Peter Johnson is covering the auto industry’s step-by-step transformation to electric vehicles. He is an experienced investor, financial writer, and EV enthusiast. His enthusiasm for electric vehicles, primarily Tesla, is a significant reason he pursued a career in investments. If he isn’t telling you about his latest 10K findings, you can find him enjoying the outdoors or exercising. For questions or comments, you can email him at Peter@electrek.co. You can also follow him on Twitter @EVPeteJohnson.
RJ Scaringe, CEO of Rivian (RIVN), sat down with Charlie Coldicott, head of global automotive research at Redburn, to discuss demand, supply chain constraints, the R2 platform, profitability, and more.
It’s an exciting day for electric truck enthusiasts, with Lordstown Motors (RIDE) announcing its Endurance EV pickup has achieved full homologation. The first batch of 500 EV pickup trucks is leaving its Ohio Foxconn facility en route for customer delivery.
Coke and Pepsi are fighting for first again. Only this time, they are battling for the right reasons. A few days before Pepsi is set to receive its first Tesla electric semi trucks on December 1, Coca-Cola has exciting news of its own – the company has begun deliveries in its new electric truck fleet.
Polestar (PSNY) is gearing up to launch its new electric sports car, the Polestar 6, in 2026. The Swedish electric vehicle maker calls it “the future of the sports car,” as Polestar wants it to go head-to-head against the Porsche 911 in dynamic driving.
Hyundai plans to hold onto its early success in the rapidly evolving US EV market. According to a new report, the South Korean automaker is mulling two additional battery plants in a joint venture with LG Energy Solutions.
Hyundai Motor Group and SK On plan to invest $1.9 billion (2.5 trillion won) to build a new EV battery plant in the US. The partners are scheduled to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on November 28 in Georgia, where Hyundai is building its first dedicated EV facilities.
Ford’s first fully electric pickup, the F-150 Lightning, has been selling like hotcakes. However, with winter upon us, Ford has released a few tips to help Lightning drivers get the most out of their range in the cold weather.
The leading construction and mining equipment manufacturer, Caterpillar (CAT), is plowing ahead with plans to advance sustainable mining. Caterpillar successfully tested its first battery electric 793 large mining truck.
At General Motors China Tech Day 2022, the automaker reiterated its plans to accelerate the company’s EV rollout with at least 15 new Ultium-based models set to debut in the region. GM also unveiled the Chevrolet FNR-XE concept, previewing GM’s new generation of connected, intelligent EVs.
The fully electric Ford E-Tourneo custom multipurpose vehicle (MPV) is set to make its grand appearance by 2024 as one of four new electric Ford Pro models debuting in Europe. Ford’s new flagship MPV is about as close to an eRV as it gets, with flexible seating, advanced technology, and enhanced performance, making it perfect for both business and personal use.
Puerto Rico is getting its first off-grid, 100% solar-powered EV chargers as the rising number of natural disasters pose a threat to the territory’s vulnerable grid. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is funding the EV ARC infrastructure from Beam Global.
Mazda has fallen behind the pack as the race to claim EV share heats up. After receiving criticism over its electric vehicle rollout (or lack thereof), Mazda plans to achieve up to 40% EV sales by 2030 with a nearly $11 billion investment strategy to speed up the transition.
Sony Honda Mobility, the joint electric vehicle venture, has significant plans to compete in the growing EV market. Although the JV doesn’t have an EV model to show yet, the partners are already looking for ways to challenge top EV makers like Tesla by centering it around entertainment, which Sony is known for.
Photos and details have emerged from Buick’s first electric vehicle based on GM’s Ultium platform, the Electra E5, which was leaked in China. Can we expect to see Buick’s EV in the booming US EV market?
The world’s largest pizza company is going electric. Domino’s announced Monday it will be adding over 800 2023 Chevy Bolt EVs to its fleet, making it the largest electric pizza delivery fleet in the US.
Are you noticing more electric vehicles driving by on your daily commute? It’s not just you. The US EV market just breached 6.7% in the first half of 2022, up from just 1.8% in 2019. And, new data suggests this is just the start as recent US climate initiatives put the US EV market into overdrive.
The US has just joined the global drive to achieve 100% zero-emission truck and bus sales by 2040. By signing the nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MOU), the US establishes a clear path for heavy- and medium-duty vehicles, from EV school buses to tractors, to generate zero emissions.
Fans of the VW Golf can rejoice as new reports suggest the brand will be carried into the EV era. Although earlier information suggested the current VW Golf could be the last, according to Volkswagen’s CEO of passenger cars, the iconic brand will live on, likely alongside its ID series.
Vinfast is quickly becoming a sneaky bet in the EV market after adding two new electric SUVs, the VF 6 and VF 7, to its US lineup. With a four-electric SUV portfolio, one in each of the most popular segments, Vinfast is looking to become the “EV manufacturer for everyone.”
At the LA Auto Show, Toyota revealed its bZ Compact SUV Concept, the second fully electric vehicle from the bZ (Beyond Zero) lineup. Despite Toyota claiming “Beyond Zero,” the automaker has little to show in terms of zero-emission EV sales.