Clean Energy and Transportation News for November 2018
All-new 2020 Kia Soul EV combines Soul-Ful vibe with all-electric buzz(November 28, 2018)
All-new 2019 Kia Niro EV Crossover-utility makes North American Debut(November 28, 2018)
Alliance Ventures invests in Enevate to advance Li-ion battery technology for electric vehicles(November 14, 2018)
Nissan has been backing away from the battery manufacturing factory they built in Tennessee, and overall the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi Alliance haven't had a common battery supplier. This investment is for Silicon-dominant Li-ion batteries which may mean it's an investment in the future, and will not help current battery supply issues. But it points to a future where the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi Alliance hopes to be leaders in electric vehicles.
Electrify America first California EV Fast Charging Station in Torrance; Nine stations in California by year end(November 13, 2018) Electrify America is coming to California, with one DC Fast Charging location in Southern California, and a string of locations by the end of 2018 primarily along the Hwy 99 corridor between Sacramento and Los Angeles. One location, Dunnigan, is a thankful addition to the stretch between Sacramento and the Oregon border. While the southern half of California -- south of the line connecting the SF Bay Area, Sacramento, and Reno -- have gotten lots of fast charging, the northern half has gotten very few, making trips north more difficult than it should be.
Harley-Davidson releases further details on 2019 LiveWire at EICMA Show(November 6, 2018)
A few years ago Harley-Davidson garnered a lot of interest with the LiveWire concept electric motorcycle. Even though that bike lacked performance matching extant electric bikes on the market, it was awesome to see a major motorcycle manufacturer taking electrics seriously. Today the company is announcing details on the 2020 LiveWire, and plans to begin shipping in late 2019. So, yes, Harley-Davidson may be ready to let go of producing motorcycles that make obnoxiously loud horrendous noises.