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USPS ups its order of electric mail trucks, amid continued controversy


The United States Postal Service (USPS) is increasing orders for electric mail trucks, amid continued criticism of conservative electrification targets for the fleet. It’s the latest development on a yearlong drama, after the postal service announced a long-term agreement with defense contractor Oshkosh Defense that planned on just 10% of trucks… More…

Report: Porsche is working on a 911 sports car powered by solid-state batteries


An electric Porsche 911 powered by solid-state batteries is in the works, according to a recent report from German publication Manager Magazin (via Ecomento). While the electric sports car will reportedly appear in some form later this decade, it’s unclear whether this is a one-off experiment or something genuinely being prepared under research… More…

Toyota and Nissan EVs: With $7,500 tax credit phaseout soon, don’t miss the affordability window


The runway is looking shorter for two new affordable electric vehicles from Toyota and Nissan. That’s because both brands are getting quite close to a sales barrier that will no longer allow buyers to claim the full $7,500 federal EV tax credit—which could make quite a difference for those considering a Toyota bZ4X or Nissan Ariya… More…

Study: Electric vehicle “intenders” rank cost, convenience as higher priorities than EV owners do


Consumers who are planning to purchase an electric car have different priorities than current EV owners, according to a recent Plug In America study (via Charged EVs). Results from 8,000 United States respondents including both current EV owners and EV “intenders,” defined as those that do not currently own an EV but plan on acquiring one within… More…

2023 Nissan Ariya e-4orce will make all-wheel drive about more than traction: Tech preview


Our first time in the driver’s seat of the 2023 Nissan Ariya, earlier this week, was missing what, from a technical standpoint, is the star of the lineup: the company’s dual-motor all-wheel-drive system, augmented by a next-generation chassis system called e-4orce. Although e-4orce is technology for electric vehicles, it draws from… More…

Electrify America’s future EV charging stations: Solar canopies, customer lounges, valet services


Electrify America is looking to make its charging experience more upscale, with more elaborate installations than today’s standalone parking-lot chargers. The Volkswagen Group–funded charging network on Thursday announced plans for a handful of “showcase stations” with up to 20 DC fast chargers, plus amenities like customer lounges and solar… More…

More affordable Polestar 2 undercuts Tesla Model 3, at $47,200 for US


The new 270-mile single-motor version of the Polestar 2 will start at $47,200 (including destination) in the United States, Polestar confirmed Thursday. That base price undercuts the Tesla Model 3, which now starts at $48,190 for base version with a 272-mile range. Considering that Polestar qualifies for the $7,500 federal EV tax credit and Tesla… More…

Preview drive: 2023 Ariya electric crossover reboots Nissan EVs from the inside out


Electric vehicles have the potential to soothe and simplify, to declutter and maximize space. It’s an opportunity to reinvent the entire vehicle.around a distinctive look and feel, with less drama. Put away any impressions you might have about Nissan’s original mass-market electric car, the Leaf, as the 2023 Nissan Ariya seizes on that… More…

Lucid confirms Nvidia architecture for its DreamDrive Pro driver-assistance system


Lucid on Tuesday confirmed that Nvidia will supply the software architecture for its DreamDrive Pro driver-assistance system. DreamDrive Pro will use the Nvidia Drive software platform, in combination with 32 onboard sensors, Lucid said in a press release. That sensor suite includes 14 cameras, one lidar, five radars, and 12 ultrasonic sensors… More…

VW details major over-the-air update for ID.4 EV, promises more American software development


Volkswagen on Tuesday announced a major software update for the ID.4 and other EVs affecting charging, driver-assist tech, and various vehicle functions. The ID. Software 3.0 update will be installed in new vehicles, and will be made available to existing vehicles free of charge via an over-the-air (OTA) update, VW said in a press release. The… More…

Filling vs. charging: Gas vehicles cost up to six times more than EVs


In the United States, electric cars are cheaper to drive per mile the their gasoline counterparts, according to recent analysis from the Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA). The advocacy group compared operating costs of EV and gasoline cars, including the average costs of charging and filling up with gasoline. As of March 2022, EVs… More…

Opinion: The 2022 GMC Hummer EV does not tread lightly, but it’s an agent of change


The 2022 GMC Hummer EV is by no means an efficiency exemplar. In recent weeks, EPA certification documents were made available for the Hummer EV, and they put exact numbers on what we already knew would be this big electric truck’s Super Size dimensions, capacities, and consumption. That brought on another round of very critical assessments… More…

Honda plans quieter, more efficient EVs with lots of wind-tunnel development


Honda on Monday announced the opening of a new $124 million wind tunnel facility that could aid in the development of future electric cars. Located at the independent Transportation Research Center in East Liberty, Ohio, the Honda Automotive Laboratories of Ohio (HALO) facility was designed for testing both aerodynamics and aeroacoustics, Honda… More…

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning EPA range numbers confirmed: Up to 320 miles


Ford on Monday published EPA-estimated range numbers for the 2022 F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck. While these numbers are only estimates, they indicate the Lightning will have somewhat more range than Ford previously promised. With the optional 131-kwh extended-range battery pack, the Lightning will have 320 miles of range in XLT, Lariat… More…

Maserati will offer fully electric versions of all its models by 2025, on the way to all-EV by 2030


Maserati plans to add all-electric versions of each of its models by 2025, and is aiming for an all-EV lineup by 2030, executives said in a recent press conference. Electric models will be designated Folgore (Italian for “lightning”). The first one will be the GranTurismo Folgore coupe, set to debut in 2023, with a GranCabrio convertible version… More…