‘Next-gen’ USPS vehicles can use gas or electric motors

  • February 23, 2021
The US Postal Service plans to have a new mail van on American roads by 2023. A new contract will see Oshkosh Defense manufacture between 50,000 and 165,000 "Next Generation Delivery Vehicles" for the agency over the next 10 years. The vehi…

Tesla stops taking orders for the entry-level Model Y

  • February 21, 2021
We hope you didn't have your heart set on that brand new Standard Range Model Y. As Electrek has learned, Tesla has quietly stopped taking orders for the 'entry' version of the electric crossover mere weeks after launching it. At the mome…

VW will start making an ID.5 electric SUV ‘coupe’ later in 2021

  • February 20, 2021
VW will have a quick follow-up to its ID.4 electric SUV, at least in some parts of the world. As The Verge notes, VW has confirmed it will start mass production of an ID.5 SUV "coupe" in Germany sometime in the second half of 2021. A pilot…

Mercedes-Benz won’t sell the EQC in the US ‘for now’

  • February 15, 2021
Mercedes-Benz has abandoned plans to release its EQC crossover in the US, at least for the time being. "Following a comprehensive review of market developments, the EQC will not be offered in the United States for now," a spokesperson for a…

Chevy’s 2022 Bolt EV redesign includes an entirely new model

  • February 14, 2021
We were smitten with the Chevy Bolt EV when it debuted back in 2017, perhaps ignoring the battery recall. But the 2022 model year’s redesign isn’t just an update to the Bolt EV’s features and capabilities, it includes a new, compact SUV-sized variant…

VW is ‘not afraid’ of an Apple car

  • February 14, 2021
If Apple does go ahead with an electric car, Volkswagen won't be too worried about it. According to Reuters, VW chief Herbert Diess told Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung in an interview that his company was "not afraid" of an Appl…

Bloomberg: Apple car talks with Hyundai/Kia are ‘paused’

  • February 6, 2021
Ready for another wrinkle in the rumors around Apple’s Project Titan automotive efforts? A report by Bloomberg says that despite (or perhaps because of) all the information leaking out about a possible deal between Apple and Hyundai/Kia, talks have “…

Hyundai said to be ‘agonizing’ over Apple’s electric car

  • January 30, 2021
Hyundai might not be in a rush to make Apple’s electric car despite reports of a tentative deal. Reuters sources claim Hyundai executives are “agonizing” over how the company will cooperate with Apple, or whether or not it’s a wise idea in the first…

Ford delays some Mustang Mach-E orders over ‘quality checks’

  • January 16, 2021
Ford technically started Mustang Mach-E deliveries in December, but some drivers will have to wait considerably longer. Electrek has learned that Ford has delayed several hundred deliveries of the electric crossover by up to a month for “additional q…

Watch Sony test drive its Vision-S prototype on public roads

  • January 11, 2021
Partway through last year, Sony’s Vision-S electric vehicle went from a mere prototype to something the company said it wanted to bring closer to reality. In July, Sony announced it planned to start testing the vehicle on public roads by the end of 2…