// Electric Corvette, Heat Pump Energy Recovery Tech Teased
Big day for GM: heat pump tech and a new electric Corvette.
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THE FLEX // SALES AND STATISTICS NEWS
// Lexus Wants To Sell One Million EVs Annually By 2030
One million very good-looking EVs if they’re anything like the brand’s most recent concepts.
// Tesla’s FSD Beta 10.11.2 Showing Notable Improvements In Detroit
It seems this latest version, while far from perfect, is the most refined and solid to date when it comes to downtown Detroit driving.
// 15 European Countries Have 15%+ Plugin Vehicle Sales (New Car Sales)
There are now 15 European countries that have 15% or more of new-car buyers buying plugin electric cars (fully electric cars or plugin hybrids).
// China: Zeekr Delivered Over 8,000 Cars In Q1 2022
The company struggled with a lockdown in March and announced a price increase.
// Honda To Sell 800,000 EVs In North America By 2030
In addition to its partnership with GM, Honda will launch its own EV line and purpose-built electric car architecture.
GO JUICE // BATTERY AND ALTERNATIVE FUELS NEWS
// Wallbox builds EVSE factory in Texas, will produce bidirectional DC charger in 2023
Barcelona-based charging station manufacturer Wallbox has begun construction of a new manufacturing facility in Arlington, Texas.
// DOE announces new collaboration with utilities and EV industry to develop V2X charging infrastructure
The DOE is overseeing a collaboration among utilities, national labs, state and local governments, automakers, and other organizations that aims to advance the development of V2X (vehicle-to-everything) technology.
// LG Chem develops fire retardant plastic for EV batteries
New material has the longest flame blocking duration.
// GM Ends Support For Spark EV Batteries
Zach Hurst over at EV Resource has some sad news for us: GM will no longer support Spark EV batteries,
BEST OF THE REST // TODAY’S BIG STORIES
// Polestar future models – 2022-2037
There’s a lot to come yet from Polestar, including a so-called climate-neutral car due in 2030
// UPDATE: It’s Official – Elon Musk To Acquire Twitter For $44 Billion
It’s a done deal now.
IN OTHER NEWS // HERE’S WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING
// Preview drive: 2023 Vinfast VF 8 has a long way to go, and a short time to get there
Vinfast has set an ultra-aggressive timeline for its 2023 VF 8 electric SUV, and a quick drive in a prototype underscores there’s a lot of work that needs to be done in a short period of time.
// Subaru Announces Pricing And EPA-Estimated Range Of Solterra EV
The car will start at an MSRP of $44,995, slightly above the Toyota bZ4X.
// Sunbelt Rentals Adds Ford F-150 Lightnings To Its Fleet, Offers Battery Storage Systems
There’s a Sunbelt Rentals not too far from my house. I’ve been there a few times with relatives renting tools,
ONE LINERS // STRAIGHT TO THE POINT