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June 25, 2024

Battery Electric Vehicles

DOE
DOE Tackles Charging Challenges to Get More EVs on the Road
DOE initiatives aimed at expanding EV charging networks have become more urgent as the November election looms and growth in EV sales has slowed.
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Will Final Rules on EV Tax Credits Help or Hurt US Market Growth?
According to Kelley Blue Book, the slow-down in EV sales could be a sign that "EVs are almost mainstream cars in parts of the country. Segment growth typically slows as volume increases."
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‘Converting to EVs not Sufficient’ to Reach Climate Goals
Federal and state policy paradigms are moving from a focus on promoting travel in single passenger vehicles to a broader understanding of different modes of mobility.
EPA
Automakers Get More Time, Flexibility in EPA’s Final Vehicle GHG Rule
EPA's final rule on light-duty vehicle emissions aims to give the industry more time and flexibility on how to reach its ambitious targets.
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Key Energy Bills Win Crossover Votes in Md. General Assembly
Bills moving forward could introduce voluntary time-of-use rates in the state, disclosure statements about green power and point-of-sale EV rebates.
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New Jersey Lawmakers Back $250 Annual EV Fee
New Jersey legislators sent a bill to the governor’s desk March 18 that would place a $250-a-year fee on zero emissions vehicles.
Lithium Americas
LPO Announces $2.26B Loan to Nevada Lithium Processing Plant
With site preparation now complete, Lithium Americas is estimating a three-year construction period at Thacker Pass, with the mine and plant producing at full capacity in 2028.
Ford
NJ Bill Would Levy Annual Fee on EV Ownership
New Jersey’s Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee backed a bill that would levy a $250/year fee on EV registration beginning in July.
BloombergNEF
BCSE Factbook: Federal Incentives Can’t Solve All Clean-tech Challenges

The momentum created by billions of dollars in federal incentives and tax credits has been tempered by supply chain constraints and the impacts of inflation and higher interest rates.

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US Needs More Renewables to Meet IRA Emissions Goal, Report Finds
A new report finds that U.S. zero-emission vehicle sales meet industry expectations set upon passage of the IRA but utility-scale clean electricity expansion fall short.

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