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On March 31, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reversed the Trump administration’s actions by issuing more stringent fuel economy standards for light-duty vehicle model years 2024 to 2026. While Plug In America commends the administration for taking these steps, it’s clear that more efficient fossil fuel vehicles are not a long-term strategy for the
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Infant EV automaker VinFast and US charging network Electrify America (EA) announced a new charging agreement during this year’s New York International Auto Show. As part of the collaboration, US Vinfast owners will have access to all of EA’s 3,500+ EV chargers through the VinFast mobile app. However, their complimentary charging sessions will be limited
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Engineers have successfully begun water testing of the RaceBird – an all-electric, single pilot foiling boat that will soon be racing in the E1World Electric Powerboat Series. The RaceBird has been in development the past couple years as the official racing vessel for E1. The E1 World Electric Powerboat Series is a championship racing series
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This week on Electrek’s new Wheel-E podcast, we discuss the most popular news stories from the world of electric bikes and other nontraditional electric vehicles. This week that includes new electric bikes from VanMoof, a giant 36″ wheel electric bike for Shaquille O’Neal, high-speed standing electric scooters, a low cost highway-capable electric motorcycle for Europe, and lots
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Gas? Where we’re going, we don’t need gas. DeLorean Motor Company, the short-lived 1980s automaker behind the DMC DeLorean sports car turned pop culture staple thanks to the Back to the Future franchise, is returning with an EV model. The DeLorean EV concept has just recently been teased, but its official reveal has now been
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KYMCO Chairman Allan Ko recently shared new plans from the company’s electric vehicle developments, including the debut of the KYMCO Ionex Smart Streetlights system. Once employed, the system would see connected streetlights and traffic lights in smart cities tied into the brand’s swappable EV battery stations. The Ionex brand is the Taiwan-based motorcycle maker KYMCO’s
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New mail trucks to be equipped with 8-track tape players, rotary dial phones and manual hand-crank windows Across the U.S., more and more companies are transitioning their fleets to modern electric vehicles. Bucking that trend, the United States Postal Service has chosen to double down on more traditional technology with 80% of its vast purchase
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This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla announcing another TSLA stock split, Tesla’s head of AI going on sabbatical, Porsche 911 going electric, and more. The show is live every Friday at 4 p.m. ET on Electrek’s YouTube channel. As a reminder, we’ll
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Plug In America watchers know that Drive Electric Earth Day (DEED), celebrated for the entire month of April, is an extension of September’s National Drive Electric Week (NDEW). But how did NDEW come about? It all started with President Barack Obama and as DEED begins, we’re taking the opportunity to briefly revisit the tale, with
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With record-setting gasoline prices across the nation, an increasing number of drivers are considering electric vehicles (EVs). Searches for new plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles are at record levels, increasing by over 60% since the beginning of March according to a report by MarketWatch. Unfortunately, global supply chain issues are making it more difficult to
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Electrify America unveiled a new charging station concept today that includes updates to the actual chargers with better displays and cable management as well as updates to the stations themselves with solar canopies and more amenities. With 731 charging stations and over 3,000 fast-chargers, Electrify America is rapidly becoming an important part of EV infrastructure
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