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Used Electric Car Batteries Are Heading to Factories and Farms

Retired electric vehicle batteries that are repackaged into energy-storage systems are being targeted at industrial consumers that have been slower to adopt the technology than utilities or homeowners. Relectrify, an Australian technology developer, is beginning sales of units that repurpose expired Nissan Motor Co. Leaf batteries to create products capable of storing renewable power at […]

Growatt Wins TÜV Rheinland’s All Quality Matters Award for its ARK battery

EV charging to solar panels: How connected tech is changing the homes we live in

Driven by advances in tech and the advent of high-speed internet connections, many of us now have easy access to a raft of information about the buildings we live in. Thanks to the proliferation of hardware and software within the home, this trend shows no sign of letting up and comes in many different forms, […]

EV CHARGING IN THE US IS BROKEN — CAN JOE BIDEN FIX IT?

German Startup’s Solar-Electric Car Can Recharge During a Sunny Drive

German startup Sono Motors is showing off a solar-electric vehicle that can recharge when driven in daylight. The Sion looks like a minivan, but the black exterior is covered with 248 polymer solar panels that absorb energy from the sun. As a result, the panels can recharge the car when it’s parked outside or on the move.  […]

EV CHARGING IN THE US IS BROKEN — CAN JOE BIDEN FIX IT?

Electric vehicle maker Tesla to deliver China-made Model Y SUVs this month

China, which offers hefty subsidies for electric vehicles as it seeks to cut down on pollution from petrol or diesel cars, is key to Tesla’s global strategy. It is expanding its Shanghai car factory, where it also builds its Model 3 sedans. In October, it started exporting Model 3 vehicles to Europe. BEIJING : Tesla […]

Policy Roadmap for Electric Vehicles in India

Car Dependency Baked Into Joe Biden’s $2 Trillion Climate Plan

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden revealed details of a $2 trillion climate plan on July 14. Biden unveiled the aggressive plan—which is the second part of his “Build Back Better” proposal—during a speech at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware. His plan majors on “clean” energy and jobs, and would be fast-tracked through Congress if […]

Policy Roadmap for Electric Vehicles in India

NOW ON USED CAR LOTS: GREAT ELECTRIC VEHICLES FOR CHEAP

ANY ARGUMENT ABOUT the future of the electric vehicle market is likely to include one statistic: In the US, battery-powered cars make up fewer than 2 percent of new vehicle sales. That desultory number, though slowly increasing, makes clear that, for all the technology’s upsides in performance, design, and environmental impact, consumers remain skeptical of […]

Policy Roadmap for Electric Vehicles in India

Consumer Reports: Car Buyers Want Electric Vehicles. Automakers: No, They Don’t.

If there’s one thing the legacy automakers can agree on, it’s that nobody wants to buy electric vehicles. In June, when BMW Director of Development Klaus Frölich said, “There are no customer requests for BEVs – none,” it made a splash in the press only because of the ironic fact that he said it at […]

Policy Roadmap for Electric Vehicles in India