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autoevolution's EV Month

Enough time has passed since the arrival of the electric vehicle for the masses for all of us to know these things are not going away. Especially now, when the majority of carmakers around the world not only have one or two electric cars in their lineups, but have also pledged to make a complete switch to this type of propulsion in the coming decades.

The road from world's first mass-produced hybrid, the Toyota Prius, to the wealth of pure battery-electric machines currently available was not easy. It’s also far from over, this road, as all the great pieces of wonderful engineering currently moving on it are just the tip of the iceberg.

The topic of EVs is enough in itself to generate tons of discussions. From new car launches to advancements in battery technology, the world is buzzing electric. To such an extent, in fact, that we here at autoevolution decided to focus on that for the coming month.

March is thus dubbed EV Month by our crew of writers, a time to celebrate probably the most profound transformation of the automotive industry since, well, forever.

Editor's note: This special feature by autoevolution was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.

Only Three Carmakers Made It Onto TIME's 100 Most Influential Companies of 2022 List
Only Three Carmakers Made It Onto TIME's 100 Most Influential Companies of 2022 List

31 Mar 2022, 17:31 UTC / New celebrations are upon us. TIME has presented its top 100 corporate picks. There are three carmakers on it. Don’t guess, here are the names

 
Almost All U.S. Carmakers Take EPA's Side in Court, They Want the Tougher Rules
Almost All U.S. Carmakers Take EPA's Side in Court, They Want the Tougher Rules

31 Mar 2022, 11:43 UTC / In an unexpected turn of events, automakers and the EPA are fighting some U.S. states in court because of tougher emission rules. Here’s what’s going on

 
Aptera Will Have Steering Yoke Just Like the Tesla Model S and Model X Plaid
Aptera Will Have Steering Yoke Just Like the Tesla Model S and Model X Plaid

31 Mar 2022, 10:46 UTC / Jason Hill revealed that the company decided to adopt a yoke instead of a steering wheel because of efficiency and user experience

 
2022 BMW i3 eDrive35L Debuts as the Brand's First Battery-Electric 3 Series
2022 BMW i3 eDrive35L Debuts as the Brand's First Battery-Electric 3 Series

31 Mar 2022, 08:23 UTC / A China-only affair, the BMW i3 eDrive35L will launch in May, with its 282-hp zero-emission powertrain, and 327-mile range

 
Nikola Releases Interesting Technical Details of the Tre FCEV
Nikola Releases Interesting Technical Details of the Tre FCEV

31 Mar 2022, 07:32 UTC / The details emerged on the company’s Capital Markets Day and revealed how many hydrogen tanks it has, how many fuel cells…

 
Will Rural Americans Ever Accept the EV Revolution? (Or is it Another City Slicker Fad?)
Will Rural Americans Ever Accept the EV Revolution? (Or is it Another City Slicker Fad?)

31 Mar 2022, 03:31 UTC / With a starting price of $67,500 for Rivian's new truck, before taxes and fees, mind you, the R1T priced more like a mortgage than a car

 
Washington's 2030 Non-EV Ban Allows for Some Wiggle Room, Bill Was Already Signed
Washington's 2030 Non-EV Ban Allows for Some Wiggle Room, Bill Was Already Signed

31 Mar 2022, 01:50 UTC / Washington Governor Jay Inslee says the state must be ready for change. In just eight years, the roads will look very different. Here’s what you need to know

 
Elon Musk's Tesla's on Track To Become Global EV King, It Only Needs This One Move
Elon Musk's Tesla's on Track To Become Global EV King, It Only Needs This One Move

31 Mar 2022, 00:40 UTC / You don’t realize it yet. Tesla is much, much bigger than anyone thinks – and smarter. It has only one more thing to do. After this step’s done, it’s game over

 
Tesla Removed a Tweeter From Premium Audio System For Cost-Cutting
Tesla Removed a Tweeter From Premium Audio System For Cost-Cutting

30 Mar 2022, 16:23 UTC / According to one owner who managed to replace the removed part, the measure also dropped the “premium” aspect of the sound system

 
Battery Startup States It May Soon Sell Li-S Cells, With Energy-Density Advantages
Battery Startup States It May Soon Sell Li-S Cells, With Energy-Density Advantages

30 Mar 2022, 13:00 UTC / Theion may have beaten the known issues with sulfur batteries with a proprietary solid electrolyte and carbon nanotubes.

