Month by Month in 2021, the Electric-Car Future Came into Focus

Month by Month in 2021, the Electric-Car Future Came into Focus

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While EV sales are still a low-single-digit percentage of the market, the transition to electric vehicles gained momentum in 2021. Most manufacturers made bold claims about electrified futures, and some made big investments to back up the big talk. Here's a timeline of what stood out through the year.

1. January: GM Hopes to Sell Only EVs by 2035 (with Asterisks):

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The 2022 EV6 (pictured) shares Hyundai's E-GMP platform with the Ioniq 5. Going forward, Hyundai and Kia will build lots of EVs on that same platform. The EV6's is a mix between a hatchback and a crossover. Later in the year, we find out that its expected range will be over 300 miles.

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