Electric Vehicles in the News
Across Vermont, electric vehicles are growing rapidly. In the last year we have seen over a 400 car increase on Vermont roads. There are a lot of new stories or developments in the electric vehicle industry. Every day there is progress being made on electric transportation either in Vermont or across the planet. We share many of stories on our Facebook page so like us to stay up to date on news and information. Here are some of the best stories from the past month in case you missed them;
- This summer it seems like every week there is a new charging station being installed around Vermont. VSECU installed level 2 and DC fast charging stations at their Montpelier branch. At the Red Hen Bakery a new DC fast charging station went online. Another two level 2 charging stations were also installed in downtown Brattleboro at the transportation center. Middlebury has just added to their charging with a new dual port Level 2 in the municipal lot on Mill St with a DC fast charger expected to come online any day now – this will be the first in the state with both CHAdeMO and SAE Combo connectors! Morrisville and St. Johnsbury charging stations should be up very soon!
- Vermont’s Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Action Plan Draft was released in early June. Comments are now under review and the plan will be finalized later this year.
- Parlez-vous français? If so you might enjoy this story from the CBC French language news comparing availability of EVs in Vermont and Quebec.
- Harley Davidson revealed their first electric motorcycle, Project LiveWire. To check out the sweet ride, watch this video from Harley Davidson. The motorcycles are not on sale yet, but if you are interested in getting an electric motorcycle now, check out Zero Motorcycles.
- The Mercedes-Benz B-Class all electric has arrived in dealerships. The Automaster in Shelburne now has them available. Check out the statistics and how they compare to other EVs.
- When comparing number of charging locations across the country to McDonalds, who would you think would win? Based on the number of ChargePoint locations alone there are now more charging stations then McDonalds. That should mean that it is easier to find a charger then a Big Mac?