Survey: Shoppers trust legacy automakers over Tesla, find all EV offerings lacking

2023 Nissan LeafEV shoppers are more likely to trust established automakers over Tesla and newer EV startups like Rivian, but the current crop of products is falling short of expectations, according to a new Escalent survey. More than one third of survey respondents (35%) favored buying an EV from an established automaker, while just 24% indicated they’d look to…
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EVs are avoiding about 3% of global oil demand—a fifth of Russia's total exports

2012 Chevrolt Volt Gas Station AdvertRussia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine has triggered international sanctions throttling the country’s oil exports, leading to fears of every higher gas prices. But electric vehicle adoption has been helping make the situation less grim. Plug-in vehicles avoided roughly 1.5 million barrels of oil per day last year, according to new analysis from…
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Hyundai plans to make up to 300,000 EVs annually in Georgia—batteries, too

Hyundai Seven conceptCombined across Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis brands, the Hyundai Group says that it intends to become one of the top three EV sellers in the U.S. by 2026. If you’re one of the people calling around this weekend for the wild chance a dealership might have a Hyundai Ioniq 5 in stock, hold your laugh and have a little patience. To that goal, the…
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Renault Scénic Vision EV concept: Fuel-cell range extender enables smaller, lighter battery

Renault Scénic Vision conceptRenault has imagined one of its staple models as an EV with a hydrogen fuel-cell range extender. It previews a production model scheduled to launch in Europe in 2024. The Renault Scénic Vision concept borrows the name of the European-market Scénic compact minivan that first appeared in the 1990s. But instead of the current production…
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Mercedes Vision AMG electric sports car concept previews performance brand's EV future

Mercedes-Benz Vision AMG conceptMercedes-Benz on Thursday unveiled a concept car previewing the electric future of its AMG performance brand. The Vision AMG concept is a sleek electric four-door coupe underpinned by the AMG.EA platform, one of three dedicated EV architectures Mercedes plans to introduce around 2025. That’s also when we should see the first AMG production model…
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Honda Prologue EV, Kia electric vans, Ioniq 5 and EV6 recalled: Today’s Car News

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5Electrify America is going big on solar to offset its charging network. Honda teased its Prologue electric SUV. Kia and Hyundai are recalling some of their latest and greatest EVs to the dealership due to a software issue. And Kia sees electric vans are part of the mobility future. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Honda on Wednesday…
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Kia sees electric vans as key products for mobility, autonomous tech

Rendering of Kia Purpose Built VehiclesKia is betting big on electric vans, and it’s jumping in with plans to build a new factory within its existing Hwaseong, South Korea, manufacturing complex dedicated to the production of them. Construction is scheduled to begin in the first half of 2023, with vehicle production scheduled to start in the second half of 2025, Kia said Wednesday…
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Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 recalled for rollaway concerns

2022 Kia EV6, red, and 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5A total of 19,743 Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 electric cars are being recalled over rollaway concerns. Separate recall notices from Hyundai and Kia both state that a “software error in the Shifter Control Unit” in affected vehicles could disengage park, allowing vehicles to roll. This could happen because of a voltage fluctuation when a vehicle is…
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GM-based Prologue electric SUV teased: First volume Honda EV for US

Honda Prologue teaser  -  May 2022Honda has released a sketch of its upcoming fully electric SUV, to be called Prologue and arriving in 2024. Honda points to the smooth design as representing “the clean, simple and timeless values of the global Honda design direction, together with a long wheelbase, shorter overhang and strong stance outfitted with a capable tire.” It…
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DOE hydrogen hubs might be as dirty as coal if clean hydrogen isn't defined, experts caution

BMW i Hydrogen Next testingFederally funded hydrogen hubs have the potential to reduce emissions, but could also be as dirty as coal without proper oversight, a group of experts warned. The 2021 infrastructure law includes funding for the hubs, which would produce hydrogen for different uses—including powering commercial trucks and industrial equipment and potentially…
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