🐧The epic journey of a Nissan Ariya...
Happy Tuesday! Reduction in CO2 emission through AT&T and Rivian’s partnership, Nissan Ariya trek from the North to the South Pole, US officials alarmed at Chinese factories in Mexico and so much more.
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EV9 Poll Results
I was honestly surprised with the EV9 poll results from last week. I thought it would’ve been a resounding Yes to proceed with the EV9 purchase. Surprisingly, 45% of you said No, 29% said buy a Tesla instead and only 26% said Yes.
Thank you all for thinking about my wallet. Some highlighted comments below.
- If it fills a legitimate need then yes. A cost of ownership projection would need to be examined before all other options are exhausted. Make the dealership campaign for your business!
- My Daddy told me NEVER to buy the 1st year of a new model!
- Look at a 2yo used EV in the premium segment and give the EV9 time to prove itself in the market, and depreciate in overall cost. (I'm a order holder too.)
- I honestly don’t think Kia is a quality car maker to begin with and I would never spend that much for one. I feel like there are a lot of other vehicles you could get that are of better quality for about the same price or less.
Buy a Tesla
- TESLA has been the first and the best EV out there. They have thought ahead and have created the best and easiest charging system across the world and are expanding every day.
- Kia has been showing themselves to be a real player in the stylish and innovative car game. Plus they've been really good about their warranties. So hey go for it... but keep in mind also about what's been going on about a cobalt shortage…
Top 10 EV News Stories Powered by EV.Careers
- AT&T and Rivian have entered into an agreement for AT&T to purchase Rivian electric vehicles for its fleet through a pilot program, starting in early 2024.
- Scottish adventurers Chris and Julie Ramsey have completed the world's first drive from the Magnetic North Pole to the South Pole, covering 17,000 miles over nine months using a modified Nissan Ariya e-4ORCE.
- Three major Chinese electric vehicle companies—MG, BYD, and Chery—are reportedly in talks to build new factories in Mexico.
- Electric vehicle maker Nio has signed a $2.2 billion investment deal with CYVN Holdings, an investment vehicle based in Abu Dhabi.
- Nio plans to launch two new brands, Firefly, and Alps, targeting the affordable end of the EV market, with Firefly set to launch in Europe by 2025 and Alps following afterward.
- Germany abruptly ended its electric vehicle subsidies, impacting automakers like Tesla, Volkswagen, BMW, and Stellantis, as the coalition government faces a budget crisis and terminates the "environmental bonus" program two weeks earlier than planned.
- Canada is set to release final regulations called the Electric Vehicle Availability Standard to ensure that all new passenger cars sold in the country by 2035 are zero-emission vehicles.
- Foxconn, the company known for manufacturing iPhones, is venturing into the electric vehicle market with plans to design and build EVs under various brands, offering services like designing, engineering, and manufacturing to other automakers.
- France's revised electric vehicle incentives, offering rebates of up to $7,600, favor European-made EVs, including the Tesla Model Y (European versions manufactured in Germany), models from Stellantis, Renault, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz.
- Expanding into global markets, Nissan plans to export its lineup of internal combustion engine and electric vehicles manufactured in China, while concurrently establishing a joint research center with Tsinghua University focused on EV research, including charging infrastructure and battery recycling.