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.
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.
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.