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Elon Musk offers more details about the opening of Tesla’s Superchargers

The news that Tesla will open up its proprietary Supercharging network to drivers of other electric vehicles is a hugely important development for the EV industry, but there are many questions about how the transition will be achieved. During the company’s Q2 earnings conference call, Elon Musk released some more details about Tesla’s plans (and… Read more »

New CEO confirms Honda will go all-electric by 2040

Honda has become the first major Japanese automaker to set an official date for phasing out sales of fossil-powered vehicles. New CEO Toshihiro Mibe has announced that his company hopes to go all-electric by 2040. Mibe’s announcement confirms a shift that Honda has been hinting at for some months. In 2020, the company partnered with… Read more »

Tesla to open Supercharger network to other automakers in Europe next year

Back in 2012, when Tesla introduced Model S, public chargers were almost nonexistent. Electric road trips were impractical, and the paucity of infrastructure was a major consumer objection to buying an EV (it still is). Frustrated with the slow pace of development of an EV fast charging standard, Tesla rolled out its own, and the… Read more »

An EV laggard reverses course—Australian’s New South Wales announces promising pro-EV policy package

Australia is one of the least charged of the world’s wealthy countries. During the 2019 elections, Prime Minister Scott Morrison characterized EVs as a threat to Australians’ way of life, and that seems to have set the tone for Australia’s EV policy, or lack thereof, ever since. Until now, there has been little or no… Read more »

Switzerland reports 40% market share for electrified vehicles year-to-date

We thought the latest news from California was impressive—electrified vehicles have reached a 20% share of the market—until we saw the latest stats from Switzerland. So far in 2021, battery-electric vehicles have captured 9.9% of the market, plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) have reached 8.3%, and hybrids have taken 20.6%. That’s a total of almost 40% of… Read more »

Bus rapid transit line with Irizar e-buses launches in southwestern France

Transit provider Keolis, which operates fleets of electric buses in the Netherlands, Norway and several cities in France, has added two 100% electric bus rapid transit lines to its Chronoplus network, which serves eleven municipalities in the Basque Country in southwestern France. The electric buses serving the new lines were built by the Spanish manufacturer… Read more »

Ford producing more Mach-Es than legacy ‘Stangs

When will the production of EVs surpass that of legacy vehicles? Well, for one particular model, that day has arrived—at least temporarily. Bloomberg reports that, so far this year, Ford has produced more units of its new Mustang Mach-E EV than it has gas-powered Mustangs. Ford has built 27,816 Mustang Mach-Es at a plant in… Read more »

DC fast charger for electric boats deployed in Norwegian harbor

Norway is the world’s EV capital, and it’s not just land vehicles that are going electric. A couple of electric utilities and an electric boat manufacturer have teamed up to install a fast charger for boats at the harbor of Floro on the country’s rugged west coast. The new charger uses a high-performance cable and… Read more »

Slow fleet turnover means ICE vehicles could be on the roads for decades

Sales of EVs are growing—in some ahead-of-the-curve markets, plug-ins are outselling internal-combustion vehicles—and countries and regions around the world are announcing deadlines to phase out fossil-burners. However, as a recent New York Times article points out, it could take years, if not decades, before electrification leads to substantial reductions in emissions. The problem, ironically, is… Read more »

Rolls-Royce and Tecnam to deliver electric aircraft to Scandinavian airline in 2026

Rolls-Royce and Italian aeronautics manufacturer Tecnam are joining forces to deliver an all-electric passenger aircraft for the commuter market. The new plane is expected to go into revenue service with Widerøe, a regional airline serving Scandinavia, in 2026. Rolls-Royce and Widerøe began a joint research program to evaluate and develop electric aircraft concepts in 2019…. Read more »