Electric Vehicle News Highlights – Page 06

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Apple Car EV Project Reportedly Converging On KIA And It’s Georgia Plant

Negotiations for Hyundai to become contract manufacturer for the rumored “Apple Car” EV are getting more specific—and pointing specifically to one of its brands and its U.S. assembly plant.

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The move, one of the most ambitious in the auto industry, is a piece of a broader plan by the company to become carbon neutral by 2040.

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Lordstown Motors Electric Pickup Will Use “Tesla Batteries” From LG

To this outsider, at least, it looks like LG Chem is taking some of its future EV battery eggs out of Tesla’s basket and putting them in Lordstown Motors’, and that may not be a bad move.

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These Companies Will Make Your Electric Car For You

At CES Magna CEO Swamy Kotagiri said the powertrain electrification portfolio can handle “established automakers as well as new entrants” that want to move from internal combustion vehicles to EVs.

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Volvo Trucks’ Customer Dependable Highway Express Reduces Carbon Footprint By Electrifying Southern California Distribution Facility

Leading freight operator, Dependable Highway Express (DHE), recently completed several major electrification initiatives to further reduce the climate and air quality impacts of its Southern California freight operations.

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LTPI’s Full EV Review- Nissan Ariya

The Ariya is a five-passenger compact SUV that is expected to be available to U.S. car buyers in the second half of 2021.

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Factbox-Democratic U.S. Congress Could Bring Better Green Cars, More Pressure On Tech

The auto industry could also get more help with a transition to electric vehicles if Biden can deliver on promises to expand electric vehicle tax credits and fund charging infrastructure.

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GM To Build Honda EVs, Mazda MX-30 With Rotary Range Extender Coming To US

The latest scuttlebutt whizzing around the US auto industry claims General Motors will manufacture two battery electric SUVs for Honda. 

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LTPI Review: ClipperCreek HCS-D Dual Series EV Charging Station

I’ve had this station for a few years now and it’s always worked like a charm.

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EVs Could Soon Cost Same as Gas Cars Thanks to Lower Battery Costs

BloombergNEF predicts that by 2023, batteries will drop near the $100-per-kilowatt-hour threshold.

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Survey 7 Out Of 10 Americans See An EV In The Future Want More Vehicle Choices And Charging

Specifically, 71% of drivers surveyed said they were interested in getting an electric car, 27% said they would consider getting one for their next car, and 4% said they planned on making their next car electric.

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LTPI’s: Best Charging Stations for Toyota RAV4 Prime

Top Pick, Most Popular and Best Bargain. 

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Golden Passes “GoEV City” Resolution Committing To 100% Electric Transportation

The City of Golden is doing its part to promote EV ownership in the community — installing 20 public EV charging stations and requiring all new multifamily and commercial developments to include EV charging stations.

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LTPI’s Full EV Review: 2021 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Not that anyone was complaining about its appearance, but the luxury 2021 Porsche Panamera looks a little different than the original model that first entered the electric vehicle scene three years ago.

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Lordstown Endurance Electric Pick Up Will Spawn Electric RV Project With Camping World

With a partnership announced Tuesday afternoon, Endurance owners will have a service network, and Lordstown potentially has a new direction to grow its business: electric RVs

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LTPI’s EV Review: Toyota RAV4

Toyota can seemingly do no wrong when it comes to its coveted RAV4. The compact crossover sport utility vehicle was an instant hit when introduced more than 25 years ago.

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Review: The Volkswagen ID.4. Is This The Car That Makes Electrics Go Mainstream?

The ID.4 is the first true mainstream electric car to be offered for sale in the U.S. And it’s well worth the consideration of mainstream car buyers.

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Will Electric Vehicles Companies Surpass Trillion-Dollar Tech Giants

From new EV startups and batteries or fuel cells, to ride-sharing with an ESG twist and car subscription companies that are challenging our ideas of ownership. The ideas are racking up, and the growth runway potentials are phenomenal.

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GM Plans To Hire 3,000 Workers To Spur Electric-Car Development

General Motors Co. is going on a hiring binge to accelerate its development of electric vehicles.

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The EVs Are Coming

If anything, automakers appear emboldened, promising an unprecedented number of entrants into this field in the next decade. 

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LTPI’s Full Review – 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

While the Outlander provides a rather mediocre driving experience, it steps up its game this year in the safety department.

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2020 MINI Cooper EV

LTPI EV Review – MINI Cooper Electric SE

Although the price is cheap, the product isn’t. Owned by BMW, which is making a huge commitment to EVs, the Mini SE is a cool little two-door hatchback that looks good and runs well.

