First drive review: 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge trades function for style

2022 Volvo C40 RechargeWith the arrival of the 2022 C40 Recharge, Volvo is truly starting to lay the groundwork for a future after internal combustion engines. The C40 Recharge isn’t the automaker’s first electric car, but it’s the first model to be sold solely as an EV. There will be no gas-powered equivalent of the C40 Recharge. And it’ll only…
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Foxconn reveals three "self-developed" EVs, aims to become global automaker

Foxtron Model CFoxconn recently announced manufacturing partnerships with Fisker and Lordstown Motors. And on Monday it launched its own EV brand called Foxtron. The Taiwanese firm most famous for contract manufacturing the Apple iPhone unveiled the first three Foxtron models at its Hon Tai Tech Day event. Those three vehicles, which Foxconn said are still in…
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Toyota plans US-made batteries by 2025: Will more ambitious EV targets follow?

Toyota electrified vehiclesToyota on Monday announced plans to invest $3.4 billion in U.S.-built batteries through 2030. It’s part of a $13.5 billion global battery development investment made in September by Toyota Motor Corporation that included a push for reducing battery cost by 50% and improving efficiency by 30% over current EV tech. Of that, Toyota plans to…
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Tesla tops all other EVs in Made in America index

2020 Tesla Model 3Tesla had the highest-ranked electric cars in the annual Kogod Made In America Auto Index, which estimates the domestic content of new cars sold in the United States. The Tesla Model 3 took third place in the overall rankings, while the Model S and Model Y were part of a five-way tie for fifth place, along with the Ford Expedition full-size SUV…
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Mach-E GT Performance review, Aptera solar claims, Lucid and Tesla: The Week in Reverse

2021 Toyota Mirai Guinness World Record driving distance attemptWhy do automakers using cylindrical battery cells boast longer driving ranges? What ingredient in whiskey might be good for EV battery materials? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending October 15, 2021. This week we drove the quickest version of the Ford Mustang Mach-E yet…
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Are cylindrical cells the reason Lucid, Tesla, and Rivian lead in range?

Lucid Air Dream Edition available in Performance and Range gradesThe Tesla Model 3 compact sedan, Lucid Air large sedan, and Rivian R1T pickup truck are the range and efficiency leaders in their respective classes. The three automakers have a key technology choice in common, beyond exclusively making battery electric vehicles: They each favor cylindrical batteries. Late last month at the company’s…
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China's GAC announces hydrogen combustion engine

GAC Motors, 2018 Detroit auto showChinese automaker GAC Motor claims to have successfully tested a hydrogen combustion engine, although it’s unclear if the engine will ever reach production. Instead of using fuel cells to generate electricity, GAC designed an internal-combustion engine to burn hydrogen in place of gasoline or diesel. The resulting engine has a fairly high thermal…
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Top versions of Lucid Air will be first in US with lidar, company claims

Lucid Air DreamDriveLucid on Tuesday released more details on the driver-assist tech for its Air electric luxury sedan, which is scheduled to start deliveries later this month. The company is splitting its driver-assistance suite into two tiers—DreamDrive, and DreamDrive Pro. The latter includes the first automotive application of lidar in North America, Lucid…
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LG will pay GM $1.9B for Chevy Bolt EV battery recall

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EVGeneral Motors announced Tuesday morning that it has reached an agreement with LG Electronics over manufacturing defects that have led to the recall of about 140,000 Chevrolet Bolt EVs. According to GM, the reimbursement offsets $1.9 billion of the $2.0 billion in charges associated with the recalls—effectively covering most of the cost of…
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Hyundai teams with Shell for more US hydrogen passenger-vehicle infrastructure

Hyundai Nexo crossovers promoting Shell hydrogen-infrastructure partnershipHyundai is partnering with Shell to expand California hydrogen infrastructure in support of its Nexo fuel-cell crossover. Under an agreement called “Project Neptune,” Shell’s hydrogen-infrastructure division will construct 48 new stations and upgrade two existing stations in California, according to a Hyundai press release, with development…
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