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Return of the Apple Car: Almost There or Vaporware?

After years of restarting and then killing its electric vehicle program, Apple has again signaled that it’s once again serious about developing something for your driveway. Ulrich Kranz, former Canoo CEO and brains behind the BMW i-cars, has reportedly been picked up by the company for its automotive team. Apple has yet to verify the hire […] The post Return of the Apple Car: Almost There or Vaporware? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Apple, Development, History, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Bmw, EVs, Apple Inc, Industry News, Vaporware, Apple Car, News Blog, Rumor Mill, Development Hell


Recycling EV Batteries Might Soon Become Booming Domestic Industry

Having covered the White House’s incredibly expansive and costly infrastructure plan, specifically as it pertains to transitioning the entire nation toward alternative energy vehicles, we’ve often found ourselves asking questions. Puzzlers include wondering whether or not consumers actually want this change and how can we possibly expect to pay for this when we’ve already starting conjuring […] The post Recycling EV Batteries Might Soon Become Booming Domestic Industry appeared first on The Trut...
Tags: Government, White House, China, Research, Green, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, R&D, EVs, Industry News, Electrification, News Blog, Battery Recycling, Biden Administration


Will Tesla Expand in China, Or Head the Export Route?

What does the future hold for Tesla in China? Expansion, or exports? That’s the question being asked by an Automotive News story today. Earlier this year, the outlook for Tesla in China looked rosy. But net orders for cars have fallen by nearly half this quarter amid concerns about the company’s vehicle safety, along with how it collects […] The post Will Tesla Expand in China, Or Head the Export Route? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, China, Sales, Tesla, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Automotive News, News Blog, Electric Vehicle Sales, EV sales


Senate Finance Committee Approves $12,500 EV Tax Credit Bill

On Wednesday, the Senate Finance Committee advanced the Clean Energy for America Act making a few tweaks from earlier proposals. Changes include raising the federal EV tax rebate ceiling to $12,500 and opening the door for automakers who already exhausted their production quotas. It’s good news for General Motors, which recently begged the government for just […] The post Senate Finance Committee Approves $12,500 EV Tax Credit Bill appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Congress, Finance, Government, General Motors, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Editorials, Autos, Subsidies, Clean Energy, Automotive Industry, Karl Marx, EVs, Senate Finance Committee, News Blog, Federal Tax Credit


Lordstown Motors Cuts Production Estimates By More Than Half

One of the biggest contributors to EV skepticism are the companies associated with furnishing the technology. While brands like Tesla have unquestionably proven that there’s a market for electric cars, there’s a cadre of startups that seem built on a foundation of falsehoods and do nothing other than vacuum money to feed hypothetical products that […] The post Lordstown Motors Cuts Production Estimates By More Than Half appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Investment, Tesla, Production, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Industry News, News Blog, EV startups, Electric Pickups, Factory News, Lordstown Motors


Fisker to Build Electric Popemobile, White House Wants Beast EV

After clandestine meetings with Pope Francis, Fisker is reportedly going to develop an electric Popemobile — a term the Vatican has repeatedly asked everyone to stop using. Due to arrive next year, the vehicle is supposed to be a heavily modified version of the brand’s upcoming electric Ocean crossover. Pope Francis has long been presenting himself as […] The post Fisker to Build Electric Popemobile, White House Wants Beast EV appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: White House, Joe Biden, Ocean, Electric Vehicles, Pope Francis, Vatican, Autos, EVs, Fisker, Jen Psaki, News Blog, Popemobile, Presidential limo, Fisker Ocean, Build Electric Popemobile White House, Pope Francis Fisker


Toyota Financial Results for 2021 Revealed

Last week, Toyota financial results for the fiscal year that ended March 31st were announced. Vehicle sales totaled 7,646,000, a decrease of 1,309,000 units, or a little less than 15 percent compared to the previous fiscal year. Net revenue was $256.7 billion, an 8.8 percent decrease. Operating income decreased from $22.6 billion to $20.7 billion, […] The post Toyota Financial Results for 2021 Revealed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Toyota, EVs, Annual Report, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, New Vehicles, BEVs, HEVs, Carbon Neutrality, Toyota Financial


