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Plug-in vehicles reduced CO2 emissions by 5.5 million metric tons in 2021

By Blagojce Krivevski Plug-in electric vehicles, including all-electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 5.5 million metric tons in 2021, according to the data released by the Department of Energy (DOE). The estimates used regional electric grid mixes and EV/PHEV registration locations. Two-thirds of the emissions reduction…

BMW is now building small-series of iX5 Hydrogen model

By Blagojce Krivevski The BMW Group is commencing production of its BMW iX5 Hydrogen model. Manufacture of the small-series hydrogen-powered vehicle is taking place in the pilot plant at its Munich Research and Innovation Centre (FIZ). The BMW iX5 Hydrogen has already completed an intensive programme of testing under demanding conditions during the development phase…

BMW XM PHEV SUV enters series production at Spartanburg plant

By Blagojce Krivevski Series production for the first-ever BMW XM has started at BMW Manufacturing in Spartanburg, SC. The BMW XM will be built alongside the BMW X5, BMW X6, and BMW X7 on the same assembly line. “We are excited to add the first-ever BMW XM to our plant’s portfolio,” said Dr. Robert Engelhorn,…

Honda to build CR-V plug-in hydrogen fuel-cell EV in Ohio

By Blagojce Krivevski Japanese automaker Honda announced that it will produce an all-new hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) based on the recently launched, all-new Honda CR-V starting in 2024 at its Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio. This new zero-emissions vehicle will contribute to Honda’s previously announced goal to make battery electric vehicles…

Ford has produced 150,000 Mustang Mach-E all-electric SUVs

By Blagojce Krivevski Ford has produced its 150,000th Mustang Mach-E since starting production nearly two years ago, a significant milestone as the company scales EV production to a rate of 600,000 annually by late 2023 and more than 2 million annually by 2026. Almost all of Mustang Mach-E’s growth to date is coming from customers…

Phoenix Motors & CATL partner to co-develop EV batteries

By Blagojce Krivevski The California-based Phoenix Motorcars manufacturer of all-electric, medium-duty vehicles, is partnering with Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL), a global leader of new energy innovative technologies, for the co-development of batteries for Phoenix Motorcars’ product lines. The MOU will support the long-term supply of battery solutions and related products for Phoenix’s commercial…

Abarth goes electric and more global with New Abarth 500e

By Blagojce Krivevski Abarth is ushering in a completely new era by debuting the fully electric New Abarth 500e to enrich its model range and entering into Brazil with the successful launch of the New Abarth Pulse for more Abarth than ever. The New Abarth 500e is the most responsive and exciting Abarth in urban…

Mazda to electrify all its models by 2030

By Blagojce Krivevski The Mazda Motor Corporation today announced an update to the Mazda mid-term management plan update and management policy up to 2030. The announcement highlighted that Mazda is positively responding to the highly uncertain business environment and is renewing its commitment to achieving carbon neutrality in all its operations by 2050. In recent…

Drako Motors unveils 2,000 HP all-electric Dragon super SUV

By Blagojce Krivevski The San Jose, California-based startup Drako Motors unveiled its upcoming 2,000 HP all-electric Dragon super SUV. The Dragon is Drako’s second vehicle after the GTE electric sedan. Drako says the super SUV will be “priced competitively in the existing super-SUV segment” starting with a base price of $290,000, with extensive individualization services…

GM, Vale sign long-term nickel supply deal for EVs

By Blagojce Krivevski Vale Canada Limited and General Motors have signed a term sheet for the long-term supply of battery grade nickel sulfate from Vale’s proposed plant at Bécancour, Québec, Canada. This agreement secures for GM a supply of nickel sulfate from a U.S. free-trade partner to support its fast-growing EV production needs in North…

Hyundai N Vision 74 Concept Makes U.S. Debut at 2022 Automobility LA

By Blagojce Krivevski Hyundai’s thrilling N Vision 74 hydrogen fuel cell hybrid concept made its U.S. debut at Automobility LA. This futuristic concept reveals the Hyundai N sub-brand electrification vision, demonstrating its commitment to zero-emissions technologies. The ‘Rolling Lab’ concept on which it is based is a testbed of future technologies seeking the highest level…

2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6 makes North American Debut in LA

By Blagojce Krivevski The showstopping all-new Hyundai IONIQ 6, inspired by Hyundai’s Prophecy EV concept, makes its North American Debut at AutoMobility Los Angeles. The four-door electrified streamliner with a targeted estimated driving range of 340 miles is equipped with relevant technology and best-in-class ultra-fast charging that can charge the battery from 10 to 80…

New Fiat 500e will arrive in North America in Q1 of 2024

By Blagojce Krivevski At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Olivier Francois, FIAT CEO and CMO global of Stellantis, officially announced plans to offer the fully electric Fiat 500e in North America. Spearheading the brand’s electrification strategy, the new 500e will arrive in the U.S. market in early 2024, marking a North American expansion in FIAT’s…

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