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See the many quirks that set the electric F-150 Lightning apart from Ford's gas trucks

The Ford F-150 Lightning.Tim Levin/Insider We got an early look at Ford's upcoming electric pickup truck: the F-150 Lightning.  The e-truck has a lot in common with the gas F-150. But there are some key differences.  The Lightning has a big touchscreen, a frunk, new bodywork, and power outlets everywhere.  See more stories on Insider's business page. Across a crowded parking lot, you might mistake the upcoming F-150 Lightning for just another gas-drinking Ford truck. The Ford F-150...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Features, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Auto Industry, EVs, Tech Insider, Mustang Mach, Electric Pickup Truck, Tim Levin, Business Visual Features, F-150 Lightning, LightningTim Levin Insider Ford


Tesla is pouring in more than $1 billion into its new Gigafactory in Texas, Elon Musk's new home base

Construction site of the Tesla Gigafactory in Austin, Texas.Mike Blake/Reuters Construction for Tesla's new factory in Austin, Texas, began in the summer of last year. Filings with Texas authorities showed the electric vehicle company will spend over $1 billion on the project. The project is expected to create 10,000 jobs. Tesla is pouring in more than $1 billion into its new Gigafactory in Texas that is expected to be completed by the end of this year.Construction filings with the Texas ...
Tags: Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Elon Musk, Texas, California, Cars, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, Musk, San Francisco Bay Area, Gigafactory


Nikola Founder Continues Dumping Stock Following Criminal Indictment

Nikola Corp. founder, Trevor Milton, has been offloading stock ever since he was indicted for making misleading and/or blatantly false statements about the company. The formal charges were issued in July, piggybacking off a critically damning report from 2020 that alleged Nikola had grotesquely misrepresented its production capabilities and falsified a video where it showed […] The post Nikola Founder Continues Dumping Stock Following Criminal Indictment appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Investigations, Autos, SEC, Law And Order, Doj, Scandals, Stock, Nikola, News Blog, Investor News, Trevor Milton, EV startups, Hot Legal Action, Stonks, Nikola Corp


Opinion: 5 Ways Rural Drivers Benefit From EVs

Despite being presented as the ideal vehicle for “urbanites and city dwellers who don’t drive long distances,” it’s actually rural drivers who stand to benefit the most from making the switch to an electric vehicle (EV). And that’s often true regardless of what state they live in or what type of vehicle they currently drive. […] The post Opinion: 5 Ways Rural Drivers Benefit From EVs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Editorials, Opinions, Autos, EVs, News Blog, Op-eds, Ways Rural Drivers Benefit From EVs


Scott Morrison says he ‘believes’ he has never told a lie in public life – was that a lie?

Australia’s prime minister was asked about lying allegations on Melbourne’s 3AW radio. We fact checked himGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingIt was a short, simple question put to Scott Morrison in a radio interview.“Prime minister Scott Morrison, have you ever told a lie in public life?”Sign up to receive an email with the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning Continue reading...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Taiwan, Foreign Policy, Electric Vehicles, Coalition, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Guardian Australia, Coronavirus


Tesla drops 12%, its worst decline in 14-months amid insider selling anxiety, weaker China sales, and Michael Burry warning

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Matt Rourke/AP Photo Tesla stock is on track Tuesday to notch its worst single-day decline since September 2020.The EV manufacturer fell as much as 12% amid insider selling anxiety, China car sales data, and a warning from Michael Burry.Despite the recent decline, Tesla stock is still up 47% year-to-date amid record revenue and profits.Tesla stock fell as much as 12% on Tuesday amid a flurry of headlines, including a warning from famed short-seller Michael Burry.If Tues...
Tags: Finance, China, Trends, Markets, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Trading, Stocks, Stock Market, Musk, Michael Burry, CEO Elon Musk, Burry, Matthew Fox, Tesla Stock, Tesla stock price


Cadillac Expects to Lose One-Third of All U.S. Dealerships This Year

Cadillac is expected to have lost one-third of its U.S. dealerships this year — going from nearly 900 physical locations at the start of 2021 to an estimated 560 by year’s end. But there’s allegedly no need to worry about the brand because this is part of a planned electric offensive. Last year, Cadillac asked dealers to spend […] The post Cadillac Expects to Lose One-Third of All U.S. Dealerships This Year appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, General Motors, Corporate Strategy, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, EVs, Cadillac, Electrification, Dealerships, Lyric, Brand Strategy, News Blog, Buyouts, Dealer News, Auto dealer


