According to recent information collated to determine the “cleanest states” by Filter King, California, Washington, and Oregon have the three highest EV adoption rates of all the states in the United States.
The top 10 states with the greatest proportion of EVs are as follows:
- California (7.84%)
- Washington (4.28%)
- Oregon (3.41%)
- Colorado (2.61%)
- Hawaii (2.59%)
- Massachusetts (2.53%)
- Connecticut (2.02%)
- Vermont (1.92%)
- Maryland (1.91%)
- Arizona (1.84%)
Randy Marion Automotive has been named as the first dealer group partner for Mullen’s commercial EV range, which will go on sale in the United States in 2023, according to a statement from Mullen Automotive, Inc. Randy Marion has placed an order with Mullen for 6,000 Class 1 EV freight vans, with a $200 million estimated value.
Bollinger Motors Class 4-6 chassis and Class 1-3 cargo van and cab chassis are available in Mullen’s commercial EV lineup.
Randy Marion, CEO and founder of RMA, said, “We are impressed with Mullen Automotive’s EV selection, their speed to market, and, most importantly, their concentration on an underserved commercial market for EV vehicles. “When you take into account what has happened in the Class 1 light cargo vehicle category, this is extremely evident. OEMs have all pulled out of the Class 1 commercial van market, making room for Mullen’s EV lineup.
To obtain modular linkable Aries battery packs for its all-electric commercial platforms and chassis cabs, Bollinger Motors has partnered with Our Next Energy.
According to the manufacturer, it constructed its all-electric class 4 through class 6 chassis cabs with a focus on reliability, lifespan, and huge payloads.
The class 4 chassis cab from Bollinger, which can accommodate one or two battery packs, will be released. Following will be Class 5 platforms for walk-in van upfits. For its projected commencement of production in late 2023, Bollinger anticipates the packs to be ready.
The conclusion of a $2.5 billion loan from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to Ultium Cells LLC to help fund the building of new lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing facilities in Ohio, Tennessee, and Michigan was announced by the DOE’s Loan Programs Office (LPO).
The three facilities’ battery cell production will be under the management of Ultium Cells, a joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solution. In order to expand the supply chain for battery minerals and materials, President Biden announced the American Battery Materials Initiative in October along with $2.8 billion in DOE awards.
The loan to Ultium Cells to produce big format, pouch-type cells using a specific chemistry to deliver more range at a lower cost was announced by the LPO as a conditional commitment in July. According to Ultium Cells, it intends to employ this technology in tandem with GM’s efforts to completely eliminate tailpipe emissions from its new light-duty vehicles sold in the United States by 2035. Additionally, this is in line with GM’s aspirations to set up facilities in North America to produce more than a million EVs yearly and go carbon neutral globally by 2040.
In accordance with the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) programme, this announcement marks the LPO’s first closed loan that is only for a project involving the manufacture of battery cells. The president’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which provided $7.5 billion for EV charging infrastructure and more than $7 billion for the vital mineral supply chains required for batteries, components, materials, and recycling, is complemented by funding from the ATVM programme.
The DOE reports that as of the end of October, 98 active applications totalling more than $104 billion in requested loans and loan guarantees had been submitted for projects around the nation across all of LPO’s new and upgraded programmes.