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IKEA Home Deliveries to Be Fully Electric by 2025, CEO Says
Energy
IKEA Home Deliveries to Be Fully Electric by 2025, CEO Says
2022-10-03 19:45:03
by Dan McCue

LONDON — The CEO of the world's largest furniture retailer said on Monday that all of the company’s home deliveries will be made by electric vehicles as early as 2025 as part of a drive to dramatically reduce its greenhouse... Read More

Economy
Study Finds US Can Gain Durable Competitive Advantage by Investing in Clean Energy
2022-09-19 12:49:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Strategic investments in six key “clean” technologies could yield “massive and lasting benefit” for the U.S. economy by mid-century, a new report says. The study, commissioned by Third Way, a D.C.-based think tank, and Breakthrough Energy, and researched... Read More

Transportation
Honda, LG Energy Plan $4.4B EV Battery Factory in Ohio
2022-08-29 15:56:43
by Dan McCue

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Honda Motor Company and LG Energy Solution announced Monday that they plan to build a $4.4 billion electric vehicle battery factory in Ohio. Though the companies have yet to designate a location for the facility, they said... Read More

In The States
California Bans the Sale of New Gasoline Cars After 2035
2022-08-26 17:14:10
by Dan McCue

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Air Resources Board approved a sweeping measure on Thursday that prohibits the sale of new internal combustion vehicles in the state by 2035, a vote that some believe could dramatically accelerate the nation’s transition toward... Read More

In The States
Vermont Bestows $1M in Grants for Electric Charging Stations
2022-07-25 17:18:20
by Dan McCue

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The state of Vermont has awarded $1 million in grant funding to subsidize the cost of purchasing and installing electric vehicle charging stations outside apartment buildings and other multi-unit properties to provide residents with access to at-home... Read More

Research
Rebates, Not Tax Incentives the Better ‘Fuel’ for Electric Vehicle Adoption
2022-07-09 18:14:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A new study from George Washington University suggests that while tax incentives have played an important role in encouraging consumers to buy electric vehicles, direct rebates would be far more effective in getting the widest range of drivers... Read More

Transportation
Biden Administration Sets Out Rules for Creating Network of EV Charging Stations
2022-06-12 14:01:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Electric vehicle charging stations built with federal dollars should be located no further than 50 miles apart along the nation’s interstates, and within one mile of an exit from any highway, under new rules proposed by the Biden... Read More

In The States
Hyundai to Build $6.5B Electric Vehicle Plant Near Savannah, Georgia
2022-05-24 13:44:23
by Dan McCue

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Hyundai Motor Group is planning to invest $6.5 billion in a massive electric vehicle factory just south of the city of Savannah. The plans were jointly announced by Gov. Brian Kemp and Hyundai Chairman Char Euisun Chung.... Read More

Transportation
Congress Tries to Keep Pace With Electric Vehicle Market
2022-05-20 19:58:29
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Automobile industry advocates suggested on Friday that Congress act quickly to secure a U.S. role in manufacturing electric vehicles before the opportunity slips away to foreign competitors. They testified at a congressional hearing in Pontiac, Michigan, where automobile... Read More

In The States
Delaware Extends Electric Vehicle Rebate Program
2022-05-13 17:38:11
by Dan McCue

DOVER, Del. — The state of Delaware is extending its popular Clean Vehicle Rebate Program through the end of the year. The program had been set to expire June 30. The program, which is administered by the state’s Department of... Read More

Travel
DC Most Accessible Metro in DMV When It Comes to Charging Electric Vehicles
2022-05-12 17:48:44
by Dan McCue

NEW YORK —The District of Columbia is hands down the most accessible metro in the DMV when it comes to charging your electric vehicle, a new study by the financial comparison site Forbes Advisor has found. The study, based on... Read More

Renewable Energy
Energy Department Allocating $3.1B to Support Battery Supply Chain
2022-05-02 18:08:10
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy is making $3.1 billion in funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law available to manufacturers and other commercial entities involved in making, retrofitting and recycling lithium-ion batteries.  The investment is part of the Biden... Read More

Postal Service
16 States That Want to Electrify USPS Fleet File Lawsuits

California and 15 states that want the U.S. Postal Service to electrify its mail delivery vehicles are suing to halt purchases of thousands of gas-powered trucks as the agency modernizes its delivery fleet. Three separate lawsuits, filed Thursday by the... Read More

Congress
Lawmakers Told US Needs Secure Supply Chain for Electric Vehicle Market
2022-04-21 21:13:29
by Tom Ramstack

WOODRIDGE, Ill. — U.S. policy on alternative fuel vehicles is at a turning point in the transition away from gasoline-powered engines, according to witnesses at a congressional hearing Thursday. Delays in securing the metals and minerals to manufacture rechargeable electric... Read More

Postal Service
Congress Says USPS Electric Fleet Either ‘National Example’ or ‘Green New Deal Guinea Pig’
2022-04-07 14:44:33
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — In a rare show of bipartisan support, the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 was signed into law this week, yet many aspects of USPS modernization, including the future of an all-electric postal fleet, appear to remain starkly... Read More

