🔋First NEVI-funded EV chargers opens in…
The leveraging of Ample’s modular battery swapping technology, Cybertruck tax credit, 1.8 million barrels of oil avoided daily, NEVI-funded electric charging station opens, and a ton more.
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- Stellantis and Ample have entered a binding agreement to collaborate on EV battery charging technology, intending to integrate Ample’s Modular Battery Swapping solution into Stellantis electric vehicles.
- The U.S. Department of Energy has officially approved the Tesla Cybertruck for the $7,500 federal tax credit.
- Electric vehicles and fuel-cell vehicles are expected to avoid almost 1.8 million barrels of oil per day in 2023.
- The first of the nationwide network of taxpayer-funded electric vehicle charging stations, funded by the $5 billion National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure program established under the 2021 infrastructure law, opened in Ohio.
- Volkswagen Group is reportedly in talks with potential partners, including Renault, for joint development of affordable electric vehicles with a starting price of around $21,500.
- China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced new technical requirements for new energy vehicles, stating that over 90% of existing NEV models will continue to receive tax breaks, with pure electric cars required to have a minimum driving range of 200 kilometers per charge and plug-in hybrid cars needing to run at least 43 kilometers on electricity to be eligible for purchase tax exemptions from 2024.
- Paul Humphries, with over 40 years of manufacturing and operations experience, has been appointed as the CEO of Our Next Energy Inc., a Michigan-based energy storage technology company.
- Hyundai Mobis' U.S. subsidiary, Mobis U.S. Electrified Powertrain LLC, is reportedly set to produce electric vehicle-related parts in a new 285,000-square-foot building in North Toledo, Ohio, focusing on scaling production of LFP cells for transportation and energy storage markets.
- Mazda plans to expand its hybrid lineup in the U.S., introducing the CX-70 as a plug-in hybrid and the CX-50, developed in partnership with Toyota, as a traditional hybrid.
- There is a new collaboration between Ford and Resideo regarding a simulation project called the "EV-Home Power Partnership" to explore vehicle-to-home energy management, aiming to quantify benefits for F-150 Lightning owners with a Resideo smart thermostat, potentially reducing monthly electric bills, easing the strain on the U.S. electric grid, and enhancing the use of cleaner energy.
Better late than never? It’s been over 2 years since the infrastructure bill was signed and $5 billion was allocated for EV charging.
It’s a little frustrating for it to take this long. Our government needs to start figuring out how to be efficient with permitting, construction contracts, and funding. We need more chargers and we need them now. Is that a pipe dream?
Maybe just give all of the NEVI funds to Tesla. They seem to have their charging figured out.
I’m joking. Well, partially.