EV Radar: January 2022

EV Radar: January 2022

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TOP EV NEWS

US Vice President Kamala Harris reveals a plan to build 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations, aiming to make EVs accessible for everyone.

2021 was a huge year for the shift toward electric transportation. Expect 2022 to be even bigger, as demand grows, production kicks up, and more vehicles hit the market.

EV Education

As more automakers announce electric transitions and EV companies join market, the demand for lithium is rising. However, the U.S. faces a supply problem as only 1% of global lithium is mined and processed locally.

Electrifying School Buses

It takes a lot to learn about school bus electrification, doesn't it? It doesn't have to. Take a peek at who's doing what and how they're doing it! How can school bus fleets be efficiently and effectively electrified to protect kids and improve the bottom line?

Norway's EV Sales Beats the Cold

Norway is one of the coldest, snowiest countries in the world. In 2021, 65% of all passenger vehicle sales were battery electric an additional 22% were plug-in hybrid. Learn what the Norwegian government has done to encourage consumers to go electric.

EVs Require EV Infrastructure

High-end car companies have announced that they plan to transition entirely to electric by 2030. To keep up, the current infrastructure must adapt.

New EV Announcements

EVs to Overtake Gas by 2025 in UK & EU

Automakers' dedication, governments' policies on CO2 emissions, and EV-related rebate programs encourage Europeans to pick electric cars over internal combustion engine vehicles. EV sales are expected to surpass ICE vehicle sales by 2025.

Ford's F-150 is Now Available

Ford's F-150 Lightning Truck goes on sale this week, and the automaker just launched the online configurator for F-150 for customers who are interested in the vehicle.

Oregon is offering up to $7,500 in cash rebates for households that buy an EV and make between $51,000 and $251,000. Oregonians can apply for the rebates within six months of purchasing an EV.

Mercedes Runs 1000km on Single Charge

Mercedes has unveiled prototype model EQXX that it claims can travel more than 1,000km on a single charge. The manufacturer hopes to convince customers that incomplete charging infrastructure need not be a barrier to buying a battery-powered vehicle.

EV Investments and Innovation

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi announced that the first Egyptian electric car will be produced next year. The first phase of Egypt’s EV transition will include 3,000 charging points in Cairo and Alexandria.

XBUS: Recyclable and Transformative

German automaker ElectricBrands revealed their new all-in-one modular EV, XBUS, which can transform into different types of vehicles depending on user needs.

Audi Presents Charging Hubs

Audi's urban charging solution is these cubical airport-like DC charging "hubs" perfect for drivers who can't charge at home. Drivers would lounge inside temporary spaces that could be easily assembled and disassembled.

Power Kit Adds 30% More Range

Magna is launching a complete software-bases powertrain package, called EtelligenrReach, that the company claims can boost range by up to 30%.

EV Coolness

Sony Announces a PlayStation SUV

The Sony EV integrates with the company's 5G wireless network and has a built-in 3D surround sound. The "wow" moment comes when you start up your PlayStation video games through a digital video service in the SUV!

California's $6.1 Billion Budget

California Governor Gavin Newsom presented a $286.4 billion budget proposal, including $6.1 billion for EV-related initiatives.

Electric cars are more than just vehicles that help get people around, they can also be giant batteries that act as backup power during blackouts.

 

Looking for an Economical EV?

Planning to transition to an electric vehicle? The 2022 Nissan Leaf is the cheapest electric car of 2022. Finally, it's possible to find a range of options under the $30,000 mark.

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