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Hindenburg Research takes aim at Kandi

Hindenburg Research takes aim at Kandi

After the serious fraud allegations against Nikola, short seller Hindenburg Research is now taking a look at the next electric vehicle manufacturer: the Chinese small car manufacturer Kandi, which has also been active in the USA since this year.

Atlis Motor Vehicles names prices for XT electric pickup truck

Atlis Motor Vehicles names prices for XT electric pickup truck

US manufacturer Atlis Motor Vehicles is now quoting prices for its XT all-electric pickup truck unveiled last year, which will be offered with three battery options for 300, 400 and 500 miles (around 480, 640 and 800 km) and is due to launch in 2021.

EVBox wants to go public on the US stock exchange via merger

EVBox wants to go public on the US stock exchange via merger

Netherlands-based EVBox Group has announced plans to list on the New York Stock Exchange through a merger with investment firm TPG Pace Beneficial Finance, with a listing expected towards the end of the first quarter of 2021.

E-bus manufacturers expand production capacities

E-bus manufacturers expand production capacities

Two major electric bus manufacturers are responding to rising demand: Chinese manufacturer BYD is apparently planning to extensively expand its plant in Hungary, while US manufacturer Proterra is one step further and has now opened a new battery production line at its plant in Los Angeles County.

Sono Motors: New prototype in January / IPO in the USA?

Sono Motors: New prototype in January / IPO in the USA?

Sono Motors has announced its intention to present the new prototype generation of the Sion at CES in January 2021. According to a media report, that might soon not be Sono Motors' only connection to the U.S.: the Munich-based startup is reportedly aiming for the U.S. stock market.

Mercedes announces new E-platform for eSprinter

Mercedes announces new E-platform for eSprinter

Mercedes-Benz Vans plans to put the eSprinter on a new platform, the "Electric Versatiles Platform (EVP)," which will allow for longer ranges and different bodies to prepare the electric Sprinter for the demands of the North American market - and potential major customer Amazon.

Off-grid charging solution from ABB and AFC Energy

Off-grid charging solution from ABB and AFC Energy

ABB is entering into a strategic partnership with UK-based AFC Energy to develop a new generation HPC for sites with limited grid access, with a solution to be offered initially in Europe and the US from the second half of 2021.

Enel X provides charging solution for Vestas corporate sites

Enel X provides charging solution for Vestas corporate sites

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has contracted Enel X to supply the charging infrastructure for the electrification of its corporate fleet in the 15 major markets of Europe and the Americas, with Enel X providing Vestas with its cloud-based charging platform and 370 chargers.

Tesla pauses production of Model S and X

Tesla pauses production of Model S and X

Production of the Model S and Model X in Fremont will be halted for just under three weeks, fueling speculation that both models could be getting a refresh. Meanwhile, Tesla has now signed up for production of the performance version of the Model 3 there, according to reports from China.

Mercedes specifies location strategy for EQ offensive

Mercedes specifies location strategy for EQ offensive

Mercedes-Benz is now providing a comprehensive overview of the production locations for its EQ brand electric offensive, including production of the EQA at the Rastatt plant ahead of the model's world premiere on 20 January 2021.

Sales start of the VW ID.4 in the first week of January

Sales start of the VW ID.4 in the first week of January

The VW ID.4 is scheduled to go on sale in Germany and several European countries in the first week of January. Meanwhile, the VW e-Golf is history: The last example of the electric car rolled off the production line at the Transparent Factory in Dresden on December 23.

Already around 10,000 pre-orders for GMC Hummer EV

Already around 10,000 pre-orders for GMC Hummer EV

Around 10,000 pre-orders have apparently already been placed for the all-electric GMC Hummer EV Edition 1, which was unveiled at the end of October, and General Motors is already considering increasing production numbers as a result.

Van Hool ships eleven e-tour buses to North America

Van Hool ships eleven e-tour buses to North America

Belgian bus manufacturer Van Hool has launched sales of its 2019 battery-electric coach for the North American market, with the first example of the Van Hool CX45E now shipped to the US ahead of ten more CX45Es in the first half of 2021.

Honda plans for electric cars with GM technology become concrete

Honda plans for electric cars with GM technology become concrete

More details have now emerged about the North American auto alliance announced by General Motors and Honda, which will also involve vehicle platforms (including for e-cars). According to an insider report from the U.S., specific timelines and factories for Honda's electric models are mentioned.

Mullen apparently receives large order for E-SUV MX-05

Mullen apparently receives large order for E-SUV MX-05

California-based electric car startup Mullen Technologies says it has landed a potential major order, with Florida-based Unlimited Electrical Contractors (UEC) issuing a non-binding letter of intent to purchase up to 10,000 units of the MX-05 e-SUV.

Workhorse books order for 6,320 e-vans

Workhorse books order for 6,320 e-vans

US manufacturer Workhorse has announced a major order for its electric delivery vehicles, with Pride Group Enterprises, which operates in Canada and the US, ordering 6,320 of Workhorse's C-Series electric delivery vehicles, specifically the C-650 and C-1000 models, with deliveries scheduled to take place between July 2021 and 2026.

Tesla: Model Y now with one-piece rear frame

Tesla: Model Y now with one-piece rear frame

Tesla is now using the heralded one-piece rear frame in Model Y production in Fremont. The part from the so-called "Giga Press" was discovered on a delivered vehicle in the U.S. Meanwhile, Tesla is apparently planning its next growth steps in China.

Tesla: Model Y deliveries in China officially started

Tesla: Model Y deliveries in China officially started

Tesla has officially started deliveries of the Model Y built in China. Meanwhile, preparations for the production of the European Model Y in Grünheide continue - the plant could be larger than initially thought. But there are also growing indications that the Model S and Model X will soon be refreshed.

Uber wants to greatly expand Uber Green

Uber wants to greatly expand Uber Green

Ride-hailing company Uber is massively expanding its Uber Green service with electric and hybrid cars in North America. After launching in 15 cities last September, Uber has announced plans to make the service available in 1,400 more cities across North America.

Proterra initiates US IPO via merger

Proterra initiates US IPO via merger

Proterra, the U.S. manufacturer of electric buses, powertrains, batteries and charging systems, has announced its initial public offering through a merger with investment firm ArcLight Clean Transportation. Backers in the deal include existing investor Daimler Trucks.

Navistar, GM and OneH2 form hydrogen alliance

Navistar, GM and OneH2 form hydrogen alliance

US commercial vehicle manufacturer Navistar, which is being acquired by Traton, is partnering with General Motors and OneH2 to create a complete hydrogen truck solution. GM is contributing its Hydrotec fuel cell technology, while One H2 will be responsible for hydrogen production and fuelling.

Nissan: In future 100% E-cars in core markets / New China strategy

Nissan: In future 100% E-cars in core markets / New China strategy

Nissan has announced plans to electrify every new model in Japan, China, the U.S. and Europe starting in the early 2030s, and the automaker also plans to accelerate the introduction of electric and hybrid cars in China under its main brand and its Chinese brand Venucia.

