Midwest EV developers among founding members for new clean transportation association

šŸš™ EVs:

  • Two Midwestern businesses are among the 28 businesses across several industries that today launched theĀ Zero Emission Transportation Association, a first-of-its-kind organization that will advocate for national policies to enable 100% electric vehicle sales by 2030 in the light-, medium-, and heavy-duty transportation sectors. The group aims to accelerate EV development and use. Midwest-based EV startupsĀ RivianĀ in Michigan andĀ Lordstown MotorsĀ in Ohio are among the groupā€™s founding members, alongside other global entities likeĀ ABB,Ā ConEdison,Ā Duke Energy,Ā Siemens,Ā Tesla, andĀ Uber.

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  • Ameren MissouriĀ is expanding its incentive program for EV charging stations amid projected growth for that mode of transportation,Ā reports the St. Louis Business Journal. The program began this year and lets customers choose their equipment and installers.

šŸ’§ HYDROGEN:Ā ForbesĀ andĀ Transport TopicsĀ both dig into Columbus, Indiana-basedĀ Cumminsā€™ newly released plan to grow its fuel cell and hydrogen production business, including the intention to supply hydrogen-electric power systems for a variety of vehicles such as trains, buses, and heavy-duty trucks.

šŸ’µ INVESTMENT: SunVest SolarĀ in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, plans expansion outside of Wisconsin thanks to a $50 million investment fromĀ Euclid CapitalĀ in Toronto,Ā reports the Milwaukee Business Journal.

šŸ’» EVENTS:

  • Tomorrow (Nov. 18),Ā Fresh Energy,Ā Shift2Electric, and theĀ American Lung AssociationĀ will offer aĀ workshop on electric snowblowersĀ and whether the more environmentally-friendly models can compete with gas-fueled versions in the upper Midwestā€™s harsh winters.
  • Argonne National LaboratoryĀ is hosting a virtual event on Thursday (Nov. 19)Ā examining the future of energy storage.
  • TheĀ Michigan UP EV Readiness WorkshopĀ will take place on Dec. 2. The online event will connect municipal leaders and businesses to discuss how to ready the stateā€™s Upper Peninsula for EV infrastructure.
  • The North DakotaĀ Energy Progress and Innovation ConferenceĀ will be held virtually Jan. 26-27, 2021. One of the key topics will be future energy innovation opportunities for North Dakota.

 

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