Tag: EV

Hyundai and Kia Invest In … Rimac?

In today’s episode of Surprising Bedfellows, we find the corporate duo of Hyundai/Kia throwing money in the general direction of Rimac. Technically titled Rimac Automobili, it’s the Croatian high-performance EV company known for making the outrageously fast Concept One supercar, a vehicle thrust into the public eye when Richard Hammond binned one at a Swiss […]

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Exclusive: Chinese EV car maker NIO restricts its IPO banks from working for rivals – sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker NIO Inc has blocked the eight top investment banks that did its IPO from working for rivals by tying them up in rare year-long non-compete clauses, several people with direct knowledge of the matter said. FILE PHOTO: Chinese electric vehicle start-up Nio Inc. company logo is […]

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More Power to Ya: GM Might Make an EV Pickup. Maybe.

Hardly a month goes by without a manufacturer expressing an interest in making an all-electric truck for the masses. Indie manufacturers like Bollinger and Rivian have lit a fire under the traditional automakers playing in this segment, with Ford confirming last week that it is planning an EV F-150. Perhaps predictably, General Motors quickly jumped […]

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Carrot & Stick: Days After Cutting Prices, Tesla Chops Base Models

There will be no Ace of Base prizes for the Tesla Model X or Model S in 2019. Just days after promising to cut prices of all its cars by $2,000 in response to the company blowing through its federal tax credits faster than a record producer with a bag of high-test cocaine, the company’s […]

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Battery Entrepreneur Claims Breakthrough, Reducing Need for Controversial Cobalt

While electric vehicles get better every year, they remain beholden to battery technology. This results in a few inherent shortcomings – the most noteworthy being limited range and extended downtime while charging. While this has helped throw a wet blanket EV adoption, it isn’t the technology’s only fault. Modern car batteries are also dependent on relatively […]

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Google Maps now displays electric vehicle charging stations from Tesla, Chargepoint, and more

Google Maps already predicts what parking is like at your destination, suggests where to eat and drink, and shows commuters real-time visualizations of their bus and train. Now, the perennially popular mapping platform will also show you where to charge your electric car. A new update is landing in the Google Maps Android and iOS […]

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Amped in Alabama: Mercedes Breaks Ground for Battery Plant

Last year, Mercedes-Benz committed to a Tuscaloosa treat in the form of a billion-dollar upgrade to its existing Deep South facility. Details have surfaced on how that cheddar will be spent, including the construction of a new battery factory for the company’s future EV endeavors. Mercedes has been entrenched into Alabama for about 20 years […]

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