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Jul 12, 2017
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Every week, we're sharing a roundup of EV news, on our blog (http://bit.ly/ChargePointBlog). Whether it’s new models or new places to charge, we want to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of EVs, at ChargePoint and beyond.


Here's a quick summary for those here in the community, and you'll find the full roundup at the links below.

First up, ChargePoint Highlights...
  • ChargePoint saw 1 million charging sessions a month in 2017, as covered in Green Car Reports. We also took the new Nissan LEAF for a quick test drive. More: http://bit.ly/EvNewsFeb
  • ChargePoint joins the National Resources Defense Council and 40 other organizations in petitioning New York State to accelerate EV promotion. More: http://bit.ly/EvNews23

    In Industry News summary...
    • A new motor design from Toyota reduces use of rare-earth metals
    • Chinese consumers are twice as trusting of self-driving cars as Germans or Americans, reports The Drive.
    • The Chevy Bolt EV is the top “compact green car” according to Consumer Reports.
    • More trips won’t need more oil: “Higher oil demand will be more than offset by increased engine efficiency standards as well as the larger number of EVs and shared traveling,” according to a new BP report covered in Reuters.

You can find the full roundup here: http://bit.ly/EvNews23

We'll update this thread with future roundups, and feel free to join in with other industry news you find. :)
Here's what happened in the world of EVs during the week...

  • [REPORT] Inside EVs reports that ChargePoint stations deliver juice to EVs more than 1 million times per month.

  • Former CEO of the Formula One Group, says Formula 1 should go electric after 2021 regulations.

  • The Hyundai Kona Electric has made its official debut

  • UPS partners with Workhorse to build electric delivery vans for the company’s fleet.

  • The new Jaguar I-Pace EV was revealed this week offering "sustainable sports car performance...”

... and more, over on our weekly EV recap blog!: http://bit.ly/EvNews02

Pictured: UPS Walker Electric Package Car in NYC 1940
This week in EV news:
- The Tesla Semi’s first test run transported batteries to Elon’s Gigafactory, and Electrek shows prototypes of a drone/EV hybrid that can handle air or ground transport.

- [REPORT] U.S. brands came in third in terms of global EV sales (from Inside EVs)

- Take a look at the next-generation Formula E electric racecar, which goes 0–60 in 2.7 seconds, with a battery that can last an entire race.


Plus, in ChargePoint News:
We celebrated 10 years (!!) of clean transportation work with the California Energy Commission, and our director of utility solutions shares tips on EV program design at PowerForward.

All this and more, in the weekly roundup of EV news! http://bit.ly/EvNews09
This week in EV news: http://bit.ly/EvNews16

  • As Tesla announces plans for drive-in movie/restaurants around charging locations, Electrek readers start to plan the menu: $12 Tesla Burger Meal, complete with vegan beef and lettuce (raised at Fremont factory) [link below]
  • Argonne National Laboratory has a new tool for comparing EV options [link below]
  • The Drive determines how Brexit can impact electric vehicles in the UK.
  • CleanTechnica talks to the Electronic Power Research Institute, which says “Local utilities can serve as energy advisors for their customers who are considering electric vehicles, especially around rate plans and behind-the-meter infrastructure requirements needed to support EVs.”
  • Jalopnik rounds up vehicle tax breaks, including a 30% tax credit for installing home charging.
Pictured: suspected Tesla drive-in site

Plus, these ChargePoint Highlights:

  • The Rochester EV Accelerator project expands its electric vehicle fleet with ChargePoint stations: “Having electric vehicles and access to charging stations improves air quality by making it a more sustainable city... We're making this a more livable sustainable city.”

  • We join other industry experts to share our view of the future at CleanTechnica, with our CEO Pat Romano describing how “the fleetification of everything, coupled with electric drive, will change our lives more than we ever expected.”

As always, find more details on the news above (and the remainder of the weekly roundup), at the link: http://bit.ly/EvNews16
This week in EV news: http://bit.ly/EVNews23

  • See what cars qualify for the full EV tax credit via InsideEVs, and read about support for extending the credit in Green Car Reports.
  • Green Car Reports also provided five things to know about Ford’s future lineup (spoiler: trucks are here to stay).
  • California will breeze past its goal of 1.5 million EVs by 2025, says a new report from Next10 (PDF at the link).
  • Is Aston Martin going electric under the Lagonda brand?

... and in ChargePoint news:
  • We're introducing 20% off ChargePoint Home, the most advanced home electric vehicle charger available. It's compatible with Tesla, Toyota Prius Prime, Chevy Bolt EV, Chevy Volt, Nissan LEAF, Honda Clarity and every other EV on the road. Receive 20% off through April 22nd 2018. Find the deal here: http://bit.ly/ChargePointHome20off

Read the full weekly EV news roundup, right here: http://bit.ly/EVNews23 :)

Here's a summary of what happened in the world of EVs during the week, and hit the link to read the full weekly EV news roundup: http://bit.ly/EVNews30

  • ZDNet shows how today’s EV batteries could power tomorrow’s cities.
  • China and California are expected to make up half of worldwide EV sales in 2018, via Bloomberg.

