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Volkswagen Teases New ID.3 Coming in Spring 2023

Volkswagen shared its next-generation ID.3 on Friday, set to be fully unveiled to the public in the spring, according to a press release from the company. Customers can order their next-generation ID.3 models now and can expect to receive deliveries from Q4 2023. The new version of the Volkswagen ID.3 will initially be produced at […]

Volkswagen Eyes Canada for First North American Gigafactory

Volkswagen Group and its battery company PowerCo are searching for their first North American gigafactory location with eyes on Canada, according to a press release shared on Thursday. The companies are in discussion with the Canadian government to help identify sites that would be suitable for cathode material production. PowerCo will also work with materials […]

Ford Builds 150,000th Mustang Mach-E; Aims for 600,000 Annually in 2023

Legacy automaker Ford has reached an important production milestone this week, showing that the company has been able to produce a sizable number of Mustang Mach-E units since it was introduced in 2020. Ford CEO @Jim Farley announced on Wednesday that the automaker produced its 150,000th Mustang Mach-E, ahead of the company’s plans to expand […]

Rivian’s First International Deliveries Have Started in Canada

Electric vehicle (EV) startups are desperately trying to catch up to Tesla’s reach beyond the U.S. market, with fellow automaker Rivian reaching beyond its home country’s borders this month for the first time. @Rivian had its first deliveries beyond the U.S., as debuted in a Canadian Open House event shared by the automaker on Twitter […]

NIO Phone ‘On Par with Apple’ and Launching Within a Year, Says CEO

NIO founder, chairman, and CEO William Li said on Saturday that the electric vehicle (EV) maker is making good progress on its smartphone project and teased that the first model could launch within a year (via CnEVPost). Li said back in March that the company started looking into phone manufacturing after customers expressed interest in […]

Aptera to Use Tesla’s Charging Connector Design in Upcoming Solar EV

Electric vehicle (EV) startup Aptera recently confirmed plans to adopt Tesla’s charging connector and port design, which Tesla recently open-sourced and renamed the North American Charging Standard (NACS), for its upcoming solar car (via Electrek). Aptera is a California-based company that’s working on a battery- and solar-powered electric car with a claimed range of 1,000 miles. […]

NIO Celebrates 8th Anniversary and 270,000 Users Globally

Chinese electric vehicle (EV) startup NIO has been a key player in the country’s emerging EV industry in the past few years, and the company has just surpassed an important milestone. NIO reached its eighth anniversary on Friday, and the company says it has roughly 270,000 worldwide users, according to a report from CnEVPost. It’s […]

Mercedes Offers EV ‘Acceleration Increase’ Upgrade for $1,200 Per Year

Automakers are shifting toward offering subscription-based feature upgrades like Tesla, with Mercedes now selling a boost feature for a yearly charge. Mercedes-Benz announced a $1,200 per year upgrade for what it calls an “acceleration increase,” cutting up to a second off of its EQ vehicles’ acceleration times, according to a report from The Drive. The […]

VinFast Exports its First Batch of Electric Vehicles to the U.S.

VinFast held a delivery ceremony on Friday, officially exporting its first batch of VF 8 electric vehicles (EVs) to the U.S., according to a press release on Friday. The event oversaw 999 VF 8 units which are expected to arrive in California in roughly 20 days, while customers can expect to receive their first deliveries […]

GM Announces Over 15 Ultium-Based EVs Launching in China by 2025

General Motors (GM) is set to launch more than 15 electric vehicles in China by 2025, according to statements from the automaker during its Tech Day event on Tuesday in Shanghai. The EVs are set to be launched on GM’s Ultium drivetrain, and the company expects to have an annual production capacity of about one […]

First NIO Battery Swap Station in Sweden Goes Online [VIDEO]

Chinese electric automaker NIO powered on its first battery swap station in Sweden last week, as shared in a post on the company’s LinkedIn and reported by CnEVPost. The battery swap station is in Varberg, located next to a highway running from Gothenburg to Malmö in the country’s southwest region. The opening event included a […]

Kia Launches First City Store in China, Showing Off EV6

As Kia shifts its business strategy to focus on electric vehicles (EVs), the Korean automaker is increasing its presence in China as it launches new ways to reach consumers interested in clean energy vehicles. Kia launched its first “City Store” in China as part of its shifting EV strategy, located in Xi’an, Shaanxi in the […]

Dominos Launches EV Delivery Fleet with 800 Chevy Bolts

Domino’s announced plans to order custom-branded Chevy Bolt electric vehicles, set to receive 100 this month with 700 more rolling out in the coming months, according to a press release from the pizza company on Monday. The fleet will consist of 2023 Chevy Bolt EVs, which are set to arrive at select franchise and corporate […]

Cruise Launches Daytime Driverless Rides in San Francisco

Cruise has launched driverless rides during the daytime in San Francisco, with the first ride taking place on Thursday at 8:30 a.m., according to co-founder @Kyle Vogt. The post includes a video detailing the first ride, showing actually footage from the ride and reactions from some of the company’s employees using the daytime driverless ride. […]