Tag: EVs

Survey: EV Interest Varies Wildly Between Nations, Ditto for Shared Ownership

<img data-attachment-id="1700716" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2019/12/survey-ev-interest-varies-wildly-between-nations-ditto-for-shared-ownership/shutterstock_1136793845/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/shutterstock_1136793845.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,726" 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="china ev charging charging station" data-image-description=" Xujun/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/shutterstock_1136793845-450×327.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/shutterstock_1136793845-610×443.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1700716″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/shutterstock_1136793845-610×443.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”443″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/shutterstock_1136793845-610×443.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/shutterstock_1136793845-75×54.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/shutterstock_1136793845-450×327.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/shutterstock_1136793845-768×558.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/shutterstock_1136793845-120×87.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/shutterstock_1136793845.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> If you follow the automotive industry at all, you’re undoubtedly aware that the United States […]

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Joint Battery Plant a Go for Down-on-its-luck Lordstown

A battery plant mentioned in General Motors’ recently ratified UAW labor contract will soon become a reality in the hard-hit city of Lordstown, Ohio. That locale recently saw the lights go out at GM’s Lordstown Assembly, which closed its doors this spring after the discontinuation of the Chevrolet Cruze. The plant’s now in the hands […]

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Auto Industry Eliminating Jobs to Support Electric Vehicle Tech: Report

<img data-attachment-id="1575191" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/BL5F6378.jpg" data-orig-size="800,572" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"3.2","credit":"Phil Peterson","camera":"Canon EOS-1D Mark IV","caption":"License for usage of this image is given to Wyandotte County Chamber of Commerce for a period of one year beginning January 5, 2015. License can not be sold, transferred or used beyond the license period without written permission by the author.","created_timestamp":"1418746077","copyright":"@ Phil PetersonAll rights […]

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Awaiting the Flood: Cadillac’s First EV Draws Closer

With a brace of sedans not arriving until later in the year, Cadillac’s big attention-getter last January was a gas-free, unnamed crossover… as well as a conventional one with little charisma in the tank. The concept EV heralded an electrified product surge from General Motors as well as the Cadillac brand, but in the 10 […]

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Is Ford’s Rivian Investment About to Bear Fruit?

Rivian, the Michigan-based EV startup with big plans for its R1S SUV and R1T pickup, isn’t bashful about making its “skateboard” electric vehicle platform available to rivals. At Ford, that skateboard may soon appear below a new Lincoln vehicle, a new report claims. Ford raised eyebrows earlier this year when it sunk $500 million into […]

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Roger Penske Puts Spotlight on Tepid EV Sales, Singles Out Audi E-Tron

<img data-attachment-id="1673034" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/A192888_medium-e1557172107219.jpg" data-orig-size="3264,2173" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"Stefan Warter","camera":"","caption":"Audi Brussels, assembly: The Audi e-tron at the finish line (checkpoint 8)","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"AUDI AG","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Audi e-tron Production at the CO2-neutral plant of Audi Brussels","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Audi e-tron Production at the CO2-neutral plant of Audi Brussels" data-image-description=" Audi ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/A192888_medium-e1557172107219-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/A192888_medium-e1557172107219-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1673034 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/A192888_medium-e1557172107219-610×406.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/A192888_medium-e1557172107219-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/A192888_medium-e1557172107219-75×50.jpg 75w, […]

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Mustang Mach-E Update: Ford Execs Trash Talk an Aborted Child

While last week’s Internet-breaking debut of the Ford Mustang Mach-E was eventually overshadowed by the glass-shattering introduction of the Tesla Cybertruck, the echoes of that reveal still linger in the air. A flurry of Change.org petitions quickly sprung up, with signees hoping to reverse this apparently abominable decision by Ford brass. Dream on. As a […]

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Lexus’ First EV Won’t Break the Internet

Lexus’ first production electric vehicle carries a name that should spur fond memories of a boxy Mercedes-Benz sedan. Yes, the 300E was a desirable German car. Even today, the E 300e is a compelling electrified midsize alternative to those other sedans on the market. But we’re not here to talk about Mercedes-Benz, even though it’s […]

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Not Feeling the Cybertruck Love? GM and Lordstown Motors Ask That You Consider Something Less Avant-garde

From the Mustang Mach-E to the Cybertruck in a matter of days. What a week it’s been. While the verdict is still coming in on Tesla’s, um, interesting take on an electric pickup, an auto giant and an upstart automaker that just bought a big assembly plant are happy to offer an alternative. Of course, […]

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Rumor Mill: Is Ford Planning a Mach-E Shelby?

Shelby has been synonymous with the Mustang since Ford started manufacturing the GT350 in 1965 — cementing the model’s role as a certified performance machine. While Shelby Mustangs haven’t been available every year, Ford has lately been careful to include them in the lineup (if you haven’t noticed, there’s a horsepower war raging between domestic manufacturers, […]

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2020 Hyundai Ioniq: Modest Changes, but the Electric Goes to War With Nissan

No one wants to come in last. With the Volkswagen e-Golf and Smart Fortwo EQ Electric Drive Whatever discontinued, Hyundai’s compact Ioniq Electric hatchback was poised to be the lowest-range electric vehicle in the North American market (minus, of course, the limited-availability, lease-only Honda Clarity EV). Clearly, this looming position at the bottom of the […]

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Growing Family: Audi’s E-Tron Sportback Debuts in L.A.