  • Colorado prepares to invest over $10 million in alternative fueling stations, including EV charging, as covered in the Denver Business Journal. The state is aiming for 1 million EVS by 2030.
  • Autoblog has the scoop on Waymo's new self-driving Jaguar I-PACE, and we’ve got the scoop on how to charge it.
  • See how the New York Auto Show reveals who's committed to electrification, on TheStreet.
Here's the latest - EV News You Can Use
Don't forget, the full wrap up includes links to all the articles below and more info - it's at this link! http://bit.ly/EvNews06
  • Teslarati outlines how Tesla has quadrupled Model 3 output and committed to 5,000 a week in Q2.

  • New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signs ZEV memorandum, bringing the number of ZEV states to 9.
  • EV drivers react to indications that the EPA will lower emission standards [Green Car Reports]
  • Get a peek inside the development of the Jaguar I-Pace

  • Meet Polestar, a new EV brand that’s part of Geely, alongside Volvo.

  • EVs are truly global: both Norway and Germany had impressive EV sales in March, and InsideEVs covers the all-time U.S. record of 26,373 EVs sold last month. report http://bit.ly/EvNews06

In ChargePoint News...

A ChargePoint sighting on TV! http://bit.ly/2JuvUAD
The HBO show Silicon Valley continued its fifth season with an exciting showdown between a Tesla Model S and some strange "EV" the character got off Craigslist. :D Pied Piper employees got EV charging at work (ChargePoint, of course) and we loved watching Gilfoyle and Dinesh battle over getting the most convenient spot. Luckily, ChargePoint can charge... whatever it is that Gilfoyle is driving in this pic....


Being included in the show means not only that EVs have gone mainstream enough to be included as a major plot point in a popular TV show, but tt was also rewarding to see a real-world (okay, TV-world) use case for a feature we developed in direct response to customer needs—and our own needs, too (our Waitlist feature). It’s also exciting to see our work on the big screen sometimes and know that our product has “made it” in a different way. Our appearance on the show was not a paid product placement. :)


Read the full weekly EV news roundup, right here[/URL]. :) http://bit.ly/EvNews06
Here's the latest - EV News You Can Use
Links to all the articles below and more info -at this link: http://bit.ly/EVNews13

  • The LA Times explores the impact of rolling back fuel economy standards.

  • Is Bloomberg right that your future home could be powered by car batteries?

  • Treehugger wonders if more data could encourage less driving.

  • Green Car Reports drivers think EV growth will be faster than we think.
  • Plus more news on EV's from Buick, Porsche, Tesla & Kia.
This week in EV News You Can Use
(don't forget, you'll find links to all the articles below and more info - at this link: http://bit.ly/EvNews20

  • Teslarati explains how changing foreign ownership restrictions will allow Tesla to move ahead with a factory in China.
  • U.S. News debunks reasons why people don’t buy electric cars.

  • Does flooring it actually kill your range? CleanTechnica has the answer.

  • Will classic cars become EV conversions as electrification expands?
  • Norway commits to all-electric short-haul flights by 2040.

  • EV demand is putting pressure on automakers to source materials ethically
ChargePoint Highlights
  • ChargePoint and Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority (VTA) unveil new electric buses and charging stations.
  • For a limited time, add Apple Pay to your ChargePoint account and get $5 in charging credit. Details here[/URL]http://bit.ly/chargepointcredit
  • DCFC News: we are actively engineering all of our I-5 sites, including the necessary site and utility design work. This is a key part of getting stations installed that are reliable and accessible to all EV drivers. We expect all ChargePoint stations on I-5 to be active by October 2018!”
This week in EV News You Can Use
(don't forget, you'll find links to all the articles below and more info - at this link: http://bit.ly/EVNewsMay4 )

  • San Francisco streets and sidewalks are filling up with controversial electric scooters, according to Wired.
  • Nikola Motors sues Tesla for violating electric semi truck patents, as reported in USA Today.
  • The Washington Post covers why 18 states are suing the EPA over plans to lower emission standards.
  • U.S. Department of Energy’s $19 million investment in fast charging.
  • Green Car Reports discusses the news that Subaru falsified emission numbers.

chart via Bloomberg: http://bit.ly/EVNews27

Links to the following articles can be found at: http://bit.ly/EVNews27

  • Target commits to adding dozens of new charging spots at retail stores across North America

  • InsideEVs spotted one of the first Tesla Model 3s in China.

