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Electric Vehicles

  1. TMC Staff

    GM To Rollout New EV Sales Tool Developed By Former Tesla Executive

    The online tool is supposed to make buying a GM EV much easier. General Motors will use a digital tool starting this Summer that will help dealerships sell more 2022 Bolt EVs and Bolt EUVs. The service was developed by Tekion, an automotive retail platform provider led by CEO Jay Vijayan, a...
  2. TMC Staff

    EV Adoption Study Concludes A Taste Of Honey Is All It Takes

    New J.D. Power’s study points out that knowing is wanting. When Sandy Munro said his road trip with a Tesla Model 3 gave him a taste of honey, he was not alone. At least that’s the conclusion of the first U.S. Electric Vehicle Consideration (EVC) study from J.D. Power. People that drove or rode...
  3. TMC Staff

    Blog Lucid Will Delay Electric Luxury Sedan

    The Lucid Air, an all-electric sedan to challenge Tesla, will not hit its expected delivery date. Originally expected to hit the roads in spring, the vehicle is now slated for delivery in the second half of the year.  Production will occur at a plant in Casa Grande, Arizona. Lucid Chief...
  4. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla May License Self-Driving Software to Other Automakers

    Tesla may license its self-driving software to other automakers. In fact, Chief Executive Elon Musk said the company has had “preliminary” discussions with potential partners. Musk mentioned the meetings during Tesla’s Q4 2020 earnings call. “We’ve had some preliminary discussions about...
  5. TMC Staff

    Blog Rivian Brings Total Funding to $8 Billion

    Rivian, which is expected to deliver its debut EV this year, announced it has added $2.65 billion to its war chest. The company has attracted $8 billion in investment since 2019. The financing was led by funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. and included Fidelity...
  6. TMC Staff

    Apple and Hyundai Considering EV Partnership

    A new report says that Apple and Hyundai Motor Co. have agreed to partner on an autonomous all-electric car. Korea IT News first reported the potential partnership, which would aim to put a vehicle into production by 2024. Apple has been working on a car project since as early as 2014...
  7. TMC Staff

    Tesla’s Success Is The Inspiration For Most, If Not All, EV Startups

    When a company’s valuation exceeds half-a-trillion dollars and surpasses legacy automakers, you can kind of understand why. Tesla is single-handedly responsible for accelerating the shift from fuel-burning vehicles with tailpipe emissions to cleaner battery-electric vehicles. The shift would...
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    Apple Car apparently back on

    Moderator note: The first fifteen posts in this thread are a merge of two related threads on the same topic. Apple Car Production Slated for 2024 With 'Next Level' Battery Technology Apple Car May Be For Sale By September 2021, Says Taiwanese Newspaper Apple has been working on some kind of...
  9. TMC Staff

    Musk Open to Merger Talks with Legacy Automaker

    Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk says the company is open to a merger with another carmaker. Speaking during an awards ceremony in German on Tuesday, Musk was asked if Tesla may try to leverage its significant valuation to merge with a legacy automaker. [Watch the interview above] “We are...
  10. TMC Staff

    Blog Rivian’s Launch Edition EV Trucks are Sold Out

    Rivian says the Launch Edition of its R1T pickup and R1S sport utility vehicle is sold out. The highly-anticipated, all-electric vehicles are expected to start delivery in June 2021. The company said the Launch Edition of R1T pickup will cost $75,000 and the R1S SUV will be priced at...
  11. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Joins Group Pushing for 100% EV Sales by 2030

    Tesla has joined other companies in the electric vehicle industry for a new lobbying organization called the Zero Emission Transportation Association.  The organization, which includes other electric automakers like Rivian and Lucid, aims to bring together those who support meeting the goal...
  12. TMC Staff

    Check Out the Rivian-Amazon Delivery Van

    Amazon has offered a look at the Rivian-designed van that will electrify its delivery fleet. In addition to ordering 100,000 vans from Rivian, Amazon is also an investor. In a blog post, Amazon showed one of three different models customized with Rivian to “enhance the driver experience...
  13. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Plans Original Cars for Berlin, Shanghai Factories

