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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…

Study: EV drivers want gas-station perks at charging stops

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When it comes to charging stations, EV drivers want the same amenities drivers currently get at gas station, a new AutoPacific study found. The AutoPacific EV Consumer Insights Study asked over 7,200 “future EV acceptors,” defined by the consulting and market-research firm as “those who either intend to purchase or will consider purchasing an EV… Read more…

Report: Electric Kia Stinger successor called EV8 in production plan

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An electric successor to the sporty Kia Stinger looks due to launch in 2026 under the name EV8, according to source material revealed via Korean Car Blog. A proper enthusiast’s car sporting a rear-wheel drive platform and sleek hatchback styling, the Stinger was launched for the 2018 model year and discontinued after the 2023 model year. But a… Read more…

2024 Chevy Equinox EV gets price cut, still starts at $34,995 and 319 miles

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As Chevrolet revealed last fall, the 2024 Equinox EV will eventually arrive with a $34,995 starting price, including the $1,395 destination fee—in a form that achieves an EPA-rated 319 miles. GM confirmed again Monday that all versions will qualify for the $7,500 EV tax credit—meaning that the effective base price for eligible buyers… Read more…

Kia exec: Plug-in hybrids misunderstood, Telluride hybrid a possibility

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Kia has already ushered in several new EVs over the past model year. Looking ahead to the next year, it will solidify some new decisions about its range of hybrids and plug-in hybrids for the brand, in addition to additional EVs on the way. Russell Wager, Kia America’s vice president of marketing, told Green Car Reports at the Chicago auto show… Read more…

Study: EVs and plug-in hybrids remain more trouble-prone than hybrids

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EVs and plug-in hybrids average more problems than hybrids and gasoline cars, J.D. Power found in its 2024 Vehicle Dependability Study. The study, which is based on owner-reported issues with vehicles within the first three years of ownership, showed an average 256 problems per 100 vehicles for EVs and 216 for plug-in hybrids. That’s higher than… Read more…

Electrify America’s flagship urban EV charging station is indoors

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Electrify America on Wednesday unveiled its first indoor charging station, which the charging network says will serve as a template for future sites in urban areas. Located in San Francisco’s South Market neighborhood, two blocks from the Bay Bridge, the new “flagship” site has 20 chargers providing up to 350 kw of power, according to Electrify… Read more…