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The J3068 coupler was developed from existing international standards, which were extended to cover higher North American grid voltages and higher power levels. Photo: SAE

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SAE Publishes Charging Recommendation for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicles

The Society of Automotive Engineers developed a recommended practice for plug-in charging of heavy duty electric vehicles. The new standard was designed to offer a single vehicle charging coupler solution for three-phase and single-phase AC and DC charging.

Photo by Eric Gandarilla.

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EV100 Global Initiative to Accelerate Transition to EVs

Globally, over half of all registered vehicles are owned by businesses. Driving electric vehicle utilization among businesses can play a large role in accelerating the adoption rate of electric vehicles for everyone worldwide.

Photo courtesy of Electrify America.

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VW's Electrify America to Invest $500M in EV Fast Charging

Electrify America is installing electric vehicle chargers at more than 100 retail, convenience, and refueling locations in an effort to improve convenience for EV drivers.

Photo of the Q Inspiration concept vehicle in Beijing courtesy of Infiniti.

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Infiniti Gives More Details About Electrification Initiative

Infiniti will offer electrified versions of all new vehicles by 2021 and hopes to have half of it global model sales be electric vehicles by 2025, the luxury unit announced.

Photo by Eric Gandarilla.

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EU Lacks Proper EV Recharging Infrastructure, Study Says

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association recommended that more investment be made for electric vehicle recharging infrastructure in the EU after a recent report found incentives for electric vehicle charging stations were found in fewer than half of the countries.

Photo of the Zoe courtesy of Renault.

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Renault Offers Lease Service for Zoe EV in Middle East

Renault Middle East launched a lease plan for its electric Renault Zoe Long Range model, which can travel 186 miles on a single charge.

2018 Kia Soul EV courtesy of Kia.

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Kia Develops Wireless Charging System for EVs

Kia has developed a fast-charging wireless power transfer system that looks to eliminate the need of plugs for electric vehicle charging.

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Uganda Government Backs Electric Vehicle Project

The Uganda government will commercially produce an electric vehicle that has been in development by university students since 2011.

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Tesla Removed from Crash Investigation for Violating NTSB Rules

Tesla will no longer be able to participate in the National Transportation Safety Board investigation of a fatal crash involving a Tesla Model X after it violated the agency’s rules on sharing investigative information before being vetted and confirmed.

Volvo’s new FL Electric Truck will have a daily range of approximately 186 miles and will enter serial production in Europe next year. Photo: Volvo

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Volvo Unveils All-Electric Truck for Europe

Volvo has introduced its first all-electric truck for commercial use in Europe, the FL Electric, designed for urban distribution and refuse operations, among other applications.

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