Which automaker sees 50 miles as the best electrical vary for plug-in hybrids?
How can the EV battery system grow to be extra sustainable?
That is our look again on the Week In Reverse—proper right here at Inexperienced Automotive Experiences—for the week ending September 11, 2020.
The manufacturing model of the 2021 Lucid Air has been revealed, with a worth ranging as much as $169,000—or about $80,000 if you happen to’re keen to attend till 2022. It additionally used the event to tease its upcoming SUV, due in 2023, with images of the Undertaking Gravity SUV idea.
Lucid Undertaking Gravity – from video clip throughout Air debut
GM and Nikola introduced a partnership that can end in GM constructing the Nikola Badger fuel-cell-electric pickup and supplying fuel-cell and battery parts for Nikola’s industrial vans. And GM revealed extra a couple of know-how first that’s on the best way in its new technology of electrical automobiles: a wi-fi battery administration system.
With buzz constructing for the September reveal of the ID.four electrical crossover, Volkswagen confirmed a few of the mannequin’s inside and interface, and far of it follows what’s options within the ID.Three hatchback now beginning to be delivered in Europe.
VW CEO Herbert Diess reportedly let Tesla CEO Elon Musk drive the ID.Three and examine the ID.four up shut. Whereas Musk reportedly stated, “I believe for a non-sporty automotive it is fairly good,” considered one of Germany’s high automotive magazines gave its home mass-market electrical automotive, the Volkswagen ID.3, a scathing evaluation that criticized its meeting high quality and infotainment—though it lauded the ID.3’s dynamics.
2020 Volkswagen ID Three manufacturing at aircraft in Zwickau, Germany
Audi confirmed that plug-in hybrids stay an essential a part of its technique this decade, with fashions that provide one thing nearer to 50 miles of electrical vary on the best way, in addition to RS fashions that can exploit the know-how’s full efficiency potential.
Hyundai and the battery provider SK Innovation have allied to reconceive the EV battery “ecosystem” round sustainability and stability—with a mannequin that may pull the market towards leasing batteries and together with second-life plans from the beginning.
Among the finest lease offers of the yr on the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV is unique to Costco members.
2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV charging at Electrify America web site, Kelso, Washington
India is contemplating a plan that can mandate electric-vehicle chargers at every of the nation’s 69,000 state-owned gasoline stations.
Aiways is the primary of many Chinese language EV startups—versus established automakers, with present international ties—to ship its automobiles in Europe.
BMW is recalling some 2020-2021 BMW and Mini plug-in hybrids for a battery challenge that would doubtlessly end in a fireplace.
The 500,000th Nissan Leaf
Nissan has made greater than 500,000 Leaf electrical vehicles. Though it took Tesla a lot shorter than Nissan’s 10 years, the Leaf stands out for being the primary mass-produced EV.
And final weekend, we famous that Jeep is reportedly planning to construct a community of solar-powered charging stations for standard off-road trails in California and Utah—in order that consumers of the lately detailed Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid may benefit from the sounds of nature, not the engine.
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