State Efforts To Promote Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

USA FlagForty-five states and the District of Columbia provide an incentive for certain hybrid and/or electric vehicles, either through a specific utility operating in the state or through state legislation. The incentives range from tax credits or rebates to fleet acquisition goals, exemptions from emissions testing or utility time-of-use rate reductions. The five gray colored states do not have any laws or policies in place that would specifically impact the buying of an electric vehicle or the building of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). In addition, 20 states have enacted legislation to implement a special registration fee on alternatively fueled or electric vehicles. All fees are in addition to the standard registration fees.

Additional maps comparing specific state incentives are displayed at the bottom of the page.

 Alabama

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Charging Rate Incentive: Alabama Power offers a residential PEV rate for customers who verify possession of a qualified PEV and a Business Electric Vehicle Time-of-Use (BEVT) rate for electricity purchased to charge PEVs used for fleet purposes. The electricity used for vehicle charging is metered separately from all other electricity use.

Arizona

AZ flagAlternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Parking Incentive: An individual driving a dedicated AFV may park without penalty in parking areas that are designated for carpool operators, provided the vehicle is using alternative fuel. Recognized alternative fuels include propane, natural gas, electricity, hydrogen and a blend of hydrogen with propane or natural gas.

AFV Use Tax Exemption: S.B. 1413 (2014) exempts certain alternative fuels such as natural gas, electricity, propane, and hydrogen from the state use tax.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Tax Credit: A tax credit of up to $75 is available to individuals for the installation of EV charging outlets in a house or housing unit built by the individual.

HOV Lane Exemption: Qualified alternative fuel vehicles may use designated HOV lanes regardless of the number of occupants in the vehicle.

Joint Use of Government Fueling Infrastructure: To the extent practical, an Arizona state agency or political subdivision that operates an alternative fueling station must allow vehicles, other state agencies or political subdivisions own or operate to fuel at the station. For the purpose of this requirement, alternative fuels include propane, natural gas, electricity, hydrogen, and a blend of hydrogen with propane or natural gas.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging Rates:  The Salt River Project offers an experimental reduced rate time-of-use plan for certain plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle owners.

Reduced AFV License Tax: The vehicle license tax for an AFV is $4 for every $100 in assessed value. During the first year after initial registration, the AFV ‘s assessed value is 1 percent of the manufacturer’s base retail price (compared to 60 percent for conventional vehicles). For each succeeding year, the original value of the AFV is reduced by 15 percent. The minimum amount of the annual AFV license tax is $5. For the purpose of this tax, AFVs include those powered exclusively by propane, natural gas, electricity, hydrogen, or a blend of hydrogen with propane or natural gas.

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Ford announces launch of largest electric vehicle charging network in the US

Unlike Tesla, though, Ford didn’t build this charging network on its own. Working with EV charging companies Greenlots and Electrify America, Ford has created what it calls the FordPass Charging Network. When needed, users will be directed to one of the network’s chargers using an app or in the vehicle’s central touch screen.

Next year, Ford will begin selling an electric crossover SUV with styling based on the Ford Mustang. It’s the first vehicle Ford has ever offered that was designed, from the outset, as an electric vehicle. That vehicle has not been unveiled yet. An electric version of the Ford F-150 pickup is also being developed.

The FordPass network will include more than 12,000 charging stations with a total of 35,000 plugs in the United States and some parts of Canada. Tesla has 4,375 public charging stations with about 15,000 plugs in the United States, according to the Department of Energy.

