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More of the Los Angeles Police Department's barely used BMW i3 EVs are for sale, but they'll be gone quickly

Mayor Eric Garcetti, right, and and LAPD Chief of Police Charlie Beck, left, arrive to a press conference in one of the Los Angeles Police Department's newly unveiled transportation fleet of 100 all-electric BMW i3 vehicles in Los Angeles, California, on June 8, 2016. Danny Moloshok/Newscast US More BMW i3s from the LAPD's barely used fleet are now for sale at New Century BMW in Alhambra, California. The last set of 28 cars was up for sale in September, and sold out in four days. The c...
Tags: Transportation, Los Angeles, Trends, Car Buying, Autos, Cbs, Bmw, EVs, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Business Insider, Bmw I3, Los Angeles California, Carfax, Los Angeles Police Department, Charlie Beck


How the Nikola Badger went from hotly anticipated Tesla Cybertruck competitor to bust in a matter of months

The Nikola Badger pickup truck, which is now dead. Nikola Nikola Motor Company's Badger all-electric pickup truck was one of the most highly anticipated products from the startup, and on the EV market as a whole. The company also got the attention of General Motors, which partnered with it in a $2 billion deal to build the Badger. But 2020 saw fraud allegations and a high-profile resignation, which led GM to rethink its willingness to partner with Nikola. The Badger will no longer be produ...
Tags: Transportation, America, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Bloomberg, Ford, Mary Barra, Gm, Michigan, Honda, EVs, Electric Cars, Pickup Trucks, Anheuser Busch, Milton


Report: Japan May Ban Internal Combustion Vehicles Next Decade

The Japan Broadcasting Corporation, better known as NHK, reported that the island nation is considering banning new internal combustion engine cars by the mid-2030s this week. While we will continue to maintain that such an effort seems unrealistic when confronting the current realities of the market, Japan’s alleged plan offers a bit more leeway than […] The post Report: Japan May Ban Internal Combustion Vehicles Next Decade appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Government, Regulation, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Auto Sales, Reports, Industry News, Bans, NHK, News Blog, Product Planning, Internal Combustion Ban, Japan Broadcasting Corporation, Great Reset


Hyundai Promises New EV Platform That Won’t Have Terrible Range

If you feel like you’ve had your fill of news relating to electric cars, you’re not alone. Sadly, that’s just about all the industry is willing to let out of the bag right now. Whether you’re trying to pump staffers for information using sweet talk or waggling a crowbar in front of their face, they […] The post Hyundai Promises New EV Platform That Won’t Have Terrible Range appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Hyundai, Kia, Platforms, Genesis, Hyundai Motor Group, News Blog, E-GMP


Volvo CEO Says Governments Should Just Ban Gasoline Powered Cars

Volvo Cars’ chief executive, Håkan Samuelsson, believes a ban on gasoline-driven vehicles would be a more effective way to force groups to go electric than continuing to offer subsidies on battery-powered automobiles. The announcement comes as part of the Financial Times’ “Future of the Car Summit,” where Samuelsson will proclaim the internal combustion engine “a […] The post Volvo CEO Says Governments Should Just Ban Gasoline Powered Cars appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Regulation, Electric Vehicles, Mergers, Autos, EVs, Volvo, Geely, Volvo Cars, Hakan Samuelsson, Samuelsson, News Blog, BEVs, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group


VW Ends Racing Operations, Sends Team to Build EVs

Do you ever get the feeling that everything even remotely fun and interesting is being thrown on the pyre of progress so we can collectively live safer, duller lives? Case in point, Volkswagen is dismantling its racing operations so the 169 people it employed can be reincorporated. Responsible for the all-electric Volkswagen ID.R racer that […] The post VW Ends Racing Operations, Sends Team to Build EVs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: ID, Vw, Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, Audi, EVs, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Corporate Planning, ID R


Countries worldwide are passing laws to kill the gas-powered car — here's who's going all-electric, and when

