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EVs near a fifth of California sales: Is Tesla's lead shrinking?

California EV sales increased again in 2022, with Tesla once again taking the lead. But could other automakers' expanded EV sales threaten Tesla's top-dog status? Firstly, 2022 was another good year for zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) sales in California. This week, the California Energy Commission (CEC) reported 345,818 new light-duty ZEV sales for...

Aptera details, Civic Hybrid, Polestar 2, Tesla Gigafactory boost: The Week in Reverse

Which automaker is reportedly considering a pivot to cylindrical cells for future EVs? Which EV maker is Uber partnering with for a vehicle specifically for ride-hailing? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending Friday, January 27, 2023. Tesla announced a $3.6 billion expansion of...

Audi Activesphere concept, Toyota EV platform, tax-credit dissent: Today’s Car News

Audi reveals an electric pickup, of sorts. Toyota reportedly commits to a dedicated EV platform, but it’s years off. And a Senator says the new EV tax credit isn’t being enacted according to the law. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The green light has reportedly been given to a dedicated Toyota EV platform—like...

Manchin seeks to delay EV tax credits so they can follow the law

Senator Joe Manchin this week introduced a bill seeking to delay federal EV tax credits, claiming the Treasury Department isn't adhering to recently enacted rules. The federal tax credit of up to $7,500 for qualifying vehicles was re-upped under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) passed last year, but with added requirements including one that EVs...

Report: Toyota dedicated EV platform may be five years off

In what would be a major strategy shift, Toyota is considering a dedicated EV platform similar to what other automakers have to compete more effectively with Tesla, The Asahi Shimbun reported this week. However, Toyota doesn't plan to deploy this platform until 2027 or 2028, when it believes consumer demand for EVs will be sufficient to warrant...

Activesphere concept imagines a stylish electric Audi Allroad pickup

Audi has saved the most intriguing—and arguably, most American—of its four sphere concepts for last: an electric pickup. Well, sort of. The Activesphere concept is “a master of metamorphosis,” as Audi puts it—a coupelike hatchback with an elongated roofline, in which the entire rear section folds horizontally, then...

Tesla Gigafactory boost, Semi and future product, GM batteries: Today’s Car News

Cylindrical batteries are being considered by GM, according to a report from South Korea. Tesla is ramping up its new battery cells in Nevada for much more than the Semi. And will Tesla tease more about a Robovan, a Model 2, or something completely different in just over a month? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Tesla announced a $3.6...

Report: GM mulling cylindrical cells for future EVs

In a potentially significant shift for the Detroit automaker, General Motors is considering cylindrical battery cells for future EVs, according to TheElec, a battery-focused South Korean trade publication. GM has favored pouch cells created with South Korean supplier LG Energy Solution, but could switch to the 4680-format cylindrical cells used by...

Tesla teases product roadmap March 1: Robovan, Cyberwagon, Model 2?

Tesla has a number of other future products under development, it teased on Wednesday, as part of its quarterly update for investors. And while there’s no guarantee we’ll get an update on persistent rumors like the affordable Model 2, some of those upcoming products may be revealed as part of a March 1 Investor Day. With scaled-up Semi...

Tesla's Nevada Gigafactory expansion: Batteries for 1.5M EVs annually

Tesla has confirmed a $3.6 billion expansion of its Nevada battery "Gigafactory" that the company claims will supply over one million EVs annually. The investment will add 3,000 new jobs and two new factories at the Sparks, Nevada, site, Tesla said in what reads as a press release—with a few more details confirmed as part of Tesla's...

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