Since GM and the ride-sharing service Lyft announced their $500 million partnership back in January, many have been curious what will come of the deal. Recent rumors suggest they could be creating a fleet of autonomous taxis, using the upcoming electric Chevrolet Bolt as its core vehicle.
The Drive Electric Ann Arbor Partnership (or DEA2P) has partnered with DTE Energy to join the U.S. Department of Energy’s Workplace Charging Challenge. The goal is to increase workplace charging opportunities tenfold in the next five years across Ann Arbor.
A major plan from our neighbor to the East to boost EVs and other low-carbon technologies is apparently being developed as part of an overall effort to address climate change.
The plan, being led by Environmental Minister Glen Murray, would mean big changes for the automotive and energy industries within Ontario with $285 million going toward EV incentives.
As electric vehicles continue to rise in popularity, one group of stakeholders could (and should) take advantage of the EV momentum—utilities.
In an interview on Miked Up, Bolt and Volt project manager Darin Gesse talked about the development of the Bolt, how the car was designed and named with the consumer in mind and more.
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One of the biggest concerns for potential EV owners—the availability of charging stations away from their home—can in some cases be most effectively addressed by employers. Recognizing that employees appreciate sustainable business practices and that EVs are on the rise, ad agency Team Detroit has installed EV charging stations at their Dearborn headquarters.
A new study on EV emission rates in Minnesota by the Great Plains Institute (GPI) dispels a pervasive myth about EVs—that they don’t actually have lower greenhouse gas emissions than gas powered cars due to the emissions from the coal-burning power plants that heavily support the electric grid in many parts of the country.
One of the most attractive benefits of electric vehicles may not have to do with finance or the environment—it’s that they’re simply much nicer to drive than internal combustion vehicles.
A smooth ride and an instant torque delivery, the things you actively notice when you drive, are defining features of the EV experience. Automotive executives are starting to get the message.