// VW Shows Early Rendering Of ID. Buzz Pickup, What Do You Think?
Volkswagen Group design boss Klaus Zyciora asks: “Shall we bring it to the next level?”
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// Ford Confirms Another All-Electric Pickup After The F-150 Lightning
It will be produced at a new plant in Tennessee and is expected to enter the market by 2025.
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THE FLEX // SALES AND STATISTICS NEWS
// Saudi Arabia agrees to buy up to 100,000 Lucid EVs
The deal includes an initial commitment of 50,000 vehicles, with an option to purchase 50,000 more, including the Lucid Air and “other future models.”
// Europe: Plug-In Car Market Share Reached 22% In March 2022
The Tesla Model 3 and Model Y were the best-selling electric cars in Q1.
GO JUICE // BATTERY AND ALTERNATIVE FUELS NEWS
// FPL Package Deal — EV Charger, Installation, & Unlimited Off-Peak Charging For $38 A Month
The all-inclusive EVolution Home package from FPL is a sweet deal for those who qualify.
// Envision AESC to build 30 GWh battery gigafactory in Kentucky
Japanese battery technology company Envision AESC has announced that it will invest $2 billion to build a new battery gigafactory in the Kentucky Transpark
// EU Public EV Charging Stations — No Worries
Public chargers won’t be a block on the EU’s combustion car phase-out, a new report finds. The lack of charging infrastructure, notably public points…
BEST OF THE REST // TODAY’S BIG STORIES
// Ford Loses $3.1 Billion In Q1 2022: Loss Due To Rivian Stock
Prior to investing in Rivian, Ford was profitable.
// Common Myths About Electric Cars, And How To Debunk ‘Em
The enemies of electric cars are out in full force — every hour of every day, a flood of FUD pours forth, not only on the sewers of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn,
IN OTHER NEWS // HERE’S WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING
// Nikola Celebrates The Customer Launch Of Serial Production In Arizona
In 2023, the all-electric Nikola Tre Class 8 semi-truck is expected to be joined by a hydrogen fuel cell version.
// California considers refocusing EV incentives toward low-income “gasoline superusers”
The amount of fuel used by an applicant’s vehicle would be calculated based on EPA mpg ratings for the model plus odometer readings
// India Still Doesn’t Want Tesla Importing Cars From China
The government has made it clear that if it is to allow Tesla to operate in India, the vehicles must be manufactured there.
// Is Your City Trying To Convert Its Fleet To All-Electric?
What kind of progress is your city making toward all-electric fleets? It is asking critical questions regarding its infrastructure needs, climate challenges, and procurement…
// Elon Musk Wins In $13B Lawsuit Related To Tesla’s SolarCity Deal
The judge finds that Musk didn’t persuade Tesla to acquire SolarCity simply to personally enrich himself.
// Energica CEO Livia Cevolini Talks Acquisition, Expansion, & Hot New Electric Motorcycles
Recently, I sat down with Livia Cevolini, CEO of Energica Motor Company, one of the leading electric motorcycle manufacturers globally.
// Watch The Volkswagen ID Buzz Development Documentary
The new ID Buzz looks the way it does because of tradition, but creating it is a thoroughly modern process.
// Ford CEO Pokes Fun At Tesla During F-150 Lightning Production Start Speech
Jim Farley joked that with bi-directional charging capability, Lightning is able to charge someone else’s Tesla.
ONE LINERS // STRAIGHT TO THE POINT