 
Meyers Manx Is Working on an Electric Dune Buggy
Meyers Manx Is Working on an Electric Dune Buggy

30 Mar 2022, 10:23 UTC / TechCrunch revealed that the prototype would be the first EV to present the Coreshell technology, but we confess we are more interested in the car

 
A New Open Charging Protocol Will Bring Tesla Supercharger Convenience to All EV Users
A New Open Charging Protocol Will Bring Tesla Supercharger Convenience to All EV Users

30 Mar 2022, 10:03 UTC / The appalling charging experience is what's preventing faster EV adoption, but an open charging protocol will bring Tesla Supercharger convenience to the masses

 
GMC Hummer EV Is Sold Out Well Into 2024, Over 65,000 Reservations Placed
GMC Hummer EV Is Sold Out Well Into 2024, Over 65,000 Reservations Placed

30 Mar 2022, 08:25 UTC / GMC has received over 65,000 reservations for the Hummer EV, with a 95% conversion rate. This means deliveries for new orders will only be fulfilled in 2024

 
Land Rover Parent Company Warns Cost of EV Batteries Is Becoming a Problem
Land Rover Parent Company Warns Cost of EV Batteries Is Becoming a Problem

29 Mar 2022, 23:48 UTC / Challenges don’t seem to stop for electric cars. After Daimler’s warning, we get a somewhat similar message from Land Rover’s and Jaguar’s owner

 
VinFast Will Make Its Electric Cars in North Carolina, Create 7,500 Jobs There
VinFast Will Make Its Electric Cars in North Carolina, Create 7,500 Jobs There

29 Mar 2022, 22:54 UTC / The Vietnamese company was not planning only on selling cars in the U.S.: it also intended to make its cars on American soil

 
Harry Metcalfe Says the 2022 BMW iX xDrive50 Is the Real EV Change
Harry Metcalfe Says the 2022 BMW iX xDrive50 Is the Real EV Change

29 Mar 2022, 20:56 UTC / The former EVO Magazine Editorial Director took the new iX for a longer test drive. His remarks are surely helpful to those that consider buying this BMW

 
Venturi Hints a New Fetish EV Might Be in the Works
Venturi Hints a New Fetish EV Might Be in the Works

29 Mar 2022, 15:38 UTC / I know what you’re thinking, but this is not about something inappropriate. The Fetish is a car. While it may be unknown, this EV has its own place in history

 
Lotus Type 132 Electric SUV Leaked, Might Be Called Lotus Eletra
Lotus Type 132 Electric SUV Leaked, Might Be Called Lotus Eletra

29 Mar 2022, 15:14 UTC / The first SUV from Lotus is an electric one, and its name seems to be Eletra. Its images were leaked hours ahead of the official presentation, and we have them

 
High Fuel Prices and Tight Car Inventory Drive Used EVs Prices Through the Roof
High Fuel Prices and Tight Car Inventory Drive Used EVs Prices Through the Roof

29 Mar 2022, 13:50 UTC / It's hard to buy a new electric vehicle in Australia these days, which is why used EVs sell for more than their original price

 
This Is Europe's First Tesla Model 3 Converted for Racing Use
This Is Europe's First Tesla Model 3 Converted for Racing Use

29 Mar 2022, 11:13 UTC / Have you ever thought about pitting a Tesla Model 3 Performance in a competition against conventional racing cars? Well, you are not alone. Someone has done it