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Electric Vehicle Bi-Weekly News Roundup-May 10

Updated: May 13, 2019

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EV Road Trip

When the topic of electric vehicle (EV) road trips comes up, there are several questions that pop into peoples' heads. Can an EV get me where I want to go? How will I find charging stations? Are the stations close enough together that I won’t run out of battery power in between? Will I have to wait hours for the car to charge? Check out this blog and video about a 1350-mile, all-electric roundtrip road trip to Knoxville, TN and back to Tampa Bay, FL.



Hands Across the Sand


Hands Across the Sand is a worldwide movement to join hands literally draw a line in the sand at fossil fuels. Join us at noon on May 18th, 2019 as we join hands and draw a line in the sand against expanding offshore oil drilling, hydraulic fracturing, tar sands mining, mountain top clearing and championing clean energy for a sustainable planet. Join hands and embrace energy sources that will sustain our planet. We are joining hands to say NO to dirty fuels and Yes to Clean Energy. Find a location near you, here.

Update North Carolina: High EV User Fee Bill

In North Carolina, Bill to Raise Electric Vehicle Registration Fees Stalls

There is still plenty of time for this to change so we will continue to monitor. Currently, Senate bill 446 seems to have stalled and a pro-EV bill, S(551) introduced by Sen. Wiley Nickel, a Democrat from Cary, that would fine drivers for blocking charging stations is advancing in both chambers.

Electric Vehicles

GM Confirms Talks To Sell Lordstown Plant To Workhorse

General Motors confirmed that it is in discussions to sell its Lordstown, Ohio, plant to electric vehicle maker Workhorse and a newly-formed corporate entity.


GM Confirms Plans For an Electric Pickup Truck

The news came directly from CEO Mary Barra on an investor call last week.


Daimler Says Battery-Electric Trucks Key to Zero Emissions Commercial Transport

Did you know? The company will the produce electric school buses in High Point, North Carolina.


UPS Places Order for 950 Workhorse Electric Delivery Trucks

UPS would save an estimated $170,000 per van compared with a similar diesel delivery truck over the vehicles’ 20-year expected lifespan.


Infrastructure

EVgo Launches First Curbside Fast Chargers

“EVgo, a network of mainly DC fast chargers, has set up the first public fast chargers along the side of the street in Sacramento.”


EVgo Commits to 100% Renewable Energy For Fast Charging Network

Way to go EVgo for being the first charging network in North America to make that commitment!


Policy

Want People to Drive Electric? Give Them Workplace Chargers

“Commuters with access to workplace chargers are six times more likely to drive electric vehicles, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.”


Can Your City Government Convince You To Buy an Electric Ear? Fort Collins Is Trying

Group buys and more charging infrastructure are two ways. Read on to discover more.


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