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Future Aston Martins Will Be Powered by Lucid’s EV Tech
Aston Martin, the car brand that became famous for its ties to fictional spy James Bond, is going electric. And it's selected California-based Lucid as its technology partner for drive systems and batteries.
General Motors Launches Home Energy Products to Pair With Its EVs
General Motors is in the energy business now. Through its new GM Energy division, you can now purchase products including EV chargers, power walls, and solar panels - taking advantage of vehicle-to-load capability on electric cars and also securing your home from power outages.
Will New MG Electric Sports Car Come to the U.S.?
Remember MG? The maker of traditional sports cars is back, with an all-electric two-seat roadster. The new MG Cyberster should go on sale in summer 2024.
First Fisker Ocean Electric SUVs Delivered in USA
The California-designed, Austrian-made Fisker Ocean has finally arrived on our shores. Designed by a legendary car designer, and with numerous unique features, the Ocean has an attractive starting price and is available in multiple versions.
New Nyobolt EV and Fast Charging Battery Technology
If you could refuel an EV as fast as a gasoline car, that EV wouldn't need as large a battery, which would make it lighter and more efficient. British company Nyovolt has just unveiled a new sports car concept that can charge in just 6 minutes.
GM Follows Ford in Adopting Tesla Charging Standard
Starting in 2024, drivers of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac electric cars will be able to access Tesla's excellent network of high-speed Superchargers. The brands will also adopt Tesla's charging port in 2025.
Chevrolet Bolt to Cease Production
The Chevrolet Bolt, one of our favourite EVs and one of the least-expensive electric cars in the U.S., will end production in late 2023. A new report says the final orders for the Bolt will be taken in August.
Electric Rimac Supercar Sets 23 Speed Records in One Day
Want proof electric cars can be exciting as well as economical? The Rimac Nevera supercar recently broke 23 speed records in a single day of testing. With 1,914 hp, it can speed from 0-250 mph in less than 22 seconds.
CATL New Electric Vehicle Battery
The latest innovation from global battery giant CATL, called a "condensed battery," has significantly higher energy density, promising better performance, longer range, lower weight, and increased efficiency. The big question is: how soon will we see them in our electric cars?
World’s Largest E-Fuels Plant Will Be in Texas
HIF Global is set to take its next big step. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality recently issued HIF Global a permit authorizing the construction and operation of a new e-fuels facility in the U.S. Located in Matagorda County, Texas. It will be the largest e-fuel facility in the world.
Ford EVs to Adopt Tesla Charging Port and Gain Access to Supercharger Network
Starting next year, Ford drivers will be able to easily access Tesla's Supercharger network – acknowledged as the best fast-charging network in the world, with over 12,000 Level 3 Chargers across the U.S. and Canada.
Ford’s Next Electric Truck Will Be Built in Tennessee
The hot-selling F-150 Lightning was just the start of Ford's electric truck revolution. Its next EV pickup, code-named Project T3, will offer even more capability and features, and is being designed from the ground up for electric power - and it will be made in a brand-new Tennessee EV factory.
Volkswagen Launches Battery Recycling Program
With a new recycling program in partnership with Redwood Materials Inc., Volkswagen is helping to process material from old batteries in old electronic devices into components for new electric car batteries. This should help reduce costs as well as the need to mine and ship critical minerals.
Tesla Drops Prices as Competitors Ramp Up
Tesla is the dominant electric car brand in the U.S., but it's cutting prices again in order to maintain market share as competitors from legacy car brands are introduced. The latest round of cuts brings the starting MSRP of the Model 3 to just $41,990.
Walmart is Adding Thousands of EV Chargers Across the U.S.
90 percent of Americans live within 10 miles of a Walmart store, placing the company in a unique position to deliver convenient public EV charging for the masses. The company plans top roll out thousands of EV chargers across the U.S. between now and 2030.
Proposed New EPA Targets Could Push EV Share to 67%
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new standards to significantly lower CO2 emissions between 2027 and 2032. If adopted, they could significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions, reduce reliance on foreign oil, and increase the adoption of electric cars.
7-Eleven Launches National Fast Charging Network
Charging on a road trip is about to get more convenient. 7-Eleven is launching a new nationwide rapid charging network to serve drivers on the go. Already active in Florida, Texas, Colorado, and California, the 7Charge network will offer Level 3 fast charging.
