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We've asked the NextEnergy team to share the industry-related news, stories and information that have grabbed their attention this month. We hope you find it useful!

Jim Saber, Director, President &
Chief Executive Officer

What he’s reading: EV vs ICE: How far can you travel in each state for $100

Media: electrek

What makes it interesting: It is a good article which points out the fuel cost benefits of EV vs ICE vehicles that is easy to digest. I do not agree with all of the assumptions in the article but it is a great starting point.

Tim Slusser, Director, Smart Mobility Initiatives

What she’s reading: Amazon’s custom electric delivery vehicles are starting to hit the road

Media: AboutAmazon.com

What makes it interesting: Rivian’s electric delivery vans are finally starting to hit the road and provide zero emission delivery.

Eric McDonald, Director, Facilities & Infrastructure Development

What he’s reading: Nowhere is Ready for this Heat

Media: The Atlantic

What makes it interesting: The electrical and civil infrastructure, even if installed in the past year or two, was not built for the weather extremes we are experiencing this year.

Angella Durkin, COO

What she’s reading: Kansas City streetlight-mounted EV charger pilot aims for equity, accessibility

Media: Smart Cities Dive

What makes it interesting: Where do you charge an EV when you don’t have a garage? Sustainable charging options for those that live in multi-unit dwellings still hasn’t been cracked. This is something we’ll need to solve for in the transition to electric vehicles. This Kansas City pilot aims to do more by addressing equity & accessibility.

Latonya Binford, Accountant

What she’s reading: What is the difference between a trial and a pilot?

Media: Association for Project Management

What makes it interesting: With all the current funding available for companies to test pilot projects, I wondered what consists of a pilot versus a trial. While both focus on risk assessment, generally, pilots involve the scalability of a novel approach to a project and trials address implementation and rollout of a project.

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