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New report: automakers have secured less than a fifth of battery metals required for 2030 EV production

When it comes to electrifying by the magic date of 2030, automakers talk a great game—but if you want to know which companies are serious about electrification, look into which ones are lining up supplies of critical battery minerals. According to a recent report from Transport & Environment (T&E), automakers in the European market have… Read more »

Under pressure from trucking trade groups, California agency will delay its drayage diesel ban

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) will delay enforcing some of the registration and reporting provisions of its Advanced Clean Fleets regulation, which had been scheduled to take effect at the end of 2023. Under the rule, drayage fleets and other “high-priority” fleets had until December 31 to register any legacy combustion-powered trucks operating at… Read more »

ChargeSafe aims to make UK public charging sites safer and more accessible

Among the many drawbacks of public charging sites is a perceived lack of security—a feeling familiar to anyone who’s had to use a charger located in a dimly-lit corner of a vast parking lot. SMS, a new UK-based charge point operator, recently published a white paper, “Powering up public EV charging,” that included the results… Read more »

Uptime requirements may not cure the epidemic of unreliable public EV charging

The doleful reliability performance of public EV charging infrastructure isn’t news to anyone, and charging providers and government regulators are working to identify the problems and address them. However, as Canary Media reports in the second installment of a three-part series on public charging, one of the metrics that the white hats are relying on… Read more »

AmpUp wins $1.7-million grant from state of Connecticut for EV charging management pilot

Charging software provider AmpUp has been awarded up to $1.7 million in funding from the state of Connecticut’s Innovative Energy Solutions program for a charging management pilot. The goal of the project is to provide grid operators with a scalable solution to balance energy demand during peak periods by decreasing load at EV charging stations…. Read more »

South 8 says its liquefied gas electrolyte offers safe performance in extreme temperatures

As EV-haters constantly remind us, the liquid electrolytes used in current EV batteries can catch fire or even explode in emergency situations such as a charging fault or a crash, or in the case of a defective cell. Solid-state cells are expected to be much safer, but they’re just beginning to appear in limited numbers… Read more »

Volocopter’s electric air taxi takes test flight in Tampa

German firm Volocopter is developing electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, which it envisions using as air taxis, making short- to medium-range flights. The company recently tested a prototype aircraft at Tampa International Airport, and media and local pols were on hand for the event. The flight test campaign, which used a crewed Volocopter… Read more »

Michigan’s Governor Whitmer directs state government vehicle fleet to go electric by 2040

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed an executive directive requiring the state government to convert its fleet of cars and trucks to zero-emission vehicles by 2040. Michigan state agencies currently own more than 8,000 vehicles, and the governor’s office says only three (!) of them are EVs. Under the new directive, Michigan government agencies must… Read more »

U.S. Steel converts diesel locomotives to battery power

U.S. Steel has converted two of its diesel switcher locomotives at its Mon Valley Works plants to lithium-ion battery operation.  The locomotives were built by Louisiana-headquartered Innovative Rail Technologies (IRT). The conversion was funded in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. U.S .Steel contributed $2.3 million of the total cost. The locomotives carry… Read more »

Ford expands its BlueOval EV charging network

Ford is adding charging providers Francis Energy, Blink and Red E to its BlueOval Charge Network. The addition of more than 10,000 chargers from the three new providers will bring BlueOval’s total to 106,000, including 11,800 fast chargers. The company has also announced that it will provide EV drivers access via an adapter to an… Read more »