Ford Increases F-150 Lightning Prices Again
The hot-selling Ford F-150 Lightning is getting another round of price hikes. Since its introduction in 2022, the Lightning has seen several jumps in starting MSRPs due to supply chain issues as well and robust demand. Some are now so expensive they aren't eligible for government incentives.
The New Scout EV Will Be Built in South Carolina
The Volkswagen Group is resurrecting the Scout nameplate, a famously rugged, iconoclastic brand of trucks and SUVs. This time, though, the trucks will be electric. And they'll be built in an all-new factory in South Carolina, which will create 4,000 new jobs.
Tesla is Opening Superchargers to Other EVs
The Tesla Supercharger network, one of the most extensive high-speed charging networks in the U.S., will soon be open to drivers of non-Tesla vehicles. This should make long-distance EV travel easier for many drivers. How will Tesla do it and how long will it take? Read on to find out.
Airstream, Porsche Collaborate on EV-Friendly Travel Trailer
RVing has exploded in popularity in the last few years as Americans seek ways to have travel adventures. A new EV-friendly concept from Airstream and Studio F.A. Porsche has numerous innovations to improve efficiency and space utilization to bring RVing to more families.
Electric Mini and Nissan Leaf Lead “Greenest” List
Not all electric cars are created equal. While they all have zero tailpipe emissions, some EVs consume more energy in their production and operation than others, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Its annual ranking of greenest and meanest is interesting reading.
Tesla Recalls 360,000 Models with Full Self-Driving
If you own a Tesla equipped with the Full Self-Driving Beta Option, you will soon receive an over-the-air update to change how your vehicle behaves on city streets. the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that the current system poses a risk to safety.
Ford’s New Battery Plant Will Create 2,500 Jobs
Ramping up production of electric vehicles requires ramping up the production of batteries. Ford has announced a $3.5-billion investment in a new battery factory, which will be located in Michigan and will create 2,500 jobs. It will produce battery cells for hundreds of thousands of EVs.
GM Invests $650 Million in Lithium Production
Electric cars all have one thing in common: batteries. And electric batteries all need one thing: lithium. With a major investment in the largest lithium operation in the U.S., General Motors is securing its supply chain - and should be able to churn out a million EV batteries per year.
TravelCenters is Building 1,000 Highway Fast Charging Stations
Taking a long trip in an electric car often comes with range anxiety. Soon, that anxiety might ease a little bit, thanks to a new partnership between TravelCenters of America and Electrify America. Together, the two companies are planning to install 1,000 fast chargers at highway rest stops.
Nissan is Preparing to Drive an Ariya from Pole to Pole
British adventurers Chris and Julie Ramsey will be driving a modified Nissan Ariya electric SUV from the magnetic North Pole to the South Pole - a journey of almost 17,000 miles. The trip will take in some extreme conditions and will be an extreme challenge for the Ariya's electric drivetrain.
Will Home Charging Robots Be the Next Big Thing?
Is this the next step in making home charging even more convenient? Stellantis and EFI Automotive showcased a new robotic charger in conjunction with the Ram 1500 Revolution concept truck. It offers completely automated, programmable charging that's more efficient than other inductive solutions.
Goodyear’s Sustainable Tire Could Help Increase Range
Tires are a key component in the overall efficiency of a vehicle, and low rolling resistance can improve an electric car's range. However, conventional tires are still made by combusting a lot of petroleum products, which isn't good for sustainability. Goodyear's new sustainable tire could help.
Ford Slashes Prices of Mustang Mach-E
Ford has just announced a production increase, and significant price drops, on its popular Mustang Mach-E electric SUV. The number-three selling EV in America, the Mach-E is has a starting MSRP up to $5,900 cheaper, and interest rates have improved as well.
Audi is Converting All of its Factories to EV Production
Audi has ambitious goals to completely electrify its lineup - and eliminate internal-combustion engines - by 2033. And it plans to do so without building any new factories in any new locations. Learn about its transition to all-electric here.
BMW’s Solid-State Battery Partner is Based in Colorado
BMW is an automaker that continues to diversify its interests in alternatives to current lithium-ion battery technology. One example: the company recently deepened its partnership with Solid Power, based in Colorado, and will begin pilot production of solid-state EV batteries in Germany.
Foreign-Made EVs May Be Eligible for $7,500 Incentive – If You Lease
Leasing an electric vehicle might have just gotten even more attractive. While the new 2023 tax credits favours electric cars made in North America for vehicle purchasers, consumers leasing an EV might be eligible for up to $7,500 – regardless of where the vehicle is made.