And then there were two. Volkswagen Group, which is leading the (mainstream) charge on vehicle electrification, has a second high-end electric vehicle to tempt cozy greenies, and like its sibling, its styling aims to comfort, not repel. The Audi E-Tron Sportback (“e-tron” Sportback in Audi parlance) is a slightly more curvaceous, sportier version of the […]

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A New Twist: California Bans Gov. Purchasing of Most Auto Brands

<img data-attachment-id="1697726" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1286601643.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,750" 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 California Tesla Supercharger station" data-image-description=" Beach Media/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1286601643-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1286601643-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1697726″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1286601643-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1286601643-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1286601643-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1286601643-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1286601643-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1286601643-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1286601643.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Just when you thought the gas war couldn’t get any wilder, California has […]

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Red and Blue: Ford Considers Building Mach-E in China

<img data-attachment-id="1697604" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Ford-Elba-e1574104112125.jpg" data-orig-size="4039,2640" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"4","credit":"ANDREW WHITE","camera":"Canon EOS-1D X","caption":"Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman Bill Ford, left, and actor Idris Elba next to Ford Motor Co.\u2019s all-electric Mustang Mach-E GT SUV at Jet Center Los Angeles in Hawthorne, California on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. Elba, who previously worked at Ford Motor Co. in the 1980s, […]

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BMW i4: Range and Power Won’t Be a Problem, but Buyers Might

That isn’t to say no one will spring for BMW’s upcoming electric sedan when it appears in 2021; rather, it will face the same hesitant marketplace all other battery-electric models must grapple with. Revealed in a not very comprehensive manner on Monday, the BMW i4 is a propeller-logo EV that takes a more mainstream approach […]

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Volkswagen Boosts Tech Spending to $66 Billion Over Five Years

<img data-attachment-id="1697262" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1553553155-2.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="vw ev charging volkswagen logo" data-image-description=" nrqemi/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1553553155-2-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1553553155-2-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1697262″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1553553155-2-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1553553155-2-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1553553155-2-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1553553155-2-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1553553155-2-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1553553155-2-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1553553155-2.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Volkswagen Group has decided to increase spending on the development of electric and digital technologies […]

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Glitzier EVs Bound for Detroit-Hamtramck?

<img data-attachment-id="1645212" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/46.jpg" data-orig-size="2549,2291" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.2","credit":"","camera":"iPhone 6","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1530702668","copyright":"","focal_length":"4.15","iso":"32","shutter_speed":"0.0023255813953488","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1992 Cadillac Brougham Emblem" data-image-description=" Image: Sajeev Mehta ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/46-389×350.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/46-610×548.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1645212 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/46-610×548.jpg” alt=”1992 Cadillac Brougham Emblem, Image: Sajeev Mehta” width=”610″ height=”548″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/46-610×548.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/46-75×67.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/46-389×350.jpg 389w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/46-768×690.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/46-120×108.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The past 24 hours has been all about electric […]

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Ford’s EV Has a Name, and… It’s the MUSTANG Mach-E

Maybe Corey was right. Despite sharing no architectural or mechanical DNA with the world’s first pony car, it seems Ford’s upcoming electric crossover — a vehicle Ford delights in calling “Mustang-inspired” — will actually bear the Mustang name. This isn’t some wild rumor, either. It comes straight from the Glass House. A four-door electric crossover […]

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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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Volkswagen Breaks Ground on Chattanooga Plant Expansion; Battery Facility Incoming

<img data-attachment-id="1039537" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Volkswagen-Chattanooga-Tower.jpg" data-orig-size="618,391" 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="Volkswagen Chattanooga Tower" data-image-description=" Volkswagen Chattanooga Tower ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Volkswagen-Chattanooga-Tower-450×285.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Volkswagen-Chattanooga-Tower-610×386.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1039537 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Volkswagen-Chattanooga-Tower-610×386.jpg” alt=”Volkswagen Chattanooga Tower” width=”610″ height=”386″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Volkswagen-Chattanooga-Tower-610×386.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Volkswagen-Chattanooga-Tower-75×47.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Volkswagen-Chattanooga-Tower-450×285.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Volkswagen-Chattanooga-Tower-120×76.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Volkswagen-Chattanooga-Tower.jpg 618w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Volkswagen’s investment into its U.S. manufacturing presence doesn’t end with an expansion of its only […]

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As Honda’s CEO Pours Cold Water Over Electrics, How Are the Brand’s Dedicated Green Cars Doing?

Count Honda among the dwindling number of automakers that believe a sudden market shift to electric drive technology is little more than a pipe dream. As you read yesterday, the company’s CEO, Takahiro Hachigo, is on the record as saying, “I do not believe there will be a dramatic increase in demand for battery vehicles, and […]

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