Chevrolet Bolt Recall: Orion Assembly Schedules Some Downtime

Michigan’s Orion Assembly will be taking three weeks of downtime this month as General Motors continues addressing the fire recall pertaining to Chevrolet’s all-electric Bolt. The automaker notified employees that the facility will see production idled from November 15th through December 3rd, though vehicle assembly won’t resume until the 6th. However the plant is already running […] The post Chevrolet Bolt Recall: Orion Assembly Schedules Some Downtime appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Repair, Recalls, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, Fire Risk, Michigan, Chevy, Lg, Bolt, Chevrolet, EVs, Chevrolet Bolt, Bolt Ev, LG Chem


Hyundai Teases the Ioniq SEVEN Concept

Hyundai Motor Company has revealed teaser images of the Ioniq SEVEN, an all-electric SUV concept scheduled to debut at AutoMobility Los Angeles later this month. The model is supposed to preview the automaker’s future design and technology innovation as it transitions toward electric vehicles, potentially previewing the upcoming sport utility vehicle to be added to the […] The post Hyundai Teases the Ioniq SEVEN Concept appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Teasers, Design, Electric Vehicles, Autos, La Auto Show, Concept Cars, EVs, Hyundai, Interior Design, Hyundai Ioniq, Ioniq, Seven, Hyundai Motor Company, News Blog, Automotive Design, Concept Vehicles


Ford electrified a 1978 F-100 pickup to show off its new electric motor for DIY car projects

The F-100 Eluminator puts out 480 horsepower and 634 pound-feet of torque - all in an awesome, retro package. Ford Ford built a 1978 F-100 pickup with motors from the electric Mustang Mach-E GT. It's called the F-100 Eluminator. Ford's showing off its new $3,900 electric motor that anyone can buy for DIY electric cars. Ford on Tuesday unveiled the F-100 Eluminator concept: a 1978 Ford pickup that runs on pure electricity. But this wasn't just an idle exercise in making cool s...
Tags: Transportation, News, California, Trends, General Motors, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Range Rovers, Ford Ford, Tech Insider, Mustang Mach, Electric Truck, Zelectric, Tim Levin, Eluminator, F-100


4 Key Factors to Consider When Transporting Electric Vehicles

As EVs become more mainstream, dealers, fleet managers, OEMs, and consumers should follow best practices for transporting them.Charging locations, weather conditions, and ever-changing compliance factors come into play.Auto logistics providers are already enhancing business models to get ahead of the curve for transporting EVs. – By Rich Pinnock, ACERTUS executive vice president, fleet services. Electric vehicles (EVs) are here to stay. Automotive industry reporting has shown record sales ...
Tags: Europe, China, Research, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Department Of Transportation, University of Baltimore, Environmental Protection Agency EPA, Amazon UPS, Pinnock, Transporting Electric Vehicles, Rich Pinnock, ACERTUS, fleet services Electric vehicles EVs, University of Maryland Original


Unfair? Toyota Launches Ad Campaign Opposing EV Tax Credit Scheme

Toyota Motor North America has already voiced its opposition to the proposed EV tax credit scheme tied to the the Democrats’ latest spending bill. This week, it has decided to expand its message by purchasing advertisements in national publications. Starting Tuesday, Toyota will be launching an ad campaign intended to help bring Americans toward its side […] The post Unfair? Toyota Launches Ad Campaign Opposing EV Tax Credit Scheme appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Money, Congress, Government, Legislation, Joe Biden, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Toyota, Tax credits, North America, Toyota Motor, UAW, News Blog, Union News, Hot Legal Action


Elon Musk Says Tesla-Hertz Deal Has No Contract

Tesla shares took a dip on Tuesday after Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that its deal to provide Hertz with 100,000 electric vehicles had not been ratified with the signing of a contract. While this normally means the deal had not been finalized, the language used by Musk almost makes it sound like whatever Hertz had […] The post Elon Musk Says Tesla-Hertz Deal Has No Contract appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Share Price, Autos, Stocks, Rental Cars, Sales And Marketing, Hertz, EVs, Tesla Motors, Musk, Model 3, Endorsements, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, News Blog


Tesla has started selling chargers for non-Tesla cars, just as it begins to open up its Supercharger network to other vehicles

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Maja Hitij/Getty Images Tesla has begun selling a wall charger for non-Tesla vehicles. Tesla also launched a pilot Monday allowing non-Tesla cars in the Netherlands to use its Supercharger stations. Elon Musk said in July that Tesla would open up its Superchargers to other cars by the end of 2021. Tesla has started selling its own brand of chargers for non-Tesla cars, just as it begins to open up its Supercharger network to non-Tesla vehicles.Electrek first reported Mo...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, News, Trends, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Netherlands, Charger, North America, Musk, Electrek, Teslas Tesla, Tech Insider, Supercharger, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Tesla CEO Elon Musk Maja Hitij Getty Images Tesla


