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All-new Hyundai Tucson unveiled, plug-in hybrid version coming next year

By Blagojce Krivevski Hyundai has unveiled the all-new Tucson, which features an advanced, experimental design and state-of the-art technology, setting new standards in the compact SUV segment. The all-new Tucson is the fourth generation of Hyundai’s successful best-seller with more than 7 million units sold around the globe since it launched in 2004. Of these,…

First Volkswagen ID.3 EVs Arrive In The UK

By Blagojce Krivevski A major milestone in Volkswagen’s latest chapter has been marked with the arrival of the ground-breaking Volkswagen ID.3 in the UK. The first shipment of customer cars – limited, ID.3 1ST Edition specification models – has reached British shores at port in Grimsby, ready to make its way to customers on the…

SCE to add 38,000 more EV charging stations in California

By Blagojce Krivevski California state officials gave Southern California Edison the green light for an expansive electric car charging infrastructure program that will add about 38,000 new chargers throughout the utility’s 50,000-square-mile service area. The program, known as Charge Ready 2, will be the nation’s largest light-duty electric vehicle charging program run by an investor-owned…

Kandi rolls out America’s most affordable EVs with special promotion

By Blagojce Krivevski Kandi America, the U.S. subsidiary of Kandi Technologies Group, Inc., today announced the initial success of its live virtual launch event of the K27 and K23 held yesterday, which validates the need in the U.S. for Kandi’s affordable electric vehicles. Nearly 11,000 potential buyers registered for the event, which was widely attended…

Edmonton Transit Service Receives First Fleet of Proterra Electric Buses

By Blagojce Krivevski Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) unveiled its first 21 Proterra electric buses and brand-new, purpose-built electric bus garages. ETS’ 40 electric buses is one of the single largest purchases of electric buses in Canadian history. The remaining 19 will begin arriving this fall. ETS will also be the first transit agency in North…

Mercedes-Benz announces EV battery partnership with CATL

By Blagojce Krivevski Mercedes-Benz and CATL have entered the next stage of their strategic partnership and will create cutting-edge battery technology in support of the high-volume electrification of the Mercedes-Benz model portfolio. The Stuttgart-based luxury car maker is accelerating its “Electric First” strategy with advanced, CO2-neutrally produced battery cells, modules and systems supplied by CATL,…

AAA Car Subscription Deploys 55 Volkswagen e-Golf EVs as Part of Electrify America’s Sacramento Green City Initiative

By Blagojce Krivevski Electrify America and AAA Car Subscription announced they’re deploying 55 Volkswagen e-Golf electric vehicles available for short-term use in the Sacramento area. The program is another facet of Electrify America’s commitment to advance an electric mobility lifestyle for residents in California’s capital region and introduces a new alternative to traditional car ownership….

GM and EVgo to add more than 2,700 new fast chargers in five years

By Blagojce Krivevski General Motors and EVgo plan to triple the size of the nation’s largest public fast charging network by adding more than 2,700 new fast chargers over the next five years, a move set to help accelerate widespread electric vehicle adoption. The two companies will add fast charging stations to cities and suburbs,…

Construction Of Ultium Cells LLC Battery Plant Progressing On Schedule

By Blagojce Krivevski Today marks the beginning of steel construction at the all-new Ultium Cells LLC battery cell manufacturing facility in Lordstown. Ultium Cells LLC is a joint venture that will mass-produce Ultium battery cells for electric vehicles and create more than 1,100 new jobs in Northeast Ohio. Since May 2020, ground has been broken…

Optimal-EV launches S1LF Low-Floor Shuttle Bus

By Blagojce Krivevski Optimal Electric Vehicles, LLC. (Optimal-EV) enters electric vehicle manufacturing, with their battery electric S1LF Low-Floor Shuttle Bus. The S1LF integrates a quasi-purpose-built Ford E450 chassis platform, which has been fully optimized with the vehicle body and achieves a low step-in height without kneeling the suspension. The all-electric S1LF will feature an ADA…

All-electric BMW 5-series, X1 electric are on their way

By Blagojce Krivevski BMW will offer an all-electric version of its 5 series sedan and X1 SUV as part of company’s goal-setting for reducing future carbon emissions both in vehicles and factories by 2030. The objective is to reduce CO2 emissions from vehicles by 40 percent per kilometre driven. The main lever here is a…

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