Yamaha wants to power some very fast EVs

Yamaha 350-kw electric motorThe Yamaha name is often associated with high-performance motorcycles, but the company also wants to power some very fast electric cars. Last year, Yamaha announced plans to supply motors for other companies' EVs. On Monday, the company followed that up with the announcement of a higher-output motor "intended for installation and use in hyper-EVs...

Rivian electric trucks will use cells from Samsung SDI

Rivian R1SRivian announced Monday that it will use Samsung SDI battery cells for its R1T electric pickup truck and R1S electric SUV, as well as upcoming commercial vehicles. Announcement of a battery supplier is a key piece of the information puzzle for the R1T and R1S, which are scheduled to start production this summer. Rivian previously said the R1T...

Lower-priced single-motor Polestar 2: 260+ miles with heat pump

Polestar 2A single-motor powertrain and a heat pump are part of the toolkit that will allow new, lower-priced versions of the Polestar 2 to achieve more EPA-rated driving range. The more affordable single-motor and dual-motor versions of the four-door fastback are expected to earn about 260 miles and 240 miles, respectively, even though they use the same...

Lower-priced rear-wheel-drive Polestar 2: 260+ miles with heat pump

Polestar 2Rear-wheel drive and a heat pump are part of the toolkit that will allow new, lower-priced versions of the Polestar 2 to achieve more EPA-rated driving range. The more affordable single-motor and dual-motor versions of the four-door fastback are expected to earn about 260 miles and 240 miles, respectively, even though they use the same 78-kwh...