California’s Lucid is elevating prices, and ramping up creation. The apps from automakers are not fully providing on charging features. And Volta, with its futuristic-wanting vans, is coming to the U.S. This and extra, listed here at Environmentally friendly Motor vehicle Studies.
Lucid, the EV maker based mostly in California and creating its vehicles in Arizona, announced a price tag hike of up to $15,000 on its motor vehicles. As opposed to Rivian and that company’s recent blunder, Lucid extended the first pricing to all of its present (far more than 30,000) reservation-holders in addition any person reserving prior to June 1.
Volta Vehicles, the Sweden-dependent organization with some pretty futuristic business-truck layouts, declared designs Thursday to enter the U.S. sector with a production companion. That will lead to U.S. production in 2024 or 2025, and in the meantime it is deploying a pilot fleet of 100 trucks primarily based in California.
And in accordance to a research from J.D. Power, EV entrepreneurs are increasingly employing automaker smartphone applications to control the charging of their vehicles—yet they’re not entirely joyful with how these applications get the job done. And incredibly, some tech-savvy organizations including Rivian and Lucid have been lacking what are observed as some vital characteristics.