Electric Vehicles

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Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities Opens Investigation on Electric Vehicles and Electric Vehicle Charging

On December 23rd, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (the Department) issued an Order opening an investigation into electric vehicles and electric vehicle charging . That Order, issued the same day as the...more

Renewable Energy Update -- November 22, 2013

Renewable Energy Focus: $6 million for electric vehicle infrastructure in California -- Green Car Congress - Nov 13: The California Energy Commission has issued a $6 million competitive grant solicitation to fund the...more

Renewable Energy Update -- October 18, 2013.

Renewable Energy Focus -- 3 models that could help utilities make money from solar power - Green Tech Solar News - Sep 30: Much like tech companies of the 1990s, utilities face an “unavoidable shift” and don’t have any...more

Lithium-Ion Battery Prices Likely to Plummet, but Cost of Electric Cars May Be Slow to Follow

If the leading industry experts are correct, prices for hybrid and electric vehicles should start to drop, but not nearly as much as you might expect. According to the Wall Street Journal, the head of a major lithium-ion...more

Japan Continues to Offer Electric Vehicle Incentives

Many countries around the world are struggling to build a strong electric vehicle (EV) industry. The actual sales of EV’s are far below the target number of many governments....more

Energy And Environment Update -- July 1, 2013

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of State; Department of Treasury; Environmental Protection Agency; International; States; and...more

Episode 99 – Jason Wolf Discusses Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions June 25, 2013

In Episode 99 of The Wendel Forum (originally aired on June 15, 2013, on 960 KNEW AM radio), show moderator Bill Acevedo, chair of Wendel Rosen’s sustainable business practice group, welcomes Jason Wolf, CEO of Collaboratev,...more

An End to Range Anxiety

In the late 90’s, my wife and I—then two engineers working in the automotive industry—flew to Los Angeles for a wedding. While waiting in line to rent a car, we noticed a poster showing that we could rent GM’s electric car,...more

Electric Vehicles Plans In China For GM

General Motors has opened an Advanced Materials Lab in Shanghai, and has brought to the Chinese market some of its most recent electrified vehicles. Among these are the Chevrolet Volt, the Buick LaCrosse with eAssist, and the...more

Ford Increases Electric Vehicle Dealers And Pushes Sales

The number of Ford Motor Company dealers who can sell electric vehicles will more than quadruple this spring. The company will so have 900 certified dealers, up from the 200 it had near the end of last year. The dealers will...more

Sports Car With Detroit Name (again)

Detroit Electric has announced that in early April it will unveil a partnership with a Chinese carmaker to start August production of a limited edition, all electric sports vehicle in Michigan. Detroit Electric is led by...more

The Sequestration, Funding for Plug-In Electric Vehicle Projects, and D.C.’s New Energy Leadership

On March 6, the House passed H.R. 933, a resolution that continues government spending past March 27, when the current continuing resolution expires. The proposed measure provides funding through the end of the fiscal year in...more

Energy And Environment Update -- March 11, 2013

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Environmental Protection Agency; Interior Department; Department of Commerce; Treasury Department; Federal Energy Regulatory...more

Energy Legislation Contained in New York’s Budget Proposal

Governor Cuomo released his 2013-2014 New York State Executive Budget proposal for the coming fiscal year. The budget proposal contains two items of interest for those in the clean energy industry. First, the proposed...more

New Effort to Develop Better Solar And Wind-Powered Batteries

A multi-partner team, led by Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, has been awarded a five-year $120 Million federal Department of Energy grant to create the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research. Secretary of Energy...more

Infrastructure Alert - January 15, 2013

The $50.7 billion Hurricane Sandy relief package is currently being debated in the House. Monday night, the Rules Committee approved 13 amendments for floor consideration. After neglecting to schedule a vote on an aid...more

“Fiscal Cliff” Bill Also Extends Tax Credits for Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Alternative Fuel Vehicles

On January 1, 2013, the U.S. Congress passed last minute legislation known as the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the Act) to avoid an automatic increase in income taxes for millions of Americans and draconian cuts to...more

Infrastructure Alert - January 3, 2013

The 112th Congress adjourned before voting on any Hurricane Sandy relief bill. Although the Senate passed a $60.4 billion relief bill, the House did not hold a vote on it nor the Republican-backed alternative $27 billion...more

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