Which firm revealed each an electrical cargo van and a flying automobile this week?
Why is Tesla being requested to recall so a lot of its automobiles for failing touchscreens?
That is our look again on the Week In Reverse—proper right here at Inexperienced Automotive Studies—for the week ending January 15, 2021.
Our real-world range test of the Ford Mustang Mach-E, one in all our most-read tales of the week, underscored that it received’t disappoint should you observe what the adjusted EPA quantity for freeway effectivity suggests.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E
And the Tesla Model Y Standard Range has joined the lineup, at $43,190, with 244 miles of vary and a claimed 0-60 mph time of 5.3 seconds.
Nio revealed its flagship ET7 luxurious sedan, sized intently with the Mannequin S and together with the debut of a 150-kw battery pack with solid-state cells that occupies no extra space than the corporate’s smaller packs.
2022 Nio ET7
At a digital CES, GM revealed a brand new standalone enterprise referred to as BrightDrop that focuses on electrifying the supply ecosystem; a part of it’s a new EV600 electric cargo van. Along with teasing a flying automobile idea, it supplied glimpses of the very luxurious Cadillac Celestiq electric flagship that may supply four-wheel steering and a four-quadrant smart-glass roof.
Sony has as soon as once more proven the Vision-S electric car; a yr after its preliminary shock debut, the Imaginative and prescient-S is not referred to as an idea, and the tech firm confirmed it being examined on European roads.
Renault revealed an all-electric, retro-styled revival of the R5 Turbo, which grew to become a WRC championship-winning hot-hatch icon within the Nineteen Seventies and ‘80s.
Renault 5 Prototype
Lordstown Motors confirmed that it now has 100,000 pre-orders for its Endurance electric pickup that the corporate plans to construct in Ohio beginning in September.
Lightning eMotors is likely one of the first corporations to extensively deploy a equipment that may upfit existing diesel motor coaches to fully electric, saving cash and CO2 impression.
The 2022 Ioniq 5 is main a brand new line of EVs from Hyundai, and the automaker launched a primary glimpse of the prototype, trying very like the 45 idea proven in 2019.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 prototype
The worldwide automaker Geely and the search engine big Baidu have introduced a joint electric car company in China centered round autonomous-vehicle tech.
The provider Continental has underscored that some variations in EV acceptance—and even how inexperienced customers see EVs—exist between regions of the world.
There was a flurry of exercise from the federal authorities this week. NHTSA has asked for Tesla to recall 158,000 Model S and Model X vehicles ranging by way of the 2018 mannequin yr for a really excessive price of failure of its touchscreens, which home some safety-critical capabilities. In the meantime, NHTSA crash-test results for the Tesla Model Y are top-tier in each doable manner, intently following Mannequin 3 outcomes.
2021 Tesla Mannequin Y – U.S. NCAP crash-testing
The NTSB mentioned earlier this week that automakers want to supply extra element to emergency responders on the fire and high-voltage risks regarding EVs which were in high-speed crashes.
Automakers have been given but another delay on steeper fines for failing to satisfy federal gas financial system requirements. It’s a Trump administration parting present, although it’s prone to be once more overturned within the courts.
Seattle-based Recurrent hopes to supply a “rich data resume” to electric-car owners that may assist prop up resale values and provides consumers a bit of extra reassurance on battery situation and longer-term possession prices.
2019 Chevrolet Volt
And should you’re excited about a used EV: Normal Motors additionally prolonged 0% financing to factory-certified used Bolt EV and Volt models; the uncommon deal may need one thing to do with present battery points on older Bolt EVs and the arrival later this yr of the Bolt EUV.