Ford Tesla Charging, Cheap Hyundai EV Leases, US EV Batteries: Today’s Car News

Ford and Tesla team up for charging. Tesla leads other EVs in mileage. Hyundai lease prices undercut Tesla. And Hyundai is planning lots of batteries for US-built EVs. This and more here at Green Car Reports.

On Thursday, Ford and Tesla made an announcement that could change the EV charging landscape forever: Ford is taking over Tesla’s charging connector for future EVs and offering Supercharger access with an adapter for existing EVs starting next year. Will other smaller car manufacturers now also switch to the Tesla standard?

Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6 lease prices are now lower than Tesla, according to a report looking at the numbers. Again, it’s about the commercial clean vehicle credit gap that applies to electric vehicle leases — even if they’re imported.

With that in mind, Hyundai and LG this morning confirmed final details for a joint-venture battery plant in Georgia that will supply US-made batteries to Hyundai’s Georgia EV Metaplant. This plant will be able to build 300,000 electric vehicles annually, although the company has not yet confirmed which Hyundai, Kia or Genesis models they will be.

And electric vehicles cost 47% more than internal combustion engine vehicles, but are driven 29% less. That’s a result of a recent analysis of data based on used vehicles for sale — and it confirms previous scientific findings that suggest Tesla leads other EVs in mileage. But perhaps policymakers need to focus more on these “gasoline superusers.”


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