Government, Business, Technology, TCA

Federal Energy Grants to Spur DC Fast-Charging Development

High-speed charging for electric vehicles could be on its way to becoming a mainstream convenience, available at grocery stores, apartment buildings and other locations many people frequent.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
December 13, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

New Programs, Resources Emerge to Help Communities Plan for EVs

The accelerated and extensive build-out of electric vehicle charging infrastructure is prompting fresh conversations about their placement and the need for city-level resources.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
December 5, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

Panasonic Plans Major EV Battery Plant in Kansas

Panasonic has announced plans for a massive electric vehicle battery manufacturing facility in De Soto, Kan.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
July 15, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Texas Forms Self-Driving Car Task Force

The Texas Department of Transportation is moving forward with the formation of a Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) Task Force, made up of membership from state and local governments, academia, TxDOT staff and the autonomous vehicle industry.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
January 31, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

AAA Acquires Nation’s Largest Autonomous Vehicle Test Site

The largest autonomous vehicle test site in the United States has been acquired by AAA of Northern California, Nevada and Utah, one of the most familiar car-club brands in the country.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
January 9, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Strong Growth Expected in EV Charging Stations

Electric vehicle charging continues to surge, a move that will only hasten the adoption of electric cars and other vehicles such as commercial trucks. ChargePoint, which manages a network of EV charging locations worldwide, has pledged to build out 2½ million public charging ports by 2025, with roughly half of those in North America and half in Europe.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
September 18, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Home Charging Needed for Electric Vehicles to Gain Traction

The opportunity for easy overnight recharging may be one of the surest routes toward a wider adoption of electric vehicles in the United States.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
September 4, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

Autonomous Vehicles Have Ability to Transform Society, Panelists Say

It’s not just hands-free driving that self-guided cars may bring into reality. Autonomous vehicles could unleash new technological and economic development on a level not seen since the dawn of the space age.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
June 28, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Rhode Island to Explore Autonomous Shuttle Pilot

The self-driving car wave could be headed to Rhode Island. The state’s Department of Transportation has released a request for proposals in its bid for a public-private partnership to test autonomous vehicles, likely in the form of small driverless shuttles in the Providence area.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
May 11, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Washington, D.C., Dips Its Toe Into Self-Driving Cars

Washington, D.C., is preparing for a future with self-driving cars by inviting companies to test their autonomous vehicle technology in the District.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
February 22, 2018