Midwest Plans to Revamp Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Midwest Plans to Revamp Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer The governors of five midwestern states — Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin — have teamed up to create a new charging station network for electric vehicles. This measure is called REV Midwest (the Regional Electric Vehicle Midwest Coalition) and intends to help the midwestern economy decrease vehicle emissions. […]

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Luxury EV Maker Lucid Motors Goes Public

Luxury EV Maker Lucid Motors Goes Public

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer As the domestic electric vehicle market in the United States continues to hit its stride and new competitors vie in the race to electrify, Lucid Motors has emerged as an ultra-luxury competitor to EV darling Tesla Motors.  This week, Lucid went public through a SPAC with Churchill Capital Corp […]

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Ford Adding EV Jobs in Michigan and Missouri – Wants to Be “The Change” click button

Ford Adding EV Jobs in Michigan and Missouri – Wants to Be “The Change”

Ford Motor Company announced last week that it is adding hundreds of union jobs in the midwestern states of Michigan and Missouri coupled with investments of hundreds of millions in several existing plants.

Why This Matters: The company appears ready for a new Biden administration — it even ran an ad during Sunday NFL games called “The Change” to publicize its commitment to lowering its carbon footprint. 

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Mercedes Motors Into the Electric Truck Competition, Nikola Under Fire

Mercedes Motors Into the Electric Truck Competition, Nikola Under Fire

The competition in the electric truck market is getting tougher with the entry this week of German auto giant Daimler, which rolled out on Tuesday two new trucks set to compete with Nikola in the commercial hauling space, Forbes reported

Why This Matters:  Large Trucks — particularly those that run on dirty diesel fuel — are a big source of greenhouse gas emissions.

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Tesla Breaks Major EV Range Record

Tesla Breaks Major EV Range Record

In a major milestone for electric cars, Tesla announced yesterday that it has cracked the 400-mile barrier, a first for a production electric vehicle sold to the public. The company says the EPA will officially rate the new Long Range Plus version of the Model S for a 402-mile range. The new range is due […]

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Elon Musk’s Big Bets on Space X Launch and EV Batteries

Elon Musk’s Big Bets on Space X Launch and EV Batteries

Elon Musk’s company Space X is behind the latest NASA chapter, in which the Dragon Capsule launched by the Falcon 9 rocket will deliver astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley in style (wearing Tesla emblazoned custom-made Space X pressure suits) to the international space station – liftoff is set for today 4:33 pm ET. 

Why This Matters:  When it comes to the future, for better or worse, we are in Elon Musk’s hands, even as he argues to rapidly re-open the economy.

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