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  • September 11, 2023

    Source :Transportation Electrification in the Southeast: 2023 Last week, my colleagues Tom Taylor, Matthew Vining, and I published the fourth annual “Transportation Electrification in the Southeast” report in partnership with the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE). The report benchmarks transportation electrification progress in the Southeast (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, North and South Carolina) [...]

  • September 5, 2023

    Source: EV Hub   Today, we published our Q2 Quarterly Review, which packages up key electric vehicle (EV) policy and market developments in April, May, and June of this year. As a reminder, you can view the slide decks for each quarterly review here. Here’s what caught our eye in Q2: U.S. EV [...]

  • August 28, 2023

    The map above covers the state of NEVI grant applications, both historical and current, through August 2023. Source: NEVI Dashboard It’s been a busy year for states for the implementation of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program. Not only were Year 2 plans due to the Federal Highway Administration on August 1st, 2023, [...]

  • August 21, 2023

    Source: EV Hub   June once again proves to be a hot month for electric vehicle (EV) sales. June 2023 recorded the highest-ever EV sales for any single month; the 127,000 EVs sold represented a 10 percent light-duty EV market share, and a 41 percent increase from June 2022 (approximately 90,000 EV sales). [...]

  • August 14, 2023

      Average battery electric vehicle fees by state (2023) This digest was written by Nate Graham, Policy Intern at Atlas Public Policy.  Thirty-four states have now passed additional annual registration fees for electric vehicles, largely to compensate for the gas taxes they do not pay. True, motor-fuel taxes have failed to keep up with [...]

  • August 7, 2023

    Several of us here at Atlas couldn’t help but notice the all-electric Chevy Blazer in Greta Gerwig’s hit movie Barbie, and apparently, we were not the only ones. General Motors (GM) got a healthy amount of screentime (approximately 10 minutes total) in a film that is the highest grossing by any female director in [...]

  • July 31, 2023

    Source: Shutterstock   With Tesla being the notable exception, automakers have trailed behind charging providers, utilities, and government when it comes to investing in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. Now, seven large automakers are taking the EV charging market into their own hands. Last week, these seven global automakers announced an upcoming joint [...]

  • July 24, 2023

    Source: EV Hub   In the map above, the darker-shaded states represent more state policy activity. States are beginning to wrap up their legislative sessions, and we’ve seen some unique EV policy advancements for better or for worse.  As a reminder, our State Policy Dashboard tracks policy initiatives moving through state legislatures. Here [...]

  • July 17, 2023

    Source: EV Hub   We just got our hands on electric vehicle (EV) sales data from May 2023, which means another set of stories. During May, just over 118,000 light-duty EVs were sold representing 8.9 percent of the new light-duty sales market. May’s EV sales were not only the most in any month [...]

  • July 11, 2023

    Today, we released a first-of-its-kind report examining state approaches in implementing Justice40 through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program. In partnership with Evergreen Collaborative, EVHybridNoire and GreenLatinos, my colleague Tom Taylor and I examined racial and economic equity during the first round of NEVI through two different lenses: a public engagement analysis and [...]

  • July 3, 2023

    Source: EV Hub   Last week was a big week for clean bus enthusiasts like me. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded $1.7 billion of funding from the Buses and Bus Facilities and Low- and No-Emission (Low-No) Vehicle programs bolstered by record funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs [...]

  • June 26, 2023

    Source: Ford Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) announced a conditional commitment for a $9.2 billion loan to BlueOval SK (BOSK) for the production of EV batteries. If finalized, the commitment would represent LPO’s single largest loan to date for domestic EV battery manufacturing. In particular, the conditional commitment [...]

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