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GM BrightDrop EV Van

GM Commercial EV Unit Expands Lineup With New Entry, Adds Verizon As New Buyer

GM's ongoing push towards EVs is not only focused on satisfying the needs of traditional consumers, but also commercial customers looking to add zero-emissions capability to their supply fleets. GM's BrightDrop commercial division is aiming to fill the void with its lineup of cargo vans and the upstart division has not only revealed their second van model but also confirmed that Verizon will be the first buyer of the new model.
The 2022 Ford Lightning Struts Its Stuff

Ford Uses Renewed Chicago Auto Show To Show Its Latest Offerings

After a long pandemic-induced hiatus, the Chicago Auto Show emerged early this week with the wares of many automakers. For example, Ford shared the F-150 Lightning, its electric pickup, with the public. And, the automaker also showed its Mustang Mach-E, the wildly popular electric. Meantime, the retro -- and popular -- Ford Bronco Brand was also shown off, while the automaker also shared the compact Maverick pickup with the public.
Bloomberg graph indicates India could be a battery producing leader

Batteries, Not Cars, May Be the Reason for Tesla to Go to India

Lithium battery scientist and Head of Energy Storage at Bloomberg NEF, James Firth, tweets a bar graph showing that the production of EV batteries may be the best reason for Tesla to go to India. The estimate lists India as the lowest cost country for manufacturing cells, which with subsidies, could reduce costs significantly - enough to be a game-changer and bring Tesla to India.
NAIAS Logo

2021 NAIAS Cancelled, Motor Bella to Host Detroit Auto Show in Pontiac

Citing concerns over hosting a large, indoor event, the 2021 North American International Auto Show in Detroit’s TCF Center has been cancelled and in its place, an event called Motor Bella will be held at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan, allowing automakers to display their vehicles out in the open air for a week in September.

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