Weekly Digest Archive

Weekly Digest Archive2019-06-14T18:01:20-04:00

We send out a weekly digest to catch you up on all the happenings on the EV Hub. Each week, we send out a summary of the transportation electrification market tailored to our public policy audience. The digest always includes a “spotlight” where we bring to your attention a key topic from the previous week. The digest also includes new content on EV Hub, a summary of media coverage courtesy of Media Pulse, recent news alerts on EV Hub, job openings in transportation electrification, upcoming events from the EV Hub calendar, and special announcements from our partners.

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GM Rolls Back Partnership with Nikola

By |November 30th, 2020|

Source: Detroit Free Press After months of speculation, GM and Nikola announced an agreement to roll back their planned partnership on November 30th. This marks the next step of a story which began on [...]

U.S. EV Sales Surge in September

By |November 23rd, 2020|

Source: EV Hub The U.S. EV market rebounded in the third quarter with total quarterly sales only two percent below the numbers from 2019. Monthly sales were up 20 percent in September compared to [...]

EV Hub Live Episode #4 on 11/12

By |November 9th, 2020|

Source: EV Hub A Special One-On-One Conversation about the 2020 U.S. Election with Dan Sperling of the University of California, Davis  In our fourth installment of EV Hub Live, our founder Nick Nigro [...]

GM Investing $2 Billion in Tennessee EV Manufacturing

By |October 26th, 2020|

Source: GM The Southeast EV manufacturing sector continues to heat up with General Motors announcing plans to bring production of the upcoming Cadillac Lyriq and $2 billion in facility upgrades to their Spring Hill facility in Tennessee. This [...]

Southeast Positioned to Ramp Up Regional EV Market

By |October 21st, 2020|

Source: Atlas Public Policy The rise in passenger EV adoption and transportation electrification more broadly throughout the United States since 2018 has generated different outcomes around the country. While states on the West [...]

Automakers Dashboard Now Available

By |September 21st, 2020|

Source: EV Hub   We are happy to launch our dashboard redesign on the EV Hub with the just released Automakers Dashboard. With the support of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), this [...]

EV Startups: The Battle for the Spotlight

By |September 14th, 2020|

Source: CNBC EV startups continue to vie for attention as they roll out announcement after announcement regarding production and funding updates. Nikola started last week with a bang when they unveiled a $2 [...]

West Coast EV Uptake Three Times the National Average

By |September 8th, 2020|

Source: ICCT   New research from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) found that EV uptake varied widely across metro areas throughout the United States in 2019. While the national EV uptake rate [...]

Utility and Government Funding for EVs Surpasses $4 billion

By |August 17th, 2020|

Source: EV Hub   State governments, utilities, and utility commissions have been charging full steam ahead this summer with policies and programs supporting transportation electrification despite the continued struggle against COVID-19. Administrators, [...]

Further Delays Announced For Upcoming EV Models

By |July 27th, 2020|

Source: New York Times More EV model delays are on the horizon as automakers continue to grapple with setbacks. Production shutdowns in March and April due to COVID-19 continue to wreak havoc on plans [...]

U.S EV Sales Down 54 Percent in May

By |July 20th, 2020|

Source: EV Hub As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the extent of the damage to the auto market wrought by the initial outbreak of the virus continues to become more clear. Between [...]

California Passes Landmark Advanced Clean Trucks Rule

By |June 29th, 2020|

Source: CARB The Golden State continues to lead the nation in their pursuit of rapid transportation electrification. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) unanimously passed the Advanced Clean Trucks Rule on June 25th, the [...]

Seattle Installing DCFC for Ride-Hail Drivers

By |June 22nd, 2020|

Source: EV Shared Mobility   Cities from Seattle to New York are working to reduce the impact of ride-hail trips provided by transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft. According to [...]

Investors Flocking to the Electric Truck Market

By |June 15th, 2020|

Source: TechCrunch   The electric truck market is heating up and Wall Street is taking notice. Last week, EV and fuel-cell truck startup Nikola merged with a publicly traded acquisition company called VectoIQ  and [...]

U.S. EV Sales Flat Through First Quarter

By |June 8th, 2020|

Source: EV Hub   The U.S. EV market held steady through the first quarter despite plummeting gas prices and passenger vehicle demand as the COVID-19 pandemic spread. The U.S. EV sector saw a total sales [...]

Pandemic Exposes Transportation Inequalities

By |June 1st, 2020|

Source: Seattle Times   Transportation is one of the leading drivers of air pollution affecting human health in the United States and communities suffering from unhealthy levels of air pollution are particularly susceptible to [...]

2020 EV Hub User Survey Now Available

By |April 20th, 2020|

Source: EV Hub   We are always looking for ways to enhance your experience on the EV Hub and connect you with the data and insights you need to facilitate your work [...]

