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Musk: Tesla Supercharger network plans $500M expansion despite layoffs

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Despite recent layoffs, the Tesla Supercharger network is due for an expansion, CEO Elon Musk claims. Tesla will spend “well over” $500 million on the Supercharger network this year, Musk said Friday on X (formerly Twitter), the social media network he owns, adding that this investment will fund “thousands” of new chargers and is separate from any… Read more…

BP seeks stranded Tesla Supercharger sites in $1B EV charging buildout

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BP is eying Tesla Supercharger sites as part of a planned expansion of the oil giant’s U.S. charging network, Bloomberg reports. The company said it “is aggressively looking to acquire real estate to scale our network, which is a heightened focus following the recent Tesla announcement.” Tesla CEO Elon Musk earlier this month fired most of the… Read more…

Report: Trump offered to nix EV incentives for $1B donation from Big Oil

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At a meeting with top oil executives at his Mar-a-Lago club last month, Donald Trump offered to reverse Biden administration environmental policies in exchange for a $1 billion donation to his presidential re-election campaign, the Washington Post reports. The donation would be a “deal,” Trump said, because of the taxation and regulation oil… Read more…

Car flame retardants might make us sick—and be unnecessary in EVs

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Outdated federal standards for the flammability of vehicle interior materials—put in place before the rise of EVs—pose an unnecessary health hazard, argues Consumer Reports. In response to a study from the Green Science Policy Institute at Duke University, which found harmful chemicals from flame retardants can be present in the air of… Read more…

Here’s how California seeks to cut the cost of home EV charging

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Spikes in electricity rates can raise the cost of charging an EV at home, but California has a solution. As explained in a recent post on The Equation, from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), California is considering adding a fixed charge on electricity bills from its largest utilities in exchange for a reduction in the per-unit price of… Read more…

Report: EVs are slowing the pace of growth in gasoline demand

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Growing EV sales in both the U.S. and China could contribute to a halving in gasoline demand in 2024, says the consultancy Wood Mackenzie. Demand is likely to rise 340,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 26.5 million bpd for the year, but that’s the slowest growth since 2020, and down from a growth rate of 700,000 bpd last year, according to the report… Read more…

Tiny Eli Zero urban EV priced at $11,990, goes up to 90 miles—slowly

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Eli Electric Vehicles on Tuesday opened U.S. reservations for its Eli Zero, a tiny urban EV with a starting price of $11,900. Launched with help from crowdfunding, the Zero was first shown in 2017 and began shipping to European dealers in 2021. At the time, Eli said it was targeting a 2022 launch for the U.S. That date has slipped significantly… Read more…

Survey: Local governments see EV charging as costly, lower-priority

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More local governments across Michigan see EV charging as a relevant issue, but the number is still fairly low, according to a new University of Michigan survey, and those interested in EV charging see cost as a barrier. While the survey is Michigan-specific, it’s the traditional hub of the auto industry and probably represents a greater awareness… Read more…

EV charger reliability gains will take more than a Tesla connector

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Nearly every EV brand in North America is adopting Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) connector and gaining access to the automaker’s Supercharger network. But despite that network’s fairly good reputation for reliability, the NACS connector alone may not guarantee an overall improvement in charger reliability, says one expert. Joerg… Read more…

Report: 4 of 10 Americans live with unhealthy air, and EVs can help

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Air pollution remains a major threat to the health of many Americans, but stricter emissions rules could help, according to the American Lung Association. The organization’s 25th annual “State of the Air” report found that 131 million people—39% of the U.S. population—live in areas with unhealthy areas of air pollution. And spikes in… Read more…

Report: GM’s Cadillac might not go all-EV by 2030 after all

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Executive comments suggest that Cadillac could continue to sell gasoline vehicles beyond its 2030 target date for going all-electric, reports Automotive News. Cadillac boss John Roth told media during a sales and business briefing that electric and gasoline powertrains “will coexist for a number of years,” adding that “we will be offering an… Read more…

Report: Feds to formalize foreign entity rules for EV tax credit

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The U.S. Treasury Department could issue clarifications on federal EV tax-credit eligibility rules as early as Friday, reports Transport Topics. Citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter, the report claims the federal government is ready to issue rules relating to its “foreign entities of concern” requirement. Specifically, vehicles with… Read more…