Stories by Sarah Lee-Jones

Polestar 3 Launch in U.S. to Include $20 Million Marketing Campaign

Swedish electric vehicle manufacturer Polestar is gearing up for the launch of its first crossover in the truck-dominated US market with a $20 million marketing campaign set to kick off in the second quarter. Polestar is owned by Volvo, with the latter owned by Chinese conglomerate, Geely. According to Automotive News, this investment will surpass […]

Kia Unveils EV9 3-Row Electric SUV

Kia has unveiled the EV9 on Tuesday, its first three-row seat electric flagship SUV, with new design, technology, and sustainability features, offering options of six or seven seat configurations. Based on the Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), the EV9 offers an all-electric WLTP target range of over 541 km and ultra-fast 800-volt charging, adding 239 […]

Tesla Expected to Shatter Sales Records in Q1 2023, Says Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive released its Q1 2023 new-vehicles sales forecast on Monday. The company predicts a 6% year-over-year (YoY) increase in new-vehicle sales volume in Q1 2023, reaching 3.5 million units. March sales are expected to reach nearly 1.3 million units, a 2.6% increase compared to March 2022. The Q1 seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) is […]

Lucid Motors Announces Layoffs Affecting 18% of Workforce, Says Memo

Luxury electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors plans to lay off hundreds of employees, affecting approximately 18% of the company, according to an internal memo and five anonymous sources reported by Business Insider. The announcement was made during an all-hands meeting by CEO Peter Rawlinson. With around 7,200 employees globally at the end of 2022, this […]

Nissan Teases R32 Skyline GT-R Electric Concept [VIDEO]

Japanese automaker Nissan has teased an electric concept is coming of its iconic R32 Skyline GT-R, which will be called the R32 EV. According to the company’s website, a translation of the teaser announcement reads, “The R32 Skyline GT-R is a legendary car that continues to captivate many fans even 34 years after its debut. […]

Tesla Teases Launch in Turkey on April 4

Tesla posted an Instagram story today with the word “Türkiye” and the mention of “4/4” suggesting April 4, followed by a side-eyes emoji and a picture of a Tesla Model 3. The post suggests Tesla plans to launch in Turkey next month. Back in December 2021, Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke with Turkey’s president about […]

Lucid Recalls 637 Vehicles for Potential Loss of Power, Details NHTSA Notice

According to a recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recall notice, Lucid USA, Inc. has issued a recall for 637 of its 2022-2023 Lucid Air vehicles due to a potential issue with contactors. These electrically activated switches are responsible for transferring energy to and from the drive units during vehicle startup and shutdown. In […]

Watch Tesla FSD Beta v11.3.3 Complete a Ride Sharing Fare [VIDEO]

Tesla recently expanded its rollout of Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta version 11.3.3, and with it came many improvements yet again. When will we see robotaxis on the road? Tesla’s FSD beta may be accelerating that soon. How would FSD beta 11.3.3 handle an actual ride-sharing fare? Whole Mars Catalog put this to the test and […]

Tesla Launches Model S/X Deliveries in China’s Mainland [VIDEO]

Tesla has officially launched Model S and Model X deliveries in China’s mainland, announced on Monday morning. The Tesla Asian account shared a cool promo video of Model S and Model X vehicles offloading from a delivery ship today, as part of the announcement: 2023 Model S & Model X Deliveries Begin in China’s Mainland!🎉 […]

China’s CATL to Start Mass Producing Revolutionary M3P EV Batteries in 2023

China’s leading battery manufacturer, Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL), announced plans to begin mass production and delivery of its groundbreaking M3P batteries this year, reports Reuters. According to CATL Chairman Zeng Yuqun, M3P batteries will offer superior energy density and performance compared to lithium-ion phosphate batteries, while also being more cost-effective than nickel and […]