MondayOct 17, 2022 11:30 am

Amazon to Inject Nearly $1B into Electrifying European Fleet

Amazon announced on Monday that it had allocated $972 million for electrifying its vehicle fleet in Europe. This investment is set to grow the EV fleet of the online retailer from the current 3,000 vehicles to a minimum of 10,000 by 2025. Besides the 3,000 delivery vans already runs, the company also has 1,500 long-haul trucks running on li-ion batteries. Amazon is taking these steps in order for all its operations to be carbon-neutral by 20240. While speaking at the launch of the electrification program, CEO Andy Jassy revealed that the hardest job the company faced was in taking its…

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FridayOct 14, 2022 1:10 pm

How GM Intends to Woo Motorists to Switch to EVs

As the demand for EVs grows at a feverish pace and supply chain constraints coupled with inflation put the squeeze on consumers and manufacturers alike, automakers are looking to find new ways to attract buyers and earn profits as well. General Motors, which is wholly committed to transitioning its entire lineup to electric vehicle versions, has several tricks up its sleeve to woo car buyers. This was revealed during a CNBC interview with Deborah Wahl, the chief marketing officer of GM. Encouraging motorists to ask questions GM is aware that the American public has interest in electric vehicles, but how…

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ThursdayOct 13, 2022 12:02 pm

China Still Has a Stranglehold on EV Battery Manufacturing

As the electric vehicle market grows at explosive rates around the world, so does the demand for the batteries that power these vehicles. While the United States and Europe are trying to create their own supply chains for these vital batteries, Asian suppliers, and particularly China, have a dominant command of the battery supply. According to available statistics, Chinese companies command a dominant 56% of the EV battery production capacity. Korea comes in second at 26%, and Japan completes the top three with a 10 percent share of the worldwide electric vehicle battery market. At company level, CATL leads all…

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WednesdayOct 12, 2022 1:50 pm

NASA Says New Space Technology Can Charge EVs in Five Minutes

One of the most significant concerns that motorists have about switching to electric vehicles is that charging the vehicles takes an inordinately long time — if one can even find a working charger. These impediments to EV adoption have the academia, the authorities in different jurisdictions, and automakers concerned. Now NASA has revealed that the new technology it is developing for use in outer space can help cut EV charging time to just five minutes. A team of researchers based at Purdue University used NASA dollars to design the Flow Boiling & Condensation Experiment (FBCE) to make it possible for…

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TuesdayOct 11, 2022 1:41 pm

EPA Proposals Include Provisions to Grant Biofuel Credits to EV Charging

With several countries across the world looking to reduce carbon emissions from transportation, zero-emission electric cars may become exceedingly common on roads in the next few decades. But even though electric cars produce zero emissions at the tailpipe, some critics have argued that they are not 100% green because they are powered by coal-generated electricity. To be completely free of emissions, electric vehicles would have to run on electricity that was generated via renewable sources. The U.S. government has been instrumental in encouraging electric vehicle adoption through subsidies that have made EVs somewhat affordable. Sources say that authorities are now…

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MondayOct 10, 2022 12:27 pm

Why Media Stories About EV Fires Shouldn’t Worry You

You have probably heard about the massive recall of the Chevrolet Bolt EV due to a defect that significantly increased the risk of fires. After dozens of Chevy Bolts broke out into flames in 2020, General Motors first recalled the model in November before issuing three more recalls in July 2022. With all this media talk about electric vehicle fires, you are probably wondering if it would be a good (and safe) idea to purchase an EV, especially if you have little or no experience with one before. Data shows that the 2019 Bolt EV with an LG-manufactured battery is…

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FridayOct 07, 2022 9:35 am

Analysts Say Minimobility Means May Be Needed to Bridge Gap Between EVs, Micromobility

Electric vehicles are poised to replace the conventional fossil fuel vehicles that dominate the roads in developed countries. Amid efforts to cut carbon emissions from transportation, EVs have emerged as a viable solution because they rely on rechargeable li-ion batteries rather than carbon-emitting combustion engines. However, electric vehicle adoption has proven to be slow, partly due to high purchase costs and insufficient charging infrastructure. In territories such as China, however, automakers have made a killing selling mini-EVs for a fraction of the price of regular-sized electric cars. The Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV, for instance, sold nearly 400,000 units in…

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ThursdayOct 06, 2022 1:28 pm

Toyota Remains Unmoved About EV Strategy as Criticism Mounts

Most major automakers have committed to electrifying their vehicle lineups over the next couple of decades. Established car companies such as Ford and Hyundai have already begun producing electric cars for the mass market, and those that haven’t produced an EV have pledged to unveil electric models in the coming years. However, one major automaker has held back from making any electric vehicle amid increasing criticism from various sectors. Toyota, which popularized the hybrid powertrain with the Toyota Prius Hybrid, has no set strategy for battery electric vehicles. Instead, the Japanese automaker seems to have put all its hopes on…

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WednesdayOct 05, 2022 11:15 am

The Automotive Industry Needs to Adjust Labor Force to Embrace EVs

The automotive industry is poised for a significant overhaul amid global efforts to cut carbon emissions and curb climate change. With transportation said to produce up to 30% of the world’s carbon emissions, dozens of countries have pledged to replace carbon-producing gasoline cars with zero-emission electric vehicles. But while green-energy proponents have argued that this move would significantly cut emissions from transportation, opponents say it could have untold consequences on the labor market. This is because electric vehicles use a rechargeable battery pack rather than internal combustion engines, meaning workers who specialize in manufacturing combustion engine parts may be rendered…

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WednesdayOct 05, 2022 9:45 am

Mullen Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ: MULN) Partners with Global Pioneer in AWG Sector to Develop Water-from-Air EV Solutions

Mullen and Watergen are together developing technology to produce fresh drinking water from the air for in-vehicle consumer and commercial application Opportunities for air-to-water vehicle applications are endless, and Mullen is proud to work with Watergen on this game-changing technology This innovative tech is envisioned for Mullen’s fleet of EV cargo vans and can be utilized in both commercial and recreational vehicle settings A Car and Driver article points to climbing sales in the U.S. electric vehicle space as one of the signs that the country is accepting EVs ( This growing acceptance is fueling Mullen Automotive (NASDAQ: MULN) commitment to…

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