Electric Vehicles News

Get all the latest electric vehicles news from Wiser with our daily news digest. This is a developing technology, and is one that many people believe is crucial for the protection of the environment. This means there is a lot happening in the industry, but we make it easy to stay informed. Electricity is used to power high-speed trains, delivery trucks, buses, cars, and more. The technology has been around since the mid-1900s, but internal combustion engines quickly became more popular. Over recent years, the focus has started to shift toward electric propulsion. There are new companies in the industry doing interesting things, as well as the major car brands. The benefits of electric vehicles include lower running costs, lower maintenance costs, and the fact that they are better for the environment. The major challenges include short driving ranges, high purchase costs, and the availability of charging stations. Government policies regarding tax credits, rebates and charging stations, as well as technological developments, particularly in relation to batteries, have all moved the industry forward. Register today for our electric vehicles news email so you can stay on top of where the industry is going next.

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ABB to deliver 117 electric vehicle charging stations for German motorways
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Electrovaya secures C$4.3M purchase orders from Walmart Canada for forklift battery systems
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Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi 6-year plan sees 12 pure EV models launched on common platforms, 40 models with autonomous drive
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From oil refineries to solar plants, unions bend California climate change policies in their favor
Los Angeles Times • Chris Megerian
ETF Watchlist: Week Of September 18, 2017
Seeking Alpha • Dave Dierking
Global Markets Look to Fed Meeting
The Wall Street Journal • Ese Erheriene
QUT manufactures first Australian lithium-ion batteries
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Electric scooter maker Gogoro raises $300 million for growth
TechCrunch • Jon Russell
Cap-and-Trade Funding Will Go For Electric Vehicles, Other Programs–But Barely Any for Transit
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Faraday Future admits its employees designed parts of LeEco's electric car
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ABB to deliver 117 electric vehicle charging stations for German motorways
Reuters
ZURICH (Reuters) - ABB will deliver 117 electric vehicle charging stations to German utility EnBW, the Swiss engineering company said on Wednesday.
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Electrovaya secures C$4.3M purchase orders from Walmart Canada for forklift battery systems
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Electrovaya Inc. has secured initial purchase orders worth approximately C$4.3 million (US$3.51 million) under a contract with Walmart Canada for its forklift battery systems. The retailer will convert the forklifts in one distribution center from lead acid batteries to Electrovaya’s drop-in lithium...
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Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi 6-year plan sees 12 pure EV models launched on common platforms, 40 models with autonomous drive
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« Born to Drive project investigating self-delivering cars | Main | Electrovaya secures C$4.3M purchase orders from Walmart Canada for forklift battery systems » The Alliance of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi announced their six-year plan—Alliance 2022—which sets a new target to double...
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From oil refineries to solar plants, unions bend California climate change policies in their favor
Los Angeles TimesChris Megerian
No contour of California’s vast landscape inspires such passionate devotion as its coastline, so state lawmakers recoiled when President Trump announced in April that he wanted to expand offshore drilling. The outrage was channeled into a proposal for preventing any new infrastructure...
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ETF Watchlist: Week Of September 18, 2017
Seeking AlphaDave Dierking
All eyes are on the Fed this week as Janet Yellen and company sit down for their quarterly meeting with the interest rate announcement and press conference coming on Wednesday afternoon. It’s a virtual lock that interest rates will remain unchanged, while...
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Global Markets Look to Fed Meeting
The Wall Street JournalEse Erheriene
Stock markets were broadly muted across the Asia-Pacific on Wednesday, as investors awaited monetary-policy guidance from the U.S. Federal Reserve, though Chinese automotive and property stocks continued to outperform. Appetite for risk assets cooled from the start of the week, as uncertainty...
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QUT manufactures first Australian lithium-ion batteries
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Queensland University of Technology's manufacturing facility for lithium-ion batteries has produced its first batch.
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Electric scooter maker Gogoro raises $300 million for growth
TechCrunchJon Russell
Electric scooter maker Gogoro has closed a massive $300 million Series C round to expand its service. The company has sold scooters in its native Taiwan since 2015, and it Europe it offers them on a short-term rental basis. That’s in Berlin,...
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Cap-and-Trade Funding Will Go For Electric Vehicles, Other Programs–But Barely Any for Transit
StreetsblogMelanie Curry
A lot happened in the last few days of the California legislative session. Before hitting the deadline to pass bills for the current session—a deadline that was extended beyond midnight Friday—the legislature engaged in a lot of last-minute negotiations that led to...
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Faraday Future admits its employees designed parts of LeEco's electric car
The VergeSean O'Kane
New patents published today by the US Patent and Trademark Office show that Faraday Future was responsible for at least some of the design of the LeSee, an all-electric car belonging to Chinese conglomerate LeEco. A BuzzFeed News report from December originally...
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