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The Car-Building Process May Soon Be Upended

Tesla is mulling a 3D-printing move that could decrease production costs big time

(Newser) - Tesla is working behind the curtain on a new manufacturing process that the Verge notes could prove to be a "huge industrial breakthrough." Multiple sources tell Reuters that the EV company is playing around with a new process that would allow it to die-cast pretty much the entire...

Texas Is Charging EV Drivers $200 Per Year
Texas Is Charging EV
Drivers $200 Per Year
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Texas Is Charging EV Drivers $200 Per Year

State says controversial new fee will compensate for lost gas taxes

(Newser) - Starting on Sept. 1, drivers of electric vehicles in Texas are going to have to pay an extra $200 per year—and some see it as attempt to discourage EV adoption in a state with huge oil interests. The $200 annual registration fee, introduced in a law passed earlier this...

This EV Carmaker Just Had a Huge Day

Vietnam's VinFast hits $85B market cap on first day of Nasdaq trading, now worth more than Mercedes

(Newser) - A Vietnamese carmaker debuted on the Nasdaq on Tuesday and was suddenly worth more than legacy brands including Ford, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen. VinFast, one of the biggest automakers in Vietnam, began offering gas-powered vehicles in 2018, per Quartz . It launched electric vehicles in 2021, but only began selling...

7 Tesla Rivals Team Up on EV Fast Chargers

30K new charging points coming to US and Canada, though the wait could be long

(Newser) - Electric vehicle owners can shed some of their "range anxiety" as seven major automakers are teaming up to bring many more DC fast chargers to North America—at a cost of more than $1 billion. There are 32,000 publicly available DC fast chargers, also known as Level 3...

Ford Cuts Price of Its Electric Truck by $10K

Move comes days after Tesla rolled out its electric Cybertruck

(Newser) - The sticker price on Ford's F-150 Lightning electric pickup is being lowered by thousands of dollars thanks to increased plant capacity, falling costs for battery raw materials, and perhaps some competition from Tesla. Ford Motor Co. said Monday that final upgrades at its Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Michigan...

Tesla Turns Out Its First Cybertruck

Vehicle has been on the way since 2019

(Newser) - Tesla has produced its first Cybertruck, the company announced Saturday. The electric pickup rolled out of the Tesla factory in Texas, the Wall Street Journal reports, almost four years after the prototype's awkward introduction; that event went off script when a demonstration of the invincibility of the vehicle's...

Tax Credits Help Drive Tesla Sales Up 83%
Tesla Sales Jump 83%

Tesla Sales Jump 83%

Analysts express concern about automaker's profit margins

(Newser) - That was a good quarter, Tesla said Sunday. Second-quarter deliveries rose 83% from a year ago after the company cut prices several times on its four electric vehicle models and buyers took advantage of US government tax credits. The Austin, Texas, producer of EV, solar panels and batteries said it...

Ford Cuts EV Prices Despite $722M Loss

Company says it has boosted Mach-E production capacity

(Newser) - Ford's "Model e" electric vehicle unit lost $722 million in the first quarter of this year, but the company is pushing ahead with price cuts to its electric Mustang Mach-E SUV. Quartz reports that the company announced price cuts of between $1,000 and $4,000 across the...

GM: No More Chevy Bolt
GM: No More Chevy Bolt

GM: No More Chevy Bolt

Automaker is yanking its signature EV at the end of this year, despite high demand

(Newser) - If you want a cheap electric vehicle, your time is waning quickly to get in on the $24,000 Chevy Bolt (which comes with a federal tax credit of $7,500). It's not often that manufacturers pull the plug on a product that's "clocking record highs,"...

'Aggressive' New Tailpipe Rule Could Boost EV Sales

EPA proposal could require up to two-thirds of new vehicles to be electric by 2032

(Newser) - The Biden administration is proposing strict new automobile pollution limits that would require up to two-thirds of new vehicles sold in the US to be electric by 2032, a nearly tenfold increase over current electric vehicle sales. The proposed regulation, announced Wednesday by the EPA, would set tailpipe emissions limits...

