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TOP EV NEWS
When considering an EV, the first hurdle always seems to be charging time. Over the years, charging technology and battery capacity have made significant improvements. And now, the industry is shifting to 800 volts as soon as 2025, which could potentially halve charging time.
The EV industry growth is boosted by both private and public sectors. US$3 billion will be dedicated to battery manufacturing and support solving the supply chain issues that many automakers are facing today. This will be a significant push to further accelerate EVs’ supply chain and manufacturing.
Did we get the lessons from the previous fails and faulty industrial practices? Sustainability is crucial as ever before discussed. Is the EV production process well-processed and taken into account the environmental impacts?
New EV Announcements
Currently, a handful of brands offer battery-electric trucks. Big-name automakers have been aggressively converting or developing new EVs. We might expect to see another electric truck on the market from VW, and it is a model well-known as International Harvester Scout.
EV Investments and Innovation
One of the biggest truck rental and leasing companies, Penske, is about to receive their first fleet of Ford E-Transit. These are the first light-duty electric trucks that Penske is making available for rental and longer-term, full-service leasing.
Audi has released more details of their new concept electric car, Urbansphere. This model is specially designed for city traffic, strengthened with the autonomous driving feature. As they define it as a “lounge on wheels” or “mobile office”.