EV News Roundup

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    Every week, we're sharing a roundup of EV news, on our blog. Whether it’s new models or new places to charge, we want to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of EVs, at ChargePoint and beyond.

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    Here's a quick summary for those here in the community, and you'll find the full roundup at the links below.

    First up, ChargePoint Highlights...

    • ChargePoint saw 1 million charging sessions a month in 2017, as covered in Green Car Reports. We also took the new Nissan LEAF for a quick test drive. [more]
    • ChargePoint joins the National Resources Defense Council and 40 other organizations in petitioning New York State to accelerate EV promotion. [more]

    In Industry News summary...

    • A new motor design from Toyota reduces use of rare-earth metals
    • Chinese consumers are twice as trusting of self-driving cars as Germans or Americans, reports The Drive.
    • The Chevy Bolt EV is the top “compact green car” according to Consumer Reports.
    • More trips won’t need more oil: “Higher oil demand will be more than offset by increased engine efficiency standards as well as the larger number of EVs and shared traveling,” according to a new BP report covered in Reuters.
    You can find the full roundup here.


    We'll update this thread with future roundups, and feel free to join in with other industry news you find. :)


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    Here's what happened in the world of EVs during the week...

    • [REPORT] Inside EVs reports that ChargePoint stations deliver juice to EVs more than 1 million times per month.

    • Former CEO of the Formula One Group, says Formula 1 should go electric after 2021 regulations.

    • The Hyundai Kona Electric has made its official debut

    • UPS partners with Workhorse to build electric delivery vans for the company’s fleet.

    • The new Jaguar I-Pace EV was revealed this week offering "sustainable sports car performance...”

    ... and more, over on our weekly EV recap blog!




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    This week in EV news:
    • The Tesla Semi’s first test run transported batteries to Elon’s Gigafactory, and Electrek shows prototypes of a drone/EV hybrid that can handle air or ground transport.
    • [REPORT] U.S. brands came in third in terms of global EV sales (from Inside EVs)
    • Take a look at the next-generation Formula E electric racecar, which goes 0–60 in 2.7 seconds, with a battery that can last an entire race.




    Plus, in ChargePoint News:
    We celebrated 10 years (!!) of clean transportation work with the California Energy Commission, and our director of utility solutions shares tips on EV program design at PowerForward.


    All this and more, in the weekly roundup of EV news!
     
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    This week in EV news:
    • As Tesla announces plans for drive-in movie/restaurants around charging locations, Electrek readers start to plan the menu: $12 Tesla Burger Meal, complete with vegan beef and lettuce (raised at Fremont factory) [link below]
    • Will new Tesla Model 3 owners get more noise than they bargained for with their new EV? One driver tells Green Car Reports, “I have found the car twice in the garage, locked, with the stereo blasting at full volume for who knows how long,” as the publication covers other issues.
    • Argonne National Laboratory has a new tool for comparing EV options [link below]
    • The Drive determines how Brexit can impact electric vehicles in the UK.
    • CleanTechnica talks to the Electronic Power Research Institute, which says “Local utilities can serve as energy advisors for their customers who are considering electric vehicles, especially around rate plans and behind-the-meter infrastructure requirements needed to support EVs.”
    • Jalopnik rounds up vehicle tax breaks, including a 30% tax credit for installing home charging.
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    Plus, these ChargePoint Highlights:

    • The Rochester EV Accelerator project expands its electric vehicle fleet with ChargePoint stations: “Having electric vehicles and access to charging stations improves air quality by making it a more sustainable city... We're making this a more livable sustainable city.”

    • We join other industry experts to share our view of the future at CleanTechnica, with our CEO Pat Romano describing how “the fleetification of everything, coupled with electric drive, will change our lives more than we ever expected.”


    As always, find more details on the news above (and the remainder of the weekly roundup), at the link!
     
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    This week in EV news:

    • See what cars qualify for the full EV tax credit via InsideEVs, and read about support for extending the credit in Green Car Reports.
    • Green Car Reports also provided five things to know about Ford’s future lineup (spoiler: trucks are here to stay).
    • California will breeze past its goal of 1.5 million EVs by 2025, says a new report from Next10 (PDF at the link).
    • Is Aston Martin going electric under the Lagonda brand?

