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On the surface, it feels like GM is hoping to achieve its market share goals through quantity. The company aims to release 30 EVs by 2025, but will it really be enough to unseat Tesla, which already has a huge lead in the EV market?
The $1 trillion US public works bill will push incentives to EV charging infrastructure, give $226 billion towards transportation projects for better roads and bridges, and bolster EV tax credits of up to $4500 for made-in-America vehicles.
New EV Announcements
There’s finally a true look at the Solterra electric Subaru. It has a 285-mile range with a DC fast charging top speed of 150 kW. The specs shown linked to at Electrek are the Japanese specs, but the US ones should be similar.
EV Investments and Innovation
EVs, blockchain, vehicle-to-grid integration, Canada! It’s even happening inside an apartment building. The pilot project allows tenants to take energy from the grid or give it back, creating a running tally of their total usage, incentivizing returning energy to the building grid.
Seattle will likely prove to be an interesting testing ground for Amazon’s Zoox autonomous vehicles. It’s rainy, hilly, and not full of other autonomous vehicles yet. Also, it looks as though Zoox will be opening an office there next year.