An electrical pickup with in-wheel motors performs tug-of-war. A survey exhibits automotive suppliers need extra EVs and better mileage requirements. And an “electrified” Ram truck is on that means: Is it plug-in hybrid or totally electrical? This and extra, right here at Inexperienced Automobile Studies.

Lordstown Motors staged a stunt that repeats one executed by Tesla with its Cybertruck—with the Endurance electric pickup pulling the best-selling Ford F-150 pickup (the gasoline model) on moist grass, in a tug of struggle. With the Endurance utilizing in-wheel motors for the primary time in such a manufacturing automobile, it’s new territory although. 

The spine behind the auto {industry}—Tier 1 auto suppliers—overwhelmingly oppose the Trump administration rollback of gasoline financial system and emissions requirements and support stricter standards including more EVs, a survey launched Wednesday discovered. After all promoting tech is of their curiosity, however alternatively, it’s the place the majority of auto-industry jobs are. 

Fiat Chrysler Vehicles CEO Mike Manley urged within the firm’s quarterly monetary name that an electrified Ram pickup was on the best way. Though that led to numerous hypothesis this meant an all-electric truck, a plug-in hybrid Ram pickup is the more likely result, because it matches in with what FCA has stated previously and truly makes extra sense for serving to inexperienced the fleet. 

And over at The Automobile Connection: GM’s Super Cruise has come out on top in a check of 17 superior driver help programs (ADAS)—sure, far forward of the newest model of Tesla Autopilot.


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