Posts by Devon Taylor

China’s Electric Vehicle Market Is Booming

China’s electric vehicle market is heating up in a big way. The world’s most populous country is producing several electric vehicle makers. Companies like NIO, XPeng, Li Auto and WM Motor have surged into the market. Collectively, they have raised more than $8 billion (USD) in funding this year alone. China has been the world’s…

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California To Ban Gasoline-Powered Vehicles By 2035

California is moving forward with a plan to ban the sale of gasoline-powered vehicles by the year 2035. California has had their own emissions standards in place ever since the state was issued a waiver under the 1970 Clean Air Act. Governor Gavin Newsom has now issued an executive order that all new sales of…

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Battery Day: Tesla Promises A $25,000 EV By 2023

At their inaugural Battery Day, Tesla made a number of notable announcements. The most intriguing was a pledge to bring a sub-$25,000 electric car to market within three years. Tesla CEO Elon Musk also outlined a more efficient way of making batteries. They claim it will cut the cost per kilowatt-hour in half. The advances…

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Elon Musk Downplays Tesla ‘Battery Day’ Announcements

Tesla Charging Station

It’s Battery Day! Tesla will host its annual shareholder meeting today, September 22. That will be followed by a “Battery Technology Day” presentation. Battery Day was hyped up by the company earlier this year, but now they are tempering expectations. Tesla is likely to disclose specifications for at least one new type of battery they…

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Nikola Founder Leaves Company Amid Controversy

Nikola Motor Company

The founder of embattled electric-vehicle start-up Nikola is stepping down. Trevor Milton, the face of Nikola since he founded the company in 2014, has resigned as Executive Chairman, effective immediately. He has been replaced by board member Steve Girsky the company said in a written statement. The shake-up comes as the Phoenix-based maker of electric…

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Report: The Ford Ranger is the Most “Made in America” Vehicle

A lot of domestic auto brands like to advertise themselves as “American Made.” And while those models are certainly assembled in the United States, it’s not really that simple. The globalization of the auto industry means that many pieces of your American Made car are actually from other countries. Those parts get shipped stateside and…

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Toronto And Montreal Auto Shows To Be Held Entirely Online In 2021

Canada’s two premier automotive shows are moving entirely online. The Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, as well as the Montreal International Auto Show, will be held exclusively online in 2021. There will be no in-person events due to the ongoing uncertainty of the pandemic. Toronto’s virtual show will be held online in its original…

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