May 24, 2023 - 04:23 pm
$187 million announced for EV schemes in the USA
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a fresh round of funding for $99.5 million for electric vehicle schemes. This comes in addition to the $87 million now granted to 45 electric vehicle projects.
May 17, 2023 - 01:48 pm
EVCS expands DC charging in Washington State
In Washington State, USA, the electric vehicle charging services provider EVCS has begun the construction and upgrade of its fast charging network across the state. By the end of this year, 52 DC fast chargers will be added across 21 locations.
May 16, 2023 - 10:45 am
Anovion to build battery material plant in Georgia
The US battery materials company Anovion Technologies is building a production facility for its graphite anode material for use in lithium-ion batteries in Decatur County in southwest Georgia, with an initial investment of $800 million.
May 10, 2023 - 12:59 pm
Texas set to impose annual fees on EV owners
To replace the gas tax paid by internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, the Texas House recently approved an annual $200 fee for electric vehicle owners. The bill now awaits approval from Governor Greg Abbott before becoming law.
May 5, 2023 - 03:24 pm
Sysco delivers visionary truck charging hub at Riverside, CA
Food distributor Sysco unveiled its vision for the ‘Riverside Electric Vehicle Hub’. Known to readers from a significant order for electric trucks, the new infrastructure will transform the company’s distribution centre into the “focal point of its electrified fleet”.
May 2, 2023 - 01:10 pm
New Flyer secures new H2 order from Nevada
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (USA) has ordered seven fuel cell buses from New Flyer. The public transport provider also signed an option for up to 100 more buses under the five-year contract.
Apr 25, 2023 - 12:50 pm
EPA releases $400 mn in grants for the Clean School Bus scheme
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has freed $400 million in grants for financing “cleaner” school buses, primarily electric ones but also those running on gas. This is the first round of funding coming as grants but follows on from powerful programs.
Apr 20, 2023 - 12:57 pm
VW ID.4 qualifies for US tax credit
Volkswagen’s ID.4 is the only foreign manufacturer so far to make it onto the new list of electric models eligible for the full US$7,500 tax credit in the United States.
Apr 18, 2023 - 02:48 pm
USA: New York State funds 250 charging stations
The US state of New York has earmarked $8.3 million in funding for a total of 255 charging stations that will be installed in some 70 municipalities. The state is also looking to provide more EV chargers for agancy fleets in the coming years.
Apr 18, 2023 - 01:23 pm
USA updates eligible model list for Inflation Reduction Act
The US Treasury Department has updated the list of eligible electric car models. The background is the new rules published a fortnight ago that electric cars in the US have to meet in order to qualify for the tax incentives of up to 7,500 USD under the Inflation Reduction Act.
Apr 3, 2023 - 10:53 am
US government publishes detailed funding conditions
The US Treasury Department has released the long-awaited conditions that electric vehicles must meet to qualify for tax incentives of up to $7,500 under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). There are no big surprises – though the eligibility of many EVs will be decided elsewhere.
Mar 24, 2023 - 10:38 am
EU and US near deal on EV subsidy agreement
After the US and the EU announced in mid-March that they wanted to negotiate an agreement on critical minerals for electric car batteries, the US government now submitted a concept paper for a transatlantic raw materials partnership to the EU Commission.
Mar 16, 2023 - 02:02 pm
US wants to cut the cost of clean hydrogen
The US Energy Department (DOE) has allocated $750 million for research, development and demonstration efforts to lower the cost of green hydrogen. One of the areas of interest is onboard storage systems for liquid hydrogen to enable low-cost, energy-dense storage on medium- and heavy-duty on-road trucks using fuel cells.
Mar 15, 2023 - 02:37 pm
US opens infrastructure program for communities
The US Department of Transportation released the first funding charge through a new infrastructure-building program. The Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program is in addition to NEVI and pushes US infrastructure funding to the expected $7.5 billion.
Mar 13, 2023 - 09:45 am
US and EU to coordinate EV incentive programmes
The US and the EU want to negotiate an agreement on critical minerals for electric car batteries, said US President Joe Biden and EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen after a meeting at the White House. The planned agreement would make EVs manufactured in the EU eligible for US tax credits, currently reserved for […]
Mar 8, 2023 - 02:17 pm
VW may prefer US over Eastern Europe for battery cell factory
Volkswagen may have put plans for a battery cell factory in Eastern Europe on ice. According to a media report, the company is looking to build a plant in North America first since it could receive up to €10 billion in incentives because of the US Inflation Reduction Act.
Feb 15, 2023 - 02:27 pm
White House confirms NEVI requirements; gets Tesla on board
The US government has set the final requirements for its “Made in America” EV charging stations to qualify for the 7.5 billion dollar subsidy programme and NEVI. As leaked in advance, CCS is the new standard, and this time, Tesla is specifically on board.
Feb 13, 2023 - 12:12 pm
USA considers requiring CCS standard for subsidies
The US Department of Transportation is expected to set the final requirements that all electric vehicle charging stations must meet to qualify for the US government’s $7.5 billion incentive programme this week. According to an agency report, one of the policy decisions is unlikely to please Tesla.
Feb 10, 2023 - 04:21 pm
Nikola eligible for CARB voucher programme
Nikola has received approval from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for its Tre FCEV truck to be eligible for the Board’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) programme.
Jan 23, 2023 - 01:13 pm
Aptera presents the ‘launch edition’ of its solar trike
The US start-up Aptera Motors has presented the ‘Launch Edition’ of its three-wheeled solar electric car, which the company plans to start producing by the end of 2023. However, the start of production is not yet assured: Aptera needs further capital.
Jan 11, 2023 - 04:35 pm
US government funds twelve battery research projects
The US Department of Energy is funding a total of twelve projects to develop better battery cells for electric vehicles with 42 million dollars as part of the ‘Electric Vehicles for American Low-Carbon Living’ (EVs4ALL) programme. The new cells should be able to be charged faster and be more efficient and resistant.