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GreenPower’s new West Virginia factory could produce 600 electric school buses per year

GreenPower Motor Company, a manufacturer of electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, has cut the ribbon at its new South Charleston, West Virginia manufacturing facility. The facility, which is home to the company’s electric school bus manufacturing operations east of the Mississippi River, has been expanded by an additional 80,000 square feet. It is expected to… Read more »

All 50 states, DC and Puerto Rico have submitted plans for national EV charging network

The National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program, part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) requires each state and territory to submit an EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan (EVIDP) in order to qualify for its share of the first round of the $5 billion of infrastructure formula funding (IFF) that will be made available over 5… Read more »

EPA seeks info to develop battery recycling best practices

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing a list of best practices for recycling batteries and supporting battery recycling. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law of 2021 created a program to support battery recycling through battery labeling guidelines and other communication materials. According to the Federal Register, the goal is to work out practices that are “technically… Read more »

Alternative Fuel Corridor designations facilitate charging network build-out in all 50 states

The DOT’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has announced the latest round of Alternative Fuel Corridor designations. Under the new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program established by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, funding will be directed to designated EV Alternative Fuel Corridors to serve as the backbone for the national EV charging network. The… Read more »

Blink Charging acquires SemaConnect

Charging network operator Blink Charging has agreed to acquire EVSE manufacturer SemaConnect for $200 million. The deal will add an additional 13,000 chargers, 1,800 site host locations, and more than 150,000 registered members to Blink’s existing footprint. Blink says the acquisition will enable it to offer “complete vertical integration, from R&D and manufacturing to charger… Read more »

White House proposes standards for national charging network

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law authorized $7.5 billion of investment in EV charging infrastructure, which the Biden Administration says will be used to build a national network of 500,000 public chargers. Over the last year, the government has been developing a plan (complete with the usual alphabet soup of working groups and programs) to distribute that… Read more »

EPA announces $500 million in funding for electric school buses

The EPA has announced $500 million in new funding for school districts and other eligible bus operators to begin replacing the nation’s fleet of school buses with American-made zero-emission buses. This 500 big ones represents the first round of funding from the $5-billion investment authorized by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Portions of the rebates can… Read more »

DOE announces $5 million to launch battery workforce initiative

The US Department of Energy (DOE), in coordination with the Department of Labor and the AFL-CIO, has announced the launch of a national workforce development strategy for lithium-ion battery manufacturing. As part of a $5-million investment, DOE will support up to five pilot training programs in energy and automotive communities, and advance workforce partnerships between… Read more »

St Petersburg, Florida’s PSTA receives $18 million federal grant for electric buses

The DOT’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded $409.3 million in grants to 70 projects in 39 states to modernize and electrify America’s bus systems. One of these grants will go to the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, which serves Charged’s home city of St Petersburg, Florida. The PSTA grant is for $18,399,000, the second-largest amount… Read more »

DOE announces funding opportunities for US battery supply chain efforts

Based on funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the DOE says it will provide $2.91 billion in the coming months to strengthen the US battery supply chain. The DOE says the funding will support new, retrofitted and expanded battery materials and cell recycling and production facilities. The funding will also contribute to research, development and… Read more »