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.
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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.
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.
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 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-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.
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.
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.
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-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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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, 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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-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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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'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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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, 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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.
Volkswagen could launch the production version of the ID. Buzz in three different variants, according to a media report, with regional differences.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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."
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hyundai Motor Group has reached an agreement with the state of Georgia to build its first all-electric vehicle and battery manufacturing facility in the US.
US-based electric car startup Rivian has apparently parted ways with its head of production Charly Mwangi amid problems with the production ramp-up of Rivian's first two models. In addition to the personnel move, the company is also said to be restructuring its production.
General Motors brand Buick has announced its transition to an all-electric car manufacturer by the end of this decade. Buick's future e-cars will be marketed under the Electra label and will use GM's Ultium platform.
Ford plans to offer its e-cars only through direct sales at fixed prices in the future. Ford CEO Jim Farley has now announced this, at least for the North American market. However, it is still unclear when this will be implemented and whether the new sales system could be extended to other markets outside North America.
According to a media report, the electric Mini planned jointly with Great Wall could also be exported to the U.S. market. According to previous plans, the cars were to be sold primarily in China.
The production version of the ID. Aero, VW's first all-electric sedan, is expected to launch first in China in the second half of 2023. The near-production study will be unveiled next Monday, June 27, with the corresponding production model for the North American and European markets scheduled for 2023.
General Motors shut down production at its "Factory Zero" electric car factory in Detroit-Hamtramck for four weeks on Monday to prepare the plant to produce more models, but it also plans to ramp up production capacity.
The Californian metropolis of Los Angeles could become the largest city yet to ban the construction of new petrol stations, with a policy currently being drafted, according to a report in the Guardian.
Toyota is the third automaker, after Tesla and General Motors, to reach the 200,000 plug-in vehicle sales mark in the U.S., which determines eligibility for the U.S.-wide tax credit.
Ford is recalling more than 100,000 hybrid or plug-in hybrid-powered vehicles in the U.S. due to a fire hazard. The affected models are the 2020 to 2022 Escape, Maverick and Corsair - but the problem is in the internal combustion part of the powertrain.
After the F-150 Lightning, Ford is also planning electric variants for its smaller pickup trucks Maverick and Ranger - also in Europe. Ford has registered the model names "Maverick Lightning" and "Ranger Lightning" with the European Trademark Office.
BMW's Mini brand has revealed the all-electric Mini Cooper SE for the first time as a convertible. So far it's just an unsaleable one-off, but there's apparently some hope for a production model.
After months of pre-production, Volkswagen has now built the first production example of the ID.4 for customer deliveries at its U.S. plant in Chattanooga, with production expected to ramp up to 7,000 cars per month by the fourth quarter of 2022.
Aachen, Germany-based e-car maker Next.e.GO Mobile has agreed a business combination with shell company (SPAC) Athena Consumer Acquisition, with the merged company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
The production version of the electric Mini Urbanaut study could be produced by Canoo in the USA from 2025, according to a media report. Mini is looking for a technical basis and a production location for the production version of the Urbanaut study, which could supplement the Mini range as an electric van. But there are still some question marks.
Stellantis brand Dodge is banning the V8 internal combustion engine in favor of electric-only powertrains for its next-generation Charger and Challenger models, according to a media report. According to the report, the next-generation Charger and Challenger, expected to launch in 2024, will come exclusively with battery-electric powertrains.
Tesla Imposes US Order Freeze on Model 3 Long Range
Volcon, a Texas-based off-road electric vehicle startup, will equip all of its models with General Motors powertrains, offering two- and four-wheeled e-vehicles for off-road use that will be equipped with battery modules and other e-drive components from GM.
Stellantis brand Dodge has unveiled its first electrified model, with the Dodge Hornet compact SUV also offered in R/T variant as a plug-in hybrid with a 15.5-kWh battery pack and more than 30 miles (48 km) of electric range.
E-car startup Fisker has announced it is considering increasing production at contract manufacturer Magna in Graz beyond the previously planned 50,000 units per year from 2024 due to strong interest in its Ocean electric SUV. In addition, Fisker is looking into producing the Ocean in the US.
Hyundai is apparently considering speeding up the construction of its electric car plant in the US state of Georgia - instead of 2023, the first excavators are to roll this year. The background to the considerations is the new electric car subsidy in the US.
Despite increasing production capacity, the waiting time for BYD customers has not shortened due to the continuously increasing order backlog. Currently, the Chinese manufacturer is said to have an unfilled order backlog of 700,000 vehicles.
ABB E-Mobility is expanding its charging station manufacturing capabilities in the U.S. by announcing a multi-million dollar investment in a new facility in Columbia, South Carolina.