THE FLEX // SALES AND STATISTICS NEWS
// US Electric Vehicle Sales Might Nearly Double In 2022
Everyone who follows electric vehicle news knows there is a certain amount of fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) online.
// UK Starts 2022 Above 20% Plugin EV Share — May End Close To 50%
The UK saw plugin electric vehicle share hit 20.4% in January 2022, up from 13.7% in January 2021.
GO JUICE // BATTERY AND ALTERNATIVE FUELS NEWS
// Israeli Startup Puts Electric Highway To The Acid Test In Motor City
Detroit aims to reclaim automotive innovation thunder with a new first-of-its-kind electric highway for wireless EV charging on the go.
// China strengthens lead in global EV battery market
China has grown stronger in the EV battery market, new research showed.
// It’s Time To Demystify EV Charging
What can be done to help people relinquish their love of the gas nozzle and embrace the EV charging cable?
// Volvo-Northvolt joint venture battery plant due in 2025, could supply 500,000 EVs annually
Scheduled to open in 2025, the joint-venture plant will have a “potential” annual battery cell production capacity of up to 50 gigawatt-hours, which would be enough for 500,000 EVs annually
// Tesla Co-Founder Endorses New Solid-State EV Battery
The solid-state EV battery race is really cooking now, and Tesla co-founder Martin Eberhard is a fan.
// The Wacky Untaxed World Of Jet Fuel Is Coming To An End
The emissions of aviation will be priced, the cost of aviation will go up, and that’s part of why my projection of aviation growth is flat through 2100.
IN OTHER NEWS // HERE’S WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING
// Meet The New Normal: Ford Maverick Hybrid Pickup
Starting at just $19,995, the new Ford Maverick is a winner.
// DS E-Tense Performance Is An 805-HP Laboratory For Future EVs
The updated body of the 2016 DS E-Tense Concept houses two Formula E motors and an experimental battery.
// CEO: Ford plans to “reengineer” Mustang Mach-E incrementally, won’t save improvements for mid-cycle refresh
Ford CEO Jim Farley suggested Ford will shift to applying engineering changes that boost performance and profitability ASAP, rather than at mid-cycle refreshes.
// USPS Claims It’s Committed To A Future Of Electric Vehicles
That said, the USPS puts an emphasis on the lack of funding and the importance of making the rollout fiscally responsible.
// Nissan To End Internal Combustion Engine Development… Sort Of
Nissan says it will no longer develop internal combustion engines — except for the US.
// Rivian R1T Software Update 2022.3.1: What Is It, How Did It Work?
Tesla isn’t the only company successfully executing over-the-air software updates.
// BYD Unveils V2G-Capable Type A Electric School Bus For The US
Thanks to bi-directional charging, the 30-seat vehicle can serve as a power storage resource when it’s not transporting students.
// Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance eyes global EV leadership
Despite strains between members, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is seeking competitive gains from more collaboration in EV technology and manufacturing.
// EV Morning News: VW ID.5 Enters Production, Tesla Megachargers Seen, More
Let’s take a look at some of the top stories in EV news.
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