VW Vehicle-To-Grid Is 15 Years Too Early, Except Maybe In Texas

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:35:33 +0000

While I think that of the major vendors, VW is most likely to thrive in the transition to fully electric vehicles, its vehicle-to-grid offerings are so early that they are best thought of as an experimental platform.

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Fastned Needs More Locations to Build Charging Stations

Credit to Author: Maarten Vinkhuyzen| Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 16:22:59 +0000

Some company conference calls to discuss financial results with the investment community are more interesting than others. Last Tuesday, April 13, 2021, Fastned discussed the 2020 complete year and Q1 2021 results with the usual suspects from the financial institutions. If you read this excellent article by Mark Kane, you will be better informed about […]

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Volkswagen’s EV Plans, European EV Sales Trends, & EV Charging in Europe — CleanTech Talk

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 05:37:43 +0000

I recently sat down with Viktor Irle and Jose Pontes of EV Volumes to talk about Volkswagen Power Day, EV batteries, EV charging in Europe, and EV market share in Europe. To listen to our chat and their expert take on those topics, you can click play on the embedded SoundCloud player below or find […]

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Science & Environmental Communities Call on Biden & Congress to Decarbonize Transportation & Power Generation

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 02:17:39 +0000

Courtesy of Union Of Concerned Scientists. By Jonna Hamilton President Biden recently unveiled his American Jobs Plan — a two trillion-dollar package with significant investments in infrastructure, advanced technologies, and jobs that will reduce our global warming emissions. Next week, he will host the Leaders’ Climate Summit on Earth Day where he will likely announce how he […]

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8 Days, 2 Kids, 2700 Miles, 1 Tesla — Lessons Learned From A Cross Country EV Road Trip

Credit to Author: Joe Wachunas| Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 01:43:14 +0000

If there is one achilles heel of the electric automobile, it’s the road trip. Even if the road trip is something we only very occasionally ask of our personal vehicles, it’s still a crucial aspect of the American car owner experience. If electric transportation is ever going to fully kick gas cars into the ash […]

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Who Can Use Plug & Charge?

Credit to Author: Maarten Vinkhuyzen| Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 17:39:35 +0000

There is a lot of confusion about “plug & charge.” All Tesla drivers know how great it is. Some Fastned customers share this experience. But most people just wonder why it does not work for them. Let me try to explain this. To be able to use plug & charge, your car must be able […]

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Ford Mustang Mach-E Preorders Open In China, Charging Partnerships With State Grid & NIO

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 03:47:14 +0000

As with the Tesla Model 3, the Ford Mustang Mach-E made for the Chinese market will be made in China (rather than Mexico). Logical. Preorders just opened up for this new electric crossover/SUV in 20 Chinese cities. Will it be a home run for Ford in China, or will it be a soggy noodle that […]

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California Energy Commission Announces Nation’s 1st Incentive Project For Zero-Emission Truck & Bus Infrastructure

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 02:38:39 +0000

Today during a virtual event, the  California Energy Commission (CEC)  announced approval of a first-of-its-kind project to accelerate the deployment of infrastructure needed to fuel zero-emission trucks, buses and equipment. Administered by CALSTART, the EnergIIZE Commercial Vehicles (Energy Infrastructure Incentives for Zero-Emission Commercial Vehicles) project will use a concierge-like model working directly with eligible applicants to help plan and fund the […]

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Volkswagen ID.4 Pro: ~$32,500 After Tax Credit, 260 Miles of Range

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 00:31:12 +0000

The Volkswagen ID.4 Pro looks like a competitive little beast, with 260 miles of EPA-estimate range and an MSRP of $39,995.

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Tesla Is Already Winning. It Doesn’t Need “Help” From Intellectually Dishonest Fans.

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 20:36:24 +0000

I recently had an interesting conversation with a zealous Tesla fan on Twitter. After seeing a tweet that was contextually dishonest about Volkswagen’s Electrify America network, I told the guy that Tesla doesn’t need us to do anything dishonest to defend it. Its charging network is presently the best in the United States, hands down. […]

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