• Electric Vehicles news from multiple sources (car, motorbike, boat, plane).

Report: Tesla is alleging theft of battery trade secrets by Rivian


Tesla is continuing its trade secrets fight with Rivian, alleging that the electric-truck hopeful poached employees and stole “highly proprietary” battery technology, according to a Bloomberg report. The Silicon Valley firm filed a lawsuit against Rivian 14 months ago, but claims the company has continued poaching its staff, and using them to… More…

First Drive Review: 2022 Lucid Air delivers a new leading edge for EVs


Up until now, those buying premium electric cars have faced a stark dilemma: Either choose the EV that represents the leading edge of performance, range, and efficiency—yes, that would be the Tesla—or choose the EV that’s a more holistic luxury car in terms of features, styling, refinement, and build quality. The 2022 Lucid Air… More…

GM aims for affordable EVs with longer range with battery innovation center


General Motors sees a future of 600-mile EVs, enabled by advances that will double energy density, while it also targets a 60% cost reduction by mid-decade. On Tuesday GM announced another step it sees as essential for making that happen: an “innovation center” for battery technology, with the aim of accelerating development and… More…

2022 Hummer EV Edition 1 gives GM the toolbox for affordable Chevy and GMC electric pickups


General Motors’ move to electric pickups—and its large-scale shift of its entire lineup to electric vehicles–is starting with a 1,000-hp supertruck packing enough batteries for a 350-mile range. The 2022 GMC Hummer EV represents the top of the electric pickup lineup, and every model comes with all of the technology GM can throw… More…

First drive review: 2022 Mazda MX-30 arrives more than fashionably late to the EV party


Our drive of the 2022 Mazda MX-30, on a route Mazda chose around Irvine, California, was meant to show the MX-30’s city and suburban bona fides. And the MX-30 is actually quite nice to drive, with well-sorted suspension and steering tuning. But the overarching thought over my head the whole time was: Does this really matter? Any discussion… More…

Vintage Porsche 912 goes electric with Tesla Model S transplant, stays lightweight


California-based Zelectric specializes in electric conversions of classic cars. Recently shown on Jay Leno’s Garage, its latest creation is a 1968 Porsche 912, but instead of a Taycan motor, this vintage sports car relies on Tesla Model S power. Like the stock 912 (which used the same body shell as the more prolific 911, but with a 4-cylinder… More…

First customer-bound electric vans built at plant that birthed the original Hummer


The plant that made something very American and very much a gas-guzzler is now making electric vans—albeit ones essentially from China. Electric Last Mile Solutions (ELMS) on Wednesday announced shipment of its first electric delivery vans to customers. Those vans rolled out of the same Mishawaka, Indiana, factory that used to build Hummers… More…

At former GM plant, iPhone maker might build $30,000 Fisker EV and Endurance pickup


Ohio-based Lordstown Motors’ chances of getting its Endurance electric pickup mass-produced are looking better—with the help of Foxconn, the Taiwan-based company that makes iPhones for Apple, xBoxes for Microsoft, and Kindles for Amazon. Lordstown and Foxconn entered a partnership with a non-binding agreement on Tuesday. According to a… More…

Buying a Polestar is as easy as a Tesla, but with real customer service


Buying a Polestar has been billed by the automaker as simple as a few clicks on a smartphone. How very Tesla like. In reality, there are some slight growing pains as the new EV brand takes advantage of its relationship with an established automaker, Volvo. But the slick process first modeled by Tesla is coming along. Polestar and Volvo… More…

Where should future EV fast-chargers be? Mapping tool digs deep in data for answers


As charging networks fill in major road-trip routes across the United States, analysts have created an online mapping tool to help determine where the next wave of EV charging stations should be located. Developed by M.J. Bradley & Associates, the Georgetown Climate Center, and nonprofit Ceres, the Evaluation and Development of Regional… More…

Where should future EV fast-chargers be? Mapping tool digs deep in data for answers


As charging networks fill in major road-trip routes across the United States, analysts have created an online mapping tool to help determine where the next wave of EV charging stations should be located. Developed by M.J. Bradley & Associates, the Georgetown Climate Center, and nonprofit Ceres, the Evaluation and Development of Regional… More…

2023 Genesis GV60 up close: With facial recognition and a drift mode, it’s luxury with hijinks


Following in the footsteps of the more mainstream Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 is the 2023 Genesis GV60, the third vehicle revealed from the Korean automakers to ride on their shared E-GMP modular platform. The GV60 is why I was recently in Orange County, Calif. again near Hyundai’s headquarters (at the same studio in which I saw the Ioniq… More…

Researchers propose fire-preventing “anti-short layer” for EV batteries


Researchers at Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU Singapore) have proposed a new way to prevent fires in lithium-ion batteries. As reported by photovoltaics industry trade journal PV Magazine, the researchers have tested a so-called “anti-short layer,” which is an extra layer of material on the separator between the cathode and anode… More…

GM starts making BrightDrop EV600 electric delivery van, reveals shorter EV410 model


General Motors on Tuesday announced completion of its first BrightDrop EV600 electric delivery vans, and revealed a second version dubbed EV410. It’s a fairly quick turnaround considering that GM only announced the EV600, as well as plans to build it in Ontario, Canada, in January. The EV600 is the first model for BrightDrop, a new standalone… More…

Lucid Air is in production, with first deliveries due in October


The U.S. electric vehicle maker Lucid leaped past several milestones on Tuesday. With an official commissioning ceremony for its Casa Grande, Arizona manufacturing plant featuring Arizona governor Doug Ducey, and presentations by CEO and CTO Peter Rawlinson and manufacturing VP Peter Hochholdinger, it reported that it has produced the first… More…