US authority demands recall of 150,000 Model S and X

US authority demands recall of 150,000 Model S and X

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ordered Tesla to recall more than 150,000 vehicles a few days ago due to a flaw in the infotainment unit (Media Control Unit) that poses a safety risk.

VinFast to launch with three e-SUVs

VinFast to launch with three e-SUVs

Vietnamese startup VinFast has previewed its first three electric models. Called the VF31, VF32 and VF33, they are SUV models that fall in the C, D and E segments, respectively. The manufacturer is already giving initial specs, but no prices yet - although it plans to start taking orders in Europe as early as this year.

GM announces combustion engine phase-out for 2035

GM announces combustion engine phase-out for 2035

General Motors has announced its intention to largely abandon the internal combustion engine by 2035, with the aim of "eliminating tailpipe emissions" from new "light-duty vehicles" - according to the US definition, these are passenger cars and light commercial vehicles up to around 3.8 tonnes.

VW ID.4 with 52 kWh battery costs under 30,000 euros after subsidy

VW ID.4 with 52 kWh battery costs under 30,000 euros after subsidy

After the pre-sale of the special edition VW ID.4 1ST, VW is now starting the pre-sale of other models of the ID.4 until mid-February - among others with the smaller battery. Deliveries to customers are scheduled to start in Europe and China in March, in the USA from the middle of the year.

Is Apple on the verge of a billion-dollar partnership with Kia?

Is Apple on the verge of a billion-dollar partnership with Kia?

Apple is planning to invest around three billion euros in the production of electric vehicles as part of a collaboration with South Korean carmaker Kia, according to a media report. Rumours that Apple could cooperate with the Hyundai Group were already circulating in January.

Merchants Fleet orders more than 10,000 e-vans from GM brand BrightDrop

Merchants Fleet orders more than 10,000 e-vans from GM brand BrightDrop

US fleet management company Merchants Fleet has announced plans to procure 12,600 EV600 electric delivery vans from new General Motors brand BrightDrop, which will be added to its customers' fleets from early 2023.

BMW i1 reportedly cancelled, more e-limos planned than e-SUVs

BMW i1 reportedly cancelled, more e-limos planned than e-SUVs

BMW has adjusted its product plans for the upcoming electric cars, according to a media report. According to the report, some e-sedans are planned, but only one more e-derivative of the well-known SUV models.

Toyota to bring three new e-cars to U.S. in 2021

Toyota to bring three new e-cars to U.S. in 2021

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) announces it will bring three new electrified models to the U.S. market this year - two BEVs and a PHEV. By 2025, Toyota aims to have 40 percent of its new car sales in the U.S. come from electrified models.

Refreshed Chevrolet Bolt also comes as a long-wheelbase version

Refreshed Chevrolet Bolt also comes as a long-wheelbase version

Chevrolet has unveiled the redesigned Bolt EV and, for the first time, the slightly larger Bolt EUV variant, both of which will be available in the U.S. starting this summer. The model has been made cheaper, but relies on familiar technology for its powertrain.

Mercedes EQC will probably not come to the USA for the time being

Mercedes EQC will probably not come to the USA for the time being

Having already delayed the U.S. launch of its EQC by at least a year to 2021, Mercedes-Benz has now apparently decided not to bring the EQC to the United States at all for the time being.

Ree Automotive establishes engineering centre in the UK

Ree Automotive establishes engineering centre in the UK

Israeli eMobility startup Ree Automotive, which announced its IPO on the U.S. stock market a few days ago, is investing $92 million (about €76 million) in a new "Engineering Center of Excellence" in England, specifically in the central English county of Warwickshire.

Tesla lowers US base price of Model 3 and Model Y

Tesla lowers US base price of Model 3 and Model Y

Tesla has lowered base prices in the U.S. for the entry-level Model 3 and Model Y - by $1,000 to $36,990 for the Model 3 Standard Range+ and by $2,000 to $39,900 for the Model Y Standard Range. The performance models, however, have become more expensive.

Lucid Motors announces IPO

Lucid Motors announces IPO

Rumors from January have been confirmed: electric car startup Lucid Motors has announced plans to go public via merger, with Lucid merging with publicly traded investment firm Churchill Capital IV (CCIV) to that end.

Jolt Energy expands into the USA

Jolt Energy expands into the USA

Munich and Dublin-based charging infrastructure company Jolt Energy is expanding into the U.S. and to that end has now announced a partnership with former New York Governor George E. Pataki and his Pataki Cahill Group, where Jolt plans to establish fast charging in downtown areas.

Tesla: Chip shortage slows production only briefly

Tesla: Chip shortage slows production only briefly

Tesla apparently wanted to shut down production for the Model 3 in Fremont for two weeks due to an industry-wide chip shortage, but the production shutdown only lasted a few days. But there's also new info on the Model Y from Grünheide.

Nikola takes stock / Only 100 instead of 600 e-trucks for customers

Nikola takes stock / Only 100 instead of 600 e-trucks for customers

Nikola Motor presents its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2020 and takes stock of the whole of 2020. On the bottom line, the US startup posted a loss of $383 million last year. Nikola also plans to send only 100 vehicles into customer testing this year instead of 600.

VW: 70 percent pure e-cars by 2030 in Europe

VW: 70 percent pure e-cars by 2030 in Europe

The Volkswagen brand has presented its new strategy " ACCELERATE" and wants to accelerate its electric plans in this context. VW also mentions concrete model plans - only with the E-small car the Wolfsburgers do not go into detail yet.

Volvo: 44 percent Recharge share in Europe

Volvo: 44 percent Recharge share in Europe

26.6 percent of all Volvo cars sold worldwide in February were Recharge models, i.e. BEV or PHEV. In Europe, the Recharge share was as high as 44 percent. Recharge is also the name of the all-season tires with which Volvo will equip its pure e-cars in Northern and Central Europe as standard in the future.

Recalls for combustion engines

Recalls for combustion engines

Kia is recalling about 380,000 Sportage and Cadenza vehicles in the U.S. because a short in the control unit for the electrohydraulic braking system could cause a fire. The problem appears to be fairly acute: The automaker is asking owners to park outside of structures until repairs are made.

Ford to build new electric car duo in Mexico starting 2023

Ford to build new electric car duo in Mexico starting 2023

Ford has decided to build two new electric models in Mexico instead of the US state of Ohio starting in 2023. There is no official announcement from Ford on this, but the information comes from the US auto union UAW, which is venting its anger about this.

Arrival to build second US microfactory in North Carolina

Arrival to build second US microfactory in North Carolina

UK e-vehicle developer Arrival has announced its second microfactory in the US, which will be located in Charlotte, North Carolina and is expected to begin production in the third quarter of 2022.

