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VIDEO: Ford starts production of Focus Electric

Ford announced today that it’s cranking up the assembly line for the 2012 Focus Electric at its Michigan Assembly Plant. The new EV is billed as the first five-passenger all-electric car that will offer a fuel efficiency rating of over 100 MPGe. The Focus Electric will go on sale first in New York and California,… Read more »

Frito-Lay’s green fleet hits the streets of Orlando

The electrification of the world’s delivery truck fleets is accelerating like a hypermiler – slowly but steadily. Frito-Lay announced on Friday that it will roll out ten new electric trucks in Orlando, Florida. The company will deploy 176 electric trucks this year, making Frito-Lay’s the largest fleet of all-electric trucks in North America. “The electric… Read more »

Walmart installs charging stations, Costco rips ‘em out

The EV Project is steadily lining up locations for a network of 14,000 charging stations across the country. This is obviously great news for today’s EV drivers, but the main goal is to gather data that will help planners in the future, when the real work of building a nationwide EV infrastructure gets rolling. The… Read more »


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LiveWire launches S2 Del Mar electric motorcycle

Two-wheel icon Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) began developing an electric motorcycle in 2014, and pre-orders for the LiveWire ONE opened in 2019. More recently, LiveWire was spun off as a separate brand—one which “benefits from Harley-Davidson’s engineering expertise, manufacturing footprint, supply chain infrastructure, and global logistics capabilities.” Now LiveWire has a second model in the pipeline—reservations… Read more »

Xpeng P7 review: The company’s making headlines, but how is the car?

Chinese automaker Xpeng is the most recent of a string of EV-makers to launch a headline-grabbing IPO. The company’s US stock-market debut (NYSE: XPEV) raised $1.5 billion off the bat, and the stock posted healthy gains on its first day. However, as John Voelcker writes in The Drive, the exploits of Xpeng and its Chinese… Read more »