Electric Vehicle Weekly News Roundup-Nov 9
Updated: Dec 20, 2018
Your weekly digest of top EV stories.
Florida Voters Pass Offshore Drilling Ban
Amendment 9 passed in Tuesday’s midterm election with almost 70% of the vote, placing a ban on oil and gas drilling in state waters in the Florida Constitution! It sent a unified message that Floridians don't support offshore drilling along their coasts.
At a time when the federal government has announced intent to open all U.S. coasts to drilling, a majority of Floridians agreed that they should protect their coasts from the risks of oil and gas extraction. This is a vital step for Florida, helping to ensure the long-term protection of its beaches and marine life — as well as the tourism that comes along with them that drives Florida’s economy. Thankfully, as electric vehicle adoption continues there will be a decreased need for oil.
The article Famed Engineering YouTuber Answers Whether EVs Are Greener Than Gasoline Cars points out the flaws with statements issue last month by the German automotive consultancy Berylls Strategy Advisors. It includes a YouTube video where engineer Jason Fenske takes on claims about EV emissions, materials, and mining including the entire lifecycle of the car and compares them to a traditional internal combustion engine car.
With higher visibility and longer range than most, the biggest question marks are what will be the MSRP and will they make enough for non-CARB states to get any to sell?
Volvo’s Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions (LIGHTS) pilot project will be charged by Greenlots EV service equipment as both parties will gather experience and data that will drive future electrification projects.
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center's (NCCETC) quarterly report on national electric vehicle (EV) policy is out! Utility Action, Electric Bus Adoption Top List of Q3 EV Policy Moves provides a summary of the report, including the following highlights: 31 states and the District of Columbia took action on EV policy and infrastructure, and the most common actions taken were Level 2 charging station deployment, followed by EV rate tariffs, DC fast-charging station deployment, and rebate programs.