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Hawaii Secures First Round Of NEVI Funding
Hawaii has successfully secured the first round of funding from the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program. The program is a federal initiative that aims to expand the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure across the United States.
The funding will be used to install new EV charging stations in various locations across Hawaii, including public parks, airports, and other public facilities. The goal is to make EV charging more accessible and convenient for residents and visitors.
The project is a collaboration between the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), the Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO), and the Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO). These organizations will work together to plan and implement the new charging infrastructure.
This initiative is part of Hawaii’s broader efforts to transition to clean energy and reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. The state has set a goal to have 100% of its ground transportation powered by renewable energy by 2045.
The NEVI program is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and aims to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles nationwide by expanding the charging infrastructure. Hawaii is the first state to receive funding from this program.
Original Source: https://evne.ws/3XKOT0s
The Top 10 Best Selling Used EV’s of 2023
A recent report has revealed the top 10 best-selling used electric vehicles (EVs) for the year 2023.
The Tesla Model 3 topped the list as the best-selling used EV. Other models in the top 10 list include the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Bolt, BMW i3, and the Tesla Model S.
The report also highlighted the growing popularity of used EVs. As more people become aware of the benefits of electric vehicles, the demand for used EVs is also increasing. This trend is expected to continue as more EV models become available in the used car market.
Buying a used EV can be a cost-effective way to transition to electric driving. Used EVs increasingly come with lower price tags compared to new models, and they can still offer good performance and range.
Original Source: https://evne.ws/44HIk0K
Volvo’s First-Ever People Carrier Spotted In China
The upcoming electric Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) is a Volvo-badged version of the Zeekr 009, which is expected to have a power output of 400kW.
The new Volvo vehicle has been seen testing in China, and it’s expected to be revealed globally later this quarter, with a worldwide release planned for the end of the year.
The vehicle’s design shares many similarities with the Zeekr 009, including key lines and proportions. However, the Volvo version will have a less flashy front-end design.
The vehicle’s daytime running light signature is similar to those seen on the Volvo EX90 and EX30 SUVs. The headlights are set low and wide on the vehicle’s sculpted cheeks.
The prototype is quite large and is expected to be similar in size to the Zeekr 009, which is 5209mm long, 2024mm wide, and 1858mm high, with a 3205mm wheelbase. This would make it the largest Volvo to date.
The seven-seat Volvo MPV will use the same ‘Sustainable Experience Architecture’ as the rest of the Geely Group’s EVs.
Power and torque are expected to come from either a 116kWh or 140kWh battery pack, depending on the variant. Both power packs can support a 400kW/686Nm dual-motor powertrain in the Zeekr, which can go from 0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds.
There’s no indication yet that the Zeekr 009 will be sold in Western markets, but it’s likely that the Volvo version will find most of its customers there, competing with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz EQV.
Original Source: https://evne.ws/43l2tJ4
Tesla Implements Layoffs at Chinese Battery Plant
Tesla reportedly implemented layoffs at its battery plant in China. The layoffs are said to be part of a restructuring effort aimed at improving efficiency and reducing costs.
The affected plant is located in Shanghai and is responsible for producing batteries for Tesla’s electric vehicles.
Despite the layoffs, Tesla remains committed to its operations in China. The company is continuing to invest in its Shanghai factory and is planning to increase production capacity in the future.
Tesla’s decision to restructure its operations reflects the challenges faced by electric vehicle manufacturers. These companies need to balance the need for growth and expansion with the need to control costs and maintain profitability.
Original Source: https://evne.ws/3NIb1Uy
Tesla Unveils Next-Generation V4 Supercharger Station in France
Tesla next-generation V4 Supercharger station in France has been photographed on Twitter. This new charging station is designed to provide faster and more efficient charging for Tesla’s electric vehicles.
The V4 Supercharger can deliver up to 350 kW of power, which is significantly higher than the 250 kW provided by the previous V3 Superchargers. This means that Tesla drivers can charge their vehicles faster, reducing the time they need to spend at the charging station.
The new Supercharger station also features a trailer pile, which is a dedicated charging point for trailers. This feature is particularly useful for Tesla drivers who need to charge their vehicles while towing a trailer.
Original Source: https://evne.ws/44G7wF6
Rolls-Royce Takes Stand Against Flipping of Spectre Electric Car
Luxury car manufacturer Rolls-Royce has taken a stand against the practice of “flipping” its new Spectre electric car. Flipping is when buyers purchase a new car with the intention of quickly reselling it at a higher price.
The Spectre is Rolls-Royce’s first all-electric vehicle and is highly sought after. However, the company wants to ensure that the cars go to genuine customers who intend to keep and use them, rather than to speculators looking to make a quick profit.
To prevent flipping, Rolls-Royce is implementing a policy where customers who are found to be flipping their cars will be banned from purchasing future models. This policy is designed to protect the brand’s reputation and ensure fairness for genuine customers.
The Spectre is a significant model for Rolls-Royce as it represents the company’s transition to electric mobility.
Original Source: https://evne.ws/43lkAhR
Automobili Pininfarina Unveils Exclusive Battista Edizione Hyper GT
Automobili Pininfarina, the Italian luxury electric vehicle manufacturer, has unveiled an exclusive version of its Battista electric hypercar. The new model, called the Battista Edizione, features a range of unique design elements and performance enhancements.
The Battista Edizione is powered by a 120 kWh battery pack and four electric motors, delivering a total output of 1,900 horsepower. This makes it one of the most powerful electric cars in the world.
