Faster-charging Taycan, 500-mile Lucid Air, F-150 Lightning boost, GM EV1 hybrid: Today’s Car News

Ford is reportedly doubling F-150 Lightning production. Lucid is poised to break the 500-mile range ceiling. The Porsche Taycan gets faster charging and parks itself. And another GM EV1 sits neglected. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

The 2022 Porsche Taycan gets a number of technology improvements, including a Turbo Charging Planner that will help speed up road-trip fast-charging stops, Android Auto compatibility, and a Remote Park Assist feature that’s a bit like Tesla Enhanced Summon. 

The Lucid Air Dream Edition now comes in Performance or Range versions—with the latter one still expected to earn a range rating over 500 miles. With a real-world range test, Lucid showed that this is possible—or nearly so—at normal freeway speeds. 

Ford has reportedly doubled its production targets for the F-150 Lightning electric pickup—to 80,000 annually by 2024. But even at that rate it would be roughly a tenth of total F-Series sales. With electric-truck reservations surging, will automakers—even Tesla, with its Cybertruck—be able to build enough?

And we brought you another story of an electric vehicle survivor—a rare GM EV1, of the sort now only seen in a few museums or special collections, that’s been hiding in plain sight on a Washington, D.C. street. But oh my, it’s been converted to a gasoline-sipping hybrid.

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