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Lexus reveals its first electric vehicle for the US—steering yoke not yet included


Lexus on Wednesday unveiled the 2023 RZ, the luxury brand’s first dedicated EV, and the first Lexus electric model to be sold in the United States. Scheduled to arrive at dealerships later this year, this small crossover will launch in RZ 450e guise with a 71.4-kwh battery pack affording 225 miles of range, and dual-motor all-wheel drive. The… More…

Up close with the Lincoln Star concept: Smoother styling, new platform for brand’s future EVs


Lincoln is celebrating its 100th anniversary this week—not of the company’s founding in 1917 but its acquisition by Ford five years later. As a part of those festivities, Lincoln is also unveiling a new electric vehicle prototype, the Star concept, although the company’s future electrification plans remain a bit murky. Lincoln… More…

VW CEO says electric pickup would be “the chance of a lifetime”


An electric pickup truck would be “the chance of a lifetime,” Volkswagen Group of America CEO Scott Keogh said in a recent interview with Business Insider. Pickup buyers are known for brand loyalty and very specific preferences, but Keogh said he sees electrification as a “reset moment” that could allow new alternatives from different brands to… More…

BMW reveals fully electric i7 flagship sedan—as a version of redesigned 7-Series lineup


The all-electric flagship sedan of the BMW lineup, the 2023 BMW i7, has been revealed. And it looks virtually interchangeable with the rest of a completely new 2023 BMW 7-Series lineup revealed Wednesday. The i7 is in fact a version of the 7-Series—a variant of this model line, not built on a dedicated electric vehicle platform that omits… More…

Tesla vehicles can no longer be bought at the end of their lease


With used-car prices skyrocketing, Tesla is no longer allowing customers to buy cars at the end of leases. “All Tesla vehicles delivered on or after April 15, 2022, are not eligible for purchase,” according to new language on the company’s website first spotted by Electrek. “Third-party dealerships and third-party individuals are not eligible to… More…

Kia confirmed the EV9 electric SUV for the US: Now what about that electric pickup?


A Kia electric pickup has already been confirmed as a global model. But it would need to be an upscale model—not focused entirely around value and affordability—to make sense in America, a US Kia executive suggested to Green Car Reports at the New York auto show last week. Kia promised the EV9 SUV for the U.S. market starting in the… More…

Hyundai plans to build Santa Fe Hybrid, fully electric Genesis GV70 in Alabama


The Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid and an all-electric version of the Genesis GV70 will be built in Alabama, Hyundai confirmed last week. Both vehicles will be built at the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama plant near Montgomery, which currently builds gasoline versions of the Santa Fe, as well as the Hyundai Elantra, Santa Cruz, and Tucson. Santa Fe… More…

Analysis: Prices on used hybrids and EVs are up more than a third vs. a year ago


With increased gas prices driving demand for fuel-efficient vehicles, the average prices for used hybrids and electric cars rose significantly in March compared to the same month last year, according to new analysis from iSeeCars. Average hybrid prices increased 40.5%, while average EV prices increased 35.1%, according to the analysis. Note that… More…

2023 Nissan Leaf gets design makeover, simplified lineup, up to 215-mile range


With the Ariya electric crossover almost here, last year Nissan gave the Nissan Leaf a price cut of more than $4,000—making it the cheapest electric vehicle on the U.S. market. Now it’s kept the 2023 Leaf on this same, more affordable trajectory, while giving the styling an update and cutting the number of models in the lineup to just… More…

1,050-hp, 446-mile Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance keeps the Dream (Edition) alive


Lucid on Tuesday unveiled the Air Grand Touring Performance, which takes over from the limited-volume Dream Edition Performance as the most powerful Air model. Lucid built 520 Dream Edition models, splitting them between Range and Performance versions. The Grand Touring Performance and its companion Grand Touring model don’t have limited… More…

First drive review: 2023 Toyota BZ4X EV is set as the sideshow but upstages hybrid headliners


The 2023 Toyota BZ4X electric crossover is charmingly offbeat, and it seems to over deliver in nearly every way that might matter both to Toyota owners and those who want a no-fuss urban EV with trail cues. The BZ4X, the first from a fully electric sub-brand around “beyond zero,” fits in a market sweet spot alongside the bestselling… More…

Will an EV shift in 2025-2035 be the most transformative period in the history of the automobile?


EV sales are rapidly accelerating, which could bring on an epochal shift in the auto industry over the next decade, according to a new report from the Environmental Defense Fund. The Electric Vehicle Market Update, the fifth in a series of reports tracking EV growth, notes that the electric vehicle sector has especially gained momentum in the past… More…

Jeep updates Magneto concept for one-pedal off-roading, quicker acceleration


Jeep has updated its Magneto electric Wrangler concept, bringing it closer to the production EVs Jeep has said are in its future. Unveiled Friday ahead of the annual Easter Jeep Safari, scheduled for April 9-17 in Moab, Utah, the new version is straightforwardly dubbed Magneto 2.0. Output has been substantially increased compared to last year’s… More…