The Tesla Mannequin Y normal vary arrives simply in time to face off with the Ford Mustang Mach-E. We check out Mach-E vary. A few of Europe nonetheless doesn’t see EVs as a inexperienced selection. And Geely and Baidu create a brand new EV firm, whereas rumors swirl about Hyundai and Apple. This and extra, right here at Inexperienced Automotive Experiences.
The Tesla Model Y Standard Range has arrived, simply in time to rival the Ford Mustang Mach-E on entry degree pricing. At $43,190, the bottom Mannequin Y provides 244 miles of vary and a claimed 5.3-second 0-60 mph time.
A Ford Mustang Mach-E real-world range test not too long ago confirmed us that at 70 mph the Mach-E returns about precisely what the EPA numbers counsel—however as with all EVs you need to to some vary calculations of your personal to set these expectations.
The search-engine big Baidu and the worldwide automaker Geely have introduced the formation of a joint electric car company in China. Stated to be centered round autonomous-vehicle tech, Geely will provide its SEA platform for next-generation EVs (for use by Volvo and Polestar) whereas Baidu will deal with the software program and intelligent-driving items.
A survey spanning a number of continents, by the provider Continental, has underscored some differences in EV acceptance between areas of the world—together with a lag in how Western Europe sees EVs as optimistic for the atmosphere.
Colorado’s Lightning eMotors is likely one of the first firms to broadly deploy a equipment that may upfit existing diesel motor-coach buses to fully electric—at decrease value and decrease carbon affect.
And over at Motor Authority, Hyundai and Apple are reportedly on the verge of a deal that might lead to a “beta model” of an Apple automobile as quickly as 2022—for a product to comply with in 2024. This follows information that the 2 firms are in talks, with Hyundai certainly one of a number of potential firms to produce a platform and battery technology.