Korea considers changing its EV subsidy after Tesla buyers cash in

2020 Tesla Model 3South Korea may exclude Tesla from the list of automakers that qualify for electric-car subsidies as the California transplant racks up sales, The Korea Herald reported Sunday. Between January and June, Tesla accounted for 43% of 209.2 billion won ($176 million at current exchange rates) in subsidies, according to the report. That will likely push...

Nikola announces order for 2,500 battery-electric garbage trucks

Nikola battery-electric truck chassis cabNikola has yet to deliver even one of its promised hydrogen fuel-cell semi trucks, but on Monday the company announced an order for 2,500 battery-electric garbage trucks. The trucks will go to waste-disposal company Republic Services, in what Republic claims to be the first large-scale commitment to fleet electrification in its industry. On-road...

Independent test suggests 517-mile EPA range for Lucid Air electric car

Lucid Air prototypeWhen the Lucid Air reaches the first customers next spring, it’s shaping up to leapfrog past the Tesla Model S in range. The Model S only recently broke the 400-mile barrier, with an EPA rating of 402 miles. But the upcoming Lucid Air will likely earn a number exceeding 500 miles. For now, that number—not at all confirmed by the EPA...

Integrated drive modules help free up space in the Ford Mustang Mach-E

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-EThe 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV will take advantage of the system integration experience of transmission and drive-system supplier BorgWarner to free up interior space. BorgWarner is supplying its Integrated Drive Module (IDM), which includes a thermal-management system and gearbox, packaged with "motor and power electronics from other...

Report: Magna might build Fisker Ocean electric SUV in Austria

Fisker OceanOn Friday, Fisker Inc. entered a memorandum of understanding with Canada-based Magna International to build its Ocean electric SUV—in Graz, Austria. Fisker confirmed to Reuters then that it expects a definitive agreement “in the next few months,” allowing Magna Steyr to produce the Fisker Ocean starting as soon as the fourth...