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Weekly Radar (August 28 - September 3)

Posted on
September 6, 2023

Each week, our team curates a selection of news articles, expert insights, and innovations related to electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, and the broader clean energy landscape. Whether you're an EV enthusiast, an industry professional, or simply curious about the future of transportation, our Weekly Radar will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the most relevant and engaging topics. Stay connected, stay informed, and join us on this electrifying journey towards a greener future.

  • GM, Honda, BMW, and more automakers announce $1 billion charging plan — here’s why it will make EV drivers’ lives easier ( --> General Motors, Honda, Kia, BMW Group, Mercedes-Benz Group, Hyundai, and Stellantis (which makes Fiat and Chrysler) are collectively investing at least $1 billion in the country’s EV infrastructure in a move that will almost double the number of EV chargers nationwide, according to The New York Times. The United States and Canada have around 36,000 fast EV chargers that can recharge a battery in 30 minutes or less. The first in the new wave of chargers should be operational by mid-2024, and all of them will be functional by the end of the 2020s.
  • In Hackensack, Bergen County Increases Electric Vehicle Charging Capacity ( --> The installation of new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at the Bergen County Administrative Complex in Hackensack was recently celebrated by Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco III, the Board of County Commissioners, and Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella. With the addition of the new chargers, the County can now accept 16 more automobiles while increasing its total charging area by 40%. Over the past four years, Bergen County has erected a total of 37 electric vehicle charging stations at County buildings.
  • Chase Bank unveils electric vehicle charging stations in Richardson | Community Impact --> Chase Bank in Richardson held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 30 for new electric charging vehicle stations at its Richardson location.The branch is part of a pilot program at Chase and is one of 14 locations across the country to host EV charging stations. Chase Bank partnered with EVgo, which owns and operates the nation’s largest network of fast chargers, according to a news release.
  • FHWA finalizes new standards and requirements for electric vehicle chargers | DLA Piper --> The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently published a final rule, National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Standards and Requirements (the EV Chargers Rule). The Rule establishes new minimum standards and regulatory requirements for light-duty electric vehicle (EV) chargers, equipment, and related facilities and services funded under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program and other federal funding for highways and EV charging infrastructure.
  • Georgia lawmakers send new electric vehicle charging tax plan to governor - Georgia Recorder --> Legislators in Georgia overwhelmingly approved legislation Monday that would change the way electric vehicle owners pay to recharge their cars and trucks to a familiar system. Senate Bill 146, which establishes guidelines to regulate and tax electric vehicle charging stations in a similar way as retail fuel pumps, was passed by the Senate and House with nearly unanimous support.

Melis Colak
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