The Volkswagen ID concept family. From left to right: The ID Buzz, ID, and ID Crozz. Volkswagen In the US alone, tailpipe emissions account for almost 20% of all emissions. Countries such as Britain, Canada, France, Iceland, and Sweden have all proposed some sort of emission-free vehicle legislation for the coming years. Already, automakers such as Volkswagen, Geely, and Mercedes-Benz are offering electrified options for buyers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The contr...
Tags: Transportation, UK, Sweden, Climate Change, California, Massachusetts, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Joe Biden, United States, Missouri, Ford, Mary Barra, Union of Concerned Scientists


Aston Martin in row over 'sockpuppet PR firm' pushing anti-electric vehicle study

Report disputing green benefits of EVs attributed to company registered to wife of carmaker’s directorAston Martin is at the centre of a climate lobbying controversy after a study co-commissioned by the company that cast doubt on the green credentials of electric vehicles was found to have been attributed to a PR company registered to the wife of a director at the luxury carmaker.The study, which has since been widely debunked by experts, was presented as “groundbreaking” third-party research an...
Tags: Business, Technology, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Travel and transport, Automotive Industry, Motoring, Electric, Hybrid And Low-emission Cars, EVs, Aston Martin, directorAston Martin


Elon Musk Says EVs Will Double World’s Need for Electricity

While electric automobiles have numerous advantages over internal combustion vehicles, we’ve often wondered when their disadvantages would be offset to a point that would make sense to have them become the dominant mode of transportation. While there are multiple issues that have to be addressed, one of the largest involves finding a way to source […] The post Elon Musk Says EVs Will Double World’s Need for Electricity appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Energy, Elon Musk, Technology, Germany, Tesla, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Tesla Motors, Gigafactory, News Blog, Tesla Inc


The rise and fall of the Nikola Badger, the all-electric Cybertruck rival that never was

The Nikola Badger pickup truck, which is now dead. Nikola Nikola Motor Company's Badger all-electric pickup truck was one of the most highly anticipated products from the startup, and on the EV market as a whole. The company also got the attention of General Motors, which partnered with it in a $2 billion deal to build the Badger. But 2020 saw fraud allegations and a high-profile resignation, which led GM to rethink its willingness to partner with Nikola. The Badger will no longer be produ...
Tags: Transportation, America, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Bloomberg, Ford, Mary Barra, Gm, Michigan, Honda, EVs, Electric Cars, Pickup Trucks, Anheuser Busch, Milton


Nikola's 25% dive is a good buying opportunity because the company's decision to abandon the Badger pickup means it can focus more on semi trucks, JPMorgan says

Nikola has run into trouble before when it comes to claims about its semi truck prototypes. Nikola The 25% sell-off in Nikola on Monday represents a good buying opportunity for investors as the company is no longer distracted by its Badger pickup truck, JPMorgan said.Nikola and General Motors entered into a revised deal on Monday that included the two companies shifting its focus away from the Badger truck and instead towards the Class 7 and Class 8 semi-trucks."We think this is a positive ...
Tags: Finance, Trends, General Motors, Investing, Markets, Electric Vehicles, Stocks, Goldman Sachs, Stock Market, EVs, ESG, Rbc, Jpmorgan, Nikola, Matthew Fox, NKLA


GM No Longer Building Nikola Electric Pickup, Nixes Equity Stake

On Monday, General Motors and Nikola Corp announced a revamped agreement that eliminates an equity stake in the startup for the Detroit automaker and nixed any plan for manufacturing Nikola’s electric pickup truck. This makes the keystone of the revised contract their collaborative work on fuel-cell development, represents a major setback in their partnership, and […] The post GM No Longer Building Nikola Electric Pickup, Nixes Equity Stake appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, Detroit, EVs, Industry News, Badger, Nikola, News Blog, FCEVs, Nikola Corp, Nikola Electric Pickup Nixes Equity Stake


This $144,000 Porsche Taycan EV has $40,000 in extras — including gold accents and futuristic electric sound