Volkswagen Announces 2024 ID.7 Sedan
Interested in an all-electric sedan with over 400 miles of range and a zero to 60 mph time of around five seconds? The Volkswagen ID.7 is capable of that and more. It can even charge 143 miles in just ten minutes. When can you get one? Read on.
2023 F-150 Lightning Gets a Big Price Hike
Ford made big headlines in 2022 when it announced the attractive starting MSRPs for its all-electric F-150 Lightning pickup. But huge demand coupled with supply chain challenges mean that the 2023 F-150 Lightning is substantially more expensive. Is it still worth it? Read on to find out.
Genesis Brings Biometric Recognition to the GV60 Electric SUV
The Genesis GV60 electric SUV, which was introduced in 2022, is getting some interesting enhancements for 2023. The most intriguing? Facial and fingerprint recognition systems that will let you unlock and start the vehicle without the key, or a smartphone app.
The All-New 2023 Prius Has a Starting MSRP of $27,450
The all-new 2023 Toyota Prius - which we think may be one of the best looking hybrids ever - will cost almost $3,000 more than the previous-generation model. But you don't just get stylish new looks; its powertrain and technology have been significantly upgraded as well.
Volkswagen’s Software Update Improves the ID.4
Volkswagen has released a significant update to the ID.4 electric SUV. The update improves the charging experience and fixes bugs and performance issues with its touchscreen infotainment system. It's an example of how electric cars can get better over time.
Some EVs Might Get a Bigger Tax Credit Until March
A new electric car may have gotten more affordable at the beginning of 2023. Thanks to a delay in the government's regulations around battery components and minerals, EVs that would qualify for $3,750 in credits may be eligible for $7,500 until March.
BMW is Now Building Hydrogen X5s
Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are currently a niche technology, but offer numerous advantages compared to battery-electric vehicles. They refuel quickly, allow for longer range, and still generate no carbon emissions. BMW has long believed in hydrogen, and has started building hydrogen fuel-cell X5s.
Honda's Prologue EV Slated to Hit Showrooms in 2024
Honda's Prologue EV will be the first all-electric Honda built in partnership with General Motors. We can guarantee it will be the first in a long line of new models designed in partnership with American auto giant General Motors including electric versions of the Civic, Accord and CR-V to follow.
Is Red Hydrogen the Breakthrough Technology We've Been Waiting For?
When everyone is driving a green car, we’ll need abundant sources of clean electricity and hydrogen to power future EVs. Japan may have an answer in the form of nuclear energy-powered red hydrogen.
LG Chem is Building the Largest Battery Factory in the U.S.
Korean technology giant LG's chemical division is building a brand-new, $3-billion battery manufacturing facility in Tennessee. It will have the capacity to produce batteries for up to 1.2 million EVs annually, and will employ over 850 people.
Mazda Accelerates Its Electrification Plans
Mazda, the sportiest of the Japanese car brands, has significantly accelerated its plans to electrify its lineup. By 2030, every model in the Mazda portfolio will be electrified, with a mix of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric technologies. The CX-70 and CX-90 plug-in SUVs are due in 2023.
Scalar Performance’s Electric Race Car Ready to Rock in 2023
Canadian company Scalar Performance has introduced a new, all-electric race car targeted at amateur racers. Scheduled to hit tracks across America in 2023, it is based on the well-loved Toyota GR86/Subaru BRZ, but with a powerful electric motor and 65-kWh battery.
FedEx Takes Delivery of First 150 EV Vans
FedEx has taken delivery of 150 new BrightDrop Zero 600 electric delivery vans – spearheading the transition of its entire fleet of pickup and delivery vehicles to full-electric operation. The new vans have a 250-mile range, 300 horsepower, and all-wheel drive.
An Early Look at Honda's Production-Ready Prologue EV SUV
The all-electric Honda Prologue SUV is similar in size to the gasoline-powered Passport and will sit above the CR-V in the company's rapidly expanding SUV line-up. It is built on shared technology with General Motors and arrives on U.S. roads in early 2024.
First All-Electric Maserati: 760-hp GranTurismo
The new Maserati GranTurismo is the latest in a long line of elegant high-performance four-seat coupes designed for grand touring. The difference? This one is available with a powerful electric drivetrain.
Volkswagen Now Building Electric SUVs in America
Volkswagen has started building the all-electric ID.4 SUV at its factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee – the first all-electric Volkswagen to be assembled in the United States. The factory will produce up to 7,000 electric vehicles a month.
