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  • Dual Realities: VW CEO Claims Slow EV Shift Could Cost 30,000 Jobs October 13, 2021
    Like the rest of the world, the automotive industry is currently living in two distinct realities. Labor unions and part suppliers have been sounding the alarm that electric vehicles will require far fewer hands to manufacture and will ultimately lead to their demise. But battery firms, establishment politicians, and most automakers have claimed that transitioning […]
  • Lucid Motors Becomes an Automaker September 29, 2021
    Production of the 2022 Lucid Air started this week, adding another automaker to the North American roster. The manufacturer held an event on September 28th, inviting Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, relevant executives, big-time investors, select media outlets, and customers who dropped $170,000 to purchase the limited Dream Edition of the electric vehicle. While often framed as […]
  • Junkyard Find: 2017 Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell September 27, 2021
    I have become accustomed to running into the unexpected during my junkyard travels, finding everything from a JDM Nissan Fairlady Z to a bullet-riddled Cadillac from a Mythbusters episode to a British tank. That said, I never expected to find a four-year-old hydrogen fuel-cell car, more than a thousand miles from the only state in […]
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E Police Cars: Yay or Nay? September 22, 2021
    Whenever I close my eyes to fantasize about police vehicles, it’s a foregone conclusion that I’m thinking about a Ford Crown Victoria. The model had a two-decade lifespan occupying departmental motor pools as the de facto police cruiser. But it’s been out of action since 2012, leaving a gigantic hole in governmental order forms that […]
  • New York to Ban Sale of Gasoline Vehicles After 2035 September 9, 2021
    New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law a bill that effectively makes the sale of new gasoline-powered automobiles illegal within the state after 2035. On Wednesday, the state’s new governor took the brave step of copying California in deciding that all new passenger cars and light-duty trucks be zero-emission models within the next 14 years. Though she […]
  • GM Upset With Battery Supplier, Expands Bolt Recall Again August 23, 2021
    On Friday, General Motors announced that its recall of the Chevrolet Bolt would result in a loss of $1 billion. But only after it expanded the campaign to encompass every electric vehicle it has produced. Rather than a single $800-million defect requiring fire-prone models to come back for repairs, GM is now confronting two problems […]
  • Opinion: EV Owners Don’t Need a Home Charger August 2, 2021
    Filling up your car’s fuel tank is a normal and familiar chore for almost every car owner, right? You’re all familiar with the idea of driving a few hundred miles – whether that’s all at once on a road trip or in starts and stops around town – then pulling up to your local fuel […]
  • Emerald-Colored Glasses: Just How Green Are EVs? June 22, 2021
    As the resident sourpuss, I make it my business to complain about every industrial hypocrisy that crosses my path and the automotive sector has kept me so busy that there’s hardly any time left to address my own failings. Though I do have to confess that I sometimes feel guilty about how frequently I’m compelled […]
  • Lordstown Deathwatch: Another Unflattering SEC Filing Emerges June 18, 2021
    We’ve got more bad news about Lordstown Motors. Following several volleys of bad mojo ending with the departure of its upper management, the EV startup has informed the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday that it doesn’t have any binding purchase orders or commitments. That’s not what the company was saying several months ago. Hell, that […]
  • Recycling EV Batteries Might Soon Become Booming Domestic Industry June 7, 2021
    Having covered the White House’s incredibly expansive and costly infrastructure plan, specifically as it pertains to transitioning the entire nation toward alternative energy vehicles, we’ve often found ourselves asking questions. Puzzlers include wondering whether or not consumers actually want this change and how can we possibly expect to pay for this when we’ve already starting conjuring […]
  • Hyundai Xcient Fuel Cell HD Truck On Its Way May 27, 2021
    The Hyundai Xcient is on its way to becoming the first mass-produced hydrogen-powered, heavy-duty truck. Design and performance improvements have made it more competitive with those expected from Mercedes-Benz, Toyota-Hino, and Nikola. “Leveraging more than 20 years of experience in fuel cell technology, Hyundai Motor furthers its vision of an eco-friendly hydrogen society,” said Jaehoon […]
  • Senate Finance Committee Approves $12,500 EV Tax Credit Bill May 27, 2021
    On Wednesday, the Senate Finance Committee advanced the Clean Energy for America Act making a few tweaks from earlier proposals. Changes include raising the federal EV tax rebate ceiling to $12,500 and opening the door for automakers who already exhausted their production quotas. It’s good news for General Motors, which recently begged the government for just […]
  • 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Fast Charging CUV Exposed May 25, 2021
    The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 ultra-fast charging crossover utility vehicle was revealed yesterday, highlighting its Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). Ioniq 5’s 300-mile range, and 10-to-80 percent ultra-fast charging in 18 minutes showcases E-GMP technology. Outside, the ’45’ EV concept influenced the Ioniq 5’s design, while the chassis design adds more interior space. Ioniq 5 has […]
  • QOTD: Will Foxconn Make Fisker’s PEARs? May 17, 2021
    Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Technology Group, announced that it signed a development and manufacturing agreement with Fisker. Foxconn is one of the world’s largest electronics manufacturers and the producer of Apple’s iPhone. The cryptocurrency of carmakers, Fisker has nothing to show for five years of existence. They’ve not produced anything in five years […]
  • Hyundai Motor Group Invests a Boatload in the US May 13, 2021
    Hyundai Motor Group, makers of Hyundai and Kia autos, announced today their intent to invest $7.4 billion in the US by 2025. Electric vehicles, production facilities, and smart mobility is where the money will go. Putting in the work is one thing, but bringing the cash is another. Hyundai Motor knows that to be competitive […]
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