Author: Bengt Halvorson

Michelin doesn’t want you to buy as many EV tires

Genesis GV60, with Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model 3. -  Michelin at Sonoma RacewayThe tire maker Michelin provides original-equipment tires for seven out of 10 EVs sold in the U.S. And yet it acknowledges that EV drivers shouldn’t be buying as many tires as they are. It’s a technology challenge on multiple fronts. EVs wear through tires quicker, as they weigh more and their torque-rich motor systems tear away more...

EV market share fell in Q1, in a dearth of affordable models

2023 Chevrolet Bolt EVU.S. EV and hybrid sales fell in the first quarter of the year, according to a Tuesday update from the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). Sales of battery electric vehicles (full EVs) dropped to 7.0% of overall light vehicle sales in the first quarter of 2024 from 8.1% in the previous quarter. Nationally, sales...

Biden hikes tariffs to keep Chinese EVs out

BYD Dolphin EV -  Euro specThe Biden administration on Tuesday took a serious protectionist stance, revealing sweeping tariff hikes affecting $18 billion of Chinese imports, with electric vehicles and their supply chain at the core. Specifically, tariffs on electric vehicles rise from 25% to 100% this year. The hikes aren’t just on finished EVs, but on critical...

Kia confirms EV3 for May 23 reveal, arrival in late 2024

Kia EV3 teaser for production-bound EVKia on Tuesday confirmed that its compact EV3 electric SUV will go on sale later this year. The production-bound EV3 is due to make its debut on May 23 and will in its shift from a concept vehicle to a production-bound one arrive “comprehensively equipped,” according to Kia, while also offering “outstanding performance through...