2020 Porsche Taycan 4S. Kristen Lee/Business Insider The Porsche Taycan 4S is currently the most expensive base-model Porsche EV you can buy. It starts at $103,800. My loaner came with nearly $40,000 in options, however, including a $10,000 brake kit option. In all, the car's MSRP came out to $143,690. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Porsche Taycan is the German automaker's first stab at an EV. And as luxury EVs go, it's a pretty good first attempt. Of course, becau...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Porsche, Autos, EVs, Electric Cars, Kristen Lee, PORSCHE Porsche, Taycan, BITranspo, BIReviews, Porsche Taycan EV, 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S, Porsche Taycan 4S, Mamba Green Metallic, Mission E Design


REVIEW: The $144,000 Taycan 4S is Porsche's first EV that pairs cosmic speed with eerie electric silence

2020 Porsche Taycan 4S. Kristen Lee/Business Insider The Taycan is Porsche's first EV and comes in three trims: the $104,000 4S, $151,000 Turbo, and $185,000 Turbo S. My 4S loaner came to $143,690 after options. On paper, Porsche's iconic gas-powered 911 Turbo S is faster. But in practice, the Taycan 4S feels like it has warp drive. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The luxury electric car space is saturated with the likes of Tesla, Lucid, Polestar, Audi, and Jaguar. But ...
Tags: Transportation, Germany, Trends, Tesla, Frankfurt, Lewis Hamilton, Porsche, Autos, Jaguar, Epa, EVs, Electric Cars, Warp, Hatch, Volkswagen Group, Macan


GM is Paying Cadillac Dealers to Ditch the Brand

Cadillac dealers disinclined to spend a sackful of money on revamping their businesses to sell and service electric vehicles received some moderately good news this month. General Motors is willing to issue them fat stacks of cash for stores that cannot rationalize the sizable expense of installing charging stations, training staff, and retooling the garage. […] The post GM is Paying Cadillac Dealers to Ditch the Brand appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, EVs, Auto Sales, Cadillac, Dealerships, News Blog, Dealer News, Car Dealer, Automotive Dealership


Nikola surges 29% as GM backs EV regulations and investors speculate a deal between the two companies is near

Nikola Badger. Nikola Electric-truck company Nikola gained as much as 29% on Tuesday after General Motors announced its no longer supporting the Trump administration's efforts to bar California from setting its own emissions regulations. California's authority to set its own fuel regulations will likely boost the EV industry, as will GM's new plan to increase spending on EVs and work with Biden to promote the industry. Investors are also speculating that Nikola and GM are close to reaching ...
Tags: California, Trends, General Motors, Markets, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Electric Vehicles, Mary Barra, Gm, Biden, EVs, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Barra, Nikola, Electric Truck


Volkswagen Passat Receives Date of Execution; VW Shifts Production Power Away From Lame Sedan

It’s been five weeks since I opined VW should cancel the Arteon and the North American Passat, and replace both with the European Passat instead. Late last week, Volkswagen complied with part of my request. They must read TTAC! As reported by Ward’s Auto, the Passat will exit Volkswagen’s North American lineup after the 2023 […] The post Volkswagen Passat Receives Date of Execution; VW Shifts Production Power Away From Lame Sedan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Germany, Sales, Industry, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Crossovers, Volkswagen, EVs, New Cars, Imports, Ward, Volkswagen Passat, Sedans, News Blog, Future Vehicles


Tesla has 104% upside potential in bull-case scenario as global demand for EVs hits tipping point, Wedbush says

Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images Tesla's inclusion in the S&P 500 and its "sustained path to profitability" means the bull story is now all about an acceleration in demand for electric vehicles, according to a note from Wedbush.As global demand for EVs hits a tipping point, Tesla could surge 104% in a bull-case scenario to $1,000, Wedbush said in the note."New designs around Cybertruck and Model Y will further aid growth globally and thus enable Tesla to achieve its million delivery un...
Tags: California, Finance, China, Trends, Markets, Tesla, Joe Biden, Electric Vehicles, Trading, Stocks, Biden, Stock Market, EVs, Goldman, Wedbush, Matthew Fox


