Hyundai’s 2023 IONIQ 6 achieves range of 361 miles in EPA testing

The new 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6 has completed final EPA testing. Different trim levels earned different estimated range figures, but the star of the show was the IONIQ 6 SE RWD Long Range variant, which achieved an EPA-estimated range of 361 miles. The EPA testing also awarded a 140 combined MPGe rating to the IONIQ… Read more »

CitySprint adds 40 Maxus electric vans to its fleet

British same-day delivery company CitySprint is expanding its EV fleet by adding 40 new electric vans from Maxus, a subsidiary of Chinese automaker SAIC. The new electric vans have a range of up to 213 miles (344 kilometers) and are deployed across the UK cities in which CitySprint operates, including London, Leeds, Bristol, Manchester, Southampton… Read more »

Tata Motors to operate 1,500 electric buses for Delhi Transport

Tata Motors and its subsidiary TML CV Mobility Solutions have signed an agreement with Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) to operate 1,500 electric buses in New Delhi. According to the agreement, TML CV Mobility Solutions will supply, operate and maintain 1,500 12-meter low-floor Tata Starbus electric buses over the next 12 years.  “We are pleased to… Read more »

Ford CEO talks candidly about Ford’s problems with its Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning

Automakers are in the midst of what is arguably the largest technological shift since the birth of the industry, and it’s inevitable that they’re going to have problems. Despite their deep pockets and vast expertise in manufacturing, legacy brands are still struggling to catch up with industry gadfly Tesla—but as VW’s former CEO Herbert Diess… Read more »

Are plug-in hybrids the next Dieselgate?

Plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) don’t get much respect in the EV industry these days. They’re the epitome of a transitional technology, and it would be hard to argue that many of them justify their price premiums over plain hybrids. It’s widely believed that, thanks to ill-considered government incentives, many PHEVs are bought by drivers who never… Read more »

VIA Motors sells 2,000 Class 3 electric chassis cabs to Pegasus

EV manufacturer VIA Motors has received a purchase order for 2,000 Class 3 VIA electric cutaway chassis cabs from Pegasus Specialty Vehicles. Pegasus will use the chassis cabs to build Type A school buses, electric shuttles and paratransit buses. A Pegasus bus on a VIA cutaway will feature all-wheel drive, low floor height and a… Read more »

New York City to require rideshare fleets to use 100 percent EVs by 2030

Electrifying rideshare vehicles has the potential to deliver outsize emissions reductions, as they log many more miles than personal vehicles. In his recent State of the City speech, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced that rideshare fleets operating in the city will be required to go zero-emission by 2030. The Big Apple is one… Read more »

California bill would make EV conversions eligible for state rebates

California has several state programs, including the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program (CVRP) and the Clean Cars for All Program, to encourage drivers to buy EVs. However, EV conversion fans have been feeling left out of the party. Now the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a trade group that represents the specialty automotive industry, has sponsored… Read more »

evLABs to provide Box Truck Network with electric trucks and delivery vans

Electric truck and bus builder evLABs has signed a 5-year exclusive agreement with Box Truck Network to supply new and repowered electric trucks, including a Class 6 electric truck called the CurrentT and an electric delivery van called the Thunderbolt. evLABs specializes in vehicles ranging between 19,500-pound and 33,000-pound GVWR, including delivery vans, school/transit buses… Read more »

This provision of the IRA could deliver much bigger results than the EV tax credits

The so-called Inflation Reduction Act includes a long list of measures intended to promote e-mobility and renewable energy. The one that’s gotten the most press is the revamped system of tax credits for EV purchases—and naturally so, because that’s the measure that most drivers can see benefitting them directly. However, as John Voelcker writes in… Read more »