Feature: Bridging the EV Affordability Gap

Clean Fleet Report

With the existential threat of climate change, we can’t afford to wait until 2024 for the sticker price of EVs to be competitive with gas cars. The post Feature: Bridging the EV Affordability Gap first appeared on Clean Fleet Report. How Incentives & FinTech Can Get You In an EV.

Forth and Mobility Development partner to launch national EV carsharing program; affordable model for underserved communities

Green Car Congress

Forth and Mobility Development Group are creating a national partnership to launch the Affordable Mobility Platform (AMP), which will establish electric vehicle (EV) carsharing based at affordable housing sites in at least five states over the next two years. The national programs funded include Forth’s Affordable Mobility Platform (AMP) and the Leadership of Employers for Electrification Program (LEEP).

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Toyota partners with BYD to build affordable $30,000 electric car

Electrek

Toyota has reportedly partnered with China’s BYD to build a new affordable electric car to launch next year. more… The post Toyota partners with BYD to build affordable $30,000 electric car appeared first on Electrek.

Lightyear Two: More affordable solar-supplemented EV coming in 2025 with subscription options

Green Car Reports

The Lightyear One solar-supplemented electric car hasn't started production, but its Dutch maker is already planning a second, more-affordable model.

GM and Honda expand partnership with range of affordable EVs expected by 2027

Green Car Reports

General Motors and Honda are expanding their partnership to include a line of affordable EVs for North America covering what the automakers say are the most popular vehicle segments.

Honda and GM affordable EVs, Fisker battery warranty, DeLorean sports car: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Honda and GM are partnering for “millions” of affordable EVs. DeLorean is back again—this time without working time-machine nostalgia. And Fisker’s battery coverage looks among the best. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

GM and Honda announce plan to ‘codevelop series of affordable electric vehicles’

Electrek

GM and Honda, which are already working together on two EVs coming to the US in 2024, announced a plan to “codevelop a series of affordable electric vehicles” to come to market by 2027.

Toyota is poised to make affordability, not range, at the center of its EV play

Green Car Reports

Toyota instead plans to go light with batteries on its EVs and compete with affordability, durability, and environmental responsibility, all Toyota’s onslaught of battery electric vehicles is likely to arrive later than those from other automakers.

Alumobility study shows next-generation aluminum doors can offer automakers an affordable, lightweight solution

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Alumobility, a non-profit organization focused on solutions to advance the adoption of aluminum automotive body sheet, announced the results of its technical study demonstrating affordable lightweighting through the proposed conversion of a mass-produced C-segment SUV passenger door from steel to aluminum.

GM and Honda expanding partnership to codevelop series of affordable EVs in most popular vehicle segments; on sale in 2027

Green Car Congress

General Motors and Honda plan to expand the two companies’ relationship by codeveloping a series of affordable electric vehicles based on a new global architecture using next-generation Ultium battery technology. The companies will also work toward standardizing equipment and processes to achieve world-class quality, higher throughput and greater affordability.

Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire unveils more affordable Del Mar electric motorcycle, teases 3rd model

Electrek

The bike is a middleweight class motorcycle designed to be more affordable to a younger customer base. The post Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire unveils more affordable Del Mar electric motorcycle, teases 3rd model appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla confirms it’s developing affordable global EV in China

Green Car Reports

Development of an affordable Tesla electric car will take place in China, the head of the company's Chinese operations confirmed in an interview with state media.

ACEA map: Affordability of electric cars, correlation between market uptake and GDP in the EU

Green Car Congress

The market uptake of electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECVs) is directly correlated to a country’s GDP per capita, showing that affordability is a major barrier to consumers.

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Next Fiat Panda aims for ‘most affordable EV’ title, will slot below 500e

Electrek

What’s the most affordable EV you can buy? more… The post Next Fiat Panda aims for ‘most affordable EV’ title, will slot below 500e appeared first on Electrek.

Toyota and Nissan EVs: With $7,500 tax credit phaseout soon, don’t miss the affordability window

Green Car Reports

The runway is looking shorter for two new affordable electric vehicles from Toyota and Nissan.

The most affordable states to charge and drive your Tesla

Electrek

Below is a detailed breakdown of what EVs garner the lowest cost per mile, as well as a list of the most (and least) affordable states to charge and drive your Tesla. more… The post The most affordable states to charge and drive your Tesla appeared first on Electrek.

Report: VW might create a new brand for affordable EVs

Green Car Reports

That will include a family of affordable models although VW hasn't decided which brand they will be sold under, according to a new report. Volkswagen plans to launch 27 electric cars based on its MEB platform by 2022.

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EV affordability threatened by cobalt prices: Did the US let resource control lapse over oil?

Green Car Reports

Just as the Middle East has been a strategic center in global oil politics, the Democratic Republic of Congo has become the epicenter for the raw materials needed for electric vehicles—especially cobalt.

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The affordable electric vehicles outselling electric cars around the world

Electrek

more… The post The affordable electric vehicles outselling electric cars around the world appeared first on Electrek. Electric cars may be a popular and growing form of sustainable transportation, but they certainly aren’t the most widespread.

Panasonic sees bigger cells as key to affordable EVs but is skeptical of Tesla format change

Green Car Reports

Speaking to Bloomberg, Yasuaki Takamoto said bigger cells are the key to affordable electric cars, but indicated he's not convinced by Tesla's proposed cell format.

BMW’s new partnership should bring more affordable electric motorcycles

Electrek

more… The post BMW’s new partnership should bring more affordable electric motorcycles appeared first on Electrek. Electric motorcycle prices may be dropping slightly , but they still cost a premium over gas-powered motorcycles. That could be changing, though, at least at BMW.