While Tesla’s chargers can only be used by Tesla (TSLA) cars, the chargers in the FordPass network will work with most other electric cars. Unlike Tesla’s chargers, which are all run and operated by Tesla, the chargers in the FordPass network will be operated by different companies. The charging network will include fast chargers that can rapidly juice up a vehicle’s battery to about 80% in about 40 minutes, in some cases. While the chargers themselves will work with many different cars, only Ford drivers will be able to use the FordPass app.
Ford (F) electric vehicle owners will be able to pay for charging through the app without having to subscribe separately to individual charging networks. Greenlots, a subsidiary of Shell, operates the software behind the app.
Electrify America is building its electric car charging network using money from a settlement that Volkswagen reached with US regulators over the automaker’s diesel emissions scandal. Other charging network operators are expected to join the network, a Greenlots spokeswoman said.
Ford also announced it is working with Amazon (AMZN) Home Services to install at-home chargers for customers who buy a Ford electric vehicle. Most electric car owners charge their cars at home or at work the vast majority of the time. Public chargers, like those in the FordPass Charging Network, are mostly used when drivers are taking longer road trips.
Earlier this year, General Motors (GM) announced it was working on a plan with the construction company Bechtel to build a large network of public chargers across America.

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Electric Vehicle Outlook 2019 | Bloomberg NEF

Overview

The Electric Vehicle Outlook is our annual long-term forecast of how electrification and shared mobility will impact road transport from now to 2040. The report draws on our team of specialists around the world and also looks at how these trends will affect electricity demand, oil use and demand for battery materials.

What’s new in the 2019 EV Outlook?

This year’s forecast includes new analysis on how shared mobility will impact vehicle sales patterns, on the long-term demand for freight, and on how electrification will play out in the commercial vehicle market. We have also included our latest analysis on the outlook for battery prices and battery chemistry.

BNEF clients can access the full report, its breakdown by technology and region, as well as the underlying Excel data and previous editions. Go to client page or access on the Bloomberg Terminal.  If you are not a client, you can read an excerpt of the findings in a free public summary.

The important updates in this year’s EV Outlook are the following:

      • A comprehensive forecast of electrification in the global commercial vehicle market. This includes light, medium and heavy duty trucks in urban, regional and long-haul duty cycles. It also covers other alternative drivetrains like natural gas and hydrogen fuel cells.
      • A more detailed view of the impact that autonomy, ride-hailing and sharing will have on the overall car market, including a new overall vehicle-demand forecast.
      • An updated EV cost model that includes the cost of a home EV charger to more accurately reflect the costs individuals face to go electric.
      • An updated e-bus forecast taking into account 2018 sales, urbanization forecasts and manufacturing capacity.
      • A more detailed view of oil displacement by market and refined products.
      • Updated lithium-ion battery price and chemistry forecast based on our most recent market survey. We have developed a battery chemistry forecast for each of the new segments covered in this year’s report.
      • Update on metals availability for batteries based on our supply/demand forecast for key metals including cobalt, lithium and nickel.
      • Finally, we have re-run our consumer adoption bass-diffusion model using the most recent EV sales data and vehicle pricing. The EV market is still in the early stages so each additional year of data helps calibrate results.

     

View the interactive report

High-level findings of the Electric Vehicle Outlook 2019 are available in the free public report.

Click to read EVO 2019

BNEF clients can access the full report, its breakdown by technology and region, as well as the underlying Excel data and previous editions. Go to client page or access on the Bloomberg Terminal.

EV Outlook team

Dr. Ali Izadi-Najafabadi

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Commercial vehicles

Andrew Grant

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Electric Vehicle Guide | SIERRA

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Sierra Club organizer David Alicea charging his EV in western New York
 

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State Electric Bicycle Laws | A Legislative Primer

Introduction

women with purse and electric bikeThe past few years have seen a marked increase in the number of electric bicycles (or “e-bikes”) in the U.S.

This primer deals specifically with low-speed electric bicycles as defined by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. E-bikes are most frequently “pedal-assist” or “muscle-assist,” meaning the rider must be pedaling for the electric motor to engage. E-bikes may also come equipped with a throttle that allows the bike to be propelled without pedaling.

The bicycle’s low-speed electric motor provides a boost of power to climb hills, extend the range of trips where a bicycle can be used, allow current bicycle users to bike more often and farther, provide a new recreation option for people who want to bike and in general, extend the range of any ride.

