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Rivian has received 10,000 more reservations, at an average $93,000, since its March price hike


The electric truck maker Rivian confirmed Wednesday that the line of people waiting for its trucks has been getting longer, far faster than it’s been building them. Since Rivian’s controversial price hike of up to $12,000 in March—one met with collective pushback from early adopters—the company has received 10,000 new… More…

Tesla recalls cars for overheating issue—of screens, not battery packs


Tesla is recalling 2021-2022 Model S and Model X vehicles, and 2022 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles, over a charging issue that can cause infotainment screens to overheat. The recall of 129,960 vehicles addresses a problem with the infotainment screen central processing unit (CPU), which may not cool down sufficiently during fast charging, according… More…

Freightliner eCascadia electric semi: Production version bows, will be made this year


After testing with customers, the Freightliner eCascadia electric semi truck debuted in production-ready form Monday. Production is scheduled to start later this year at Freightliner’s Portland, Oregon, factory, the company said in a press release. Freightliner claims to have about 700 orders for the truck. The production eCascadia will be… More…

First drive review: 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning revolutionizes the pickup truck


The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is not evolutionary in design or concept, yet the electric pickup truck’s success could be revolutionary. When the Tesla Model S launched, every automaker took notice. The Rivian R1T had a similar effect in rethinking what a lifestyle pickup truck can be and do. To a lesser but no less important extent, the… More…

Report: EV charger vulnerabilities might leave them open to hackers


EV charging stations might become a target for hackers, according to a recent Automotive News report. Software vulnerabilities can leave charging stations open to hacking, according to the report. One example the report occurred earlier this year on the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom. Three charging stations’ screens were hacked to show a… More…

Lordstown Endurance electric truck production needs more cash, even if Foxconn deal doesn’t fizzle


Lordstown Motors plans to start production of its Endurance electric pickup truck before the end of the year, and is advancing a deal with contract manufacturer Foxconn, but it still needs more cash. Endurance production is scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2022, Lordstown said in its first-quarter 2022 financial results report. That’s… More…

Long before Tesla or the Leaf, this Nissan electric car claimed a 155-mile range


While we widely think of the General Motors EV1—or its preceding Impact concept car—as starting the era of the electric car. But there were others in that era, that followed a similar formula and might have potentially come to market earlier. One of them came from Nissan. As recently discussed by Japanese Nostalgic Car (via Hemmings)… More…

Study: EV owners use automaker smartphone apps often but aren’t so happy with them


A majority of EV owners use automaker smartphone apps to manage charging, but they aren’t happy with them, according to a new J.D. Power study. Of the EV owners surveyed, 70% said they used an app at least every other drive to monitor the charging process and view available range. And while most EV owners do the majority of their charging at home… More…

Volta plans to build its futuristic-looking electric trucks in the US, teases truck-as-a-service offering


Sweden-based Volta Trucks on Thursday announced plans to enter the United States market with its Zero electric commercial trucks. The company said in a press release that it plans to “appoint an experienced U.S.-based manufacturing partner in late 2022.” It plans to start U.S. production with this partner in 2024-2025. Prior to that, Volta plans… More…

Lucid updates on deliveries and raises prices effective June 1—but no price hike for reservation-holders


As part of a quarterly update Thursday, Lucid confirmed a price hike across its model line, and it confirmed that it’s still on track for producing 12,000 to 14,000 vehicles by the end of the year. During the first quarter of 2022, Lucid delivered 360 vehicles—up from 125 in the fourth quarter of 2021. And perhaps confirming that the… More…

Hyundai Ioniq 5 road-trip charging: Don’t seek out 350-kw connectors, 150 kw might be just as fast


Part of what makes the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and its close cousin, the Kia EV6, so noteworthy in the market is that they’re capable of taking advantage of 350-kw CCS connectors, and their faster-charging power levels allowed by 800-volt charging systems. On those 350-kw connectors, in ideal conditions, that can assure a road-trip charge from 10%… More…

Entire US Volvo lineup for 2023 is mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or EV


The entire 2023 Volvo lineup in the United States will be mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or all-electric, the automaker confirmed Wednesday in a press release. Volvo sees it as a step toward offering only pure electric vehicles by 2030 and being carbon-neutral by 2040. With the XC40 and XC90 crossover SUVs and V60 Cross Country station wagon getting… More…