Mercedes broadens eSprinter production base

Mercedes broadens eSprinter production base

Mercedes-Benz Vans has announced that it will build the next generation of the eSprinter in a total of three plants - two of them in Germany - starting in 2023. The vehicle will then also be based on a new platform, as we know.

GM brings electric Chevrolet Silverado

GM brings electric Chevrolet Silverado

General Motors has officially announced an all-battery electric Chevrolet Silverado. The Chevrolet-branded electric pickup truck will be produced at the "Factory Zero" electric vehicle plant in Detroit-Hamtramck - but GM is not yet giving a specific timeline for production.

Ford Mustang Mach-E does not start - despite full drive battery

Ford Mustang Mach-E does not start - despite full drive battery

According to a media report, the first examples of the Ford Mustang Mach-E in the USA apparently have a software problem that prevents them from driving off even when the battery is full. The sticking point is probably how the 12-volt system is charged.

VW ID.4 achieves 418 kilometres EPA range

VW ID.4 achieves 418 kilometres EPA range

The VW ID.4 has received its range ratings from the EPA in the U.S. According to the report, the current base version ID.4 Pro with rear-wheel drive and 82-kWh battery pack is rated at 260 miles (418 kilometers), which is 10 miles (16 kilometers) more than the ID.4 Pro S and 1st Edition variants.

Wallbox seeks location for US plant

Wallbox seeks location for US plant

Spanish charging infrastructure manufacturer Wallbox is planning to build a production facility in the U.S. and is currently looking for a location to do so. The company entered the U.S. market in 2020, offering a U.S. version of the Pulsar Plus wallbox model.

Cadillac wants to introduce only e-cars - starting with the Lyriq

Cadillac wants to introduce only e-cars - starting with the Lyriq

Cadillac has unveiled the production version of the Lyriq e-SUV while announcing its transition to an e-car brand by the end of this decade. From now on, all newly introduced models will be powered only by pure electricity.

Honda plans sharper e-course worldwide

Honda plans sharper e-course worldwide

Honda's new global CEO Toshihiro Mibe announced a tougher electric course for the automaker during a press conference, but Mibe was referring primarily to North America and China in his statements and targets.

US order start for Ford Mustang Mach-E GT

US order start for Ford Mustang Mach-E GT

Ford is now taking orders in the U.S. for the GT variant of its Mustang Mach-E electric model. Mustang Mach-E GT and Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition versions are now available for order in the U.S. at list prices starting at $59,900 and $64,900, respectively, and are scheduled for delivery in the fall of 2021.

GM presents "Ultium Charge 360" charging service

GM presents "Ultium Charge 360" charging service

Dubbed "Ultium Charge 360," General Motors has unveiled its concept for how to simplify e-car charging for U.S. customers, with a "holistic approach" that aims to cover all charging scenarios, public and private.

Toyota plans E-production at US plant

Toyota plans E-production at US plant

Toyota has announced $803 million in investments and 1,400 new jobs at its Princeton auto plant in Indiana in preparation for production of two new electrified SUV models.

Arrival and Uber create e-vehicle for ridehailing

Arrival and Uber create e-vehicle for ridehailing

British electric vehicle developer Arrival is partnering with ride-hailing company Uber to build an electric car specifically for ride-hailing services, which is expected to go into production in the third quarter of 2023. However, the electric car is unlikely to be exclusive to Uber.

Subaru's first E-SUV will be called Solterra

Subaru's first E-SUV will be called Solterra

Subaru's first electric model will be called Solterra and will be launched next year. The Solterra is an all-electric SUV in the C-segment built on the platform developed jointly with Toyota.

Hawaii converts state fleet by 2035

Hawaii converts state fleet by 2035

In the US state of Hawaii, a new law requires the entire state fleet to be converted to electric vehicles, by 2030 for passenger cars and 2035 for light trucks.

Tesla probably stops expansion plans for Giga Shanghai

Tesla probably stops expansion plans for Giga Shanghai

Tesla has apparently put plans to buy additional land on hold to expand its Shanghai plant and make it a global export hub, due to the political situation between China and the US, according to a media report.

Juice Technology expands into the USA

Juice Technology expands into the USA

Swiss charging infrastructure provider Juice Technology is expanding into the US by founding a subsidiary, Juice Americas Inc. based in Delaware, to serve the North American market.

Hyundai Motor Group to start manufacturing e-cars in U.S. in 2022

Hyundai Motor Group to start manufacturing e-cars in U.S. in 2022

Hyundai Motor Group has announced plans to produce electric cars for its Hyundai and Kia brands in the U.S. starting next year, part of a total investment of $7.4 billion by 2025 in the group's business in the United States.

Siemens to convert US fleet by 2030

Siemens to convert US fleet by 2030

Siemens has set a goal of transitioning to a completely carbon-neutral fleet in the U.S. by 2030. Siemens' U.S. fleet consists of more than 10,000 vehicles, ranging from sedans and vans to light and heavy trucks.

Tesla Model Y from Texas from launch with 4680 cells

Tesla Model Y from Texas from launch with 4680 cells

Tesla plans to equip the Model Y, which will roll off the assembly line at the Gigafactory under construction in Texas, with the new 4680-series battery cells from the start, according to Elon Musk. There are also reports that up to 20,000 vehicles may not be delivered because of a missing part.

Ford F-150 Lightning coming in 2022 with two battery options

Ford F-150 Lightning coming in 2022 with two battery options

Ford has unveiled the long-awaited all-electric variant of its F-150 pickup truck in the U.S. Called the F-150 Lightning, the model is scheduled to go on sale in spring 2022 with two battery options for 230 or 300 miles of range.

Hyundai confirms launch of Ioniq 6 and Ioniq 7

Hyundai confirms launch of Ioniq 6 and Ioniq 7

Hyundai has officially confirmed for the first time that the next e-models based on the E-GMP platform will be called Ioniq 6 and Ioniq 7 as recently leaked and will be launched in 2022 and 2024 respectively. The Ioniq 6 is a mid-size sedan as suspected, while the Ioniq 7 is a large SUV.

Lordstown Motors reports higher capital requirements

Lordstown Motors reports higher capital requirements

Lordstown Motors plans to start production of its all-electric Endurance pickup truck in September, but now Lordstown CEO Steve Burns has announced that the company needs additional capital, and without it, it can only produce half the number of units it originally targeted.

GM said to be planning more eMobility billions and US battery plants

GM said to be planning more eMobility billions and US battery plants

General Motors plans to increase its investment in electric and automated-driving vehicles again by 2025, from the last planned $27 billion to $35 billion, according to a media report. Meanwhile, GM offshoot Cruise has unveiled the first nearly 100 pre-production models of its Cruise Origin.

Polestar 3 is manufactured locally for the US market

Polestar 3 is manufactured locally for the US market

Swedish electric car brand Polestar announced that its first SUV model called Polestar 3 will be produced locally for customers in the U.S., at Volvo Cars' manufacturing center in Ridgeville. Production of the Polestar 3 is expected to begin globally in 2022.

