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Who Says EV Sales Are Slowing? Tesla, Maybe – But Not GM, Ford, Toyota or the Koreans

Who Says EV Sales Are Slowing? Tesla, Maybe – But Not GM, Ford, Toyota or the Koreans

It’s become conventional wisdom that EV sales are slowing. With one high-profile exception, the latest numbers would tell you quite the opposite is true. As data roll in for June and the second quarter we’re seeing a number of manufacturers reporting solid increases...

Trump Loads Campaign Appearance With False EV Claims

Trump Loads Campaign Appearance With False EV Claims

In years past, Donald Trump has declared he is “all for” EVs, but you’d have a hard time believing it based on the claims made during a weekend campaign rally. Declaring battery power a “hoax,” the presumptive GOP nominee for president insisted there are “no chargers,” and that EVs are so heavy they’d destroy every bridge in the country. He also warned during a stop in Las Vegas that electric boats can’t float, among other problems.

No EV Slowdown for GM, May Brought “Best Month Ever,” Says CEO Barra

No EV Slowdown for GM, May Brought “Best Month Ever,” Says CEO Barra

The growth of the U.S. EV market may be slowing for the auto industry overall, General Motors sales were charged up, according to CEO Mary Barra, who said the automaker had its “best month ever” in May. But the automaker is still ready to adjust its electrification plans.

Virginia Quits “Misguided” California EV Mandate

Virginia Quits “Misguided” California EV Mandate

Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Wednesday that Virginia is walking away from the California electric vehicle mandate which he termed “misguided” and “fundamentally wrong.” Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have adopted the rules which set strict targets for the adoption of zero-emission vehicles, primarily EVs. The move by Youngkin, a Republican, faces legal challenges, however.

Cadillac Likely Won’t Be All-Electric by 2030

Cadillac Likely Won’t Be All-Electric by 2030

Cadillac has backed away from its plan to offer “an all-electric portfolio by 2030,” the luxury brand’s global boss acknowledged Wednesday. While that could yet happen, said General Motors Vice President John Roth, Caddy is likely to continue offering vehicles using internal combustion engines well into the next decade.

Hybrids, EVs Helped Prop Up March Sales – Except for Tesla

Hybrids, EVs Helped Prop Up March Sales – Except for Tesla

It’s become something of conventional wisdom that the EV market is slowing down. And there’s no question that, on a percentage basis, the growth rate for battery-electric vehicles has slowed over the last 12 months. But the market does continue to grow, Kia’s EV sales jumping 151% in March. Ironically, it was the 800-pound gorilla of the battery-electric market, Tesla, where sales fell well short of expectations.

March Auto Sales Look Strong – But Affordability Remains an Issue

March Auto Sales Look Strong – But Affordability Remains an Issue

After an uncertain start, U.S. auto sales showed solid momentum in March, with big gains by Japan’s big three and record numbers from Hyundai – which was charged up by EV demand. But Tesla posted a rare sales slid and GM lost ground during the first quarter. Meanwhile, high transaction prices continue to keep many buyers out of the market.