9to5 Google: Google Maps to offer energy-efficient routes tailored to electric vehicles, hybrids, more

9to5 Google: Google Maps to offer energy-efficient routes tailored to electric vehicles, hybrids, more. “While gas-powered vehicles are still all too common in the United States, there’s a growing number of hybrids and electric vehicles on the road, and quite a few diesel-powered ones as well. Suffice it to say the most efficient route for a traditional ICE car will not be the same as one for an electric. To that end, the latest beta update to Google Maps, version 11.39, includes preparations to specify the engine type of the vehicle you’re currently driving.”

CNET: Welcome to Plugged In, Your New Home for Everything EVs and More

CNET: Welcome to Plugged In, Your New Home for Everything EVs and More. “Vehicles with plugs made up 12.5% of all registrations in California last year. Other states won’t be far behind. And so, for those readers we’d like to introduce CNET Cars Plugged In, a new, curated selection of content specifically for those with an eye towards electrified transportation. The focus will be on EVs, but we’ll also mix in some of the more interesting developments on plug-in hybrids and fuel-cells, plus the latest on the micromobility front, like scooters and e-bikes.”

State of New York: Governor Hochul Announces New Online Resource Center for New York’s Continued Expansion of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

State of New York: Governor Hochul Announces New Online Resource Center for New York’s Continued Expansion of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure . “Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the launch of New York’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program website. The newly launched website provides additional background on the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure funding program, and includes a short survey to collect user feedback in order to assist the State in the development of its National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan that will advance New York’s nation-leading climate agenda.”

National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Battery Policies and Incentives Database Contributes to U.S. Efforts To Build a Secure Electric Vehicle Battery Supply Chain

National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Battery Policies and Incentives Database Contributes to U.S. Efforts To Build a Secure Electric Vehicle Battery Supply Chain. “The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) new Battery Policies and Incentives database, developed and managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is helping to address the batteries need. The database is intended to help advance the adoption of zero-emission vehicles by providing information and data that inform the production of EV batteries and development of a secure domestic battery supply chain. The database allows users to search for policies and financial incentives by jurisdiction, battery chemistry, federal agency, status, and type, as well as other topics, to customize the information to each specific need.”

BusinessWire: Esri Partners with The Ray to Map Solar Energy Hot Spots (PRESS RELEASE)

BusinessWire: Esri Partners with The Ray to Map Solar Energy Hot Spots (PRESS RELEASE). “Research published by the Webber Energy Group (WEG) at the University of Texas at Austin, and by The Ray, a nonprofit studying technologies that can transform the transportation sector for a Vision Zero future, documented the efficiency and economic, societal, and environmental benefits of installing solar arrays on interstate right-of-way (ROW) land. The findings revealed that solar panels at these exits could generate up to 36 terawatt hours (TWh) a year—enough to power 12 million passenger electric vehicles—with the value of the energy generated by roadside solar panels estimated at $4 billion per year.”

FleetWorld: Ogilvie Fleet’s free EV database to help drivers research electric cars

FleetWorld: Ogilvie Fleet’s free EV database to help drivers research electric cars. “The database, which currently includes all 132 electric cars available, enables users to quickly compare the cheapest, the most efficient, or longest range car, along with a host of other parameters, such as BiK data and vital statistics.” Aimed at the UK but man, there’s a lot of cars here.