THE FLEX // SALES AND STATISTICS NEWS

// Top 20 Electric Cars In The World — March 2022 (Charts)

Global plugin vehicle registrations were up 60% in March 2022 compared to March 2021.

// Stellantis Highlights Acceleration Of Low Emission Vehicle Sales In Europe

The company has put on the podium one model in the BEV and PHEV categories.



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// Hyundai Ioniq 5 Vehicle-To-Grid Experiments Helps Power Utrecht

A vehicle-to-grid experiment is bringing renewable energy to the city of Utrecht.

// AMPLY Power to manage charging for Volvo VNR electric truck fleet in California’s Central Valley

Fleet charging specialist AMPLY Power will support the deployment of two Volvo VNR Electric Trucks operated by Producers Dairy in Fresno.

// Electric Vehicle Manufacturers Mobilize Behind Charging Cybersecurity At NREL

As more EVs enter the market and connect to the electrical system, potentially exposing cyber vulnerabilities, vehicle security is drawing increased interest.

// Statevolt to build 54 GWh battery gigafactory in California

Startup Statevolt, a sister company of Britishvolt and Italvolt, plans to invest $4 billion to construct a new battery factory in California’s Imperial Valley.


BEST OF THE REST // TODAY’S BIG STORIES

// Here’s How Ford’s F-150 Lightning Fights Range Anxiety While Towing

Ford claims the 2022 F-150 Lightning’s smart technologies can accurately calculate the remaining vehicle range using real-time conditions.

// Tesla stopped including a mobile charger with its vehicles; it’s not the only one

Tesla and Kia have decided to make the AC mobile charger cable optional on their vehicles at extra cost. Does this make sense?

// Tesla Recalls 62,900 Model 3s In The US And China Over Speed Display

It’s not a traditional recall, as the fix will be pushed to affected Model 3 Performance cars via an over-the-air update.


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

// This Is Probably A Fiat 500e Abarth Prototype On Alfa Romeo Wheels

It may look like a regular 500e with Alfa Romeo Mito rims, but it apparently has a secret.

// Chevy Bolt EV battery recall: Nearly half of defect-prone 2017-2019 models have been fixed

A federal document filed last week clarifies that as of April 22 about 45% of 2017-2019 Bolt EVs have seen some level of recall remedy—with some getting a full pack replacement.

// Hyundai Ioniq 7 Rendering Pictures A Restrained Looking Electric SUV

The manufacturer will surely water down the Seven concept’s design for production but by how much?

// The First NIO ET5 Tooling Trial Builds Roll Off The Production Line

This new model is set to enter the market during the third quarter of this year.

// Future Mercedes Gasoline Models Will Be Built On EV Platforms

Mercedes says some cars with internal combustion engines may be built on its upcoming MMA electric car platform.

// US Air Force Makes Diesel-Killing Robot Do The Heavy Lifting

In its quest to decarbonize and electrify, the US Air Force is upgrading its MHU-83 Jammer munitions lift truck.

// GM Says It Is Going To Still Replace Spark EV Batteries

A few days ago, I wrote about GM’s decision to no longer make Spark EV battery packs.

// Lexus changes direction reveals its first battery EV

For some time Lexus has positioned itself as an active opponent of battery EVs (while offering a range of hybrid models).


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