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TOP EV NEWS
Once, electric vehicles were the purview only of those with more than a little income to spare. That’s not the case anymore. The more EVs we see, the lower the prices are getting.
New York State is going zero-emission for new vehicles by 2035. The Governor has officially signed. This development throws in their lot with the likes of California and potentially the entire EU
In part due to internal restructuring, Workhorse has suddenly dropped its lawsuit against USPS. If you’ve missed this ongoing struggle (focused on who was awarded the electrification contract for the next generation of USPS vehicles), The Verge has an excellent run-through of it.
New EV Announcements
By actually managing to roll a consumer vehicle off the line, Rivian has officially become the first electric pickup manufacturer. The first R1T has officially been completed! Now for some deliveries.
EV Investments and Innovation
Looks like 800v architecture might be moving from just battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and into some hybrids. This really is where vehicles are heading, it seems. Other vehicles and chargers will have to race to keep up with the charging speed 800V will provide.
It is another concept car (goodness, folks are putting out a lot of those these days), but it’s one with a very specific purpose. BMW’s i Vision Circular looks specifically at how a manufacturer might create an EV that focuses entirely on the circular economy: fully recycled and fully recyclable.