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Something Funny Is Happening To The World’s Biggest Truck Manufacturer

The fastest way to profit in the car business these days is to say you’re transitioning to all-electric drive and then go public. But it doesn’t always work out like you’d think, as Daimler is figuring out. That and more in The Morning Shift for November 24, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Outdoorsy Wants Drivers To Tow Its Rental Campers With Electric Trucks

Austin-based rental company Outdoorsy is planning to build a fully-electric fleet of trucks to tow its rental trailers, and it’s approached Rivian with an order for 1,000 EVs. This is just another recent report of a rental company showing interest in fully-electric vehicles, which can only bode well for these…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Chevrolet Bolt’s No-Good, Very-Bad Year Is Going From Bad To Worse

2021 was far from a banner year for the Chevrolet Bolt. General Motors recalled every single example on the road — an estimated 141,000 vehicles from model years 2017 to 2022 — after 16 of them caught fire. In a few of those cases, the fires happened after “permanent” software updates had been installed on […]

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Not To Be Left Out, Toyota Wants To Start Making Batteries Too

Toyota’s getting serious about buildin’ batteries, Apple’s getting serious about making a car (again), and Stellantis is getting serious about not selling Chryslers in Australia anymore. All that and more in The Morning Shift for November 19, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Not To Be Left Out, Toyota Wants To Start Making Batteries Too

Toyota’s getting serious about buildin’ batteries, Apple’s getting serious about making a car (again), and Stellantis is getting serious about not selling Chryslers in Australia anymore. All that and more in The Morning Shift for November 19, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Middle Of The United States Is An EV Charging Wasteland

If you had asked me two weeks ago what percent of the United States was currently ready for EV adoption, I’d probably have answered 30-ish. As it sits right now, eight days into a 10-day cross-country EV driving competition, I’m not sure it’s even that high. I was hoping that I would be able to […]

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There’s Only One Thing Wrong With The Nissan Leaf

If there’s one thing to explain how the 2022 Nissan Leaf has become a perfectly viable modern electric car. Grown up from its early days of sub-100 miles of range, it’s that the most egregious thing wrong with it is the armrest. Yes, the armrest.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Dealers Say Salespeople Still Aren’t Ready To Sell EVs

We are entering the age of the electric car, and it sounds like dealers are coming along for the ride, too, even if they are coming along kicking and screaming. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Tesla Decided The Software It Was Testing On Public Roads Wasn’t Safe After All

Ah, the joys of Tesla’s “public beta” of 4,000-pound cars careening around city streets with software that even Elon Musk says has “some issues.” That and more in The Morning Shift for October 25, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Tesla Decided The Software It Was Testing On Public Roads Wasn’t Safe After All

Ah, the joys of Tesla’s “public beta” of 4,000-pound cars careening around city streets with software that even Elon Musk says has “some issues.” That and more in The Morning Shift for October 25, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Ford Thought More Of You Would Flock To Its EV Trucks And Vans

It sounds like Ford’s finding it a little tougher to market electric trucks and vans to commercial buyers than it expected, Tesla’s trying to do the impossible and the Maverick that’s actually worth caring about is delayed. All that and more in this happy Friday edition of your Morning Shift for October 22, 2021.Read more… […]

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Something’s Going On At VW

VW likes talking about one thing: switching to new, flashy EVs. What it doesn’t like talking about (other than the reason why it is switching to EVs) is what’s going on with its conventional cars. All that and more in The Morning Shift for October 20, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Piloting Electric Trucks Through The Heart Of The Mojave

For two teams at the Rebelle Rally, range is more than a marketer’s selling point or a hypothetical limit on potential road trips. Volkswagen and Rivian have both brought EVs to the 1,400 mile off-road navigational rally that has drivers pilot their trucks through the harsh Mojave.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Piloting Electric Trucks Through The Heart Of The Mojave

For two teams at the Rebelle Rally, range is more than a marketer’s selling point or a hypothetical limit on potential road trips. Volkswagen and Rivian have both brought EVs to the 1,400 mile off-road navigational rally that has drivers pilot their trucks through the harsh Mojave.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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What Car Would You Erase From History?

Here at Jalopnik, we celebrate the car in all its guises. From video game vehicles to real life exotics, we love to talk about anything with wheels and a motor. But sometimes, believe it or not, cars can be bad. So with that in mind, is there a car that you’d like to erased from […]

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Land Energy Could Make A Capable Lightweight Electric Motorcycle For The Trail

A new EV startup is developing a couple of electric motorcycles which could prove to be trail-worthy, courtesy of their low weight and swappable battery packs. The company, Land Energy, is working on a line of modular two-wheelers that can be ridden as either an e-bicycle or a full-on electric motorcycle, complete…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Land Energy Could Make A Capable Lightweight Electric Motorcycle For The Trail

A new EV startup is developing a couple of electric motorcycles which could prove to be trail-worthy, courtesy of their low weight and swappable battery packs. The company, Land Energy, is working on a line of modular two-wheelers that can be ridden as either an e-bicycle or a full-on electric motorcycle, complete…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Foreign Automakers Are Still Pretty Salty About The Proposed Union EV Tax Credit

As part of a $3.5 trillion spending bill that is still unpassed in Congress, Democrats have proposed boosting tax credits for EVs up to $12,500, with $4,500 of that for union-made electric cars. This would obviously benefit the only unionized automakers in the U.S., which are the Big Three. Other automakers aren’t so…Read more… Continue […]

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A Tesla Bricking Itself On The Highway Is A Reminder That Electric Cars Need To Solve Their Neutral Problem

Cars break down.We all know this is true. As someone with decades of experience driving barely-operable shitboxes, I have lived this truth many times over. One saving grace of dealing with broken down cars is that they’re almost always still able to roll, the bare, absolute minimum you can expect from a car, and as…Read […]

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The Chevy Bolt Fire Thing Has Really Been A Disaster For GM

Auto sales are bad in Europe, Rivian wants to raise billions more, and the Chevy Bolt fire thing sure seems bad. All that and more in The Morning Shift for September 16, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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