Category: Electric Vehicles / Transportation

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VW Campaign Highlights Lifestyle Benefits of EVs in Addition to Benefits to Society

As part of Volkswagen’s campaign to highlight features and benefits of driving electric, this week the company released a series of videos expressing the message “Before it can change the world, it has to change yours.” The intention of the campaign is to deemphasize important yet amorphous benefits such as …

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Volvo Cars Announces Full Electrification by 2030; Charging Infrastructure Cited as Key to Success

All Volvos to be All Electric Volvo Cars substantially upped its game today with the announcement that the company intends to sell only fully electric cars by 2030 and phase out any car in its global portfolio with an internal combustion engine, including hybrids. In 2017, Volvo committed to offering …

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Battery Financing Lowers Cost of EVs, Increases Value Through Second-Life Applications

Hyundai Motor Company, the government of South Korea, a Korean taxi company, LG Energy Solution, and logistics company Hyundai Glovis this month signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to demonstrate the commercial benefits of leasing electric vehicles and their batteries separately from each other. Leasing batteries independently is financially appealing …

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Electrified Roadways Continue to Achieve Milestones

Israel-based ElectReon, along with Volkswagen and Eurovia, was recently selected to provide the technology for eCharge, a project funded by the Roads Innovation Program of the German Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt). The goal of the €1.9 project is to develop an economical and functional solution for inductively charging electric vehicles …

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Research Confirms DC Fast Charging and Public Level 2 Charging Greatly Increase EV Utilization

Researchers from MIT this month reported that public direct current (DC) fast charging (120 kW) and ubiquitous public Level 2 charging (6.6 kW) greatly increase the number of days per year that fully electric vehicles (Battery Electric Vehicles or BEVs) will satisfy all driving needs. Given the high costs and challenges …

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