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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…

EVgo plans high-power fast chargers at Chase bank branches, some with solar


High-power EVgo DC fast-charging stations are coming to Chase bank branches beginning this summer—some likely with solar power. Chase will add fast charging at 50 branch locations, potentially in California, Indiana, Illinois, New York, Oregon, and Pennsylvania, according to an EVgo press release. Chase expects all sites to be available for… More…

Biden meeting with Musk and other CEOs notes “broad consensus” on charging interoperability


The Biden administration held a meeting Wednesday with auto industry leaders to discuss electric vehicles and charging. A major topic of discussion was the administration’s goal of a national network of 500,000 EV charging stations, according to Automotive News (subscription required). The administration said in a statement that “there was broad… More…

Sono Sion solar EV will be built in Finland, not Sweden, in change of manufacturing partners


Munich-based startup Sono Motors on Tuesday announced a change in manufacturing plans for its solar-supplemented Sion electric car. The startup announced in a press release that it was switching contract manufacturing partners to Valmet Automotive, which will build the Sion at its factory in Uusikaupunki, Finland. The start of production is… More…

NHTSA investigates LG batteries behind EV recalls for GM, Hyundai, others


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is opening a review of defective batteries produced by LG Energy Solution that have been the cause of several large recalls, Reuters reported Tuesday. General Motors, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Stellantis, and Volkswagen began issuing recalls related to LG batteries in 2020. The NHTSA review… More…

Fisker confirms 10-year battery and powertrain warranty for Ocean EV


Fisker has confirmed 10-year/100,000-mile (whichever comes first) battery and powertrain warranties for its Ocean electric SUV, which is scheduled to start production in November. The battery warranty assures 75% of the battery’s original capacity, according to Fisker’s website. For reference, Tesla’s battery warranty is 8 years or 100,000 to… More…

Electric DeLorean teased for August reveal, the first of an all-EV brand reviving a familiar name


DeLorean Motor Company on Monday confirmed an August 18 reveal date for its all-electric successor to the DeLorean DMC-12 sports car. The reveal will take place at the Awards Ramp at the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance, and the prototype vehicle will be displayed at the Pebble Beach Concept Lawn on August 21, DeLorean said in a press release… More…

GM and Honda expand partnership with range of affordable EVs expected by 2027


General Motors and Honda are expanding their partnership to include a line of affordable EVs for North America covering what the automakers say are the most popular vehicle segments. Scheduled to go on sale in 2027, these vehicles will be based on “a new global architecture using next-generation Ultium battery technology,” GM and Honda said in a… More…

Chinese EV maker Nio might make phones—for the ecosystem, not to rival Apple or Samsung


Chinese EV firm Nio is considering a line of smartphones in response to demand from tech-savvy customers, CEO William Li said in an interview with China-based news service Sina published Friday. Customers want a phone that connects better to Nio’s vehicles, Li said. He indicated that a Nio phone wouldn’t be about making money or competing directly… More…

To support EV battery production, Biden turns to Defense Production Act


As part of a series of actions being taken to address gas prices and energy affordability, the Biden administration last week turned to a wartime tool to help ramp up the availability of critical materials needed for electric vehicles, sooner. According to a White House release, the Defense Production Act will be authorized to support lithium… More…

Tesla delivered a record number of EVs in Q1, amid supply-chain struggles


Tesla reported Saturday that it produced and delivered more than 300,000 vehicles, globally, in the first quarter of 2022. Tesla’s quarterly totals of 305,407 vehicles produced and 310,048 vehicles delivered included just 14,724 combined Model S and Model X vehicles delivered and 14,218 of those models produced. That left, for Model 3 and… More…

Steeper fleet fuel economy standards finalized, will bring more hybrids and EVs sooner


On Friday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finalized tougher fuel economy standards for vehicle fleets that will mean an adjusted, industry-wide average of about 49 mpg across new passenger vehicles and light trucks in 2026. The standards, which are a step steeper than the administration’s original proposal, boost fleet… More…

CATL improves cell-to-pack tech, claims advantage over Tesla 4680 cells


Battery supplier CATL on Wednesday announced its third-generation cell-to-pack technology, claiming this new version produces more power than the latest Tesla battery tech. Cell-to-pack refers to the direct integration of cells into a battery pack, without the modules used in most current pack designs. CATL claims the latest iteration of this… More…

Report: US policy shift to EVs, renewable energy could save $1.2 trillion in health costs


A rapid shift of new-vehicle sales to all-electric would bring tremendous health and climate benefits, according to the latest periodic report from the American Lung Association (ALA). The report, called Zeroing in on Healthy Air, makes electric vehicles and renewable electricity sources more urgent than ever—and the need for supporting… More…

Kia EV9 electric SUV confirmed for 2023 in Europe: US timing later?


Kia on Tuesday confirmed that a production version of its Concept EV9 electric SUV will launch in Europe in 2023, but it did not discuss United States launch timing. The automaker had already confirmed 2023 timing for the EV9 earlier this month, but it didn’t clarify which market. Kia America could not confirm to Green Car Reports either a U.S… More…