The Hummer EV isn't the first electric truck in GMC history

GMC electric truckThe recently-unveiled 2022 GMC Hummer EV was touted as the brand’s first all-electric vehicle, but that’s not entirely accurate. The Hummer EV may be the first GMC electric vehicle aimed at individual buyers, but the brand offered a range of commercial trucks in the 1910s, noted automotive journalist Larry Printz in a Facebook post (covered first…
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Volvo XC40 Recharge arrives in early 2021, starts at $54,895

2021 Volvo XC40 RechargeVolvo on Wednesday announced United States pricing for the XC40 Recharge electric crossover—its first mass-market electric car. The XC40 Recharge will start at $54,895 (including a mandatory destination charge), but will qualify for the full $7,500 federal tax credit, and possibly state and local incentives as well, depending on where you…
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Musk: Tesla Semi ramp-up depends on battery cell supply—and infrastructure partners

Tesla SemiTesla reported its fifth consecutive profitable quarter on Wednesday, with executives providing a relatively straightforward business update spanning the company’s automotive, energy, and energy storage areas. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Tesla still hopes to achieve its target of 500,000 vehicle sales this year, globally. The…
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GM hasn't developed the Hummer EV yet, but its battery tech is ready

2022 GMC Hummer EVAutomakers that build off-road vehicles often talk about how their development work has taken them to the far reaches of the globe, over millions of miles. As off-roading becomes electrified, with vehicles like the 2022 GMC Hummer EV just introduced, that need applies more than ever. Such was the case last month when we spoke with Jeep propulsion…
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New Jersey might join California ban of gasoline new-car sales by 2035

2014 BMW i3 REx, scenic New Jersey, Apr 2015  [photo by owner Tom Moloughney]New Jersey might be the next state to ban sales of new gasoline and diesel cars. Last month, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order banning sales of new internal-combustion cars by 2035; and now a report from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recommends that lawmakers in that state do the same. The…
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BMW has made 200,000 of its quirky i3 electric cars

The 200,000th BMW i3BMW reported Tuesday that it had built its 200,000th i3 electric car since the start of production in 2013. The milestone car was finished in Fluid Black metallic paint with BMW i Blue accents, and was produced for a customer in the German state of Saxony, the automaker said in a press release. Launched in the United States for the 2014 model…
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Model Y tow package recall points to a continued Tesla strength

2020 Tesla Model YTesla Model Y electric crossovers equipped with the optional tow package are being recalled for inoperative trailer-brake lights, but Tesla claims to have already remedied the issue through an over-the-air (OTA) software update. In the 2,567 affected vehicles, a software error could prevent illumination of trailer-brake lights, according to the…
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Nikola "base plan" might drop Badger electric pickup if GM deal falls through

Nikola TwoAs its deal with General Motors remains in limbo, Nikola Motors executives this week talked up reverting to a “base plan,” and dropping the Badger electric pickup truck GM was to help launch. Nikola first discussed building hydrogen fuel-cell semi trucks—and a network of hydrogen stations for them—before unveiling the Badger, a…
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Most of Tesla lineup gets a range boost: up to 353 miles for Model 3, 371 miles for Model X

2020 Tesla Model XMost of the current Tesla lineup just got a range boost, with the Model 3, Model X, and Model Y now listed with longer estimated ranges on Tesla’s website. The Model 3 now has a maximum estimated range of 353 miles in dual-motor all-wheel drive Long Range form, compared to 322 miles before. Tesla now quotes a range of 315 miles for the Model 3…
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Karma GSe-6: Fully electric Revero priced vs. Tesla Model S, Lucid Air

Teaser for Karma Revero GTE due in spring 2021California-based Karma Automotive set pricing Friday for the GSe-6, its upcoming battery electric version of its Revero, until recently slated to be called the Revero GTE. The GSe-6 will cost $79,900, but that’s before a yet-unannounced destination charge ($1,800 on the Revero models for 2020), as well as before considering the $7,500…
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