Even Ford Is Walking Back Its EV Plans In Europe Now

Europe-only Ford Explorer EV Image: Ford It wasn’t all that long ago, February of 2021 in fact, that Ford Europe announced it was “all-in on EVs.” It planned to invest $2 billion to transform the Cologne, Germany plant into an electric car production giant. The plan had stepping stones toward a fully electric 2030, including … Read more

The New Toyota Prius Will Drift

The Toyota Prius has acted as the punchline in most automotive jokes since its U.S. introduction in 2001, but the fifth-generation Prius has flipped the script. Jalopnik’s own Andy Kalmowitz even said he “immediately fell in love with it” on his first drive in December of 2022, and knowing Andy, that’s high praise. Though I … Read more

Costco Members Can Get Up To $2,000 In Coupons To Use On A New Car

Costco is known for its massive warehouses full of bulk consumer products and well-priced appliances, but nestled between discounted 24-packs of paper towel and giant boxes of trail mix, you’ll find something even better; cars. New York Joins California, Banning Non-Electric Vehicles After 2035 Costco members are eligible for discounts on new cars, which is … Read more

Unsold Chinese EVs Are Piling Up At Ports

Good morning! It’s Wednesday, April 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. The Toyota CH-R Is Dead in America 1st Gear: Ports Are Filling With Unsold Cars, Mostly From China … Read more

This Lamp Post Could Be The EV Charging Fix The World Needs

Image: Voltpost Perhaps the largest hurdle for adoption of electric vehicles in the U.S. market right now is a lack of competent charging infrastructure. For those of us in a living situation that has dedicated garage space, charging is hardly an issue. We pull in, plug in, and barely ever have to worry about it. … Read more

Ford Delays New Electric Vehicles As Sales Falter, Joins Pivot To Hybrids Instead

Good morning! It’s Friday, April 5, 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. Volvo’s Newest EV Is The Cheapest Volvo You Can Buy In The U.S. 1st Gear: Ford Delays New … Read more

People Really Want Hyundai’s Cool, Affordable Ioniq EVs

Despite some of the things you may read online, demand for electric cars both in the U.S. and globally is at an all-time high, and sales are increasing exponentially. More than one million EVs were sold here in 2023, and the price premium versus gas cars is lessening. While many new EVs are big hulking … Read more

Elon Musk Is Turning Off Would-Be Tesla Buyers

Good morning! It’s Monday, April 1, 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. Walter Isaacson On Elon Musk(s) 1st Gear: Elon Musk Scares Off Potential Tesla Owners Elon Musk is turning … Read more

Plug-In Hybrid Sales Are Outpacing EVs

Good morning! It’s Friday, March 22, 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. New York Joins California, Banning Non-Electric Vehicles After 2035 1st Gear: Plug-In Hybrids Are Outpacing EV Sales Electric … Read more

American Automakers Doing What They Can To Avoid Building EVs

Happy Friday! It’s March 15, 2024 — the Ides of March — 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. GM Just Cant Seem To Quit The Chevy Bolt 1st Gear: U.S. Automakers … Read more