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December 7, 2022
The First VinFast SUVs Headed to the U.S.
Vietnamese electric-car maker VinFast has put the first 999 VF8 EV SUVs on a boat destined for the U.S. The first VF8 models, which claim a 292-mile range according to the manufacturer, will be delivered by the end of 2022. It's the first of many models to come from the new brand.
December 6, 2022
LG Chem is Building the Largest Battery Factory in the U.S.
Korean technology giant LG's chemical division is building a brand-new, $3-billion battery manufacturing facility in Tennessee. It will have the capacity to produce batteries for up to 1.2 million EVs annually, and will employ over 850 people.
December 5, 2022
Mazda Accelerates Its Electrification Plans
Mazda, the sportiest of the Japanese car brands, has significantly accelerated its plans to electrify its lineup. By 2030, every model in the Mazda portfolio will be electrified, with a mix of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric technologies. The CX-70 and CX-90 plug-in SUVs are due in 2023.
November 21, 2022
Nissan’s Custom EVs Provide Owners Design Inspiration
Switching to an EV doesn't mean you have to give up your personal style. At the recent SEMA show, Nissan displayed two highly-customized cars that provide inspiration for EV owners. One is a vintage pickup powered by a Leaf drivetrain; the second is an Ariya styled like a classic surf wagon.
November 15, 2022
Scalar Performance’s Electric Race Car Ready to Rock in 2023
Canadian company Scalar Performance has introduced a new, all-electric race car targeted at amateur racers. Scheduled to hit tracks across America in 2023, it is based on the well-loved Toyota GR86/Subaru BRZ, but with a powerful electric motor and 65-kWh battery.
November 14, 2022
Honda CR-V Hybrid Production Begins in Canada
Production of the 2023 Honda CR-V has begun in Canada. In addition to regular gasoline drivetrain options, a new hybrid version offers more power and torque, a higher top speed, and greater towing capacity. The company expects the latest CR-V hybrid to account for half of the model's sales.
November 4, 2022
Used EV Prices Plateaued in 2022
After a couple of years of high demand and high prices, the used EV market - along with the rest of the used-car market - is starting to settle down. Average prices for nine popular used EVs finally dropped between Q2 and Q3. And in 2023, used EV shoppers can look forward to a new tax credit.
October 31, 2022
GM Launches New Energy Business
General Motors' new GM Energy could set up your home as a solar-powered energy station to power your house and EV. You might even get money back from your electric company.
October 28, 2022
FedEx Takes Delivery of First 150 EV Vans
FedEx has taken delivery of 150 new BrightDrop Zero 600 electric delivery vans – spearheading the transition of its entire fleet of pickup and delivery vehicles to full-electric operation. The new vans have a 250-mile range, 300 horsepower, and all-wheel drive.