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Weekly Radar (September 4 - September 10)

Posted on
September 14, 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.

  • How electrified roads could help fix America's EV charging problem ( -->Electric vehicles are taking up an increasing percentage of the overall auto market share every year — rising from 4% in 2020 to 14% last year. Among the holdouts, a lack of charging infrastructure seems to be one of consumers’ most common reasons for not switching from gas to electric vehicles. Now, electric road projects are appearing across the world as a potential solution to supplement static charging, allowing EV drivers to wirelessly charge their cars while they drive.
  • Germany Will Force 80% of Gas Stations to Install EV Chargers (>  As covered by Reuters, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz took to the IAA Mobility show in Munich to explain that Germany would be "the first country in Europe to introduce a law requiring operators of 80% of all service stations to provide fast-charging options with at least 150 kilowatts for e-cars." Scholz did not provide a timeline for the introduction of the law.
  • 176 New EV Fast Charging Ports Will Be Installed In Illinois - CleanTechnica --> Texas-based Universal EV Chargers recently announced that the company was selected by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) to receive grants in order to install 176 new DC fast charging ports throughout the state of Illinois. The total dollar amount of the Illinois EV charger grants is $5.8 million. Currently, the state of Illinois has approximately 1,100 public EV chargers. The Illinois Department of Transportation has stated it has a goal to have one million registered electric vehicles in Illinois by 2030. (About 12.6 million people reside in the state.)
  • EVgo Receives First Shipment of Build America, Buy America 350kW High-Power Fast Chargers from Delta Electronics | Business Wire --> EVgo Inc. (NASDAQ: EVGO) (“EVgo” or the “Company”), one of the nation’s largest public fast charging networks for electric vehicles (EVs), today announced that it received the first-ever shipment of 350kW fast chargers from Delta Electronics that are manufactured according to Build America, Buy America Act (BABA) standards. Delivered from Delta Electronics’ recently opened factory in Plano, Texas, this first shipment marks a milestone in developing the robust domestic supply chain needed to support the rapid growth in EV adoption across the U.S. and unlock funding through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program. Delta has delivered 10 chargers to date, and EVgo expects to receive an additional 350kW BABA-compliant chargers from Delta Electronics later this year.
  • New York State Needs More EV Charging Infrastructure - New York League of Conservation Voters ( --> The transportation sector in New York State generates 29 percent of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions (GGE), making it the second largest polluting sector after buildings, according to a 2022 Report from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. The state’s overall goal is to reduce its GGE 85 percent by 2050 and to have zero GGE from all new passenger cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs sold in the state by 2035.
  • Octopus & Co Charger enable neighbours to share chargers -> Octopus Electric Vehicles, the EV business from Octopus Energy Group, has partnered with Co Charger to focus on community charging. Co Charger allows those with private chargers in their driveways to share them with neighbors. The collaborative scheme and app from Co Charger enable someone with a charger to rent it out on a regular basis to a small number of neighbors.
Melis Colak
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