Toyota bZ4X BEV Announced for Japan, Europe Next

While Toyota undoubtedly helped to popularize hybrid vehicles with the Prius, it’s been comparatively hesitant to pull the trigger on all-electric vehicles sold in its name. But things have a habit of changing and the automaker has officially revealed its first production EV. The bZ4X crossover is Toyota’s first official attempt at a battery-electric production car and […] The post Toyota bZ4X BEV Announced for Japan, Europe Next appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Toyota, Announcements, EVs, New Cars, Debuts, News Blog, Bz, Battery Electric Vehicles, BEVs, toyota bZX4 BEV concept, bZx4


In Review: 2021 Kia Niro EV

Electric vehicles aren't for everyone - no vehicle is - but they're great to drive and will fit a lot of lifestyles. I got into the Kia Niro EV, and here's what I thought of it, over at Driving.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Kia, Jil McIntosh, Alternative Fuels


4 Things You Should Consider When Buying an Electric Vehicle

Buying an electric vehicle could be a great decision if you want to care for the environment and reduce your overall ownership and fuel costs. These vehicles are very different from traditional vehicles, however, and you need to understand these differences in detail before you invest in one. If you don’t know what to look for when buying an EV, you might end up regretting your decision and have to sell it back sooner than you expected. You also have to look at your lifestyle to see if the...
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Study Suggests Time Plays Important Factor in Repair Costs for EVs vs ICEs

Since the hottest news surrounding the automotive industry today happens to be rolling updates about supply shortages, factory downtime, and how it’s not impacting manufacturing profits as much as anticipated, I’ve been diving back into studies and research pertaining to the future of the automotive industry. It’s a little more enjoyable for my own gray […] The post Study Suggests Time Plays Important Factor in Repair Costs for EVs vs ICEs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Maintenance, Repair, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Studies, Autos, EVs, Electric Cars, Reports, Research Papers, Vehicle Maintenance, News Blog, Automotive Repair, Servicing, Studies & Reports, Vehicle Repairs


First Drive: 2021 Ford Escape PHEV

Plug-in hybrids (PHEV) might be the answer for a lot of drivers: They offer all-electric mode, but without range anxiety. Ford adds a plug to its 2021 Escape for the first time - see what it's all about in my story at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Study: Do EVs Really Cost Less to Run Than Internal Combustion Cars?

With the volume having been turned down on just about every business sector imaginable, automakers have spent most of this year explaining how supply chain shortages are impacting production and making promises about electric vehicles. However, the rhetoric surrounding electrification has gotten so aggressive that it’s fast becoming another contentious issue, leading to vicious arguments […] The post Study: Do EVs Really Cost Less to Run Than Internal Combustion Cars? appeared first on The Truth...
Tags: Industry, Electric Vehicles, Studies, Autos, EVs, Charging, Electric Cars, Gas Prices, Electricity Prices, Reports, Research Papers, News Blog, Studies & Reports, Internal Combustion, Ices, Fuel Prices


Hertz Buying 100,000 Tesla Vehicles for Rental Fleet, Brady Endorsement

After managing to avoid what appeared to be certain death, Hertz has decided to purchase 100,000 Tesla vehicles before the end of 2022. Considering the firm was filling out Chapter 11 bankruptcy forms this time last year, the estimated $4.2 billion expenditure designed to ensure that 20 percent of its global fleet is electric does […] The post Hertz Buying 100,000 Tesla Vehicles for Rental Fleet, Brady Endorsement appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Rent, Tom Brady, Stocks, Rental Cars, Sales And Marketing, Hertz, EVs, Tesla Motors, Model 3, Celebrity Endorsements, Endorsements, News Blog, Tesla Inc


Could Ford’s Electric Fleet Sales Be Slower Than Expected?

