We recap the Electrify Expo in Long Beach, get into some big EV infrastructure news, and talk about Tesla and Chevy pricing changes.
Matt and Jo kick off this episode by talking about the Electrify Expo in Long Beach, which kicked off with Industry Day 2022 and rolled right into an awesome, sunny weekend full of e-bikes, electric cars, e-scooters, and stuff they don’t even have a name for yet. Fun for the whole family, in other words — and you can click here to see a whole list of Electrify News interviews recorded LIVE at Long Beach!
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- From there, we cover the Blink charging networks’ purchase of Semaconnect, a move that creates a massive, nationwide network of Level 2 charging stations in one fell swoop — but that’s not the only big news in the EV infrastructure space. German electronics experts Schneider Electric acquired EV Connect in a similar move, believed to position both companies more favorably to receive some of the Federal grant monies associated with the new NEVI laws.
- We also talk about Shell Energy and their transition from gas stations to the slightly more profitable EV charging station model (really). You can read a bit more about that here.
- We talk about Tesla, who is raising prices by up to $6000 on some models, and GM, who is slashing prices on the actually pretty decent Chevy Bolt and Bolt EUV, and what those different moves might mean for the future of the two car brands in the time of $7/gallon gas.
- Is a more tailored approach to EV information the key to more widespread adoption? We talk about incremental fill-ups, opportunity charging, and the market psychology behind getting each customer’s questions answered so they can make the decision to buy.
- Matt talks about driving his Tesla all over America last summer, and fueling up in a much more relaxed way. You can check out some of that road trip on Matt’s Twitter feed.
- We talk a bit about how the EPA measures the range of electric cars, and talk about some of the reasons that your real-life range could be a lot higher than you think.
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