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// GM plans to restart Chevy Bolt EV production April 4, as recall battery replacements continue

Amid a large-scale battery-pack replacement campaign, GM will restart Bolt EV and EUV production.

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// 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E EPA Range, Efficiency Officially Listed

We check all versions of the Mach-E and compare it to some of the other EVs.

// Hertz invests in Ufodrive

Ufodrive raised US$19m in Series A funding, co-led by Hertz and Certares.

// 2022 BMW i4 EPA Range And Efficiency Officially Listed

Let’s see how it compares to other models.

// 2022 BMW iX xDrive50 EPA Range And Efficiency Officially Listed

The BMW iX impresses with range and efficiency.


GO JUICE // BATTERY AND ALTERNATIVE FUELS NEWS

// Study suggests corn-based ethanol is worse for global warming than gasoline

A study funded in part by the U.S. DOE found that ethanol is at least 24% more carbon-intensive than gasoline. It contradicts the conclusions of a 2019 USDA study suggesting ethanol has GHG benefits.

// ABP rolls out UK EV schemes in Humber

Some 17 of ABP’s 21 ports have renewable energy generation projects.

// Non-Tesla EV Supercharging: Parking Issues Are A Significant Problem

Because of this, Tesla might not be able to fully capitalize on opening Superchargers.

// Over 90% Of U.S. Lithium Imports From 2016–2019 Came From Argentina & Chile

The United States imports many of the minerals used in EV batteries, such as cobalt, graphite, lithium, manganese, and nickel, with lithium being the predominant mineral.


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

// 2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup Averages 47 MPGe, Weighs 9,063 Pounds

The 212.7 kWh Ultium battery alone tips the scales at 2,923 pounds—almost as much as a 2022 Honda Civic.

// Fisker is taking reservations for a $29,900 Ohio-built Pear urban EV it hasn’t been shown yet

The so-called “agile urban EV” will start at $29,900, Fisker says, with production overseen by the company that makes the iPhone and deliveries due to begin in 2024.

// Electric Car Range Drives Race For Aerodynamic Efficiency

The shape and design hugely impact the vehicle’s total range.

// Racism Lawsuit Against Tesla Provides An Opportunity For A Teachable Moment

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) is suing Tesla over allegations of racism, yet has refused to inform Tesla of the basis of the allegations.

// See How Rivian’s Gear Guard Tech Helps Keep The R1T Safe

Like Tesla’s Sentry Mode, Gear Guard uses the vehicle’s cameras to record a 360-degree view of the R1T when the owner is away.

// EVs May Hold Key To Australian Automotive Manufacturing Revival

Australia used to also make its own cars, now it just imports them.


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