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How Cadillac plans to use its $300,000 Celestiq EV to rebuild the brand

The Cadillac Celestiq, the brand’s halo EV set to debut during Monterey Car Week in August, will reportedly start around $300,000, pushing it well above the top variants from other luxury EVs, inclu

Volkswagen unveils ID. AERO concept that will provide the basis for 2023 flagship EV

Volkswagen Group unveiled its ID. AERO concept in China on Monday — slated to serve as the inspiration behind the automaker’s flagship EV, and first-ever global all-electric sedan, next year. A ve

Why LFP batteries are poised to bring down entry-level EV prices

An older, cheaper and safer battery technology is poised to reshape battery manufacturing worldwide and boost EV sales in the U.S. — if the global lithium supply remains stable.

What’s the ‘secret sauce’ behind Croatian EV maker Rimac?

Rimac Group made headlines after raising a Series D round that valued the Croatian startup at $2.2 billion, prompting the question: How has it succeeded where so many other EV makers have struggled?

Want an EV? You may have to wait

Surging demand for this year’s most hotly anticipated EVs is smashing order books and lengthening waitlists. The $60,000 Cadillac Lyriq SUV is the latest model to close its 2023 order book. The auto

GM is latest to join the race to streamline EV charging

General Motors said Wednesday it will join a growing list of automakers focused on streamlining the EV charging process by equipping its models with “Plug and Charge” capability — aka th

Polestar 2 owners now have Apple CarPlay thanks to a software update

Polestar is finally adding Apple CarPlay to its all-electric Polestar 2 sedan via an over-the-air software update, opening the automaker to a large swathe of iPhone-wielding car shoppers. Polestar sai

Ford chooses Spain factory to build ‘profitable’ EVs

Ford said Wednesday it will build its next-generation of electric vehicles for Europe at its plant in Valencia, Spain. The automaker said it chose the Valencia factory over its facility in Saarlouis,

To succeed in the mass market, EV makers must focus on cost, not speed

As the global EV industry ramps up and crosses into the mass market, automakers must switch their focus from speed to cost, according to the AlixPartners 2022 Global Automotive Outlook released Wednes

Tesla sued by former workers for allegedly violating federal law during ‘mass layoffs’

Two former Tesla employees filed a lawsuit against the EV maker Sunday alleging that the company did not provide the 60 days of advance notice required by federal law during a recent round of layoffs.

Ferrari will produce its first-ever SUV later this year, and launch its first EV in 2025

Ferrari shared details on its plan to launch its first electric vehicle by 2025 as it aims to go carbon neutral by 2030. The battery-electric supercar will set the tone for Ferrari’s future EVs, CEO

Electric Last Mile Solutions to file for bankruptcy

Commercial EV maker Electric Last Mile Solutions said Monday that it will file for bankruptcy, the first among a spate of troubled EV manufacturer SPACs to go out of business. Electric Last Mile Solut

Jaguar Land Rover rolls out what3words geocoding tech to vehicles already on the road

Jaguar Land Rover is the latest automaker to integrate geocoding company what3words into its cars and SUVs. JLR said Thursday that it will incorporate both its new and used vehicles with the voice-act

Faraday Future says it plans to open a Chinese factory by mid-decade

Faraday Future said Wednesday during an investor presentation that it plans to open a factory in China as early as 2025, even as it faces a shortage of capital and an SEC investigation. The electric v

Lucid partners with Bank of America to launch Lucid Financial Services

Lucid Group, which makes long-range, fast-charging luxury EVs, said on Tuesday it is joining with Bank of America to provide customer financing as one way to stand out in the crowded segment.

Polestar’s first SUV, the Polestar 3 EV, arrives in Q3 2022

Polestar released teaser images Tuesday for its first battery-electric SUV, the Polestar 3, which will make its global debut in October. The teaser shows a sleek, four-passenger SUV with a panoramic s

Apple challenges Google for a larger slice of your dashboard

Apple said Monday that its next-generation CarPlay system will power the vehicle’s entire instrument cluster, the next move in its battle against Android Automotive OS, Google’s in-vehicle operati

Ford wants to restructure its dealership model to boost EV sales

Ford said that it wants to restructure its dealership model, including building an e-commerce platform where customers can shop for and buy EVs at non-negotiable prices in an effort to match Tesla’s

The most surprising part of Buick’s announcement isn’t that it will become an EV brand

Buick said Wednesday it will launch its first EV in 2024 and revealed a sleek concept car that will set the direction on its journey to becoming a fully electric brand in North America by 2030. But th

Rimac raises more than $500M from Porsche, Softbank and Goldman Sachs

Rimac Group said Tuesday it has raised 500 million euro ($536 million), funds that will help the Croatian startup expand beyond its electric hypercar roots and grow into a global EV components supplie
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