EVs Are Still Too Expensive For Buyers, Despite Huge Discounts

Electric vehicles are seeing huge discounts right now, but those new lower prices are still not enough to get folks to, y’know, buy them. Now, an ever-more-bloated EV inventory is pushing automakers and dealers to slash prices even further. Five-figure price discounts are no longer out of the question. Even EVs Can’t Get A Break … Read more

Tesla Is Getting Rid Of Tons Of Sales Staff

Happy Tuesday! It’s April 16, 2024, and this is The Morning Shift, your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. Even EVs Can’t Get A Break From The Heat 1st Gear: Tesla Layoffs Include Tons Of Salespeople Yesterday, Tesla … Read more

Maserati GranCabrio Folgore Is A Gorgeous Electric Convertible With 818 HP

After launching its all-electric lineup with the Grecale Folgore SUV and GranTurismo Folgore coupe, Maserati is expanding its range of EVs with its first battery-powered convertible: the GranCabrio Folgore. The droptop version of the electric GranTurismo takes the title of the fastest convertible EV on the market thanks to its top speed of 180 mph … Read more

Tesla Cybertruck Is Significantly Worse At Towing Than Model X: Report

Image: Bowlus Bowlus, manufacturer of ultra high-end luxury towables, has been testing the tow range of popular electric trucks and SUVs since the Tesla Model X first launched in 2015. The company’s top-of-the-line Volterra model is an all-electric camp trailer with 17 kWh of onboard power, which can provide an emergency charge to EVs in … Read more

e-scooter sales: Battle of e-scooters for customers moves to India’s hinterland

New Delhi: Distribution and finance options across the small towns and cities of India are likely to determine the outcome of a fierce battle about to break out between legacy and new-age OEMs in the electric scooter segment. The battle is in the making after Ather Energy announced the launch of Rizta, a family scooter, … Read more

Increasing EV Adoption Is Already Cleaning Up San Francisco’s Air Quality

With hurdles like EV affordability and charging access, EV adoption still has a long way to go in the U.S. Skeptics are continuously concerned with whether or not EVs actually do anything for the environment. Now we have some localized evidence of at least one benefit; cleaner air. Even EVs Can’t Get A Break From … Read more

Canoo Spent Double Its Revenue On CEO’s Private Jet Flights

Good morning! It’s Thursday, April 4, 2024, and this is The Morning Shift, your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. Walter Isaacson On Elon Musk(s) 1st Gear: Canoo’s Money Takes Off Canoo is in a real financial mess … Read more

Ford Delays New Electric Vehicles As Sales Falter, Joins Pivot To Hybrids Instead

Good morning! It’s Friday, April 5, 2024, and this is The Morning Shift, your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. Volvo’s Newest EV Is The Cheapest Volvo You Can Buy In The U.S. 1st Gear: Ford Delays New … Read more

India EV policy to help global car companies expedite investment decisions: Skoda senior executive

Mumbai: India’s recently announced electric vehicle policy will help global carmakers expedite decisions on investing in manufacturing EVs in the country besides allowing brands gauge customer response to premium EV models in a value conscious market, said a senior executive at the local arm of Czech carmaker Skoda Auto. Speaking to ET, Petr Janeba, brand … Read more

People Want EVs They Can Actually Afford, Not Massive Expensive Pickups

Two facts about the automotive world are immutable: Americans love pickup trucks, and the future requires drastic reductions in the environmental harm caused by passenger cars. Automakers, seeing these two truths, slapped them together and started selling massive, hulking EV pickups with six-figure price tags. Turns out, that’s not what customers want. Tesla’s Cybertruck Has … Read more