Happy Friday! Yesterday, we celebrated the longest day of the year and feel blessed with plentiful sunshine that can power our homes AND our cars. This week, SACE’s Dory Larsen attended one of the leading EV conferences in the country, EV Roadmap, hosted annually by Forth. Forth is leading electric mobility efforts in the northwest U.S. This year’s conference highlighted the Transportation Electrification Accord, which we wrote about earlier in the week here.
In other key news this week, the ride-sharing company, Uber, announced a new EV pilot program. They will work with seven cities in the U.S. to expand electric vehicles and EV charging. UPS is also expanding its EV fleet. They placed a new order of 950 Workhorse electric delivery trucks.
In infrastructure news, Tesla Opens its 10,000th Supercharger. The company has been adding 14 charging stalls per day to its network for the last 7 months. Georgia Power also continues to offer rebates for installing charging stations at your homes and businesses. To get the details, click here.
The International Council for Clean Transportation also released a new report, Power Play: How Governments are Spurring the EV Market, which provides an assessment of light-duty electric vehicle sales and manufacturing and analyzes where electric vehicle models are being assembled and where their battery cells are being produced, and comparing that to where the consumer markets are developing.
Lastly, for those in the Atlanta areas, we hope you will join us tonight at Southface’s Summer Solstice Celebration. SACE and EV Club of the South will be hosting an EV display and ride and drive. Come check out the new Tesla Model 3, BMW i3 S 9as in, Sport), the 2018 Nissan LEAF, the Kia Soul EV and many more. Solstice celebration. You can register here.