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May 24, 2019

A few headlines from this week's EVS32 in Lyon, France

#EVS32, Lyon at the center of mobility

This is Lyon


NewMotion signs V2X agreement with Amsterdam



Tritium inks second major deal with Europe’s Ionity network

The Driven


Wallbox world first on display at EVS 32



... we will share more headlines from EVS32 in next week's newsletter. Plus, stay tuned for details on EVS33 in Portland, Oregon.


Plug-in Vehicles in the United States Displaced 323 Million Gallons of Gasoline in 2018

U.S. Department of Energy

AEP, Honda partner to test vehicle-grid integration with used EV batteries
Utility Dive
Didi wants to help millions of drivers power their electric cars
Tesla brings back Free Unlimited Supercharging again to sell inventory cars
GM faces pushback on U.S. self-driving vehicle plan

In Ford’s future, two-legged robots and self-driving cars could team up on deliveries
Tech Crunch

Self-driving trucks begin mail delivery test for U.S. Postal Service
Solutions for more efficient electromobility
Automotive World
Texas, other states look to boost fees on EV’s to fund highway maintenance
Houston Chronicle

Lawmaker: Electric Vehicle Fee Hike Would Hurt Rivian
Illinois Public Media
Audi boosts plug-in plans to include 20 all-electric models by 2025
Green Car Reports

Opel unveils all-electric Corsa-e with 205-mile range

Aiming for 50% EVs by 2025, Audi to replace TT coupe with electric car, could do the same for A8

2020 Skoda Superb Facelift Goes Official With Plug-In Hybrid

Electric-car startup Piëch sketches out future models, including SUV
Green Car Reports

Luxury SUV brands like Range Rover ushering in plug-in hybrid power
ABC7 - Los Angeles

BMW said to favor all-electric for next-gen i8 sports car

The 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EUV Will Be GM's Next Electric Car
Car and Driver
Explainer: China's rare earth supplies could be vital bargaining chip in U.S. trade war

China powers the battery supply chain
Financial Times

Global miner BHP plans to expand nickel output amid battery boom

Seawater could bring breakthrough for hydrogen cars
Green Car Reports

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FY 2019 Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program Application Guidance Webinar

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 2:00:00 PM EDT - 3:30:00 PM EDT

This webinar will detail the requirements and eligibility in order to apply, what will be reviewed upon submission, and the submission process.  If you are interesting in applying for this exciting opportunity, you are encouraged to attend. 
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More about the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program

The Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program (49 U.S.C. 5339) makes federal resources available to states and direct recipients to replace, rehabilitate and purchase buses and related equipment and to construct bus-related facilities including technological changes or innovations to modify low or no emission vehicles or facilities. Funding is provided through formula allocations and competitive grants. A sub-program, the Low- or No-Emission Vehicle Program, provides competitive grants for bus and bus facility projects that support low and zero-emission vehicles.


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