WATTs Up News Blog

(Nov 30, 2020) Ford Motor Company is betting big on electric fleets and affordable EVs Full story here. Not considering an electric automobile? How about an electric motorcycle! More models coming online in 2021. PluginAmerica story here Pennsylvania lame-duck legislative session sneaks in added EV registration fee CBS Pittsburgh story What’s the difference between EVs and Hybrids? Enrg.io takes a …

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DEND provides input for NDDOT report

Following the 2019 North Dakota Legislative Session, the Interim Agriculture & Transportation Committee charged the North Dakota Department of Transportation with studying several issues related to electric vehicle infrastructure: Design jointly owned public and private network Make recommendations regarding EV charging infrastructure Review costs and benefits of various options and future economic impact Read the entire NDDOT report here DriveElectricND …

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WATT’s Up – News Blog Sep 2020

(Sep 2020) North Dakota’s first non-Tesla fast charger goes online in Minot. Story from KX Net Electric vehicle sales slowed by coronavirus pandemic. Read about it here from the Houston Chronicle The biggest question facing the EV industry: Will there be enough charging stations? More of this story from Seattle Times General Motors making huge effort to set up thousands …

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WATT’s Up – News Blog

(July 2020) North Dakota’s Doosan Bobcat company is teaming up with Green Machine Equipment, Inc. of New York to produce an all-electric compact excavator. Story from Associated Press posted on OAonline     While ‘range anxiety’ continues to be a barrier for some people to purchase an electric vehicle, one Israeli startup is working to solve that issue by constructing roads …

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EV Infrastructure expanding in ND

MAY 26, 2020 – In the 2019 State Legislative Session, electric vehicles were the subject of three pieces of legislation, one of which (SB 2061) directed the Interim Committee on Agriculture and Transportation to study electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The Committee has met twice and heard testimony from the Dept. of Transportation and other organizations including DriveElectricND. The Lignite Energy Council …

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Electric Vehicles Gaining Interest with Consumers, Co-ops

Electric Vehicles Gaining Interest with Consumers, Co-ops Paul Wesslund, North Dakota Living   Nationwide, and worldwide, consumer interest in electric vehicles (EV) is steadily climbing. Electric cooperatives are adapting to this trend through evaluation of popular current EV models, purchase of suitable EVs for co-op vehicle fleets, and installation of public EV charging stations Should your next car be an …

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