April 17, 2024

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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.
Treasury, DOE Issue Proposed ‘FEOC’ Rules for EV Tax Credits

As U.S. automakers pull back on plans to invest heavily in electric vehicles, claiming sales are not growing as fast as expected, the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service issued new guidelines on the federal tax credits for EVs that could further slow sales.

California Far Outpacing Clean Truck Targets

Truck manufacturers have been racking up zero-emission vehicle credits in advance of California’s Advanced Clean Trucks rule taking effect with model year 2024, a new report shows.

Duke Energy
Duke Files Settlement with Munis at FERC on Battery Dispute
Duke Energy Progress and North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency filed a settlement with FERC regarding the latter using batteries to shave its peak demand.
EPRI Launches Cross-industry Initiative to Advance EV Adoption
Transportation electrification is driving unprecedented levels of cross-industry collaboration as automakers, utilities, regulators and policymakers look ahead to how they will reach a growing list of ambitious goals.
Whitmer EV Chargers Caught Up in Driveway Controversy
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s effort to install two electric vehicle chargers at the state’s Executive Residence have gotten caught up in a controversy over a driveway project at the house.
NHTSA Proposes 66.4-mpg Fuel Efficiency for Passenger Cars by 2032
The NHTSA issued a proposal for a major increase in national fuel efficiency standards for cars, light-duty trucks and some heavy-duty vehicles.
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Automakers Pledge to Put 30K EV Chargers on US Highways

Seven major automakers pledged to install 30,000 DC fast chargers in the U.S., which would more than double the current fast charging infrastructure.

Joint Office of Energy and Transportation/DOE
Federal Plans to Electrify Highway Corridors Advancing
A five-year, $5 billion effort to establish a nationwide network of EV chargers along designated highway corridors is pushing ahead as planned, according to a new report.
Volvo Trucks
EV Charging Efforts Ramp up on West Coast
California, Oregon and Washington have jointly applied for federal grant money to build a public charging network for electric trucks across the three states.

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