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Weekly Radar (November 06 - November 12)

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November 16, 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.

  • New Electric Fleet Vehicle Incentive Program | Vermont Business Magazine (>Addison County Economic Development Corporation Vermont businesses, municipalities, and nonprofit organizations seeking cleaner transportation options may now apply for the Electrify Your Fleet incentive program to support the transition to plug-in electric fleet vehicles. Applicants may receive up to $2,500 for each internal combustion engine vehicle replaced or avoided (maximum of 20 incentives allowed per fleet). Awards may be applied toward the purchase or lease of new plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), electric bicycles, electric cargo bicycles, adaptive electric bicycles, electric motorcycles, or electric snowmobiles.
  • US Senate votes to reject 'Buy America' EV charging waiver | Reuters--> The U.S. Senate voted 50-48 to overturn President Joe Biden's decision to waive some "Buy America" requirements for government-funded electric vehicle charging stations but the White House said he would veto the measure. The White House argued the Republican bill would eliminate entirely the domestic manufacturing requirement for government-funded electric vehicle (EV) chargers "thereby harming domestic manufacturing and American jobs."
  • Valley startup aims to become the 'Airbnb' of EV charging systems ( --> A Phoenix-based startup says it’s aiming to become the ‘Airbnb of electric vehicle charging’ with the launch of its new mobile app. Buzze’s peer-to-peer shared network of home electric vehicle charging stations went live in the Valley Wednesday, providing a platform for residents with electric vehicle chargers to share the equipment with drivers who might not otherwise have access to a home charging system.
  • Volkswagen aims to bring under-$35,000 EV to US in 3-4 years-VW executive | Reuters --> Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) aims to bring an under $35,000 electric vehicle to the U.S. market in 3-4 years, while Chinese automaker Nio said it is still "debating" a 2025 entry into North America, senior executives said on Thursday at a Reuters conference. "We are not scaling back" plans for EVs in the U.S. market," said Reinhard Fischer, senior vice president and head of strategy at VW Group of America.

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