Americans Aren't Exactly Gung-Ho on EVs

Less than half say they're somewhat likely to switch when they next buy a car

(Newser) - Many Americans aren’t yet sold on going electric for their next cars, with high prices and too few charging stations the main deterrents. About 4 in 10 US adults are at least somewhat likely to switch, but the shift from the country’s love affair with gas vehicles still...

EPA Allows California to Set Stricter Electric Truck Mandate

2035 deadline for EV sales is the same for cars

(Newser) - After mandating that all new passenger vehicles sold in California must be electric by 2035 , the state has gone bigger. The federal Environmental Protection Agency granted a legal waiver on Friday that lets California require that half of all heavy vehicles—including garbage trucks, tractor-trailers, and cement mixers—be electric...

Tesla Driver Accidentally Drives Off in Stranger's Car

Vancouver resident says he 'found some glitch' in how Tesla's app works.

(Newser) - A Tesla owner experienced an unsettling issue using the company's app to unlock and drive his white Model 3—it let him unlock and drive someone else's EV instead. "Apparently," Rajesh Randev of Vancouver tells Global News , "I found some glitch." In an interview...

Tesla to Open Charger Network
Tesla to Open Charger Network

Tesla to Open Charger Network

Biden administration's plan calls for 500K chargers on roads by 2030

(Newser) - An initiative has been launched by the Biden administration to increase the number of electric vehicle chargers on US roads—an effort that includes Tesla opening at least 7,500 of its charging stations to drivers of other makes. The goal is to have at least 500,000 chargers overall...

Ford to Start Making EV Batteries in Michigan

Company announces new $3.5B plant

(Newser) - Ford Motor Co. plans to build a $3.5 billion factory in Michigan that would employ at least 2,500 people to make lower-cost batteries for a variety of new and existing electric vehicles. The plant, to be built about 100 miles west of Detroit, would start making enough batteries...

Rules Change for EV Tax Credits
Rules Change for EV Tax Credits

Rules Change for EV Tax Credits

Automakers lobbied for higher-priced models to be included

(Newser) - The Treasury Department said Friday it is making more electric vehicles—including SUVs made by Tesla, Ford, and General Motors—eligible for tax credits of up to $7,500 under new vehicle classification definitions. The revised standards for EV tax credits follow lobbying by automakers that had pressed the Biden...

Lawmakers' Resolution Puts End Date on EV Sales

Wyoming would send a copy of symbolic measure to Biden, California

(Newser) - Several Wyoming lawmakers want to send a message to the federal government and California about electric cars—by voting to phase out the sale of EVs in the state and sending copies of the resolution to President Biden and California Gov. Gavin Newsom. The Senate resolution , whose effect would be...

Electric Vehicles Power Past Sales Milestone

They accounted for 10% of new vehicles sales worldwide last year

(Newser) - Electric vehicles powered past a major milestone last year, reaching 10% of market share for the first time amid a broader decline in sales of new vehicles. While sales of new electric vehicles in the US are lagging behind, at just under 6%, the LMC Automotive research group says EVs...

Toyota Wants to Convert Old Cars to Electric

Conversion offers a faster way to zero-emission vehicles, says CEO Akio Toyoda

(Newser) - To accelerate the global move toward sustainable vehicles, Toyota is suggesting simply replacing the inner workings of vehicles already on the roads with cleaner technology like fuel cells and electric motors. "I don't want to leave any car lover behind," Chief Executive Akio Toyoda said Friday, per...

As Tesla Stock Tanks, Musk Has a Message for Staff

CEO assures employees that, one day, 'Tesla will be the most valuable company on Earth!'

(Newser) - Short sellers are celebrating Tesla's plummeting stock prices , but investors aren't happy, and they're now begging CEO Elon Musk—who's sold off billions of dollars worth of his shares to help fund his newest company, Twitter—to stop dumping his stock. Tesla employees are also likely...

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