Tag Archives: Electric Vehicles

A “Five-Alarm” EV

Original LAFD vehicle will begin street rescues next year The Los Angeles Fire Department will help continue the electric vehicle wave after purchasing an all-electric, emission-free fire truck from Austrian manufacturer Rosenbauer this week. LAFD signed on the dotted line for $1.2 million dollars. The Rosenbauer model—said to be the first of its kind—is what […]

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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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Lightning Strikes

Albeit a sales rep, does this Names & Faces move indicate a trend? Dan Bennett, a well-known marketing specialist with a strong resume at Megger and Baker Instruments, announced this week he is moving on from the company to join Lightning Systems. While this might seem like a small blip on the radar, initially (look […]

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Electric Vehicles Get an Oncor

A Texas utility prepares for the EV invasion Texas’ largest utility, Oncor, just indicated a major preparation in its grid planning that is primarily to compensate for the impending influx of electric vehicles. Oncor, which serves more than 10 million people in the Dallas area, expects large EVs could be cost competitive with traditional gas-fueled […]

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A New Normal

A progressive EV startup manufactures from a small Midwest town While Tesla seems to have somewhat hit its apex, countless electric vehicle manufacturers vie for the throne. One of them is doing while simultaneously helping to revitalize the town of Normal, Illinois. That company is Rivian Automotive. Rivian’s brain trust resides mostly in California—Battery, Electric […]

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EV Does It

Motorcar Parts acquires EV powertrain, energy storage company Motorcar Parts of America, Inc., of Torrance, Ca., announced Wednesday it has acquired Binghamton, New York-based E&M Power. The acquisition reflects another company’s venture into the electric vehicle market, which seems to grow in scope every day—and in this case, also involves the growing energy storage sector. […]

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One Million EVs

Milestone for sale of the American electric car Edison Electric Institute (Washington, D.C.) hosted a summit November 30 to recognize a historic time for the electric vehicle. Not long after Europe reached the threshold of one million electric cars on the road, the United States followed suit. That mark was reached some time in late […]

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Motor Mouths

General Motors announces plant closings; Trump weighs in The president voiced disapproval at plant closings earlier this week, specifically targeting General Motors for three planned shutdowns in Ohio, Michigan, and Maryland. Clouded, perhaps, by the ensuing public and political upheaval, the debate proves noteworthy for the fact that electric vehicles were raised as a bargaining […]

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Solar Golf Carts

Another market trends toward renewable energy The introduction of solar-powered golf carts is one of the major trends being witnessed in the global golf cart market 2018-2022. With prices of electricity, petrol, and gas rising, end-users have begun using solar-operated vehicles, including golf carts. Solar-operated golf carts require minimal maintenance costs and source solar energy […]

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