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Home Charging Needed for Electric Vehicles to Gain Traction

Home Charging Needed for Electric Vehicles to Gain Traction Posted by Skip DescantSeptember 4, 2018 A Nissan Leaf charges in Portland, Ore., on Interstate 5. (Rick Bowmer/AP) The opportunity for easy overnight recharging may be one of the surest routes toward a wider a...

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Climate Mayors and Electrification Coalition Partner to Rapidly Transition Municipal Fleets to Electric Vehicles

Climate Mayors and Electrification Coalition Partner to Rapidly Transition Municipal Fleets to Electric Vehicles Posted by Natalia Swalnick September 13, 2018 Launch of new online purchasing platform, www.driveEVFleets.org, will make transition easy for all cities. Nationwide, cities are grappli...

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Baton Rouge, other school districts to receive money for cleaner school buses through Volkswagen settlement

BY STEVE HARDY | SHARDY@THEADVOCATE.COM | AUG 13, 2018 - 11:51 AM Public school districts in East Baton Rouge and Lafayette parishes are among those qualifying for discounts on 142 cleaner-burning buses as part of a court settlement, state officials said Monday. Auto manufacturer Volkswagen pleade...

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Charging ahead: Electric vehicle stations gaining some traction in Louisiana

BY SAM KARLIN | SKARLIN@THEADVOCATE.COM | AUG 4, 2018 - 6:00 PM For years, as electric vehicle sales lagged in Louisiana compared with other states, so too has the availability of public, fast-charging stations for them. That’s starting to change. Electrify America, a Volkswagen subsidiary b...

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