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EV price war! Ford responds to Tesla price cuts, boosts production of Mustang Mach-E

The greatest barrier to EV adoption is the steep price premium relative to legacy vehicles—and for the past couple of years, prices have been moving in the wrong direction, thanks to supply-chain constraints and general post-COVID inflation. When Tesla recently announced price cuts of up to 20 percent, the boo-birds crowed about softening demand, but… Read more »

J.D. Power sets out to quantify progress towards EV adoption

If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it, as the saying goes. The degree of progress towards full adoption of EVs seems like something that wouldn’t be easy to measure, but if anyone can do it, it’s probably data analytics powerhouse J.D. Power. The J.D. Power EV Index is a new analytics tool designed… Read more »

Vale Canada to supply GM with nickel for EV batteries

Vale Canada has signed a long-term deal with GM to supply the automaker with nickel sulfate, a chemical compound used for producing cathode active materials for nickel-based lithium-ion batteries. Under the agreement, Vale will supply GM with battery-grade nickel sulfate, equivalent to 25,000 metric tons of contained nickel per year, which GM will use to… Read more »

USPS finally sees the electric light, now plans to deploy over 60,000 EVs by 2028

Postal delivery vehicles arguably represent the perfect use case for EVs: they’re small, they drive short regular routes, and they return to central depots every day. Furthermore, in January 2021, President Biden announced a goal of replacing the massive US federal fleet with US-made electric vehicles, and the US Postal Service, which operates a delivery… Read more »

Bollinger Motors reveals B4 commercial electric truck

Bollinger Motors’ new B4 is a Class 4 all-electric fleet truck that features a cab-forward design. It’s designed to offer maximum cargo volume, accommodate unlimited adaptation, and prioritize safety. “The cab-forward design is a radical change from our previous concepts,” says founder and CEO Robert Bollinger. “And that’s on purpose. We listened to our commercial… Read more »

Manchin agrees to energy bill that could include new EV incentives

Joe Manchin is nothing if not unpredictable. He reportedly receives more money from the fossil fuel industry than any other senator, and he’s become a bête noire for fans of EVs and renewable energy. However, his opposition to new transport and energy technology is not absolute—in April, he attended a ribbon-cutting for a battery factory… Read more »

DC proposes extra fees on heavy vehicles—including EVs

The proliferation of supersized vehicles has caused or exacerbated a number of problems—not only do large pickups and SUVs spew more air pollution than smaller vehicles, but they are more likely to kill or injure pedestrians and cyclists, and they increase road wear. Several European jurisdictions have enacted measures to address “truck bloat.” In France,… Read more »

J.D. Power survey finds new EV owners “highly satisfied,” Tesla leads rankings

A new survey by J.D. Power found that new most drivers are finding EV ownership to be a positive experience. The US Electric Vehicle Experience (EVX) Ownership Study was conducted in October and November 2021 in collaboration with PlugShare. Respondents included 8,122 owners of 2016-2022 model-year BEVs and PHEVs, and were divided into premium and… Read more »