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Electric car sales in the US will overtake those of combustion vehicles by 2036, according to an EY report

In 25 years, by 2045, sales of non-electric cars will barely account for 1% of the global market. Lucid Electric car slaes will equal those of combustion cars in the US in 2036, says a Bloomberg report. Millennials and government incentives will be key to the growth of non-polluting mobility. Germany is leading the way in Europe, having sold 398,000 electric cars in 2020. See more stories on Insider's business page. Of the 78 million vehicles sold worldwide in 2020, 3.2 million were el...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, UK, China, Germany, US, International, Trends, General Motors, Markets, Bloomberg, Economy, United States, Retail, Ey, Biden


Yes, Virgina, You Can Tune Electric Cars

Tuners. Hot-rodders. Street racers. They’re called by different names, come in different shapes and sizes, and wave flags of loyalty to all manner of bizarre and obscure icons, but they all share the same basic desire: To take a perfectly good car and make it go faster. For these enthusiasts, “more” is never enough, and […] The post Yes, Virgina, You Can Tune Electric Cars appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Tesla, Autos, Performance, EVs, News Blog, Tuning, Aftermarket, Porsche Taycan, Tune Electric Cars


Tesla Opening Charging Network to Other Brands

On Tuesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that his company’s proprietary charging network would be opened up to other brands by 2022. It’s something Europe has been pressing the automaker on for years and a topic that’s become increasingly popular in the United States. Tesla announced it had completed over 25,000 charging points this year […] The post Tesla Opening Charging Network to Other Brands appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Europe, Elon Musk, Tesla, Infrastructure, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Charging, Tesla Motors, News Blog, Tesla Inc, Charging Networks, EV Charging, United States Tesla, Ev Charging Infrastructure


Elon Musk says Tesla will let other cars use its network of 25,000-plus Superchargers by the end of this year

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images Elon Musk said Tesla would open its Supercharger network to other electric cars later this year. Tesla reached a milestone of 25,000 chargers worldwide in May, and is still installing more. When Tesla first made its charging stations, there was no industry standard, Musk said Tuesday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Tuesday that Tesla would let other brands' electric vehicles use its Superc...
Tags: Transportation, South Korea, Elon Musk, London, News, China, US, Trends, Tesla, Iceland, EVs, Musk, Fort Lauderdale, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Tech Insider, Supercharger


Elon Musk: Tesla Will Open up Superchargers to Other EVs

Tesla CEO Elon Musk this week confirmed that the automaker will start to open up its network of Superchargers to other vehicles “later this year.”
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, EVs, Electric Cars, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Supercharger, Supercharging


GM confirms a third electric pickup truck is in development

GM will add a full-size electric pickup truck to its GMC lineup, the latest in a string of EV product announcements by the automaker in the past year as it pushes to deliver more than 1 million electric vehicles globally by 2025. The EV pickup was shared in a slide deck during the media presentation and later confirmed to TechCrunch. Duncan Aldred, vice president of global Buick and GMC, didn’t provide further details about the vehicle or when it might go into production. The GM brand is already...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Chevrolet, Detroit, EVs, Gmc, Buick, Chevrolet Silverado, Mark Reuss, Hamtramck, GMC Hummer EV, TechCrunch Duncan Aldred


Europe Proposes Banning Internal Combustion Cars By 2035

Last week, the European Union proposed banning the sale of all new internal combustion vehicles starting in 2035. With several member nations proposing restrictions in the coming years, EU leadership feels it can accelerate the timeline to force electric vehicles as the de facto mode of transportation. The European Commission has suggested making it illegal to sell […] The post Europe Proposes Banning Internal Combustion Cars By 2035 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Editorials, Europe, Government, Green, News Blog, Bans, Electric vehicles, EU, European Commission, European Union, EVs, France, Germany, ICE, Internal Combustion, Internal Combustion Ban


Ford Introduces Gasoline Scented Perfume to Help Sell EVs

Ford’s marketing for the Mach-E is getting truly bizarre. Rather than stick to the traditional method of buying up advertising space and bombarding consumers with commercials, the Blue Oval has been branching out by introducing automotive-themed fragrances. However, the gasoline-scented toilet water the company has cheekily named “Mach-Eau GT” and designed to remind customers of […] The post Ford Introduces Gasoline Scented Perfume to Help Sell EVs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Advertising, Marketing, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Sales And Marketing, EVs, Mustang, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Ford Motor Co, Blue Oval, News Blog, Mach E, Mach-Eau GT, Ford Introduces Gasoline Scented Perfume


