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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…

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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…

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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…

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 battery demand is also expected to be significant. Greenbiz story. GM will continue with plans to retool at Detroit plant to build electric vehicles, even in the face of the COVID-19…