GM gives details on eMobility add-on investments

GM gives details on eMobility add-on investments

US automaker General Motors is now officially confirming that it will increase its investment in electric and automated driving vehicles from $27 billion to $35 billion by 2025 as previously leaked. And GM is also providing details on what the extra funds will be used for.

Ford's Lincoln brand sets electric mobility goals

Ford's Lincoln brand sets electric mobility goals

Following Ford's recent announcement of an increase in its investment in electric mobility to over $30 billion by 2025, Ford's Lincoln brand is now providing details on its electric strategy, with Lincoln aiming to electrify its entire model lineup by the end of the decade.

Canoo selects VDL as contract manufacturer / Own plant also planned

Canoo selects VDL as contract manufacturer / Own plant also planned

Californian eMobility startup Canoo has unveiled plans for the production of its vehicles, initially relying on VDL as its manufacturing partner from next year. The Canoo debut model is to be built at Dutch manufacturing plant VDL NedCar from 2022 accordingly.

Volkswagen "imassively" realigns e-roadmap for USA

Volkswagen "imassively" realigns e-roadmap for USA

Volkswagen plans to "massively realign" its electric car plans for the U.S. in response to the new U.S. President Joe Biden's eMobility-friendly course, Thomas Ulbrich, VW brand board member for development, announced to media representatives in Munich now.

Revel fails in New York

Revel fails in New York

In New York City, a company called Revel has failed with its plan to launch an electric ride-hailing service using 50 Tesla Model Ys.

Sales of the BMW i3 to end in the USA in July

Sales of the BMW i3 to end in the USA in July

BMW apparently plans to end sales of its first all-electric production model, the i3, in the U.S. very soon. Production for the U.S. market is expected to end as early as July, but the i3 will apparently continue to be sold in other countries, but reportedly only until 2022.

Prologue: Honda BEV on Ultium platform coming in 2024

Prologue: Honda BEV on Ultium platform coming in 2024

Honda's first all-electric model based on General Motors' Ultium platform for North America will be called Prologue and will launch in early 2024, the same year an all-electric model from Honda's Acura brand - also based on Ultium - is scheduled to launch.

Volvo: US factory Ridgeville to become an all-electric plant

Volvo: US factory Ridgeville to become an all-electric plant

Swedish automaker Volvo Cars will convert its Ridgeville plant in the US state of South Carolina into an all-electric car production facility, where it plans to build "new-generation all-electric cars - ahead of Europe and ahead of China".

Porsche recalls Taycan worldwide

Porsche recalls Taycan worldwide

Porsche is planning a global recall for its Taycan electric model, as U.S. customers have complained in isolated instances of what appears to be a software-induced shutdown of the powertrain while driving, triggering an NHTSA investigation.

eGO Life is in production again

eGO Life is in production again

Next.e.GO Mobile has resumed production of the Life e-small car in Aachen, Germany, after the manufacturer began selling the special edition e.GO Life Next in Germany in June. 500 cars are expected to be completed by the end of the year - some with a new charger.

Stellantis invests 30 billion euros in electromobility

Stellantis invests 30 billion euros in electromobility

Stellantis has unveiled its new electric strategy, with the multi-brand group aiming for 70 percent of its sales in Europe and 40 percent in the U.S. to come from "low emission vehicles" by 2030. One step along the way, Opel will become an electric brand in Europe by 2028.

Günther and Bird win Formula E double-header in New York

Günther and Bird win Formula E double-header in New York

BMW driver Maximilian Günther and Jaguar driver Sam Bird won rounds 10 and 11 of the Formula E season, while Porsche and Audi also scored points and the Mercedes EQ factory team came away empty-handed in New York.

Nikola enters into distribution partnership with independent dealers

Nikola enters into distribution partnership with independent dealers

Nikola, the US developer of battery and fuel cell trucks, has significantly expanded its sales and service operations in the US, adding 51 new locations in Texas, Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Florida, Delaware, Virginia and Maryland through cooperation with five new independent dealers.

Daimler to introduce only electric platforms from 2025 onwards

Daimler to introduce only electric platforms from 2025 onwards

Daimler has unveiled its updated plans for the upcoming shift to electric mobility at an investor day, with the goal of Mercedes-Benz preparing to go fully electric before the end of the decade with new platforms and battery factories - with one caveat.

Fisker to open brand centres in USA and Europe in 2022

Fisker to open brand centres in USA and Europe in 2022

Fisker has released details on its plans for offices in the U.S. and Europe, with the first so-called "Brand Experience Center" set to open in Los Angeles in the first half of 2022, followed by a center in Munich. In addition, Fisker is naming a price orientation for Ocean in Germany for the first time.

Rivian plans second US plant

Rivian plans second US plant

Rivian Automotive is planning to build a second assembly plant in the U.S. This could be more than just a vehicle plant. A location has not yet been found, but several U.S. states have apparently applied to the company.

Tesla apparently suspends delivery of the Model S

Tesla apparently suspends delivery of the Model S

Tesla has apparently temporarily halted the deliveries of the new Model S that began in June, according to several customers of the model. Fixed dates for the delivery of the Model S have been cancelled at short notice. The reason for this can only be speculated.

Lucid Motors completes IPO

Lucid Motors completes IPO

The Californian electric car manufacturer Lucid Motors is now listed on the stock exchange. The company has merged with the listed investment company Churchill Capital IV (CCIV) for this purpose. The share price rose significantly on the first day of trading.

Hyundai deploys some H2 trucks in the U.S.

Hyundai deploys some H2 trucks in the U.S.

Hyundai is also bringing its XCIENT fuel cell truck to the U.S., specifically California, with two government-funded projects that will initially see two units of the XCIENT deployed starting in August of this year and an additional 30 units starting in the second quarter of 2023 - with technical modifications.

Will VW bring the ID. buzz in three variants?

Will VW bring the ID. buzz in three variants?

Volkswagen could launch the production version of the ID. Buzz in three different variants, according to a media report, with regional differences.

Toyota lobbies for hydrogen in Washington

Toyota lobbies for hydrogen in Washington

Despite the global swing toward battery-electric cars, Toyota is known to still see a bright future for hybrids and hydrogen cars, and according to a media report, the Japanese automaker is currently actively lobbying Washington, D.C., to prevent an overly BEV-centric course from the Biden administration. theverge.com

Allego wants to go public on the US stock exchange via merger

Allego wants to go public on the US stock exchange via merger

Dutch charging infrastructure operator Allego has announced its IPO, with plans to list on the New York Stock Exchange from the fourth quarter of 2021 via a merger with Spartan Acquisition Corp. An automaker is also getting in on the action.

