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Volvo pulls away Polestar. Dealers think the Biden administration is moving to fast on EVs—says a survey looking at a very small slice of the business. Ford is preparing to offer Supercharger Adapters. EV and PHEVs continue to be in high demand. Green Car Reports brings you all of this and much more.
Ford will provide adapters to allow current and recent EVs including the Mustang Mach-E, F-150 Lightning and F-150 Lightning to be fitted with these adapters. Charge your Tesla SuperchargerThe automaker announced this week. And, as Ford underscored, they’ll be free, with coverage extending back to the 2021 model year.
According to a recent survey by the industry journal Automotive News Dealers believe Biden is moving too quickly on EVs. The survey claimed to have found that the dealers were primarily concerned with proposed EPA regulations and surprisingly, they were not interested in registering for EV tax credits as a POS rebate. You might not want take the shocking pushback against EVs as serious as its percentages would suggest, based on its very small 208 dealership slice of nearly 17,000 franchised car dealers.
Volvo is Polestar’s funding has been terminatedGeely’s parent company is likely to gain greater control of the brand as it struggles to meet delivery deadlines and launch a performance EV lineup. Reuters suggested that the move could make Volvo easier to market in the future.
There’s been no slump in plug-in vehicle sales according to several EV sales forecasts and summaries out this week. S&P Global Mobility forecasts steady growth in EV market share over the next few months, with Electric vehicles will account for 8.0% of the U.S. car marketThis month. At the same time U.S. plug in hybrid sales reach a record highIn 2023, PHEVs will account for about 20% of all plug-in vehicles sold.