A Brief History Of Chrysler/FCA/Stellantis Promises That Weren’t Kept

Stellantis, formerly known as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, spent some time last week promoting “EV Day” and talking about its EV plans. We covered the event and the company’s plans. We’ve also noted in the past that many OEMs are talking a big game on EVs but it’s anyone’s guess if they’ll meet the timelines and […] The post A Brief History Of Chrysler/FCA/Stellantis Promises That Weren’t Kept appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industry, Fca, Autos, Chrysler, Concepts, EVs, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Product Planning, Chrysler FCA, Stellantis, Concepts That Never Were, Past Cars


NHTSA Cautions Against Leaving Chevrolet Bolt EVs Indoors

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued an alert pertaining to Chevrolet Bolt owners, as the vehicles’ LG Chem battery packs could have a propensity to catch fire. On Wednesday, the safety organization recommended that the cars be left outdoors (ideally a healthy distance from anything flammable) and never left unattended while charging. This […] The post NHTSA Cautions Against Leaving Chevrolet Bolt EVs Indoors appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Safety, Recalls, Autos, Chevy, Bolt, Chevrolet, EVs, Electric Cars, Nhtsa, Chevrolet Bolt, Bolt Ev, LG Chem, News Blog, Automotive Safety, EV fires


GM to launch fleet charging service to power commercial EVs, even at home

GM and its new EV business unit BrightDrop are launching a fleet charging service as the automaker aims to ramp up its bet on connected and electric commercial vehicles. The service, branded Ultium Charge 360 fleet charging service in a nod to GM’s new electric architecture and batteries that will be the foundation of its future EV plans, offers many of the tools that a commercial delivery, sales or motor pool business might need. It also includes an effort to add home charging for drivers. The ...
Tags: TC, Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Gm, EVs, Duke Energy, Schneider Electric, BrightDrop, Alex Keros, Charge Energy


Tesla’s German Factory Needs Help From Shanghai

Despite achieving a miraculous global expansion in a period where established industrial conglomerates and regulatory hurdles make it nearly impossible for new automakers to persist, Tesla’s German facility is running behind schedule. Production at the Gruenheide plant (aka Giga Berlin or Gigafactory 4) was originally planned to commence this month, with deliveries kicking off shortly thereafter. […] The post Tesla’s German Factory Needs Help From Shanghai appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Germany, Tesla, Production, Industry, Regulation, Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, Autos, Supply, EVs, Tesla Motors, Gigafactory, Model Y, News Blog, Factory News


Opinion: EV Shift Will Require Philosophical Blend

A little under two weeks ago, yours truly wrote about President Joe Biden’s plans for cutting tailpipe emissions and helping to encourage the shift to electric vehicles. I laid out three basic philosophies that are at play in the debate as to how best move consumers en masse from internal-combustion-engine cars to EVs. Here’s how […] The post Opinion: EV Shift Will Require Philosophical Blend appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Joe Biden, Rants, Editorials, Autos, EVs, Electric Cars, Future Cars, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Market Philosophies


40,000 charging stations for electric vehicles planned for Southern California

What will come first? More electric cars on California’s roadways or additional electric vehicle chargers? This chicken-and-egg problem has plagued the changeover from gasoline-powered to electric passenger cars, which according to a goal set by Gov. Gavin Newsom, is supposed to be completed by 2035 as a way to reduce smog that causes health problems and greenhouse gases that bring about global climate change. Southern California Edison announced a plan Monday, July 12, to exponentially multiply...
Tags: Energy, Business, News, Utilities, California, Environment, Cars, Los Angeles, Tesla, Edison International, Southern California Edison, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Autos, EVs


Ram EV Appears Imminent for 2024 Model Year

Lost in the shuffle about Stellantis’ EV Day yesterday — and the weird slogans, especially the Dodge eMuscle thing — was another bit of news we weren’t able to get to yesterday. Ram has an EV truck planned for 2024. It’s all part of Stellantis’ plan to have EV coverage in every segment by 2030. […] The post Ram EV Appears Imminent for 2024 Model Year appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Ram, Autos, EVs, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Ram 1500, Product Planning, 1500, Ford Lightning, Stellantis, Ev Trucks, Ram Ev


