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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 »

Tesla surprises with Q1 profit, has “record backlog” of orders

Tesla has extended its earnings streak, posting a surprise profit in the first quarter, typically a tough one for automakers. The company reported record levels of production, and says its vehicle order backlog is the highest it’s ever been. “Q1 2020 was the first time in our history that we achieved a positive GAAP net… Read more »

Washington set to become the 12th ZEV state

A bill that would make Washington the 12th state to adopt California’s zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate has narrowly passed the state Senate. The measure (SB 5811) passed the House in January, and Governor Jay Inslee is expected to sign it. Washington adopted California’s emissions standards in 2005, but did not sign on to the ZEV… Read more »

New Cadillac EV to be based on flexible battery architecture

Speaking at a recent event for investors, GM President Mark Reuss confirmed that the company will unveil a new Cadillac EV in April, and predicted that Cadillac will offer “mostly electric vehicles by the end of this decade.” The e-Caddy will be the first model built on GM’s next-generation electric architecture, which Reuss described as… Read more »

Three Super Bowl EV ads: LeBron likes GM’s electric Hummer, Arya adores Audi, Porsche Taycan takes off

EV ads are becoming a part of the Super Bowl tradition, and this year set a new record, as no less than three EV ads appeared. For those who follow the art form of TV commercials, the Super Bowl is the equivalent of Cannes or Sundance. Ad industry journals, car mags and the EV press… Read more »

GM and LG Chem to build battery cell plant in Lordstown, Ohio

General Motors and LG Chem have announced plans to establish a battery cell assembly plant on a greenfield site in the Lordstown area of Northeast Ohio. The companies will invest up to $2.3 billion in the facility through a new joint venture. The new factory will eventually provide batteries for GM’s electric pickup truck, expected… Read more »

Honda turns up the voltage in Europe: another new EV, no more diesels, no more hydrogen

Red-blooded Americans were disappointed at Honda’s announcement that its new Honda E city car will not be coming to the US, but we have to compliment the company on its electrifying plans for the European market. The E is scheduled to go on sale on the Continent in summer 2020 with a $33,000 price tag,… Read more »