My son and I had an electric showdown this past weekend. He was in his electric Jeep and I was on my e-bike. I don’t mean to brag, but he stood no chance. I won every race. Hope you did something electric.
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Mississippi’s House Bill 401, which would require car manufacturers to work with franchisees rather than operate their own dealerships, has passed the Mississippi Senate and is awaiting the signature of Republican Gov. Tate Reeves. The bill, which could prevent electric car companies such as Tesla and Rivian from expanding in the state, has divided lawmakers, with supporters saying it is necessary to ensure manufacturers play by the same rules as legacy car companies, and opponents calling it protectionism that could deprive Mississippians of new technologies. The bill would not restrict individuals from purchasing electric cars online, but if it becomes law, some EV manufacturers will essentially be barred from opening a dealership in Mississippi. If the Governor signs the legislation, the bill would take effect July 1, 2023.
In Other EV News
- Tesla has reduced the prices of its Model S and Model X vehicles by between 4% and 9% with the Model S now costing $89,990 and the Model X now costing $99,990. The Plaid version of each also saw a price decrease with both coming in at $109,990.
- Rivian has another addition to its expanding collection of eco-friendly pickup trucks and SUVs. This new version, called the R1S Dual-Motor Max Pack, boasts an impressive 390 miles of driving range, better than the current R1S Large Pack which gets an EPA estimates 321 miles.
- Chinese automaker Lynk & Co plans to enter the US market with its upcoming all-electric car, which is due to go on sale in 2024. The new EV model will replace the 01 plug-in hybrid compact SUV and will use the same subscription sales strategy it has used in Europe.
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