To convince more drivers to go electric, the Biden administration wants chargers that work for all EVs

Jun 9, 2022
Currently, there is no standard charging infrastructure. Creating a universal charger could be key to getting more people to go electric.
The administration wants to see 500,000 new universal electric vehicle chargers built across the country.
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Why carmakers are pouring billions into new electric vehicle battery factories

May 25, 2022
It's all about controlling the supply chain.
The U.S. is ramping up EV production since supply chain issues are causing delays.
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Biden wants minerals for electric vehicles mined in the U.S.

Apr 4, 2022
The White House invoked the Defense Production Act to foot the bill for mining feasibility studies.
Key parts of electric vehicle batteries utilize nickel and cobalt, which typically come from Russia, China and other countries. Biden now wants to boost domestic supplies of the minerals.
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As electric pickup trucks come to market — slowly — lots of interest and long waits

Feb 9, 2022
“On the supply side, it's very clear that they were not planning for such a high demand,” one expert told us.
Demand for electric trucks, like Ford's F-150 Lightning, is far outpacing supply. Some 200,000 people have already put down deposits for the vehicle.
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The price of lithium is way up. And right now, electric cars depend on it.

Jan 26, 2022
The metal is a key ingredient in the batteries that power all those electric cars.
The price of lithium, used in the batteries of electric vehicles, has increased by more than 40% in the past year.
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Does Tesla actually want competitors to make electric cars?

Aug 27, 2021
There's a disconnect between what CEO Elon Musk says and what he does, according to auto journalist Jamie Kitman.
There's a disconnect between what Tesla CEO Elon Musk says and what he does, according to auto journalist Jamie Kitman.
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How easy is it to find an affordable, energy-efficient car? Depends where you live.

Jun 23, 2021
Amy Harder at Breakthrough Energy describes her car-buying journey.
Amy Harder in her new car: a prius. "I like to joke that it's like going into the grocery store, saying you're going to find the most exciting ice cream flavor ever, and you come out with vanilla," said Harder.
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Why self-driving cars are designed to look like overgrown toys

Mar 9, 2021
To make customers comfortable with mobile robots, companies are designing in approachability and familiarity.
This Nuro vehicle is built to transport packages, not people.
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More electric vehicles promised, but are fleet owners ready?

Jan 29, 2021
There isn’t a lot of experience or trust on which to base calculations about durability and cost savings for electric vehicles.
Consumers may need more concrete data on the benefits of electric vehicles before they commit.
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Is this the end of the road for the internal combustion engine in the U.K.?

Dec 2, 2020
The nation banned the sale of new fossil-fueled cars starting in 2030. Enthusiasts, and the public, are not sure the electric revolution will be complete by then.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses in an electric taxi. His government has accelerated its plan to move the country to electric transportation.
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