electric vehicle

Business, Technology, Equipment

Tesla’s Model 3 Dominated Global Electric-Car Market in 2018

Tesla Tesla Model 3 Sedans (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc.’s Model 3 sedan took command of the global electric-car market last year, outselling the nearest competitor by about 50%.

Craig Trudell | Bloomberg News
February 25, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

VW Targets Carbon-Neutral Production for First Electric Car

Volkswagen Logo Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

Volkswagen AG plans to save 1 million tons of carbon-dioxide emissions a year by making production of its first electric model carbon neutral, part of an effort to clean up its image in the aftermath of the diesel-cheating scandal.

February 15, 2019
Business, Technology

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Visits Norway to Address Service Capacity Issues

Elon Musk Tesla CEO Elon Musk (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk visited Norway to accelerate a fix to service capacity in a key market for the carmaker after delays and bottlenecks angered customers in Scandinavia’s richest nation.

Mikael Holter | Bloomberg News
February 11, 2019
Business, Technology

GM’s Diesel Pickups Pave Way to Electric Future

GM The General Motors Co. GMC 2020 Next Generation Sierra Denali heavy duty truck. (Sandy Huffaker/Bloomberg News)

The vehicles that will secure the next decade for General Motors Co. aren’t covered in self-driving sensors or loaded with batteries. No, the future depends on hulking pickup trucks that often run on diesel and cost more than the average BMW.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
February 5, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, TCA

California Commits Billions to Advance EV Programs

Tesla A Tesla Model S at a Supercharging station. (Charles Krupa/Associated Press)

A review conducted by the San Diego Union-Tribune showed various state agencies have committed $2.46 billion in public funds — some of it already spent and the rest planned over a number of years — for programs aimed at luring drivers out of cars and trucks powered by internal combustion engines and encouraging them into zero- or low-emission vehicles.

Rob Nikolewski | The San Diego Union-Tribune
February 4, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, TCA

Connecticut Makes Push Toward Electrifying Vehicle Fleet

electric bus Electric buses parked at a St. Cloud, Minn. manufacturing plant. (Ari Lindquist/Bloomberg News)

The Connecticut state Department of Motor Vehicles says less than a third of 1% of the state’s 2.9 million registered vehicles are electric, and lawmakers, clean energy advocates and labor and business groups say that ratio must drastically change for the state to hit its aggressive targets for pollution cuts.

Benjamin Kail | The Day (New London, Conn.)
January 31, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Colorado Joining California in Mandating Electric-Vehicle Sales

Tesla sales lot in Chicago A Tesla sales lot in Chicago. Colorado joins California in mandating that automakers sell more electric cars in the Rocky Mountain state. (Teresa Crawford/Associated Press)

Colorado moved to boost electric-car sales by taking the first step toward adopting a zero-emission-vehicle mandate patterned after one in California that’s under threat from the Trump administration.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
January 18, 2019
Business, Technology

Chinese Electric Car Manufacturer Set to Crack US Market

Geely Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Chairman Li Shufu (Vincent Thian/Associated Press)

The Nasdaq-listed company, Kandi Technologies Group Inc., which started making electric cars in 2013, plans to ship two of its models to the United States this year, Chairman and CEO Hu Xiaoming said Jan. 16. Sales will start after the company clears regulatory procedures, which have been held up by the federal government shutdown, Hu said.

January 17, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Parcel Lockers, EVs Combine for Energy Savings in Final Mile, Researcher Says

WASHINGTON — Electric trucks and vans show great promise for energy savings in making suburban deliveries for companies such as UPS Inc., according to an Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientist who presented her findings to a forum at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 16, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Iowa Eyes EV Tax to Offset Projected Decline in Road Funds

Iowa Construction Traffic passes a construction zone at the interchange of U.S. Highway 65 and Interstate 80 in Altoona, Iowa. (Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press)

After a Dec. 31 report by the Iowa Department of Transportation that shows a $317,000 reduction in the Road Use Tax Fund in 2018, state officials have made recommendations to the Iowa Legislature such as increasing fees or charging taxes to electric vehicle owners.

Mitchell Schmidt | The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
January 10, 2019

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