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Bipartisan infrastructure proposal includes a new federal tax on EVs (updated)

EV experts have waxed ecstatic about President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, which would include up to $174 billion in funding to boost EV adoption. However, given the political situation in the US Senate, it’s becoming apparent that this proposal is unlikely to become law. Now the talk in Washington is of a “bipartisan compromise,” which… Read more »

Cyber Switching’s new Cyber Charger C1 is a made-in-America commercial EV charger

EV technology provider Cyber Switching has launched a new made-in-America EV charging station. The Cyber Charger C1 is a 48 A Level 2 charging station designed for commercial properties and multi-family homes. Under the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, hardware used in federally-funded EV infrastructure projects must be entirely made in America, and use at least… Read more »

EVgo receives first shipment of Buy America 350 kW DC fast chargers from Delta Electronics

Public fast charging network EVgo has received the first shipment of 350 kW fast chargers from Delta Electronics that are manufactured according to Build America, Buy America Act (BABA) standards. Delivered from Delta Electronics’ recently opened factory in Plano, Texas, this first shipment marks a milestone in developing the domestic supply chain needed to unlock… Read more »

DOE announces $15.5 billion in funding to support legacy automakers’ transition to EVs

The US DOE has announced a $15.5 billion package of funding and loans primarily focused on retooling existing factories for the transition to EVs. This includes $2 billion in grants and up to $10 billion in loans to support automotive manufacturing conversion projects, along with $3.5 billion in funding to expand domestic manufacturing of batteries,… Read more »

DOE announces $192 million in new funding for EV battery R&D and recycling

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced more than $192 million in additional financing for recycling consumer product batteries, forming an advanced battery R&D collaboration and continuing the 2019 Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize. The Advanced Battery R&D Consortium funding opportunity will provide up to $60 million to convene major EV manufacturers, universities, National Laboratory… Read more »

How big is the threat of hacking public EV chargers?

As regular Charged readers know, most folks in the EV charging field believe chargers should be online, for many reasons—remote diagnostics, user information, participation in V2G applications, etc. However, anything that’s hooked up to the net can potentially be hacked, and EVSE is no exception. A recent Wired article recounted several recent incidents in which… Read more »

How the Inflation Reduction Act is creating EV industry jobs in red states

The architects of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) understood that growing the US EV industry will be a Pyrrhic victory if we trade dependence on oil for dependence on raw materials from unpredictable foreign countries—that’s why the laws include strong incentives for automakers to establish domestic supply chains for… Read more »

New NRDC report details ways to make the battery supply chain greener

The authors of the endless articles warning of the environmental costs of battery raw materials are invariably “big fans” of EVs, but they’re naturally concerned that they may not be “as green as they claim.” Oddly, these public-spirited citizen journalists never mention the far greater environmental impacts of fossil fuel extraction, nor do they seem… Read more »

California’s Green Raiteros use EVs to provide free rides to low-income and elderly residents

The benefits of new technology generally flow downward from the top of the income ladder, and lower-income communities tend to be the most affected by pollution and environmental damage. However, in one California town, low-income residents are breathing a little cleaner air and enjoying the benefits of e-mobility, thanks to a local community group called… Read more »