Author Archives: Jameson Dow

Toyota just started its BEV program, but it wasted all its tax credits on hybrids

Toyota has sold its 200,000th plug-in car in the US, meaning its access to the $7,500 federal tax credit will sunset over the course of the next 15 months. The company joins Tesla and GM in no longer qualifying for … Read More

See leaked photos of Hyundai’s Ioniq 6 before June 29 reveal

Photos of Hyundai’s Ioniq 6 have leaked in advance of its June 29 reveal, showing a swoopy, aerodynamic shape for the upcoming EV sedan. Update: Hyundai has now officially released photos and a press release. more… The post See leaked … Read More

World’s largest direct air carbon capture facility will reduce CO2 by .0001%

The world’s largest carbon direct air capture facility has started construction in Iceland, run by Swiss startup Climeworks AG. When construction finishes in 18-24 months, their facility, named “Mammoth,” will be able to remove 36,000 tons of CO2 from the … Read More

Watch an electric “fan car” beat every car ever at Goodwood Hill Climb

A fully electric car has beaten every car ever at the Goodwood Hillclimb track at the Festival of Speed, an annual gathering and demonstration of racing vehicles in England. The McMurtry Speirling fan car driven by Indycar and ex-F1 driver … Read More

Exxon CEO says no new gas cars globally by 2040, goes wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing about CO2

Every new passenger car sold in the world will be electric by 2040, according to Exxon Mobil CEO Darren Woods, in an interview aired this weekend by CNBC. The interview also covered the company’s climate ambitions, putting a flashy coat … Read More

GM Cruise takes first fares for paid driverless taxi in San Francisco

GM’s autonomous driving division, Cruise, has begun its paid driverless taxi service in San Francisco and officially took its first fares last night. more… The post GM Cruise takes first fares for paid driverless taxi in San Francisco appeared first … Read More

Sony and Honda create joint EV company, and Sony gets top billing

Sony and Honda have officially signed a joint venture agreement to establish a company to build electric cars together. The new company will be called “Sony Honda Mobility Inc.,” notably giving Sony top billing over the established automaker. more… The … Read More

Colorado commits $65 million to electric school buses

Colorado Governor Jared Polis has signed into law SB 193, an air-quality bill which among other things creates a $65 million grant program for electric school buses in the state. more… The post Colorado commits $65 million to electric school … Read More

2023 Chevy Bolt EV and EUV get $6,000 price cut, start at $25,600

The Chevy Bolt lineup is getting a massive price cut for 2023, dropping from $31,500 to $25,600 (before the $995 destination fee). This means the Chevy Bolt now has a lower MSRP than the base model Nissan Leaf, though the … Read More

DeLorean’s Alpha5 EV is a gull-winged sport coupe that does 0-88mph in 4.35s

DeLorean has released the first non-teaser images of their upcoming electric vehicle, along with a model name: Alpha5. The car’s official public release will come tonight, Monday, at 9pm Pacific time, and DeLorean plans to show it at the Pebble … Read More

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