GM battery factories, hydrogen BMW X5, Honda Clarity sunset, Toyota’s far-off EV future: Today’s Car News

GM is adding more battery factories and upping investment, as Toyota says it’s too early to focus on EVs. The Honda Clarity lineup is at the end of the road. And BMW’s hydrogen-powered X5 hits the road for testing. This and more, here at Gr…

Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV, US-made Polestar 3 SUV, Lincoln EV plans, Audi charging: Today’s Car News

Polestar plans to build its first electric SUV in the U.S. Lincoln confirms its first all-electric model due in 2022. The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid is rated for range and mpg. And Audi is changing up its charging offerings with the E-Tron GT&mdas…

Fuel-cell Defender; Lordstown upheaval; taxi battery swapping; Ford, Rivian, and VW: Today’s Car News

Battery swapping might come to U.S. electric taxis soon. Land Rover is working on a hydrogen fuel-cell version of its Defender SUV. Ford still sees Rivian and VW an important part of its EV strategy. And Lordstown Motors’ CEO is out, as it grappl…

Lexus NX plug-in, Model S yoke, Maserati EV, California charging infrastructure: Today’s Car News

Lexus rolled out a 36-mile plug-in hybrid that’s a luxurious cousin of the Toyota RAV4 Prime. The Tesla Model S arrived with an aircraft-style yoke, even though safety officials continue to send mixed signals. Maserati’s first EV will be a …

Tesla Model S Plaid debut, 85-mpg Ford F-150 Lightning, CHAdeMO fast-charging: Today’s Car News

The Ford F-150 Lightning might not be efficient by EV standards, but it’s the equivalent of an 85-mpg fuel-sipper. Tesla rolls out the Model S Plaid by showing how it checks all the boxes in outperforming gasoline models. And the CHAdeMO fast-cha…

2022 Jaguar I-Pace, Aptera “never charge” lifestyle, GM EV policy: Today’s Car News

The 2022 Jaguar I-Pace is getting a new interface and faster charging. We look at what Aptera sees as the lifestyle for its solar-supplemented, three-wheeled, hyper-efficient EV. And with its opposition to California dropped, GM provides a much better …

Lordstown crunch, Apple car batteries, ride-hailing and charging deserts: Today’s Car News

Apple reportedly shops around for batteries for an EV. Charging deserts might keep electric ride-hailing from some urban communities. Electrify America enters home charging. And is Lordstown Motors viable? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. On T…

40-mpg pickup, Niro EV changes, Volvo PHEV sales, Tesla recalls: Today’s Car News

The Ford Maverick hybrid shows a 40-mpg future for gasoline compact trucks that Toyota has inexplicably omitted. Kia carries the Niro EV over as anticipation builds for the EV6. We sum up recent Tesla recalls. And Volvo has been selling a lot of plug-i…

Tesla Model S Plaid+, Model Y batteries, Mach-E production, Jeep car-sharing: Today’s Car News

The Ford Mustang Mach-E beats the gasoline Mustang in production. The Biden administration is pushing for more EV battery recycling in the U.S. Jeeps are being offered under a new car-sharing push. The Tesla Model Y is reportedly due to get different b…

Toyota not “anti-EV,” Ariya delayed, up close with BMW iX, mobile charging service: Today’s Car News

Toyota says it isn’t “anti-EV.” We get an up-close look at the BMW iX electric SUV. The Nissan Ariya is delayed by a few months, but it’s still shaping up to offer the same performance and value. And would you subscribe to charg…