Electric Vehicle Bi-Weekly News Roundup-May 24
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Last Saturday, 49 communities along the Southeast coast hosted Hands Across the Sand events to advocate for clean energy instead of offshore drilling. Clean energy and EVs are viable now and will only become less expensive and more widely available while offshore drilling will become a relic of the past. To learn more about how electric vehicles can replace offshore drilling, see our fact sheet here. To read more about the event, click here.
Ezra Dyer, the automotive editor at Popular Mechanics, had this praise for the Niro: “We picked the Niro EV for Car of the Year because it’s an electric car that would be appealing even if it weren’t electric.”
The bus is expected to be produced and available in the US in the next three years.
The author predicts that by end 2022 can buy an electric car cheaper than a comparable ICE car. Read on to find out why.
According to BNEF projections, 57% of all passenger car sales worldwide will be electric by 2040. That’s up two percentage points from last year’s projection.
VW has decided to invest $1.1 billion to build its own battery factory in Germany.
Introduced in both the U.S. Senate by Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and in the House of Representatives by Rep. Mike Levin, D-Calif., the bill would set a Federal Zero-Emissions Vehicle standard, requiring that by 2030, 50% of sales for new passenger vehicles are zero-emission. The standard would ramp up 5% each year, reaching 100% by 2040.
The American Mineral Security Act (S. 1317), sponsored by Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) would require the federal government to update its list of critical minerals every three years, prioritize workforce development programs in the mining industry, and streamline permitting and review processes for mining operations.