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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Just a decade and a half ago, the then-CEO of General Motors Co. Rick Wagoner observed to Larry Burns, at the time GM’s head of research and strategy, that not many industries stay the same for a century. But the automobile industry, Wagoner added with some anxiety, had so far been the exception. Its business model remained that pioneered by Henry Ford with the Model T a century earlier — “gas-fueled, run by an internal combustion engine, rolling on four wheels.” “What’s the car of the next hundred years going to look like?” Wagoner asked.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

EV charging network Electrify America has announced a project with NFI Industries to support the latter’s fleet of 60 electric heavy-duty trucks with a charging infrastructure of 34 DC fast chargers. The project is scheduled to be completed in December of 2023 and is being described by the companies as the single largest charging infrastructure project in the US to support heavy-duty EVs.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Today, during the first Hydrogen Shot Summit, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm launched the Hydrogen Shot Fellowship to recruit diverse talent who can contribute to make Hydrogen Shot a reality. Hydrogen Shot is a "1 - 1 - 1" bold goal to cut the cost of clean hydrogen to $1 per 1 kilogram in 1 decade, which is an 80% reduction from the cost in 2020. Meeting Hydrogen Shot would make clean hydrogen part of the toolbox we need to tackle the climate crisis, create good-paying American jobs, and transition toward a...Read More

Friday, August 27, 2021

On Tuesday, August 31, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm and U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) will join Deputy Secretary of Energy David Turk, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and Breakthrough Energy founder Bill Gates for the opening session of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) first ever Hydrogen Shot Summit, a virtual gathering of top leaders from around the world to map out strategies for achieving DOE's goal of driving down the cost of clean hydrogen by 80% within the decade. 

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Monday, August 23, 2021

DETROIT, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co(F.N) has doubled its production target for the F-150 Lightning because of strong early demand for the full-sized electric pickup truck ahead of its 2022 launch, and the company plans to spend an additional $850 million to meet that target, several people and suppliers familiar with the plans said.

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Monday, August 23, 2021

New U.S. light-duty vehicle sales declined sharply in 2020 but all-electric vehicle (EV) sales continued to rise from the previous year. Although EV sales are a small percentage of overall new light-duty vehicle sales, they rose from 1.4% of all sales in 2019 to 1.7% in 2020. Hybrid vehicle sales also rose, while plug-in hybrid vehicle sales have declined from a peak (0.7% share of the market) in 2018. Conventional new light-duty vehicle sales declined to 12.7 million in 2020, down from 15.3 million in 2019.

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Monday, August 23, 2021

BMW Group will launch four full-electric cars in the next two years as the automaker accelerates its shift to electrified models. 

"We are fully committed to electric cars wherever the use of battery-electric drive trains makes sense, and it is possible because the conditions are right," BMW CEO Oliver Zipse said.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

The federal government could save more than $1 billion by replacing nearly all of its light-duty vehicles and buses with electric vehicles (EVs) by the end of the decade, according to a new report from Atlas Public Policy released Wednesday by the Electrification Coalition. 

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Bill Williams, a real estate developer on Chicago's West Side, was an early adopter of electric vehicles, at first leasing a Tesla Model S before recently upgrading to a Taycan, the first electric car made by Porsche.

His motivation to drive an electric vehicle, or EV, was largely that the technological novelty intrigued him, he said, although there was another reason: "I'm not saying I'm an environmentalist, but I do think about the Earth, and I do care about the future of the planet. So if it's not too late, I'd like to be someone who's part of the solution."

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Thursday, August 12, 2021

To achieve net-zero emissions and lead the world in electric drive technology, the United States urgently needs a comprehensive and diverse network of electric charging and fueling stations to serve interstate, regional and local transportation needs. The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with 23 other organizations to create the National EV Charging Initiative, pledging to collaborate with government partners and stakeholders, to speed the build-out of the essential infrastructure for an electric drive fleet. More information about...Read More

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