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🔋Rolling, Rolling, Rolling

Greetings on this fine Thursday! I hope everyone in the northeast and Canada is staying safe from the wildfires. These are crazy times indeed. Now, let’s dive into the news.

“Strive for perfection in everything we do.”

– Sir Henry Royce

How Quick?

How quickly does the Twin Motor Performance variant of the Volvo EX30 go from 0-60 mph?

  1. 3.00 seconds
  2. 3.40 second
  3. 4.15 second
  4. 5.80 seconds

The answer is here.

EV Charging 101

Time is running out, and if you are an EV charging professional, the virtual EV Charging Summit is an event you absolutely can’t miss. Taking place on June 29-30, this summit will provide you with the most up-to-date industry trends and best practices. You will learn about accessing financial incentives, promoting sustainable transportation, and connecting with fellow experts. Additionally, successful companies will share their insights on how to maximize profitability of your EV charging stations, upgrade your existing infrastructure to support EVs, and encourage innovation within your own organization. Don’t hesitate any longer; register now and be a part of the EV Charging Summit!

Mileage

On Tuesday, we asked, “How many miles do you drive a week?”. The above are the results and below are some of the comments:

  • I drive approximately 1000-1500 miles per week due to my work which covers the entire state of California.
  • We live rurally, 150+ from our children & grandchildren & we visit them every 2 weeks. We also go to stores to food shop weekly that are an additional 50 km from our home.

• Retired, so no commute, just local 5 to 10 mile round trips to the store or restaurant.  Took our 2023 Nissan Leaf SV Plus to Portland, OR (474 mile roundtrip) on May 19th-22nd. charged approx. 1/2 way there & back.

The Top 10

  1. The all-new 2024 ZDX from Acura, their first electric vehicle, promises a connected driving experience with integrated Google features such as Google Assistant and Google Maps, along with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. It is set to hit the market in early 2024.
  2. The Biden administration announced that all Tesla Model 3 vehicles are now eligible for the full $7,500 electric vehicle consumer tax credits, reversing the previous reduction that affected certain versions of the Model 3.
  3. The first electric Chevy Equinox is rolling off the production line.
  4. SK Signet celebrated the opening of its EV charger manufacturing facility in Plano, Texas, which will support the growth of America’s EV infrastructure by expanding U.S.-based manufacturing and R&D for cutting-edge electric vehicle charging equipment. They plan to produce over 10,000 ultra-fast chargers per year and create up to 183 jobs by 2026.
  5. UL Solutions has begun construction of its North America Advanced Battery Laboratory in Auburn Hills, Michigan, which will support electric vehicle and industrial battery manufacturers by offering shorter development cycles, faster time-to-market, and increased competitiveness in the global marketplace, aiming to become one of the most comprehensive battery testing and engineering facilities in North America.
  6. The Victorian government in Australia is ending its $3,000 Zero Emission Vehicle subsidy earlier than planned, disappointing potential EV buyers and falling well below the promised allocation of 20,000 subsidies, while the state’s EV road tax continues to impose additional costs on EV owners.
  7. By incorporating the sale of emission credits into its business strategy, Fisker Inc. enables other automakers in the United States to purchase credits at competitive rates for regulatory compliance, while their electric vehicles, including the Fisker Ocean, generate the highest allowable credits per vehicle in California and other states with comparable environmental standards.

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About the Author: Parker Penn

Parker Penn
EPG is a staffing and recruiting company that is 100% focused on helping electric and autonomous vehicle clients hire the best people through their industry and product-specific expertise. To learn more, you can contact our CEO, Joe Rooney at Joe@EPGAmerica.com or schedule time on his calendar.

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