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Ford F-150 Lightning electric trucks already produced, first deliveries still due for spring 2022


The Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup isn’t due until spring 2022, but Ford on Thursday confirmed that the first pre-production examples of the Lightning are already being built at the factory that will make consumer-bound versions next year. The pre-production F-150 Lightning trucks will be used for real-world testing, Ford says… More…

Xpeng P5 electric sedan starts around $25,000, leads in driver-assistance tech, aims for Europe


Chinese automaker Xpeng has released pricing information for its third electric car, the P5 sedan. While the P5 is destined for Europe in addition to Xpeng’s home market, it’s unlikely to reach the United States. In China, the P5 is available in six trim levels ranging from 157,900 yuan to 223,900 yuan, Xpeng said in a press… More…

Lucid Air electric car: 520-mile EPA range rating ousts Tesla from top spot


The U.S. EPA has posted official efficiency and range estimates for the 2022 Lucid Air electric luxury sedan. Its 520-mile range rating establishes a new record, surpassing that of the highest-range Tesla by more than 100 miles. It is the longest-range EV ever rated by the EPA, Lucid emphasizes. It’s not the most efficient, though, in terms of… More…

Rivian is making R1T electric trucks for customers, hasn’t detailed first deliveries yet


Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe tweeted Tuesday that the company had built its first customer R1T electric pickup truck. However, while Rivian also confirmed that it has met regulatory requirements to begin deliveries, it hasn’t provided any detail on how that will play out. Regulatory approvals aren’t going to affect this process. Rivian confirmed to… More…

Tesla co-founder’s company focuses on “less sexy” key for US-made EVs: Battery materials


As United States battery manufacturing increases to support greater EV production, battery materials could become a potential choke point. It’s this “less sexy” element that Tesla co-founder J.B. Straubel aims to address with his new company, Redwood Materials. As detailed in a recent Bloomberg profile, Straubel aims to move more of the… More…

2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge earns higher EPA range and efficiency vs. 2021


Recently-published EPA range and efficiency ratings for the 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge electric crossover show increases over the 2021 model. Volvo hasn’t confirmed any changes to range or efficiency for the 2022 XC40 Recharge, which largely carries over from its 2021 debut. However, the EPA’s Fueleconomy.gov website shows 223 miles of range, with… More…

BMW i Vision Circular concept rethinks the compact EV under a circular economy


To truly minimize a car’s environmental impact, automakers need to do more than eliminate tailpipes. Unveiled earlier this week at the Munich auto show, the BMW i Vision Circular concept feature not only an electric powertrain, but also sustainable construction. The compact EV is based on the idea of a “circular economy,” where materials are… More…

Report: Shifting the federal fleet to EVs could save US taxpayers $4.6 billion by 2030


Shifting the federal fleet to electric vehicles could save United States taxpayers $4.6 billion by 2030, according to a report released last month by the Electrification Coalition and Atlas Public Policy (via InsideEVs). The report found that 97% of the light-duty vehicles and buses in the federal fleet could be replaced with EVs by 2030, and 40%… More…

First drive review: 2022 Polestar 2 single motor beats Tesla on build quality, remixes priorities


Suddenly there’s an attractive, premium, reasonably priced, electric car that doesn’t have a Tesla badge. The question is whether that matters and what concessions—or advantages—that brings with it. Polestar flew me to Santa Fe, New Mexico and tossed me the keys to the 2022 Polestar 2 single-motor front-wheel-drive model. I… More…

First drive review: 2022 Polestar 2 dual-motor revisits the value equation


A lot can change in a year. Suddenly the Polestar 2 is more than just one car in one build configuration. The 2022 Polestar 2 lineup has expanded to become more competitive, less expensive, and now has both a single-motor and dual-motor model with option packages. Priced right on top of the Tesla Model 3 the 2022 Polestar 2 dual-motor long-range… More…

Mercedes-Maybach EQS concept presents its future electric SUV in super-lux form


Mercedes used this week’s Munich auto show to unveil a concept car previewing a super-sized EV for its ua-luxury Maybach sub-brand. The Concept Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV also hints at an upcoming SUV companion to the EQS sedan unveiled earlier this year. Maybach will then get its own ua-luxury version of that model, similar to how the current… More…

Three of the five US states with the most EVs didn’t have a mandate for them


Zero-emission vehicle mandates have been an important tool for spurring EV sales, but some states have managed to do pretty well without them, according to new government data. In fact, three of the five U.S. states with the most EV registrations don’t currently have mandates in place requiring the sale of zero-emission vehicles by the… More…

VW ID.Life concept previews $24,000 EV built on pared-down MEB platform


Volkswagen used this week’s Munich auto show to preview an affordable electric car starting at 20,000 euros (about $24,000 at current exchange rates), and based on a pared-down version of its MEB platform. Unveiled in concept form as the Volkswagen ID.Life, and likely to be badged ID.2 in production, the new model features a crossover-like body… More…

Toyota to slash EV costs by half, target just 10 percent range degradation in 10 years


Toyota on Tuesday outlined a battery-development push aimed at slashing costs and increasing battery lifespan. The automaker plans to spend $13.5 billion on battery development through 2030, with the goal of reducing battery cost per vehicle by 50% over the Toyota bZ4X, the electric crossover the automaker plans to launch next year, CTO Masahiko… More…

Mercedes EQB electric SUV: Specs and features confirmed for 2022 US arrival


At the Munich auto show, Mercedes-Benz on Sunday confirmed a few key pieces of information about how the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB will arrive in U.S. spec—although pricing and driving range remain variables that might or might not see this luxury EV fitting into some American driveways starting next year. The EQB will be offered in the U.S. in… More…