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Lithium Supply Fears Loom Over Electric Vehicle Happy Talk — Or Not, As The Case May Be

May 27th, 2020 | by Tina Casey

Spring has sprung, which means it's time for another round of guess how much lithium automakers will need to make enough lithium-ion batteries for the electric vehicle of the future, of which there are expected to be many millions on the road within the next ten years or so. Spoiler alert: we're going to need a lot more lithium mines than we have right now. Or, maybe not


EV That Transforms On The Fly

May 27th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

Since I first wrote about a covered motorcycle in 2012, I've kept my eyes open for one of these on the road. I have not seen one. From Poland, though, a variation on the two-wheeler shows promise


Tritium Jumps Into “Plug & Charge” At 350 kW

May 26th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Tritium, an EV fast charging company based out of Australia, has now jumped into Plug & Charge. In fact, Tritium says it's "first to market" with this new solution, offering 350 kW ultrafast chargers (aka high-power chargers) right now with Plug & Charge capability


KIA Says Micro-EV Could Replace Public Transportation

May 26th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley

KIA is reportedly working on an all electric micro-car similar to the Citroen Ami that would substitute for public transportation in an era where health concerns make people leery of using mass transit options.


Audi e-tron Is The New King Of Norway

May 25th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Norway remains one of the most fascinating auto markets in the world. With a 70% plug-in vehicle market share in the first 4 months of 2020, there is nothing that comes close to it. That isn't an overnight figure either — the country has been far ahead of any other market in terms of plug-in vehicle market share for several years


Plug-in Vehicles = 7% Auto Market Share in Austria (7.5% in April)

May 25th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Austria is yet another European country to pass up 5% plug-in vehicle market share in 2020. The market is actually at nearly 7%, one of the highest plug-in vehicle market shares in the world, thanks to April showing 7.5% share, according to our friends at EV Volumes


GridCars Network Is Charging Up South Africa’s EV Revolution

May 25th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

One of the main players in the South African EV space is GridCars. Established in 2009, GridCars has grown to become South Africa’s largest Electric Vehicle Charging Service Equipment (EVSE), Charging Station Infrastructure and Management Systems firm


German Rental Car Company Will Buy German-Made Tesla Model Y

May 25th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

German EV rental firm NextMove is loving the Tesla Model Y. Last year, the veteran rental firm made headlines worldwide when it canceled a $5.5 million purchase of Model 3s citing build issues. Things have apparently turned around in NextMove's eyes



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