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Toyota EVs and plug-in hybrids: Full $7,500 EV tax credit will likely phase out October 1


It appears that sales of Toyota’s plug-in models in recent months were enough to trigger the automaker’s phaseout period for the federal EV tax credit this past quarter—leaving buyers less than nine months to buy a vehicle like the BZ4X electric car or RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid and be able to claim the full $7,500 amount. Across… More…

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 aces crash-tests, makes IIHS Top Safety Pick+ honor roll


The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric received a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)—the organization’s highest safety award. To get on the Top Safety Pick+ honor roll, the Ioniq 5 received top “Good” scores in all IIHS crash tests, as well as the top “Superior” rating for front-crash prevention tech… More…

GM teases Chevy Silverado EV electric pickup testing, suggests 95% will be daily drivers


General Motors on Thursday released new photos of the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV, as well as some additional information about the customers that have reserved the electric pickup truck. Included in a tweet from GM CEO Mary Barra, the photos show a Silverado EV prototype undergoing testing at GM’s Milford Proving Ground in Michigan. This might be… More…

Study finds EV powertrains aren’t especially trouble-prone, but all the other tech is


At face value, a new study from J.D. Power has found that electric vehicles are far more problematic than typical internal-combustion models. Although the assumption based on that might be that it has something to do with their battery packs, charging systems, motors, or other such things that set their powertrains apart, EVs don’t stand out… More…

CATL details next-gen cell-to-pack battery tech with “disruptive” water-cooling design


Any potential industry shift toward cylindrical battery cells in EVs is far from a foregone conclusion, let alone an actual trend. Case in point: The battery supplier CATL makes a strong argument for them with the latest version of its cell-to-pack battery technology, which skips the idea of battery modules entirely. CATL last week disclosed more… More…

Rivian deploys first DC fast chargers as part of Adventure Network for electric trucks


Rivian on Monday announced the first three DC fast-charging sites for its Adventure Network supporting the R1T electric pickup truck and forthcoming R1S electric SUV. The three sites open in California and Colorado this week, Rivian said in a press release. Each will have chargers providing over 200 kw of power, allowing R1T and R1S drivers to… More…

With Siemens investment, Electrify America gets its first boost beyond the original plan


Electrify America on Tuesday announced that it has raised $450 million, marking its first expansion beyond the charging network’s original funding plan. The total includes a “low triple-digit” amount from German conglomerate Siemens, Electrify America said in a press release. The investment gives Siemens a seat on Electrify America’s board… More…

Stunning Hyundai Ioniq 6 electric sedan gives the Tesla Model 3 its first true rival


More than five years after the arrival of the Tesla Model 3, the U.S. vehicle market will get a true electric sedan rival to the model that arguably kicked off the acceleration of the EV market in 2017. While we have a long list of crossover SUV entries lining up to compete with the Model Y that followed the Model 3, the Ioniq 6 is the first entry… More…

Tire-pressure issue prompts over-the-air fix for some Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickups


Ford on Monday issued a recall for some Ford F-150 Lightning vehicles due to an issue in which the vehicle’s tire pressure monitoring system may be set to the wrong value. In affected trucks—2,886 Ford F-150 Lightnings in the U.S. and Canada, with 20-inch or 22-inch all-season tires—the pressure has been incorrectly set to 35 psi… More…

GM EVs get Plug and Charge convenience—yes, even Chevy Bolt EV


General Motors is adding Plug and Charge capability across its entire lineup of EVs, allowing drivers to start a charging session simply by plugging in. Plug and Charge is supported on multiple North American public charging networks, GM said in a press release. But drivers must still have an account with the EVgo network, as well as an active… More…

VW reveals ID.Aero concept, previews premium electric flagship sedan


Volkswagen on Monday revealed the ID.Aero concept, an electric sedan previewing a future flagship model for the VW brand in the United States. The concept transfers the design language from previous ID-family models like the ID.4 crossover into a “premium mid-size sedan,” VW said in a press release. It’s built on the same MEB platform as other ID… More…

Aptera chooses EVE Energy 2170 cells for 1,000-mile solar-supplemented EV


California’s Aptera Motors today confirmed its battery supplier for its upcoming solar-supplemented, hyper-efficient three-wheeled cars: China’s EVE Energy. It plans to use cylindrical cells, in the same 2170 format that’s been used in the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y, as well as the Rivian R1T and others. The cells from EVE use NMC… More…

EV efficiency, upstream emissions not included in US vehicle standards: Lost opportunity?


Electric cars don’t produce “tailpipe” emissions, but their overall carbon emissions are not zero. It’s time for federal efficiency standards to reflect that, argues the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The majority of EVs get their electricity from the grid, which in the United States is still 60% fossil-fueled, the group… More…

Drop-in electric conversion kit for Land Rover Defender: Make your own electric SUV


The current-generation Land Rover Defender doesn’t offer an all-electric powertrain, but it’s now possible to convert older models to electric power. The conversion kit comes from Electrogenic, a United Kingdom-based company that specializes in electric conversions of classic cars. It’s converted a wide range of classics into EVs, including a… More…