VW CEO Suggests Fuel Cell Tech Isn’t the Answer, No Duh

Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess was bashing hydrogen-powered vehicles on Twitter this week in an attempt to convince those vying for Germany’s chancellorship not to embrace the technology. With Angela Merkel stating that she’ll not seek a fifth term, the country is open for new leadership and VW wouldn’t want them to take a liking to […] The post VW CEO Suggests Fuel Cell Tech Isn’t the Answer, No Duh appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Government, Germany, Angela Merkel, Green, Report, Vw, Studies, Autos, Volkswagen, Hydrogen, Fuel Cell, Hydrogen power, EVs, Electrification, Volkswagen Group


Ford Claims 20K Lightning Reservations Already

The Ford F-150 Lightning has been the hot topic of the day in the auto world since its unveiling last night, and we here at TTAC HQ are no exception. Just this morning, our Slack discussion was about the truck’s sales potential. We came to the not-at-all surprising conclusion that yes, it will sell. Early […] The post Ford Claims 20K Lightning Reservations Already appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, F-150, Lightning, EVs, New Cars, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Electric trucks, Ford Lightning, Ford F-150 Lightning


Electric Ford Lightning Finally Strikes

Lightning does strike twice, apparently, but perhaps not in quite the same way each time. The Ford F-150 Lightning was once a hi-po street rod with power coming from a V8 engine. Now, however, the truck is all-electric. We teased it last week, and President Joe Biden got to drive it yesterday, even breaking the […] The post Electric Ford Lightning Finally Strikes appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Joe Biden, Ford, Autos, Lightning, EVs, New Cars, Future Cars, Electric Ford, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Ford F-150, Electric trucks, Ford Lightning, Ford F-150 Lightning, F-`50


Lamborgreeni: Italian Automaker to Become Electric Only by 2024

Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann announced on Tuesday that the Italo-German supercar brand will officially be transitioning to electric vehicles, with the last traditional internal combustion model coming before 2024. But these kinds of proclamations rarely adhere to observable reality, otherwise, we’d all be riding around in flying cars that can navigate autonomously. What Lamborghini is really promising […] The post Lamborgreeni: Italian Automaker to Become Electric Only by 2024 appeared fir...
Tags: Going Green, Autos, EVs, Hybrids, Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid, Electrification, Phev, Lamborghini, Volkswagen Group, Huracán, Sian, Stephan Winkelmann, News Blog, Product Planning, Aventador


2022 Kia EV6: Right Down Broadway

New York City’s Times Square might be one of the most electrified places on the planet. The place is festooned with electronic billboards and advertisements that run pretty much 24/7/365. What better place for the unveiling of the 2022 Kia EV6? We initially thought we’d see the car earlier this spring, but better late than […] The post 2022 Kia EV6: Right Down Broadway appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: New York City, Broadway, Autos, EVs, Kia, Electric Cars, New Cars, Future Cars, Times Square, News Blog, Future Vehicles, EV6, 2022 Kia EV6, No Its Not Eve6 The Band


QOTD: Will Foxconn Make Fisker’s PEARs?

Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Technology Group, announced that it signed a development and manufacturing agreement with Fisker. Foxconn is one of the world’s largest electronics manufacturers, and producer of Apple’s iPhone. The cryptocurrency of car makers, Fisker has nothing to show for five years of existence. They’ve not produced anything in five years […] The post QOTD: Will Foxconn Make Fisker’s PEARs? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Apple, Asia, Design, Technology, Jobs, China, Global, Bailout, Green, Industry, Engineering, Electric Vehicles, Emerging Markets, Autos, Manufacturing, Export


Report: 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV to Offer 300 miles of Range in U.S.

We’re hearing that the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV will offer 300 miles of range in the U.S. ahead of the May 24 date in which Hyundai will make that number official. Well, OK, we’re hearing it via a report in Carscoops. The report further indicates that while the car will use a 58 kWh or […] The post Report: 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV to Offer 300 miles of Range in U.S. appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, EVs, Hyundai, New Cars, Future Cars, Hyundai Ioniq, Ioniq, News Blog, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Inoiq 5


