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Mercedes-Benz partners with Stellantis to make battery cells for electric cars

Mercedes-Benz announced today that it will join Stellantis and Total Energies as equal partners in Automotive Cells Company (ACC) to make battery cells for electric cars. Earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz announced plans to go all-electric by 2030. In order to achieve that, they are going to have to secure a lot of batteries, and at …

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Driving Rivian R1T Off Road: Ram TRX & F-150 Raptor Are No Match

Overlanding, anyone? How about rustic camping? Perhaps there’s some deep water to tackle? No matter what the conditions, electric trucks like the Rivian R1T are simply better-equipped to leave the pavement and tough it out. MotorTrend says after driving the R1T (and Ram TRX) off-road, it “will be difficult to return to conventional gasoline vehicles for …

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WM Motor W6’s Self-Parking Tech Is Very Advanced, Not That Useful

The WM Motor W6 (until recently known as the Weltmeister W6) is one of the many battery electric SUVs that have flooded the Chinese market recently. It’s built by WM Motor, a Shanghai-based automaker specializing in electric vehicles that has the backing of China’s tech giants Baidu and Tencent. Actually, the W6 mid-size SUV was …

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Tesla Presses US To Boost Vehicle Fuel Economy Requirements

A recent Automotive News report claims Tesla is pushing the Biden Administration, as well as a US appeals court, to initiate penalties for automakers that fail to comply with fuel economy requirements. Reportedly, the US-based electric automaker already had a virtual meeting with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on August 30, 2021. Prior to that, …

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GM motor details, Ford battery recycling, Lotus’ lightweight EV platform: Today’s Car News

General Motors outlined what will help give its upcoming Ultium motors and drive systems efficiency and performance. Lotus shows off its upcoming lightweight EV platform. And Ford is thinking big about battery recycling. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.  Ford is partnering with Tesla co-founder JB Straubel’s Redwood Materials for battery recycling. It …

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Workhorse’s new CEO halts electric van deliveries and recalls others over safety concerns

Workhorse Group has announced an immediate halt to all sales and deliveries of its C-1000 electric truck, citing that it found a previous report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) unreliable. In addition to frozen sales, Workhorse announced it will recall 41 electric vans that have already been delivered to customers. Workhorse Group …

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Self-proclaimed ‘Elon Musk fanboy’ builds Tesla (TSLA) position worth over $4.6 billion

A self-proclaimed ‘Elon Musk fanboy’ has managed to accumulate a Tesla (TSLA) position worth over $4 billion. He has been keeping a relatively low profile, until now. Despite his incredible wealth, Koguan Leo has managed to stay under the radar. A Google search won’t bring up a lot other than that he is a graduate …

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