Hyundai Being Sued Over Kona Electric Fires, LG Chem on Deck

Hyundai Motor Co. is being sued over a series of battery fires in its electric vehicles in Asia — specifically in relation to the otherwise-enjoyable Kona EV. Though it hardly seems fair to single out Hyundai when General Motors recently issued a recall encompassing 68,677 electric vehicles with batteries manufactured by LG Chem. Interestingly, Hyundai’s 74,000-strong […] The post Hyundai Being Sued Over Kona Electric Fires, LG Chem on Deck appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Safety, General Motors, Recalls, Korea, Gm, Lawsuits, Autos, EVs, Hyundai, Kona, Hyundai Motor Co, News Blog, Automotive Safety, Battery Electric Vehicles


Volkswagen's CEO says its latest round of investment in electric self-driving cars will let it finally 'beat Tesla'

Herbert Diess, CEO of German carmaker Volkswagen addresses the media during the annual news conference at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg Reuters Volkswagen is increasingly transparent about how it plans to catch Tesla's lead in electric vehicles. In a conference call Monday with analysts and investors, its CEO outlined an increased and accelerated investment into its electric powertrain and software development.  "The commitment, the investments, and the industrialization plans are ther...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, News, Berlin, Trends, Tesla, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Ubs, Volkswagen, EVs, Wolfsburg, Musk, Ev, Herbert Diess, Reuters Volkswagen


Progress, Thy Name is ZETA: New Electric Vehicle Lobbying Group Hits the Scene

If you think the political class is interested in what kind of policies citizens would like to see implemented, you’ve clearly never heard of lobbying groups. While we’re stuck at home writing thoughtful letters to congressional interns in the faintest hope that they’ll be dictated to a senator, corporately supported lobbyists are taking legislators out […] The post Progress, Thy Name is ZETA: New Electric Vehicle Lobbying Group Hits the Scene appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Tesla, Green, Industry, Infrastructure, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Automotive Industry, EVs, Electric Cars, Lucid, Industry News, Lordstown, Zeta, News Blog, Rivian


Rivian’s Retractable Camp Kitchen Costs $5,000

Electric-vehicle manufacturers often tout their products’ ability to double as a mobile generator for laborers needing a place to plug in their tools. But a few have also suggested a reliable power source would be similarly beneficial for recreational actives. In 2019, Rivian began showcasing the camp kitchen its designers had made fit into the […] The post Rivian’s Retractable Camp Kitchen Costs $5,000 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Camping, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Recreational Vehicles, Rvs, News Blog, Off-roading, Camp Kitchen, Rivian, R1T


Quebec Banning Gasoline Dependent Passenger Vehicles in 2035

On Monday, the Canadian province of Quebec announced it would be joining California and numerous European locales in the banning of gasoline-powered automobiles. Announced during a meeting regarding the region’s green economy plan, the French-speaking province said all new vehicles sold after 2035 would have to be entirely electric. Then there was a slight derailment as […] The post Quebec Banning Gasoline Dependent Passenger Vehicles in 2035 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: California, Government, Regulation, Canada, Autos, Montreal, EVs, Quebec, Emissions, News Blog, Internal Combustion Ban, François Legault, Elecric Vehicles, Vehicle Bans


Reinventing the Wheel: Daimler Intentionally Becoming a Smaller Company to Facilitate Tech

Daimler Chairman Ola Källenius went against the grain on Thursday by admitting the company he’s been tasked with overseeing will become significantly smaller in five years. That’s normally not the kind of thing you want to telegraph to shareholders via the media but he’s convinced this is the best course of action for the business. […] The post Reinventing the Wheel: Daimler Intentionally Becoming a Smaller Company to Facilitate Tech appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, China, Germany, Corporate Strategy, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Mercedes-benz, EVs, Daimler, Industry News, Daimler AG, Ola Kallenius, News Blog


