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Honda has announced an initial sales goal of 70,000 units for the brand's first mainstream battery-electric vehicle (BEV), the Prologue SUV, when it goes on sale in 2024. Though pricing is unknown, the 70,000-unit sales target may be overly ambitious and perhaps an over-compensation, conside…

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When a new automaker produces its first car for a paying customer, it's understandable that the company's founder and CEO would be proud enough to Tweet about it. But for Rivian leader RJ Scaringe, a simple Tweet was not enough. That's why he got behind the wheel and drove the first retail u…

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It's unclear at what point electric vehicle (EV) critics will stop talking about range anxiety, but perhaps the first EV with a range of more than 500 miles will at least get them to temper their negativity. If so, the vehicle that will be responsible for their silence is the Lucid Air Dream…

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Swiss truck builder and designer, Futuricum, and partners DPD Switzerland—an international shipping service—and tiremaker Continental have achieved the Guinness World Record for the longest distance traveled by an electric truck on a single charge. The record-setting vehicle, a modified Volv…

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Toyota and Honda are speaking out against a proposed tax-credit plan that increases the tax incentive for electric vehicles, but only if they are union-built. The plan, set for a vote by the Democratic-led House Ways and Means Committee, would boost the current maximum federal tax credit up …

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Automakers have been making more and more public disclosures about their sustainability efforts, with Polestar and BMW joining the chorus this week. These pronouncements often promise massive shifts in the way people worldwide buy and use their cars, and the new additions do that as well. Bu…

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Bold, sweeping statements from automakers regarding sustainable future plans are not exactly rare or surprising these days. Genesis joined the party this week by announcing an electrification blueprint that will see all of the brand's new models going all-electric, starting in 2025. That doe…

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Electrifying a car's powertrain results in lower tailpipe emissions. It often has another upshot: increased performance, with more horsepower and stronger acceleration on tap from the electric motor. Mercedes-Benz levels up by introducing the AMG GT 63 S E Performance, the first plug-in hybr…

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Subaru has revealed new images and details of the brand's first all-electric SUV, the 2023 Solterra. The automaker has confirmed the battery-powered compact crossover will offer the brand's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) as a standard feature.

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One of Toyota's self-driving mobility pods collided with a visually impaired athlete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo late last week, causing the auto manufacturer to halt all shuttle operations temporarily. The battery-electric, fully autonomous vehicle, called an e-Palette, was suspen…

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New technologies often bring with them growing pains, and electric vehicles (EVs) are no different. One example is needing a better understanding of why they sometimes catch on fire. Overall, EVs catch fire less than gas-powered vehicles, but EV fires make more headlines. This is one reason …

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Rivian is already behind its self-announced schedule for initial deliveries of its first electric vehicle (EV) models, the R1T pickup and the R1S SUV. That the COVID-19 pandemic pushed back the initial Fall 2020 delivery date is not a surprise. Still, the coronavirus is not the only thing th…

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The most significant aspect of electric vehicle (EV) ownership is figuring out how, when, and where to charge the car. Currently, you can complete the task at home or at a public charging station, both of which require you to drag out cables and connect them to the charger and your EV. Under…

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Mazda has announced pricing and specifications for its first electric vehicle (EV), the 2022 MX-30 crossover SUV. The new EV goes on sale in California in October 2021 and will cost $33,470 before applying the federal income tax credit or state and local rebates and incentives.

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In 1930, Harold Baggott drove a vehicle for the very first time. That car was a Ford Model T. Baggott got behind the wheel of the family milkman’s vehicle on a local farm at just ten years of age. Now 101 years old, Mr. Baggott has driven Ford’s latest innovation, the all-electric Mustang Mach-E.

