Tesla Backs Off Goal Of Building 20 Million Cars A Year By 2030

Good morning! It’s Friday, May 24, 2024, and this is The Morning Shift, your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. Tesla Had A Very Interesting Week 1st Gear: Production Is Waning At Tesla Tesla is having a right … Read more

GM Hopes A Clutch Pedal Is Enough To Make Enthusiasts Buy EVs

After worries about charging and range anxiety, the biggest issue many car fans have with electric vehicles is that they’re no fun to drive. They argue that one-pedal driving, regenerative braking and no real gearbox to play with makes them soulless. Now, General Motors is hoping to change that and convert you to its electric … Read more

Ashok Leyland to unveil 5-6 new products under LCV segment: MD

Chennai: Hinduja Group flagship company Ashok Leyland has lined up 5-6 product launches this year in the light commercial vehicle segment, a top official said here on Friday. The city-based medium and heavy commercial vehicle maker has earmarked Rs 500 to Rs 700 crore as Capital Expenditure for this financial year, Managing Director and CEO … Read more

Elon Musk: I’m against tax incentives for EVs

Tesla founder Elon Musk told tech investors in Paris on Thursday he opposed U.S. tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles (EVs), an about-face from his January warning that trade barriers were needed or China would “demolish most other car companies in the world.” On Thursday, Musk said he did not favour measures that distorted the market. … Read more

Chevy Is Betting Big On EVs, Right As Everyone Else Retreats

Chevrolet is decidedly very late to the electric vehicle game. Cars that should have been out a while ago, like the Silverado EV and Equinox EV are just starting to show up at dealerships now, and its rollout of the Blazer EV has been anything but smooth. It means Chevy is well behind other automakers … Read more

Electric Vehicles Are Three Times More Likely To Hit Pedestrians Than Gas Cars

An analysis of British road traffic accidents in a recent study concluded that battery electric vehicles and hybrids are significantly more likely to strike pedestrians than gas or diesel vehicles. According to data compiled from 32 billion miles of BEV and HEV travel and over 3 trillion miles traveled in gas and diesel vehicles, the … Read more

There’s A Human Rights Abuse Problem In The EV Industry

While electric vehicles may be (theoretically) better for the environment than internal combustion-powered cars, the mining of minerals used to make their batteries is overrun with allegations of human abuse. A nonprofit called the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre recently posted a report that shows widespread human rights violations, and automakers just keep on … Read more

Tesla Registrations Continue Falling But That Won’t Stop It Dominating EV Sales

Good morning! It’s Friday, May 17, 2024, and this is The Morning Shift, your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. Tesla Had A Very Interesting Week 1st Gear: Tesla Sales Drop Another 12 Percent Tesla might have had … Read more

Tesla Cybertruck Is Already The Second Most Popular Electric Truck On The Market

Good morning! It’s Thursday, May 16, 2024, and this is The Morning Shift, your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. Tesla’s Cybertruck Has Finally Arrived 1st Gear: Cybertruck Already Beating Out Electric Truck Mainstays The Tesla Cybertruck is … Read more

As EV battery push continues, Trudeau expected to announce new plant – National

The federal and Ontario governments are set to make “an important automotive announcement” which is expected to be that Canada’s first lithium ion separator plant will be built in Port Colborne, Ont. As first reported by iPolitics, Japanese company Asahi Kasei said on April 25 that it will build a lithium ion separator plant — … Read more