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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.
Mercedes-Benz Builds Its Own Battery Recycling Plant, Not Without a Cheeky Catch
Mercedes-Benz Builds Its Own Battery Recycling Plant, Not Without a Cheeky Catch

12 Mar 2022, 09:53 UTC · By: Florin Amariei / Preparing for a full EV line-up, Mercedes-Benz invested in opening its own battery recycling plant in Germany. With help from China, U.S., and Australia it…

 
This Lucid Air Video Review Hits the Nail in the Head – and Shreds a Lot of Rubber
This Lucid Air Video Review Hits the Nail in the Head – and Shreds a Lot of Rubber

11 Mar 2022, 20:49 UTC · By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo / Jason Cammisa presents Lucid as a Tesla 2.0 in the sense that it is an innovative company run by someone who understands sports sedans

 
BMW iX5 Hydrogen Passes Winter Test, Gets Green Light for Production
BMW iX5 Hydrogen Passes Winter Test, Gets Green Light for Production

11 Mar 2022, 18:55 UTC · By: Florin Amariei / BMW doesn’t give up on its dreams to offer even more options to its customers. The iX5 Hydrogen faced the cold and is now considered ready for a production run

 
Wiesmann Suggests the Thunderball Will Shock Customers With an Electric Powertrain
Wiesmann Suggests the Thunderball Will Shock Customers With an Electric Powertrain

11 Mar 2022, 16:02 UTC · By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo / The German brand, now owned by Roheen Berry, said that the Thunderball will have a “recharged ambition” in a “recharged motoring icon”

 
Remembering the AMC Amitron, the EV Concept That Looks Like a Mini Tesla Cybertruck
Remembering the AMC Amitron, the EV Concept That Looks Like a Mini Tesla Cybertruck

11 Mar 2022, 15:58 UTC · By: Ciprian Florea / The Amitron was able to travel for up to 150 miles at 50 mph. It also pioneered the regenerative braking system. All this in 1967

 
Rivian Promises LFP, 800V Architecture, and Bidirectional Charging in Future EVs
Rivian Promises LFP, 800V Architecture, and Bidirectional Charging in Future EVs

11 Mar 2022, 10:46 UTC · By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo / RJ Scaringe said that when at the company’s earnings call while also giving bad news: it lost $2.46 billion in the last quarter of 2021.

 
Peter Rawlinson Gives Us a Master Class on What Makes Lucid Uniquely Efficient
Peter Rawlinson Gives Us a Master Class on What Makes Lucid Uniquely Efficient

11 Mar 2022, 00:37 UTC · By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo / Lucid’s CEO explained basic principles involved with electric cars up to some of the secrets that make the Air reach 520 miles of range

 
Pathfinder: a Solar EV Airplane That Ate Altitude Records for Lunch, Without Any Pollution
Pathfinder: a Solar EV Airplane That Ate Altitude Records for Lunch, Without Any Pollution

10 Mar 2022, 20:37 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Meet Pathfinder, no, not the Mars rover, although it was also an EV if you think about it. Before it came around, the idea of an all-electric plane was silly.

 
Sion Power's Promising Licerion Cells Reach More Than 2,500 Cycles
Sion Power's Promising Licerion Cells Reach More Than 2,500 Cycles

10 Mar 2022, 20:20 UTC · By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo / They have reached 70% of their capacity after all these cycles but may last even longer if submitted to slower charging cycles

 
2024 Chevrolet Blazer SS EV: Tesla Rival, Or Mediocre Crossover?
2024 Chevrolet Blazer SS EV: Tesla Rival, Or Mediocre Crossover?

10 Mar 2022, 20:19 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / To say the all-wheel-drive crossover SUV Blazer hit the global auto scene with all the force of a wet noodle wouldn't be an understatement

 
2022 Toyota Mirai Just Got Even More Cool Tech, Advanced Driver Assistance Included
2022 Toyota Mirai Just Got Even More Cool Tech, Advanced Driver Assistance Included

10 Mar 2022, 16:33 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / For 2022, the Mirai is coming with the full suite of technology you've come to expect, but with a couple of added goodies too

 
This Superyacht Is Covered in Solar Panels, Promises Completely Green Sailing
This Superyacht Is Covered in Solar Panels, Promises Completely Green Sailing

10 Mar 2022, 07:30 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / The Solar Express concept is a gorgeous 130-meter superyacht by M51 that aims to offer a different, more sustainable approach to seafaring

 
RadExpand 5 Is Here to Expand Your Adventures, Whether in the City or on the Trail
RadExpand 5 Is Here to Expand Your Adventures, Whether in the City or on the Trail

10 Mar 2022, 05:18 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Rad Power Bikes introduces the fifth-generation of the 2016 foldable model, with upgrades that result in a smoother and more comfortable ride, less weight

 
Tesla May Have Created a Problem to Itself with the Texan Model Y and 4680 Cells
Tesla May Have Created a Problem to Itself with the Texan Model Y and 4680 Cells

9 Mar 2022, 19:35 UTC · By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo / Some customers are asking if they should not wait for the vehicle that comes with the so-called improvements. Some will, perhaps most of them

 
Nickel Prices Skyrocket Because Russia Is One of Its Main Suppliers
Nickel Prices Skyrocket Because Russia Is One of Its Main Suppliers

9 Mar 2022, 12:54 UTC · By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo / Some NCM and NCA cells have over 90% nickel content in their cathodes. That will hurt EV production for those who did not ensure supplies.

 
Iddes Yachts Introduces Sail 55, a Gorgeous and Fully-Electric Superyacht for All Seasons
Iddes Yachts Introduces Sail 55, a Gorgeous and Fully-Electric Superyacht for All Seasons

9 Mar 2022, 12:35 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Regardless of weather and season, the Sail 55 is a good alternative both for long-distance travel and short excursions, with a customizable interior

 
Charge Unveils Production Version of Its Electric Take On the 1967 Mustang Fastback
Charge Unveils Production Version of Its Electric Take On the 1967 Mustang Fastback

9 Mar 2022, 10:44 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Charge introduced its electric Mustang version almost three years ago, but they're only now ready with the production version of the car

 
Classic Porsche Delivers the Pleasure of an Older 911 With the Sound of a Taycan
Classic Porsche Delivers the Pleasure of an Older 911 With the Sound of a Taycan

8 Mar 2022, 23:49 UTC · By: Tudor Serban / When Porsche made the 914 together with Volkswagen, it didn't know that this car would be a life savior for the sportscar manufacturer

 
Pete Buttigieg, the EV Industry's Man in Washington
Pete Buttigieg, the EV Industry's Man in Washington

8 Mar 2022, 17:49 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / What Buttigieg is trying to accomplish with electric cars is what gasoline automobiles did to the horse-drawn carriage. That being, let EVs take the reigns.

 
Tesla OTA Update to Fix Heat Pump Issues (Predictably) Didn't Work
Tesla OTA Update to Fix Heat Pump Issues (Predictably) Didn't Work

8 Mar 2022, 16:36 UTC · By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo / New cases keep popping up, and even physical repairs are not managing to put the heating in affected Teslas back to work