WednesdayAug 17, 2022 12:37 pm

Important Things Motorists Need to Know About EV Tires

For the average driver, switching from a conventional gasoline-powered vehicle to a battery electric vehicle (BEV) will be a big change. Since the vehicles are powered by rechargeable battery packs rather than internal combustion engines, battery electric vehicles produce zero carbon emissions at the tailpipe. However these carbon savings come at a cost: electric vehicles are so fundamentally different from regular cars that even the most experienced driver will have to go through a learning curve before they can efficiently operate their new EV. Electric vehicle tires, for starters, are a different beast from the tires used by conventional vehicles.…

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TuesdayAug 16, 2022 2:38 pm

How Consumer Behavior Changes as EVs Take Root

The automotive industry is currently in the midst of a major revolution as the number of electric vehicles on the road steadily increases. Rising electric vehicle adoption has led to a shift in consumer behavior, meaning automakers and car dealerships that wish to succeed will have to evolve their sales, marketing and customer experiences. So how exactly is EV adoption affecting consumer behavior? For starters, plenty of drivers are no longer checking how many miles per gallon a car can travel or looking for sports packages. They are instead researching EV battery range, referring to how far a vehicle can…

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MondayAug 15, 2022 1:01 pm

Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles Regain Ground Among Motorists

Plug-in hybrids are a great transition vehicle for people who aren’t completely comfortable with switching to fully electric vehicles. They come equipped with an internal combustion engine and an electric motor, making it possible for drivers to power their cars through either electricity or fuel. This significantly increases range and alleviates a problem that prevents many drivers from ditching their gasoline-powered cars for EVs: range anxiety. Over the past couple of months, there has been a surge in plug-in hybrid EV sales, partly due to soaring gas prices that have made running conventional cars quite pricey. Wards Intelligence estimates that…

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FridayAug 12, 2022 1:48 pm

How EVs Can Survive Extreme Weather Conditions

Electric vehicles are in an entirely different class compared to internal combustion engine vehicles. Rather than an internal combustion engine, EVs draw their power from rechargeable lithium-ion battery packs. This grants them several advantages over conventional cars, including eliminating emissions at the tailpipe; however, it also results in cons that typically don’t affect traditional cars. One of them is the effect extreme weather conditions can have on range. Each electric vehicle battery is capable of holding enough charge to cover a certain number of miles. Ideally, an EV with an estimated 200-mile range could drive 200 miles on a single…

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ThursdayAug 11, 2022 12:41 pm

Bill Incentivizing North American EVs Approved by US Senate

Tesla remains the most popular electric vehicle maker in the American market, with a significant chunk of the EVs sold in America manufactured by the automaker. The list of popular EV brands in 2022 is closed out by Ford, Nissan, Volkswagen and Hyundai Motor Group. The U.S. government, which has been keen on encouraging Americans to buy more EVs manufactured in North America, recently scored a big win after the Senate approved the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. The Inflation Reduction Act was approved after a marathon voting session that lasted almost 24 hours, ending in a vote by U.S.…

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WednesdayAug 10, 2022 2:19 pm

Nissan Working to Retain Battery Minerals in Japan by Implementing EV Rental Service

Even though governments and automakers have made significant investments in the budding electric vehicle industry, several factors still stand in the way of mass electric vehicle adoption. Chief among them is a relatively limited supply of the rare metals used to build EV batteries. Furthermore, most EV battery metals, including lithium and cobalt, come from Asia, forcing automakers in the United States and Europe to rely on supplies from Asian countries such as China and Japan. As American automakers look to beef up their battery metal supplies from local sources, Japanese automaker Nissan is taking extra steps to ensure scarce…

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TuesdayAug 09, 2022 1:45 pm

Li Auto, NIO Shares Jump as July Sales Figures Are Released

China is a major player in the electric vehicle market, with Chinese automakers selling around 2.9 million electric vehicles and even surpassing EV juggernaut Tesla. Li Auto and NIO, two Chinese electric vehicle startups that have seen increased sales in recent months, saw their share prices rise after they revealed a rise in their July electric vehicle deliveries. NIO Inc. (NYSE: NIO), which is based in Shanghai, said that it delivered 10,052 EVs in July, an increase of 26.7% compared to sales in July 2021 but less than the nearly 13,000 EVs it sold in June. Li Auto, on the…

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TuesdayAug 09, 2022 9:00 am

Mullen Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ: MULN) Signs ‘Milestone’ Agreement with Amazon Delivery Partner for Fleet of EV Vans

Mullen signed a binding agreement with DelPack Logistics for up to 600 Mullen Class 2 Electric Cargo Vans The agreement “puts our Class 1 cargo van program front and center for last-mile delivery opportunities,” says Mullen CEO A recent study indicated the last-mile delivery market in North America is projected to see incremental growth of $59.81 billion between 2020 and 2025 In the competitive electric vehicle (“EV”) world, Mullen Automotive (NASDAQ: MULN) stands apart. The Southern California–based company owns and partners with several synergistic businesses to create clean and scalable electric vehicles and energy solutions. The company’s ability to reach this goal can perhaps be…

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MondayAug 08, 2022 2:16 pm

Data Shows a Few States Dominate US EV Adoption

America’s electric vehicle industry is still in its infancy. Electric cars still make up a small percentage of total vehicle sales in the country, and most experts agree that it will take some time before there are enough EVs on the road to offset carbon emissions from internal combustion engine (ICE) cars. This is primarily because electric vehicles are too expensive for the average consumer and the country’s public charging network still needs a lot of work. Furthermore, EV adoption has mainly been limited to a handful of states that have decent EV charging networks and have provided buyers with…

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FridayAug 05, 2022 10:22 am

Recycling Programs Stay on Ice as EV Batteries Outlast Predictions

As more territories pledge to transition their road transport systems to electric vehicles and automakers invest billions of dollars into developing new EVs, one question has been on many people’s minds. What will we do with all these electric vehicle batteries when they reach the end of their lives? The answer has been recycling programs that could recover up to 90% of an EV battery cell for commercial activity once its life on the road was over. However, a recent report from Forbes has revealed that EV batteries are so long-lasting that they are delaying battery recycling programs. The idea…

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