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Mitsubishi plans EVs, plug-in hybrids in expanded US lineup

Green Car Reports
Mitsubishi plans to update its U.S. lineup with new hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and EVs over the next few years. The automaker on Thursday unveiled a new business plan called “Momentum 2030” which includes plans for one new or refreshed model to be introduced between 2026 and the end of the decade, nearly doubling the automaker’s U.S. lineup from… Read more…

BMW sticks to 50% EV target by 2030—not including hybrids, PHEVs

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BMW still aims for about 50% global EV sales by the end of the decade, in line with a plan the automaker rolled out in 2021, but still isn’t ready to declare an end date for internal combustion. “By 2030, all-electric vehicles should account for about half of our deliveries,” CEO Oliver Zipse said Wednesday in a speech to shareholders. But the… Read more…

Review: 2025 Mercedes-Benz G-Class works on its quads (motors, that is)

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It has four motors, 579 hp, and an off-road heritage that goes back further than the Rivian R1S, GMC Hummer EV, and Tesla Cybertruck. With the electric version of its military-grade G-Class, Mercedes-Benz promises even more freedom from pavement than all those American-built flagwavers, and it does it all with batteries. And it’s a sort of… Read more…

Musk: Tesla Supercharger network plans $500M expansion despite layoffs

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Despite recent layoffs, the Tesla Supercharger network is due for an expansion, CEO Elon Musk claims. Tesla will spend “well over” $500 million on the Supercharger network this year, Musk said Friday on X (formerly Twitter), the social media network he owns, adding that this investment will fund “thousands” of new chargers and is separate from any… Read more…

BP seeks stranded Tesla Supercharger sites in $1B EV charging buildout

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BP is eying Tesla Supercharger sites as part of a planned expansion of the oil giant’s U.S. charging network, Bloomberg reports. The company said it “is aggressively looking to acquire real estate to scale our network, which is a heightened focus following the recent Tesla announcement.” Tesla CEO Elon Musk earlier this month fired most of the… Read more…

Report: Trump offered to nix EV incentives for $1B donation from Big Oil

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At a meeting with top oil executives at his Mar-a-Lago club last month, Donald Trump offered to reverse Biden administration environmental policies in exchange for a $1 billion donation to his presidential re-election campaign, the Washington Post reports. The donation would be a “deal,” Trump said, because of the taxation and regulation oil… Read more…

Car flame retardants might make us sick—and be unnecessary in EVs

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Outdated federal standards for the flammability of vehicle interior materials—put in place before the rise of EVs—pose an unnecessary health hazard, argues Consumer Reports. In response to a study from the Green Science Policy Institute at Duke University, which found harmful chemicals from flame retardants can be present in the air of… Read more…

Here’s how California seeks to cut the cost of home EV charging

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Spikes in electricity rates can raise the cost of charging an EV at home, but California has a solution. As explained in a recent post on The Equation, from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), California is considering adding a fixed charge on electricity bills from its largest utilities in exchange for a reduction in the per-unit price of… Read more…

Report: EVs are slowing the pace of growth in gasoline demand

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Growing EV sales in both the U.S. and China could contribute to a halving in gasoline demand in 2024, says the consultancy Wood Mackenzie. Demand is likely to rise 340,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 26.5 million bpd for the year, but that’s the slowest growth since 2020, and down from a growth rate of 700,000 bpd last year, according to the report… Read more…

Tiny Eli Zero urban EV priced at $11,990, goes up to 90 miles—slowly

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Eli Electric Vehicles on Tuesday opened U.S. reservations for its Eli Zero, a tiny urban EV with a starting price of $11,900. Launched with help from crowdfunding, the Zero was first shown in 2017 and began shipping to European dealers in 2021. At the time, Eli said it was targeting a 2022 launch for the U.S. That date has slipped significantly… Read more…