New York prosecutor indicts ex-Nikola CEO Milton

New York prosecutor indicts ex-Nikola CEO Milton

The U.S. Attorney's Office in New York has now filed charges against Trevor Milton, the Nikola founder who resigned in September 2020 after allegations of fraud, accusing him of misleading investors.

Rivian secures naming rights for further models

Rivian secures naming rights for further models

US electric car startup Rivian is planning six more models by 2025 after its R1T pickup and R1S SUV, and now, fittingly, the company has trademarked six new model names.

Tesla compensates 1,743 Model S owners

Tesla compensates 1,743 Model S owners

Tesla has agreed to pay a total of $1.5 million to the owners of 1,743 Model S. They had filed a lawsuit against the automaker because the manufacturer had used software to reduce the vehicles' range.

Ultium platform: GM plans e-successor for combustion models

Ultium platform: GM plans e-successor for combustion models

GM plans to replace the Bolt and Bolt EUV electric models in 2023 and 2024 with Ultium-based electric crossover models, according to a media report, and numerous internal combustion models will also get electric successors.

Tesla: Will Model Y test production start in Austin before the end of August?

Tesla: Will Model Y test production start in Austin before the end of August?

Tesla could begin test production of the Model Y in Texas as early as next week, according to observers - and regular production later this year. There are also new rumors about the upcoming entry-level model, which is often referred to as the Model 2.

US car companies plan 40 to 50 percent electric cars by 2030

US car companies plan 40 to 50 percent electric cars by 2030

Car companies General Motors, Ford and Stellantis have announced in a joint statement that they plan to achieve between 40 and 50 percent of their sales in the U.S. with BEVs, PHEVs and FCEVs by 2030, a sales target apparently wrested from the automakers by U.S. President Joe Biden.

FedEx orders 120 e-delivery trucks from Xos

FedEx orders 120 e-delivery trucks from Xos

FedEx has ordered 120 electric trucks from Xos, which will be used in California, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Texas and delivered in the fourth quarter of 2021 and 2022.

"Skysphere Concept": Audi shows electric luxury-class convertible

"Skysphere Concept": Audi shows electric luxury-class convertible

Audi has unveiled the "Skysphere Concept", a study of an electric roadster. The e-cabrio, which will be on show at the IAA Mobility, is intended to be more of a preview of future Audi design rather than for a concrete model. The new design also comes with a special technical solution: a variable wheelbase.

Foxconn plans e-car plants in Thailand and the U.S.

Foxconn plans e-car plants in Thailand and the U.S.

Contract manufacturer Foxconn plans to build electric car factories in the U.S. and Thailand in 2022 - with production set to start in 2023. Later, factories could also be built in Europe.

Lordstown is considering more manufacturers at its plant

Lordstown is considering more manufacturers at its plant

Financially troubled electric car startup Lordstown Motors has a new idea to bring in fresh capital: the company could share its manufacturing facility with other automakers.

Hyzon delivers first H2 trucks in Europe

Hyzon delivers first H2 trucks in Europe

Hyzon Motors has begun delivering its first fuel cell trucks to European customers. The company is also preparing to launch its first customer trials in the U.S. Hyzon Motors plans to deliver a total of 85 fuel cell trucks by the end of this year.

NHTSA investigating Tesla's 'Autopilot' again

NHTSA investigating Tesla's 'Autopilot' again

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is relaunching an investigation into Tesla's "Autopilot" driving assistance system, citing 11 incidents between January 2018 and July 2021 in which Tesla models struck emergency vehicles parked on the side of the road, resulting in 17 injuries and one death. heise.de, teslamag.de

Volvo delivers e-trucks to US beverage distributor

Volvo delivers e-trucks to US beverage distributor

Volvo Trucks North America has delivered the first of five all-electric VNR Electric heavy-duty trucks to New York City-based beer and beverage distributor Manhattan Beer Distributors, which will use the e-trucks to serve customers throughout New York City, Long Island and surrounding areas.

Ford doubles production targets for F-150 Lightning

Ford doubles production targets for F-150 Lightning

Ford is reported to have doubled production targets for the electric version of its F-150 pickup truck ahead of its spring 2022 launch, saying the second-largest U.S. automaker is now aiming for annual production of more than 80,000 vehicles in 2024.

Siemens plans another US plant for chargers

Siemens plans another US plant for chargers

Siemens is looking to significantly expand its U.S. charging infrastructure activities, with plans to build a new manufacturing facility in addition to launching the VersiCharge AC line of commercial and residential chargers.

Lordstown Motors appoints new CEO

Lordstown Motors appoints new CEO

Financially troubled electric car startup Lordstown Motors has named a new CEO, Daniel Ninivaggi, following the resignations of Steve Burns as CEO and Julio Rodriguez as chief financial officer.

Rivian still wants to go public on the US stock exchange in 2021

Rivian still wants to go public on the US stock exchange in 2021

Electric car maker Rivian says it has filed its documents with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering (IPO). According to the filing, Rivian wants to do the IPO on its own and not merge with an exchange shell, as many other eMobility companies have done.

Nuro: Manufacturing autonomous e-pods with the help of BYD

Nuro: Manufacturing autonomous e-pods with the help of BYD

U.S. autonomous electric vehicle startup Nuro has announced it will build a production facility in southern Nevada. Nuro cites the future plant's capacity as "tens of thousands of delivery vehicles." For production, Nuro is enlisting support from BYD North America.

Electrify America and NFI plan HPC project for e-trucks in California

Electrify America and NFI plan HPC project for e-trucks in California

Volkswagen subsidiary Electrify America and NFI Industries are planning the nation's largest charging infrastructure project in the U.S. to support heavy-duty electric trucks, with plans to build 34 HPC chargers for e-trucks by the end of 2023.

Nikola purchases fuel cells from Bosch

Nikola purchases fuel cells from Bosch

Electric truck maker Nikola has reached a strategic agreement with Bosch to manufacture fuel cells, including key components that will be assembled into power modules at the truck maker's U.S. plant.

Pre-series production of the Ford F-150 Lightning started

Pre-series production of the Ford F-150 Lightning started

Ford has begun pre-production of the F-150 Lightning, with the e-pickup set to launch in spring 2022. Due to high demand, Ford has since confirmed it will significantly increase production.

Lucid Air reaches 837 kilometres EPA range

Lucid Air reaches 837 kilometres EPA range

California startup Lucid Motors has released official range ratings for its Air electric sedan from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). At up to 520 miles for the range-topping variant, the Lucid Air has the highest EPA rating yet for an electric car.

Honda sets BEV sales targets for North America

Honda sets BEV sales targets for North America

Honda is giving the first concrete sales targets for its announced battery-electric vehicles in North America. For example, the Prologue - the first all-electric model for North America - is initially expected to reach annual sales of 70,000 units, with the debut electric vehicle scheduled for launch in 2024.

