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50 Percent Indian Consumers Ready To Quit Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles, Here’s Why

50 Percent Indian Consumers Ready To Quit Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles. (Photo: DriveSpark)Consumers are willing to share data with manufacturers to improve driving experiences, indicating that safety is still a top priority.Purchasing a car is a big and costly decision. Even though many Indians still consider owning a car to be a dream, in the past fifteen years, the number of first-time car buyers has increased dramatically.This is majorly due to factors like easy car buying processes, a variety of car loan…

US silicon carbide wafers just got a big boost – here’s why it matters for EVs

Photo: SK Siltron CSS A Michigan manufacturer of silicon carbide (SiC) wafers, a key component in EV power electronics, just got a big loan from the US Department of Energy to ramp up production. SK Siltron CSS announced today that it has secured a conditional loan from the US Department of Energy (DOE) for up to $544 million. The loan will come from the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) Loan Program administered by the DOE’s Loan Programs Office. The loan, which is part…

An SUV on par with Honda’s entry into EVs

Honda Motor Company sits on the cusp of delivering its first EV – the Prologue – to the US market. Developed with the help of General Motors, this all-electric SUV is a notable start to zero-emissions vehicles and should do well with fans of the Japanese brand who are new to EVs. I got to drive the Prologue in California last month and have plenty of thoughts. The Prologue kicks off Honda’s venture into US EVs It’s been three years since Honda first announced plans for a new EV called the Prologue…

Three frequently asked questions about EVs, answered

I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about transportation in general, since it’s one of the biggest areas we need to clean up to address climate change: it accounts for something like a quarter of global emissions. And the vehicles that we use to shuttle around to work, school, and the grocery store in many parts of the world are a huge piece of the problem. Last week, MIT Technology Review hosted an event where my colleagues and I dug into a conversation about the future of batteries and the materials that go…

Shifting to EVs Could Prevent Millions of Childhood Asthma Attacks

In cities across the country, people of color, many of them low income, live in neighborhoods criss-crossed by major thoroughfares and highways. The housing there is often cheaper — it’s not considered particularly desirable to wake up amid traffic fumes and fall asleep to the rumble of vehicles over asphalt. But the price of living there is steep: Exhaust from all those cars and trucks leads to higher rates of childhood asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and pulmonary ailments. Many people die younger than they…

ZEEKR has built 10k 007 EVs, announces 001 refresh coming

Right after touting its 10,000th build of its new 007 EV, Chinese automaker ZEEKR announced a 2024 refresh of its flagship model, the 001. The revamp shooting brake EV has gotten several improvements we’ve learned about ahead of its full reveal next week. Geely-owned EV sub-brand ZEEKR is off and running in 2024, making strides toward its targets to expand its global footprint and all-electric lineup in a big way. In addition to designing initial EV deliveries in Europe, ZEEKR inked a deal to bring its…

Chinese EVs in the US? Stellantis’ CEO is open to the idea

Just days after Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares divulged the automotive conglomerate was mulling building electric vehicles for joint venture partner Leapmotor in Europe, the always interesting Tavares spoke further, sharing an openness to also assemble the Chinese EVs in North America, most likely the US, if necessary. Here’s the latest. Following a very public falling out with inherited joint venture partner GAC Group in China, Stellantis found a new suitor specializing in Chinese EVs in Leapmotor in…

Volvo XC40 and C40 Recharge EVs revived as EX40, EC40

Volvo is dropping the “Recharge” on its XC40 and C40 all-electric models to streamline its portfolio as it moves toward an EV-only future. The Volvo XC40 and C40 Recharge have been revived as the EX40 and EC40 with a new optional performance upgrade and special Black Edition. Going all in on electric As one of the first automakers to announce its commitment to an all-electric lineup, Volvo’s early devotion is paying off. Volvo kicked off the offensive with the fully electric XC40 Recharge,…

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

Plan A isn’t working, so it’s time for Plan B. 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. Volkswagen, Renault, and Stellantis are weighing possibly joining together to make cheaper electric vehicles – fearing it’s their only option. The urgency is growing as European automakers are being far outdistanced by BYD and Tesla. “A business-as-usual…

The Boom in Battery Metals for EVs Is Turning to Bust

Producers of lithium and nickel have paused projects after prices collapsed, and as momentum slows for electric-vehicle sales. Producers of lithium and nickel have paused projects after prices collapsed, and as momentum slows for electric-vehicle sales. FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS Read original article here Denial of responsibility! Techno Blender is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners,…