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The Best Home EV Charger Buying Guide For 2020

There are a lot of EV home charging stations available today and most people don’t really know what features to look for in their search for the best home charging solution.

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Electric Vehicles See State-Level Gains

In the U.S., transportation emits the most planet-warming gases out of any sector: 28 percent of greenhouse gas emissions as of 2018.

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LTPI EV Review – Ford Mach E

Ford clearly wants to cash in on the Mustang name and what it means to many American car buyers – terrific performance. The Mach-E won’t disappoint.

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California’s Gas Car Ban: 8 Reasons Why 2035 Will Be More Awesome For Drivers

California’s ban prevents the sale of new gas vehicles only. No one is going to take your current gas car away. No one will prevent you from buying a used gas vehicle. But you may want to think twice about the depreciation value of your gas vehicle going forward.

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2022 GMC Hummer EV – What We Know So Far

The new pickup is shaping up to be quite the beast, with up to 1000 horsepower from its top powertrain option, which uses three electric motors, offers an estimated range of 350 miles per charge, and a leaps to 60 mph in a claimed 3.0 seconds.

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U.S. Electric Truck Market To Witness Massive Growth In Near Future

The key players in the U.S. electric truck market are Workhorse Group Inc., BYD Co. Ltd., Chanje Energy Inc.,Tesla Inc., Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp., Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, Orange EV, General Motors Co., Nikola Motor Co., and Ford Motor Co.

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EVs Offer Big Savings Over Traditional Gas-Powered Cars

The savings advantage can be compelling in the first few years and continues to improve the longer you own the EV.

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Electric Vehicles Play Vital Role In Alabama’s Future

As interest in EVs continues to rise nationally, costs continue to decrease and range and battery-charging technology continue to improve, EV adoption is expected to go up.

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Honda Quits Formula 1 Racing To Focus On EVs And Fuel-Cell Tech

The automaker unexpectedly announced Friday that it would withdraw from F1 at the end of the 2021 season. 

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Mercedes Says 6 New Battery Electric Models Are Coming Soon

Developing such a flexible electric car platform rather than repurposing existing chassis that rely on gasoline or diesel engines is the first step in transitioning away from manufacturing the vehicles of the past to those of the future.

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BMW Starts Production Of iX3 Electric SUV – First Vehicle With Next-Gen Electric Powertrain

The next-generation EV is also the first fully electric vehicle launched by BMW since the i3 back in 2013.

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Knight-Swift Announces New Sustainability Initiative And Deployment Of Zero-Emissions Vehicle

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. North America’s largest truckload transportation company, announced today that the Company has set a goal to reduce its carbon emissions in half by the year 2035.

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Nissan Rolls Out Electric Emergency Response LEAF – RE-LEAF

This vehicle model is a concept vehicle, but Nissan highlights that it has actually used the LEAF in Japan since 2011 to help with various types of disaster relief, something we’ve covered in years past. 

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Ford Mustang Mach-E Electric SUV Prices Have Been Cut By Up To $3,000 Before Arrival

With electric-car battery prices on the way down, and the competition heating up, Ford has decided it’s better to drop those prices before deliveries even start—which is very soon. 

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Ford To Build New Electric Vehicle Center At Rouge Complex, Add 300 Jobs

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, called the news “game changing:” “An all-electric version of the best selling vehicle in the U.S. and built right here in Southeast Michigan — that’s win-win! This commitment to American manufacturing leads innovation and climate leadership.”

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Volkswagen ID.4 Debuts With $39,995 U.S. Starting Price, 250-Mile Range

The first argument in favor of the ID.4 apart from pricing is that it is a crossover, not a sedan. That makes it more appealing to families and people in need of space for kids, pets, and bags with more style than minivans used to offer.

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California Sets Goal To Ban Sale Of New Gasoline-Powered Passenger Vehicles Starting In 2035

Newsom signed his executive order on the hood of a prototype red electric Ford Mustang Mach-E.

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House Considers Electric Vehicles Legislation

Senate-passed legislation meant to promote access to electric vehicles around the country will be under consideration before the U.S. House of Representatives this month.

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Exclusive: GM Explores Market For Electric ‘Flying Cars’ – Sources

Chief Executive Mary Barra on Monday briefly made her first reference ever to Detroit-based GM’s interest in the air taxi market, saying that it fit with development of electric vehicles (EVs) and its Ultium advanced electric battery.

