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Weekly Radar (December 18 - December 24)

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December 28, 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.

  • EV charging in America: all the news about building a new electric car infrastructure - The Verge --> The state of electric vehicle charging in North America is way too much like smartphone charging wars — but focused on much more expensive hardware. Like USB-C, the Combined Charging System (CCS, Type 1) plug is widely adopted by almost every manufacturer and charging network, while, like Apple and Lightning, Tesla uses its own plug but with wider availability across its Supercharger network.
  • Round Rock begins incorporating EVs into city fleet, expands access to charging stations ( --> The impact of Tesla and Rivian creating a bit of an electric vehicle hub in Central Texas does not go amiss in Round Rock. "With Tesla coming into Texas and with Rivian just getting all the new ones, with Ford being right up the street with the new lightning's, if you look around, you almost can’t drive around without seeing an electric vehicle today," said Chad McDowell, the General Services Director for the City of Round Rock.
  • New EV charging station brings a greener future to Winters | News | --> Valley Clean Energy is a local electricity provider servicing Yolo County. Through its hard work and funding from the Sacramento Area Council of Government (SACOG) to build this charger. Winters city council members Jesse Loren, Carol Scianna, Mayor Pro Tempore Albert Vallecillo and Mayor Bill Biasi were in attendance. Staff explained that this charging station honors the Winters Climate Action plan, which emphasizes reducing greenhouse gasses.

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