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Shifting from a gas-powered car to an electric vehicle (EV) means rethinking some of the basic interactions drivers are used to having with their cars. How you put energy into the "tank" is a big one, and that's one reason why J.D. Power recently conducted a study of EV owners to understand …

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Korean luxury car brand Genesis has introduced its first all-electric model that uses parent Hyundai's dedicated electric vehicle (EV) platform. The new GV60 is an electrified crossover utility vehicle (CUV) that will lead the luxury brand to a more plugged-in future. The GV60 will use Hyund…

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Slowly but surely, Audi is fleshing out its fledgling electric vehicle (EV) lineup. The most recent addition is the Audi E-tron GT, a 4-door performance EV that shares plenty of DNA with parent company Volkswagen Group’s Porsche Taycan. But the GT starts at $99,900, leaving luxury EV buyers …

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As the world moves closer to fully autonomous vehicles, several automakers are equipping their cars with advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) to ease drivers toward that transition. The latest player in this space is Ford, whose BlueCruise technology joins GM's Super Cruise and Tesla's…

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Acura is saying goodbye to the NSX, its hybrid-powered flagship sports car. The automaker announced this week that 2022 would be the last model year for the electrified supercar. At least the NSX is going out in style: all of the final-year 2022 models will be of the Type S variety. That mea…

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Polestar, the premium electric performance car brand from Sweden, has updated its Polestar 2 luxury sedan for the 2022 model year with increased range and what the company calls "best-in-premium-segment pricing." The company says the new Polestar 2 can travel up to 265 miles on a full batter…

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Today, U.S. President Joe Biden issued an executive order that sets voluntary targets for automakers to have electrified vehicles—all-electric, plug-in hybrid, or hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles—account for 50 percent of new-car sales by 2030.

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For years, Tesla has led the automotive industry in the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. Today, Tesla has over 25,000 "Superchargers" around the world. These branded locations have been a beacon for Tesla drivers looking to recharge their vehicles, even in places wher…

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A plug-in hybrid doesn't see gender, but there's no question that men generally dominate the auto industry. That's one reason Volvo Cars (Volvo) and Bogi Lateiner have partnered to bring a custom-built plug-in hybrid Volvo PV544 with 415 horsepower to the 2021 Specialty Equipment Market Asso…

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The European Union (EU) announced sweeping new plans to address the effects of climate change, outlining new goals that could affect almost every sector of its economy—most starkly in its automotive sector. Among the most dramatic is its goal of banning the sale of vehicles equipped with an …

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Slowly but surely, Volvo Cars (Volvo) is getting out of the combustion engine business. Marking a significant step in that transition, Volvo and its parent company, Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely), announced a corporate shift this week to create Aurobay. This stand-alone joint venture will fo…

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According to a recent Reuters report, financial giant Citi is working with Volkswagen (VW) to bring in a co-investor to Electrify America (EA), the electric vehicle (EV) charging station network that is currently wholly owned by the German automaker. The deal is said to be worth about $1 billion.

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Volkswagen has announced its first significant over-the-air (OTA) update for its ID family of electric vehicles on its path to becoming a software-oriented mobility provider. According to the company, the ID.2.3 software update will bring extensive improvements across a broad range of existi…

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Volvo Cars (Volvo) closed out June with a globally broadcast Tech Moment event featuring wide-ranging discussions about its future goals and how it plans to achieve them. Volvo positioned itself as a technology company about to take significant leaps forward in computerization, electrificati…

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Volvo Cars’ (Volvo) Ridgeville, South Carolina, facility will be the automaker’s first assembly plant to build only electric vehicles (EVs), ahead of its factories in Europe and China, the company has announced. This is in advance of the automaker’s stated goal of becoming an all-electric ca…

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Volvo's longstanding focus on safety is not changing, even though the automaker is shifting its powertrain portfolio to more and more electric vehicles. Volvo announced Thursday that its upcoming fully electric flagship SUV, to be revealed in 2022, will come with LiDAR sensors and an autonom…

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Like virtually every other automaker, Audi is planning to transition to an electric lineup. The timing for this change hasn’t been clear, but now Automotive News reports that the final new Audi model equipped with an internal combustion engine (ICE) will be the 2026 Q8 flagship SUV. Thereaft…

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(StatePoint) If you’re in the market for a new or used car… you’re not in luck. According to CarGurus, the average price of a used car in mid-May of 2021 was over $25,000, nearly $5,000 more than the previous year. The inflated prices are largely due to a global automotive microchip shortage…

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As a critical step in the rollout of its fleet-wide electrification plan, Volvo Cars (Volvo) has announced a 50/50 joint venture with Swedish battery company, Northvolt. The partnership's focus is the development and production of more sustainable batteries to power both Volvo and Polestar e…

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