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My son and I recently embarked on an electric adventure around our cul-de-sac. While I cruised on my e-bike, he navigated his electric Jeep. However, we realized that the Jeep could benefit from some upgrades, particularly in terms of rubber tires and power. If you have any suggestions, we'd love to hear them!
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Who sold the most EVs in the world in Q1 2023?
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With 40% of the votes, 300-400 miles of range came in first place in our poll on Thursday. 54% said over 300 miles. Ya’ll are driving a ton.
Some notable comments included:
“300 is ideal. If one is to charge to 80% on a long trip, 240 miles makes me comfortably in all conditions. ”
“I want an EV that gets more than 500 highway miles going about 75 mph. This will get me to my grandkids without charging.”
“If you charge at home, 250 miles is far more than most people drive in a day. Smaller battery is cheaper, less weight and faster charge. ”
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Top 10 EV News Stories (in no particular order)
- The 2025 Porsche 718 Cayman/Boxster is set to be Porsche's first electric sports car and is expected to debut early next year and go on sale in fall 2024. The 718 EV's pricing will start near $80,000.
- Volkswagen Group advances its North American EV strategy by building PowerCo SE's largest gigafactory in St. Thomas, Ontario, with an investment of up to €4.8 billion and potentially creating 3,000 jobs.
- Wassym Bensaid, the Senior Vice President of Software Development at Rivian, provided some valuable insights into the software team's guiding principles and upcoming improvements.
- The Ram 1500 REV offers the fastest charging among EV pickup trucks, with 10 minutes of charging time providing 110 miles of range at a DC charging station. Its closest competitor is the Chevy Silverado EV, which adds 100 miles in 10 minutes.
- BYD plans to construct a $290-million lithium cathode factory in Chile, producing 50,000 tonnes of LFP per year, starting operations in 2025, and generating 500 jobs.
- The NYPD has introduced a fleet of fully electric Ford Mustang Mach-E GT patrol cars, with 100 purchased and 24 already deployed in various precincts, as part of Mayor Eric Adams' initiative to reduce emissions in the city.
- California achieves its target of 1.5 million EV sales two years ahead of its 2025 goal, with 21% of cars sold in the state in 2023 being electric vehicles.
- Ford plans to invest $1.5 billion to transform its Oakville, Ontario facility into an electric vehicle and battery pack manufacturing hub, aiming for a global EV production rate of 2 million units annually by 2026.a
- The F-150 Lightning is entering Norway, the world's most advanced EV market, as Ford aims to lead the electric vehicle revolution with a global production rate of 2 million EVs by 2026.
- The new president of Toyota, Koji Sato, pledges a strong push towards electrification, recognizing the automaker's lag in electric vehicle sales compared to competitors, while emphasizing that upcoming EV models will concentrate on intelligent features, such as services and entertainment.
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