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Welcome to the latest edition of Mobility EVo, your source for the most exciting news and developments in the electric vehicle industry. In this issue, we cover the growing adoption of the North American Charging Standard, the massive production facility that Rivian is building near Atlanta, Georgia, a collaboration of Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, and Scout Motors to embrace the North American Charging Standard, and Tesla’s wireless charging technology, an innovative solution that could revolutionize the home charging experience for electric vehicles. Don’t miss these topics and so much more in this issue of Mobility EVo!
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- The number of automakers committed to the North American Charging Standard increased from 1 in 2022 to 28 in 2023, reflecting a growing industry-wide dedication to enhancing charging experiences for all electric vehicle drivers.
- Rivian has chosen construction firm Clayco Inc. to build its new 1,800-acre production facility, Stanton Springs North, near Atlanta, Georgia, aiming for completion by 2026 to commence production of its next-gen R2 electric vehicles, with plans for 7,500 jobs by 2030 and an annual capacity of 400,000 units; construction is set to begin in early 2024.
- Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, and Scout Motors plan to adopt the North American Charging Standard for their future electric vehicles from 2025.
- Tesla is venturing into wireless inductive home charging for electric vehicles, as confirmed by Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen and VP of Vehicle Engineering Lars Moravy.
- The White House is supporting an effort by the auto industry to standardize Tesla's North American Charging Standard for all-electric vehicles in the United States.
- Hyundai and Kia have garnered several awards for their electric vehicles, including the Hyundai IONIQ 6 being named one of the top 10 family cars of 2023 by Fatherly, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 N winning Top Gear's 2023 Car of the Year award, and the Kia EV9 being named Family Car of the Year by Top Gear.
- Tesla has outpaced BYD in reducing electric car prices in China, with a 6% cut for the Model 3 and an 11% cut for the Model Y, while BYD's flagship Han sedan only saw a 5% reduction.
- A fire at General Motors' Factory Zero Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center prompted the closure of the plant for the day; the blaze, which was not related to vehicles, occurred near a shipping dock, resulting in the suspension of second and third shifts, affecting the production of all-electric vehicles like the GMC Hummer EV SUV and truck and the electric Chevrolet Silverado.
- Lexus introduced the RZ 300e FWD in 2024, featuring a higher EPA-estimated range of up to 266 miles, standard dual-voltage charging cable, and Copper Crest exterior color options, with pricing starting at $55,150.
- Now certified by both the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board, Mullen Automotive can sell its all-electric Class 1 cargo van, the Mullen ONE, in all U.S. states, including those following CARB regulations, making it eligible for state incentive programs.
- Backed by over $6 million in public funding, Jaguar Land Rover will contribute vehicles for testing in four government-supported schemes exploring the potential of electric vehicles to charge each other and contribute power to the grid.
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