Ikea Partners with Electrify America
Ikea has announced a collaboration with Electrify America to bring ultra-fast charging stations to over 25 locations in the U.S., which will quadruple the number of electric car charges at Ikea locations available at U.S. locations for customers.
Toyota Expands North Carolina Battery Factory
Toyota announced an additional investment of $2.5 billion in its North American battery factory, adding additional capacity to support electric vehicle battery production for North America.
BMW is Building Hydrogen Fuel Cells In-House
BMW is now building fuel cell systems which will be used in a small series of BMW iX5 Hydrogen vehicles. They will enter service around the world by the end of 2022 for testing and demonstration purposes. Read this article to learn more.
Mercedes-Benz Starts Production of EQS SUV in Alabama
Mercedes-Benz has begun building the all-new, all-electric EQS SUV at its factory in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The large EV will be built exclusively in America and exported worldwide.
Would You Buy an Electric Corvette?
The Chevrolet Corvette, one of America's iconic sports cars, has always been closely associated with powerful V-8 engines. But the brand recently previewed a Corvette with an electric twist - and all-wheel drive. Read on to find out more.
Hot-Rod Prototype Battery Doubles Range
A retrofit battery with improved chemistry and performance was recently fitted to a prototype Tesla, doubling its range to over 750 miles. It's a great sign of exciting things to come in the electric vehicle space – and that in the future, there will be ways to enhance and extend the life of EVs.
Renault Reveals Electric-Hydrogen Hybrid Car
Renault's new hydrogen electric vehicle comes in the form of the 2024 Scenic Vision estimated to have a 497-mile range and take just five minutes to fill.
First EV Fire Truck
The all new Rosenbauer RTX fire truck is debuting in Los Angeles as America's first electric fire truck. Could it also be America’s first electric family RV? Let’s find out.
Scout Announces EV Pickup and SUV
The Volkswagen group will be re-launching the Scout brand, which was last sold by International Harvester. The first two vehicles from the brand will be an adventure-focused pickup and a spacious SUV.
Another New Battery Factory Coming to America
Contemporary Amperex Technology Co (CATL), a Chinese battery supplier, is looking to establish a $5 billion battery plant in North America. The size of the investment would make it one of the biggest battery plants in the region.
Honda Has Big Electric Plans
Honda is preparing to make a major shift to electric, by introducing 30 new models globally by 2030. The first new all-electric models are due in 2024, in the core SUV market segments, with many more vehicles to follow.
Electrify America is Helping to Fuel EV Adoption
Electrify America offers one of the country’s fastest charging networks, with 700 charging stations and more than 3,000 individual chargers. The charging station network is expanding by adding more charging stations and working with manufacturers to make charging stations affordable and local.
Electric Boats by General Motors
GM is investing big in electric vehicles, including electric boats. Using their technology for watercraft is aimed at boosting boat performance, reducing pollution and lowering operating costs of the vehicle including fuel and maintenance. Learn more about electric boats here on GreenCars.com
Toyota Pivots to Full Electric Vehicles
Toyota, long the leader in hybrid technology, has made the decision to fully embrace electric vehicles. It's planning an onslaught of dozens of models over the next few years. We preview them here.
GreenCars Celebrates Oregon
GreenCars teamed up with the Oregon Cultural Trust to celebrate Oregon and the Trust's 20th anniversary. A new license plate design was released in 2021 alongside four physical murals you can find in Oregon's main airports, all designed and created by the artist Liza Burns of Eugene.
New 800-Volt Fast Charging Systems
800-volt electrical systems will let new electric vehicles charge faster than ever before, and make EVs a convenient choice for even more drivers. In this blog, we explain what's interesting about this technology – and what vehicles and charging networks have them now.
Ford Closes Reservations on F-150 Lightning
If you’ve been wondering what the watershed moment for electric vehicles was going to be, wonder no more: on December 8, 2021, Ford closed its online reservation system for the upcoming 2022 F-150 Lightning pickup truck after receiving over 200,000 deposits.
Tesla's New Ontario Factory
Initial reports suggested the new manufacturing center would be making batteries, but that’s not quite true: the first Tesla-branded manufacturing facility will be producing equipment that will subsequently be used in the company’s existing “gigafactories” around the world.
GMC Sells Out of Hummer EVs
GMC sold out of its all-electric mega-wagon Hummer EVs in just ten minutes. The company opened reservations for its new zero emission Godzilla-sized SUV on October 20 as part of the vehicle’s global debut and several thousand buyers were put on the waiting list.
