Tag: BEVs

Suppliers Have More Lithium Than EV Manufacturers Currently Need

<img data-attachment-id="1696670" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1056802754.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="lithium-ion battery assembly EV assembly" data-image-description=" Sergii Chernov/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1056802754-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1056802754-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1696670″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1056802754-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1056802754-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1056802754-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1056802754-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1056802754-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1056802754-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1056802754.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The lithium industry — essential for the production of battery electric vehicles — has […]

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India: Counterpoint to Global Electrification

<img data-attachment-id="1683694" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_786753880.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,617" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="shutterstock_786753880" data-image-description=" By SNEHIT/shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_786753880-450×278.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_786753880-610×376.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1683694″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_786753880-610×376.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”376″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_786753880-610×376.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_786753880-75×46.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_786753880-450×278.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_786753880-768×474.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_786753880-120×74.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_786753880.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Last week we reported on the headway electric vehicles are making in the Netherlands, framing the situation as […]

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First U.S. Gas Station Transitions to EV Charging

<img data-attachment-id="1690674" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1517496899.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="ev charging only electric vehicle charging charging station parking space" data-image-description=" JL IMAGES/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1517496899-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1517496899-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1690674″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1517496899-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1517496899-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1517496899-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1517496899-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1517496899-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1517496899-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1517496899.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> A gas station in Takoma Park, Maryland, has become the […]

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Nissan Previews New Compact Crossover for Dealers

<img data-attachment-id="1597762" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx.jpeg" data-orig-size="6000,3374" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="nissan imx concept" data-image-description=" Image: Nissan ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx-450×253.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx-610×343.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1597762″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx-610×343.jpeg” alt=”nissan imx concept” width=”610″ height=”343″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx-610×343.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx-75×42.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx-450×253.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx-768×432.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx-120×67.jpeg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Despite bringing the electric Leaf to market while the rest of the industry was still scratching […]

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Automakers Need to Start Worrying About the Batteries Lurking in Older EVs

<img data-attachment-id="1669220" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_1302207787.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Nissan Leaf EV charging" data-image-description=" bondvit/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_1302207787-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_1302207787-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1669220″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_1302207787-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_1302207787-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_1302207787-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_1302207787-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_1302207787-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_1302207787-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_1302207787.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> After a few years, most of us begin to notice our smartphones have developed an inability […]

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FCA Putting $788 Million Behind New 500 EV, Small Battery Platform

<img data-attachment-id="1666536" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/190305_Fiat_Fiat_Concept_Centoventi_1-e1562855533509.jpg" data-orig-size="1948,1298" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"LAPRESSE","camera":"","caption":"Foto LaPresse\/Marco Alpozzi \r05\/03\/2019 Ginevra (Svizzera)\rEconomia \rSalone dell'automobile di Ginevra 2019 – stand FIAT\rNella foto: \r\r\rPhoto LaPresse\/Marco Alpozzi \rMarch 05 2019 Geneve (Swiss)\rEconomy \rGenevra International Motor Show – stand FIAT\rIn the pic:","created_timestamp":"1551784352","copyright":"LaPresse","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Salone dell'automobile di Ginevra 2019- Stand FIAT","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Motor Show 2019 fiat centoventi" data-image-description=" FCA ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/190305_Fiat_Fiat_Concept_Centoventi_1-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/190305_Fiat_Fiat_Concept_Centoventi_1-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter […]

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BEV Fires Encourage China to Get Serious About Battery Safety, Vehicle Monitoring

<img data-attachment-id="1678158" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_382701160-e1560877815621.jpg" data-orig-size="947,552" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="car fire" data-image-description=" Wideweb/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_382701160-e1560877815621-450×262.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_382701160-e1560877815621-610×356.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1678158″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_382701160-e1560877815621-610×356.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”356″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_382701160-e1560877815621-610×356.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_382701160-e1560877815621-75×44.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_382701160-e1560877815621-450×262.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_382701160-e1560877815621-768×448.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_382701160-e1560877815621-120×70.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_382701160-e1560877815621.jpg 947w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> China is currently the largest proponent of electric vehicles on the entire planet. The nation has even incorporated […]

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GM Reportedly Thinking About Electric Hummers

<img data-attachment-id="1678014" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_345582515-e1560793128572.jpg" data-orig-size="952,620" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="hummer grille" data-image-description=" LeStudio/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_345582515-e1560793128572-450×293.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_345582515-e1560793128572-610×397.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1678014″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_345582515-e1560793128572-610×397.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”397″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_345582515-e1560793128572-610×397.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_345582515-e1560793128572-75×49.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_345582515-e1560793128572-450×293.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_345582515-e1560793128572-768×500.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_345582515-e1560793128572-120×78.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_345582515-e1560793128572.jpg 952w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Demand for Hummer vehicles peaked in 2006 before being obliterated by the financial crisis and a spike in […]

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Toyota Ramps Up Electrification Timeline, Outlines Nuanced Strategy

<img data-attachment-id="1647890" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20180323_01_10_s.jpg" data-orig-size="1920,1358" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="toyota logo badge corolla hatchback" data-image-description=" Toyota ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20180323_01_10_s-450×318.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20180323_01_10_s-610×431.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1647890″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20180323_01_10_s-610×431.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”431″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20180323_01_10_s-610×431.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20180323_01_10_s-75×53.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20180323_01_10_s-450×318.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20180323_01_10_s-768×543.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20180323_01_10_s-120×85.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Following announcements that Toyota would be working on a shared electric vehicle platform with Subaru, as well […]

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