California’s getting robust on its emissions guidelines. Mercedes is stepping its EQS electrical flagship ahead. Arrival units up for U.S. manufacturing. And Elon Musk picks all of the numbers for winks and nods in a pricing transfer probably aimed to undercut rival Lucid. This and extra, right here at Inexperienced Automobile Reviews.
Tesla simply lowered costs on the Mannequin S household by $3,000. So chalk it up as fairly the coincidence that CEO Elon Musk lowered prices again hours after Lucid solidified its entry pricing for the Air—with Musk touchdown on a brand new $69,420 Mannequin S entry value.
Mercedes-Benz seems to be in the course of a whole rethink in its electric-vehicle technique. Based on a brand new report, it’s moving the EQS flagship up to the front of the road, as the primary of a brand new technology of EVs from Mercedes to reach within the U.S., throughout the subsequent yr or so. In the meantime it’s downplaying the higher-volume and shared-mobility sides of its EQ model.
Arrival, the UK firm recognized for its fashionable city EV supply vans, has introduced that it is going to be constructing electrical buses, and maybe different vans, for the U.S. at a South Carolina plant, with manufacturing because of begin in a couple of yr.
California is aiming to smell out emissions cheats with a brand new laboratory and stiffer penalties arriving in 2021. However within the meantime, it’s issued a warning letter to automakers, urging them to come clean on cheats, workarounds, and defeat gadgets.
And over at The Automobile Connection: The 2021 Toyota Prius lastly will get compatibility for each Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. A stronger set of active-safety options is now included, too.