The battery maker SK Innovation this week began ramping up a large cell plant for U.S.-made EVs. Taking a look at repairs and upkeep, plug-in hybrids value lower than conventional fashions. And Canoo has some quick enjoyable with its naked electric-vehicle platform out within the open. This and extra, right here at Inexperienced Automobile Studies.
The California electrical car startup Canoo has proven its skateboard platform and the set of corresponding propulsion and mechanical elements in an uncommon venue—in action, on a dusty lake bed. With a minimum of 4 autos within the works from this platform, and an uncommon membership mannequin quite than gross sales, they’re already an attention-grabbing one to observe.
Two Georgia crops, now hiring and ramping as much as 2,600 jobs by 2024, will allow battery provider SK Innovation to produce cells for 300,000 EVs per year—together with upcoming EVs just like the Volkswagen ID.4 and Ford F-150 Electrical.
A brand new whitepaper out Thursday from Shopper Studies—digging into the group’s huge financial institution of reliability knowledge—confirms that EVs cost less to maintain and repair than conventional gasoline vehicles. The extra shocking a part of the discovering, although, is that plug-in hybrids are shut behind EVs and would possibly even be cheaper to maintain up into excessive mileage.
And over at Motor Authority: The Audi E-Tron GT electric super sedan has been spotted by spy photographers. Though it’s based mostly on the Porsche Taycan, it’s anticipated to share solely the windshield and have styling completely its personal.