Electric vehicle

Rivian Workers Warn UAW of Unsafe Conditions

photo: Mario Tama (Getty Images) Workers at Rivian’s plant in Illinois have warned about unsafe conditions at the site, California is investing a further $1 billion in electric vehicle infrastructure and VW has closed a factory that makes manual gearboxes. All this and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, November 21, 2022. 1st Gear: …

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GM Thinks It Can Save $2,000 on Every Car With Smarter Distribution

photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) General Motors wants to cut out inefficiencies in its distribution methods with software, Volkswagen is facing a strategy rethink around its next wave of electric cars after the ID era, and Japan is probably about to tax the hell out of EVs. All that and more in this Friday edition …

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Carvana’s Stock Has Sunk 98 Percent Since Its Peak

photo: Joe Raedle / Staff (Getty Images) Stock in online car retailer Carvana has been plummeting in recent days, iPhone maker Foxconn plows $175 million into the struggling Lordstown Motors, and another space billionaire is heading to court. All this and more in The Morning Shift for Tuesday, November 8, 2022. 1st Gear: Carvana is …

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New Bill Would Allow More EVs to Qualify for Full Tax Credit

photo: Hyundai When the Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law earlier this year, it included a significant change to the federal tax credit for new electric vehicles. While it incentivized North American vehicle production, it also made more than two-thirds of all EVs currently sold here ineligible for the for the full $7,500 credit. …

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Amazon Has Rivian Electric Vans Making Deliveries

Amazon claims to have made 5 million deliveries using Rivian electric vehicles since July. Image: Amazon Amazon’s greenwashing efforts continue as the massive online retailer’s relationship with electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian hits its stride. Amazon announced in a blog post today that it already has over 1,000 electric delivery vehicles dropping off packages in dozens …

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Dealership Associations Don’t Like Ford’s EV Sales Requirements

Image: David Zalubowski (AP) Ford has big EV plans, and it wants dealers to be in on those plans. But those plans require a big investment by dealers. While it looked like a lot of dealers were on board, dealer association groups have other ideas. Automotive News reports that dealer associations in 13 states are …

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Carvana Managed to Lose Half a Billion Dollars in the Third Quarter

photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) carvana lost over half a billion dollars in the third quarter of 2022 alone, Tesla’s EV market share is starting to fall in California as competitors ramp up, and the future of a Ford Escape plant in Kentucky is up in the air. All that and more in The Morning …

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Toyota Isn’t Quite Ready to Boost EV Output

photo: Toyota Toyota says it still isn’t going to really boost production of its first mass-market electric vehicle for a few more years, Faraday Future is slashing salaries because the start-up EV maker is running out of cashand Mercedes-Benz is the latest manufacturer to quit the Russian market. All that and more in The Morning …

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Toyota Finally Admits It Won’t Make Its Full-Year Production Target

photo: Toyota the global chip shortage and supply chain issues mean Toyota is about to miss the mark in terms of production, a new report predicts top automakers could invest nearly $1.2 trillion in EVs by 2030and Tesla’s lithium refinery plans in Texas get the green light. Those stories and more in this freaky friday …

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Hyundai Touts 50 Percent Better Range in Next-Generation EVs

Image: Hyundai Hyundai’s E-GMP electric vehicle architecture is among the most competitive out there currently from any automaker, thanks to its 800-volt design and solid driving dynamics. In the future, it’ll be replaced with a new platform that Hyundai is calling the Integrated Modular Architecture, which the company detailed on Wednesday morning. It’ll come in …

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