Manufacturing
Electric Vehicle Manufacturer to Invest Up to $2 Billion in North Carolina
2022-03-31 13:42:58
by Dan McCue

RALEIGH, N.C. — Vietnamese auto manufacturer VinFast has selected North Carolina as the site of its first North American automotive assembly and battery manufacturing plant. In announcing the decision at the new Raleigh Convention Center, VinFast Global CEO Le Thi... Read More

Infrastructure
Benefits of Electric Vehicles Overlook Agricultural Areas
2022-01-13 00:43:15
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Automotive industry officials told a congressional panel Wednesday that reaching President Joe Biden’s goal of switching the U.S. transportation sector to electric vehicles is likely to be a trade-off of one set of problems for another. Electric vehicles... Read More

Business
Hertz Order for Teslas Ranks Among Biggest-Ever EV Purchases

DETROIT (AP) — Hertz announced Monday that it will buy 100,000 electric vehicles from Tesla, one of the largest purchases of battery-powered cars in history and the latest evidence of the nation's increasing commitment to EV technology. The purchase by... Read More

Business
Elon Musk Announces Tesla Will Move Headquarters to Texas
2021-10-08 15:41:25
by Reece Nations

AUSTIN, Texas — Elon Musk, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc., announced Thursday during an annual meeting of stockholders that the company will move its headquarters from Palo Alto, California, to Austin, Texas. Musk is following through on his... Read More

Manufacturing
Ford to Add 10,800 Jobs Making Electric Vehicles, Batteries

GLENDALE, Ky. (AP) — Ford and a partner company say they plan to build three major electric-vehicle battery factories and an auto assembly plant by 2025 — a dramatic investment in the future of EV technology that will create an... Read More

In The States
Pritzker: Illinois a 'Force for Good' by Cutting Carbon Gas

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday signed into law a pledge to eliminate the state's climate-damaging carbon emissions within a quarter-century, including money to keep clean-power nuclear plants running while shuttering coal-fired plants. The legislation invests... Read More

White House
Biden Lays Out Clean Transportation Goals
2021-08-06 14:28:33
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden signed an executive order Thursday laying out fuel-efficiency goals that seek to ensure half the cars and trucks sold in the United States by 2030 are zero-emission electric vehicles. He pledged large federal investments to... Read More

White House
Biden to Set Goal of 50% Electric Vehicle Sales by 2030
2021-08-05 13:21:09
by Dan McCue

President Joe Biden is expected to announce Thursday that his administration is setting a new national goal for the sale of electric vehicles -- wanting half of all new vehicles sold in the U.S. by 2030 to be powered by... Read More

Infrastructure
Electrify America to Double EV Charging Stations by 2025

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Electrify America, an electric vehicle charging network funded with money paid by Volkswagen as punishment for its emissions cheating scandal, says it plans to more than double its number of charging stations throughout the United... Read More

Opinion Polls
Poll Shows Two-Thirds of Voters Support Investments in Zero-Emission School Buses
2021-07-19 15:16:36
by TWN Staff

The American Lung Association has released new poll results showing that a majority (68%) of American voters – across all major demographic groups – support Congress investing in zero-emission school buses for children nationwide. The poll findings are released as... Read More

Transportation
Buttigieg Advocates for Major Investment in Electric Vehicles
2021-04-26 15:43:42
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — President Biden recently outlined a spend of $174 billion in his American Jobs Plan to boost electric vehicle development, proliferation, and purchasing. His administration touts this as an investment in the future of safe transportation that has potential... Read More

Infrastructure
Are Biden’s Plans for Electric Vehicles Worth the Money?
2021-04-14 20:12:29
by Alexa Hornbeck

WASHINGTON - On Monday, Biden held an infrastructure meeting to work on a compromise between the Democrats and Republicans, but representatives like David Price, D-N.C., told reporters that, “the main obstacle for a bipartisan deal is how to pay for... Read More

Climate
U.S. Push For Electric Vehicles for Emergency, Economy, Environment
2021-01-25 17:26:48
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — President Biden’s early agenda shows sustainability enjoying the highest priority it has ever received. Yet analysts wonder how this focus on the environment will affect America’s economy. Take, for example, the automobile industry. The manufacture and sale of... Read More

Climate
Is The Country Ready for a Single-Passenger Electric Vehicle?

There's a new kid on the zero-emissions vehicle block — and it has three wheels. The Solo, from Canadian designer and manufacturer ElectraMeccanica, is a single-passenger all-electric vehicle with a range of 100 miles and a top speed of 80... Read More

State News
Governors Sign Memorandum to Fast-track Zero-Emission Work Vehicles
2020-07-15 15:30:51
by Reece Nations

Fifteen states and the District of Columbia agreed to work collaboratively on hastening the switch to all-electric fleet vehicles in an effort to suppress toxic air pollution Tuesday. Their goal, according to a joint memorandum signed by the states’ governors,... Read More

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