FridayMay 24, 2024 10:00 am

Uber Gives $6,350 Discounts to London Drivers Wishing to Buy EVs

Rideshare giant Uber has announced that it will provide drivers with up to $6,350 in discounts to obtain battery electric vehicles (BEVs) as it races to meet its previously set zero-emission targets. In 2017, the leading technology company pledged that all its London drivers would be using electric vehicles by next year. However, with electric-vehicle adoption slowing down significantly in recent months because of high prices, Uber has been forced to provide its London drivers with thousands of dollars in discounts to encourage them to transition to EVs and ditch their fossil-fuel cars. Drivers will receive discounts for both new…

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WednesdayMay 22, 2024 10:00 am

Nio Unveils EV to Rival Tesla’s Model Y

Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer Nio Inc. (NYSE: NIO) has debuted the first electric car in its Onvo brand as a potential competitor to Tesla's best-selling unit, the Tesla Model Y. Currently the most popular battery electric vehicle (BEV) on the globe, the Model Y costs $42,990 and is practically unaffordable to the average driver. However, the new Nio L60 costs more than 10% less than the Model Y at a starting price of $30,465 and offers a solid opportunity for Nio to attract drivers who want to transition to an EV but aren't willing or can't afford to buy a…

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MondayMay 20, 2024 10:00 am

President Biden Slaps 100% Tariff on EVs from China

In a move sure to escalate the ongoing trade war between the United States and China, President Joe Biden has announced that his administration is levying a 100% tariff on battery electric vehicles (BEVs) manufactured in China to protect local automakers from cheap Chinese electric cars. According to sources, the move is a preventative measure designed to prevent Beijing-subsidized cheap electric cars from proliferating America's nascent electric vehicle market. It is part of a group of measures designed to protect manufacturers in the U.S. from cheap imports. For the past few decades, one of China's main tactics has been to…

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FridayMay 17, 2024 10:00 am

Ford Is Bleeding Money on Each EV Sold

Although policymakers across the globe have set lofty climate-change goals that involve transitioning from fossil-fuel vehicles to zero-emission battery electric vehicles (BEVs), carmakers are having an incredibly hard time achieving profitability in the nascent electric vehicle sector. High production costs due to the rarity of EV battery raw materials and the complexity involved in processing the materials coupled with high electric-vehicle prices are making it hard for many automakers to sell the BEVs they are manufacturing. As a result, many of these companies are opting to cut prices and sell their electric cars at a loss just to get them…

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WednesdayMay 15, 2024 10:05 am

US to Levy New Tariffs on Chinese EVs

The federal administration is poised to announce a series of new tariffs on goods imported from China, and battery electric cars will reportedly be a priority. A source with knowledge of the import tariff discussions said President Joe Biden’s government could announce the new levies as soon as this week, giving American automakers a reprieve from the stiff competition they would face if Chinese-made electric cars entered the U.S. market. Furthermore, Biden will be retaining the Chinese import tariffs originally introduced by the Trump administration as relations between China and the U.S. remain tense. The two countries have been stuck…

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MondayMay 13, 2024 10:00 am

BYD to Make EVs in Indonesia Starting in 2026

Chinese automaker BYD has officially confirmed that it will build an electric-vehicle factory and start manufacturing EVs in Indonesia in 2026. Construction on the facility will start later this year on a 100-hectare plot in West Java's Subang Smartpolitan Industrial Area that BYD is currently purchasing, the carmaker says. Although BYD hasn't provided any information on the facility's production capacity, the company expects to begin manufacturing EVs at the start of 2026, giving it roughly two and a half years to build the factory and ready it for production. According to a statement from the Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Economic…

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FridayMay 10, 2024 10:00 am

Cheap Chinese EVs Could Put US Automakers in a Bind

Cheap electric cars manufactured in China could make it difficult for U.S. carmakers to compete in markets outside the United States. Thanks to the 27.5% tariff levied on Chinese electric cars when they enter U.S. ports, China's quickly expanding electric-vehicle industry has been unable to expand into the U.S. market. However, while U.S. lawmakers have mostly kept Chinese electric vehicles from proliferating in the country, other major markets, specifically Europe, are seeing a major onslaught of electric cars manufactured in China. As Beijing has spent most of the past decade investing tens of billions of dollars’ worth of subsidies into…

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WednesdayMay 08, 2024 10:00 am

Volkswagen Reports Doubled Electric Vehicle Orders in Europe

German automaker Volkswagen has revealed that its electric orders in Europe increased in Q1 2024 compared to the first quarter of 2023, shooting up by more than two times through the first three months of the year. The recent announcement counters the increasing reports of waning electric vehicle demand among consumers pressured by rising interest rates and unable to meet high electric vehicle prices. According to Volkswagen's most recent earnings statement, customers in Europe ordered more than double the electric vehicles ordered in Q1 2023 from January through to March, indicating rising demand for electric vehicles in the European market.…

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MondayMay 06, 2024 10:00 am

China-Made EVs Fill European Ports as Buyers Remain Wary

The Chinese automotive industry has run headlong into an issue that may prevent it from competing effectively in foreign markets: buyers are not buying electric cars manufactured in China. The east Asian nation's auto industry has come a significantly long way over the past several decades, evolving from a sector that essentially produced clones of Western vehicles to one that's now producing some of the best vehicles on the globe. Years of major investments by Beijing have helped car manufacturers in China cut vehicle production costs by a wide margin, allowing them to price their cars at much lower price…

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FridayMay 03, 2024 10:00 am

ACEA Report Shows EU Needs Increase Annual Installation of EV Chargers to Meet 2030 Targets

A recent report from the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) has revealed a significant gap between the regional bloc’s available public EV-charging infrastructure and the amount of charging points the European Union will need to reach its carbon dioxide reduction targets. The report shows that even though electric vehicle adoption in the EU has risen by a wide margin over the past decade, public charging stations for electric vehicle drivers haven't increased in tandem. According to the ACEA report, electric-vehicle sales growth outpaced EV charging-station installations by three times from 2017 to 2023. Based on industry estimations, the report noted…

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