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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The Economic Times of India
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When Will We See the Impact of Electric Vehicles?
Breaking Energy • Michael Vinci
Tesla Supercharger Network Blowing Up
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As Rooftop Solar Challenges Utilities, One Aims For A Compromise
NPR • Grace Hood
Modi government plans major policy push to promote e-vehicles
The Economic Times of India • Sarita Singh
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The Economic Times of India
NEW YORK: Edmunds, the car-research company, warned that the elimination of a $7,500 US tax credit is “likely to kill (the) US EV market.“ Edmunds pinned its argument on what happened in Georgia, a state that became an unlikely leader in electric...
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Brand Management, Electric Vehicles
Breathing New Life Into The Customer Lifecycle
ForbesBlake Morgan, Contributor
Blake Morgan The New Customer Experience Lifecycle A lifecycle is a marketing framework illustrating the series of changes that occurs as you move a customer through the marketing and sales funnel. The lifecycle used to be fairly to the point, with a...
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Auto Industry, Electric Vehicles
Elon Musk and the cult of Tesla: How a tech startup rattled the auto industry to its core
Smart PlanetHope Reese
This article originally appeared on ZDNet's sister site, TechRepublic. One early Friday evening in September 2016, I stood on the sidewalk in a St. Louis neighborhood as a white Tesla Model S85, driven by James Majerus, pulled up to the curb to...
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Auto Industry, Climate Change
When Will We See the Impact of Electric Vehicles?
Breaking EnergyMichael Vinci
The media attention given to electric vehicles as of late may lead one to believe in a future in which carbon emissions are gone, and crude oil consumption is a thing of the past. The media attention, however, may be disproportionate to...
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Auto Industry, Cleantech
Tesla Supercharger Network Blowing Up
CleanTechnicaSteve Hanley
Originally published on Gas2. As Tesla prepares to move into mass-market sales of its electric cars, some owners have expressed concerns that all of those new Model 3 owners will overwhelm the existing Tesla Supercharger network. Things are especially bad in California,...
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Hawaii’s Clean Energy and Oil Consumption Report Card
Greentech MediaJulia Pyper
Hawaii is on a mission to be powered 100 percent by renewable energy by 2045. For this remote group of islands, achieving a fully renewable electricity system also means dramatically reducing the state's dependence on oil. Reaching the 100 percent renewable energy...
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Electric Vehicles, Energy & Utilities
As Rooftop Solar Challenges Utilities, One Aims For A Compromise
NPRGrace Hood
If you've ever wondered what an extreme home makeover looks like for an environmentalist, take a visit to Lance Wright's garage in south Denver. He walks past his electric car to batteries near the back wall. "All of this is the devices...
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Modi government plans major policy push to promote e-vehicles
The Economic Times of IndiaSarita Singh
NEW DELHI: India will soon embark on an ambitious programme aimed at switching most, if not all, of its vehicles to battery power by 2030. In an audacious move worthy of Elon Musk, the key to the plan's success will be the...
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DOE: US plug-in vehicle sales increased 40% in 2016 to ~160K units
Green Car CongressMmillikin
The first full year of sales for mass-market plug-in vehicles in the US was 2011; nearly 18,000 plug-in vehicles were sold. Sales of plug-in electric vehicles have grown nearly each year since, increasing nine-fold to a record high of about 160,000 units...
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Tesla will nearly double its car-charging network
Los Angeles TimesRuss Mitchell
will nearly double its Supercharger electric car charging network this year to 10,000 public charging units globally, up from 5,400, the company said Monday. The company plans to begin producing the mass-market Model 3 later this year, and to expand its current...
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