Low-speed e-bikes are as safe and sturdy as traditional bicycles and move at speeds similar to conventional bikes. E-bikes are emissions-free, low impact and operate silently. E-bikes vary widely in terms of shape and size, but the different types closely align with those of regular bicycles. E-bikes resemble traditional bicycles in both appearance and operation and do not function similarly to mopeds, scooters and other motorized vehicles.

According to a 2018 bicycle industry analysis, e-bikes sales increased 83 percent between May of 2017 and May of 2018, and e-bikes made up 10 percent of overall bikes sales in the U.S. for that time period. While the Asian and European e-bike markets are more robust, industry advocates hope to continue to expand U.S. e-bike sales.. Most major U.S. bicycle brands sell e-bikes, and bicycle manufacturers have moved or are positioning themselves to move to the U.S. to capitalize on the growing market.

Electric bicycles cost on average $2,000 – $3,000, versus a $1,000 average investment for a mid-range traditional commuter bicycle. An investment in an electric bicycle is appealing to those who are looking to replace short trips typically made by car, therefore the investment can be justified if the buyer factors in the reduced cost of car maintenance and fuel.  

Reasons for purchasing an e-bike vary, with some looking for a cheap commuting mode and others looking for a less physically demanding bicycle option or help bicycling through hilly areas. E-bikes may also provide a more attractive and feasible choice to take short trips. According to U.S. Department of Transportation survey data, half of all trips in the U.S. are three miles or less in length, a distance widely regarded as bikeable for most adults and even more feasible for electric bicycle riders. Seventy-two percent of those trips are currently made by cars and fewer than 2 percent by bicycle. E-bikes also provide a new transportation and recreation option for people with disabilities and those with physical limitations.

E-bikes have even been embraced by the nation’s rapidly expanding bike-share systems. In 2011, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville launched the country’s first electric bicycle sharing system, with two bike-share stations on their campus. In 2015, Birmingham, Ala., unveiled a citywide bike-share

Testing V2T (Vehicle to Tent) mode for the Hyundai Kona electric

Whilst CCS charging has yet to officially have the Vehicle to Grid (V2G) capacity available in some countries for CHAdeMO DC charging port fitted vehicles* – the Hyundai Kona electric (which uses the more common CCS DC charging system) does offer a ‘Vehicle to Tent’ function#.

Kona ‘User Settings’ menu

Rather confusingly called ‘Utility Mode’, when activated, it enables all the vehicle 12V systems to be run by the main high-voltage pack. As a result, a fully charged Kona electric can provide many days worth of light to medium duty 12V power to a camping site!

kona utility mode

To enable this ‘V2T’ mode, the Kona needs to be powered on, but in ‘Park’ and with the parking brake activated. At this point the driver’s display menu item ‘Utility mode’ (found in the ‘User settings’ menu) becomes available for selection.

When enabled, all the vehicle 12V systems are fed via the on-board 400V to 12V converter from the 64kWh high voltage battery pack instead of the (very much smaller capacity) 12V lead-acid battery. (The car also cannot be shifted from Park to be driven until the vehicle is switched off, then on again, via the ‘Power’ button).

Note:

* V2G capacity for the CCS charging system is currently being trialled by a number of charger and EV manufacturers and should become available soon as competition to CHAdeMO V2G systems.

# This function is also available in the 2020 Ioniq electric. It can be found there under ‘User Settings → Convenience → Utility Mode’.


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Automotive Electric Seat Switch Market Size 2020 : Top Countries Data, Defination, Business Opportunity, SWOT Analysis, Applications, Trends and Forecast to 2026

Apr 10, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
Global “Automotive Electric Seat Switch Market” 2020 Research Report provides key analysis on the market status of the Automotive Electric Seat Switch manufacturers with best facts and figures, meaning, definition, SWOT analysis, expert opinions and the latest developments across the globe. The Report also calculate the market size, Automotive Electric Seat Switch Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share, cost structure and growth rate. The report considers the revenue generated from the sales of This Report and technologies by various application segments.

