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Canoo shifts EV production from Europe to USA

EV startup Canoo Inc announced it was accelerating its production plans in the US while ending its deal for VDL Nedcar in Netherlands. (Press Release)

Ben Klayman / Reuters »

The Arkansas-based company said the shift from using VDL Nedcar overseas to relying on the plants it is building in northwest Arkansas and Pryor, Oklahoma, was made to reduce supply-chain vulnerabilities and overseas shipping costs, and increase speed to market for its vehicles.

“The initiatives announced today are another step in executing our strategy of reducing risk and increasing certainty,” Chief Executive Tony Aquila said in a statement. “We have concluded that building in America is better aligned with our mission.”

Canoo said starting production in Oklahoma remains on track for late 2023, but it also now expects to begin building electric vehicles in Arkansas next year, instead of using the VDL Nedcar plant.

 

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Waze adds EV chargers to its app

Ars Technica »

Waze has released an update that will now allow EV drivers to add charging stations as destinations, just as the app has done with gas stations for years.

Users can search for charging stations or tap icons on the map, and they can also add charging stops long the way.

Goodyear introduces tire designed for EVs

Goodyear ElectricDrive GT

Goodyear introduced the new ElectricDrive GT, the company’s first replacement tire in North America tuned for electric vehicles.

The Goodyear ElectricDrive GT is a high performance, all-season tire designed to deliver long-lasting tread wear and a quiet ride for EV drivers and passengers.

The tire is designed with an asymmetric tread pattern and specialized tread compound that Goodyear claims “provides enhanced all-season traction, giving EV drivers confident handling in both wet and dry road conditions.”

While Goodyear plans to expand the ElectricDrive product line in 2022, the initial release of the Goodyear ElectricDrive GT is available in size 255/45R19 104W XL.

10 cheapest EVs in the UK

Fiat 500 Electric

  1. Smart EQ fortwo » £17,850 (CDN$30,500 / USD$23,600)
  2. Smart EQ forfour » £18,285 (CDN$31,200 / USD$24,200)
  3. Fiat 500 » £20,495 (CDN$35,000 / USD$27,150)
  4. VW e-up! » £20,695 (CDN$35,300 / USD$27,400)
  5. Mini Electric » £26,000 (CDN$44,400 / USD$34,400)
  6. Mazda MX-30 » £26,045 (CDN$24,500 / USD$34,500)
  7. MG5 EV » £26,495 (CDN$45,200 / USD$35,100)
  8. Peugeot e-208 » £27,225 (CDN$46,500 / USD$36,050)
  9. Renault Zoe » £27,595 (CDN$47,100 / USD$36,550)
  10. Vauxhall Corsa-e » £27,805 (CDN$47,500 / USD$36,800)

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About a third of all households in England and Scotland and a quarter in Wales do not have off-street parking, making EV charging more challenging and expensive

The Sunday Times 🔒»

Drivers of electric cars are paying up to seven times the price to power up their vehicle at a public charge point than at home, according to new research.

While motorists can sign up for tariffs of only 5p per unit at home, they are paying an average 35p per unit for rapid and ultra-rapid public charging, and 24p per unit for slower devices.

The Canadian federal government’s iZEV rebate program is getting another $73 million cash infusion

Mehanaz Yakub / Electric Autonomy Canada »

The federal government is continuing its efforts to aid and encourage more Canadians to switch over to electric vehicles by topping up, once again, the Incentive for Zero-Emission Vehicles (iZEV) rebate program.

The announcement was made this week as part of the government’s Economic and Fiscal update 2021 report, which reads that $73 million will be added to the program, to “allow Transport Canada to continue offering purchase incentives for zero-emission vehicles until the end of March 2022.”

Originally launched in 2019, the government’s initial investment of $300 million was used up in 20 months. Last year, another $287 million was budgeted into the program, but by the end of October 2021, only around $48 million was left.

The investment of an additional $73 million is now taking the total funding of the iZEV program to almost $660 million since 2019.

DrivingElectric Car of the Year 2022 goes to the MG ZS EV

DrivingElectric Car of the Year 2022 goes to the MG ZS EV

British publication DrivingElectric has announced their award winners for this year »

Car of the Year 2022 » MG ZS EV

Best Urban Electric Car » Fiat 500

Best Value Electric Car » MG ZS EV

Best Family Electric Car » Skoda Enyaq iV

Best Luxury Electric Car » BMW iX

Best Long-Distance Electric Car » Hyundai Ioniq 5

Best Electric Company Car » Tesla Model 3

Best Electric Performance Car » Porsche Taycan

Best Used Electric Car » Nissan Leaf Mk2

Best Small Electric Van » Citroen e-Berlingo, Peugeot e-Partner, Toyota Proace City Electric, and Vauxhall Combo-e

Best Medium Electric Van » Citroen e-Dispatch, Peugeot e-Expert, Toyota Proace Electric, and Vauxhall Vivaro-e

Best Large Electric Van » Fiat e-Ducato

Technology Award » Hyundai Ioniq 5

Innovation Award » Citroen Ami

Readers’ Favourite Electric Car » Kia EV6

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