Author: news@greencarreports.com (Bengt Halvorson)

Those that’ve owned or leased a Chevrolet Bolt EV from the 2017 through 2022 model yr are likely eligible for an amount starting from $700 to $1,400, as a part of a $150 million settlement amount against GM and LG Energy Solution.  The Michigan class-action case is the consolidated version of eight class-action cases filed in various U.S. District Courts vs. GM in late 2020 and early 2021 and, in settlement documents posted by CBS, lays out eligibility and amounts.  In keeping with the settlement, Bolt owners who installed diagnostic software that temporarily affected these models’ driving range are eligible…

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EV sales are up but market share is down. The Kia EV6 shows off a facelift and more range. And BYD drops a Shark of a plug-in hybrid pickup south of the border. This and more, here at Green Automotive Reports.  The identical morning the Biden administration hiked tariffs vs. Chinese EVs in an effort to maintain them out of the market, China’s BYD Shark plug-in hybrid pickup made its debut in Mexico. As the primary completely recent BYD to debut outside China, the sub-$55,000 pickup with 62 electric miles provided a political statement even when not intended.  The 2025…

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Kia confirms the EV3 for production. Rivian revamps its Illinois plant for R2 production. EVs are already having a giant effect on gasoline demand. And the way small of an EV is sufficiently big? This and more, here at Green Automotive Reports.  Rivian is rejiggering the production capability of its plant in Normal, Illinois, to accommodate as much as 155,000 of its more cost-effective R2 SUVs annually. That’s greater than the cumulative variety of EVs the corporate has delivered because it began rolling its R1 family out to customers about 2.5 years ago.  Kia has confirmed that its compact EV3…

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Electrify America confirmed Thursday, on the sixth anniversary of its first fast-charger installation, that it’s planning a giant expansion of its fast-charging network in 2024. EA goals to succeed in 5,000 chargers by the top of the yr, including larger charging stations and broader support for Plug & Charge payment tech.  In 2023 it expanded into North Dakota and Hawaii, pushing its total variety of chargers over 4,000 by the top of the yr. Based on the DOE’s Alternative Fuels Data Center, as of May 2, there are currently 931 Electrify America station locations and 4,182 charge ports; the latter…

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Stagnant Tesla sales flatten EV growth in California. Toyota sets up shop for all things hydrogen. And a drive of the Lucid Gravity tells us that it’s built on a layer of Air but adds rather more. This and more, here at Green Automotive Reports.  A transient Lucid Gravity prototype test drive was enough to inform us that this upcoming EV will offer a singular layout and a special driving experience than another three-row electric SUV.  Are electric vehicle sales down in California? A quarterly report out this week underscored a number of the complexities of the present EV market.…

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EVs and charging stations have aspired to offer EV drivers with something that rivals the turnaround time of gas stations. While charge rates are vital, reliability and easily with the ability to get a charge, ultimately, are perhaps more small print that some charging networks appear to have glossed over in the method. In response to a 2023 study, roughly 20% of EV public charging attempts fail. Then again, if there’s a problem at a gas pump that appears operational, it’d run a little bit slower, but it surely typically won’t shut down completely, rendered inoperable.  A gaggle of U.S.…

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GM reveals more about what’s going to turn its EVs into backup power for the house. Mini shows its Aceman EV. And EV sales are set to make gains within the U.S. and globally in 2024. This and more, here at Green Automotive Reports.  The Mini Aceman urban EV has been revealed, and it quite closely follows the 2022 concept automotive of the identical name. If this model arrives within the U.S., it might fit between the Cooper and Countryman within the brand’s lineup.  GM this past week released details regarding the house energy backup functionality that’s available for its…

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Tesla cuts prices nearly across the board and appears to be pushing more people into Full Self Driving. Disney is making a well-liked automotive ride all-electric. Airless tires appear to be the long run. And do in-wheel motors make more sense for EV conversions? This and more, here at Green Automotive Reports.  The Tesla Model Y undercuts the Model 3 by $5,000—for individuals who are EV tax credit eligible—under the most recent round of Tesla price cuts made on Saturday. With it, the bottom Model Y rear-wheel drive could cost just $37,130, with other state incentives yet to be deducted.…

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The 2025 Toyota Camry goes all-hybrid and does that matters to Camry shoppers just a little bit higher. Prius owners have to keep those doors locked. And is the U.S.-made three-row Toyota electric SUV a Highlander EV? It’s a range pack of Toyota news today, here at Green Automotive Reports.  In a primary drive of the 2025 Toyota Camry hybrid, we found that the hybrid system blends into the background—identical to the remainder of the automotive, which has now appropriately gone all-hybrid. Available all-wheel drive, its rankings of as much as 51 mpg combined, and a cushty, spacious interior make…

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Which automaker outlined an all-of-the-above electrified approach for the near future, including hybrids, PHEVs, and a 3-row electric SUV? Which luxury brand teased radiant cabin heat for a future electric SUV? That is our look back on the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Automotive Reports—for the week ending March 29, 2024. In a primary drive of the 2025 Honda CR-V e:FCEV, we found it to be well-packaged, roomy, and refined, with a driving experience that’s virtually indistinguishable from that of a battery-electric model. While the vehicle is in top form, the fueling infrastructure just isn’t. Good thing Honda, amongst…

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