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// GM and Honda to work on ‘affordable’ EVs

General Motors (GM) and Honda will co-develop a series of “affordable” EVs based on a new global architecture using next-generation Ultium battery technology and targeting the world’s most popular vehicle segments.

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// US agency opens probe into electric vehicle batteries

U.S. safety regulators have opened an investigation into electric and hybrid vehicle batteries after five automakers issued a recall due to possible defects that could cause fires or stalling.

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// Mercedes reveals AMG SL43 four-cylinder that comes with an electric turbo

Mercedes has added a new entry-level trim to its SL-Class, which encompasses both a bit of the new and a…

// Lexus to reveal new BEV

Lexus will reveal a dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV), the RZ 450e, during a special online event on April 20.


INTERNATIONAL EV NEWS // TODAY’S BEST STORIES

// US: BMW iX Sales Started In Q1 2022

Soon the lineup will be reinforced by the i4 and following all-electric models.

// Is Geely’s Tesla-chaser more than an attention Zeekr?

Geely’s experiment with new brands continues. While Maple has faded, Geometry and Zeekr are succeeding. Next comes Jidu Auto.


IN OTHER NEWS

// Mitsubishi bringing the Colt back from the dead with a shock of electricity

Mitsubishi is reviving the Colt nameplate a decade after it left the face of the earth.

// Supply woes increase used car prices

Online marketplace claims vehicles no longer appear to be depreciating assets.

// Tesla tests Lucid Air

A drone flyover of Tesla’s Fremont factory spotted what appears to be a Lucid Air being driven on Tesla’s test track there, doing a few laps and launches from standstill.

// Have your say on funding shake-up

Industry organization warns increasing charges will see costs passed on to

// Tesla Model Y pricing leaks in Australia

We are now one step closer to knowing the price of the upcoming Tesla Model Y,

// Marque presses on with agency plan

Mercedes-Benz to introduce new system here despite Australian lawsuit.


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