Hyundai Motor Group Invests a Boatload in the US

Hyundai Motor Group, makers of Hyundai and Kia autos, announced today their intent to invest $7.4 billion in the US by 2025. Electric vehicles, production facilities, and smart mobility is where the money will go. Putting in the work is one thing, but bringing the cash is another. Hyundai Motor knows that to be competitive […] The post Hyundai Motor Group Invests a Boatload in the US appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Media, US Government, Government, Global, US, Green, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Behind The Scenes, Hydrogen, Sales And Marketing, EVs, Hyundai, Kia


Subaru’s first electric vehicle is called the Solterra and it’s due out in 2022

For Subaru diehards holding out for an electric vehicle, the wait is almost over. The Japanese automaker just announced new details about its first ever EV, which is set to hit the streets in 2022. Subaru will call its first EV the Solterra, a fitting name for a brand synonymous with outdoor adventures and you know, the sun and the Earth. Also fittingly, Subaru’s first full-fledged EV will be an SUV thats ships with the manufacturer’s well-regarded all-wheel drive capabilities. The Solterra is b...
Tags: TC, Cars, Tech, Electric Vehicles, Toyota, EVs, GreenTech, Subaru, Crossover, Solterra, U S Canada China Europe and Japan Toyota


2022 Subaru Solterra eSUV Proclaimed

In 2022, the Subaru Solterra electric SUV will go on sale. Another Subaru-Toyota joint venture, it’ll roll on the new e-Subaru global platform. Just when you thought the market for another electric vehicle was saturated, here comes the sun and the earth, in Latin. Will there be more Latin names for new Subarus? Environmental responsibility […] The post 2022 Subaru Solterra eSUV Proclaimed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Japan, Technology, Safety, Marketing, Sales, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Crossovers, Toyota, Sales And Marketing, EVs, New Cars, Subaru, SUVs


California PHEV Owners Return to Gas Power

Electric vehicles are one way to carbon neutrality. Yet 20 percent of California PHEV owners have gone back to gas-powered vehicles. Published in Nature Energy on April 26th by the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis, the study found that PHEV buyers in California were abandoning the technology at a rate of […] The post California PHEV Owners Return to Gas Power appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Jobs, Media, Congress, California, Marketing, Global, Sales, Maintenance, Bailout, Green, Rants, Industry, Infrastructure, Electric Vehicles, Autos


Williams Engineering and Italdesign Launching Joint EV Platform

Williams Advanced Engineering is teaming up with Italdesign to establish another electric vehicle platform targeting the wealthy — or an “upper-premium EV production solution,” according to those responsible for its development. Dubbed the EVX modular electric platform, the architecture uses large structural batteries and an abundance of recycled composites mixed in with lightweight aluminum. They should also be […] The post Williams Engineering and Italdesign Launching Joint EV Platform appeare...
Tags: Development, Williams, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Formula 1, EVs, Platforms, Skateboard, Williams Advanced Engineering, ITALDESIGN, Product Planning, WAE, Joint Platforms, Williams Engineering


Faraday Future Amazingly Still Active

Faraday Future hasn’t been making many headlines of late. But it remains an active business entity, surprisingly enough. On Thursday, it announced it had selected Velodyne Lidar Inc. as the exclusive supplier for the sensing/mapping hardware that’s going into its flagship FF91 EV. Faraday’s missteps have been so frequent and gargantuan, that it would be impossible […] The post Faraday Future Amazingly Still Active appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: FF, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Partnerships, Faraday Future, Industry News, News Blog, EV startups, Velodyne Lidar Inc, FF91, Blank Check, Tech Firms


Ford Spending $185 Million on New Battery R&D Center

On Tuesday, Ford Motor Co. said it would be putting $185 million toward the construction of a research and development site focused on electric vehicle battery development in southeast Michigan. The facility will be called Ford Ion Park and employ roughly 150 full-time employees that will be focusing on small-scale projects that it hopes might lead […] The post Ford Spending $185 Million on New Battery R&D Center appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Investments, Research and development, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Michigan, R&D, EVs, Ford Motor Co, News Blog, Ford Ion Park


Lotus Says Emira Will Be Its Last Gasoline Powered Model

Lotus Cars has announced that the Emira sports car will be its next and final internal combustion model as it prepares itself to become an exclusively electric brand. The historically British manufacturer says its Chinese owners, the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, are preparing a cash injection of $2.8 billion to swap to EVs and expand […] The post Lotus Says Emira Will Be Its Last Gasoline Powered Model appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Investments, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Lotus, EVs, Geely, News Blog, Lotus Cars, Battery Electric Vehicles, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, Emira


QOTD: Change the World’s Climate by 2030 or Just Talk About It?