California's CARB Clean Fuel Reward
In California, participating auto dealers are part of the California Clean Fuel Reward program - a statewide electric vehicle time-of-sale (or lease) incentive program funded through the California Air Resource Board’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard. Here's what you need to know.
Celebrating Oregon's New Cultural Trust License Plate
Oregon's Cultural Trust unveiled a new license plate design on October 1, 2021 that showcases and celebrates Oregon heritage and culture. Join us in celebrating the new "Celebrate Oregon!" license plate and physical, full-scale murals now viewable in the state's airports and Portland Art Museum.
Ford Doubles F-150 Lightning EV Production
Ford Motor Company recently revealed that it will double the production numbers of its awesome new F-150 Lightning EV pickup truck. The company is betting big on electric.
Next Gen EV Batteries Will Deliver 500-Mile Range
One of the things that people are concerned about is EV range. Well, that’s about to change, as there is a lot going on with battery pack design. In fact, new technology is on the way that could deliver batteries that can take you 500 miles or more on a charge.
Solid Power's Solid-State Batteries
A company called Solid Power out of Colorado is introducing a whole new breed of solid state electric car batteries that promise lower cost, longer range and safer electric vehicles.
Mercedes-Benz Goes Electric
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a comprehensive plan which includes spending 40 billion Euro to significantly accelerate research and development into electric vehicles. At the same time, it will reduces its investment in combustion engines by 80 percent by 2026.
GMC Confirms New EV Pickup Truck
The battle for EV truck supremacy is heating up with GMC announcing the development of a new, full size, all-electric pickup truck following the wake of its mighty Hummer EV.
Google Maps' Eco-Friendly Routes
Google Maps recently released info on an app that will highlight environmentally friendly directions to where you want to go. Now you can easily find the least polluting route to your next driving destination.
General Motors Launches Fleet Charging Service
General Motors (GM) recently announced that it will continue to accelerate its transition to electric vehicles with the unveiling of its Ultium Charge 360 service for fleet customers.
Fiat Going All-Electric by 2030
Italian automaker Fiat recently announced that it will go all-electric by 2030. According to Fiat’s CEO Olivier Francois, there are big changes coming. The first product in this electric onslaught will be a new Fiat 500 EV.
Solid Power Goes Public with Backing from Ford and BMW
The biggest revolution in the electric vehicle world is without a doubt the coming of solid-state batteries. These high-tech wonders will dramatically speed up the adoption of EVs by providing the auto industry with a safer, cheaper alternative to lithium-ion batteries.
Lincoln to Release First Electric SUV 2022
Automaker Lincoln recently unveiled its Aviator-sized Zephyr Reflection all-electric SUV concept vehicle at the Shanghai Auto Show. There, Lincoln revealed its plans to move full speed ahead with a forward-thinking electrification plan surrounding electric cars.
Daymak EV Mines Cryptocurrency While Charging
A Canadian company called Daymak, known for building EV scooters and e-bikes, is aiming to build the first electric vehicle capable of mining cryptocurrency.
2022 Chevy Bolt Gets $5,500 Price Cut
The Chevrolet Bolt has been a huge success story for the automaker, selling over 100,000 units worldwide since 2017. The 2022 model has been improved based on customer feedback - and also comes with a lower starting MSRP!
Mustang Mach-E Software Update
One of the great things about electric cars is their ability to receive software updates over the air. A recent update for the Mustang Mach-E has improved functionality and performance.
Volvo Switches to Online EV Sales
By 2030, Volvo plans for its entire lineup to be fully-electric. In addition to transitioning to emissions-free driving, the automaker also envisions the sales process changing. Customers will not just do more buying online, they will also choose more vehicle subscriptions.
Electric BMW iX and BMW i4 Now Available for Pre-Order
BMW's all-electric i4 sports sedan and iX SUV are now available in the U.S. Now available for pre-order, you can read more about them here right here on GreenCars and learn how you can order one today.
Rivian Electric Trucks are Coming
Rivian, a new American start-up focused on electric vehicles, has previewed two impressive new models: the R1T pickup truck and the R1S SUV. They combine a dedicated architecture with impressive performance and many unique features.
Volkswagen's Future in Electric Cars
Long a proponent of diesels and efficient gasoline engines, Volkswagen is all-in on electric cars. The first model to be sold n America will be the ID.4 SUV - but there are many models to follow. Learn more about VW's plans here.