Weekly Digest Archive

Weekly Digest Archive2019-06-14T18:01:20-05:00

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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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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