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RAM 1500 REV electric pickup truck: concept meets reality

Despite a showy concept, Ram’s EV pickup doesn’t look that different than its gasoline versions. Is following Ford’s lead the right move? It was clear that the striking Ram 1500 REVolution Concept, unveiled at January’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, foreshadowed a production electric Ram 1500 within the next couple of years. Ram… Read more »

Ford to build new LFP battery plant in Michigan

Ford plans to invest $3.5 billion to build an LFP battery plant in Marshall, Michigan. BlueOval Battery Park Michigan will initially employ 2,500 people when production begins in 2026. The automaker will offer LFP (lithium iron phosphate) as a second battery chemistry option in addition to NCM (nickel cobalt manganese), allowing customers to choose an… Read more »

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 »

Kaluza launches V2X trial with Volkswagen Group UK

Bidirectional charging and Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) are two of the buzziest terms in the EV world these days—but the two aren’t quite the same thing. The former is an enabling technology for the latter, which is a package of applications that include using an EV as a backup power source and providing services to electric utilities… Read more »

Automobili Estrema’s electric hypercar does 0-200 mph in 10 seconds

The area around Modena, Italy has a long history of producing some of the world’s most famous and prestigious cars. A new resident of this storied region is Automobili Estrema, which was founded in 2020 by industry veteran Gianfranco Pizzuto, and counts several other illustrious automotive professionals among its execs. For its first product, the… Read more »

LAX takes delivery of Nikola Class 8 electric truck

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), the agency that operates Los Angeles International Airport (LAX),  is gradually electrifying its fleet of more than 1,100 vehicles. It currently has in service or on order some 26 Ford F-150 Lightning trucks, 10 Ford Mach-E SUVs, 120 electric sedans, 32 electric trucks and 27 electric buses. The latest addition… Read more »

Electric Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept pickup truck revealed at CES

It’s reportedly close in exterior design to the production model we’ll see within months. Ram Trucks, the US truck arm of global automaker Stellantis, took the wraps off what it called the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept truck on Thursday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The production version of this fully electric,… Read more »

Zeem Solutions provides Electric-Trucks-as-a-Service for Kuehne+Nagel

EV fleet-as-a-service (FaaS) provider Zeem Solutions has announced that client Kuehne+Nagel is successfully operating electric box trucks for air cargo freight forwarding at Los Angeles International Airport. Under Zeem’s FaaS model, Kuehne+Nagel fleet drivers arrive at Zeem’s Los Angeles EV depot, park their personal cars, and drive away with a fully charged medium- or heavy-duty… Read more »

Inside Exro’s all-in-one EV powertrain technology 

Exro Technologies is building a future in which an EV’s motor, drive, gearing and AC charging system are integrated into one highly compact and efficient system. Engineers are always looking for cost-effective ways to get the most range out of an electric vehicle’s battery pack. Exro Technologies is triangulating on a solution with three core… Read more »