US Dept of Energy funding electric vehicle and battery research

The Trump Administration has been taking all kinds of actions to undermine environmental regulations, coddle polluters, and support fossil fuels, but at the same time the Administration continues to fund research into clean energy technologies. In January, the Dept of Energy announced a funding opportunity for up to $133 million…

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Big advertising splash for GMC Hummer EV

Ever since General Motors killed the electric car, we’ve had doubts over GM’s seriousness about EV’s. In almost the same breath as the EV1 program was canceled, GM ramped up sales of the Hummer. In 2008, GM announced a plug-in hybrid (the Chevy Volt) while stating that over the long…

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2012 is calling wanting its all-electric Mini Cooper SE

BMW, the owner of the Mini Cooper brand, just announced an all-electric Mini Cooper that would have been utterly amazing in 2013 or so. Today, in 2020, it is still a very interesting car, but is found lacking in one key measure – driving range. Its very affordable price will…

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DHL bringing electric delivery vehicle pilot project to USA

Deutsche Post DHL Group is bringing its StreetScooter electric delivery vehicle to two US markets by Spring 2020. The company did not say which markets the Work L delivery van would come to, just that they’ll use one market on “each coast” (presumably meaning the West Coast and East Coast).…

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Ford flatters Tesla with new Mustang Mach-E

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Ford Motors is complementing the heck out of Tesla with the Mustang Mach-E. Ford has announced what some might have thought would never exist – the development of an all-electric Ford Mustang. Going by the specifications this could be an amazing car,…

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Scam alert tossed at Lightning Motorcycles

I want the electric motorcycle industry to succeed if only because of the need to electrify every type of vehicle. My work has circled around the electric motorcycle industry for some time, and as a result I’ve met most of the movers in this industry. Having talked with Richard Hatfield,…

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