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Tesla production surge, Honda-GM EV partnership, Lordstown electric-truck action: Today’s Car News 3, April 2020 - Tesla made more cars in the first quarter of 2020 than it has in any other Q1. Honda will use GM’s electric-vehicle foundation for future EVs. Lordstown Motors teases the toughness of its in-wheel motors. Toyota and BYD partner on R&D. This a...
Lordstown Endurance electric pickup prototype: In-wheel motor goes off-road 3, April 2020 - Lordstown Motors released a handful of updates on its efforts to get an electric pickup truck into production at a discarded General Motors factory, including a statement on the company's response to the global coronavirus pandemic. The company release...
BYD and Toyota detail electric-vehicle joint venture for China 3, April 2020 - Toyota and BYD have released more details of an electric-vehicle joint venture for the Chinese market, which was announced in November 2019. The two automakers will invest 50-50 in a new company—BYD Toyota EV Technology Co. Ltd—with operati...
Future Honda electric vehicle will be co-developed with GM, could have Super Cruise 2, April 2020 - Honda will share General Motors' electric-vehicle platform revealed last month, the two automakers announced Thursday. That includes GM’s Ultium propulsion system that consists of battery packs ranging from 50 to 200 kwh, a motor family with thre...
Future Honda electric vehicles will be co-developed with GM, could have Super Cruise 2, April 2020 - General Motors' electric-vehicle platform revealed last month will be the foundation for two future Honda electric vehicles, the automakers jointly announced Thursday. That includes GM’s Ultium propulsion system that consists of battery packs ran...
Tesla made more than 100,000 vehicles in Q1 2020, its best start to a year yet 2, April 2020 - Tesla on Thursday reported that it had produced nearly 103,000 vehicles from its two plants in the first three months of 2020, its most prolific first quarter to date and ahead of analysts' expectations. More than 87,000 Model 3 sedans and Model Y cros...
Rivian’s delay, Lucid’s 400-mile range, Karma’s E-Flex: Today’s Car News 2, April 2020 - Rivian has made a lot of progress toward U.S. production of electric trucks, but things are put on hold for now. Lucid teases more than 400 miles of real-world highway driving for its upcoming Air. And Karma is boasting of its platform’s flexibil...
Rivian reports delay for electric trucks, provides look inside Illinois factory 2, April 2020 - Rivian does expect a pandemic-related delay for the R1T electric pickup and R1S electric SUV, which were due to be produced starting late this year, the company confirmed to Green Car Reports Wednesday. A message to the Rivian community sent earlier in...
Lucid Air electric sedan prototype covers 400+ highway miles, company teases 2, April 2020 - If you’ve ever taken a highway trip with an electric car, you understand that moving along even close to the flow of traffic can really put a dent in how much range you get from a full charge. Getting anything approaching the EPA range rating in ...
Karma boasts its extended-range EV platform is very, very flexible 2, April 2020 - Karma Automotive is touting its new platform for extended-range electric vehicles, which the California-based company claims can be used for a variety of different vehicle types. The E-Flex platform is flexible enough to underpin everything from autono...
Bolt EV refresh, Mach-E timing, electric Jeeps, fuel cell vs. BEV: Today’s Car News 1, April 2020 - GM delays its Bolt EV refresh while Ford’s Mach-E remains on schedule. Volkswagen talks battery electric vs. fuel-cell. And electric Jeeps are coming to the U.S. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. General Motors has confirmed that while up...
Electric Jeeps reportedly coming to the US, will be more capable than gas or diesel 1, April 2020 - Jeep intends to become “the greenest, most sustainable SUV company,” according to the brand’s global president, Christian Meunier. And yet today it doesn’t have a single plug-in vehicle in its lineup. Speaking to Autocar, in a T...
Report: Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV still on schedule for fall arrival 1, April 2020 - Despite the global coronavirus pandemic, Ford is still aiming to launch its Mustang Mach-E electric SUV on schedule this fall, according to the Detroit News. Some development work remains to be done on the Mach-E, which was unveiled in November 2019 at...
Liebherr Launch First Fully Electric Concrete Mixer Truck 1, April 2020 - Liebherr and Designwerk have developed the first fully electric truck mixers with 10 and 12 m³ drums on a 5-axle chassis. The first operations are planned for our customers Holcim and KIBAG in Switzerland. This design is perfect for Switzerland, where ...
Battery-electric or hydrogen fuel cell? VW lays out why one is the winner 1, April 2020 - Most major automakers are actively working to reduce emissions, but they are not in agreement on how to do that. Some prefer battery-electric vehicles, while others champion hydrogen fuel cells as the superior zero-emission technology. Volkswagen has c...
GM confirms delay for Chevy Bolt EV refresh; GMC Hummer and Cadillac EVs on schedule 31, March 2020 - GM earlier this month revealed details regarding a dozen future electric vehicles that it either might build or will build. The company opened up about the Ultium propulsion foundation under most of those vehicles—some of which will offer 400 mil...
BMW fuel-cell SUV, BYD safety battery, EPA gas-mileage targets: Today’s Car News 31, March 2020 - BYD is thinking safety first with a new battery. BMW’s upcoming fuel-cell SUV will be quick. And the U.S. EPA has released its controversial final rule that could relax vehicle fuel efficiency below what automakers say they can easily meet. This ...
Trump EPA lowers gas mileage targets, increases vehicle emissions 31, March 2020 - The Trump administration Wednesday morning released a Final Rule for new U.S. standards that will relax emissions and fuel economy requirements through the middle of the decade. The so-called Safer Affordable Fuel Efficient (SAFE) rule closely resemble...
BMW i Hydrogen Next fuel-cell SUV: With battery boost, more power than Mirai 31, March 2020 - BMW has released the first technical details of the i Hydrogen Next, a fuel-cell vehicle based on the X5 SUV. First seen at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, the vehicle's hydrogen fuel-cell drive system benefit from joint development between BMW and Toyo...
BYD Blade battery for upcoming Han electric sedan keeps cool, aims for safety 31, March 2020 - Chinese automaker BYD has revealed a new battery pack, to be used in its upcoming flagship sedan. BYD claims the new battery pack, dubbed "Blade" will be a significant step forward in safety. The battery pack did not overheat or catch fire during nail ...