The Florida Department of Environmental Protection announces two webinars to inform the public about the development of Florida’s State Beneficiary Mitigation Plan under the Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Environmental Mitigation Trust. These public informational webinars coincide with a 60-day period for all persons to complete an online public survey, the results of which the Department will use in developing Florida’s State Beneficiary Mitigation Plan. Please read the following article for information regarding the webinars.
Drive Electric Florida encourages public participation in the planned meetings and survey, help us promote the use of over $166 million in funding to support electric vehicles and the deployment of the supporting infrastructure. Please see the following information on the meeting locations and the survey.
The consent decree settlements between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Volkswagen (VW) make Florida eligible to receive over $166 million in funding through the Environmental Mitigation Trust Agreement (EMT).
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has estimated that by 2050, 70–90% of all EV driver fueling will be done either at home or work. There are many pieces to the electric vehicle and charging infrastructure puzzle in the US and Dan Bowermaster, the program manager for Electric Transportation at EPRI, answered some questions recently about what the EV future for America might look like
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there are more that 11 million fleet cars and trucks in the United States. Fleet vehicles regularly cover predictable routes and often return to central depots at night, making them excellent candidates for conversion to electric.
The infrastructure element that provides the crucial link between an Electric Vehicle (EV) with a depleted battery and the electrical source that will recharge those batteries is the Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment or EVSE.
The Second Annual Drive Electric Florida Lobbyist Summit was held in Tallahassee on Thursday, January 18. The purpose of the Summit is to bring together the governmental affairs representatives of DEF member organizations for meetings with our state legislators. This year in particular has several legislative proposals that impact our industry.
On January 30, 2018, the Trustee for the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Agreement for State Beneficiaries, Wilmington Trust, N.A., notified the Florida Department of Environmental Protection that Florida has been designated as a beneficiary under the Trust Agreement.
Nissan has now received more than 9,000 orders for the new, refreshed all-electric LEAF in Japan, a senior exec revealed on Wednesday at the Tokyo Motor Show. That figure apparently represents demand well above expectations, according to the senior exec in question.
Last year the plug-in electrified vehicle market rose in the U.S., with the five best sellers carrying an outsized proportion of the total sales.