Tag Archives: EVs

Is That EV Dangerously Quiet?

New standards from NHTSA say so. Electric vehicles may be all the rage—especially in Europe and Asia—but their increased presence brings with it a muffled controversy. Let’s fuel some productive discourse. The muted danger here is that initial EV designs encouraged less noise, which in turn created dangerous situations when you still have the same […]

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Lightning Strikes Twice

Charging station/fleet brand stems from Colorado-based EV company Lightning Systems, the Loveland, Co., developer and manufacturer of zero-emission commercial electric vehicles, announced the launch of Lightning Energy, its new fleet division, on July 29. The company does design, installation, service, and management for charging infrastructure in the EV industry, “providing fleets with turnkey options to […]

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Giant Steps

Volta EV charging stations set for grocery stores in the Mid-Atlantic Giant Food, the greater Washington D.C. regional grocery chain, has begun to install electric vehicle charging stations that are free to use for EV drivers at select locations across Washington, D.C, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware. Working with Volta, a manufacturer of electric vehicle charging […]

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Atomic No. 27

First Cobalt’s feasibility study yields promising results for future of EVs In major news for the future of electric vehicles, a major North American manufacturer announced plans to expand its main production facility along with promising results of a feasibility study for the use of cobalt sulphate to power EVs. First Cobalt Corp., of Toronto, […]

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Everyday Menlo Prices

GM’s EV drama has its consumers getting antsy General Motors’ home base of consumers is getting antsy with its latest EV release. The new Chevrolet Menlo model is priced at roughly $23,000, which isn’t a gouge/stratospheric by any means nowadays but still falls at the high end of the current EV market average. That might […]

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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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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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Right in Your Wheelhouse

The company formerly known as Saab is making waves in the EV market National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), the company borne from the ashes of the late, great Saab (we miss you), is establishing a foothold in the electric vehicle market by acquiring a developer of in-wheel motor technology, Protean Electric. In-wheel technology involves using […]

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