Study: EV interest waning amid concerns over cost, charging
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by Stephen Edelstein
2h ago
Consumer interest in EVs has decreased compared to last year, according to a new J.D. Power study. On Thursday, J.D. Power released the results of its 2024 U.S. Electric Vehicle Consideration study. For the first time since the study's launch in 2021, analysts saw a decline in consideration of EVs by new-car shoppers. Of those car shoppers ..read more
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Megawatt charging for electric big rigs is starting to arrive
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by Stephen Edelstein
2h ago
After a few years of slow rolling, megawatt charging for electric commercial trucks is arriving in a substantial way. WattEV this week announced the opening of a solar-powered charging station for medium-duty and heavy-duty commercial trucks in Bakersfield, California. Announced in 2021, it's the fourth station WattEV has opened, following three ..read more
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Mercedes electric G-wagen review, Chinese EV tariffs, BMW and Honda EV targets: The Week in Reverse
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by Bengt Halvorson
1d ago
Which EV charging network remains slated for growth, with nearly the entire team laid off? How will EV tires last longer while tapping into more renewable materials? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending May 17, 2024. In a first drive of Mercedes' electric G-wagen, we found it ..read more
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Chevy Bolt EV owners may get up to $1,400 for battery recall
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by Bengt Halvorson
2d ago
Those who’ve owned or leased a Chevrolet Bolt EV from the 2017 through 2022 model year are likely eligible for an amount ranging from $700 to $1,400, as part of a $150 million settlement amount against GM and LG Energy Solution. The Michigan class-action case is the consolidated version of eight class-action cases filed in various U.S ..read more
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Mitsubishi EVs, Honda AWD hybrids, EV tire sustainability: Today’s Car News
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by Bengt Halvorson
3d ago
Honda promises more all-wheel-drive hybrids. Mitsubishi teases new EVs and hybrids for the U.S. And we run through why you shouldn’t need to buy EV tires as often in the future. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Honda has confirmed that it plans to make two million EVs annually by 2030. And, as part of a presentation outlining all ..read more
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Michelin doesn’t want you to buy as many EV tires
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by Bengt Halvorson
3d ago
The tire maker Michelin provides original-equipment tires for seven out of 10 EVs sold in the U.S. And yet it acknowledges that EV drivers shouldn’t be buying as many tires as they are. It’s a technology challenge on multiple fronts. EVs wear through tires quicker, as they weigh more and their torque-rich motor systems tear away more ..read more
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Mitsubishi plans EVs, plug-in hybrids in expanded US lineup
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by Stephen Edelstein
3d ago
Mitsubishi plans to update its U.S. lineup with new hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and EVs over the next few years. The automaker on Thursday unveiled a new business plan called "Momentum 2030" which includes plans for one new or refreshed model to be introduced between 2026 and the end of the decade, nearly doubling the automaker's U.S. lineup from ..read more
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Honda AWD hybrids are coming soon—and 2M EVs annually by 2030
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by Stephen Edelstein
3d ago
Honda will leverage EV hardware in a new all-wheel drive system for future hybrids, while also targeting two million annual EV sales by the end of the decade, according to a Thursday business update from the automaker. The all-wheel drive system for hybrids will use an electric motor developed for EVs to power one axle, eliminating the mechanical ..read more
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BMW EV targets, Ford hybrid recall, Aptera funding pivot: Today’s Car News
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by Bengt Halvorson
4d ago
Aptera is done with crowdfunding. Ford recalls Maverick Hybrid and Escape Hybrid models for a software issue. And BMW holds to its EV targets as other automakers waver. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. BMW is sticking to the EV targets it announced several years ago—50% fully electric sales by 2030, not including hybrids or plug-in ..read more
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Aptera finishes crowdfunding, seeks private capital for solar EV
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by Bengt Halvorson
4d ago
Aptera late Wednesday announced the end date for its crowdfunding stage, as it seeks private capital on its way “towards high-volume production” of its high-efficiency, three-wheel solar EV. The company’s Regulation A crowdfunding, which bypasses traditional investors and the stock market and emphasizes smaller amounts, will end ..read more
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