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// Tesla manages expectations for 2022

Tesla has plenty to manage in 2022 – including expectations on new product timings.

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// 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe plug-in hybrid goes 26 miles on a charge, gets 23 mpg on gasoline

Jeep hasn’t shied away from making its plug-in hybrids off-road savvy. The Grand Cherokee 4xe PHEV even gets a skid plate for its battery pack.


GO JUICE // BATTERY AND ALTERNATIVE FUELS NEWS

// VW ID.4 Getting Plug & Charge, Bidirectional Charging This Summer

VW Group CEO Herbert Diess brought the long-awaited news during his AMA session on Reddit.

// US Geological Survey Reveals Significant Battery Mineral Imports

The good news is that once recycling comes into play, things should improve.


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

// Report: Upcoming BYD Seal Might Be A Tesla Model 3 Competitor

It will be powered by the BYD Blade Battery.

// Nissan and Infiniti announce US-built EVs due in 2025

The Mississippi-built EVs will provide an entry that could replace the Maxima or Murano, and be Infiniti’s first EV.

// Ford Patent Suggests “Pet Mode” May Be A Future Feature

It appears Ford filed a patent for “Pet Mode” ahead of the launch of Tesla’s Dog Mode.

// 2023 Mercedes AMG EQE electric sedan puts the priority on performance

After years of deflecting questions about Tesla as a performance threat, the AMG EQS and AMG EQE represent the Mercedes performance division’s first serious attempts at volume-production EVs.

// Tesla “Phantom Braking” Under NHTSA Investigation

NHTSA has received 354 complaints about Model 3 and Model y phantom braking over the past nine months.

// Electric Or Not, Trucks Are A Menace (Trains, Not So Much)

A new electric train concept is hitting the rails, featuring autonomous independent freight cars.

// Pure Electric Ineos Grenadier Off-Roader Under Consideration

UK company is also evaluating a hydrogen fuel cell version, although that one will not arrive until 2027 “at the earliest.”

// Diess: Electric Pickup In US Is A “Good Idea,” Beetle EV Possible

The VW Group CEO did not confirm the models in his Reddit AMA session, but his comments suggest they are at least under consideration.


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