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.
This past week was a whirlwind of EV news and developments from FedEx’s plans to electrify its fleet by 2040, VW saying it expects 50% of its US sales to be from EVs, to GM’s likely plans to build a second battery factory with LG Chem, and much more …
GM has promised “30 new EVs by 2025” – what does this mean for the US EV market? Actually, not a whole lot.
General Motors and EVgo today announced plans to triple the size of EVgo’s public fast charging network by adding more than 2,700 new fast chargers over the next five years. The new EVgo fast charging stations will be available to customers beginning in early 2021.
Change at the automakers is all about the leadership, passion and commitment of its people. Of the 5 GM executives I got to spend time with I found every one of them to be insanely smart and experienced in EVs/batteries/charging – and were not just ICE power train managers who moved over to the “electrification” project.
The Federal EV tax credit isn’t working: sales of EVs in the US are slowing, are concentrated in one state (California) and brand (Tesla). It is time to tear up and rethink, not tweak the current tax credit.
On Friday March 22, GM announced that it will invest $300 million in its Orion Township, Michigan, factory (where the Chevrolet Bolt BEV is assembled) and it would launch a new BEV based on the Bolt platform. According to GM’s press release, “It (the new EV) will be designed and engineered off an advanced version […]
Want to know how many electric vehicles have been sold in the US by auto manufacturers since the Federal electric vehicle tax credit went into effect since January 1, 2010? Tesla recently confirmed (see my CleanTechnica article) they had passed the 200K sales milestone in the US in July, but did not share actual numbers. […]
As the countdown to 200,000 now begins in earnest, we can almost – but not quite – state with certainty when the phase out will begin of the Federal EV tax credit for both Tesla and GM buyers. First, let’s see where we think Tesla sits after the month of May: My analysis using estimated […]
The survival of the Federal electric vehicle (EV) tax credit is a good thing for the auto industry and consumers, but several flaws in its design will give EV laggard automakers a significant competitive advantage beginning around 2020. As background, the Federal EV tax credit phases out over 5 quarters beginning the quarter following the […]