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Another Tragedy With Novelty EVs

Skateboarder was going 20 mph, “did not know the laws” of EVs The most common form of electric vechicle—cars—have left no evidence of being any less safe than their traditional counterparts. Yet, a disturbing trend has been rearing its head amongst the novelty section of the EV world that includes scooters, bikes, all-terrain vehicles, and […]

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EV Enforcers

15 congressmen call on IRS to investigate EV tax-credit cheaters In politics, it oftentimes doesn’t take much to choose a new battleground. One could argue this is especially true in an election year. Whichever side of the aisle you lean, Tuesday’s news that a group of Republican congressmen called on the IRS to clamp down […]

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Code Check

ICC projects an EV-filled future; NECA, NEC both make updates The International Code Council recently made some telling changes to building standards that indicate the probability of more households having electric vehicles. Earlier this month, the ICC voted to approve a motion dating back to its preliminary October 2019 hearings in Las Vegas that will […]

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EVs , cities and costs

Greenercars.org can help you calculate your car costs We tip our hat to Jim Gorzelany, Senior Contributor Cars & Bikes at Forbes – his January 14 article, “Here’s What It Costs To Run An Electric Car And Its True Environmental Impact In Five U.S. Cities” had our attention from the moment we saw the title. […]

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Lordstown

A new era, a new sign, and a new $2.3B battery plant After a tough year in Lordstown Ohio, the old GM plant is back in business with a new name (Lordstown Motors), a new product (the Endurance electric truck) and new people in charge. Lordstown Motors Corp.’s CEO Steve Burns vows to make the 50+ […]

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No more EV tax credit

Won’t be part of Congress’ end of year spending bill   Despite aggressive lobbying by GM and Tesla, there will be no extension of the EV tax credit in Congress’ end-of-year spending bill. The current credit is based on the number of vehicles manufacturers have sold. Sean Szymkowski, writing for CNET,  explains: The proposal would […]

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Million mile battery

The battery Elon Musk has been talking about may be on the horizon … In April Elon Musk announced that Teslas would soon be powered by a battery with a lifespan of more than 1 million miles. In September, the Journal of the Electrochemical Society published a paper from a team of researchers at Dalhousie […]

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Feel good about the future

The future of manufacturing is life-saving, creative, daring, exciting, resourceful, sustainable, efficient, and kind, with genius leadership Forbes magazine’s December issue features 30 Under 30 2020 Manufacturing and Industry- or, as Forbes also describes them, “young entrepreneurs building the future.” From new types of 3-D printing to “pantyhose that won’t rip,” the array of products, […]

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Better than a waterproof Roomba

Torqeedo’s  all-electric boat cleans up pollution in inland waterways and harbors. Torqeedo, a German manufacturer of electrically powered boats, has developed a new vehicle that can clean up pollution in inland waterways and harbors, The product, named Waste Cleaner 66, will meet the public at the International Nautic Boat Show in Paris-Porte de Versailles , […]

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It’s a bird … it’s a plane …

…it’s an air taxi!  Flying electric vehicles may be yours for the hailing, within a couple of years.  Avoiding city traffic may become significantly easier in the next decade. Two e-vehicle developers — Britain’s Vertical Aerospace and Germany’s Lilium — are making significant progress in developing e-taxis and have released videos to prove it.   […]

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