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GM invests in Canadian battery recycler to fight supply shortage

General Motors is partnering with a Canadian battery recycler to produce new batteries from recovered battery materials, as it aims to scale EV production in North America amid supply shortages and ri

Volkswagen and Belgian utility giant partner on vehicle-to-grid energy storage

Volkswagen is partnering with a Belgian network operator to integrate electric vehicles into the power grid, as more EVs take to the road amid rising energy costs. Volkswagen’s charging unit Ell

The $5.6B epicenter of Ford’s EV effort is now under construction

Ford broke ground Friday at its $5.6 billion BlueOval City complex in Tennessee, the epicenter for its future electric vehicles and a key milestone toward its goal to sell 2 million EVs annually by la

Mullen to bid for bankrupt Electric Last Mile Solutions

Mullen Automotive is the leading bidder on bankrupt commercial EV maker Electric Last Mile Solutions, its second major deal this month as it strives to deliver its own electric vehicle. The California

Ford drivers could get alerts from nearby pedestrians’ phones

Ford is working on a mobile app designed to alert drivers to pedestrians and bicyclists nearby. The app, scheduled to debut at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s World Congress in

Tesla ramps up production as rivals launch new EVs

Tesla is ramping up production at its factories in Texas and Shanghai to head off an upcoming ambush of new EVs from legacy automakers. On Monday, the world’s largest EV maker completed a long-delay

Tesla ordered to tell laid off workers about lawsuit

A U.S. District Court has ordered that Tesla must tell employees about a lawsuit alleging the automaker violated state and federal law by requiring workers to sign separation agreements. Two former Te

Honda’s EV motorcycle offensive includes one just for kids

Honda plans to launch at least 10 all-electric motorcycles by 2025, including one for children, as demand for business-use bikes rises worldwide. The world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer said

Ford, Lincoln to offer hands-free highway driving

Ford is beefing up its suite of highway safety features with the ability to change lanes, stay within lane markings and adjust speed around curves — sans driver input. The 2023 Ford Mustang Mach

Tesla wants your vote for new Supercharger locations

Tesla said Thursday it is turning to the public to help determine where to locate its next Superchargers as the automaker continues to expand its network of EV fast-charging stations in North America,

Mullen acquires controlling interest in EV startup Bollinger Motors

Mullen Automotive has acquired a controlling interest in Bollinger Motors, a move intended to strengthen the two EV companies’ positions within the fast-growing electric sport utility and commer

Mercedes-Benz and Rivian partner to jointly build electric vans in Europe

Mercedes-Benz and Rivian are partnering to produce electric vans at scale in Europe. The joint venture announced Thursday will help each automaker scale its bespoke large battery-electric van business

Jeep unveils the first three EVs coming to market, starting in 2023

Jeep revealed Wednesday the first steps in a plan to reshape its portfolio, starting with the launch of two EVs in North America by 2025 and one in Europe next year. The Jeep Recon and Wagoneer S will

Aston Martin is finally upgrading its stale infotainment system

When it comes to touchscreens and in-car entertainment, Aston Martin has not only lagged behind ultra-luxury rivals such as Lamborghini and Bentley, it has trailed lower priced tech-forward models as

Tesla hiring ‘high-volume’ recruiters in Quebec

Tesla is looking to hire recruiters in Quebec for a “high-volume” effort, indicating the automaker’s plans to grow in Canada. A job posting by the global battery-electric brand seeks “an extra

Toyota triples US EV investment in North Carolina

Toyota said Wednesday it will triple its planned investment for its first U.S. battery factory due to rising consumer demand for electric vehicles. The automaker now plans to spend $3.8 billion, up fr

Nikola, Lucid latest EV SPACs trying to raise cash

Two EV manufacturers are seeking cash infusions this week to bring their delayed vehicles to market. Nikola, a Phoenix-based electric truck maker, said in a securities filing Tuesday that it plans to

Tesla Model 3 owner seeks class action over ‘phantom braking’

A Tesla Model 3 owner who filed a lawsuit against the automaker Friday alleging unintended braking is seeking class action status. The suit, filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern Di

Honda and LG Energy plan to build a $4.4 billion lithium-ion plant in the US

Honda is the latest car company with plans to manufacture lithium-ion batteries in the U.S. The automaker said Monday it is forming a joint venture with LG Energy Solutions to supply the North America

Aston Martin Valhalla plug-in hybrid to shape future EVs

Aston Martin is using its upcoming Valhalla high-performance plug-in hybrid to develop a playbook for its future EVs. Executives said that the 937-horsepower Valhalla supercar exhibited at the Pebble
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