    ... and in ChargePoint news:
    • We're introducing 20% off ChargePoint Home, the most advanced home electric vehicle charger available. It's compatible with Tesla, Toyota Prius Prime, Chevy Bolt EV, Chevy Volt, Nissan LEAF, Honda Clarity and every other EV on the road. Receive 20% off through April 22nd 2018.


    Read the full weekly EV news roundup, right here. :)



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    Here's a summary of what happened in the world of EVs during the week, and hit the link to read the full weekly EV news roundup!

    • ZDNet shows how today’s EV batteries could power tomorrow’s cities.
    • China and California are expected to make up half of worldwide EV sales in 2018, via Bloomberg.
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    • Colorado prepares to invest over $10 million in alternative fueling stations, including EV charging, as covered in the Denver Business Journal. The state is aiming for 1 million EVS by 2030.
    • Autoblog has the scoop on Waymo's new self-driving Jaguar I-PACE, and we’ve got the scoop on how to charge it.
    • See how the New York Auto Show reveals who's committed to electrification, on TheStreet.
     
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    Here's the latest - EV News You Can Use
    Don't forget, the full wrap up includes links to all the articles below and more info - it's at this link!
    • Our very own Teslarati outlines how Tesla has quadrupled Model 3 output and committed to 5,000 a week in Q2.

    • New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signs ZEV memorandum, bringing the number of ZEV states to 9.

    • NIO opens a service center next to Tesla.

    • EV drivers react to indications that the EPA will lower emission standards [Green Car Reports]
    • Get a peek inside the development of the Jaguar I-Pace

    • Meet Polestar, a new EV brand that’s part of Geely, alongside Volvo.
    THE EV SALES REPORT IS OUT!
    • EVs are truly global: both Norway and Germany had impressive EV sales in March, and InsideEVs covers the all-time U.S. record of 26,373 EVs sold last month. [report]

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    In ChargePoint News...

    A ChargePoint sighting on TV!
    The HBO show Silicon Valley continued its fifth season with an exciting showdown between a Tesla Model S and some strange "EV" the character got off Craigslist. :D Pied Piper employees got EV charging at work (ChargePoint, of course). We loved watching Gilfoyle and Dinesh battle over getting the most convenient spot. Luckily, ChargePoint can charge both Teslas and... whatever it is that Gilfoyle is driving in this pic....

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    Being included in the show means not only that EVs have gone mainstream enough to be included as a major plot point in a popular TV show, but tt was also rewarding to see a real-world (okay, TV-world) use case for a feature we developed in direct response to customer needs—and our own needs, too (our Waitlist feature). It’s also exciting to see our work on the big screen sometimes and know that our product has “made it” in a different way. Our appearance on the show was not a paid product placement. :)

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    Here's the latest - EV News You Can Use
    Links to all the articles below and more info - at this link!


    • Building on record EV sales in March, and Model 3s represented nearly half of all Tesla sales this year so far.
    • The LA Times explores the impact of rolling back fuel economy standards.

    • Is Bloomberg right that your future home could be powered by car batteries?

    • Treehugger wonders if more data could encourage less driving.

    • Green Car Reports drivers think EV growth will be faster than we think.
    • Plus more news on EV's from Buick, Porsche & Kia.

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    This week in EV News You Can Use
    (don't forget, you'll find links to all the articles below and more info - at this link!)
    • Teslarati explains how changing foreign ownership restrictions will allow Tesla to move ahead with a factory in China.
    • U.S. News debunks reasons why people don’t buy electric cars.

    • Does flooring it actually kill your range? CleanTechnica has the answer.

    • Will classic cars become EV conversions as electrification expands?
    • Norway commits to all-electric short-haul flights by 2040.

    • EV demand is putting pressure on automakers to source materials ethically

    ChargePoint Highlights
    • ChargePoint and Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority (VTA) unveil new electric buses and charging stations.
    • For a limited time, add Apple Pay to your ChargePoint account and get $5 in charging credit. Details here.
    • DCFC News: we are actively engineering all of our I-5 sites, including the necessary site and utility design work. This is a key part of getting stations installed that are reliable and accessible to all EV drivers. We expect all ChargePoint stations on I-5 to be active by October 2018!”


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