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The last few days have shown that EV charging is becoming the new normal, with progress being made on a daily basis, all throughout the world. As one example, Vietnam will be getting an extensive EV charging network courtesy of Porsche and Charge+. On the other side of the world, I appreciate Massachusetts taking the time to provide more EV charging initiatives and offer a new EV charging program for businesses in partnership with Ford. Alongside that state in the Northeast, New York is going beyond EVs and has announced some positive reforms to its transportation system, including money for the construction of new sidewalks, shared-use paths, bus shelters, and other enhancements that encourage the use of environmentally friendly transportation. For more stories, read on below.

EV Charging

Massachusetts Businesses Get Boost with Ford Pro EV Charging Program

  • Ford Pro™ Smart Charging Bundle is now available for businesses in Massachusetts to lower upfront and ongoing EV charging operational costs. 1
  • The new program offers free commercial-grade Ford Pro™ chargers for home or worksite charging to software subscribers enrolled in the Massachusetts Clean Peak Energy Standard.

“Clean energy technologies like energy storage and demand response resources, when used during peak electricity demand, lower the likelihood that we need to call on expensive fossil fuels,” said Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources Commissioner, Elizabeth Mahony. “Through its Clean Peak Energy Standard, DOER believes these technologies can reduce costs for ratepayers, lower Massachusetts’ emissions, and create a more resilient electric grid. Ford Pro’s Smart Charging Bundle is now among the tools to help Massachusetts shift to a clean energy portfolio and achieve net zero emissions in 2050.”

Electrify Commercial® and Rocky Mountain Power Collaboration Brings New Hyper-Fast Charging Stations to Utah

“Electrify Commercial, a business unit of Electrify America, and Rocky Mountain Power, a division of PacifiCorp, announced today the opening of Rocky Mountain Power’s first hyper-fast charging stations in Millcreek and Vernal.”

Toshiba, Sojitz and CBMM Unveil an Ultra-Fast Charging Electric Bus Prototype Powered by Next-Generation Lithium-ion Batteries with Niobium Titanium Oxide Anodes

“Toshiba Corporation and Sojitz Corporation of Japan, and Brazil’s CBMM, the world’s leading producer of niobium, have completed development of a next generation lithium-ion battery that uses niobium titanium oxide (NTO) in the anode. They today held an opening ceremony and unveiled a prototype E-bus powered with the new battery, which realizes an ultra-fast charge time of around 10 minutes and delivers high energy density. The bus has started testing and demonstration operations at CBMM’s industrial plant in Araxá, Brazil.”

GWM ORA UK Partners with Octopus Electroverse to Create Scenic English Summer Charging Guide in Celebration of Clean Air Day 2024

  • Scenic holiday charging locations identified to encourage sustainable transport
  • Details the top five chargers to visit in the South of England, a scenic route consisting of 433 miles with a total driving time of around 10 hours
  • After launching 18 months ago, GWM ORA now has 1,500 ORA 03’s on UK roads, saving the equivalent of 2,700 tonnes of CO 2 every year*

Sungrow Unveils IDC480E at Power2Drive Europe 2024: Redefining EV Charging Technology with High Protection Isolated Air Cooling

Charge+ Partners Porsche to Launch 1,700km Electric Vehicle Charging Network in Vietnam

CBMM, Toshiba and Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus Present a Prototype of an Electric Bus with an Ultra-Fast Charging Battery

Electric Cars, Buses, & Vans

Alfa Romeo Junior VELOCE Debuts New 280-CV 100% Electric Motor

“Alfa Romeo Junior VELOCE makes its debut in the road with the 100% electric motor that delivers 280 CV / 207 kW of power and 345 Nm of torque.”

Wrightbus Launches Re-Powering Service

“Bus manufacturer Wrightbus has launched a new re-powering service, replacing older diesel engines in buses with new zero-emission electric powertrains.”

Solaris Secures New Contracts for 88 Electric Buses in Sweden

Mercedes-Benz Vans Completes the Product Portfolio and Upgrades its Small Vans


GIB to Build an Advanced Gigafactory in Slovakia


Not Quite Ready for Autonomous Taxis? Teledriving Could Be a Bridge

Hyundai Motor Group Powers Up Robotic Services at Smart Office Building in Seoul

Renewable Energy

JinkoSolar Supplies Residential Storage Solutions to SolarToday

Recheck Partners with SEIA and Residential Solar Industry Leaders to Strengthen Customer Experiences

SEIA Named a Top Workplace by The Washington Post for Second Consecutive Year

TotalEnergies Wins Further Maritime Lease in the North Sea to Develop 1.5 GW of Offshore Wind

Hanshow Unveils Smart Solar Energy for Real Business Results at Intersolar Europe 2024

Governor Hochul Announces New Large-Scale Renewable Energy Solicitation to Deliver Clean Electricity Across the State

Transportation Investments

Governor Hochul Announces $97.7 Million to Support Enhancement of Alternative Transportation Options in Local Communities

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that $97.7 million in funding has been awarded to more than 30 communities across New York State for projects that promote alternative, environmentally friendly modes of travel, such as walking, biking or riding mass transit. The funding will support initiatives that improve access to the transportation system for all users and advance New York State’s nation-leading agenda to fight climate change by constructing new sidewalks, shared use paths and other enhancements that facilitate the use of non-motorized modes of travel and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The awards were made available through the Federal Highway Administration’s Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and are being administered by the New York State Department of Transportation.

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