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Analysis: Polestar lifts the lid on lifetime EV emissions

Hilton HollowayAutocarSeptember 28th, 2020 As well as detailing the energy and CO2 produced in the manufacture of the 2 compared with a petrol-engined Volvo XC40, Polestar said it is planning to reveal more about the wider environmental impact of building electric vehicles. Company boss Thomas Ingenlath said: “Car manufacturers have not been clear in the past with consumers on the environmental…

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Costly Electric Vehicles Confront a Harsh Coronavirus Reality

Christopher Rauwald and Bruce EinhornBloombergMay 26th, 2020 At a factory near Germany’s border with the Czech Republic, Volkswagen AG’s ambitious strategy to become the global leader in electric vehicles is coming up against the reality of manufacturing during a pandemic. The Zwickau assembly lines, which produce the soon-to-be released ID.3 electric hatchback, are the centerpiece of a plan by the world’s…

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Solyndra vs. Tesla: Lessons from the last recession

David IaconangeloE&E NewsMay 7th, 2020 The economic downturn is stirring a debate about how well President Obama’s stimulus package worked more than a decade ago — and whether the federal government should deliver a large infusion of cash for clean energy again. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), signed in 2009, offered about $90 billion for clean energy, including…

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Mahoning Matters: Ohio electric vehicle legislation on back burner amid pandemic response

Kathiann KowalskiMahoning MattersApril 14th, 2020 COLUMBUS — A set of bills aimed at promoting electric vehicles in Ohio are on hold as lawmakers grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. Ohio’s legislature has not been friendly to clean energy in recent years. Those efforts led first to a freeze and then last year’s cut of the state’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards.  Electric vehicle measures might…

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WSJ: More States Charge Fees for Electric Vehicles

Scott CalvertThe Wall Street JournalMarch 28, 2020 More states are imposing special registration fees on electric vehicles, sparking complaints that the levies undermine efforts to get consumers to embrace alternative-fuel cars. Twenty-eight states charge from $50 to more than $200 a year for plug-in electric cars, and 14 states have annual fees for plug-in hybrids that also use gasoline, according to…

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