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Jameson Dow

Jameson has been driving electric vehicles since 2009 and has been writing about them and clean energy for electrek.co since 2016.

You can contact him at jamie@electrek.co

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September 23

Drive Electric Week kicks off today with nearly 300 online and in-person events celebrating electric vehicles. Events will be held for the next two weekends, from September 23 through October 2, in the US, Canada, and Mexico.

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September 19

Kia will start producing electric vehicles in the United States starting in 2024 in order to qualify for new EV tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act, according to Korean news outlets Maeli Business News and SBS.

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September 12

Audi PB 18 electric concept
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Audi is working an all-electric successor to its R8 supercar to be released around “mid-decade,” according to a new report from Autocar. While the new EV won’t carry the R8 name, it will hold the spot at the top of the Audi lineup with higher performance than the e-tron GT.

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September 1

California has passed a series of climate bills setting a 2045 net-zero carbon goal, establishing carbon capture guidelines, banning new oil wells from residential areas, extending the timeline to keep Diablo Canyon Nuclear plant open for another five years, and more.

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August 27

The Rivian R1T has been out to the public for months now, and the R1S has seen several employee deliveries. But this week we saw the first non-employee customer deliveries of the new R1S SUV.

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August 25

The California Air Resources Board voted unanimously today to implement perhaps its most significant regulation ever – the Advanced Clean Cars II regulation, which officially implements a planned ban on new gas car sales beginning in 2035 and could shake up the entire US auto market.

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Toyota is at it again, claiming that there’s not enough demand in the United States for electric vehicles – most of which are currently suffering from months of backlog in the United States due to high demand. Even their own bZ4X has a waiting list because, well, the wheels keep falling off.

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August 24

After selling only 8 units last month and 505 in total, the 2022 Mazda MX-30 is now officially sold out in the US. But will it even come back next year, or is that the last we’ll see of this EV? And if it is the end of the BEV model – will an upcoming PHEV model fare better?

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August 21

Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving” software, which currently costs $12k, will get a $3k price hike to $15k on September 5 in North America, coinciding with the wide release of the 10.69.2 Beta update. The early release version has just started rolling out to beta testers, and results are coming in to give us a sense of whether this update is worth the price increase.

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August 19

Meyers has started taking deposits for its upcoming electric dune buggy, the Meyers Manx 2.0, which is slated to ship in 2024. The company is also taking interest in a 2023 “beta program” for 50 early buyers who will help provide feedback before full production.

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August 18

Tesla has stopped taking reservations for the upcoming Tesla Semi, which is slated to release later this year. In addition, it has updated its site with new specs, pictures, and video of the electric semi truck.

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August 17

Dodge has released photos of its Dodge Charger Daytona SRT “Banshee” Concept, a fully electric version of the iconic American muscle car.

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August 16

The Inflation Reduction Act, the major climate bill, was signed today, changing the availability of electric vehicle tax credits. Now, only EVs assembled in North America qualify for the credits. Today the US government released a preliminary list of which vehicles currently qualify for the $7,500 EV tax credit.

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August 15

Biden will sign the Inflation Reduction Act tomorrow, Tuesday, August 16, which means Monday, August 15 is the last day to qualify for the “old” EV Tax credit.

Update: The bill is now signed. The Inflation Reduction Act is law. Click through for information on the new EV Tax Credit.

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August 13

Rivian, Fisker, and other EV makers are offering binding purchase agreements to reservation holders after the Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act with big EV tax credit changes. The availability of tax credits could change within the span of the next few days now that the House has passed the bill, if President Biden signs it quickly.

Major Update: The bill has been signed. It is now law. Click through for information on the new EV Tax Credit.

If you’re looking to buy an EV soon, check below to see how various manufacturers will be affected by these changes, and what you can do to try to ensure access.

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August 12

The United States House of Representatives has voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, the massive climate bill passed by the Senate on Sunday, in a party-line vote of 220-207, supported by Democrats and opposed by republicans.

Now it goes on to Biden’s desk – where the President is expected to sign it in the coming days – which will immediately affect the availability of EV tax credits.

Major Update: The bill has been signed. It is now law.

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August 9

The Meyers Manx, the iconic 1960s dune buggy, is returning as the new all-electric Meyers Manx 2.0.

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August 8

The US Senate has allocated $3 billion in additional funding to the US Postal Service for electrification of the nation’s delivery fleet, as part of yesterday’s massive climate bill. It’s the latest move in the long saga for postal service electrification and effectively “calls USPS’s bluff” by supplying as much funding as the USPS claimed a 100% BEV fleet would cost.

Update: USPS responded to our questions, which we’ve included at the end of the article.

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August 7

The Senate has voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, which includes nearly $400 billion over 10 years in funding for climate and energy related programs, and an extension and improvement of the US electric car tax credit.

Update: Since many EVs may lose access to tax credits within a week or so, we’ve posted an article to help you find out how best to navigate these changes for most affected EVs in the US.

Major Update: The bill has been signed. It is now law.

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August 6

Ford has sent two electric F-150 Lightnings to help with the Kentucky flood response, providing mobile power for crews to help get 10-15 families back in their homes per day.

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