    Tesla plans to build two newly-designed vehicles to be produced at the company’s Berlin and Shanghai factories, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Twitter. The comment comes after Musk told investors at the recent Battery Day that the company intends to build a new vehicle with a $25,000 price...
  14. TMC Staff

    Within 10 Years, Tesla Aims To Produce 30 Million EVs Annually

    Other manufacturers would then be marginalized. By further exploring the numbers that Tesla hinted at during Battery Day, we realized that the company has massive plans for further expansion of electric vehicle production. The basic forecast is that Tesla will produce on its own some 10 GWh of...
  15. TMC Staff

    Blog Ford Gives New Details on Electric Pickup

    Ford hyped it’s planned electric F-150 pickup in a media briefing Wednesday, saying the vehicle will be “designed and engineered for hard-working customers that need a truck to do a job.” The comment seemed to be a dig at other planned electric trucks like Tesla’s Cybertruck and Rivian’s R1T...
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    Compare Over 500 of the World's Most Popular EVs

    Every few days I stumble across a new company building a new electric vehicle. The pace of innovation in the EV space is truly incredible right now, so I built this dashboard to keep track of all the world's top electric vehicles. ZAP EVs | Find Your Next Electric Vehicle Check it out!
  17. TMC Staff

    Blog Cadillac Introduces Luxury Electric SUV

    The Cadillac LYRIC electric luxury crossover was debuted by the automaker Thursday. The LYRIQ is based on GM’s next-generation, modular electric vehicle platform, expected to offer “beyond 300 miles of range on a full charge,” according to a release. The vehicle will be offered in rear-wheel...
  18. TMC Staff

    Blog Musk Says Tesla Will Sell Software, Powertrains, Batteries to Other Automakers

    Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said Tuesday on Twitter that the company is keen to help other automakers with their challenges developing more sustainable vehicles. “Tesla is open to licensing software and supplying powertrains and batteries,” Musk said on Twitter. “We’re just trying to...
  19. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Accuses Rivian of Poaching Employees, Stealing Trade Secrets

    Tesla says in a lawsuit that electric vehicle startup Rivian poached employees and stole confidential information. The suit says Rivian’s team includes 178 ex-Tesla employees, 70 of whom came directly from Tesla. Tesla says in the suit that four former Tesla employees are responsible for...
  20. TMC Staff

    Blog EV Startup Rivian Closes $2.5B Investment Round

    Rivian has closed a massive $2.5 billion round of funding led by funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates. Participants in this investment round included Soros Fund Management LLC, Coatue, Fidelity Management and Research Company, and Baron Capital Group. Existing shareholders...
  21. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Launches Vehicle Design Contest in China

    Tesla has officially launched its contest for an EV to be designed and built in China.  Chief Executive Elon Musk said in January at an event at Giga Shanghai that he thinks China has some of the best art in the world, which would be represented in a Tesla vehicle designed in China. Tesla...
  22. TMC Staff

    EVs Pose New Challenges To Insurance Companies, According to AGCS

    They have fewer parts but may cost way more to repair. And that is just the beginning. There are many arguments to convince people that do not have electric cars to adopt one. EVs have fewer parts, which makes them more reliable and less prone to defects. They are safer than other automobiles...
  23. TMC Staff

    Blog Rivian Workers Return to Factory

    Rivian has brought employees back to its Normal, Ill. factory to resume work after a shutdown due the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the stop, Rivian has delayed the start of production on its R1T and R1S electric truck and SUV until 2021. The company hoped to start building vehicles at the...
  24. TMC Staff

    Lucid Air Beta Prototype Fleet Awaits End Of Lockdown

    Lucid: “We can’t wait to get back out on the road again.” Lucid Motors shared today a rare view of Lucid Air beta prototypes parked up at its headquarters in Northern California. The company already has built over 40 beta units, which normally would be circling around and clocking thousands of...
  25. TMC Staff

    Lucid Air Promises PMSM Motors That Behave Like Induction Units

    The vehicle is also now open to reservations in the Middle East. There are many startups and even legacy automakers preparing their EVs. Anyway, apart from Rivian, Lucid Motors is probably the one that deserves more attention. If not for the fact that Peter Rawlinson is the man behind the Tesla...
  26. TMC Staff

