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EV Motoring Scorecard

EV Motoring Scorecard

In the second quarter, total new-vehicle sales jumped by 49.5%, growing notably from the small base of Q2 2020 Pandemic Edition, but electrified vehicle growth was 201.1%, reaching beyond 375,000 combined EVs and hybrids. As we’ve said before, that’s a lot of batteries. <img loading= ... Continue reading

The Volkswagen-Owned Electrify America Plans Expansion Of Charging Network

The Volkswagen-Owned Electrify America Plans Expansion Of Charging Network

“Boost Plan” to more than double its current electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the United States and Canada by late 2025, the company reports. ... Continue reading

2021 MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 PHEV Review By Larry Nutson

2021 MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 PHEV Review By Larry Nutson

About four months ago I spent time with the all-electric battery powered 2020 MINI Cooper SE 3-door Hardtop. This is the automaker’s first BEV, an all-electric model. ... Continue reading

BMW of North America Reports Q2 2021 U.S. Sales Results

BMW of North America Reports Q2 2021 U.S. Sales Results

BMW brand sales have increased by 52.2% compared to the pandemic-affected totals of 2020, while outpacing 2019 totals by 8.9%. The company also reported Q2 2021 sales of 9,340 MINI vehicles in the U.S., a 76.6% increase compared to the time last period year. ... Continue reading

"Hold Everything! Charger Etiquette, Gotta Move My Car"; Inconvenience of Long Recharging Times Just One Cause Of Slow EV Sales

"Hold Everything! Charger Etiquette, Gotta Move My Car"; Inconvenience of Long Recharging Times Just One Cause Of Slow EV Sales

Problem is, most public charging stations now fill cars much too slowly, requiring hours — not minutes — to provide enough electricity for an extended trip. ... Continue reading

Democrats Propose $12,500 Government “Clean Energy for America” Rich People Welfare Subsidy On Every EV Selling For Under $80,000

Democrats Propose $12,500 Government “Clean Energy for America” Rich People Welfare Subsidy On Every EV Selling For Under $80,000

Reuters reported that The U.S. Senate Finance Committee advanced legislation on Wednesday that would boost electric vehicle tax credits to as much as $12,500 for EVs that are assembled by union workers in the United States. The bill would limit tax credits to vehicles with a retail price below $80,000 to qualify for th ... Continue reading

EV Owners Real Geeks, J.D. Power Finds

EV Owners Real Geeks, J.D. Power Finds

Electric vehicle (EV) owners are more than twice as likely to use the manufacturer’s mobile app than owners of a vehicle with an internal combustion engine (ICE) According to the inaugural J.D. Power U.S. OEM EV App Benchmark Study,℠ released today, 41% of EV owners say they are using their brand’s smartphone app ... Continue reading

2021 Chicago Auto Show "Special Edition" Scheduled for July 15-19

2021 Chicago Auto Show "Special Edition" Scheduled for July 15-19

May 4, 2021; Chicago Auto Show officials announced they received approval from state and city officials to host a special edition of the show July 15-19 at McCormick Place. The Chicago Auto Show will be one of the McCormick Place's first live, in-person events since the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. ... Continue reading

Biden Using Taxpayer Money To "Pick Winning Technology" And Buy Marketplace Interest In Electric Vehicles By Underwriting Charging Stations ($15 Billion), Instituting Tax Rebates ($100 Billion) and Subsidizing Electric Generation ($100 Billion)

Biden Using Taxpayer Money To "Pick Winning Technology" And Buy Marketplace Interest In Electric Vehicles By Underwriting Charging Stations ($15 Billion), Instituting Tax Rebates ($100 Billion) and Subsidizing Electric Generation ($100 Billion)

President Biden's infrastructure plans to invest $174 billion in the EV market, including a national network of 500,000 EV charging locations by 2030.1 However, 81% of respondents report that barriers remain, obstructing the path to purchase.1 ... Continue reading

Kelley Blue Book Helps Car Shoppers Navigate Electric Car Tax Credits

Kelley Blue Book Helps Car Shoppers Navigate Electric Car Tax Credits

Electric cars undoubtedly are the wave of the future, and growth in the segment is on quite an upward trajectory. According to data from Cox Automotive, electrified vehicles accounted for 7.8% of the total Q1 2021 sales, up from 4.8% in the same period last year. ... Continue reading

EV Motoring Tutorial From Volkswagen - Almost Everything You Wanted To Know about EVs

EV Motoring Tutorial From Volkswagen - Almost Everything You Wanted To Know about EVs

Almost Everything you wanted to know about EVs (but might be afraid to ask) The electric revolution will be coming soon to a street near you. In a matter of weeks, Volkswagen will reveal the production version of the ID.4 electric SUV, part of a worldwide strategy to deliver millions of electric vehicles to help combat ... Continue reading

EV Makers Exhibiting at Auto Shanghai Offer Buyers Long Range and Luxury

EV Makers Exhibiting at Auto Shanghai Offer Buyers Long Range and Luxury

Two of China's biggest state-owned automakers unveiled models they said can travel 600 kilometers (370 miles) on one charge, or nearly double the range of global competitors. ... Continue reading

BMW of North America Reports Q1 2021 U.S. Sales Results.

BMW of North America Reports Q1 2021 U.S. Sales Results.

-BMW of North America reported today sales results for Q1 2021 for the BMW and MINI brands in the U.S.* BMW Brand In the first quarter of 2021, BMW brand sales totaled 71,433 vehicles, a 20.1% increase from the 59,455 vehicles sold in the first quarter of 2020. MINI Brand MINI brand sales totaled 6,285 vehicles in the ... Continue reading

The MINI Electric Pacesetter first JCW Inspired MINI FIA Formula E Safety Car.

The MINI Electric Pacesetter first JCW Inspired MINI FIA Formula E Safety Car.

The MINI Electric Pacesetter inspired by JCW is the new Safety Car for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship race series. ... Continue reading

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