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Lucid Trimming Jobs – And More Cuts Are Coming in the EV Sector

Lucid Trimming Jobs – And More Cuts Are Coming in the EV Sector

Struggling battery-electric start-up Lucid Group will cut 400 jobs as it tries to slash mounting financial woes. It’s far from the only EV manufacturer responding to slowing sales growth by trimming its workforce, however. And still more cuts are expected to follow in the months ahead.

Rivian Slashes 10% of Salaried Staff, Trims Production as EV Sales Growth Slows

Rivian Slashes 10% of Salaried Staff, Trims Production as EV Sales Growth Slows

Rivian announced it will slash both its corporate staff and production this year after reporting more than $1.5 billion in losses for the final three months of 2023. Even as it prepares to unveil an entirely new family of battery-electric vehicles, CEO RJ Scaringe warned the nascent automaker “is not immune” to the headwinds battering the U.S. EV market after four years of record growth. Separately, EV startup Lucid also forecast flattening sales after reporting worsening losses.

Sales Growth Slowing, Biden Administration May Delay EV Mandates

Sales Growth Slowing, Biden Administration May Delay EV Mandates

Facing slowing sales growth — and pressure from automakers and their dealers — the Environmental Protection Agency may delay proposed emissions rules that would require EVs to account for as much as two-thirds of the new vehicles sold in the U.S. by 2032. The move would provide more time to address issues blamed for slowing adoption, including the high cost of EVs, as well as the lack of a robust public charging network.