Lucid Motors launches series production of the Air

Lucid Motors launches series production of the Air

Lucid Motors has officially begun production of the first customer vehicles of its Air e-sedan at its plant in Casa Grande, Arizona, with deliveries scheduled to begin in late October. So far, the manufacturer says it has more than 13,000 reservations.

Jeep Grand Cherokee coming as PHEV in 2022

Jeep Grand Cherokee coming as PHEV in 2022

Stellantis brand Jeep has announced a new generation of its Grand Cherokee SUV, which will also be offered as a plug-in hybrid for the first time. This is made possible by a new platform. The model is expected to go on sale in North America in early 2022 and in other markets later in the year.

Mazda plans two new PHEV crossovers

Mazda plans two new PHEV crossovers

Mazda is expanding its model range from 2022 in Europe and worldwide: with the CX-60 and CX-80, the Japanese manufacturer plans to introduce two new crossover models in Europe over the next two years, which will also be available as plug-in hybrids. The MX-30 E-SUV will also receive a new drive variant.

Tesla moves headquarters to Austin

Tesla moves headquarters to Austin

Tesla will move its headquarters from Palo Alto in Silicon Valley to Austin in Texas, Elon Musk announced at Tesla's annual shareholders meeting, which was already held in Texas.

Tesla: First deliveries of the new Model X in the USA

Tesla: First deliveries of the new Model X in the USA

Tesla has now officially started deliveries of the new Model X in the U.S., as evidenced by footage of an initial handover of five vehicles shared on social media. In Europe, meanwhile, the refresh of the two premium Model X and Model S models is not expected to arrive until late 2022.

Porsche recalls nearly 12,000 Taycans in the U.S.

Porsche recalls nearly 12,000 Taycans in the U.S.

Porsche is recalling 11,827 units of its Taycan electric model in the U.S. due to a problem with the emergency braking software that could cause the automatic hazard warning lights to activate in non-emergency situations, confusing other road users and increasing the risk of accidents.

Lucid starts deliveries of the Air on 30 October

Lucid starts deliveries of the Air on 30 October

Lucid Motors will begin deliveries of its debut Air model on October 30 at an event in California, where the first Dream Edition reservation holders of the Lucid Air have been invited to take delivery of their vehicles.

Clear the stage for the new edition of the Outlander PHEV

Clear the stage for the new edition of the Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi has unveiled the new edition of its Outlander PHEV, with sales of the SUV starting in Japan in December before Australia and New Zealand take their turn in the first half of 2022 and North America in the second half of 2022. There are no plans for sales in Europe.

Florida: Tri-Eagle Sales leases ten BEV trucks from Nikola

Florida: Tri-Eagle Sales leases ten BEV trucks from Nikola

Nikola has entered into an agreement with Florida-based beverage wholesaler Tri-Eagle Sales to lease 10 Nikola Tre BEV trucks, with the first deliveries scheduled for 2022. Ring Power Corporation, a member of Nikola's sales and service dealer network, is acting as the broker.

Hyundai Group: GV70 to become first locally built U.S. electric vehicle

Hyundai Group: GV70 to become first locally built U.S. electric vehicle

Following Hyundai Motor Group's announcement in May that it will begin manufacturing electric cars in the U.S. in 2022, more details are now available: the first electric model the group will produce in Alabama will be the Genesis GV70 EV, starting in early 2022. Meanwhile, Hyundai has released a first teaser image of its Seven concept car.

Sono Motors: Key data on planned US IPO

Sono Motors: Key data on planned US IPO

Sono Motors plans to offer 10 million shares of common stock in its planned U.S. initial public offering. The placement price per share is expected to be between $14 and $16, according to the company. Sono has filed to list its common stock under the symbol "SEV."

Stock market debut: Rivian places shares on Wall Street

Stock market debut: Rivian places shares on Wall Street

US electric car manufacturer Rivian is now completing its announced US IPO, placing 153 million shares on Wall Street at $78 each. Rivian will be listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market with immediate effect under the ticker symbol RIVN.

Electrify America opens largest HPC park to date

Electrify America opens largest HPC park to date

Volkswagen subsidiary Electrify America has opened one of its largest fast-charging parks to date, located in Santa Clara, California, and featuring 14 HPC posts with outputs ranging from 150 to 350 kW under solar canopies.

Kia unveils large E-SUV in LA

Kia unveils large E-SUV in LA

Following in Hyundai's footsteps, Kia has now also announced an all-electric large SUV model, with a preview in the form of a concept car to be unveiled at AutoMobility LA on November 17 with the Kia Concept EV9, for which Kia has released preliminary renderings.

Canoo wants to launch its own US production before the end of 2022

Canoo wants to launch its own US production before the end of 2022

Canoo is moving up its planned U.S. production start date in Oklahoma, with manufacturing to begin there before the fourth quarter of 2022 instead of 2023. In Europe, Canoo reportedly plans to have its debut model built at the Dutch VDL NedCar manufacturing plant as early as 2022.

GM opens "Factory Zero" in Detroit

GM opens "Factory Zero" in Detroit

General Motors has opened its "Factory Zero" in Detroit-Hamtramck in the presence of US President Joe Biden. The company sees the factory's conversion into an all-electric car plant as "a model for future renovations" of its existing facilities.

Sono Motors makes a successful stock market debut on Wall Street

Sono Motors makes a successful stock market debut on Wall Street

Yesterday's stock market debut of the Munich-based solar car developer Sono Motors got off to a successful start. The shares issued on the US technology exchange Nasdaq at a price of 15 US dollars each closed at 38.20 dollars on the first day of trading. Sono Motors thus currently has a market value of around 2.6 billion dollars.

Van Hool unveils all-electric double-decker coach

Van Hool unveils all-electric double-decker coach

Long-distance buses with battery-electric drives are still exotic. Belgian commercial vehicle manufacturer Van Hool has now even unveiled a double-decker coach with an all-electric drive. The TDX25E is supposed to travel up to 500 kilometres, but is intended for the North American market.

Cadillac initiates pre-sales of its Lyriq E-SUV in China

Cadillac initiates pre-sales of its Lyriq E-SUV in China

Cadillac has begun pre-sales of its first electric model in China. The Lyriq SUV will initially go on sale there with rear-wheel drive in the Long Range variant. The model will be produced in China by the GM-SAIC joint venture. There is also news about the market launch of the Cadillac Lyriq in the US.

USA: AlphaStruxure integrates tool from The Mobility House

USA: AlphaStruxure integrates tool from The Mobility House

US-based AlphaStruxure, a joint venture between The Carlyle Group and Schneider Electric, has appointed The Mobility House as its technology partner. Using the Munich-based company's charging and energy management system, AlphaStruxure aims to integrate electric bus, truck and car fleets into site and distribution networks.

Nissan plans 15 battery electric cars by 2030

Nissan plans 15 battery electric cars by 2030

Nissan is accelerating its electrification plans with an investment of two trillion yen over the next five years as part of its Ambition 2030 strategic plan, which has now been unveiled.The Japanese automaker plans to introduce 23 new electrified models by 2030, including 15 pure electric models.

