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A Busy Season for Electric Vehicles!

Updated: Jun 13

curated by Igor Orlovich

updated 6/12/21



This spring brings us several high profile EV reveals


GM released an updated version of its Chevrolet Bolt EV and a slightly larger Bolt EUV, both of which are now on local dealer lots.



  • The 2022 Bolt EUV is priced from $33,9953, and the 2022 Bolt EV starts at $31,9953 (almost $5,000 lower than the 2021 model), before any available state, local or utility incentives.

  • The Bolt EV has 259 miles of range on a full charge. With the slightly larger Bolt EUV, the GM-estimated range on a full charge is 250 miles.

  • The Bolt EUV is available with SuperCruise driver assistance.

Ford unveiled its 2022 F-150 Lightning EV truck. It will have a 300 mi range and a dual motor set up, allowing all-wheel drive. The starting price is $39,974, has power to home and power to job site capability. It includes a front power frunk. The new Ford F-150 Lightning will be competing against other upcoming electric pickups such as the GMC Hummer EV pickup, the electric Chevy Silverado, and the Tesla Cybertruck.

Toyota is bringing its BZ4x EV crossover to the US in 2022. This will be one of 15 dedicated Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) in the Toyota lineup by 2025. This moves them closer to their goal of Carbon Neutrality by 2050. Learn more here.


Subaru announced its new EV crossover co-developed with Toyota. It will be called Solterra and will arrive in 2022, starting at $37,000.


Hyundai premiered an Ioniq 5, built on a dedicated EV platform. This is the first vehicle in the Ioniq EV only sub-brand. The car is also the first with the built-in Vehicle to Load capability, providing up to 3.6kw at 220V. That is enough to power many appliances or even houses as an emergency power source. Coming to US mid-2021



A very popular Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV review video by a British Youtube channel, The Late Brake Show has gathered almost 700k views:


Kia has unveiled its first dedicated EV built on the new E-GMP platform it shares with Hyundai Ioniq5.


  • The new EV6 crossover will have a range of up to 300 miles

  • Starts around $40,000

BMW unveiled the BMW i4, its new all-electric vehicle, and confirmed that it is going to have up to 300 miles of range based on the EPA standard.


VW has released pricing and specs for US market version of its 2021 ID4 EV crossover, also built on a new and dedicated EV platform.


  • MSRP starts at $39,995

  • EPA-estimated 250 miles of range on Pro S and 1st Edition RWD models

  • You can already find them close to home: Dorschel VW has them for sale!



Thinking about buying an EV?

It’s a Great Time to Get an Electric Car in NY State


Not only are electric cars cleaner, but they offer a cutting-edge driving experience, save money on fuel, and need less maintenance than gas or diesel cars. That’s why the Charge NY initiative is offering electric car buyers the Drive Clean Rebate of up to $2,000 for new car purchases or leases. Combine that with a Federal Tax Credit of up to $7,500, and it’s an opportunity you wouldn’t want to miss. (NYSERDA)


NY Drive Electric rebate is changing! Starting June 30, 2021 the new rules go into effect. The goal is to make more of the rebate funds to go towards the cars with higher EV range and lower MSRP:




With more than 40 electric car models to choose from, an ever-expanding fueling network of over 2,000 public charging stations across New York State, and a point-of-sale rebate on your new car purchase or lease, there’s no better time than now to go electric.


Learn about the benefits of owning an electric car Learn more about the Drive Clean Rebate Learn how much you can save by buying an electric car Download the Drive Clean Rebate for Electric Cars fact sheet [PDF]


State and Local EV News



The State Legislative Session ended on June 10th. We celebrate the passage of:


A4302 / S2758

Provides that one hundred percent of in-state sales of new passenger cars and trucks shall be zero-emissions by 2035


A3876/ S3929

Establishes an electric vehicle charging commercial tariff




Federal EV News


Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) teamed up to introduce the Electric Cars Act, S395/HR1271, which would extend and update the EV tax credit. It would restore expired incentives for GM and Tesla cars and make tax credits more accessible to people with lower tax liability.

*Currently there are 9 cosponsors in the Senate (none from NY) and 18 in the House (2 from NY: Paul Tonko and Mondaire Jones).



Please contact our federal legislators if you support this bill!


Senator Chuck Schumer

District office: (585) 263-5866

DC office: (202) 224-6542

Email Chuck


Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

District office: (585) 263-6250

DC office: (202) 224-4451

Email Senator Gillibrand


Representative Joe Morelle

District office: (585) 232-4850

DC office: (202) 225-3615

Email Representative Morelle


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