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Charging ecosystem for Mercedes EQS: Plug & Charge support, offsets for renewable energy

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQSMercedes-Benz on Thursday released more details on charging for its 2022 EQS flagship electric luxury sedan. The automaker hopes to build a brand-specific ecosystem of services that can later be used for other Mercedes EVs. The EQS will support the Plug & Charge standard, which allows drivers to simply plug in at a public station to start...

Mazda plans dedicated EV platform in 2025, other EVs and plug-in hybrids before then

2022 Mazda MX-30In a major change of tack, Mazda on Thursday announced a large-scale electrification strategy, including plans for a dedicated EV platform by 2025, and other electrified models before then. Mazda has attempted to keep pace with stricter global emissions standards by increasing the efficiency of its internal-combustion engines, but now it seems the...

Quirky Canoo EVs set for Oklahoma production in 2022, subscription model played down

Canoo Lifestyle VehicleCalifornia-based Canoo announced on Thursday that it plans to use Netherlands’ VDL Nedcar as its contract manufacturing partner. Even more importantly, perhaps, in an event running through much about the company’s business model and intended products, it covered the present state of its much-evolved business model. Nedcar has already...

GM battery factories, hydrogen BMW X5, Honda Clarity sunset, Toyota’s far-off EV future: Today’s Car News

L.A. Auto Show: Toyota RAV4 EV teasersGM is adding more battery factories and upping investment, as Toyota says it’s too early to focus on EVs. The Honda Clarity lineup is at the end of the road. And BMW’s hydrogen-powered X5 hits the road for testing. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Honda has confirmed that its Clarity Plug-In Hybrid and Clarity Fuel Cell are on...

BMW readies its hydrogen fuel-cell X5 due in 2022

BMW i Hydrogen Next testingThe BMW i Hydrogen Next, a hydrogen fuel-cell version of the BMW X5 crossover SUV, has started testing on European roads ahead of a small-batch production run in 2022, the automaker said Wednesday in a press release. First seen at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, the hydrogen SUV marries a Toyota fuel-cell stack with fifth-generation electric-motor...
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