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Top-tech Xpeng G9 SUV claimed to be world’s fastest-charging mass-produced EV


Chinese automaker Xpeng claims its new G9 flagship SUV will be the world’s fastest-charging mass-produced EV, but it’s unclear if it might eventually be sold in the United States. Scheduled to launch in China in September, the five-seat G9 will be able to add up to 124 miles of range in just five minutes, Xpeng said Thursday in a press release… More…

US IKEA stores will get Electrify America charging for EV drivers and EV-based delivery


Electrify America and IKEA on Thursday announced plans to install EV charging stations for both delivery drivers and the general public at over 25 of the Swedish retail giant’s United States locations. The effort will quadruple the number of chargers at U.S. IKEA stores, and help the company achieve a goal of zero-emission home deliveries by 2025… More…

Buy now to claim the $7,500 federal EV tax credit before it expires for 2022


If you want to get a new electric vehicle this year, the rest of this month is likely to be a confusing, tense time. Friday, the House is due to return from recess and consider the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which includes about $370 billion in energy and climate investments. And while a big piece of that is great news—setting up our… More…

Analysis: Hybrid and EV models lead continued used-car price surge


Used-car prices continue to surge, with hybrids and electric cars most affected, according to new analysis by iSeeCars. The analysis, which is based on aggregated listing prices and not necessarily transaction prices, found that average listing price for used hybrids and EVs increased more year-over-year than other powertrain types. Used EVs saw… More…

Autonomy orders 23,000 EVs from 17 automakers for US EV subscription service


California-based Autonomy launched an EV subscription service with Tesla vehicles, but now it’s expanding—massively. Autonomy on Tuesday announced a $1.2 billion fleet order for 45 EV models from 17 automakers. Totaling 23,000 vehicles, the order represents 1.2% of projected United States EV production through the end of 2023, the company… More…

Ralph Nader calls for NHTSA to order removal of Tesla Full Self-Driving


Consumer advocate and former Presidential candidate Ralph Nader is calling on federal regulators to remove the Tesla “Full Self-Driving” driver-assist system from all vehicles. In a statement Wednesday Nader, whose 1962 book “Unsafe at Any Speed” laid the groundwork for automotive safety regulations in the United States, called Tesla’s deployment… More…

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning boosts range to 240 miles, price by $7,000


The 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning extends its range for its second model year, and Ford juices its starting price by at least $7,000, the automaker revealed Tuesday. The range for the F-150 Lightning Pro with the standard 98-kwh battery pack increases from an EPA-estimated 230 miles to 240 miles, and the price increases from $39,974 to $46,974… More…

Lucid Air Stealth Look tones down appearance of electric luxury sedan


The Lucid Air electric luxury sedan darkens under a new Stealth Look trim option, the EV startup announced on Monday. Available on the Air Grand Touring Performance, Grand Touring, and Touring models, the Stealth Look treatment involves 35 different exterior changes, Lucid said in a press release. Most of those changes involve swapping out the… More…

Report: Arrival is dropping its Uber car project, electric bus plans


The EV startup Arrival is dropping plans for an Uber electric car and electric buses to refocus on electric vans, the Financial Times reported Friday. The project to build a dedicated EV specifically for Uber’s ride-sharing service could be revived if sales of Arrival’s electric van start generating revenue, according to the report. U.K.-based… More…

Will EV tax credit price caps add urgency to arrival of affordable models?


Price caps included with a proposed revamped federal EV tax credit could put pressure on automakers to produce more affordable electric models, argues a new Bloomberg report. An extension of the $7,500 credit reportedly has a good chance of moving through the Senate. In its current form, legislation would add price caps of $55,000 for cars and… More…

Fisker Ocean One launch edition is sold out; pre-orders for Ocean Extreme start November 18


A launch edition of the Fisker Ocean is already sold out, and pre-orders for a second version of the Ocean will start November 18, the day after the planned start of production, the company confirmed in its second-quarter financial results. Just 5,000 units of the Fisker Ocean One launch edition are planned, and customers gave the company a $5,000… More…

Toyota offering buyback of BZ4X EV as potential remedy for wheel recall


Toyota is offering some owners of its BZ4X electric crossover a whole range of potential remedies, including buybacks, in response to an ongoing wheel recall. Although it doesn’t yet have a solution to the issue. Complete buybacks were mentioned as a possibility in a letter recently mailed to U.S. BZ4X customers and posted on the Toyota BZ Forum… More…

2023 Volkswagen ID.4: US-made EV starts at $38,790 for 208-mile version


Volkswagen has confirmed pricing for the U.S.-made 2023 ID.4 electric SUV, which includes a smaller-battery base model. The lower starting price doesn’t make it one of the EV market’s price leaders, but with today’s higher prices, it’s competitive. And likely due to inflation, American assembly of the rest of the lineup hasn’t made it… More…