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// Volta Trucks Announces Plans To Enter US Market With Three EVs

The Swedish startup will introduce a pilot fleet of 100 Volta Zero Class 7 trucks in mid-2023, starting in Los Angeles.

// World’s Top 5 EV Automotive Groups Ranked By Sales: Q1 2022

The top five automotive groups account for over half of the total plug-in car sales.

// Tesla Is Now Supporting Over 600,000 Jobs

Tesla is now supporting well over 600,000 jobs, CEO Elon Musk shared on Twitter the other day.


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// Lexus Finalized 800-Volt Architecture, But Not All EVs Will Get It

Lexus chief engineer Takashi Watanabe says that only EVs with 100-kWh or larger batteries are candidates for 800 volts.

// Why Automotive Outlets Keep Butchering Solar Vehicles (& Why They’re Wrong)

A recent article at Slash Gear attempted to tackle the problem of solar-powered cars. The topic did hit the news last month with cars like the Vision EQXX concept and Hyundai’s hybrid Sonata sporting solar panels,

// Hyundai Ioniq 5 road-trip charging: Don’t seek out 350-kW connectors, 150 kW might be just as fast

You’ll get consistent road-trip fast-charging in about a half-hour with 150-kW CCS hardware—most of the time not much slower than the finicky performance on 350-kW hardware.


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// Lucid updates on deliveries and raises prices effective June 1—but no price hike for reservation-holders

Lucid has more than 30,000 reservations and still plans to make 12,000 to 14,000 vehicles at its Arizona plant in 2022.

// GM’s Plan For Overtaking Tesla Centers On Making Cheaper EVs: CEO

Mary Barra is confident that GM can pivot and snatch the world’s largest EV maker title from Tesla by building affordable EVs.


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// Turkey Launches Its First Homegrown Automotive Company & It’s Electric!

Turkey has established itself as a global automotive manufacturing powerhouse and in 2017, Turkey’s President Erdoğan sought to capitalize on that capability by launching a domestic electric vehicle company.

// Entire US Volvo lineup for 2023 is a mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or EV

Volvo sees it as a step toward offering only pure electric vehicles by 2030 and being carbon-neutral by 2040.

// US: 2023 Polestar 2 Will Arrive In September With Higher Prices

The car receives multiple improvements and even a bit more range (in the Dual Motor version).

// Charting The Course For Early Truck Electrification

Using Real-World Truck Telematics Data to Identify Electrifiable Trucks, Inform Charging Infrastructure Investments, and Explore Emissions Reductions

// Volvo, Alison Seek To Clean Up Diesel Truck Emissions With Electric Drivetrains

Replacing the engines in diesel trucks with electric components is an easy and efficient way to reduce harmful emissions.


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