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My Ideal EV
My top priority is my family. So, if I had to choose an electric vehicle, it would have to meet certain requirements:
- It should be roomy enough for the four of us and our stuff
- We need six seats so that we can easily pick up the grandparents from the airport
- It's also important to have decent clearance so that we can make it to our mountain house without any trouble
- All-wheel drive is a must for those snowy days
Given these specifications, we're most likely in the market for an SUV. That's why we're super excited about the Kia EV9 and its potential.
Oh, by the way, for the poll on Tuesday, 38% of the voters chose a crossover SUV for an EV that would best suit their lifestyle. SUVs came in second place with 31% of the vote. Pretty interesting, huh?
Top 10ish EV/AV News Stories (in no particular order)
- GM plans to cease production of its Chevrolet Bolt EVs by the end of the year, despite record production and sales, according to CEO Mary Barra. The Bolt EV and EUV models have been GM's top selling EVs but use older battery technology.
- Regen options are back. Tesla is reintroducing adjustable regenerative braking settings via an OTA software update, allowing drivers to choose between "standard" and "low" options to suit their preferences and driving conditions.
- Joining forces for a greener future, General Motors and Samsung SDI will invest $3 billion in a new U.S. electric vehicle battery cell plant, aiming to create thousands of jobs and increase GM's battery cell capacity to 160-gigawatt hours by 2026.
- Sysco's Riverside Electric Vehicle Hub targets a 27.5% emissions reduction and 2,800 electric trucks in its U.S. fleet by 2030, revamping its distribution center as the core of its electric operations. Currently housing eleven Freightliner eCascadia tractors, the facility plans to deploy 20 by summer 2023 and will ultimately include 40 dual-port DC fast-charging stations for electric vehicles and refrigerated trailers.
- Driverless tractor-trailers are navigating U.S. highways, with autonomous driving technology company TuSimple developing heavy-duty, self-driving trucks that have completed hundreds of miles of autonomous deliveries in Arizona, aiming to commercialize by 2024.
- Partnering up, May Mobility and Via introduce Arizona's first on-demand autonomous public transit service in Sun City, a 55+ community, to improve mobility for aging adults and demonstrate Arizona as a hub for testing autonomous vehicle technologies.
- By 2026, six new electric vehicle models will be launched by Škoda Auto, expanding its BEV range and investing 5.6 billion euros in e-mobility by 2027, while still offering conventional and hybrid models during the transition.
- Tesla expands its Non-Tesla Supercharger Pilot program to China, allowing select non-Tesla electric vehicles to use 10 Supercharging stations and 120 destination charging points for the first time.
- Honda announced plans to launch its first e: Architecture-based electric vehicle in North America in 2025, a year earlier than initially planned.
- A 24/7 robotaxi service by GM-owned Cruise is now available in San Francisco.
- Tyson Foods is collaborating with C.R. England and Kodiak Robotics to test autonomous trucks for transporting poultry and meat products in Texas.
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