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We visited a futuristic microfactory for Arrival, the $11 billion electric van maker ripping up the Tesla playbook

Arrival's approach to manufacturing is dramatically different to that of its traditional peers.

Honda Commits to Selling Only EVs and Fuel-Cell Vehicles by 2040

Honda and Acura crossovers on GM's Ultium battery platform will arrive in 2023, and Honda will introduce its own EV platform later called e:Architecture.

GM’s second $2.3B battery plant with LG Chem to open in late 2023

GM and LG Chem announced Friday plans to build a second U.S. battery cell factory — a $2.3 billion facility in Spring Hill, Tennessee that will supply the automaker with the cells needed for the 30 electric vehicle models it plans to launch by mid decade.

The irresistible momentum behind clean, electric, connected mobility: Four key trends

Mobility’s future is visible in the increasing support of capital markets, the demands of Chinese consumers, the effort to slow climate change, and the new skills automakers will need to deal with these shifts.

U.S. senators press Biden to set end date for gas-powered car sales

California’s two U.S. senators are urging President Joe Biden to set a firm date to phase-out gas-powered passenger vehicles as the White House grapples with how to rewrite vehicle emissions rules slashed under President Donald Trump.

VW brand to halt combustion engine development

Following Audi’s lead, the Volkswagen brand VW no longer intends to develop new combustion engines. Further developments of the existing units would suffice, according to CEO Ralf Brandstätter, before VW is to become mostly electric.

This tiny car beat Tesla’s Model 3 as the best-selling EV in the world for January and February

China-based Wuling sold over 56,000 Hong Guang Mini EVs in the first two months of 2021.

Federal investigators blast Tesla, call for stricter safety standards

NTSB blames NHTSA and Tesla for a deadly 2019 Autopilot crash in Florida.

Apple could reportedly make the Apple Car without a big-name automaker as negotiations hit speed bumps

The company could use a contract manufacturer to assemble its cars, while sourcing its own parts.