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Electrify America signs on for 75 MW of solar, says it commits them to net-zero


Electrify America announced Wednesday that it’s buying into enough solar to more than offset the energy the network delivers to EVs from its charging hardware. With a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) formed with Terra-Gen, Electrify America is enabling a new 75-MW Mojave Desert solar facility that will allow its annual energy output… More…

Electric Mercedes G-Class SUV is due to get high-energy-density silicon anode battery chemistry


An upcoming electric version of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV will use silicon anode battery chemistry from American firm Sila, Mercedes confirmed Tuesday in a press release. Founded in 2011, Sila claims its high-silicon anode material can increase energy density by 20% to 40% over current lithium-ion cell chemistries. Higher energy density allows… More…

Review: 2023 Genesis GV60 EV is trimmed down and boosted up the luxury ladder from Ioniq 5


Genesis has spent the past few years putting new platforms under its gas vehicles to give the still new-ish luxury brand some needed differentiation from its Hyundai roots. But with the new 2023 GV60 and the rumored forthcoming GV90, it’s returning to that lineage as those vehicles are both based on the Hyundai E-GMP platform. This… More…

Stella Vita electric RV aims to get the most miles from solar


A team of Dutch university students has radically redesigned the RV with solar power and an aerodynamic shape. As detailed recently on “Fully Charged Show,” The Stella Vita is an electric RV with fold-out solar panels designed by Solar Team Eindhoven, a team of engineering students at the Eindhoven University of Technology. In 2021, the team took… More…

VW’s Scout EV brand a surprise to dealers: Will it try to bypass them for Tesla-like sales model?


The Volkswagen Group kept dealers out of the loop ahead of the recent announcement of its Scout EV brand, Automotive News reported Monday. VW announced the Scout brand May 11, confirming plans for a North American-market electric pickup truck and SUV under a separate brand structure. Scout, which revives the name of the classic International… More…

2023 Cadillac Lyriq starts at $62,990, with estimated 312 miles of range


GM has revealed starting prices and released some preliminary range numbers for its 2023 Cadillac Lyriq luxury electric crossover. The first fully electric Cadillac costs $62,990, including the $1,195 destination fee, in single-motor rear-wheel-drive form, or $64,990 in dual-motor all-wheel-drive form. And in RWD form it will deliver an estimated… More…

Analysis: Amid high gas prices, EV operating cost advantages have grown stronger


With gas prices spiking, the operating cost advantages of EVs have grown, according to new analysis. The Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA), an EV advocacy group, published a report Wednesday tracking the cost per mile of EVs and gasoline cars over the past six months. It found that, based on overall operating costs, EVs are much… More…

Bigger batteries in EVs could lead to colossal boost in particulate emissions—from tires, study suggests


Putting bigger battery packs in EVs can boost range, but a new study suggests it could also lead to a major increase in particulate emissions—from tires. The study comes from Emissions Analytics, a U.K.-based independent emissions testing firm. It first began sounding the alarm in 2020, publishing a study showing that tire-wear particulate… More…

Fully electric RVs are coming—with steeper range and charging challenges than electric cars


The pending onslaught of electric trucks and SUVs—already underway with the Rivian R1T and R1S, and the Ford F-150 Lightning—has people thinking about emissions-free camping and RV life as something viable in the near future. As we’ve underscored in the past with Tesla towing reports and other reality checks on range, taking on… More…

2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV bows in Redline Edition, while rest of Bolt EV lineup carries over


For its sophomore model year, the 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV gets a new Redline Edition, while the rest of the Bolt EV lineup carries over unchanged. The Redline Edition is an appearance package Chevy has been offering on some of its gasoline models for a few years now. The Bolt EUV Redline Edition gets gloss black 17-inch wheels with red accents, a… More…

Fisker provides first look at $29,900 urban EV, confirms Ohio production


Fisker confirmed Thursday that production of its compact electric vehicle, the $29,900 Pear EV, will enter production in 2024 at the former GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio. It’s not a niche affair, either. Fisker is going for volume with this one, with the aim to build a minimum of 250,000 units a year after the ramp-up, including some of the… More…

Rivian has received 10,000 more reservations, at an average $93,000, since its March price hike


The electric truck maker Rivian confirmed Wednesday that the line of people waiting for its trucks has been getting longer, far faster than it’s been building them. Since Rivian’s controversial price hike of up to $12,000 in March—one met with collective pushback from early adopters—the company has received 10,000 new… More…

Tesla recalls cars for overheating issue—of screens, not battery packs


Tesla is recalling 2021-2022 Model S and Model X vehicles, and 2022 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles, over a charging issue that can cause infotainment screens to overheat. The recall of 129,960 vehicles addresses a problem with the infotainment screen central processing unit (CPU), which may not cool down sufficiently during fast charging, according… More…

Freightliner eCascadia electric semi: Production version bows, will be made this year


After testing with customers, the Freightliner eCascadia electric semi truck debuted in production-ready form Monday. Production is scheduled to start later this year at Freightliner’s Portland, Oregon, factory, the company said in a press release. Freightliner claims to have about 700 orders for the truck. The production eCascadia will be… More…

First drive review: 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning revolutionizes the pickup truck


The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is not evolutionary in design or concept, yet the electric pickup truck’s success could be revolutionary. When the Tesla Model S launched, every automaker took notice. The Rivian R1T had a similar effect in rethinking what a lifestyle pickup truck can be and do. To a lesser but no less important extent, the… More…