Ford wants to triple production of the Mustang Mach-E

Ford wants to triple production of the Mustang Mach-E

Ford has announced a significant increase in production of its all-electric Mustang Mach-E. By 2023, Ford aims to achieve an annual output of more than 200,000 examples of the electric car, which would be three times the number produced in 2021.

Toyota raises e-car sales targets - and unveils 15 concept cars

Toyota raises e-car sales targets - and unveils 15 concept cars

Toyota has fleshed out its electric plans, with the Japanese company also showing off a flurry of concept cars in its strategy update as a preview of future battery-electric models. Lexus is expected to play a key role in the BEV plans, with the premium brand set to offer only BEVs from 2035.

BMW plans further e-models in China

BMW plans further e-models in China

BMW is apparently planning a renewed expansion of its China commitment. According to a media report, this not only involves an increase in shares in the BMW-Brilliance joint venture, but also several electrified models - but unlike the iX3, these will not be built for the global market.

Rivian to build second US plant in Georgia

Rivian to build second US plant in Georgia

Rivian has set the location for its planned second U.S. plant: it will be located east of Atlanta in the state of Georgia and will be capable of producing up to 400,000 electric vehicles per year when completed, with construction scheduled to begin in the summer of 2022 and production to start in 2024.

Karat Packaging orders ten Tesla Semi

Karat Packaging orders ten Tesla Semi

California-based Karat Packaging, a manufacturer of disposable food products, has ordered ten Tesla Semi's. The order is part of Karat Packaging's plan to expand its logistics offerings geographically from its existing distribution centers in Texas, New Jersey and South Carolina, as well as continue to expand in California.

Rivian delays deliveries of large battery variant to 2023

Rivian delays deliveries of large battery variant to 2023

Rivian has delayed deliveries of its R1T and R1S models with the largest battery to 2023, saying the reason is that most of the roughly 71,000 pre-orders of the R1T and R1S in the U.S. and Canada have chosen the medium battery option and will be prioritized.

Major recalls at Tesla

Major recalls at Tesla

Tesla is recalling a total of about 675,000 Model 3s and Model Ss in the U.S. and China. On the Model 3, opening and closing the trunk lid over time could cause the rearview camera to fail. On the Model S, a faulty assembly could cause the front trunk lid (frunk) to open and impair the driver's view.

New York Orders 184 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT

New York Orders 184 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT

The New York Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) is ordering 184 all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E GTs for the New York City Police Department and other agencies, as well as 250 Tesla Model 3s - but no purchase agreement has been signed yet.

Hyundai Ioniq recall in the USA

Hyundai Ioniq recall in the USA

Hyundai has to recall 2,679 examples of the all-electric Ioniq EV in the U.S. The reason is an electronics bug in the CAN bus system that can put the car into a "fail-safe" mode.

Ford increases production of the electric F-150 again

Ford increases production of the electric F-150 again

Ford has again increased its production target for the all-electric F-150 Lightning, with plans to nearly double production to 150,000 units of the electric vehicle annually at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn - to meet high demand.

Walmart and FedEx order more e-delivery trucks from BrightDrop

Walmart and FedEx order more e-delivery trucks from BrightDrop

General Motors' BrightDrop brand has received more large orders for electric delivery trucks. While it's the first order for Walmart, logistics company FedEx is already reordering - and looking to secure options on more vehicles.

Amazon orders "thousands" of Ram ProMaster BEVs

Amazon orders "thousands" of Ram ProMaster BEVs

Amazon will be the first commercial customer for the new ProMaster BEV, an offshoot of the Stellantis-branded Ram electric Fiat Ducato, coming to the U.S. market in 2023. The company has confirmed the order, but many details are not yet known.

VinFast receives first fleet order from the USA

VinFast receives first fleet order from the USA

Vietnamese electric car maker VinFast has received its first major order shortly after appearing at CES, with Artemis DNA becoming the first US fleet customer to reserve 100 vehicles from VinFast.

Ford messes with its own U.S. dealers - over the F-150 Lightning

Ford messes with its own U.S. dealers - over the F-150 Lightning

High demand for the all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning has apparently led to some dealers in the U.S. charging customers thousands of dollars more than the list price for early delivery dates, with isolated reports of a markup of up to $30,000. Ford is now threatening that dealers will be charged with such sales practices at [...]

VW starts US production of the ID.4 in autumn

VW starts US production of the ID.4 in autumn

VW will begin mass production of the ID.4 in the U.S. in September or October 2022, according to its North America chief, and there will likely be slight differences from the European-built examples of the E-SUV.

Volvo Trucks presents new generation of e-trucks for US market

Volvo Trucks presents new generation of e-trucks for US market

Volvo Trucks North America has unveiled the next generation of its VNR Electric all-electric heavy-duty truck with longer range and faster charging times. Production of the upgraded model is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2022, and orders are available now.

GM receives funding for plant conversion in Orion

GM receives funding for plant conversion in Orion

General Motors has been granted a tax break for a planned $1.3 billion investment to expand its Orion Township assembly plant in Michigan to produce more electric cars, according to US media.

Pre-series production of the Cadillac Lyriq started

Pre-series production of the Cadillac Lyriq started

Cadillac has begun pre-production of its first electric model, the Lyriq, at GM's Spring Hill assembly plant in the state of Tennessee, with the first deliveries of the electric car expected "in a few months."

Tesla confirms delivery of Model Y from Grünheide in March

Tesla confirms delivery of Model Y from Grünheide in March

Tesla has confirmed in an internal email its plan to begin deliveries of the Model Y Performance from Grünheide in March, something a change in the configurator had previously only hinted at.

BYD shows smaller e-school bus for USA

BYD shows smaller e-school bus for USA

BYD has unveiled another electric school bus with bidirectional charging capability in the U.S. The new "Type A" is significantly smaller than the "Type D" presented last year.

Ford may be planning more eMobility investments

Ford may be planning more eMobility investments

Ford is looking to increase its investment in electric mobility again to convert more plants to produce electric vehicles, according to an agency report, and Ford is also reportedly considering spinning off part of its EV business into a separate company.

GM aims to deliver 400,000 e-cars by end of 2023

GM aims to deliver 400,000 e-cars by end of 2023

General Motors has set a goal of delivering a total of 400,000 electric vehicles in North America this year and next, and it also plans to expand its electric car production capacity further than previously planned.

BMW offers iX and i4 customers free fast charging - in the USA

BMW offers iX and i4 customers free fast charging - in the USA

BMW is offering buyers of its iX and i4 electric models in the U.S. two years of free fast charging at Electrify America's more than 3,000 public charging stations - up to 30 minutes per charge.

