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The Big Show

There were some great EVs at the LA Auto Show this year. It was almost hard to keep track of all the EVs being unveiled. We got to see the Subaru Solterra, the Fisker Ocean, EdisonFuture EF1-V, the Vinfast e35, two new Taycans, and many more.

All of the cars were amazing in their own rights, but my top favorites are the Mission R and the Hyundai Seven. The Mission R has a 0 to 62 mph time of fewer than 2.5 seconds and a top speed of over 186 mph. The car can also recharge from 5% to 80% in 15 minutes. A final version is expected in 2025 or 2026. What an unbelievable race car and with so many lines and features to look at.

On the more practical level, we also got to see the Hyundai Seven concept unveiled and it was amazing to see. The production version is expected in 2024. It has three rows of seating with a center console reaching the width of the vehicle. There’s also a built-in mini-fridge and shoe-car compartments.

The Seven has a range of over 300 miles and can charge from 10% to 80% in 20 minutes. I especially like the suicide doors. It’s great to have the LA Auto Show back and we’re looking forward to new EVs next year. Let us know if you attended, and share your thoughts on the Auto Show in the comments below.

Unhappy Neighbors

Senior officials in Mexico City and Ottawa have raised concerns that President Biden’s push for EV manufacturing in the US is breaking international trade rules. Biden will be meeting with the leaders of both Mexico and Canada this week to discuss the bill, something that hasn’t happened since 2016. Opposition from the U.S.’s closest allies raises many concerns for the President.

Since taking office in January, Biden has wanted to lower tensions between trading partners. In addition, Biden feels very strongly about the infrastructure bill to boost green industries to combat climate change. According to Mexico and Canada’s trade and economic ministers, the new infrastructure bill violates USMCA, a North American trade deal. The tax credit gives strong incentives to locate factories in the U.S. instead of Canada or Mexico. Right now, the North American motor industry supply chain has factories throughout all three countries. Let’s figure out how we can get along with our closest neighbors.  

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