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2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6: Korean Model 3 clone, or something else altogether?

Battery-electric sedans are a rare breed— that makes Hyundai’s striking Ioniq 6 a strong new entry. Quick, name all the battery-electric sedans for sale in the US—that aren’t Teslas. By our count, there’s only been one: the pricey, luxury Lucid Air.  Now, there’s another: the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 is on sale at your local… Read more »

Aston Martin to use Lucid powertrain technology for its new EVs

Aston Martin is working on a new supply agreement with the Lucid Group. Under the proposed deal, Lucid would supply Aston Martin with its current and future powertrain and battery technologies, which will be at the center of Aston Martin’s new in-house EV platform. This all-new bespoke platform will form the basis of the company’s… Read more »

Mercedes to launch branded EV fast charging network, starting in North America

Mercedes-Benz plans to launch a DC fast charging network across North America, Europe, China and “other key markets.” It will begin this year in the US and Canada, and hopes to have the full network in place before the end of the decade, when the automaker means to go all-electric “wherever market conditions allow.” Recently,… Read more »

GreenPower to supply Malaysian bus OEM with right-hand-drive EV trucks and vans

GreenPower Motor Company, a manufacturer of medium and heavy-duty EVs, has expanded its partnership with Malaysian bus manufacturer Gemilang International (GML) by agreeing to supply right-hand-drive heavy-duty Class 4 trucks and vans for fleet customers across Asia, the Middle East and Europe. GML has more than 30 years of experience as a bus body manufacturer… Read more »

New Mercedes eSprinter delivery van demonstrates 300-mile range, will be sold in the US

Mercedes-Benz is preparing to release an improved version of its eSprinter electric delivery van, and—hurrah!—will start selling it in the US. The current-generation eSprinter, which is sold only in Europe, manages a mere 93 miles of range. A pre-production prototype of the new version recently took a road trip from Mercedes HQ in Stuttgart to… Read more »

Price Waterhouse predicts electric trucks will take over by 2035

A new report from Price Waterhouse Coopers Strategy (PwC) predicts that zero-emission trucks will be outperforming legacy ICE trucks about a decade from now. The dawn of electrified trucking: Routes to decarbonising commercial vehicles forecasts that by 2030, zero-emission vehicles (battery-electric or fuel cell) will account for a third of all trucks in Europe, North… Read more »

Former YASA CEO Chris Harris appointed as electric aviation developer Evolito CEO

Evolito, a privately-owned company that is developing and manufacturing electric motors and powertrains for aerospace applications, has announced that former YASA CEO Dr. Chris Harris will join the company as CEO. Evolito was spun out from YASA in July 2021. YASA, a developer of axial-flux electric motors and controllers for the automotive sector, was acquired… Read more »

Daimler and Gehring partner to develop motors commercial EVs

Daimler Truck and precision machining company Gehring Technologies have signed a strategic partnership agreement to work together on process development for—and prototype construction of—electric motors for commercial vehicles, to set up R&D facilities, and to open a joint technical center at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Gaggenau, Germany. Daimler Truck says it will open InnoLabs for… Read more »

Comau to build battery module production line for Stellantis/Mercedes JV in France

Automotive Cells Company (ACC), a joint venture between Stellantis, TotalEnergies/Saft and Mercedes-Benz, has selected Italian automation specialist Comau (which is owned by Stellantis) to design and develop a battery module production line in France. As a first step in the multi-phase project, the joint engineering team will deploy a pilot line at ACC’s plant in… Read more »

Amazon to invest a billion euros to electrify its fleet in Europe

Amazon is moving full speed ahead to electrify its European vehicle fleet. The delivery diva will invest a billion euros ($975 million) over the next five years in electric vans, trucks and low-emission package hubs in Europe. Amazon said the plan is to expand its electric van fleet in Europe from the current 3,000 vehicles… Read more »