that HEVs and PHEVs with small battery packs offer more emissions and oil displacement benefits per dollar spent than large pack PHEVs and BEVs; policy implications

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Value of life-cycle emissions externality damages and oil premium costs from vehicles in 2010 $. Strategies to promote adoption of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) with small battery packs offer more social benefits (i.e., In this study we assess, under a wide range of scenarios, how much externality damage reduction plug-in vehicles can offer in the US and at what cost. from Plug-in Vehicles.

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VW Joke, Kia EV6 Details – EV Week in Review: March 23-30

EV Adoption

In addition DHL adds to its electric delivery van fleet in the US, Jeep announces plans for a Level 2 charging network and solid article was published about the current poor experience facing EV drivers at the various EV charging networks. auto industry is headed,” Buttigieg said.

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US Utilities Pledge to Ramp Up Efforts To Make Electricity a Crucial Transportation Fuel

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Declaring an urgent imperative to prepare for the use of electricity as a crucial transportation fuel in the future, the US’ electric utilities collectively pledged to move forward aggressively to create the infrastructure to support the full-scale commercialization and deployment of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). We, as an industry, are eager to collaborate with the auto industry and others to bring PEVs to market.

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Electric Car Watch #4: Toyota is the new Kodak

Plug In India

By Abhishek & Kamlesh ​ Welcome to the new weekly series - Electric Car Watch, where we will talk about EV plans of major car brands, take a look at their EV vision, and go over their technology platforms. It takes more energy to run a hydrogen car compared to a battery electric car.

Tesla Announces IPO

Revenge of the Electric Car

According to their SEC filing, California electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. From the article: “California electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. The price of shares or the timing of their availability is still unclear, but industry observers expect the much-anticipated offering to be well-received by investors.&#. Shares in the electric car maker are expected to draw strong interest from investors. California electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc.

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GM Working with Communities to Develop Roadmap For Plug-in Infrastructure

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General Motors is working with communities such as San Francisco to develop a plan of action to establish the supporting technical and policy infrastructure required for broad commercialization of plug-in electric vehicles such as the upcoming Chevrolet Volt. GM described its approach at the Washington Auto Show. Eliminate state sales tax on vehicle purchase; Commit/fund government fleet purchases (200 vehicles).

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Expert panel report finds achieving 1M plug-in vehicles in US by 2015 would require concentrated action to overcome barriers

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A new study sponsored by Indiana University concludes that President Obama’s vision of one million plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) on US roads by 2015 will require concentrated efforts action from all stakeholders— the auto industry, federal government, the scientific community, and consumers—to be realized. These vehicles are fun to drive—you don’t have to give up anything to drive them. Modernizing the Electric Power System.

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Perspective: Drive Star Conversion Program Could Cut US Oil Use in Half by 2020

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When he proposes steps to improve oil industry safety, we hope he won’t say, “Let’s make sure this never happens again.” Well, America’s auto industry delivered over 100,000. That helped us become the world’s greatest industrial power. It helps that the auto industry will be building more efficient new vehicles. That means we’ll be powering some miles with increasingly renewable electricity that isn't made from imported oil.

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Mixed Outlook for Mainstream Consumer Adoption of PHEVs

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A series of presentations at the SAE 2009 Hybrid Vehicle Technology Symposium held in San Diego (11-12 February) sketched a mixed outlook for mainstream consumer—i.e., not enthusiast or pioneer—adoption of coming plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), given current market conditions and consumer awareness and attitudes. All-electric driving may not be a bad idea for consumers, Kurani noted, it is just one that they don’t yet value or understand.

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The Race to Plug-In Hybrids Is On

Green Cars News

A powerful roster of key industry players in the rapidly evolving electric vehicle arena will come together at Infocast’s Opportunities in Grid-Connected Mobility in San Francisco, California. A key goal of the Obama administration is to have one million ‘PHEVs’ or a fully electric vehicle on the road by 2015.

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The electric car and grid parity - OregonLive.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Similarly, such mandates and incentives will drive the market for electric cars for a while. The Oregon Legislature is contemplating bills that provide credits for both manufacturers and purchasers of electric cars. The idea is to electric vehicles more competitive with conventional, gas-powered vehicles, so that a purchaser can consider paying roughly the same amount for either.

California environmental lawyer forecasts the future of state and federal emissions regulations


The state has consistently implemented clean-air rules that are stricter than those imposed at the federal level, including the zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate, which requires automakers to produce a certain number of electric vehicles.

CalCars and PHEVs Frequently Asked Questions

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Despite this, a 2003 EPRI study , assuming only $2/gallon gas , zero buying incentives, and a PHEV premium of $3-$5,000 more than standard hybrids, shows that the total lifetime cost of ownership for a PHEV will be lower than that of any other vehicle type -- so the payback will be there. Heres our roundup of auto-maker comments in the media recently. And its easier to clean central power plants than millions of vehicles. Whats Vehicle-to-Grid and why would I like it?

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