  • Bloomberg reports that this week’s Beijing Auto Show will feature 174 EV models, 124 of which were developed in China.

  • The nation’s capital goes green with a new fleet of electric buses that will save 244,000 pounds of carbon emissions each year, as well as reducing fuel and maintenance costs by $6 million over the buses' lifetime, as revealed in Smart Cities Dive.

  • Greentech Media shares how EVs could save rideshare drivers $5,200 a year in fuel and maintenance costs.

ChargePoint Highlights
  • This past Earth Day, ChargePointers participated in several events around the country—and the world—that reflect our commitment to electric mobility and show just how many different audiences care about this topic. We attended a Health and Human Services event in Washington, D.C., joined forces with the Port Authority of New York, spoke alongside Google Germany GmbH and Fluence Energy at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin (pictured below) and celebrated Earth Day with EV drivers in Palo Alto.

Read more about
what we were up to during Earth Day at: ChargePoint Connects with Global Community of EV Enthusiasts on Earth Day: http://bit.ly/ChargePointEarthDay
This week in EV News You Can Use
(don't forget, you'll find links to all the articles below and more info - at this link: http://bit.ly/EVNews0511

  • Americans open up to electric cars, with 20% saying they’d pick an EV for their next vehicle [CNN]

  • A comprehensive overview of electric fleet options, from delivery vans to long-haul trucks [Greenbiz]

  • California will require solar panels on new homes [New York Times].

  • Tesla plans to eliminate controversial cobalt from batteries, in Charged EVs.
  • Charged EVs celebrates NYC’s commitment to take its bus fleet all-electric by 2040.

  • How slime (yes, slime!) could advance self-driving EVs.
ChargePoint Highlights

We revealed a new concept design for high-powered charging of electric semi-trucks and aircraft. Watch our CEO, Pasquale Romano, unveil it at the Uber Elevate Summit.

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4410&v=rWvQuk0_xjs

Flying cars? We're charging them! Here's more on the new 2-MW charger for electric aircraft and semi-trucks that we unveiled. Since 2017, ChargePoint has been the charging partner for Uber’s Elevate initiative, as the two companies explore innovations to help support the launch of a fleet of electric VTOL aircraft within five years. Leveraging Express Plus, ChargePoint’s ultra-fast charge platform, the company continues to develop designs specifically for use at skyports where VTOL aircraft will park and fuel as part of their day-to-day activities.


Read more about the new two megawatt connector here in our press release(http://bit.ly/NewConceptChargePoint), and on Electrek (http://bit.ly/2IjA7WM)
This week in EV News You Can Use
(don't forget, you'll find links to all the articles below and more info - at this link: http://bit.ly/EVNews25)

  • First-ever wireless bus charging system delivers 200 kW to a BYD bus, as described in FutureCar.
  • The U.S. Department of Energy reveals that EVs saved 216 million gallons of gas in 2017, up 39% from 2016.
  • Convenience Store News encourages store owners to add EV charging.
  • Visualizations of the higher fuel, maintenance and emissions associated with gas cars, as well as the declining battery costs and increasing range for EVs.
  • Utilities and automakers have joined to pressure the Trump administration to uphold fuel efficiency standards.
  • A round-up of city policies that can support EVs.

ChargePoint Highlights

  • ChargePoint partners with Fulcrum to bring EV charging to the UK, as covered in Clean Energy News.
Here's a summary of what happened in the world of EVs during the week, Read the full weekly EV news roundup at the link: http://bit.ly/EVNews0608

  • Charging station growth keeps pace with EV growth [Bloomberg]
  • Get your milk from eco-friendly electric trucks: UK’s Milk & More goes electric [DHL]
  • California approves record utility investment in electrification, putting over $700 million towards projects [Bloomberg]
  • A version of the Honda Fit EV returns with 186 miles of range for under $20,000
  • Fiat-Chrysler to deliver electric Jeeps, Maseratis and Fiats

And more, at the link!
Here's a summary of what happened in the world of EVs during the week, Read the full weekly EV news roundup at the link: http://bit.ly/EVNews0622

  • Forbes shares how $500 million in Series B funding could help Byton get its EV into production next year.
  • Nebraska wants to see if $4,500 in incentives could encourage residents to buy electric cars and home chargers
  • Switzerland hosted the world’s largest EV rally.
  • Engadget compares the Tesla Model S and Jaguar I-PACE.
  • Ohio invests in electrification with incentives for taxi drivers to switch to EVs

All this and more at the link!

ChargePoint Highlights
  • The days are longer, but your charge can be shorter! Save 20% on ChargePoint Home through July 23, 2018 — and see if you could save even more with a rebate in your state,right here at this link: http://bit.ly/ChargepointSummer20off