Crowdfunded Eli Zero micro-EV starts shipping to EU dealers; US plans for 2022

Eli ZeroThe crowdfunded Eli Zero electric car has started shipping to European Union dealerships, and the company plans to follow that up with a United States launch in 2022. Unveiled at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the Zero is classified as a neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV) in the U.S., and as a “light quadracycle” in the EU. The…
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Toyota reveals a hybrid pickup at last—but it’s probably not what you think

2022 Toyota TundraAfter more than 20 years of hybrid sales in the U.S., it’s hard to believe that Toyota hasn’t made a single hybrid pickup. The wait is at last over. But no, the hybrid pickup Toyota’s delivering isn’t going to land anywhere close to the 40-mpg Ford Maverick hybrid pickup revealed earlier this year. Toyota’s jumping in…
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Toyota reveals a hybrid pickup, high mpg clearly not the top priority

2022 Toyota TundraAfter more than 20 years of hybrid sales in the U.S., it’s hard to believe that Toyota hasn’t made a single hybrid pickup. The wait is at last over. But no, the hybrid pickup Toyota’s delivering isn’t going to land anywhere close to the 40-mpg Ford Maverick hybrid pickup revealed earlier this year, or channeling high-mpg…
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Ford F-150 Lightning electric trucks already produced, first deliveries still due for spring 2022

Pre-production Ford F-150 Lightning  -  Rouge Electric Vehicle CenterThe Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup isn’t due until spring 2022, but Ford on Thursday confirmed that the first pre-production examples of the Lightning are already being built at the factory that will make consumer-bound versions next year. The pre-production F-150 Lightning trucks will be used for real-world testing, Ford says…
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Xpeng P5 electric sedan starts around $25,000, leads in driver-assistance tech, aims for Europe

2021 Xpeng P5Chinese automaker Xpeng has released pricing information for its third electric car, the P5 sedan. While the P5 is destined for Europe in addition to Xpeng’s home market, it’s unlikely to reach the United States. In China, the P5 is available in six trim levels ranging from 157,900 yuan to 223,900 yuan, Xpeng said in a press…
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Lucid Air electric car: 520-mile EPA range rating ousts Tesla from top spot

Lucid Air Dream EditionThe U.S. EPA has posted official efficiency and range estimates for the 2022 Lucid Air electric luxury sedan. Its 520-mile range rating establishes a new record, surpassing that of the highest-range Tesla by more than 100 miles. As Lucid emphasizes, it is the longest-range EV ever rated by the EPA. It’s not the most efficient, though, in terms of…
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Rivian is making R1T electric trucks for customers, hasn't detailed first deliveries yet

First customer Rivian R1T (from Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe via Twitter)Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe tweeted Tuesday that the company had built its first customer R1T electric pickup truck. However, while Rivian also confirmed that it has met regulatory requirements to begin deliveries, it hasn’t provided any detail on how that will play out. Regulatory approvals aren’t going to affect this process. Rivian confirmed to…
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California projects 100 retail hydrogen stations by the end of 2023

Hydrogenics hydrogen fueling stationThe California Air Resources Board (CARB) predicts continued slow expansion of hydrogen infrastructure in the state. It recently issued a report projecting 100 retail hydrogen stations in operation in the state by the end of 2023. That exceeds expectations, a CARB press release said, and anticipates that development of the California hydrogen…
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California "green hydrogen" facility claims to displace more CO2 than electrolysis from renewable energy

BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo hydrogen fuel cell conceptHydrogen firm SG H2 Energy plans to build a hydrogen production facility that, the companies claim, will significantly reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. Located in Lancaster, California, the facility will use SG H2 Energy’s gasification process, which the company claims reduces carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions even more than electrolysis from…
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Revamped EV tax credit: Tesla, Toyota, Honda pushing back vs. union-made bonus

2016 Lexus ES production in Georgetown, KentuckyHonda, Tesla, and Toyota are pushing back against a proposal by Democrats in the United States House of Representatives to give union-made electric cars an additional $4,500 federal tax credit. The two Japanese automakers issued statements late last week criticizing the move, Reuters reported. Both Honda and Toyota operate non-union factories in…
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