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Why are EVs still so expensive? It's all about the battery.

Sep 9, 2022
GM is launching an electric version of its Chevy Equinox SUV with a price tag that starts around $30,000. It's hoping to reach a broader market.
The batteries that power EVs — while cheaper than they used to be — remain stubbornly expensive compared to internal combustion engines.
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Will the electric grid be able to power EVs — and everything else?

Sep 6, 2022
As California accelerates EV adoption, the heat wave is a reminder that the grid powers air conditioning and other ways to deal with climate change.
If all cars in California were electric, the state would need to produce around 50% more electricity, according to one estimate. Above, a driver charges his vehicle in Monterey Park.
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Will Florida's improved EV infrastructure convince more people to buy electric vehicles?

Aug 10, 2022
Florida Power & Light is installing more than 1,000 charging ports across the state. Most will be Level 2 — slow chargers.
Florida Power & Light's Evolution fast chargers at Turnpike Plaza in West Palm Beach, Florida, in December 2020.
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Senate climate bill includes incentives for new and used EVs

Jul 28, 2022
Demand for clean vehicles is strong in the U.S., but manufacturers are still hampered by supply chain issues.
The new bill would offer tax incentives for electric vehicle purchases to people who make $150,000 or less annually. Above, a Tesla charging station in Pasadena, California.
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Who will buy Cadillac's $300,000 EV?

Jun 27, 2022
The limited-edition, electric Celestiq is expected to carry a very, very high-end price tag. It might help Cadillac refresh its image.
Cadillac could become a rival to Telsa in the high-end electric vehicle market.
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To convince more drivers to go electric, the Biden administration wants chargers that work for all EVs

Jun 9, 2022
Currently, there is no standard charging infrastructure. Creating a universal charger could be key to getting more people to go electric.
The push toward electrification is on. But what does that mean for the US?
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Roadtripping in an electric vehicle has its challenges, but is getting easier

May 30, 2022
With gas prices reaching all-time highs for the holiday weekend, the prospect of going electric has never been more attractive.
The push toward electrification is on. But is the U.S. equipped to keep up with EV production demands?
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Why carmakers are pouring billions into new electric vehicle battery factories

May 25, 2022
It's all about controlling the supply chain.
Ford announced 3,000 job cuts Monday as the automaker shifts focus to connected and electric vehicles.
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Car buffs want to turn classic rides into EVs. These Southern California businesses are making it happen.

May 19, 2022
Electrifying classic cars could cut exhaust emissions and reduce the number of cars that end up landfills.
A gas-powered Ford Bronco is being converted to an electric vehicle at Zero Labs in Los Angeles.
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High gas prices haven't prompted a spike in EV sales. Besides, there's still an EV shortage.

Mar 15, 2022
Analysts expect drivers to switch sooner or later. But pump prices alone won't drive them to.
While automakers are investing in alternative-fuel vehicles, they’re likely betting that the demand shift to electric vehicles will be more gradual.
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