EV Charging Access is Expanding in the Most Unexpected Region: the Midwest

Craig Farrand, Zondits guest, 8/15/2022 It’s well publicized that California leads the nation in electric vehicle ownership, with EVs representing 23.2% of all vehicles on the road. So, who would have suspected that the Midwest would be a region with one of the most aggressive plans to put more EVs on the road — by … Read more

Has Interest in EVs Peaked?

Craig Farrand, Zondits guest, 8/12/2022 With all the current interest in EVs and both private and government investment in charging infrastructure, Zondits was surprised to see this headline from July: “People Suddenly Losing Interest in Electric Cars?” That article, first published by the marketing website “Tell Me Best” references Edmunds.com — a recognized trade site … Read more

Rental Car Industry Invests in the EV Transition 

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Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 8/1/2022 There is, perhaps, no clearer sign that the transition to EVs is rapidly progressing than the fact that the rental car industry is jumping in with all four wheels. Hertz, Avis, and Enterprise are all making significant fleet purchases of 100% electric vehicles, as well as hybrid cars.  Zondits recognizes … Read more

In Transition to EVs, We Risk Leaving Rural America Behind

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Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 7/12/2022 Fifteen years after the introduction of the iPhone, large portions of rural America still have no cell phone coverage. And 20 years after broadband internet became common, rural areas struggle with dial-up or rely on satellite dishes. Now as electric vehicles (EVs) gain market share, rural areas in the U.S. … Read more

On the Road to Faster EV Adoption

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Susan Stefanovich, Zondits staff, 7/5/2022 To improve electric vehicle adoption, governments and utilities should implement programs that incorporate point-of-sale incentives that are easy for buyers to access and effectively improve affordability. Electric vehicle adoption has not been fast enough to meet the climate goals set forth by many companies and governments, partly due to the … Read more

Charge While You Drive: The Rx for Range Anxiety?

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Angie Ziech-Malek, Zondits staff, 6/17/2022 In what is sure to be a scene repeated in many households in many countries over the next few years, my husband and I recently sat down to discuss if we were ready to go all-electric for our next vehicle. Our 15-year-old car had lost its reliability and, given that … Read more

Can the U.S. Electrical Grid Handle the Growth in EVs?

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Mark D’Antonio, Zondits staff, 5/27/2022 Grid Capability – Is the Nation’s grid able to support the explosive growth of electric vehicles (EVs) projected in the coming years? It’s a frequent question that arises and it’s an important infrastructure question to answer. Several automakers are projecting that millions of new cars and trucks over the next … Read more

Electric Motorcycles: the Next Big Thing in EV?

Mark D’Antonio, Zondits staff, 3/25/2022. There’s a lot of buzz in the air about electric vehicles (EV), particularly cars, trucks and charging infrastructure. But another revolution is happening in the EV world, too – motorcycles. According to MarketResearchFuture.com, the electric motorcycles market is projected to be worth $58.4 billion by 2027, with a compound annual growth … Read more

USPS Misses the Mark with Fleet Vehicle Replacement Contract

Taylor Patterson, Zondits staff, 3/14/2022. USPS is fronting recent headlines after announcing its plans to replace outdated fleet vehicles. The Postmaster general signed off on a plan which only calls for 10% of fleet vehicles to be replaced with electric equivalents, leaving 90% to be switched out for other ICE trucks and vehicles. Pushed to … Read more

What Tune Is Your Electric Vehicle Playing?

Mark D’Antonio, Zondits Staff, 2/23/2022. You know that age-old question, “If a tree falls in the forest…does it make a sound?” Well, here’s a modern-day sonic question: “Since your EV doesn’t make (much of) a sound, should it?” Most of us think of electric vehicles as virtually silent, but it’s reasonable to ask if electric … Read more