The car can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than two seconds and has a top speed of over 217 mph. Despite its high performance, the Battista Edizione can also deliver a range of up to 310 miles on a single charge.
The exterior of the car features a unique paint finish and carbon fiber bodywork, while the interior is adorned with high-quality materials and advanced technology. Only a limited number of Battista Edizione models will be produced, making it a highly exclusive vehicle.
Original Source: https://evne.ws/44EFvgX
Instavolt Reveals Plans for UK’s Largest Electric Vehicle Rapid Charging Hub
InstaVolt, a UK-based electric vehicle charging company, has revealed plans to build the country’s largest rapid charging hub. The hub will be located in Basingstoke, Hampshire, and will feature 24 rapid charging points.
The charging points will be capable of delivering up to 125 kW of power, allowing electric vehicles to charge in as little as 20 minutes. The hub will also feature amenities such as a café, a convenience store, and restrooms, providing a comfortable and convenient charging experience for drivers.
The project is a collaboration between InstaVolt and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. The council has provided the land for the hub and will work with InstaVolt to ensure the project’s success.
Original Source: https://evne.ws/44HMvcT
Nio Set to Launch Sleek ET5 Electric Sedan in Right-Hand-Drive Market
Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer Nio is set to launch its sleek ET5 electric sedan in the right-hand-drive market. The ET5 is a mid-size sedan that features a stylish design and advanced technology.
The car is powered by a 75 kWh battery pack and can deliver a range of up to 435 miles on a single charge. It also features a dual-motor setup, providing all-wheel drive and a total output of 435 horsepower.
The ET5 comes with a range of advanced features, including a self-driving system and a high-tech interior with a large touchscreen display. The car also features a unique design with a sleek silhouette and a distinctive LED light strip on the front.
The launch of the ET5 in the right-hand-drive market represents a significant milestone for Nio. It shows the company’s commitment to expanding its global presence and catering to different market needs.
The ET5 will compete with other electric sedans in its class, including the Tesla Model 3 and the BMW i4.
Original Source: https://evne.ws/3NQWbvb
UK Aims to Reduce Carbon Emissions Through Smart EV Charging
The UK government is looking to reduce carbon emissions by encouraging the use of smart charging for electric vehicles (EVs). Smart charging involves charging EVs during off-peak hours when demand for electricity is low and renewable energy generation is high.
The government believes that smart charging can help balance the electricity grid and reduce reliance on fossil fuel power plants. This can lead to significant reductions in carbon emissions and contribute to the UK’s goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.
The government is also considering introducing regulations to require all new EV chargers to be smart chargers. This would ensure that all EVs can take advantage of smart charging and contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions.
The move towards smart charging is part of the UK’s broader strategy to transition to clean energy and electric mobility. The government is investing in renewable energy generation and electric vehicle infrastructure to support this transition.
The use of smart charging also has benefits for EV owners. By charging their vehicles during off-peak hours, owners can take advantage of lower electricity rates and save money on their energy bills.
Original Source: https://evne.ws/3NRsGsW
Volkswagen Slashes Prices of ID.3 Electric Models in China
German automaker Volkswagen has announced significant price cuts for its ID.3 electric models in China. The price reductions are part of Volkswagen’s strategy to compete with other electric vehicle manufacturers in the Chinese market.
The ID.3 is a compact electric vehicle that features a modern design and advanced technology. It is available in several variants, each offering different levels of performance and range.
The price cuts apply to all ID.3 models and range from 14% to 24%. This makes the ID.3 more affordable for Chinese consumers and could help boost sales of the vehicle.
Original Source: https://evne.ws/3rjpApX
VinFast Unveils New EV Models, Including SUVs and Small Electric Car
Vietnamese automaker VinFast has unveiled several new electric vehicle (EV) models, including SUVs and a small electric car. The new models are part of VinFast’s strategy to expand its EV lineup and cater to different market segments.
The new models include the VF e35 and VF e36 SUVs, which feature modern designs and advanced technology. The SUVs are powered by large battery packs and can deliver impressive range and performance.
VinFast also unveiled a small electric car called the VF e34. Despite its compact size, the VF e34 offers a comfortable interior and a range of advanced features. It is designed to be an affordable and practical option for urban driving.
VinFast is one of the leading automakers in Vietnam and is making significant strides in the global EV market. The company aims to become a global player in the electric vehicle industry and is investing heavily in research and development to achieve this goal.
Original Source: https://evne.ws/44CdTJu
Giovanni Palazzo Leads Charging Infrastructure Expansion at Volkswagen Group
Giovanni Palazzo has taken charge of the Volkswagen Group’s global charging infrastructure and energy business since July 1. His role will involve focusing on solutions for load distribution, energy market optimization, and energy trading.
Palazzo, the former President and CEO of the North American fast-charging network Electrify America, has a wealth of experience in the electric mobility sector. He has held positions at Mercedes-Benz and Daimler AG and worked for the Volkswagen Group for seven years before joining Electrify America.
Palazzo’s focus will be on expanding the fast-charging network and developing the company’s own smart energy platform. He also aims to bring the charging services under the Elli and Electrify America brands closer together and roll out new business models internationally.
Volkswagen Group has plans to establish more than 43,000 fast charging points in Europe, China, and North America by 2025. In North America alone, the fast-charging network under the direction of Electrify America is set to double to 8,000 charging points by then.
The expansion of the charging infrastructure is a crucial step for the Volkswagen Group in its transition to electric mobility. It aims to make charging convenient and accessible for all its electric vehicle customers.
Original Source: https://evne.ws/44CR1tp
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