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The UK is, theoretically, coming down firm. New buildings will be required to include EV charging stations, as will renovated structures that have 10 or more parking spaces. This could rewrite the near future of EVs in the UK.
The creation of this coalition means a big step toward getting a built-out charging infrastructure in the US. That’s a big deal because American driving culture doesn’t see long-distance driving as the barrier it can be viewed as in other parts of the world. It’s very common, in fact, to describe distances in terms of hours instead of miles or kilometers.
Fleets not only buy vehicles but (some) must sell them long before they’re out of commission. Shifting fleets to electric means also boosting the number of EVs in the second-hand car market. New South Wales has earmarked money to help cover the cost difference between buying gas-powered fleet vehicles and electric ones.
New EV Announcements
EV, as we see time and again, doesn’t just mean electric cars. It means busses, tractors, airplanes, and even trains. Germany is adding 44 more electric trains to the national rail service. Deutsche-Bahn, an operator of local and regional trains in Germany, is aiming for climate neutrality by 2040!
EV Investments and Innovation
Given the success of the Mach-E, this is hardly surprising news. Roll into that the issues that lead to the Chevy Bolt recall this year, and it’s even less of a surprise.
This is not the first and won’t be the last article we see on battery recycling. As EVs become more and more a part of the vehicular ecosystem, we’re going to need to continue working on what to do with them after the fact.