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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 exc...

Are EVs the future or the present?

July 15, 2020 – (By Scott Meske) – One thing I’ve found is that WATTS, Lignite Energy Council’s Tesla X, draws a crowd everywhere we take ...

Towing with Tesla

June 25, 2020 – (by Jason Bohrer) Now that we are well into summer, I hitched up my boat to the Tesla and decided to see what would happen.  Ke...

DEND Infrastructure Survey Summary

DEND recently conducted an online survey of North Dakota to gauge current opinions about electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the state. Electr...

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) ...

Tesla, COVID-19 and Diver Down

May 11, 2020 – (by Jason Bohrer) With the pandemic inducing a near world-wide lockdown, people’s lives have changed in too many ways to count....

WATT’s Up?

The COVID-19 pandemic appears to be hitting the EV market; causing BloombergNEF to downgrade its forecast for 2020 by 16 percent. The impact on batter...

Want to enjoy February in North Dakota? Drive a Tesla

In February 2019, the Tesla Model X was a novelty at the Lignite Energy Council. I drove it for a week on all kind of road conditions and found that t...