California turns to superheroes to assist dispel EV myths. We verify in with the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid. And VW teases its Trinity venture that might rival Tesla in efficiency and autonomous driving. This and extra, right here at Inexperienced Automotive Experiences.
Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess has teased the corporate’s project that will potentially rival Tesla—together with autonomous driving functionality, a revamp for its house Wolfsburg plant and what the corporate says will probably be a “radically new manufacturing method.” Whether or not meaning a revival of VW’s Phaeton, or one thing actually unique, it’s all but to come back.
California is beginning to map out the way it will make 100% of its passenger-car and truck gross sales by 2035 all-electric, and one of many beginning factors is a Veloz marketing campaign that includes “Hulk” Mark Ruffalo and a cohort of real-life superheroes—focusing on dispelling outdated EV myths.
We posted a review update of the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid, and had been reminded that though it gives top-notch effectivity and, in ideally suited circumstances, much more all-electric vary than its 29-mile score signifies, it desires to be in cost about which mode is greatest.
And over at Motor Authority: The autonomous-driving expertise and mobility firm Cruise, which companions with Honda, together with GM and Microsoft, is headed to Japan and can begin testing prototypes there later this yr.