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// Production starts for Ford F-150 Lightning

Full production of Ford’s electric F-150 Lightning truck has begun at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center.

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// 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.

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// Chrysler boss: We are rethinking the minivan for the electric era

An electric minivan has a place in Chrysler’s product future—one with Stow ‘N Go seating and a 400-mile range.

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THE FLEX // SALES AND STATISTICS NEWS

// NIO Celebrates Production Of 200,000th Electric Car

The milestone was achieved in less than four years.

// China: Plug-In Electric Car Sales More Than Doubled In March 2022

More than a quarter of new passenger cars sold last month were rechargeable.

// China: Volkswagen Doubled ID. Electric Car Sales In Q1 2022

However, overall sales of the Volkswagen Group decreased by almost a quarter.


GO JUICE // BATTERY AND ALTERNATIVE FUELS NEWS

// GAC Aion Opens Its First Battery Swap Station In Guangzhou, China

The station features both battery swap and fast-charging capabilities, with a battery replacement taking as little as 2.5 minutes.

// VW Group Charging Updates: Fixed Prices, Plug&Charge, More Stations

Volkswagen, Skoda, Cupra, and SEAT EVs are now offering fixed kWh prices throughout the entire public charging network in Europe.


BEST OF THE REST // TODAY’S BIG STORIES

// Ram Teases Electric Ram 1500 BEV Pickup Truck

Presentation is expected in Fall 2022.

// Aston Martin Confirms Its First Electric Vehicle Will Arrive In 2025

The famed marque’s first electrified model, the plug-in hybrid Valhalla supercar, will debut one year before.


IN OTHER NEWS // HERE’S WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING

// Rivian To Add Sand And Pet Modes, Delay Ocean Coast Interiors

CEO RJ Scaringe tweeted that Sand Mode, pet mode, and a dashcam feature would be available soon via over-the-air updates.

// The Problems That Electric Semis Can & Can’t Solve

As electric trucks trickle into the market and we get closer and closer to long-haul models like the Tesla Semi, it’s becoming easier and…

// Plug Power Signs Green Hydrogen Deal For Walmart’s Fuel Cell Forklifts

The hydrogen specialist has been collaborating with Walmart since 2012 and now it is deepening its ties.

// Elon Musk’s Key Rules At Tesla, SpaceX, & Twitter Next?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has led his companies to success through a variety of means.

// China: Tesla Competition Asks Teams To Design Cyberquad Battery

The Cyberquad will most likely not just be designed, but also built in China.

// Earth Day Down Under, 2022 — EV Show & Tell

Despite the forecast of rain and an occasional brief shower, hundreds of people visited the Earth Day Electric Vehicle Expo in Brisbane on the…


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