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Electric Vehicle Bi-Weekly News Roundup-Apr 26

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North Carolina: High EV User Fee Bill Proposed

Registration fees for hybrids, electric vehicles could be going up -- a LOT.

Senate Bill 446 calls for significantly increasing the fee on electric vehicles by $100 - from $130 to $230 and requires a $115 fee for plug-in hybrids. Additionally, there would be an quadrennial adjusting of the registration fees for both sets of vehicles. The bill, if signed into law, would go into effect Jan. 1.

One More Weekend of EV Earth Day



Drive Electric Earth Day is a national campaign to share information about electric vehicles. Join us at an event to learn how electric vehicles (EVs) are less expensive to drive, more convenient and cheaper to maintain, fun to drive and a far better environmental choice over gas-powered cars. Click here to learn more and find events in the Southeast.

Electric Vehicles

Ford Invests $500 Million In Electric Pickup Startup Rivian, Will Make an EV Together

“Ford confirmed that it is still independently developing an electric F-150 and its Mustang-inspired electric crossover.”


Electric Car Price Tag Shrinks Along With Battery Cost

Choosing an electric car over its combustion-engine equivalent will soon be just a matter of taste, not a matter of cost.


Tesla Model 3 Is Cheaper Than Toyota Camry, ARK Analysis Concludes

ARK (not a clean energy group) finds Tesla M3 cheaper in 3 year cost-to-own analysis!


Tesla Releases New Longer Range Model S and Model X With Drivetrain, Suspension Upgrades, & More

WOW! “The Long Range versions of Model S and Model X can now respectively travel 370 miles and 325 miles based on the EPA cycle.”


Infrastructure

It Pays To Be Green: Homes Near Electric-Vehicle Charging Stations Fetch Top Dollar

“Close proximity to electric-vehicle charging stations is becoming the new hardwood flooring when it comes to commanding a higher home sale price.”


Finding a Place To Charge Your EV Is Easy With Google Maps

Thanks Google Maps- this helps to normalize EV driving as people can see just how many places there are to charge!


Policy

America’s Biggest Cities Could Save Up To 60% On Fuel By Electrifying Buses

That is a lot of dough! The report found that charging schedules focused on off-peak hours can save up to 60% compared to internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles and unmanaged EV fleets.




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