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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Electric cars sales, efficiency continue to grow

Electric cars sales, efficiency continue to grow John Meyers, Grand Forks Herald   If Northlanders really wanted to be like Norwegians we’d stow the cross-country skis and stoic love of cold and buy a Tesla. Norway reached a milestone in December when electric vehicles accounted for 52 percent of all new vehicles sold in the country. All-electric Tesla models were …

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West Fargo Public Schools’ First All-Electric School Bus

West Fargo Public Schools’ First All-Electric School Bus Wendy Reuer, West Fargo Pioneer   While it will cost more upfront, the state’s first electric school bus could become the cheapest form of transportation in the future. The West Fargo School Board decided Tuesday, Nov. 14 to buy its first and only all-electric school bus for $314,200. According to District Spokesperson …

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