The federal EV charging community begins to take kind with 35 state plans accepted and funded. Ford is giving its dealerships a selection on promoting EVs, however it means non-negotiable pricing. And will a dual-chemistry method to EV batteries make a 600-mile vary extra accessible? This and extra, right here at Inexperienced Automotive Stories.
Ford has unveiled new guidelines for promoting EVs beneath its Mannequin E enterprise unit, and so they imply that, not less than beginning in 2024, markups and haggling on Ford EVs may be historical past. Sellers now face a choice between two tiers of EV gross sales, each round non-negotiable pricing, or they’ll select to decide out and hold promoting Ford’s ICE automobiles.
The Biden administration yesterday introduced that 35 states’ charging plans have been accepted, towards the $7.5 billion nationwide EV charging community. These states at the moment are good to begin putting in stations, on the best way to a community that may doubtlessly embrace 500,000 chargers.
And the charging agency Our Subsequent Power (ONE) has revealed the cell tech behind the dual-chemistry battery pack it’s claiming may be the muse for 600-mile EVs, even within the type of vans and SUVs. Its Gemini dual-chemistry setup will mix an anode-free chemistry with lithium-iron phosphate (LFP) cells, combining two cell varieties with some very totally different attributes.