Electric Cars

Electric Cars

Electric vehicles are coming fast and furious. Here’s how the new models stack up

Buying an electric vehicle for the first time may be harder than ever these days. The choices are no longer Tesla, Tesla, Tesla. There are pickup trucks, SUVs, crossovers, sedans, sports cars and hatches available from nearly every automaker. Seventy-two models (battery, plug-in hybrid, fuel cell) are currently on the market with more launching later …

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How many Kiwis have cashed in on Government’s clean-car discount scheme

A fossil fuel-free cherry orchard at Mt Pisa, has taken delivery of an electric tractor. Video / Tracie Barrett The Government’s lauding the success of its clean-car discount scheme, with close to 20,000 rebates given the green light in the last four months. But the Opposition has scoffed at the numbers, claiming just a fraction …

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Official EV Federal Tax Credits Vehicles Index- Porsche, Audi and Kia said their electric vehicles will no longer qualify

Porsche, Audi and Kia said their electric vehicles will no longer qualify for $7,500 tax credits in the United States when President Biden signs (which he now has) the Inflation Reduction Act and its new electric vehicle subsidy (rebate/discount) system into law. The brands urged would-be buyers to place firm orders for models such as …

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Best US EV prices and deals in a high-demand market

Looking to buy an electric vehicle right now? So is everyone else, apparently. In-stock dealer inventories of EVs are sparse at best, if not completely decimated, despite a lofty average transaction price north of $66,000. But don’t lose hope – there are relative bargains that price below $66,000, sell at close to MSRP, and are …

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 First Drive — The EV Revolution Might Not Suck

Ostensibly, I was at a private racetrack north of Atlanta to test out some new compact sedan hotness — the 2022 Hyundai Elantra N. But when an opportunity to do a mini-test of the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq5 EV presented itself, I jumped. Figuratively speaking. To be clear, this won’t be the most in-depth review you’ve …

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Volkswagen and STMicro collaborate to create a NEW semiconductor amidst microchip shortage

Photo Credit: Volkswagen Logo In the midst of a global microchip shortage that has put considerable strains on the automobile industry’s supply chain, German-based Volkswagen and Franco-Italian chipmaker STMicroelectronics will collaborate to co-develop a new semiconductor. This news was released by both companies on Wednesday, July 20. This strategy demonstrates Volkswagen’s (the biggest manufacturer in …

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BYD’s EV sales surpasses Tesla, unveils plans for S’pore market

Ask anyone on the street to name an electric vehicle (EV) brand, and chances are, you’ll get replies that include Tesla, Nio, and other high-profile companies. But what if none of them actually hold the title of selling the most EVs? In fact, the company that sold the most EVs in the first half of …

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Electric vehicles slammed by readers as ‘too expensive’ and ‘inconvenient’

The UK Government is encouraging drivers to stop using petrol and diesel vehicles to help meet net-zero emissions targets. The sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles will be phased out by 2030 and hybrid vehicle sales will also cease in 2035. Electric vehicles run off batteries which require external charging while a hybrid is …

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DeLorean comes ‘Back to the Future’ after 40 years with Alpha5 debut

DeLorean Motor Reimagined, a new iteration of DMC that has no relation to DeLorean Classic, has unveiled its latest Alpha5 electric sportscar at the 71st Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, on the occasion of its nominal company’s 40-year anniversary. The new stylish coupe is an extension of DeLorean’s iconic badge, Alpha which was trademarked in the …

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50% of Geely vehicle sales to be electric by 2023

The Chinese carmaker Geely is accelerating its transition to electric vehicles, as was revealed in the company’s financial report for the first half of 2022. The company aims to make 50 per cent of its overall sales electric by 2023. The carmaker’s vehicle sales fell 9 per cent in the first half of the year …

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