Aiming for circular supply chain, Ford partners with former Tesla co-founder’s company

Ford on Wednesday announced plans to partner with Tesla co-founder J.B. Straubel’s Redwood Materials on battery recycling. The plan is for recycled materials to be fed back into the United States EV battery supply chain, creating a so-called “closed lo…

Mercedes-Benz EQS flagship luxury EV priced at $103,360, US range not yet released

The Mercedes-Benz EQS electric luxury sedan will start at $103,360 when it reaches United States dealerships this fall, Mercedes confirmed Tuesday in a press release. That base price, which includes a mandatory $1,050 destination charge, buys the EQS 4…

Rivian details membership program for electric trucks’ charging access, connectivity

As it begins customer deliveries of the R1T electric pickup truck, Rivian has revealed more details of its subscription program for charging and other ownership perks. Per the company’s website, the Rivian Membership includes unlimited LTE connectivity…

NTSB chief calls Tesla Full Self-Driving “misleading and irresponsible,” amid city-driving beta test

The new head of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) called out Tesla’s use of “Full Self-Driving” branding for its non-autonomous driver-assistance tech in a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal. NTSB boss Jennifer Homendy called t…

Ford considers “purpose-built electric police vehicles,” offers Mach-E electric car for testing

Police cars are a significant chunk of Ford’s fleet business, and now the company is taking steps to make them electric. Ford on Friday said it is “exploring all-electric, purpose-built law enforcement vehicles” as part of its overall $30 billion inves…

Tesla Model S steering yoke is a pain and possible safety concern, says Consumer Reports

Testers at Consumer Reports recently got their hands on the Tesla Model S steering yoke, and first impressions aren’t good. The publication, which purchases all of its test vehicles, recently received a new Model S equipped with the yoke which, in addi…

GM asks Chevy Bolt EV drivers to park 50 feet from other vehicles, due to fire risk

As it works to replace battery modules in Chevrolet Bolt EV models to address battery-fire concerns, General Motors is asking owners not to park within 50 feet of other vehicles or on the open levels of parking garages, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Th…