The objective of the study is to define market sizes of different segments and countries in previous years and to forecast the values to the next Five years. The report is designed to incorporate both qualify qualitative and quantitative aspects of the industry with respect to each of the regions and countries involved in the study. Furthermore, the report also caters the detailed information about the crucial aspects such as drivers and restraining factors which will define the future growth of the Automotive Electric Seat Switch market.

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The research covers the current Automotive Electric Seat Switch market size of the market and its growth rates based on 6-year records with company outline of Key players/manufacturers:

  • Delphi
  • Omron
  • Toyodenso
  • Tokai Rika
  • Marquardt
  • Changjiang Automobile
  • CandK

Short Description about Automotive Electric Seat Switch Market:

The power seat switch makes it easy for you to adjust your seat into that perfect, comfortable driving position. That makes your daily commute much more bearable, and does wonders for long trips. When you press the power seat switch down on the side of your seat, it sends a command to a small electric motor that moves the seat in whatever direction you chose—forward, backwards, up, down and even tilted. Power seats and the switches that come with them are becoming more and more common on newer cars, replacing the older system, where seats had to be positioned manually.

The global average price of Automotive Electric Seat Switch is in the decreasing trend, from 13.5 USD/Unit in 2012 to 12.5 USD/Unit in 2016. With the situation of global economy, prices will be in decreasing trend in the following five years. The classification of Automotive Electric Seat Switch includes passenger position and driving position, and the proportion of driving position in 2016 is about 56%. Automotive Electric Seat Switch is widely used in Passenger Vehicle and Commercial Vehicle. The most proportion of Automotive Electric Seat Switch is Passenger Vehicle, and consumption proportion in 2016 is over 91%. Europe is the largest consumption place, with a consumption market share nearly 26% in 2016. Following China is the second largest consumption place with the consumption market share of 24%. Market competition is intense. Delphi, Omron, Toyodenso, etc. are the leaders of the industry, and they hold key technologies and patents, with high-end customers; have been formed in the monopoly position in the industry.

Scope of the Automotive Electric Seat Switch Market

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Our Meetings


Our meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month.


For 2019 we are holding the Mar, Apr, Jun, Sep, and Dec meetings at the World Trade Center, with the meeting location and catering generously provided by Forth. Member EVs can park in the covered outdoor plaza off of SW 1st Ave north of SW Salmon St., Portland, OR. The meeting will be held in one of the meeting rooms.


All other months our meetings will be held at the Multnomah Arts Center, Room 30, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR. Closest parking is in the lot off 31st street. Enter the east hall (to the right). Room 30 is the first room on your right.


  • 6:30pm – 7pm, Board Meeting
  • 7pm – 7:30, Socializing, Car show and tell
  • 7:30 – 9pm, Meeting

No charging is available at the Multnomah Arts Center.




Membership

OEVA membership is $20 per year. Additional donations are also accepted. To subscribe or renew, send a check payable to OEVA along with the Membership form.


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Oregon High Schools

Gladstone Electric Vehicle Organization S10 Conversion Project

Oregon Electric Vehicles

Oregonian, 1915: Driving Electric on the Columbia Highway

Driving Oregon’s Future – a video from Portland General Electric.

EV Myths

THINK’s Ten Myths About Electric Cars


Powerpoint and PDF Presentations

Gary Graunke wrote an Op-Ed for Ruralite magazine (PDF) dated Feb 2017.

OEVA member Gary Graunke gave an Electric Vehicle Update
(PPT)
(PDF) presentation at
SolWest on July 28, 2013 (An Excel spreadsheet compares the ownership cost of a Leaf vs a Versa).

Jana Gastellum of Oregon Environmental Council gave a presentation on the Oregon Clean Fuels Program on January 10, 2013.

Rick Durst of PGE gave an update on EV Infrastructure in Oregon from January 12, 2012.

THINK presentation from March 11, 2010.

EV Update presentation from March 12, 2010.


Interview of OEVA members

OEVA member Gary Graunke is interviewed on King 5 television in Seattle about Oregons Gas Tax replacement plans. Watch online here or download the MP4 file (43Mb). Skip to 3:43