New Jersey’s Moment in the Sun

Source: EV Hub data on Volkswagen Settlement allocations in 2021.   New Jersey is having its moment in the sun. Governor Phil Murphy recently announced the state is looking to adopt California’s Advanced Clean Truck Rule. The rule requires an increasing percentage of new truck sales to be electric through 2035. Critics argue that there is a need for [...]

By |2021-07-19T14:21:05-04:00July 19th, 2021|

​Investor-Owned Utilities Investing $770 Million in Underserved Communities

Source: EV Hub   In the first half of 2021, electric utilities were approved to invest more than $44 million in underserved communities led by filings from San Diego Gas and Electric and Xcel Energy Colorado. This latest investment brings the total electric utility investment planned for underserved communities tracked on EV [...]

By |2021-07-14T14:43:18-04:00July 12th, 2021|

Federal Transit Authority Awards $182 M for Low and No Emission Transit Buses

Source: Proterra   On Friday, June 25th, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced $182 million in grants to local transit agencies for the deployment of zero- or low-emission transit buses and supporting equipment and facilities through the Federal Transit Authority’s Low or No Emission Program (Low-No Program). Total funding from the Low-No [...]

By |2021-07-06T17:36:37-04:00July 6th, 2021|

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Dedicates $15 Billion to Electric Vehicles

Source: Pikist On Thursday, June 24th, President Biden struck a deal with a bipartisan group of senators on a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework. The proposal includes $579 billion in new spending, of which $15 billion is allocated to EVs and charging infrastructure. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework [...]

By |2021-07-03T18:09:53-04:00July 3rd, 2021|

April Marks Another Banner Month for EV Sales

Source: EV Hub   Following the record for quarterly EV sales set in Q1, Q2 is off to a hot start, with April sales up nearly 300 percent year-over-year. The 54,077 electric vehicles sold in April make it the all-time second highest month for U.S. passenger EV sales, falling just short of the 56,257-mark [...]

By |2021-06-22T13:33:18-04:00June 21st, 2021|

States Target Equitable Access, Ride Sharing, and Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles

Source: EV Hub The first half of 2021 has seen a flurry of state action on transportation electrification. Nevada and Colorado both took steps to boost funding for electric vehicles and charging infrastructure. On May 31st, Nevada’s Legislature passed SB 448, which will require the state’s largest utility, NV Energy, to invest $100 [...]

By |2021-06-22T13:28:22-04:00June 14th, 2021|

New Report Highlights Benefits of Transportation Electrification in a Post Pandemic World

Source: Atlas Public Policy   Atlas Public Policy in partnership with the Alliance for Transportation Electrification published today a research paper, “Benefits of Transportation Electrification in a Post Pandemic World,” which highlights the potential economic, public health, and climate benefits of transportation electrification in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first [...]

By |2021-06-22T13:21:13-04:00June 7th, 2021|

More than $2.6 Billion in Public Funding for EVs

Source: EV Hub   This is Conner Smith signing off of the EV Hub Weekly Digests. It has been a pleasure providing more than 100 of these weekly updates to you all over the last two years and I leave the newsletter in capable hands as I prepare for my next adventure [...]

By |2021-06-02T02:52:58-04:00June 1st, 2021|

March Sets All-Time Monthly U.S. EV Sales Record

Source: EV Hub If the first three months of the year are any indication, 2021 is shaping up to be a banner year for the U.S. passenger EV market. EV sales shot up by 95 percent in the first quarter compared to 2020 with March sales 2.5 times higher than the same month last [...]

By |2021-05-24T16:34:02-04:00May 24th, 2021|

Automakers Continue Expanding EV Push

Source: EV Hub The U.S. passenger EV market notched all-time record monthly sales in the first two months of 2021 as the EV hub awaits data from March. U.S. passenger EV sales doubled in February compared to 2020, bringing the quarterly total even without the March data above that from the first quarter of last year. [...]

By |2021-05-17T17:26:09-04:00May 17th, 2021|
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