Which automaker this week agreed to cease siding with the Trump administration?
And what risk did Tesla’s Elon Musk counsel for Europe?
That is our look again on the Week In Reverse—proper right here at Inexperienced Automotive Reviews—for the week ending November 27, 2020.
This week GCR took a very brief first drive in the 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge. Though not sufficient to get a really feel for charging, vary, or basic day-to-day usability, it was sufficient to get some first impressions of the 208-mile electrical crossover.
Nissan Ariya prototype first look – Los Angeles, November 2020
We additionally obtained an up-close first look at the 2022 Nissan Ariya—nonetheless in prototype kind—and summed up its first impressions and what’s going to distinguish the electrical SUV from rivals just like the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Volkswagen ID.4.
Ford confirmed official EPA certification for the 2021 Mustang Mach-E at 300 miles of range—in rear-wheel-drive kind, with the Prolonged Vary Battery. And we famous that essentially the most inexpensive variations of the Mustang Mach-E actually undercut the Chevrolet Bolt EV hatchback when you think about Ford’s eligibility for the $7,500 EV tax credit score.
2021 Volkswagen ID.4
The Volkswagen ID.4 was also rated for range and efficiency. As the primary of a era of electrical vehicles to be constructed on VW’s MEB platform for mass-market EVs, the 250-mile vary outcome landed precisely the place the automaker had anticipated it to be.
Normal Motors introduced that it will stop siding with the Trump administration and its challenges to California’s proper to set its personal stricter emission requirements—in addition to its EV mandate. Some fizz was taken out of the announcement because it was made the identical day that the Biden transition workforce was given the formal go-ahead.
As GM plans to make Cadillac all-electric by the tip of the last decade, not all sellers are bought on the concept, in keeping with a report—and so GM is giving them the option to simple sell out.
Electrical truck plans and pairing up with EV startups are two traits for main automakers, and Nissan may probably be participating in each. It’s reportedly in talks with Detroit’s Hercules Vehicles over a possible strategic partnership. Does that imply a future Nissan electrical truck, or that the Hercules effort shall be Nissan Titan–based mostly?
Karma Automotive is suing Lordstown Motors over the claims that the Ohio electric-truck startup stole mental property referring to infotainment tech. Lordstown is looking it “fantasy.”
2020 Tesla Mannequin Y
Tesla CEO Elon Musk hinted of another range boost, to 435 miles, probably on the best way for some Tesla autos—and once more famous the opportunity of a compact hatchback for Europe.
And a few versions of the Tesla Model X and Model Y were recalled this week—every for utterly totally different causes, however each for issues that relate to meeting points.