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Electric Vehicle News Roundup-June 7

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Protect Our Coast, Drive Electric


The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and partners have launched a new initiative to engage local governments around Florida that have taken action to protect their coasts from the threats of offshore drilling. The ask is that they take the next step by advancing policies that will proactively accelerate the transition to clean electric vehicles. By supporting electric transportation options, coastal municipalities and counties will help their communities preserve and protect their coastal identity, reduce oil demand, mitigate climate change pollution, improve public health and save money. Learn more about the initiative here.

Events

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

Fully Electric Vehicles Could Account for 7.6% of U.S. Car Sales in 2026

Consultancy IHS Markit projects that 43 brands will offer at least one electric vehicle option by 2023, including nearly all existing brands, along with new brands entering the market.


Nissan: LEAF Batteries Should Last 22 Years

Nissan data indicates that LEAF batteries should last as long as 22 years. The carmaker monitors factors such as charging patterns and battery degradation on the 400,000+ LEAFs it has sold in Europe since 2011.


Visualization: 2012–2019 US Electric Car Sales (This Is A Must See)

Check out this incredible video of EV model sales data over the years.


Infrastructure

Fiat Chrysler Proposes Renault Merger In Auto Industry Shake-Up

If completed, the merger would move the newly created automaker to the third-largest slot behind Volkswagen (VLKAF) and Toyota (TM) and help Fiat wade deeper into the electric vehicle market.

Lyft to Offer Free Charging to Portland Green Mode EV Drivers

Following Lyft’s recent introduction of Green Mode, which allows riders to request an electric or hybrid vehicle, the ridesharing company will now offer free charging to eligible Portland EV drivers starting July 1st.


Policy

NC Senate Approves Higher Fees for Electric Cars and New Ones For Plug-In Hybrids

The North Carolina state Senate budget proposal would increase fees for electric vehicle owners by $100, to $230 starting next year. It would also add a new annual registration fee of $115 for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.


Politics Be Damned: Electric Cars Aren't Really So Polarizing

Support for electric vehicles spans the political spectrum, according to a new survey, with 84% of Democrats, 75% of Independents and 70% of Republicans viewing electric vehicles positively.

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