Ford aims to make EV markups and haggling history with dealership rules starting in 2024

During its annual dealership meeting in Las Vegas, Ford unveiled new rules for selling EVs under its Model E business unit that could put an end to markups and haggling—although they require significant upfront investment by dealers. Ford earlier…

$25,000 Tesla or not, executive says EV maker will need a more affordable model

Tesla needs a more affordable model, an executive said at a recent invite-only investor conference. But it’s unclear if that will be in the form of the much-discussed $25,000 Tesla or something different. Martin Viecha, the automaker’s head of investor…

Communities of color affected by air pollution lag in EV adoption; study looks at how to fix this

Interest in purchasing an EV is high among communities of color, which are also more burdened by air pollution than white communities. Yet significant barriers exist to greater EV adoption, according to a new study from Consumer Reports, EVNoire, Green…

Nissan Leaf EV batteries’ long lifetime is pushing recovery and recycling farther off

Nissan Leaf batteries are lasting a long time, according to an executive with the automaker, and that may push mass reuse and recycling further into the future. “Almost all of the batteries we’ve made are still in cars,” Nissan UK marketing director Ni…

Ford Mach-E EV, Lincoln Corsair plug-in hybrid among first to get automated lane-change feature

Two plug-in models will be among the first to get an updated version of Ford’s Bluecruise hands-free driver-assist system when it launches this fall. Adding an automated lane-change feature and other updates, the new version is dubbed Bluecruise 1.2 an…

Nissan approves first US bidirectional charger for Leaf, use won’t affect warranty

The Nissan Leaf will finally get bidirectional charging in the United States, and it won’t affect the EV’s warranty, Nissan confirmed this past week. Leaf models have for years had the hardware for bidirectional charging, which allows electric cars to …

Commercial EV startup Harbinger claims it can erase the up-front cost premium vs. gas or diesel

There’s a new commercial EV startup on the block. It’s called Harbinger, and claims to have an EV platform for medium-duty trucks that will erase the up-front cost premium over current gasoline and diesel trucks. The platform incorporates an “eAxle” th…