In an effort to combat climate change, Uber announced that the ride-sharing company is calling on its drivers to switch to zero-emission electric vehicles (EV) by the year 2030. The company said its goal is to reach net-zero emissions within 10 years and become 100% emission-free by 2040.
Will Longer Battery Life Mean More Older EVs on the Road?
Contemporary Amperex Technology (Catl) in China announced it is looking to roll out a new battery for electric vehicles (EVs) designed to last more than 1 million miles and up to 16 years. The company also stated that it will supply its batteries to Tesla, which helped develop the battery, as well as BMW, Daimler, Honda, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo. Continue reading “Will Longer Battery Life Mean More Older EVs on the Road?”
California to Ban Sales of New Gas-Powered Vehicles by 2035
California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed an executive order that will ban the sales of newly built gas-powered cars by the year 2035. He said the ban would help in the fight against climate change as more people make the switch to electric, zero-emission vehicles. The order would still allow the sale and ownership of used cars.
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Companies Form New EV Lobbying Group
A consortium of electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers, utility companies and private businesses has formed a new lobbying group called ZETA (Zero Emission Transportation Association), which seeks to have 100% of new car sales be EVs within 10 years.
Does It Cost More to Insure an EV?
An article from Forbes explained that owners of electric vehicles (EVs) may have to pay more for insurance than owners of gas-powered cars. Some of the experts interviewed for the article said that the higher insurance rates can be attributed to the fact that repair costs for an EV are greater than those for conventional autos.
Tesla Cuts Back on Warranties for Older Models
Tesla has announced that it is reducing used-vehicle warranty coverage on its older Model S sedans and Model X crossovers after the original warranty expires. This comes a few days after the electric vehicle (EV) maker dropped its seven-day “no questions asked” return policy on its newly purchased cars.
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Are Solar Cars in the Future?
There have been many advances in the automotive industry in the 21st century: electric vehicles, cars that can brake automatically and park themselves and nearly autonomous vehicles. Soon, there will be another mode of transportation: solar vehicles.
Automakers Admit EVs Outperform Gas-Powered Cars
A recent article from E&E News reported that Volkswagen, GM and Ford can no longer keep a secret: that they believe that vehicles that run on gas are no match for their battery-powered counterparts. Since making that admission, they must now find a way to promote the benefits of electric vehicles without alienating their customer base that still prefers cars with the good, old-fashioned internal combustion engine.
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NHTSA Probes Chevrolet Bolt for Fire Issues
ABC News reported that the Chevrolet Bolt has been deemed a fire risk by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) after the agency received complaints that the electric vehicle (EV) can catch fire. The probe covers almost 78,000 vehicles in the 2017-2020 model years.
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New York State Invests in Electric Vehicles
The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) recently approved a $750 million initiative to speed up the construction of 50,000 charging stations throughout the state by the year 2025 as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “Make Ready” order. The governor’s initiative also calls for $4.4 million in spending for an additional 4,650 charging stations on Long Island that would charge up to 188,000 electric vehicles (EVs) islandwide within five years.
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