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VW ID.4, Tesla Model Y, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Hyundai Kona EV, Kia Niro EV, Kia EV6

Kia And Hyundai Oddly Absent From Bloomberg EV Sales Leadership Report For 2025

Conspicuously, Bloomberg Intelligence has completely ignored one of the largest and fastest growing electric vehicle (EV) producers in the world in its recent business intelligence piece on global battery-electric vehicles sales. More accurately, I should say they ignored two of the largest and fastest growing companies, Kia and Hyundai, which are so closely tied we can justifiably consider them as one company.
2022 VW Golf R

2022 VW Golf R: The Edition in 3 Years Before an EV Version

The R within the Golf family is the ultimate version, like the Z06 for the Chevrolet Corvette, the Shelby 500 for the Ford Mustang, etc. And this year, with now 315 horsepower under the hood, more than ever, the word ultimate takes on its full meaning, as does the presence of four-wheel drive. This may be the last Golf R before VW presents an electric version.
Washington State capital building and Mt. Rainier

Washington State aims for all new Passenger Vehicles Sales to be Electric by 2030

Last week the Washington State legislature passed a bill, now heading to Governor Inslee’s desk, that bans the sale, registration, and purchase of new gasoline powered vehicles, beginning with model year 2030. An earlier bill proposing the same, though also including a controversial road usage fee, was rejected last year. This time the bill doesn’t include the fee and is likely to pass. If it does, Washington State’s ban will go into effect before all other states.
Mining vehicles

Nickel Prices Spike, Price Increases or Production Halts for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Likely

This week, the price of nickel has jumped up significantly. This almost certainly will lead to significant price increases, and or production halts, for electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid vehicles from most manufacturers since nickel is commonly used in most propulsion batteries in these types of vehicles. In fact it already seems to be happening.
Kia EV6 closeup

Kia EV6 Pricing Revealed, Beats Almost All Currently Available EV Competitors

Kia has revealed the pricing of their new EV6 for the U.S. market and the good news is that it has a lower starting MSRP, at $40,900, than almost every other compact EV SUV currently for sale. Only the VW ID.4 and Hyundai Ioniq 5 (when the RWD base model goes on sale) are priced lower than the EV6, and only a tad lower at $40,760 and $39,700 respectively.

VW is the closest to catching Tesla, but it isn’t alone

My best friend, whose first car (a 1985 VW Jetta) was my first aspirational vehicle, had me over to speak with his parents. While chatting with them about their next vehicle purchase, they said something provocative: “what if I don’t want a plug-in vehicle?” As a plug-in vehicle enthusiast, it is a question that is hard to hear but also an obvious indicator of the profound change the act of plugging into an electrical outlet, instead of a gas pump, represents in people’s lives. Change is hard!
Chevrolet Bolt, Ford Mustang Mach-e, Tesla Model Y

How Electric Vehicle Manufacturers Are Vying for The Lead in U.S. Market

Everyone should know electric vehicles are rapidly taking more market share from traditional internal combustion engine vehicles. But which manufacturers will lead the way in EV sales? The answer varies by region, of course, and much depends on the global supply chain, geo-political landscapes, the rippling impacts of the pandemic, etc. I will focus on the U.S. market since there should be rapid acceleration in U.S. EV sales, soon.
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Mercedes, VW, Ford, Stellantis and Panasonic expand its EV battery production capacity

The shift toward electric cars seems to be far quicker than any of us could imagine. While some may say that the number of sold EVs is still unconvincing compared with the number of sold ICE-powered cars (apparently, only 1 in 250 vehicles on the road is electric), one must say that the investments into the EV tech only grow.
2021 VW ID3 vs 1989 IRVW Future

Fascinating similarities between the 2020 Volkswagen ID.3 and 1989 Volkswagen Futura Concept

I have heard, more than once, that Volkswagen ID3 looks a bit like a "nineties concept car ". This has almost become a meme in the weird world of EV enthusiasts. Well, whoever started the rumor couldn't be closer to reality. As some already pointed out, the Volkswagen ID3 does look a lot like a concept car from 30 years ago – it looks suspiciously similar to the 1989 Volkswagen Futura Concept at that. Check out this collage we prepared for you.
Autonomous driving will be the future of Volkswagen and the Tesla Model S

AI Driving Will Be Here Soon: Tesla And Volkswagen Make Plans

As Tesla moves forward in their quest to bring full self-driving onto the road, companies like GM and Volkswagen are following suit. The HUMMER EV and any Cadillac EV will likely have Super Cruise installed. Tesla has recently started offering paid trials for FSD, and Volkswagen has recently bandied about the concept of offering vehicle autonomy as a premium hourly service.
EV SUVs are taking over, and it's not a bad thing.

BEV SUVs, Like The Cadillac Lyriq, Toyota BZ4x, And BMW iX Are Taking Over!

The Mustang Mach E, Ford’s first commercially available Battery Electric Vehicle, has been a smashing success and a great kick-off for the company’s future of electrification. It’s expected that the Cadillac Lyriq will be out later this year to amaze us with the luxury brand’s first BEV. It’s not just the American manufacturers rolling out EV SUVs either. On June 2nd, Toyota announced the BZ4x, and before that, Subaru promised us the Solterra.

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