// Sold Out! Every EV Volkswagen Can Manufacture In 2022 Is Already Spoken For
Volkswagen says it has many more orders for electric cars than it can fill.
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// JD Power: EV Startups Can’t Match Tesla & Legacy Auto’s Smartphone Apps
Auto-related smartphone app use is on the rise, and it’s arguably integral to EV ownership, but many owners are unhappy with the tech.
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// Tesla’s Recycled Batteries: Almost 92% Reuse Of Raw Materials
Tesla’s recycled batteries have provided almost 92% of their original raw materials back to Tesla for future use, according to new information in Tesla’s 2021 Impact Report.
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// In Q1 2022, Audi Increased All-Electric Car Sales By 66%
The year-over-year progress is clear, but the results were lower than in the previous quarter.
// Skywell targets 250,000 global EV sales by 2025
Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Skywell Automobile said it aimed to sell 30,000 vehicles this year, including 4,000 exports.
// Nikola Shipped 11 Tre BEV Electric Trucks To Dealers In April
That was its first-ever shipment to customers; the company has 510 orders and estimates it can deliver 300-500 of them this year.
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GO JUICE // BATTERY AND ALTERNATIVE FUELS NEWS
// Volkswagen Group Announces €3 Billion Battery Gigafactory In Spain
It will be built in Sagunt near Valencia as part of a wider €10 billion investment under the Future: Fast Forward project.
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BEST OF THE REST // TODAY’S FAVOURITES
// Volkswagen ID.3 GTX Dual-Motor Electric Hot Hatch Coming In 2023
It will debut with next year’s ID.3 facelift.
// Top 10 Countries In The Global EV Revolution In 2021 — Part 1
Sigh. Nowadays there’s always a chance for breaking bad news to overshadow any substantive in-depth story.
// Top 3 Countries In The Global EV Revolution In 2021 — Part 2
This piece continues my annual rundown of the top 10 EV countries in the world!
// Still Waiting On The Next-Gen Tesla Roadster? It May Arrive Next Year
The Roadster debuted in 2017 and was planned for a 2020 launch. Now, reservations are reopened with a 2023 production target.
// Ford Increases Tow Rating, Reduces Charging Time For Mustang Mach-E In Europe
Recent OTA updates have brought significant improvements to many Mustang Mach-E customers in Europe.
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// Long before Tesla or the Leaf, this Nissan electric car claimed a 155-mile range
A low 0.19 coefficient of drag, aluminum-intensive construction, low-rolling-resistance tires, fast-charging, a solar roof, and a heat pump were among the many innovations in this concept.
// Fully Electric Nissan GTR Will “Definitely Come One Day”
Nissan confirms an all-electric GTR will (eventually) happen.
// Volta plans to build its futuristic-looking electric trucks in the US, teases truck-as-a-service offering
Volta plans to deploy a pilot fleet of 100 trucks for U.S. customer evaluation, starting in Los Angeles in 2023,
// BMW’s Neue Klasse Platform Will Debut On 3 Series-Sized EV In 2025
BMW CEO Oliver Zipse says the architecture will be exclusively used for all-electric cars, starting with the midsize premium segment.
// New Mexico Hits The Gas On Cleaner Cars
New Mexicans will now be able to buy cleaner, zero-emission vehicles in the state, thanks to Advanced Clean Cars (ACC) standards
// New Entry-Level 2025 Volkswagen EV Teased And It’s Not The ID Life
It was the only real surprise out of the three entry-level EV teasers released by Cupra, Skoda, and VW.
// Tesla Service — Nothing Much To Do
That’s what the service technician said when he arrived at my house to do the requested end-of-warranty check.
// Ford Dealer Memo: $25K Fine For Selling F-150 Lightning Demos Early
Ford is aware it must do everything it can to make sure its dealers are helping with EV sales, not hurting.
// Why Is Tesla’s Yoke A “Safety Risk” But Lexus’ Yoke “Kinda Wonderful?”
Why is Tesla’s yoke steering wheel being touted as a safety risk but Lexus’ yoke steering wheel “kinda wonderful?”
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