Which upcoming electrical automotive would possibly lead the posh market in aerodynamics?
Which automaker is reportedly engaged on a hydrogen fuel-cell SUV?
That is our look again on the Week In Reverse—proper right here at Inexperienced Automobile Stories—for the week ending July 3, 2020.
Our hottest piece of the week, certainly, was our first drive of the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid. The much-awaited Prime is because of arrive at U.S. dealerships beginning this month—albeit most likely not at a tempo to fulfill demand for a while.
2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime first drive. – July 2020
Porsche revealed a “base” model of its Taycan electrical automotive for China, with a single-motor, rear-wheel-drive format and elective air suspension. No choices have but been made as as to whether this mannequin is coming to the U.S.
Nissan has set a date for the debut of the production-bound Ariya electrical crossover—July 15—though the mannequin may not arrive within the U.S. till the second half of 2022.
Nissan Ariya Idea – CES 2020
GM additionally marked a date, for the debut of its upcoming Cadillac Lyriq EV. To be constructed on GM’s Ultium propulsion toolkit and BEV3 underpinnings, the Lyriq will set a brand new design route for the model and its a number of upcoming EVs.
Hyundai launched specs for the upcoming Santa Fe plug-In hybrid SUV that’s possible coming quickly to the U.S.—albeit not but formally confirmed.
Lucid claimed a coefficient of drag of simply 0.21 for its upcoming Air electrical automotive—making it the world’s most aerodynamically environment friendly luxurious automotive if it might hold that quantity for the manufacturing model due later this 12 months.
Lucid Air wind tunnel testing
Ford has shifted to checklist its Mustang Mach-E battery packs by usable capability as an alternative of by their gross/sum cell capability. It is a sensible transfer for transparency and assembly prospects’ expectations over the long term.
Loads of readers chimed in concerning the Nikola Badger, the upcoming electrical pickup from Nikola Motor Firm. Though Nikola has solely revealed its Badger pickup in sketches and renderings, and by no means delivered a manufacturing automobile, it’s taking $5,000 pre-order deposits for the truck, to be powered by batteries and hydrogen gas cells.
Jaguar Land Rover is reportedly engaged on a hydrogen fuel-cell SUV, as a part of a UK-funded program. Which of its fashions would possibly profit from the configuration?
Arrival, the UK-based business electrical automobile maker that initially bought discover fors quirky, retro-modern supply vans, has revealed an electrical bus that matches proper in with its aesthetic.
Arrival electrical bus
Tesla in some way completed Q2 with some unexpectedly constructive outcomes—delivering extra automobiles in April by means of June versus the primary quarter, even amid a worldwide pandemic and stay-at-home orders affecting many within the U.S. and Europe. And though this week introduced nothing definitive in continued reviews of negotiation over Austin, Texas, for its Cybertruck manufacturing unit, in line with paperwork filed in Germany, Tesla is cutting down its plans for its European Gigafactory—Giga Berlin—by reducing out the battery constructing. How will that work?
Politics is a part of the clean-transportation motion, and within the clear power motion plan revealed by Democrats within the U.S. Home this week would increase EVs and inexperienced power infrastructure however skip over lots of the Inexperienced New Deal’s social-justice gadgets.
1961 Bentley S3 and 1953 Jaguar XK120 EV conversion by Lunaz
And going again to final weekend: Do top-notch electrical conversions of uncommon basic automobiles, like these from UK-based Lunaz, do justice to the designs of the previous, or are they sacrilege to the expertise?
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