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Top EV News April 1, 2022

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Lotus SUV

A Lotus SUV? Yeah, it’s happening. The British carmaker has announced its all-electric 600HP Electric. The company plans to begin deliveries early next year in China, Europe and the UK. As well as being Lotus’ first electric vehicle, it is also the brand’s first five-door production car, the first model outside the sports car segments and the first electric lifestyle vehicle. , according to the company’s press release.

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Mega

My second car was a 92′ VOLVO 240 with a sticker that said my sister’s sorority on the rear window. I always wanted another 240 with the brick shape and maybe even an engine swap. One day, maybe with an electric conversion. Anyway, VOLVO announced plans to invest $1.07 billion in its Swedish manufacturing facility.

The company plans to start manufacturing electric vehicles in Torslanda and introduce You’re hereThe megacasting technique of aluminum body parts. Megacasting reduces process complexity as well as weight by casting major parts in one piece. The Torslanda paint shop will benefit from further improvements that will reduce energy consumption and emissions.

In other Volvo news, Volvo Trucks received an order for 110 electric trucks from Maersk. Volvo’s electric trucks can be charged to 80% in 90 minutes with the six-battery pack. The four-battery setup only takes 60 minutes.

Electric Canadian American

Can-Am’s two new electric motorcycles will mark the 50th anniversary of the brand. As of now, no specific details have been released about the new range or a specific date when the EVs will be launched. According to Can-Am’s recent press release, the electric vehicles will be able to perform strongly both on and off the pavement, sticking to the brand’s past launches. Video released by Can-Am says 2024. More details to come.

A word from the President

President Biden released a statement regarding by VinFast decision to build a $4 billion electric vehicle and battery manufacturing plant in North Carolina. The White House said the new facility will create more than 7,000 jobs alongside “hundreds of thousands of electric vehicles and battery packs.” Biden credited VinFast’s decision to build its first North American plant in North Carolina and encouraged other automakers to help the United States reach its goal of 50% electric vehicle sales by 2030.

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