Vietnam’s VinFast ships first electrical autos to U.S. clients

HAI PHONG, Vietnam, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Vietnam’s electrical car maker VinFast stated on Friday it had shipped its first batch of 999 automobiles to the US, capping a five-year bid to develop an auto manufacturing hub within the Southeast Asian nation for markets in North America and Europe. The primary automobiles are anticipated to … Read more

Tesla EVs ranked among the many worst in annual reliability survey by Shopper Reviews

Nov 15 (Reuters) – (This Nov. 15 story corrects headline to say Tesla EVs ranked ‘among the many worst’, not ‘worst’. Story was beforehand corrected to take away reference to Mercedes in headline and paragraph 1, full-size pick-up vehicles in paragraph 1) Electrical automobiles (EVs) from Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) and different manufacturers had been among … Read more

Hyundai breaks ground on $5.5 bln U.S. EV, battery plant

ELLABELL, Ga., Oct 25 (Reuters) – Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS) broke ground on a $5.54 billion electric vehicle (EV) and battery plant in the United States on Tuesday, as South Korea’s biggest automaker grapples with an uncertain outlook for its EV sales in its top market. The investment is the largest in the state’s history … Read more

Exclusive: Toyota scrambles for EV reboot with eye on Tesla

Oct 24 (Reuters) – Toyota (7203.T) is considering a reboot of its electric-car strategy to better compete in a booming market it has been slow to enter, and has halted some work on existing EV projects, four people with knowledge of the still-developing plans said. The proposals under review, if adopted, would amount to a … Read more

Biden awards $2.8 billion to boost U.S. minerals output for EV batteries

WASHINGTON, Oct 19 (Reuters) – The Biden administration said on Wednesday it is awarding $2.8 billion in grants to boost U.S. production of electric vehicle batteries and the minerals used to build them, part of a bid to wean the country off supplies from China. Albemarle Corp (ALB.N) is among the 20 manufacturing and processing … Read more

Chinese EV giant BYD flags huge jump in quarterly profit, shares surge

Oct 18 (Reuters) – BYD Co (002594.SZ), China’s biggest electric car maker, said third-quarter net profit likely more than quadrupled due to robust sales and a better product mix, sending its shares surging. It estimated that net profit for the July-September quarter came in between 5.5 billion yuan to 5.9 billion yuan ($765 million-$820 million), … Read more

Rivian shares skid after EV maker recalls nearly all vehicles

Oct 10 (Reuters) – Shares of Rivian Automotive Inc (RIVN.O) fell about 9% on Monday after the electric-vehicle maker recalled nearly all its vehicles, exacerbating investor concerns that the company may not be able to meet its 2023 production target. The Amazon.com Inc-backed (AMZN.O) firm on Friday recalled about 13,000 vehicles due to a possible … Read more

Tesla’s China-made sales hit record following Shanghai factory upgrade

Oct 9 (Reuters) – Electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) sold 83,135 China-made vehicles in wholesale in September, smashing its record of monthly sales in China, according to a report released on Sunday by the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA). The number marks an 8% increase from August and outpaced the more than the 5% … Read more