Dodge Promises First-ever Muscle EV, Dusts off Retro Logo

Stellantis made many announcements yesterday at its “EV Day 2021” event, first and foremost a big commitment to EVs going forward. The second most important thing involved the super cringe slogans for each brand. But there was also a Dodge-specific announcement, which promised the first-ever EV muscle car, and the resurrection of a long-dead logo. […] The post Dodge Promises First-ever Muscle EV, Dusts off Retro Logo appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industry, Electric Vehicles, Ram, Autos, Dodge, EVs, Jeep, Electrification, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Muscle Car, Retro Logo, 2020s, Stellantis, EV day


From Porsche's $91,000 station wagon to GMC's 1,000-horsepower pickup, here are 9 of the coolest electric vehicles launching in 2021

The Air sedan, the debut model from EV startup Lucid Motors, is set to hit streets in 2021. Lucid Electric cars are hitting the market at a dizzying pace. More than 10 new EVs will go on sale in the US by the end of 2021. The Lucid Air sedan, Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo wagon, and GMC Hummer EV truck launch in 2021. See more stories on Insider's business page. Long gone are the days when a Tesla, Nissan Leaf, or Chevy Bolt were practically the only options if you wanted a car that ...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, California, US, Trends, Tesla, Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Auto Industry, Gm, Epa, Air, Bmw, Illinois, Audi, Mercedes Benz


Stellantis Makes Big EV Promises. Can It Keep Them?

  It’s EV Day at Stellantis. And boy, is there a lot to chew over. Stellantis lays out plans to invest more than €30 billion through 2025 on electrification. Those plans include a target of over 70 percent of European sales being low-emissions vehicles in Europe, along with over 40 percent in the U.S. The company […] The post Stellantis Makes Big EV Promises. Can It Keep Them? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Ram, Autos, Dodge, EVs, Jeep, Electrification, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Stellantis, EV day


Dodge challenges: Can the automaker bring muscle into the electric future?

The term muscle car has always been a euphemism for concessions. Want the most power for the money? Forget about a sports car from Porsche or Lotus. Buy a muscle car and just take corners a bit slower. Today Dodge announced it’s making an electric muscle car and it will be available in 2024. The first question that comes to mind: Well, if it’s a muscle car, what’s missing? There’s a difference between a muscle car and a sports car, and Dodge is uniquely suited to know the differences. The brand ...
Tags: TC, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Porsche, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Chrysler, Jaguar, Toyota, Dodge, Plymouth, Chevrolet, EVs, Durango


Report: Volkswagen to Sell Stake in Electrify America

According to a report in Automotive News, Volkswagen Auto Group is about to sell its stake in Electrify America, a company that builds chargers for electric vehicles. The company wants to do this so that it can seek outside funding to build its own charging infrastructure. According to the News, VW is working with Citi to find […] The post Report: Volkswagen to Sell Stake in Electrify America appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Autos, Chargers, Volkswagen, EVs, Citi, Electrification, News Blog, Charging Networks, Electrify America, Automotive News Volkswagen Auto Group, News VW


Bentley reveals Flying Spur Hybrid, its latest in the push toward electric

Bentley Motors, the 102-year-old ultraluxury automaker under Volkswagen Group, revealed its newest hybrid model on Tuesday. The company says this latest iteration of the Flying Spur Hybrid is its most environmentally friendly vehicle yet. This new model is part of Bentley’s Beyond100 plan to become a carbon-neutral organization with an entirely electrified range by 2023 and a totally electric lineup by 2030. That’s a tall order given the fact that the British company’s first all-electric vehicle...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Jaguar, Vietnam, Nissan, EVs, Bentley, Volkswagen Group, Macallan, Bentley Motors, InMotion Ventures, Bentayga Hybrid


Volvo, Daimler, Traton invest $593 million to build electric truck charging network

Volvo Group, Daimler Truck and Volkswagon’s AG heavy-truck business the Traton Group announced on Monday a non-binding agreement to build a network of high-performance public charging stations for electric heavy-duty long-haul trucks and buses around Europe. The news was first reported by Reuters. The three major European automakers will invest €500 million (~$593 million USD) to install and operate 1,700 charging points in strategic locations and close to highways. They intend to finalize the a...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Tech, European Union, Automotive, Vw, Electric Vehicles, EVs, Volvo, Daimler, Reuters, Daimler Trucks, Volkswagen AG, Volvo Group, ACEA, Volvo Daimler


Department of Justice opens investigation into EV startup Lordstown Motors

Lordstown Motors continues to stumble. The beleaguered electric vehicle startup is now being investigated by the Department of Justice, in addition to an ongoing investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The investigation, first broke by the Wall Street Journal on Friday, is still in its early stages, according to unnamed sources. It is being conducted by the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan. “Lordstown Motors is committed to cooperating with any regulatory or governmental inve...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Drama, Tech, General Motors, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Investigations, SEC, Department Of Justice, EVs, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Securities And Exchange Commission, SPAC