Coronavirus Delays Release of New Vehicles

By |April 13th, 2020|

Source: Forbes Extended production shutdowns stemming from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic have led to the delay of new model releases across the auto industry. The federal government has directed GM to produce [...]

EV Hub During Coronavirus Pandemic

By |March 23rd, 2020|

Source: Forbes   COVID19 has upended so many aspects of our lives that it can be hard to wrap our heads around what this means for transportation electrification. In this post, we won’t [...]

Denver Poised to Become Ride-Hail EV Hotspot

By |March 18th, 2020|

Source: Colorado Sun Colorado burst onto the EV scene in 2019, implementing a suite of new policies designed to kickstart transportation electrification across the state. As a part of this effort, the Centennial State became [...]

GM Moves to Lead U.S. Investment in EVs

By |March 9th, 2020|

Source: The Verge GM shot from third to first in terms of commitment to transportation electrification from automakers in the United States after revealing their new EV strategy last week. On March [...]

Forth Leading on TNC Electrification in Portland

By |March 2nd, 2020|

Source: EV Hub    Ride-hail trips are 70 percent more polluting than the rides they displace, according to new research from the Union of Concerned Scientists. Nationwide, the number of Transportation Network Company (TNC) [...]

Utility Investment Outside CA Doubled in 2019

By |February 18th, 2020|

Source: EV Hub   Since the state's first approval in 2015, California has been the clear leader in utility investment for every year except in 2017 when the state accounted for only [...]

A Mixed Bag for EVs in the Final Quarter of 2019

By |February 10th, 2020|

Source: EV Hub   After finishing the year strong with the third-highest quarterly sales ever, the U.S. EV market faces an uncertain path in 2020. Automakers seemed to diverge on approaches to emissions [...]

Super Bowl Ads Reveal New Pitch for EVs

By |February 3rd, 2020|

Source: New York Times   By Nick Nigro The passenger EV market has something for everyone right now and reading between the lines reveals that the market is on the verge of a [...]

U.S. EV Sales Down Nine Percent in 2019

By |January 27th, 2020|

Source: EV Hub   The EV industry hit several roadblocks in 2019 and automakers continue to grapple with uncertainty around the future of emissions standards in 2020. Compared to 2018, U.S. passenger EV sales [...]

Making Progress But We’re Running Out of Time

By |January 6th, 2020|

Source: Inside Climate News By Nick Nigro Climate change, software, and urbanization are the three primary drivers of change in mobility today and will continue to push on existing structures throughout the [...]

A Bright Future: Reflecting on a Decade of EVs

By |December 16th, 2019|

The first mass-market plug-in electric vehicle hit U.S. streets in late 2010, about a year after I landed in DC. By the end of this year, millions will have been sold worldwide and [...]

GM Ramps Up Battery Investment with New Plant

By |December 9th, 2019|

Source: GM   The flood of new models expected in 2020 is going to require a surge in battery production. Anticipating potential supply crunches as battery demand rises, automakers are stepping up their investment in batteries [...]

EVs Take Center Stage at the LA Auto Show

By |November 27th, 2019|

Source: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images   There has been a flurry of new model releases in the lead up to and aftermath of this year’s auto show in Los Angeles. While arguably the [...]

Only a Quarter of Auto Dealerships are Selling EVs

By |November 18th, 2019|

Source: Sierra Club Car dealerships are doing little to address a persistent shortage of consumer EV awareness, according to an updated study from the Sierra Club. Based on survey results from both phone calls [...]

U.S. EV Sales Down 21 percent in Third Quarter

By |October 15th, 2019|

Total U.S. EV sales for 2019 are 0.5 percent higher than sales through the third quarter of 2018. Some months this year have brought encouraging sales numbers, but it has all been downhill since [...]

28 States Have Adopted Annual Registration Fees for EVs

By |September 16th, 2019|

States across the country are using EVs as scapegoats for declining revenue for transportation infrastructure, according to a new report from Consumer Reports. The findings agree with our earlier observations from March and May on several bills being considered [...]

August Marks Second Consecutive Month of EV Sales Dip

By |September 9th, 2019|

Since posting 50 percent growth in June compared to 2018, the EV industry has taken a hit. Following the first monthly sales dip in more than three years this July, August marks the second consecutive month of falling [...]

E&E Reporters Prepare for 6,000-mile EV Road Trip

By |September 3rd, 2019|

As the EV market continues to grow, drivers are starting to push the limits of these vehicles. Range anxiety continues to weigh heavy on the minds of consumers considering investing in an EV. Increasing vehicle range [...]

Colorado becomes the 11th State to Join ZEV Program

By |August 20th, 2019|

In deciding to join the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Program last Friday, Colorado demonstrates again that it wants to lead on EV policy. So far in 2019, Colorado has enacted more than five new policies supporting [...]

46 States Have Received Funding for Electric Transit Buses

By |August 5th, 2019|

On July 26, 2019, the Federal Transit Administration announced $85 million in awards for all-electric transit buses through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program. This round, 38 states received funding through the program for the [...]

