California’s Lucid is elevating costs, and ramping up manufacturing. The apps from automakers aren’t fully delivering on charging performance. And Volta, with its futuristic-looking vehicles, is coming to the U.S. This and extra, right here at Inexperienced Automobile Studies.
Lucid, the EV maker primarily based in California and making its vehicles in Arizona, introduced a value hike of as much as $15,000 on its automobiles. Not like Rivian and that firm’s current blunder, Lucid prolonged the unique pricing to all of its present (greater than 30,000) reservation-holders plus anybody reserving earlier than June 1.
Volta Vehicles, the Sweden-based firm with some very futuristic commercial-truck designs, introduced plans Thursday to enter the U.S. market with a producing companion. That may result in U.S. manufacturing in 2024 or 2025, and within the meantime it’s deploying a pilot fleet of 100 vehicles primarily based in California.
And based on a research from J.D. Energy, EV homeowners are more and more utilizing automaker smartphone apps to handle the charging of their automobiles—but they’re not fully pleased with how these apps work. And surprisingly, some tech-savvy corporations together with Rivian and Lucid had been lacking what are seen as some key options.