The world’s climate has been centerstage the last two days. President Biden and other world leaders have vowed to reduce global warming by making drastic changes. Will they follow through? At the 2015 Paris climate accord, then-President Obama set greenhouse gas reduction at half what Biden has proposed. Former President Trump, Obama’s successor, did little […] The post QOTD: Change the World’s Climate by 2030 or Just Talk About It? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Asia, Europe, Japan, UK, Technology, Obama, Congress, Climate Change, Government, China, Germany, Global, Eu, Green, Infrastructure, Canada


A Dozen More States Virtue Signaling Over Vehicle Bans

Having noticed that Washington got a bit of publicity for vowing to ban all vehicles reliant on internal combustion after 2030, a dozen other American states decided it would be a good idea to reaffirm their own religious-like commitment to the environment by saying they too will be restricting your choice of automobiles by 2035. […] The post A Dozen More States Virtue Signaling Over Vehicle Bans appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Washington, Government, White House, America, Green, United States, Electric Vehicles, Editorials, Autos, Environmentalism, Biden, EVs, Industry News, Bans, UAW, News Blog


QOTD: Does Hyundai’s 2021 Ioniq Hybrid Deserve Awards?

  Hyundai’s 2021 Ioniq hybrid and plug-in hybrid received the Best Hybrid Car and Plug-In Hybrid awards from U.S. News & World Report. Our question is, are they the best hybrids or not? Did the right car(s) win? In this year’s Best Hybrid and Electric Cars awards, U.S. News & World Report identified seven eco-vehicle categories […] The post QOTD: Does Hyundai’s 2021 Ioniq Hybrid Deserve Awards? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Technology, Media, Marketing, Global, Sales, Tesla, Green, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Korea, Autos, Chevrolet, Audi, EVs, Hyundai


European Automakers Think Fuel Taxes Will Increase EV Sales

Undoubtedly eager to improve the take rate of electric vehicles, automakers have a myriad of solutions at their disposal. But the majority have something to do with getting the government involved to futz around with taxes. Normally, this has to do with making special exceptions for EVs or subsidizing them via rebate programs. But governments […] The post European Automakers Think Fuel Taxes Will Increase EV Sales appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Government, Carbon, Eu, European Union, Green, Regulation, Electric Vehicles, Editorials, Autos, Environmentalism, Automotive Industry, EVs, Industry News, VDA, News Blog


Volkswagen ID.6 Readied for China, Perhaps North America

Unveiled at the Shanghai auto show, Volkswagen’s ID.6 is reportedly ready for the Chinese market as the manufacture strives to present itself as an EV firm. Originally known as the spacious ID Roomzz concept, the three-row crossover will be the VW’s largest product on the Asian market and come in two distinct flavors — each the offspring […] The post Volkswagen ID.6 Readied for China, Perhaps North America appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, ID, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, Autos, Volkswagen, EVs, Crossover, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Shanghai Auto Show, ID Roomzz, ID.6, ID.6 Crozz, ID.6 X


Washington Wants to Become First State to Ban Gasoline Powered Cars

Washington has elected to become the first slice of America to ban the internal combustion motor, and we don’t just mean new sales. The Pacific state passed a bill on Thursday that would make the registration of gasoline or diesel-powered vehicles from the 2030 model year onwards illegal — leaving residents with the option to purchase […] The post Washington Wants to Become First State to Ban Gasoline Powered Cars appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Laws, California, Washington, Government, America, Regulations, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Bill, Ban, EVs, Clean Air Act, Pacific, News Blog, Hot Legal Action


Audi’s newest EV packs augmented-reality tech and customizable lights

New for 2022, the Q4 will likely become Audi's best-selling EV.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, Crossovers, Audi, EVs, Electric Cars


Apple may have finally found a partner for the Apple Car

The Apple Car may be edging toward reality after a new report suggested the tech giant may have finally found a partner to help it make its electric vehicle.
Tags: Apple, News, Cars, Trends, Lg, Autonomous Cars, EVs, Electric Cars, Apple Car, Magna



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