GM electric delivery van, Nio solid-state battery, Lordstown order update: Today’s Car News

General Motors is setting up a new business around electric delivery vehicles. Lordstown says that it has 100,000 orders for its electric truck. And Nio could soon beat other carmakers to offer solid-state batteries. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.


Nio has revealed its Model S–sized ET7 flagship sedan—and with it, the debut of a new 150-kwh battery pack that will use solid-state cells

, fit in the space of existing 70-kwh and 100-kwh packs, and be available in 2022, the company says. 

GM has revealed a new EV600 electric cargo van

built on the same battery technology underpinning its future electric vehicles. It’s part of a new standalone business called BrightDrop that will provide an electric pallet and software to go with it, as part of a delivery ecosystem due for deliveries to FedEx by the end of this year. 

Ohio-based Lordstown Motors, operating out of a plant GM shut down, has confirmed that it now has 100,000 pre-orders for its Endurance electric pickup

, which remains due for a start of production in September. 

And over at The Car Connection, you can catch up with Honda’s own green flagship, the 2021 Clarity

, which carries over with Fuel Cell and Plug-In Hybrid versions. 


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