The automobile industry has a long history rich with aftermarket accessories, replacement parts, and modified parts to enhance drivers’ experiences. It is about time that the electric vehicle industry got that as well, and the first of these EV-specific accessories is hitting the aftermarket now.
The Department of Energy’s loan program for the advancement of vehicle technology underwent some significant changes following Fisker Automotive’s financial problems. The Feds decided to tighten restrictions and hopefully mitigate wasteful spending, though that has done nothing to cull critics of the green energy loan program.
The Chinese automobile company, BYD opened an electric bus factory in 70 miles North of Los Angeles in Lancaster, California. The plant has the capacity to produce 1,000 buses annually, but expects to produce 50 units in the first year. So far, BYD has a contract with Long Beach Transit for 10 ebuses.