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Mercedes-Benz Unveils eActros LongHaul Electric Truck And Concept Fuel Truck

Daimler Trucks, the commercial truck division of the German automaker, today unveiled its “technology strategy for the electrification of its vehicles.”

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Factbox: Electric Delivery Vehicle Makers And Major Orders In The Works

The coronavirus pandemic has added a fresh boost to the rise of e-commerce, which has traditional automakers and startups racing to produce electric delivery vehicles that are increasingly sought-after thanks to their mileage efficiency and ability to harvest data and upgrade new software features overnight.

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GMC Hummer EV Logo Features A Giant Crab And Here’s Why

GMC just released a new image, which appears to be a logo for the upcoming all-electric GMC Hummer EV pickup truck and SUV.

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GM Will Build Nikola Badger Electric Truck, Supply Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tech

General Motors and Nikola Corporation announced a strategic partnership on Tuesday in which GM will supply hydrogen fuel-cell systems and battery systems to Nikola. Furthermore, GM will build the upcoming Nikola Badger pickup truck starting in 2022. 

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How To Get More Level 2 EV Charging Flexibility Without Costly Electrical Work

A dedicated 240-volt home-charging circuit is one of the make-or-break essentials for electric vehicle ownership.

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Hyundai 2020 Ioniq PHEV

LTPI Review: Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid

For 2020, Hyundai has refreshed the Ioniq, adding more range to both the EV and PHEV. Styling updates have been made inside and out across the board, seemingly giving the Ionic more buyer appeal.

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Utilities incentive home builders

CU Offers Rebates For Builders Who Install Electric Car-Charging Stations

While this rebate is only for new construction with an attached garage, CU says it may look at other options for existing homeowners who wish to install a 240-volt outlet that would support Level 2 charging equipment.

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GM-Backed $4000 Mini Electric Car Has Already Received 50,000 Orders

The brand is now looking to build a larger retail and service network on the success of the small EV.

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EV Shoppers Say: What Do We Want? More Range And Lower Prices! When Do We Want Them? Now!

For reasons that may not seem immediately clear, Castrol, maker of motor oils for internal combustion engines, decided to ask 1000 prospective new car buyers and fleet managers about their attitudes regarding electric cars. 

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LTPI Review: Subaru Crosstrek PHEV

Regardless of the name, what Subaru produced is a capable plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) that offers a composed ride, decent performance, versatility with AWD and off-road chops, excellent fuel efficiency, and good overall cabin quality.

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How Does The EPA Calculate Electric Car Range?

In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency is responsible for testing and rating the fuel economy of all road-going vehicles, and the methodology used for rating electric vehicle range is actually very close to what they use to test conventional vehicles.

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Clippercreek Expands Dual Charging Station Line

The HCS-D50 automatically splits power between two vehicles based on the vehicles’ requests for power, with up to 20 Amps of electricity each when both are charging and up to 40 Amps when one vehicle is charging. 

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Automakers Commit To Tougher California Emissions Deal – And More EVs

The California Air Resources Board announced Monday that it has finalized five individual agreements with automakers pledging to adhere to annual reductions of passenger-vehicle greenhouse gas emissions. 

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This New German Car Is Covered With Solar Panels And Charges As It Drives

While some have suggested that putting solar panel cells on car roofs would be a could way to increase battery life, Germany’s Sono Motors have gone one step further: presenting a car entirely covered in panels, which they say allows the vehicle to power itself past the average daily commute.

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Hyundai Creates Ioniq EV Brand: Crossover, Sedan And SUV All Coming By 2024

In a press release issued with the announcement, Hyundai said that the creation of the brand “is in response to fast-growing market demand” for electric vehicles.

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Cadillac Lyriq Electric Car To Surprisingly Start At Less Than $60,000

The announcement comes a week before it unveils the 2022 Cadillac Lyriq electric luxury SUV, the first of up to a dozen new battery-electric vehicles it says it will offer in North America by 2025.

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Kandi Electric Car Open To US Orders August 18th, With $20,499 Starting Price

Assuming customer eligibility for the federal EV tax credit, the company is touting a starting price as low as $12,999.

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Building Out Electric Vehicle Charging In The West Means All Hands On Deck

While the eastern half of the United States is home to more metro areas and greater opportunities for intercity EV travel, many rural areas throughout the West lack sufficient electrical infrastructure and other amenities to support sustainable, widespread EV charging.

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GM To Fund Expansion Of EVgo Fast-Charging Network For Electric Cars

The announcement comes a week before it unveils the 2022 Cadillac Lyriq electric luxury SUV, the first of up to a dozen new battery-electric vehicles it says it will offer in North America by 2025.

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