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New York Governor Hochul signs law phasing out ICE vehicles in 2035

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has signed into law a bill that will ban the sale of new gas-powered cars and trucks in the state by 2035. The bill (S.2758/A.4302) was introduced last October, and passed the legislature in April. It establishes a goal to make all sales or leases of new passenger cars and… Read more »

US seeks to build a domestic supply chain for critical minerals, Australia touts its mineral resources

EV fans may be frustrated with the US government’s lukewarm support for electrification, but at least it can be said that the administration understands the importance of establishing a domestic supply chain for batteries and critical minerals. As Reuters reports, the DOE is channeling funds into R&D spanning the materials spectrum, from primary processing to… Read more »

Tesla says fire incidents are 11 times lower for its vehicles than for the average US vehicle

A vehicle catching fire is no more newsworthy than a dog bite—unless of course it’s an EV that goes up in flames. Tesla, which suffered a spate of bad publicity following three highly-publicized vehicle fires in 2013, wants to set the record straight. In its 2020 Impact Report, the company presents data to demonstrate that… Read more »

Montgomery County, Maryland deploys microgrid to support electric bus charging

AlphaStruxure, a provider of Energy as a Service (EaaS) solutions, has won a contract to deploy an integrated microgrid and electric bus charging infrastructure project for Montgomery County, Maryland. The project will enable transit operator Ride On Montgomery County to convert at least 44 buses from diesel to electric power. AlphaStruxure, a joint venture of… Read more »

Former EPA exec surveys the road ahead for US emissions standards

Q&A with former EPA exec Margo Oge Federal emissions and fuel economy regulations have been instrumental in encouraging (or coercing) automakers to produce EVs, and to make their legacy vehicles cleaner. Since President Nixon signed the Clean Air Act in 1963, federal regulations aimed at reducing air pollution have gradually grown stronger. Under President Obama,… Read more »

Lion Electric to build its first US manufacturing facility in Illinois

The Lion Electric Company (NYSE: LEV), a Canadian manufacturer of all-electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, has announced plans to build a new manufacturing plant in Illinois. The facility is expected to come online in the second half of 2022, with a production capacity of 20,000 vehicles per year. The new 900,000-square-foot facility will help Lion… Read more »

Bermuda buys 30 electric buses, plans an all-electric fleet

Now there’s yet another reason to visit the stunningly beautiful Atlantic island of Bermuda. The local government has approved the purchase of 30 electric buses to replace aged diesel buses, the first step in a multiyear strategy to fully electrify the public transit fleet. The purchase represents over one third of the small island’s total… Read more »

Biden’s EV plan includes $100 billion in purchase rebates and $15 billion for charging stations

Details of the Biden administration’s $174-billion proposal to boost EV adoption are slowly beginning to leak out. According to a Transportation Department email message seen by Reuters, the plan calls for $100 billion in new consumer rebates, $15 billion to build 500,000 new charging stations, $20 billion for electric school buses, $25 billion for zero-emission… Read more »

BMW’s Peter Lamp joins Wildcat Discovery Technologies as a new board member

Battery material developer Wildcat Discovery Technologies recently announced that Dr. Peter Lamp has joined its Board of Directors. Dr. Lamp joined BMW in 2001 as a development engineer for fuel cell systems. He later became the leader of BMW’s Technology and Concepts Electric Energy Storage group and Battery Cell Technology department. Wildcat CEO Mark Gresser… Read more »