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Electric Vehicle News Roundup - Sept 13

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National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) is one day away! Starting tomorrow, September 14 and until September 22nd, you can take part in one of the many NDEW events across the country! SACE and the Driving on Sunshine EV roadshow crew will be rolling out to several locations. Click here for a complete list of NDEW events.

9th Annual Clean Energy Roadshow in Georgia Albany, Atlanta, Macon and Savannah

Want to know the latest trends in alternative fuel vehicle technology, transportation and mobility for rural and urban communities in the Peach State? Check out the Clean Energy Roadshow! Take part in seminars, and experience a meet and walk with Georgia Public Service Commissioner, Tim Echols who will host a guided walking showcase of alternative-fuel cars, trucks and buses! There are six events taking place across Georgia now through October. Register and learn more here.


Electric Vehicles

Volkswagen released their first "EV for the masses." The ID.3 is the first model in its new all-electric ID brand and the beginning of the automaker’s ambitious plan to sell 1 million electric vehicles annually by 2025. Production of the ID brand will take place in its Chattanooga, Tennessee factory.

Ford is developing electric vehicles they hope will be "extremely desirable but at an attainable price." The cars will also have more than 300 mile range to decrease "range anxiety" for drivers.

Amid a backdrop of hydro, solar and wind power, Porsche rolled out their all-electric Taycan and is framing the car as a "true Porsche" for a sustainable future.



This roaming partnership will allow members of either service to charge at any EVgo or Electrify America charging station. "Interoperability" agreements among charging networks are become more commonplace and making charging an easier experience.



Plug-in NC is working to get North Carolina a special license plate to increase awareness and support of EVs! They need 500 paid-in-advance (starting at $10) applications by Feb. 8, 2020. (Refunded if design is not approved.) Start your application:

Dominion Energy unveiled an electric transportation initiative aimed at replacing all diesel school busses in its Virginia service territory with electric busses! Zero-emissions buses will improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions, while school districts would also see lower costs.

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