Despite most automakers proudly proclaiming their intention to shift toward EV-dominant portfolios, customers haven’t been sharing their enthusiasm. While there’s a subset of loyal early adopters that are eager to see electrification become the norm, the relative infancy of the technology and prevalent gaps in the charging infrastructure has kept them from becoming a majority. […] The post Could Ford’s Electric Fleet Sales Be Slower Than Expected? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industry, Transit, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Sales And Marketing, Fleet Management, EVs, Lighting, Ford Motor Co, News Blog, Fleet Sales, Fleets, Fleet Vehicles, EV adoption, Electric Fleet


Report: Apple Car Suffers Another Setback

Following several months of news that Apple Inc. was in talks with battery suppliers to set the company up with the necessary hardware and know-how to manufacture electric vehicles, it looks like the iPhone purveyor is back to square one. Reports have emerged claiming the discussions with China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) and BYD have […] The post Report: Apple Car Suffers Another Setback appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Apple, China, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Panasonic, Suppliers, Negotiations, Partnerships, Apple Inc, Industry News, Icar, Vaporware, Apple Car, News Blog, Project Titan, BYD


Tesla breaks above key $800 resistance level after posting strong China sales growth in September

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Matt Rourke/AP Photo Shares of Tesla traded above the key $800 resistance level on Tuesday after the EV maker posted strong September sales growth in China.Tesla sold 56,606 vehicles in China last month, representing 27% month-over-month growth.The growth for Tesla came even as China auto sales slumped 17% in September.Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.Tesla rose 2% to clear its key $800 resistance level on Tuesday after the compan...
Tags: China, Trends, Markets, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, Stock Market, Technical Analysis, Ives, Matthew Fox, Tesla Stock, China Tesla, Dan Ives, China Passenger Car Association, Mover, Tesla stock price


General Motors could surge 46% as it transitions vehicle software to a recurring subscription model, Wedbush says

2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV. GMC General Motors' 10-year plan will see the company transition to a profitable software subscription model, according to Wedbush.The research firm said in a Monday note that recurring revenue from its software business will drive 46% upside in GM stock."The software and services business attached to the EV shift represents a potential gold mine for the company," Wedbush said.Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.General Motors...
Tags: Trends, General Motors, Markets, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Stock Market, Chevy Bolt, Wedbush, Ives, Ives Ives, Matthew Fox, Daniel Ives, General Motors Stock, Wedbush That, GMC General Motors, Analyst Note


Confusing Choices: Chevrolet Silverado EV to Debut at CES 2022

All-electric pickup trucks are easily one of the strangest new vehicle segments of the day. Designed to appeal to a demographic of American motorists that normally wouldn’t give EVs a second glance, they’ve probably managed to get more tech nerds interested in pickups than anything else. Leathery dudes who have labored outdoors their entire lives […] The post Confusing Choices: Chevrolet Silverado EV to Debut at CES 2022 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Ces, Electric Vehicles, Editorials, Gm, Autos, Chevy, Sales And Marketing, Chevrolet, EVs, Consumer Electronics Show, Trade Shows, Debuts, News Blog, CES 2022, Chevrolet Silverado EV


GM Plans to Double Revenue, Lead US in Electric Vehicles

General Motors plans to cash in as the world switches from combustion engines to battery power, promising to double its annual revenue by 2030.
Tags: US, General Motors, Electric Vehicles, Gm


Volvo Announces IPO, Polestar Does SPAC Merger

Volvo Cars has confirmed months of speculation by announcing that it’s planning to go public on NASDAQ Stockholm. On Monday, the automaker stated that it would be seeking to raise 25 billion Swedish kronor (nearly $2.9 billion USD) via the selling of new shares as a way to fast-track its electrification plans. Those include ensuring […] The post Volvo Announces IPO, Polestar Does SPAC Merger appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Investments, Ipo, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Mergers, Autos, EVs, Volvo, Stockholm, Initial Public Offering, Industry News, Geely, SPAC, Volvo Cars, Hakan Samuelsson, News Blog


Lordstown Motors Sells Home to Foxconn

The troubled Lordstown Motors has announced it will be selling its Ohio production facility to the Taiwanese Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn. But this is not a case of the prospective automaker offloading its assets so it can pay off its debts in full retreat. Instead, Lordstown has asserted this is a […] The post Lordstown Motors Sells Home to Foxconn appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Deals, Investments, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Ohio, Foxconn, Partnerships, Industry News, Lordstown, Hon Hai Precision Industry, Endurance, News Blog, EV startups, Lordstown Assembly, Factory News


Opinion: When it Comes to EV Range, 520 Miles Are Too Many

You can say what you want about Lucid Motors and their upcoming Air luxury sedan, but you can’t call their PR team “shy”. “An absolute triumph of efficiency,” reads the headline. “Lucid Air achieves 520 miles of range … besting the closest competition by over 100 miles.” Think about that. There is a fast, comfortable […] The post Opinion: When it Comes to EV Range, 520 Miles Are Too Many appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Lucid, Ev, Range, News Blog, Lucid Motors