GM reportedly cancels GMC Hummer EV EV2 base model

Back in October 2020, General Motors (GM) officially launched the GMC Hummer EV. The vehicle was a behemoth in both specs and size, but it was quite reasonable with a starting price of just $80,000 for its base EV2 trim. This trim, as per a recent report, has reportedly been canceled by the veteran automaker.  […]

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Xiaomi to follow up Tesla Model 3 competitor with SUV by year end: report

Industry watchers in China have noted that smartphone giant Xiaomi may strike the iron while it’s hot this year, with the Chinese tech company potentially releasing an all-electric SUV following the launch of the SU7 sedan this week. The SU7 sedan has a lot of potential, with the vehicle being benchmarked against one of the […]

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Porsche recalls less than 1,000 Taycan units for electrical system risk

Porsche is recalling just 749 Taycan all-electric vehicles from 2021 to 2024 due to a high-voltage battery short-circuiting risk. Porsche Taycan, Taycan 4S, and Taycan 4 Cross Turismo vehicles were identified by data analytics they may have a potential issue with short-circuiting in the high-voltage battery. The company said in an NHTSA 473 Safety Recall […]

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Cruise leadership pledges more transparency, greater culture of safety in new letter

GM self-driving subsidiary Cruise has posted an update from its key executives. In a letter, the Cruise executives admitted to the company’s previous shortcomings. They also outlined their efforts to ensure that the robotaxi service provider could bounce back stronger than before.  Back in October, a Cruise self-driving robotaxi in San Francisco was involved in […]

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StoreDot closes in on U.S. market entry with launch of R&D campus in California

StoreDot is closing in on entering the U.S. market with the launch of a Research and Development campus in California. StoreDot said that the new 5,800-square-foot R&D campus has several advantages, mostly having to do with its strategic location in the middle of several prestigious colleges and universities that will offer top-tier engineering talent upon […]

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Renault CEO calls for Auto European plan to protect against ‘onslaught of EVs from China’

Renault CEO Luca de Meo released a 19-page open letter to Europe describing an auto European plan to protect against the ‘onslaught of electric vehicles (EV)’ coming from China.”  Meo stated that the center of the global automotive market has gravitated toward Asia. He pointed out that electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids account for 14% […]

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Bentley pushes back plans for its first EV, and its commitment to an all-electric lineup

Bentley has pushed back its plans for its first EV, as well as its commitment to an all-electric lineup. Among luxury and legendary automakers, Bentley is in the same realm as Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, and Ferrari. All of the previously listed companies have made somewhat firm commitments to a focus on EVs moving forward. Bentley, however, […]

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Biden Administration pulls back rule that revises EV mileage ratings

The Biden Administration is pulling back on a proposed rule that would require automakers to build fewer combustion engine vehicles or face hefty fines. On Tuesday, the Department of Energy decided to slow down the phase-out of existing rules that give car companies extra fuel-economy credits for the EVs they sell. The goal was to […]

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Nissan finds Honda as ideal partner in EV development project

Nissan and Honda have launched a partnership to develop electric vehicle projects. This ideal partnership is between two brands that are fighting to make Japanese companies relevant in an ever-growing slice of the greater automotive sector. Nissan and Honda executives officially launched the partnership on Friday, stating that they had reached an agreement on a […]

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