- 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 pandemic as the final internal combustion 2020 Chevy Impala rolled off the assembly line in February. Electrek story
- Tesla production has surpassed the 1,000,000 mark earlier this year. Its latest offering the Tesla Y model should begin delivery later in 2020. More major automakers announced significant progress in the EV market. CNBC story
- Minnesotans wonder why EVs are slapped with a surcharge on their registration renewals. (In North Dakota, the $125 EV surcharge is directed at state highway funding, in lieu of EVs paying state gasoline taxes) Star Tribune story
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