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Cars are the technology of the future. The Verge brings you new car reviews, auto show insights, deeply reported investigations, and news from the frontlines of autonomous and electric vehicle development. We bring you updates from major companies like Ford, GM, Mercedes, and VW as well as digital upstarts like Uber, Google, and Tesla. Cars are among the biggest computers that we’ll ever own, and we know computers. We also bring you news and analyses from the growing effort to reduce the number of cars crowding our cities and the fight to reduce oil consumption, cut CO2 emissions, and shift to more sustainable sources of energy.

Toyota will build a $1.29 billion electric vehicle battery factory in North Carolina

Lucid Motors’ mega SPAC merger is under investigation

Polestar teases its upcoming electric SUV, the Polestar 3, set for release in 2022

GM won’t make new Bolt EVs until at least late January 2022

General Motors announces it will build a new cathode plant in North America

Polaris’ new Ranger XP Kinetic is an all-electric side-by-side with a lot of horsepower

BMW shows off its new XM hybrid concept vehicle

Nissan lays out $17.6 billion plan to electrify its future

Elon Musk tells Tesla employees to stop rushing to increase quarterly deliveries

Polestar’s Precept concept becomes Polestar 5 electric sedan

Audi RS E-tron GT review: electric extravagance 

Arc raises $30 million to power its electric boat ambitions

Porsche acquires a majority stake in high-end electric bike maker Greyp

Dodge will phase out gas-powered Charger and Challenger in 2024 to make way for EVs

GM backs electric boat startup in $150 million deal

UK-based EV retrofitter company looks to grow in the US market

Ford drops plan for Rivian-powered EV

Ford and GM are getting into chip development to help deal with the shortage

Apple reportedly wants to launch a self-driving EV in 2025 with a custom chip

Barbie EV mockup debuts, and on an unrelated note, Mattel’s stock is up

Fisker’s electric Ocean SUV has a rotating center screen

Kia’s EV9 concept car is a big, boxy vision of our electric future

Hyundai goes really big with its latest electric concept SUV

Nissan’s upcoming electric SUV, the 2023 Ariya, will start at $47,125

Lucid Motors passes Ford’s market cap four years after it nearly got bought

Biden’s $7.5 billion EV charging plan will require a lot of patience

Canoo moves to Walmart’s hometown

Faraday Future launches investigation into financial fraud allegations

Tesla is apparently installing Starlink antennas at some charging stations

Tesla has reportedly been shipping out some cars without USB ports

Manchin blasts union-made EV tax break at Toyota event

Tesla vehicle in ‘Full Self-Driving’ beta mode ‘severely damaged’ after crash in California