Which EV charging community revamped its pricing?
Which mannequin did Volkswagen name “the driving power” behind its pivot to electrical vehicles?
That is our look again on the Week In Reverse—proper right here at Inexperienced Automotive Experiences—for the week ending September 18, 2020.
The Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, and Ford Escape will quickly have a extra direct rival from Hyundai, within the type of the 2022 Tucson Hybrid and plug-in hybrid variations that might be a part of the redesigned mannequin revealed Monday night. The daring design and expanded tech options can even assist broaden the Tucson’s enchantment.
2022 Hyundai Tucson
The electric version of the Ford F-150 pickup may have a dual-motor format and an “monumental” frunk, the automaker revealed earlier this week, coinciding with a manufacturing begin for gasoline and hybrid variations of the truck.
Common Motors has utilized the Ultium Drive label to its proprietary electric-drive part set, outdoors of the battery pack itself. Does it examine to GM’s legacy in making small-block V-8s and Turbo-Hydramatic transmissions right into a gold commonplace that it might provide to different automakers?
GM additionally set a reveal date for its GMC Hummer EV—October 20—and steered that the Hummer EV’s Crab Mode means four-wheel steering. And it’s reportedly wanting into making use of its Ultium battery technique for an electric air taxi.
GMC Hummer EV Crab Mode
The Kia ‘CV’ electric vehicle arriving subsequent 12 months, the primary of seven devoted EVs from the model due by 2027, will set a brand new design course for the model, Kia revealed Wednesday.
The Volkswagen ID.4 electrical crossover might be constructed on not less than three continents, and VW plans to sell 500,000 of them annually by 2025, executives confirmed this week.
Hyundai introduced expanded availability for its Nexo hydrogen fuel-cell crossover—by one dealership.
Rivian supplied an up-close take a look at the assembly of pre-production versions of its R1T electric pickup which can be getting used for testing and validation. They verify that plenty of design particulars—together with the weird headlights—will made it by way of to manufacturing.
Rivian R1T pre-production
Electrify America fully revamped its pricing, with billing by the kwh in all of the states the place it’s permitted, plus lowered costs by the minute.
Kenworth put its lineup of medium-duty electric commercial trucks on sale; they’re good for supply and regional hauling, with as much as 200 miles of vary.
GM and EVgo broaden major-metro quick charging
Electrical automobile drivers are keeping more to home charging during the pandemic, steered a brand new survey, with the usage of DC quick charging dropping significantly this 12 months in comparison with subsequent. Quick charging networks have continued to develop, nevertheless.
The provider Delphi Applied sciences has confirmed it will supply 800-volt inverters for a luxurious automaker’s future electrical vehicles—a part of plans to three out of the highest 4 world premium automakers.
Ballard Energy Techniques has proven its next-generation fuel-cell stack developed with Audi; plans for the unit haven’t but been introduced.
Worksport TerraVis photo voltaic tonneau charging system
Final weekend we checked out a brand new solar tonneau system that’s a superb match to assist complement battery cost in all the electrical pickup vans on the way in which, in addition to to assist energy a variety of equipment in any pickup.
And in gentle of the pandemic, and the forest-fire smoke blanketing the West, there’s been loads of consideration to air high quality. Volvo is claiming the first system that can assess the levels of PM2.5 (high quality particulate) air pollution inside automobile cabins. And plug in when you can; a quicker transition to electrical automobiles can save 6,300 lives annually in 2050, tasks the American Lung Affiliation, in a report launched this week.