Lucid owners will get access to Electrify America's chargers, another jab at Tesla

Lucid Air prototype during high-speed test at Transportation Research Center, OhioLucid owners will get prepaid access to Electrify America’s growing number of fast-charging stations when their cars arrive sometime after 2020, both companies announced Tuesday. Electrify America didn’t provide details about the program for Lucid owners, including how much charging owners would have access to, whether it would be available via…
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Renault plans Europe's largest battery storage network

Renault utility storage network to deploy used electric car batteries in France and GermanyEuropean electric-carmaker Renault plans to build the continent’s largest stationary battery storage network next year using old electric-car batteries. Renault announced on Tuesday that it will install used (and some new) electric car batteries in three locations: two Renault factories in France, and the site of a former coal-fired power plant in…
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Here's the battery pack behind VW's global electric-vehicle push

VW Battery PacksNo single core component in an electric vehicle costs more—or probably matters more for the acceptance of EVs—than the battery pack. Many would argue that one of the best decisions Tesla ever made was going with the Panasonic 18650 cells in the Model S (and later, Model X). Thanks in part to good power management and thermal planning…
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Old electric car batteries, VW battery pack, and Volvo XC60 T8 plug-in: Today's Car News

2019 Volvo XC60Take a closer look at what happens to older electric car batteries. VW shares the first details about the battery pack behind its global electric-car strategy. Volvo recalls the XC60 T8 plug-in’s charging cable. And we provide an answer to the question: What happens when electric cars are flooded? All of this and more on Green Car Reports. What…
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Porsche kills diesels, BMW iX3 electric car orders, and Kia Soul EV: Today's Car News

BMW iX3 Concept rear 3/4Porsche declares it’s done building diesel-powered cars. The BMW iX3 electric car tallies 1,000 reservations in Norway. Kia drops the most affordable Soul EV variant. We ask which electric SUV has readers most interested in a new Twitter poll. And will VW build any of its electric cars in the United States? All of this and more on Green Car…
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Orders in: 1,000 buyers in Norway reserve coming all-electric BMW iX3 crossover SUV

BMW Concept iX3BMW opened order books for its upcoming electric iX3 in Europe at the beginning of September, and the company already has deposits for 1,000 in Norway. In a page out of the Tesla playbook, the Norwegian buyers each put down deposits of almost $1,900 (1,600 Euros.) News of the deposits was first reported by the Express in Britain. DON’T MISS: BMW…
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2019 Kia Soul EV drops most affordable trim

2018 Kia Soul EVThe effective price of a Kia Soul EV has gone up dramatically for 2019, in what is likely to be the model’s last year of production. The company dropped the bottom Soul EVe trim from the lineup. The EVe listed for $1,700 less than the version officially called “base,” according to our partners at CarsDirect.com The Soul EVe was only sold in…
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Which electric SUV are you most excited about for 2019? Take our Twitter poll

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQCFor 2019, no fewer than 15 companies have announced that they will introduce new electric SUVs. Last week, our Twitter poll asked broadly which electric cars our followers were most excited about for 2019, and none of those SUVs took the prize. Instead, by an overwhelming majority, our Twitter followers chose the long-promised, still-not-delivered…
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Will Volkswagen's electric Microbus be made in the USA?

VW ID familyVolkswagen is expecting to launch at least three new all-electric vehicles in the U.S. in the next five years. The first will be the 2020 introduction of the ID, a unique electric-only that would replace the e-Golf; the much-anticipated, all-electric ID Buzz, a remake on the counterculture-icon microbus, due in 2022; and the I.D. Crozz, a…
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Infiniti Q50 Hybrid leaves, all-electric Audi e-tron arrives, Tesla investigation grows: The Week in Reverse

2019 Audi e-tron quattro, in European trim, at San Francisco launch eventAre federal officials investigating Tesla CEO Elon Musk? Even more than they already may be? How much will the new 2019 Nissan Leaf cost when it goes on sale? And what about a bigger battery already? And what about Audi’s anticipated all-electric model? This is our look back on the week in green cars ending Sept. 21, 2018, right here on Green Car…
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