Detroit is now home to the first electric road in the US. A quarter-mile stretch in Corktown can charge electric vehicles in motion - a first in the nation, say officials, but not a first in the world since Israel's inductive charging specialist is leading the project.
Tesla handed over the first Cybertrucks to customers at its factory in Texas and then published some technical data, prices and delivery information in the configurator. Unexpectedly, the model will also be offered with a range extender.
The mandate will require automobile manufacturers in the state to hit a certain percentage of zero-emission vehicle sales each year, which will increase gradually between 2027 and 2032. The rules will be in place beginning Jan. 2, 2026, for model year 2027 vehicles.
The Californian battery material specialist and Mercedes-Benz partner, Sila Nanotechnologies, has begun expanding its first production facility for the automotive industry to manufacture its silicon-dominated anode material from 2025 onwards.
Hyundai and Kia have presented a new wheel drive system called the Universal Wheel Drive System (Uni Wheel for short), designed for taxis, shuttle buses and other special purpose vehicles of all sizes. The Uni Wheel creates extra space in electric vehicles by moving the reduction gear to the wheel hub.
The US government is considering granting car manufacturers a temporary exemption from new regulations for battery materials sourced from abroad. This would allow electric cars with such batteries to benefit from the full tax credit of USD 7,500 for longer than previously planned.