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Ford Choosing Euro Transmission Plant To Build EV Powertrains

According to Automotive News, sources familiar with the matter have stated that Ford is in the final stages of choosing which of its European transmission factories will produce electric vehicle powertrains.  The sources say Ford is down to a choice between a facility in Cologne, Germany, or another in Halewood, England. The Cologne plant would make plenty …

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EV tax credit boost: At up to $12,500, here’s how the two versions compare

An expansion of the EV tax credit, which has seen bipartisan support before, has been on President Biden’s CO2-cutting tasklist since before he was elected. Now, as part of a massive $3.5 trillion reconciliation spending bill, the credit faces an uncertain future. The expanded credit, earlier in the year seen as a shoo-in for one …

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EV tax credit union boost, Hyundai Tucson PHEV pricing, BMW EV range: Today’s Car News

The Hyundai Tucson Plug-In Hybrid beats the RAV4 Prime on affordability. BMW is sitting out the race for more mass-market EV range. And controversy swirls over a boost being given to unions as part of the EV tax credit. We help break down why. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.  A revamped version …

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2022 Hyundai Tucson Plug-In Hybrid pricing undercuts Toyota RAV4 Prime

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson Plug-In Hybrid doesn’t match up to the Toyota RAV4 Prime in electric range or gas mileage, but it does undercut the Toyota in price. First spotted by CarsDirect, the Tucson Plug-In Hybrid will start at $35,975 (including a mandatory $1,225 destination charge) for the base SEL trim level. The fancier Limited …

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is confident the chip shortage will be solved short term

Tesla CEO Elon Musk disclosed that he is confident the chip shortage is going to be solved in the short term, despite many disagreeing. The pandemic has resulted in an increased demand for many electronics and computers that the supply chain couldn’t handle, especially the semiconductor industry. This microchip shortage, in turn, affected the automotive …

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EGEB: Two Arizona companies partner to ramp up EV truck, battery production

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Two Arizona-based companies team up to produce batteries and convert truck fleets to electric. US hydropower generation is forecast to decline 14% in 2021 as a result of drought. UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. …

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