Affordable electric Chevy Blazer due in 2023—sporty SS version too

Green Car Reports

General Motors on Wednesday teased that its Chevrolet Blazer electric crossover, due to arrive starting in spring 2023 and debut later this year, will be the first from the brand to be offered in an “SS” performance model.

More affordable Polestar 2 undercuts Tesla Model 3, at $47,200 for US

Green Car Reports

The new 270-mile single-motor version of the Polestar 2 will start at $47,200 (including destination) in the United States, Polestar confirmed Thursday. That base price undercuts the Tesla Model 3, which now starts at $48,190 for base version with a 272-mile range.

Renault, Mitsubishi, Nissan form an alliance to make affordable EVs

Electrek

more… The post Renault, Mitsubishi, Nissan form an alliance to make affordable EVs appeared first on Electrek.

Analysts: Raw material price surge will put EV battery affordability gains on hold until 2024

Green Car Reports

A surge in raw material prices could cause EV battery prices to rise, according to a recent Reuters report.

LiPower Mars 1000 portable power station review: An ultra-affordable solar-powered generator

Electrek

And with LiPower offering an exclusive discount for Electrek’ s readers, a portable power station of this capacity has never before been this affordable. The post LiPower Mars 1000 portable power station review: An ultra-affordable solar-powered generator appeared first on Electrek.

Electric Chevy Blazer SS, battery affordability woes, ethanol pushes against EV policy: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

A Blazer SS could be a sporty, affordable crossover for the mainstream. And battery affordability is threatened by surging materials costs. Biofuels interests go against the Biden administration’s EV push. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

GM, Honda announce new partnership to build affordable electric vehicles

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General Motors and Honda have announced a new partnership to develop affordable electric vehicles based on a global platform. “GM By 2027, GM and Honda plan to launch low-priced and affordable electric options, including compact crossover vehicles, officials said.

These new, affordable electric heat pumps can easily replace gas boilers

Electrek

more… The post These new, affordable electric heat pumps can easily replace gas boilers appeared first on Electrek.

Ultra-affordable $799 Lectric XP LITE electric bike launched, and we got the first test ride

Electrek

The team over at Phoenix, Arizona-based Lectric eBikes has just launched their newest and most affordable electric bicycle yet: the Lectric XP LITE. The post Ultra-affordable $799 Lectric XP LITE electric bike launched, and we got the first test ride appeared first on Electrek.

GM CEO: Chevy Silverado EV will be “a high-volume entry” affordable for fleets

Green Car Reports

Although the fully electric Chevrolet Silverado EV will likely be built on the same underpinnings as the GMC Hummer EV, it’s shaping up to be positioned very differently for the market—with an emphasis on affordability.

Affordable, all-electric: The 5 lowest-priced new EVs in the US

Green Car Reports

Falling battery costs will soon help make EVs cheaper than combustion models—not just in overall ownership costs, but in up-front sticker price.

Specialized is launching a more affordable electric bicycle line focusing on utility e-bikes

Electrek

That’s because Specialized has just announced that it is launching a new and more affordable line of e-bikes known as Globe, which will focus on utility and cargo electric bikes designed as car replacements for city use.

Kollter ES1 review: I tested North America’s first affordable highway-capable electric motorcycle

Electrek

more… The post Kollter ES1 review: I tested North America’s first affordable highway-capable electric motorcycle appeared first on Electrek.

Review: Jackery 300 portable power station is the ideal affordable off-grid battery

Electrek

Having spent some time with the Jackery Explorer 300, I can already tell you that this pint-sized battery offers all the utility of Jackery’s larger units, but in a more affordable and compact device.

Next 10-UC Berkeley study suggests additional tax revenue or income-based rate structure to make electricity more affordable for Californians

Green Car Congress

The need to improve the safety and reliability of the electric system while meeting California’s climate goals and various statutory mandates will require careful management of rate and bill impacts to ensure that electric services remain affordable.

GM aims for affordable EVs with longer range with battery innovation center

Green Car Reports

General Motors sees a future of 600-mile EVs, enabled by advances that will double energy density, while it also targets a 60% cost reduction by mid-decade.

2022 Hummer EV Edition 1 gives GM the toolbox for affordable Chevy and GMC electric pickups

Green Car Reports

General Motors’ move to electric pickups—and its large-scale shift of its entire lineup to electric vehicles–is starting with a 1,000-hp supertruck packing enough batteries for a 350-mile range.

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Kia electric pickup and affordable model join expanded EV plan: 14 EVs by 2027

Green Car Reports

A day after parent Hyundai released an updated EV plan, Kia released its own revised plan with some noteworthy new models—including an electric pickup truck.

Fully Charged Looks At A Very Affordable EV Conversion Kit

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Owning an EV doesn’t have to be an expensive endeavour and you may not even have to change your current car to do it

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Nissan and Toyota EV tax credit, Stellantis-LG battery plant, cobalt and EV affordability: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

decisions over resource control—may lead to EV-affordability issues. The parent company of Jeep, Ram, Dodge, and Chrysler teams up with LG for a battery plant in Canada. We look at how cobalt prices—and some bad U.S.

MIT team proposes ARC fusion reactor: affordable, robust, compact

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Advances in magnet technology have enabled researchers at MIT to propose a new design for a practical compact tokamak fusion reactor that might be realized in as little as a decade: the ARC (affordable, robust, compact) reactor. The stronger magnetic field makes it possible to produce the required magnetic confinement of the superhot plasma—the working material of a fusion reaction—but in a much smaller device than those previously envisioned.

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2022 Chevy Bolt EV: $5,500 price cut is an affordability play, EV tax credit or not

Green Car Reports

Although the company has been talking the talk about offering affordable EV models in the near future and pitching EVs with an “Everybody In” campaign