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Here’s why GM’s electric vehicle push is a big risk

General Motors‘ aspiration to stop selling fuel-burning cars by 2035 could put a big dent in its overall market share if it doesn’t considerably boost sales, some auto industry analysts think.

While electric cars are in vogue, and companies like Tesla command share prices that could make a legacy automaker envious, automotive insiders continue to voice concerns over how ready the world is to fully shift to electric vehicles. Firms that survey car buyers frequently say many still worry about vehicle range and charging times, for example.

GM, the largest U.S. automaker, said its plan to eliminate tailpipe emissions by 2035 is a goal and not a guarantee. Nevertheless, it is making a big push into pure electric vehicles, as more than 30 new models are expected by 2025.

GM’s plan does not include hybrids, which blend internal combustion engines with electric power, and which many see as

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Karma Automotive Named “Official Luxury Vehicle of the Las Vegas Raiders and Allegiant Stadium” | News

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Karma Automotive and the Las Vegas Raiders announced today that Karma has been named the “Official Luxury Vehicle of the Las Vegas Raiders and Allegiant Stadium.”

“As one of the most prestigious franchises in not just all of professional football, but the world, the Raiders and Allegiant Stadium are an ideal partner for Karma,” said Karma Automotive CEO Dr. Lance Zhou. “The loyalty and devotion exhibited by the team’s die-hard fans is reminiscent of the excitement we receive from Karma enthusiasts.”

Karma will sponsor a variety of consumer-driven experiences and events geared to the Raiders’ loyal fans — offering them the opportunity to enjoy and interact with Karma like never before.

“We welcome Karma Automotive as the ‘Official Luxury Vehicle of the Las Vegas Raiders and Allegiant Stadium’ and are pleased to feature their products for Raider Nation,” said Raiders President,

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Opel’s Rocks-e electric vehicle is adorably strange

European automotive manufacturer Opel has revealed a new fully electric car aimed at people living in urban areas that need a very small and compact car that produces no emissions called the Rocks-e. The car is particularly being positioned for young urban drivers because, with this vehicle, kids 15 years old and higher can drive with driving license class AM. The tiny two-seat electric vehicle promises a driving range of up to 75 kilometers using the WLTP test methodology.

Rocks-e is an entry-level electric vehicle that is seen as an alternative to scooters that leave rider and passenger out in the elements. The vehicle is 2.41 meters long and is the smallest EV in the Opel range sitting below the Corsa-E. While pricing is unannounced, Opel claims that its MSRP will be less than users would pay for a typical small car, and a monthly lease payment will be cheaper

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Dawn of the electric vehicle age? One car shopper’s experience.

Chicago

Seated for the first time in an electric car – a Ford Mustang Mach-E so new it doesn’t have a sticker price yet – Mary Beermann has a broad grin on her face. She struggles to open the doors, the trunk, and even the cover to the connector plug – a boomer flailing in the push-button dawn of the electric-car age.

But none of this seems to daunt her.

“I think this is it,” she says. “This is my next car.”

Why We Wrote This

Many people tout the coming electric vehicle revolution. Yet EVs still make up only 1.8% of the car market. Will the early 2020s end up being a pivot point for the industry, or will EVs remain a novelty?

It’s partly my doing, really. A few weeks earlier, Mary had called me to ask for friendly advice about buying an electric car. I had almost

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