VW and BMW EV Plans, Rivian Charging Networks – EV Week in Review: March 16-22

Jeep Magneto BEV concept

Another week with automakers sharing plans to either curtail development of internal combustion engines or share their EV sales goals, in this case German luxury OEMs, Audi and BMW. We see images of the upcoming BMW i4 BEV, Jeep Wrangler Magneto BEV concept, Rivian announces their new charging networks, and much, much, more.

Legacy Automakers and the Tesla EV Narrative

VW ID.4 Experience test drive vehicle

While EVs from the legacy automakers as of yet don’t match the range and performance of those from Tesla, those and other advantages from Tesla are simply not as important to huge segments of car buyers. Following are a few steps legacy automakers and dealers (that are actually trying to sell EVs) need to do to help counter the Tesla narrative that has created various expectations by consumers when considering an EV.

Canoo Pickup, Kia EV6, Honda and Mini EV Plans: EV Week in Review – Mar 9-15

2022 Kia EV6 - side view

Another crazy week in the world of EVs, with lots of announcements on the automaker and battery front. The reveals of the Canoo pickup and Kia EV6 have heads turning and yet another automaker, BMW-owned Mini this time announced plans that it would only produce battery-electric vehicles from 2030. And EV straggler Honda shed a bit more light on its upcoming EVs built on GM’s Ultium battery and powertrain platform.

42% Of Legacy Automakers Still Don’t Offer An EV in the US

The biggest hurdle to adoption of electric vehicles in the US remains supply, as 42% (14 out of 33) of legacy automaker brands that have vehicles for sale in the US - still do not offer an EV (either BEV or PHEV) for sale in the world's second largest auto market.

The biggest hurdle to adoption of electric vehicles in the US remains supply, as 42% (14 out of 33) of legacy automaker brands that have vehicles for sale in the US – still do not offer an EV (either BEV or PHEV) for sale in the world’s second largest auto market.