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Mercedes delays EV targets, ICE models staying “well into the 2030s”

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Mercedes-Benz is delaying an EV sales target that would have seen the automaker go all-electric in at least some markets by 2030, Reuters reports. The automaker told investors Thursday that it now expects EVs and hybrids to account for up to 50% of its sales by 2030. In 2021 Mercedes said it aimed to hit the 50% sales target in 2025, and sell only… Read more…

Here’s why in a few years EVs may not cost more than gas models

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Lithium supply may soon exceed demand for use in EV batteries, potentially bringing price parity with internal-combustion vehicles later this decade, according to a new study from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). New emissions rules proposed by the EPA are expected to boost EV sales to 67% of total U.S. new-car sales by… Read more…

Report: GM nixed electric vans, is rushing plug-in hybrid pickups

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General Motors has cancelled plans for more electric vans and a Ford Maverick-sized electric pickup trucks as it undertakes a “crash program” to launch plug-in hybrid pickups, Autoweek reported Tuesday. The automaker has nixed electric replacements for the ancient Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans based on the BrightDrop electric delivery van… Read more…

Report: Hyundai’s Genesis is backpedaling on all-EV plan, to hybrids

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Hyundai’s Genesis luxury brand is diluting a plan to go all-electric, according to a recent report from the Korean Economic Daily. In its 2021 “blueprints for electrification,” Genesis laid out that all new vehicles for the brand from 2025 on would be either battery electric or hydrogen fuel cell—on the way to all-EV by 2030. But the brand… Read more…

Volvo adds EX40, EC40 EVs, retires Recharge badge for plug-ins

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The fully electric version of the XC40 SUV will now be called the EX40, while its somewhat lower-roof C40 Recharge counterpart will be called the EC40, Volvo revealed Tuesday as part of a new naming strategy for its EVs and plug-in hybrids. Among Volvo EVs, EX calls out electric SUVs, like the upcoming EX30 and EX90, EC will be used for electric… Read more…

VW ID.7 Tourer EV boasts long range, looks set for a European vacation

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The Volkswagen ID.7 is getting a wagon variant for Europe, but this new model hasn’t been confirmed for the U.S. Unveiled Monday, the VW ID.7 Tourer combines range that’s fairly close to the hatchback version (VW estimates up to 425 miles on the European WLTP testing cycle) with cargo space that puts many SUVs to shame. VW claims 21.3 cubic feet… Read more…

2023 EV sales blew past 2022 levels every month of the year

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EV sales not only increased in 2023 overall, but they were higher than 2022 levels for every month of the year, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Car sales are seasonal, and they always have been, so there’s no reason to expect that total vehicle sales or even EV sales broken out will go up every month. Yet that’s exactly what DOE… Read more…

Kia dealers are already gouging away on EV9 electric SUV prices

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Price gouging has already hit one of the most anticipated new EVs of the year—the 2024 Kia EV9. CarsDirect reports that national dealer inventory data currently shows EV9 markups of up to $7,000 over MSRP. One dealership confirmed to the website that every EV9 on its lot had a $7,000 markup, in fact. Another advertised what was effectively a… Read more…

Report: Sony-Honda venture plans SUV, Civic-sized affordable EV

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Sony Honda Mobility is planning an electric SUV and affordable compact car in addition to its previously-shown sedan, according to a new Nikkei Asia report. The SUV will launch in 2027, followed by the compact car in 2028, the report said. Sony and Honda announced in 2022 that the sedan will be unveiled in 2025 under the Afeela brand name, with… Read more…

When did Republicans turn against EVs, and will the tide turn?

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EV bashing has become a regular Republican position and talking point, but it hasn’t always been this way. In a recent InsideEVs article, Detroit-based Republican and campaign consultant Mike Murphy discussed the results of a poll of 600 voters on EVs. Like many other current political issues, it shows a deep partisan divide, in this case with… Read more…