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GM motor details, Ford battery recycling, Lotus’ lightweight EV platform: Today’s Car News

Ultium EV platform - GMC Hummer EVGeneral Motors outlined what will help give its upcoming Ultium motors and drive systems efficiency and performance. Lotus shows off its upcoming lightweight EV platform. And Ford is thinking big about battery recycling. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Ford is partnering with Tesla co-founder JB Straubel’s Redwood Materials for...

Lotus reveals lightweight basis for electric sports car, other future EVs

Lotus E-Sports platform (Project LEVA) for short-wheelbase electric sports carsLotus on Tuesday revealed the platform for a planned electric sports car, codenamed Type 135, due in 2026. Following Lotus founder Colin Chapman's maxim "simplify, and add lightness," the new platform emphasizes weight reduction. Known internally as E-Sport, the new platform was developed through Project LEVA (Lightweight Electric Vehicle...

Aiming for circular supply chain, Ford partners with former Tesla co-founder's company

Redwood MaterialsFord on Wednesday announced plans to partner with Tesla co-founder J.B. Straubel's Redwood Materials on battery recycling. The plan is for recycled materials to be fed back into the United States EV battery supply chain, creating a so-called "closed loop," according to a Ford press release. This reduces costs, as well as the overall environmental...

GM details Ultium EV motor family, enabling more range without bigger batteries

Possible electric Chevrolet Camaro in GM Ultium teaser videoGeneral Motors on Tuesday revealed more about the motors and propulsion systems that will power a generation of Ultium-based electric vehicles. Motor design and efficiency is an unsung hero in the drive for pushing EV range higher without having to upsize the battery—and the demand on charging infrastructure—so GM’s...

Report: Honda Prologue electric SUV planned for 70,000 annual US sales

2022 Honda CR-V HybridHonda on Monday announced United States sales targets for the Prologue, an upcoming electric SUV that will use General Motors' Ultium hardware. The automaker said in a press release that it will initially target 70,000 annual sales for the Prologue when it launches in 2024. However, the Prologue won't be available nationwide, at least not right...
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