Hyundai, Kia agree to pump $16.5bn into EV production in South Korea

Hyundai Motor Group and affiliate automaker Kia have agreed to spend $16.5 billion to produce electric vehicles at a new factory in South Korea. Hyundai Motor Group, which includes Kia, Hyundai Motor, and Genesis, said the factory will build 150,000 vehicles every year, supplying Hyundai and Kia with enough volume to supply customers with EVs. […]

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Honda Prologue all-electric SUV teased prior to 2024 release date

Honda teased the introduction of its all-electric Prologue sport utility vehicle today, which will be the company’s first BEV sold in the United States. Prior to its launch in 2024, the Japanese automaker gave consumers a preview of the potential design, which was developed through virtual reality visualization technology. A simple, yet sleek and sporty […]

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Genesis launches the all-electric GV60 in the United States

Genesis Motor America announced the launch and start of sales for the GV60 all-electric vehicle earlier today in the United States. It is the company’s first electric vehicle. The small, crossover SUV is Genesis’s first attempt at an EV in a quickly expanding sector. Tech seemed to be a core focus of the GV60 project, […]

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Lordstown Motors and Foxconn finalize sale of manufacturing facility

Lordstown Motors announced last night it has closed the sale of its manufacturing facility in Ohio to Foxconn after the two companies signed a contract manufacturing agreement and joint venture agreement for product development. After several years of delays and challenges that prevented the launch of its Endurance all-electric pickup truck, Lordstown announced in early […]

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Rivian issues its first recall: 502 R1T units affected by airbag defect

Rivian Automotive said it would recall 502 2022 R1T all-electric trucks in a recall issued by the NHTSA on May 10. The R1T may have improperly calibrated front passenger airbags, a defect that will require Rivian to replace the front passenger seat free of charge. “Rivian Automotive, LLC (Rivian) is recalling certain 2022 R1T vehicles,” […]

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DHL locks in 44 EV truck order from Volvo for regional hauling

Global logistics provider DHL and Volvo Trucks announced today the signing of a cooperation agreement for an intended order of 40 Volvo FE and FL all-electric trucks to be used for regional hauling and package deliveries. The order includes 40 of Volvo’s FE and FL models, with the first trucks already ordered: Six by DHL […]

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Kia EV6 wins U.S. News ‘Best Electric Vehicle’ award for 2022

The Kia EV6 has won U.S. News award for “Best Electric Vehicle” in 2022, beating out several worthy competitors. The 2022 Kia EV6 was named to the publication’s list of “Best Hybrid and Electric Cars,” and has now earned several high-profile awards, including the 2022 European Car of the Year. “The EV6 has been lauded as […]

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StoreDot demonstrates 100 miles of charging in 5 minutes with pouch cell

Israel-based StoreDot, a manufacturer of extreme fast charging battery technology for electric vehicles, publicly demonstrated its ability to charge a full-scale EV cell with enough energy for 100 miles in just 5 minutes. The demonstration took place at the EcoMotion Week 2022 event in Israel, where automakers like General Motors, Volvo, Ford, Continental, The Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi […]

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EV Readiness Index Study shows which U.S. States are most prepared for an electrified future

Perhaps one of the most crucial parts of the transition to electric vehicles as a nation is each state’s ability to commit to an electrified future. As some areas were quick to adapt to EVs due to their geographic location in relation to the most innovative companies, others are well off the pace and are […]

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Oil giant Shell partners with Penske for light-duty EV charging

Oil and gas giant Shell has partnered with Penske Truck Leasing to launch a new joint initiative to support light-duty electric vehicle charging at Penske locations. The companies announced the partnership yesterday at the Advanced Clean Transportation Act Expo. Penske Truck Leasing and Shell will initially deploy a series of Level 2 electric truck charging […]

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