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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5: Strong new electric SUV competitor

Hyundai’s new compact EV crossover is good enough to sell every unit the company imports—the question may be how high that number will be. The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the Korean brand’s first dedicated electric vehicle, positioned at the heart of the fastest-growing part of the market: compact crossover utilities. The premium electric SUV… Read more »

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5: First of an aggressive wave of new EVs

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 should be taken very seriously when it goes on sale this fall. It will be a new and likely very competitive entry in what will soon become a crowded field of EVs in the popular “compact crossover” segment.  It’s not the first such EV: the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Tesla Model… Read more »

2022 Bolt EUV model that Chevy calls an SUV joins an updated Bolt EV priced from $31,995

For 2022, the Chevrolet Bolt lineup will expand from one to two models, with a new, so-called SUV version added alongside the original hatchback. Importantly, the Bolt siblings will take on a new role as the most affordable entries in a lineup of Chevrolet electric vehicles expected to grow significantly by 2025. Chevy dubs its… Read more »

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E first drive report

Ford’s first real EV turns out to be a serious contender from Day One, due to striking looks and universal name recognition. Sitting in the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E as it fast-charged in a Walmart parking lot, a grinning middle-aged man approached. The Mach-E attracts attention—thumbs-up in traffic, stares on the highway—so we figured he… Read more »

COVID-19 vs EVs: What happens?

EVs may experience minor hiccups, but they shouldn’t suffer much more than the rest of the auto industry. It’s the question everyone has to ask: How will the Covid-19 pandemic affect my business? For those in the electric-car world, the question is more pointed: Will the pandemic hurt the growth of electric vehicles over the… Read more »

Read past issues of Charged – Electric Vehicles Magazine

 Issue 59: January-March 2022 Featuring: How a motor’s operating speed, torque and control strategy affect its efficiency BrightDrop: GM’s silent push into electric commercial vehicles Britishvolt wants to build battery gigafactories around the world WattEV aims to operate 12,000 electric trucks-as-a-service and a charging network to support them by 2030 Emporia’s energy management system prepares… Read more »

VW to replace MEB and PPE electric platforms with new Scalable Systems Platform

Volkswagen plans to introduce a new EV, the ID.4 sedan, which is expected to go into production in 2026, and will be built on a new platform. VW’s new Scalable Systems Platform (SSP) is a skateboard-style architecture that Volkswagen Group Chairman Herbert Diess says will replace the existing Modularen Elektrik Baukasten (MEB) structure as well… Read more »

EV sales dropped in March—or did they?

We’ve seen some disturbing headlines recently—sales of plug-in vehicles are decreasing after years of slow but steady gains. Were the naysayers right all along? Is the EV party winding down? Well, no. Those who look beyond the headlines and read the actual articles will find that quite a different story is unfolding. For example, we… Read more »