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Report: Wait lists and markups are keeping California EV incentives from those who need them


High demand for certain new EV models has led to dealer markups which, in California at least, could be preventing customers from getting purchase incentives, according to a new report. Due to lack of funds, California has placed EV buyers on waitlists for its purchase incentives, and while waiting some have found that dealerships have marked up… More…

Lucid halves 2022 production estimate, citing continued supply-chain issues


California’s Lucid Motors on Wednesday reported continued supply-chain and logistics challenges, as it reported just 679 deliveries of its Air electric sedan for the second quarter and ratcheted expectations way down for the remainder of the year. The company now expects to deliver 6,000 to 7,000 vehicles in 2022—half the 12,000 to… More…

Tesla Model Y: Californians can subscribe by the month to drive best-selling EV


California drivers can now get behind the wheel of a Tesla Model Y without a long-term commitment with subscription service Autonomy. The company launched its subscription service in January with the Tesla Model 3, and according to a recent release it’s now adding the Model Y. For both vehicles, Autonomy aims to offer a more flexible alternative… More…

Electric semis might get up to $40,000 credit under reconciliation bill moving through Congress


As Congress moves to extend and expand the federal EV tax credit for passenger cars, it’s also considering a bill that would add a first-ever tax credit for electric commercial vehicles. As described in a blog post from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), the current version of the bill includes a tax credit of up to $7,500 for vehicles with… More…

One of the cheapest US-market EVs now starts $4,325 higher due to supply-chain woes


Most of the new electric vehicles arriving on the market aren’t cheap. But the two-door Mini Cooper SE is a rare exception, and one of the three cheapest electric vehicles. It’s arguably way more exciting and image-boosting than the Chevy Bolt EV or Nissan Leaf, all of which start around $30,000 or less—if you’re prepared to work with… More…

BMW i4 eDrive35 will cost $52,395 with smaller battery, range about 260 miles


A new base model for the BMW i4 range is coming to the United States in the first quarter of 2023. When it does reach showrooms, the 2023 BMW i4 eDrive35 will start at $52,395 with destination, BMW confirmed Monday in a press release. The single-motor rear-wheel drive eDrive35 will be positioned below the existing eDrive40 (also with a single… More…

Review: 2023 BMW iX is charmingly offbeat, delivers on range ratings


Think EVs are becoming normal? Turning heads inside and outside, and flaunting equal parts tech leading edge and design oddity, the 2023 BMW iX is anything but conventional. And, as I found in a recent week with the iX, this kind of weirdness grew on me. The BMW iX pairs some of the advanced material smarts and the battery and electric propulsion… More…

Study: EV startup brands aren’t doing well in connecting with prospective customers


Startup EV brands Tesla, Lucid, Rivian, and Polestar have touted desirable products and a direct-sales business model that avoids dealership hassles. But they may not be connecting as well with prospective customers as traditional luxury brands, according to a recent study from consultancy Pied Piper. In a ranking of 25 brands, Rivian came in last… More…

Mass-market Lightyear 2 solar car aims for efficiency boost with tech from supercar maker Koenigsegg


Lightyear will borrow tech from Swedish supercar builder Koenigsegg for its upcoming mass-market solar-assisted EV. Koenigsegg is also investing in Lightyear, the two companies confirmed in a press release. The startup unveiled its first production car, the Lightyear 0, in June with a price tag equivalent to roughly $260,000 and an initial run of… More…

Are regulators focusing too much on EV sales and not enough on retiring ICE vehicles?


Global EV sales are steadily increasing with help from regulators, but that won’t matter if existing gasoline and diesel vehicles aren’t retired quickly, new research argues. “The slow speed of fleet turnover presents a substantial barrier to deep decarbonization,” researchers state in a new book on energy transition (via Axios). Researchers… More…

Half of households might need a costly panel upgrade to use a Level 2 EV charger: Here’s a workaround


A 240-volt Level 2 AC home charger is becoming necessary to make EV ownership practical, but not all houses are ready for one. Multinational equipment supplier Siemens claims to have a workaround. Siemens recently announced a partnership with ConnectDER (pronounced “connector”) to develop a proprietary plug-in adapter for EV charging. This will… More…

One company plans to double the number of EV chargers in Florida


Florida has a high number of registered electric cars, but no comprehensive plan to develop charging infrastructure. One company aims to fill that void. Invisible Urban Charging (IUC) last week announced plans to install 6,000 EV chargers in Florida. That will double the number of chargers in the state, and make IUC the largest charging operator… More…

EV tax credit extension with $7,500 point-of-sale rebate, $4,000 for used EVs could pass Senate soon


Congress appears close to passing a long-awaited extension—and expansion—of the federal EV tax credit. Legislation containing the expanded tax credit is on the verge of being passed by the Senate, after a deal was struck between Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Joe Manchin, who has opposed most of his party’s agenda. If passed… More…

Ford F-150 Lightning Pro SSV electric police truck could save departments money


Ford this morning announced a police-duty version of its F-150 Lightning Pro. The Lightning Pro SSV, which Ford calls America’s first electric police truck, essentially adds a fully electric alternative to the truck Ford already sells to police fleets as the F-150 Police Responder. On the other hand, features that stand out from the… More…

17 states stand by plan to electrify 30% of trucks and buses by 2030


A coalition of 17 states, as well as the District of Columbia and Canadian province of Quebec, plan to electrify 30% of new trucks and buses in their jurisdictions by 2030. That’s the initial goal of an action plan drafted and adopted by those jurisdictions, which also sets the goal of making 100% of new truck and bus sales zero-emission no later… More…

Honda Prologue EV was designed virtually, won’t look like related GM EVs


The Honda Prologue electric SUV will be based on a General Motors platform, but Honda says it will get its own unique styling. The automaker on Wednesday released a video on the design process for the Prologue, which is scheduled to launch in 2024. The SUV will have a design theme called “Neo-Rugged,” Honda said in an accompanying press release… More…