Musk: Buying EV batteries from suppliers costs less vs. Tesla’s own

Tesla Semi loaded with Teslas, including a CybertruckTesla CEO Elon Musk, in Thursday’s annual shareholder meeting, called himself “a helpful accelerant” to the company’s future, as shareholders approved a pay package for Musk valued at $46 billion based on current stock prices. Meanwhile, one aspect that was due to change the company’s trajectory, cut costs, and enable...

Tesla confirms 3 upcoming “amazing” EVs, omits Roadster

2020 Tesla RoadsterTesla is developing three new EVs, but appears to have nixed the second-generation Roadster. During the automaker's 2024 stockholder meeting, which was live-streamed on YouTube Thursday, CEO Elon Musk announced three upcoming "amazing" EVs and showed a slide with three vehicles under covers alongside the current Tesla lineup. However, the Roadster...

GOP Senators go after inflated EV efficiency in fleet standards

2023 GMC Hummer EV PickupIn their ongoing effort to push back against stricter emissions standards expected to lead to more EV sales, Senate Republicans have drafted a bill calling for regulators to change the way EV efficiency is calculated. Dubbed the Recalculating Electric Vehicle Efficiency for Accuracy and Legitimacy (REVEAL) Act, the bill questions the methods the...

$25,000 Jeep EV will be an electric Renegade

2023 Jeep RenegadeStellantis CEO Carlos Tavares said in a recent interview that a $25,000 Jeep EV is coming to the U.S. soon. Now we know that it will expand on the Renegade nameplate, which was previously given to a small gasoline crossover that was discontinued after the 2023 model year. First spotted by MoparInsiders, the Renegade name was confirmed in...

Honda battery leasing venture sets stage for more affordable EVs

Honda 0 Space-Hub conceptBattery leasing has long been considered as a way of helping make EVs more affordable, and it appears that Honda is embarking on a business venture that might allow that idea to be scaled up. The joint venture company called Altna, announced Thursday, has been formed as a 50/50 venture between Honda Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Corporation. Combining...

2025 VW ID.4 gets ChatGPT—why, we’re not sure

2025 Volkswagen ID.4AI makes its way into Volkswagen's maiden electric car VW says it'll be used as a voice assistant VW also says your data won't be at risk from in-car use Volkswagen confirmed Thursday that it’s carrying over its refreshed lineup of VW ID.4 EV models to the new model year essentially unchanged—and with most of the lineup now offering...