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These 3 major automakers may team up to save themselves, build cheap EVs

Electrek

Three major legacy automakers are considering a creative approach to staying in the game amid fierce competition from Tesla and Chinese rivals – all in an effort to make cheap EVs, and a whole lot of them. Plan A isn’t working, so it’s time for Plan B.

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A cheap Toyota EV? Not right now, the company says

Electrek

Toyota has no current plans to launch a cheap EV despite demand building. If you were waiting for a smaller, cheaper Toyota electric car, you may have to keep waiting.

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AAM Calls Cheap Chinese EVs Built In Mexico “An Extinction Level Event”

CleanTechnica EVs

The post AAM Calls Cheap Chinese EVs Built In Mexico “An Extinction Level Event” appeared first on CleanTechnica. Cars built by Chinese companies like BYD in Mexico could have a devastating effect on American manufacturers, according to AAM.

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Cheap EVs for everyone: France launches ‘social leasing’ at €40/month

Electrek

more… The post Cheap EVs for everyone: France launches ‘social leasing’ at €40/month appeared first on Electrek. France aims to democratize access to electric vehicles with a freshly launched “social leasing” program that allows low-income drivers to lease electric cars for as low as €40, about $43.

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Cheap Electric Cars, Used Hertz EVs, Ford Supercharging — 15 Top CleanTechnica Stories

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continued] The post Cheap Electric Cars, Used Hertz EVs, Ford Supercharging — 15 Top CleanTechnica Stories appeared first on CleanTechnica. The constant stream of big cleantech stories has been flowing strong, and I’ve got about a dozen to highlight from the past couple of weeks as ones I wouldn’t want you to miss.

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Small, cheap EVs expected to boost market share by 40% next year in Europe

Electrek

Despite predictions of a major slump in automatic sales around the globe, the European auto industry predicts that this will spark a huge uptick in EV sales in the EU – and that’s thanks to a flood of new, cheap models hitting the market.

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Cheap solar panels from China are all over Europe – and everyone is freaking out

Electrek

Europe is installing more solar panels than ever before, thanks to a flood of cheap Chinese solar panels, driving installations by 40% last year. But it comes at a hefty cost: Local solar manufacturers are on the brink of a total collapse that could happen within weeks.

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