Ford Unveils the 2022 E-Transit With 126 Miles of Range for $45,000

Ford’s $11.5 billion investment (through 2022) into electrification has birthed its first in a series of planned work vehicles. The E-Transit takes everything that was good about the gasoline-powered Transit van and makes a few sacrifices in the name of progress while also offering a handful of useful features made possible by its 67 kWh […] The post Ford Unveils the 2022 E-Transit With 126 Miles of Range for $45,000 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Transit, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, New Cars, Van, Ford Motor Co, Ford Transit, News Blog, Cargo Vans, Fleet Vehicles, Work Vehicles, E-transit, 2022 Ford E-Transit


New Details Emerge for Rivian R1T, R1S Configurations

Details of the upcoming Rivian R1T and R1S electric vehicles leaked just hours ahead of the company sharing some equipment options for the various trims and announcing that the online configurations (allowing you to build your own) will launch on November 16th. As of now, Rivian’s plan involves offering identical trims for the R1T pickup […] The post New Details Emerge for Rivian R1T, R1S Configurations appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Pricing, News Blog, Product Planning, Electric Pickups, Rivian, R1T, R1S


Ford’s Upcoming E-Transit is Kansas Resident, Means $100M Plant Investment

As we reported a couple of weeks ago, Ford is set to debut its new E-Transit electric van tomorrow. An announcement was made yesterday regarding the Transit’s production location. And the new van brings along some cash, and jobs as well. Claycomo, Kansas is now the confirmed production location of the E-Transit, as announced by […] The post Ford’s Upcoming E-Transit is Kansas Resident, Means $100M Plant Investment appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Sales, Industry, Transit, Ford, Efficiency, Autos, Kansas, North America, EVs, Green Cars, Electric Cars, New Cars, Ev, Ford Transit, News Blog


Ford’s Upcoming E-Transit is Kansas City Resident, Means $100M Plant Investment

As we reported a couple of weeks ago, Ford is set to debut its new E-Transit electric van tomorrow. An announcement was made yesterday regarding the Transit’s production location. And the new van brings along some cash, and jobs as well. Claycomo, Missouri is now the confirmed production location of the E-Transit, as announced by […] The post Ford’s Upcoming E-Transit is Kansas City Resident, Means $100M Plant Investment appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Sales, Industry, Transit, Ford, Efficiency, Autos, North America, Kansas City, EVs, Green Cars, Electric Cars, New Cars, Ev, Ford Transit, Claycomo Missouri


Kaiser Permanente workers fear robot vacuums will steal their jobs

LOS ANGELES — Workers at seven Kaiser Permanente facilities took to the pavement Tuesday to protest management’s apparently experimental use of robots in housekeeping, fearing they will lose good jobs to machines. Kaiser denies having any plans to displace workers, saying the robotic vacuums were only being tested in a pilot program. The Kaiser workers assembled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside seven facilities in LA and Orange County “to protest Kaiser Permanente’s attempt to replace workers with...
Tags: Business, News, Kaiser Permanente, La, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Kaiser, Orange County, EVs, Woodland Hills, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


Sacrilicious: Chevrolet Builds Bolt-powered K5 Blazer for SEMA

Chevrolet plans on showcasing a 1977 K5 Blazer converted over to all-electric propulsion for SEMA360, foreshadowing the Electric Connect and Cruise package General Motors hopes on selling in the latter of 2021. But it would first like to take the public’s temperature on the concept by surveying SEMA attendees interested in building their own electric […] The post Sacrilicious: Chevrolet Builds Bolt-powered K5 Blazer for SEMA appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Chevy, Concepts, Chevrolet, EVs, SEMA, Blazer, Chevrolet Blazer, News Blog, Engine Swap, SEMA 2020, Electric swap, Blazer-E, eCrate