Canadian Government Now Wants All Vehicles Zero-Emission By 2035

The Canadian government has said it wants to accelerate its self-imposed deadline to ensure the sale of all light-passenger vehicles be of the zero-emissions variety by 2040. According to statements made by Transport Minister Omar Alghabra on Tuesday, Canada’s new target should be 2035. That presumably leaves customers with a little over a decade to enjoy […] The post Canadian Government Now Wants All Vehicles Zero-Emission By 2035 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Regulation, Canada, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Liberal party, EVs, Electric Cars, Canadian, News Blog, Battery Electric Vehicles, BEVs, Internal Combustion, Canadian Government, Omar Alghabra


Prelude to the Prologue: Honda Names Next EV

Despite issuing some of the most realistic messaging pertaining to electric vehicles you’re likely to encounter within the automotive industry, Honda has started to come around to making bold commitments that it’ll probably have to revise. In April, the company stated that it wanted EVs and fuel-cell vehicles to make up 40 percent of all […] The post Prelude to the Prologue: Honda Names Next EV appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, Crossovers, Honda, EVs, Acura, News Blog, Honda Prelude, Product Planning, Prologue, BEVs, Ultium, Honda Prologue


Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Range Confirmed

The range numbers are out for Ford’s highest-performance Mustang Mach-E. The Ford Mustang Mach-E GT (say that five times fast) and Mach-E GT Performance Edition have maximum ranges of 270 and 260 miles, respectively. Not bad for an EV that Ford promised will hit 60 mph from a dead stop in 3.5 seconds, thanks in […] The post Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Range Confirmed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, EVs, New Cars, Mustang, Ford Mustang Mach, Range, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Mustang Mach-E, Ford Mustang Mach-E, ford mustang mach-e GT, ford mustang mach-e GT performance edition


Audi Transitioning Solely to EVs Doesn’t Include Chinese Market

Volkswagen Group has been prattling on about electrification for years and ultimately decided that Audi would be the tip of its progressive spear. The brand has cachet as both a luxury and performance division, while simultaneously possessing VW’s magical ability to produce vehicles that don’t become an eyesore after you’ve had them in the garage for […] The post Audi Transitioning Solely to EVs Doesn’t Include Chinese Market appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Industry, Regulation, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Automotive Industry, Audi, EVs, Industry News, Volkswagen Group, Brand Strategy, News Blog, e-Tron, Product Planning, Battery Electric Vehicles


Emerald-Colored Glasses: Just How Green Are EVs?

As the resident sourpuss, I make it my business to complain about every industrial hypocrisy that crosses my path and the automotive sector has kept me so busy that there’s hardly any time left to address my own failings. Though I do have to confess that I sometimes feel guilty about how frequently I’m compelled […] The post Emerald-Colored Glasses: Just How Green Are EVs? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Media, Government, Environment, Marketing, Green, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Editorials, Autos, Environmentalism, Automotive Industry, EVs, Electric Cars, News Blog, Industry Trends, BEVs


Ford is probably working on electric follow-ups to its Maverick and Ranger trucks

Ford teased future electric pickups at an event in May. Ford Ford could follow up the F-150 Lightning with electric versions of the Maverick and Ranger pickups. The vehicles aren't official, but Ford said in May it plans to develop a mid-size electric truck Ford CEO Jim Farley has said the new Maverick could become a family of trucks, including an EV. See more stories on Insider's business page. The recently revealed F-150 Lightning is Ford's first all-electric truck, but it...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Ford, The New York Times, EVs, Jim Farley, Ford Ford, Jim Baumbick, Tim Levin, Maverick Ford, Ford COO Hau Thai Tang, Unless Ford, CarBuzz Ford


Lordstown Deathwatch: Another Unflattering SEC Filing Emerges

We’ve got more bad news about Lordstown Motors. Following several volleys of bad mojo ending with the departure of its upper management, the EV startup has informed the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday that it doesn’t have any binding purchase orders or commitments. That’s not what the company was saying several months ago. Hell, that […] The post Lordstown Deathwatch: Another Unflattering SEC Filing Emerges appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Automotive Industry, EVs, Lordstown, Securities and Exchange Commission SEC, Deathwatch, Electric Pickup, EV startups, Lordstown Motors, Lordstown Motors Following