What Drove Surprise Release Of Tesla Model Y Standard Range? (CleanTechnica)

Half a year after Elon Musk said, in July 2020, that Tesla would not launch an under-250-mile-range Model Y Standard Range, the company did just that, rolling out the cheaper Model Y on its website on Thursday, January 6 2021.

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GM and EVgo Partner to Add 2,700 New Fast Chargers Over the Next Five Years
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GM and EVgo Partner to Add 2,700 New Fast Chargers Over the Next Five Years

General Motors and EVgo today announced plans to triple the size of EVgo’s public fast charging network by adding more than 2,700 new fast chargers over the next five years. The new EVgo fast charging stations will be available to customers beginning in early 2021.

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42% Of Legacy Automakers Still Don’t Offer An EV in the US
The biggest hurdle to adoption of electric vehicles in the US remains supply, as 42% (14 out of 33) of legacy automaker brands that have vehicles for sale in the US - still do not offer an EV (either BEV or PHEV) for sale in the world's second largest auto market.

42% Of Legacy Automakers Still Don’t Offer An EV in the US

The biggest hurdle to adoption of electric vehicles in the US remains supply, as 42% (14 out of 33) of legacy automaker brands that have vehicles for sale in the US - still do not offer an EV (either BEV or PHEV) for sale in the world's second largest auto market.

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Is GM Serious About EVs? 
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Is GM Serious About EVs? 

Change at the automakers is all about the leadership, passion and commitment of its people. Of the 5 GM executives I got to spend time with I found every one of them to be insanely smart and experienced in EVs/batteries/charging - and were not just ICE power train managers who moved over to the "electrification" project.

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EV Adoption in the US: A Supply, Rather Than Demand Issue
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EV Adoption in the US: A Supply, Rather Than Demand Issue

One of the comments you often hear from legacy automakers and the anti-electric vehicle camp is that "consumers don’t want EVs."  “There are no customer requests for BEVs. None. There…

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8 Required Activities For Legacy Automaker Executives
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8 Required Activities For Legacy Automaker Executives

Electric vehicles are clearly the future of the automobile industry - the only question is how quickly EVs are adopted by mainstream consumers. Those automaker executives who don’t actively seek to understand and immerse themselves in the coming wave of EVs risk eventually working for an automaker that experiences a slow death.

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How are the “Tesla Killers” Faring So Far in the US?
US Top 12 Selling EVs Jan-June 2019

How are the “Tesla Killers” Faring So Far in the US?

The media and Tesla shorts and haters love to tout every new BEV that comes to market as the latest "Tesla Killer." That moniker usually has little basis in reality, but is simply used by headline writers to attract eyeballs and haters and shorts to rally the bearish story on Tesla.

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