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Minnesota Carsharing Service Announces Plans for All-Electric Fleet

Hourcar partnered with Xcel Energy to convert to an all-electric fleet and shift to a hub-based, one-way carsharing service.

Volkswagen's Matthew Renna

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VW Taps Tesla Manager to Head Electrification in North America

Volkswagen has hired Matthew Renna as its vice president over the development of its electrified vehicle architecture. Renna formerly served as program manager for Tesla's Model S and Model X vehicles.

Photo courtesy of Waste Management NZ.

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Waste Management New Zealand Opens EV Conversion Workshop

Waste Management NZ opened a workshop in New Zealand that plans to convert 20 of its diesel trucks into electric vehicles in the next two years.

Steve Knapp, fleet manager for Chula Vista (left), Assistant Director of Public Works Iracsema Quilantan (second from right) and Public Works staff celebrated the new electric vehicle deployments. Photo courtesy of Center for Sustainable Energy

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Calif. City Unveils Electric Vehicle Fleet

The City of Chula Vista, Calif., has deployed a fleet of 15 electric vehicles and had 71 electric vehicle charging stations installed at city facilities.

Photo of Model S courtesy of Tesla.

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Tesla Model S Sedans Recalled for Power Steering Component

Tesla Motors is recalling an estimated 123,000 Model S vehicles built before April 2016 because the bolts in the power steering component may be corroded and could possibly fail. In the event the bolts fail, the driver would still be able to steer the car but would be required to use "excessive force," leading to an increased risk of injury.

CEO Elon Musk says Tesla's Semi electric truck will have a daily range of 500 miles. Photo: Jack Roberts

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FedEx Orders 20 Tesla Semi Electric Trucks

FedEx says the 20 Semi, all-electric trucks will be operated by FedEx Freight in its less-than-truckload business unit.

The Workhorse N-GEN electric delivery van is pictured in front of San Francisco City Hall. Photo by Thi Dao

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Workhorse’s New Electric Van — Not Just for Deliveries

Workhorse its piloting four N-GEN electric delivery vehicles in the San Francisco Bay Area, but the vehicle's uses extend beyond deliveries. For government fleets, the vehicle can be used as an ambulance or by a utility fleet.

Photo of 2019 Kona Electric subcompact SUV courtesy of Hyundai.

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2019 Hyundai Kona Electric: 250 Mile Range

Hyundai's Kona Electric subcompact SUV provides 250 miles of estimated range and will arrive in the U.S. market in the fourth quarter, the Korean automaker announced today at the New York International Auto Show.

Photo courtesy of Workhorse Group Inc.

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Workhorse Deploys Fleet of Electric Vans in San Francisco

Workhorse Group Inc. is deploying a fleet of battery-electric cargo vans in the San Francisco Bay area for last-mile delivery and commercial work fleets.

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Pa. Utility Partners with Uber to Promote EV Adoption

Through this partnership, Duqquesne Light Company and Uber hope to raise awareness of electric vehicles (EVs), promote their benefits, and increase EV charging infrastructure throughout the Pittsburgh area.

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