October 2023 EV News Recap: Growing Pains and Optimism

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October 2023 EV news will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the most exciting periods for electric vehicles. From groundbreaking product launches to unprecedented partnerships and record-breaking sales, the past month has been nothing short of a game-changer for the EV industry. So, buckle up and get ready for an electrifying ride through the most significant October 2023 EV news.

Rivian: The Fastest-Growing EV Brand in California with Plans for More Affordable Models

Rivian has recently made headlines for its impressive growth in the EV market. According to the California New Car Dealers Association, Rivian has experienced a staggering 200% growth in the state over the last year through June, making it the fastest-growing brand in California. This is a noteworthy accomplishment, considering California is the largest EV market in the United States.

In addition to its current lineup of high-end electric vehicles, Rivian is working on a new R2 EV platform that will allow for the production of smaller and more affordable SUVs and pickup trucks, with some models potentially starting as low as $40,000. Currently, the average cost of a Rivian vehicle is around $80,000. Despite its impressive growth, Rivian is still working to close the gap towards profitability, as it currently loses $33,000 per EV sold.

Lucid Air Pure: A New Contender in the Electric Vehicle Market

Lucid has recently launched a new variant of its electric vehicle, the Lucid Air Pure, which is priced at $77,400. The company aims to offer a more affordable option in a market that has been hit by high-interest rates. The Lucid Air Pure is slightly more expensive than the Tesla Model S, but it comes with a range of features that make it a strong competitor. For more information on this exciting vehicle, please visit our vehicle detail pages.

Honda’s Prologue Electric Vehicle: What We Know So Far

Honda has recently revealed that it will introduce its new Prologue electric vehicle to the mass market next year. According to Brett T. Evens of InsideEVs, the Prologue will be a Passport-sized crossover with a targeted range of 300 miles. As soon as Electric Driver has enough information on the Prologue, we will add it to our website for our readers to explore.

New Lexus LF-ZC BEV Challenges Lucid Air Grand Turing with Impressive 500+ Mile Range

Lexus has made a significant leap in the field of electric vehicles (EVs) with its first battery electric vehicle (BEV), the LF-ZC. r vehicle detail page for more information on this exciting vehicle The LF-ZC is expected to be available for purchase in 2026.

However, the Lucid Air Grand Turing currently available for purchase has an even greater range of 516 miles per charge, according to recent news and reports. While this is an impressive feat, the Lucid Air Grand Turing comes with a price tag of $125,600, which puts it out of the reach of most consumers. If Lexus can bring down the cost of their 500+ mile battery, it could make this technology more accessible and affordable for a wider range of consumers. With this kind of range, drivers would no longer have to worry about running out of power during long journeys. Lexus has set a new standard for BEVs, and we’re excited to see how this technology will develop in the coming years.

Fast Charging and EV Battery Health: Debunking Myths with Data-Backed Findings

One topic of discussion in the electric vehicle (EV) community is whether DC Fast (also known as SuperCharging) charging can have a negative effect on EV battery health. However, Recurrent, a study group that tracked 12,500 Tesla models, recently revealed that “there is no statistically significant difference in range degradation between Teslas that fast charge more than 90% of the time and those that fast charge less than 10% of the time.” This is a promising discovery, as DC fast charging is the fastest way to recharge an EV. It is important to note that this study applies not only to Teslas but to other EV brands as well.

The Rise of NASC: How Tesla’s Charging Network is Paving the Way for Widespread EV Adoption

The lack of reliable commercial DC Fast chargers has hindered the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). Fortunately, Tesla has established itself as the leader in the charging network game, providing the most dependable service in the industry. As a result, a growing number of EV manufacturers have started to adopt the North American Charging Standard (NASC), which is the charging standard used by Tesla. Notable recent NASC converts include Hyundai, Kia, BMW, Rolls Royce, Mini, Lexus, and Toyota which brings the total number of EV makers that support this standard to an impressive 22.

The Future of EV Incentives: Same-Day Payment for Federal Tax Rebates

Starting in January, drivers of electric vehicles will no longer have to wait until tax season to receive their federal EV tax rebate. Instead, they will be able to receive the EV federal incentive payment on the same day as cash. Of course, all the requirements for qualifying for the federal EV incentives still stand for both the EV being purchased and the buyer. However, with completed paperwork at the dealership, buyers can receive a federal incentive payment of up to $7,500. This streamlined process is a welcome change for those in the market for an electric vehicle, and it’s sure to encourage more drivers to make the switch to a cleaner, more sustainable mode of transportation.

Revolutionary iPhone 15 Pro: A Convenient Key Fob for Tesla Owners

The latest iPhone 15 Pro, boasts a new customizable action button feature that allows users to use their phone as a key fob. To see how this new convenience works, check out this YouTube video made by a satisfied iPhone/Tesla owner.

Is the Slowdown in EV Demand Cause for Concern in the Automotive Industry?

The electric vehicle (EV) market has been experiencing a slowdown in demand, according to Fortune. In the first half of 2023, EV sales increased by 49%, which is a significant drop from the 63% growth in 2022. This development has led to some EV manufacturers delaying their plant investments, new model launches, and scaling back on EV production. Bill Ford, a prominent figure in the automotive industry, commented on the situation, stating that some states view EVs as crucial for addressing climate change, while others view them as a government mandate. It’s clear that the automotive industry is currently facing some growing pains as it moves towards a new, disruptive technology that will revolutionize the way consumers relate to their vehicles.

As we close out October 2023, we hope our monthly EV news recap has been helpful in keeping you up to date on all things electric. Rest assured, we will continue to provide this informative digest to those interested in EVs. Don’t forget to visit our website and take advantage of our needs-based search feature to find the perfect electric vehicle for your needs. Thanks for reading!

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