    Blog Audi Will Price Electric SUV at $45,000

    The Audi Q4 e-tron is shaping up to be a right-priced challenger to the Tesla Model Y. A report from Car and Driver says Audi’s crossover EV will be offered for $45,000 before incentives. A new Model Y starts at $53,000. It’s exciting to see the price of electric vehicles begin to come...
  27. TMC Staff

    Blog Bollinger Wants to Be Work Truck Option With B2 Chassis Cab

    Bollinger Motors announced it will offer a chassis and cab configuration of its all-electric pickup that provides a platform ton configure an EV work truck. “The Bollinger B2 Chassis Cab’s unique features – including the 5,000-lb. payload and large energy source to power tools – make it...
  28. TMC Staff

    Porsche To Expand Taycan Line, Offer Smaller Battery, Cheaper RWD Variant

    The more Taycan choices the better. According to Car Magazine, Porsche is working on a lower-cost 2 wheel drive version of their Taycan all-electric sports car. We think that’s great news because we love the Taycan, and as far as we’re concerned, the more variants of it the better. How much...
  29. TMC Staff

    Lucid Air Will Be Better Than Model S, Says Former Tesla Engineer

    Before you dispute that, remember he is the engineering mind behind the Tesla Model S. Anyone who claims they can make a better EV than the Tesla Model S will be doubted. No one to date has managed to prove right on such claims. Make no mistake to mix these guys with Peter Rawlinson: He... READ...
  30. TMC Staff

    Porsche Reveals Taycan Sales Figures For Q1 2020

    Porsche Taycan production is ramping up, but the rate must further improve to fulfill all the orders by the end of the year. Porsche sales during the challenging first quarter of 2020 decreased by 5% year-over-year to 53,125, which is actually not bad compared to other brands, especially...
  31. TMC Staff

    Lucid Motors Announces Sales And Service Strategy, Retail Locations

    Nine Lucid Studio locations to open in 2020. Today Lucid Motors announced their retail sales and service strategy, as well as the specific locations of the nine “Lucid Studios” planned to open in 2020. Sales From the press release: Lucid is focusing on a direct-to-consumer model, partnering with...
  32. Ty_McMahan

    Cybertruck Challenges Tesla Rivals Beyond Electrification

    “What about the glass? It seems like a vulnerability,” Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said during the Cybertruck debut. It’s a good question. Glass is vulnerable. For instance, if you throw a heavy steel ball at a truck window, it would probably shatter. “It’s transparent metal glass,” Musk...
  33. TMC Staff

    Blog Report: Rivian to Announce Lower Price for Electric Pickup

    Rivian will price its electric pickup and SUV for less than previously announced, Reuters reported. “Rivian founder and chief executive R.J. Scaringe told Reuters the mid-range R1T pickup truck with a glass sky panel that can change from blue to clear was about $69,000,” the report said...
  34. climatexchange

    Vendor Win for you. Win for the environment.

    Climate XChange’s annual Tesla raffle is back and tickets are going FAST! We're a small Boston based non-profit with a mission to provide research, education, and advocacy tools to stakeholders across the country who are working to pass meaningful climate policy at the state and local level. In...
  35. TMC Staff

    Sony Surprises With Electric Car Prototype

    Electronics manufacturer Sony surprised attendees at CES 2020 on Tuesday by unveiling an electric car prototype. Sony reportedly partnered with companies including Bosch, Continental, Genetex, Nvidia, Magna, and Nvidia to produce the vehicle. According to a release: A total of 33...
  36. TMC Staff

    Blog Ford Says ‘First Edition’ Mach E is Sold Out

    Ford says the “First Edition” of its recently-unveiled, Mustang-inspired, all-electric Mach E is officially sold out. The Premium edition and the GT are still available for pre-order.  The limited First Edition comes with extended-range all-wheel drive, with red painted brake calipers...
  37. delfonique

    Tesla EV tax credit extension

    What do you guys think? It sounds like this is getting some traction so I am curious if it is worth waiting Tesla set to benefit as Congress considers EV tax credit extension
  38. Shiraz8484

