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Electric Vehicle News Roundup-June 21

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Events


Florida: Test drive an electric vehicle at an event near you!

Launching this summer, Electrify the South's Driving on Sunshine Electric Vehicle 

Roadshow will provide firsthand opportunities to experience the ease and benefits of 

driving electric vehicles through hands-on driving experiences throughout the Sunshine State. The first few events will be held next week on June 25th to 27th in South Florida. If you live in the area, join us and see how EVs can meet (and exceed) your transportation needs! 


The 2019 Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference & Expo showcases the latest and

greatest in advanced vehicles, fuels, and technologies — including data-driven solutions. This conference is a source of on-the-ground experience for increasing fleet efficiency and sustainability, while reducing emissions and costs. Join them on August 7-8, 2019 in Durham, North Carolina. Come and learn from your peers and experts. Or, share your expertise — opportunities to sponsor, exhibit, and display vehicles are still available. Register and learn more at www.sustainablefleetexpo.com. Contact Allison Carr (akcarr@ncsu.edu) at the NC Clean Energy Technology Center for additional information.


Electric Vehicles

Here's Proof That Electric Cars Are Displacing Gasoline A recent DOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy report indicates that electric vehicles displaced 323 million gallons of gasoline in the U.S. in 2018 — about 42% more than in 2017, and about double the amount in 2016.

Toyota’s bold new electric cars look nothing like your friendly Prius Toyota has unveiled six new fully electric vehicles with a bold new look. The fleet includes two crossovers, a car, a wagon, and two vans that are slated to launch globally by 2025.

Infrastructure

Electrify America installs 120 ultra-fast charging stations at Walmart stores, with plans for more

Electrify America is working to install DC fast chargers at Walmart stores in urban areas in a total of 46 states. The charging station operator is investing $2 billion over the next 10 years in EV infrastructure and education.

Electrify America and ChargePoint partner to expand public charging access

Electrify America and ChargePoint are joining forces to enable EV drivers to use public charging stations operated by either network without additional fees. The partnership will connect more than 30,000 Level 2 and DC fast chargers from the two companies, making charging more convenient and accessible for EV drivers.

Policy

North Carolina: Help Stop an Unjustified Tax Hike on Electric Vehicle Owners

The North Carolina legislature is on the verge of passing an unjustified tax hike on electric vehicle owners, yet a recent study showed that they already pay more than their fair share through a $130 annual fee that was already imposed on all EV drivers in the state. Help us speak out now to make sure the proposal is defeated. 

‘A moment we’ll all look back to’: Rock Hill’s new free bus service is ready to roll A free electric bus system launched in Rock Hill, South Carolina, last week — the first public transit system to start with full electric vehicle technology.


New Report on Transportation Policy Recommendations The Alliance to Save Energy released a set of policy recommendations for the transportation sector last week as a part of the 50x50 initiative, which aims to reduce energy by 50% by 2050. The report's main recommendation is to support "highly efficient and advanced vehicles, including battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell and highly-efficient vehicles running on renewable natural gas.”


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