Nissan probably largely stops combustion engine development - in favour of eMobility projects

Nissan probably largely stops combustion engine development - in favour of eMobility projects

Nissan is apparently suspending development of new internal combustion engines in almost all of its main markets, according to a Japanese media report, in a bid to free up resources for electric mobility.

World charging record for Porsche Taycan

World charging record for Porsche Taycan

The Porsche Taycan has set a new official Guinness World Record in the U.S. Specifically, the shortest charging time for an electric vehicle during a coast-to-coast drive.

Houston and Denver order electric buses

Houston and Denver order electric buses

Two new major orders for electric buses have been made public in the U.S. in recent days. Nova Bus, part of the Volvo Group, has received its largest electric bus order to date from Houston, Texas, while New Flyer of America, part of the NFI Group, is to deliver 17 vehicles to Denver, Colorado.

New Flyer delivers 60 e-buses to New York

New Flyer delivers 60 e-buses to New York

New York City has ordered an additional 60 electric buses. The order goes to manufacturer New Flyer of America, which previously delivered 15 e-buses to NYC. The vehicles are intended to help reduce the metropolis' carbon footprint.

Fisker takes reservations for Pear

Fisker takes reservations for Pear

Fisker has announced that it is now taking reservations for its second model, the Fisker Pear. The California-based automaker is partnering with contract manufacturer Foxconn to produce the all-electric city car, with the first models scheduled for delivery in 2024.

Chrysler Pacifica PHEV recall

Chrysler Pacifica PHEV recall

Chrysler is recalling 16,741 units of the 2017 and 2018 model year plug-in hybrid version of its Pacifica minivan in the U.S. due to a potential fire risk. This could occur even when the vehicle is not in use. The cause is as yet unknown. For now, owners are advised to store the vehicles outdoors and away from other vehicles and buildings [...]

Nissan invests in US plant for e-car production

Nissan invests in US plant for e-car production

Japanese automaker Nissan has announced plans to invest $500 million in its Canton assembly plant in the U.S. state of Mississippi, where it plans to produce two electric models for Nissan and Infiniti, as well as battery packs for them, starting in 2025. Nissan also plans to build a battery cell factory in the U.S.

Kenworth wins largest e-truck order to date

Kenworth wins largest e-truck order to date

US manufacturer Kenworth has announced its largest ever order for e-trucks. Jack Khudikyan, owner of logistics companies AJR Trucking and MDB Transportation, has ordered 15 Kenworth T680Es and ten Kenworth K270Es to be deployed in Los Angeles.

Einride orders 200 electric trucks from BYD

Einride orders 200 electric trucks from BYD

Swedish technology company Einride has ordered 200 8TT electric trucks from BYD for use in the U.S. The vehicles will be assembled in Lancaster, California, and are scheduled for successive delivery in the coming months.

Lucid confirms location of Saudi Arabia plant

Lucid confirms location of Saudi Arabia plant

US electric car maker Lucid Motors plans to start building its planned factory in Saudi Arabia before the end of the first half of 2022, with the location now officially confirmed - as is the production capacity.

First transit agency in North America to electrify entire fleet

First transit agency in North America to electrify entire fleet

The Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) in California has become the first transit agency in North America to reach its goal of an all-electric fleet, reaching the milestone with the receipt of a 20th MCI-branded e-bus.

Nikola launches e-truck series production at US plant

Nikola launches e-truck series production at US plant

Nikola has begun mass production of its Tre battery-electric truck at its Coolidge plant in Arizona, with the first deliveries scheduled for the second quarter of 2022.

VinFast builds US plant in North Carolina

VinFast builds US plant in North Carolina

Vietnamese electric car maker VinFast has announced the construction of its first plant in the U.S. The factory in Chatham County, North Carolina, will produce e-cars, e-buses and batteries for them on an 800-acre site.

Tesla opens Giga Texas

Tesla opens Giga Texas

Tesla has officially opened its factory in Austin, Texas, where it will produce the Model Y with the new 4680 cells, which will also be manufactured on site and integrated into the new structural battery pack. In addition, Elon Musk announced a new model.

Lucid introduces performance version of the Air

Lucid introduces performance version of the Air

Lucid Motors has added a version to the model portfolio for its Air electric luxury sedan. At 783 kW, the Grand Touring Performance is the most powerful version of the Air. Deliveries in the U.S. will begin in July 2022 with prices starting at $179,000.

Ford imposes US order freeze for Mustang Mach-E

Ford imposes US order freeze for Mustang Mach-E

Ford has placed an order freeze on all variants of the current model year of its all-electric Mustang Mach-E in the U.S. - due to high demand, according to the manufacturer's website.

Genesis Electrified GV70 to be built in December

Genesis Electrified GV70 to be built in December

Genesis has now officially confirmed that its Electrified GV70 electric SUV will be produced in the U.S. Production of the Stromer at Hyundai's Montgomery plant in the U.S. state of Alabama is scheduled to start in December 2022.

Honda plans three all-electric platforms

Honda plans three all-electric platforms

Honda is banking on three new all-electric vehicle platforms in its plan to reach sales volumes of more than two million electric cars per year by 2030, with the first set to debut as early as 2024.

Ford builds first production example of the F-150 Lightning

Ford builds first production example of the F-150 Lightning

Ford has started series production of the F-150 Lightning. The all-electric pickup truck is being built at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn in the US state of Michigan. Bill Ford even calls it the "Model T of the 21st century".

Hyundai confirms plans for e-car plant in U.S.

Hyundai confirms plans for e-car plant in U.S.

South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor is planning to build a new electric car manufacturing plant in the U.S. The company has confirmed the project in principle, but has not yet named a location. But there is apparently already a favorite.

Hyundai develops "running" e-cars

Hyundai develops "running" e-cars

After Hyundai presented a study of an electric car with robotic legs under the name Elevate at the beginning of 2019, which could be used by rescue services after natural disasters, for example, the Korean manufacturer is now getting serious.

United Rentals buys 530 e-vehicles from Ford

United Rentals buys 530 e-vehicles from Ford

US-based United Rentals has signed an agreement with Ford Pro to purchase 530 all-electric vehicles for its North American rental and corporate fleets, comprising 500 units of the F-150 Lightning pickup truck and 30 units of the E-Transit van.

NFI orders 60 Volvo VNR Electric

NFI orders 60 Volvo VNR Electric

Volvo Trucks North America has received an order from NFI Industries for 60 of its all-electric VNR Electric heavy-duty truck, the latest generation of the model. The e-trucks will be used in NFI's fleet in Ontario, California, starting this year and next.

Xos launches two new e-utility vehicles

Xos launches two new e-utility vehicles

US electric commercial vehicle manufacturer Xos (formerly Thor Trucks) has unveiled two new e-truck models: the Xos HDXT and the Xos MDXT. The company also unveiled a connected vehicle ecosystem, while a strategic partnership with Allison Transmission is also expected to drive the development of e-vehicle platforms for heavy-duty commercial vehicles.