EV Hub Second Quarter Review

By |July 29th, 2019|

Mixed signals continue in the EV market through the second quarter of 2019, leaving lingering uncertainty around what the rest of the year may hold. While year-over-year sales growth recovered from 11 percent in the [...]

5 New EV Partnerships Announced Since June

By |July 22nd, 2019|

Amid acceleration in the EV market in June, automakers continue to announce new partnerships to advance electrification commitments. To date, almost $350 billion in private investment has been committed to transportation electrification globally. German [...]

June EV Sales Grow 50 Percent Compared to Last Year

By |July 8th, 2019|

June saw the U.S. EV market post its strongest year-over-year growth for 2019 with sales 50 percent higher than the same time last year. High sales in June rounded out the second quarter and pushed year-over-year [...]

Charging Ports Increased by 40 Percent between 2018 and 2019

By |July 1st, 2019|

Despite continued growth, challenges surrounding charging accessibilitycontinues to hold significant influence over consumer decisions when considering purchasing an EV. Range anxiety is especially prevalent in the growing used EV market. States like Oregon are actively [...]

Reflecting on Roadmap

By |June 24th, 2019|

This week’s spotlight is a special edition and includes some reflections from this year’s Roadmap from Nick and Lauren at Atlas. Roadmap continues to be the crown jewel of electric vehicle policy conferences in the [...]

Get Unique Insights with New Data Stories on EV Hub

By |June 17th, 2019|

Amid an expanding market, new policies and regulations, and frequent announcements of public and private investments, the transportation electrification space is in constant motion. We’re always adding new data and tools to EV Hub [...]

EV Market Grows 16 Percent in May

By |June 10th, 2019|

After a slow start to the year where first quarter growth slowed to 11 percent, the U.S. EV market posted stronger growth in May. EV sales were 16 percent higher than this time a year ago. [...]

U.S. Expected to Receive Only 10% of Global EV Investment

By |May 20th, 2019|

At the beginning of 2019, Reuters estimated that automakers had invested more than $300 billion in electrification. The EV Hub is now tracking this information, and our new Global Private Investment Dashboard has recorded almost $350 billion in total EV [...]

Mapping EV Fee Advancement

By |May 13th, 2019|

EV fees have been a focus in state legislatures around the country in 2019 and new legislation in Illinois proposes the highest EV fee yet. The $1,000 annual registration fee for all-electric vehicles would be [...]

Regulatory Turbulence and Slow Growth Shape Q1

By |May 6th, 2019|

Slowing national EV sales and regulatory uncertainty have dominated the start of 2019. With the Trump administration advancing plans to weaken Obama-era emissions regulations, states like California are charting their own course and maintain tougher [...]

Facing Falling Profits, Ford Invests in Rivian

By |April 29th, 2019|

On April 24, Ford announced plans to invest $500 million in Rivian. The investment is a validation of the Michigan-based startup’s approach to EV design and a needed cash infusion as they plan to begin commercial [...]

Proterra Invests in Battery Leasing

By |April 22nd, 2019|

Proterra plans to invest over $200 million to expand their battery leasing program. First piloted in Park City, Utah in 2017, the program reduces the upfront cost to bring electric transit bus prices closer to diesel and [...]

States Push Forward as Federal Policy Wavers

By |April 15th, 2019|

Progress towards rolling back Obama-era fuel economy standards has generated uncertainty across the auto industry. Issued in 2012, the standards require an increase in overall fuel efficiency for light-duty vehicles to around 50 mpg by model year 2025. A [...]

U.S. EV Market Decelerates

By |April 8th, 2019|

Growth in the electric vehicle (EV) market has slowed in the first quarter of 2019. While this year’s Q1 sales are 10 percent higher than last year, 2018 Q1 sales were 32 percent higher than in [...]

EVs Cut Electricity Costs

By |April 1st, 2019|

Charging EVs at off-peak times can generate significant savings for electric utilities and their customers, according to new research from the Illinois Citizens Utility Board (CUB). Published on March 27th, the report finds that smart charging programs could [...]

Fleet Electrification Generates Big Savings

By |March 25th, 2019|

Cities working to electrify their fleets are seeing significant savings, according to recent data from New York. Last week, news broke that the maintenance costs on all-electric fleet vehicles operated by the New York City Department [...]

New EV Fees Popping Up Nationwide

By |March 18th, 2019|

Before 2019, 20 states had already enacted annual registration fees on electric vehicles. New developments in 2019, outlined in the table above, have the potential to add 11 states to that list. For context, [...]

2019 EV Sales: Mixed Signals

By |March 11th, 2019|

Following a roaring end to the 2018 U.S. market cycle, growth in the electric vehicle (EV) market appears to have slowed in 2019. Quarterly EV sales hit an all-time high of over 126,000 vehicles [...]

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