    Thoughts on the Mustang Mach E

    Yesterday Ford unveiled the first true competitor (IMO) to the Model 3 and Y and I would say they did a pretty good job! 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E officially revealed for the L.A. Auto Show It’s pretty clear that Ford wanted to match Tesla on everything from Power to Price. However, given that...
  39. TMC Staff

    Porsche Taycan Vs Tesla Model S: Review, Road Test, Race, Charging

    It’s high time to take an extensive look at how these two all-electric beasts stack up. To quote Top Gear, “It’s the EV heavyweight battle you’ve been waiting for.” Perhaps some of you haven’t been waiting for anything of the sort, and we totally understand that for a multitude of reasons...
  40. mspohr

    Chuck Schumer: A Bold Plan for Clean Cars

    Opinion | Chuck Schumer: A Bold Plan for Clean Cars That’s why I am announcing a new proposal designed to rapidly phase out gas-powered vehicles and replace them with zero-emission, or “clean,” vehicles like electric cars. The goal of the plan, which also aims to spur a transformation in...
  41. TMC Staff

    Blog Bollinger Prices All-Electric Truck at $125K

    Bollinger recently debuted the the all-electric B1 SUV and B2 pickup, and today they announced that both models will start at $125,000. The Bollinger truck has been teased by the company for a couple years. And, while many agreed that the truck is an exciting entrant into the EV marketplace...
  42. TMC Staff

    Volvo XC40 Recharge Makes Its World Debut In L.A.

    Volvo crosses over into all-electric territory. Volvo has just officially pulled the silk from its first all-electric vehicle, the XC40 SUV. The automaker has been quite vocal in stating that its future is electric. Today we see the first step toward that goal. If it looks a bit familiar to you...
  43. TMC Staff

    Blog Porsche Announces Cheaper Version of the All-Electric Taycan

    Porsche has announced a lower-priced version of its highly-anticipated Taycan electric vehicle, which could further entice consumers to stray from Tesla. The model is called the Porsche Taycan 4S, which will carry the same battery size as the Taycan Turbo and Turbo S that were previously...
  44. TMC Staff

    Are Tesla Vehicles Really That Much Better For The Environment?

    Let’s look at updated analysis on the age-old question. Properly answering this question requires plenty of research since you have to look at the full energy equation and update the results regularly. You can’t just simply say that since Tesla cars don’t spew exhaust, therefore they must be...
  45. TMC Staff

    Rivian Shows Off New Blue to Reservation Holders

    The Rivian R1T made its debut in blue last week at an event in Seattle. The highly-anticipated all-electric pickup was on display for reservation holders, who got a look at a new blue paint. It’s a bolder look for the truck, which has previously been seen in silver and white. The R1T...
  46. TMC Staff

    Blog Bollinger Turns the Renderings Into Reality

    Bollinger, which has been hyping a “sport-utility truck” concept for about four years, held a “reveal” Thursday to give a better look at what to expect when the trucks go to production. There wasn’t much news at the event. Chief Executive Robert Bollinger said it himself. “It’s not a...
  47. TMC Staff

    Daimler Ends Gas Engine Development: Full Focus On Electric Cars

    The future is electric and Daimler is ready to make the transition. Daimler has just announced that it is halting all future development of gasoline engines. The automaker will solely focus on electric cars from here on out. This implies that Mercedes-Benz is taking the same approach. The future...
  48. TMC Staff

    Blog Rivian Raises $350M from Cox Automotive

    Rivian, which has developed an electric SUV and pickup, today announced an equity investment of $350 million from global automotive services company Cox Automotive.  Cox Automotive, a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is the home of nearly 30 automotive brands, including Autotrader, Kelley Blue...
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    Hypothetical: how fast could a "complete" EV transition happen?

    I'm curious to hear your theories on how a scenario where traditional automakers abruptly and strongly focus on transitioning to a all-EV lineup might play out. Regardless of the cause (potentially government regulations, fossil fuel shortages, impending climate disaster, everyone suddenly...
  50. TMC Staff

    Musk Says Tesla Pickup Debut Pushed to November

    The wait for the coolest car Elon Musk has ever seen will be a bit longer. Musk said on Twitter that the highly-anticipated Tesla Pickup, which was previously expected to debut during the summer, won’t be shown until “November most likely.”  Musk has said the company aims to...

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