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Ford E-Transit priced from $43,295, order banks opening by July

By Blagojce Krivevski The all-new Ford E-Transit electric commercial van will have a targeted starting MSRP of $43,295 for the cutaway and will go up to $52,690 for the high-roof extended-wheelbase cargo van. With customer interest growing in the all-new E-Transit, Ford today opens its website for hand-raisers to register their interest in learning more…

Nyck de Vries wins crazy opening race of Valencia e-Prix

By Blagojce Krivevski Mercedes-EQ’s Nyck de Vries took the race win flag first in one of the craziest E-Prix in Formula E history, leading home Nico Mueller (DRAGON / PENSKE AUTOSPORT) and his Mercedes teammate Stoffel Vandoorne. Energy management is central to the racing in Formula E, and with the incident-packed, rain-hit race at the…

U.S. sales of electrified vehicles up 81% in the Q1 of 2021

By Blagojce Krivevski Sales growth of electrified vehicles outpaced overall U.S. market performance in the first quarter of 2021, according to an analysis of the U.S. auto market by Cox Automotive and Kelley Blue Book. Electrified vehicles accounted for 7.8% of the total U.S. market, up from 4.8% in Q1 2020. Electrified vehicle sales growth…

XPeng P5 now available to pre-order in China

By Blagojce Krivevski Chinese automaker XPeng today exhibited and kicked off pre-orders for its third production model, the XPeng P5. Showcased at the Auto Shanghai 2021, the P5 family-friendly sedan joins XPeng’s P7 sports sedan and G3 compact SUV to offer a full suite of mobility solutions to customers in China. While there are many…

Toyota bZ4X concept previews electric SUV on sale next year

By Blagojce Krivevski Toyota plans to introduce 15 battery electric vehicles (BEV) models by 2025, including seven new BEVs of the Toyota bZ (beyond zero) lineup, its newly established series of BEVs. Unveiled at Auto Shanghai, Toyota bZ4X is a RAV4-sized SUV concept, which will be the first model in the bZ series. The Toyota…

GM expands its heavyweight EV lineup with GMC HUMMER EV SUV

By Blagojce Krivevski General Motors is expanding its heavyweight GMC Hummer EV lineup with a SUV version that will start at over $80,000. The 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV was revealed on Saturday in a 60-second commercial narrated by LeBron James shown during the NCAA’s Final Four basketball game. “The new HUMMER EV SUV will…

Volkswagen launches ID.4 advertising campaign [videos]

By Blagojce Krivevski To celebrate the introduction of the all-new Volkswagen ID.4., tonight the German automaker will premiere the first in a series of short films aimed at catalyzing the mass adoption of electric vehicles. The spots highlight the ID.4’s flexibility and how EV adoption can change so much, beginning at the person level, with…

2020 Porsche Taycan gets generous software update

By Blagojce Krivevski Last September, Porsche upgraded its all-electric Taycan for the new model year. Now, Customers who purchased their Taycan electric sports car in the 2020 model year will be able to take advantage of key new features. Porsche is providing the software update free of charge to all Porsche owners around the world….

PG&E, BMW start phase three of their ChargeForward program

By Blagojce Krivevski Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the BMW Group are expanding their partnership focused on smart charging electric vehicles with excess renewable energy to support grid reliability. PG&E and the BMW Group are kicking off phase three of their ChargeForward program. This new phase will extend the program to all BMW…

First Volkswagen ID.4 SUVs arrive in the U.S. dealerships

By Blagojce Krivevski This month marks a major milestone in Volkswagen’s story: the arrival of the ID.4, the company’s first long-range electric SUV in dealers across America. Just as electric vehicles will transform the way we drive, Volkswagen has refreshed the way it sells vehicles to embrace a more sustainable future. From before it leaves…

BMW iDrive 8 will be introduced with BMW iX and i4 all-electric vehicles

By Blagojce Krivevski Debuting in the upcoming iX and i4, the newest iteration of BMW’s driver-passenger-vehicle interface acts as a digital, intelligent and proactive partner during the time you spend inside your vehicle. Advances have been made all-around to deliver a more natural interactive and holistic user experience between the driver and their BMW. Underpinning…

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