Chevy Blazer EV, Ford battery pack, VW CEO for Scout, solid-state carbon emissions: Reverse Week
Which brand introduced an affordable electric convertible?
Which cars outperformed gasoline equivalents in a study of the first 90 days of new car owners?
Here’s our look back at Reverse Week — right here at Green car report—For the week ending July 22, 2022.
GM revealed 2024 Chevy Blazer EV, nothing the same except for a name with the petrol Blazer relaunched in 2018. The Blazer EV will be offered in four trim levels, three battery packs and multiple drive configurations, with ranges up to 320 miles as expected by the automaker. At the same time, GM confirms that they are active “Purpose-built” Electric Pursuit Police Vehicle (PPV) model based on the performance version Blazer EV SS. If the flagship Blazer offers more than 300 miles of range, the larger Mach-E or Model Y size could put it in a good position for patrols.
Cadillac Celestiq concept
After weeks of teasers, GM’s Cadillac is finally done Celestiq car showwhich previews a hand-built electric luxury sedan.
Volkswagen confirmed that the US versions of the 2023 VW ID.4 to be built in the US in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The new model year also marks the introduction of a 62 kWh battery pack, with a version still expected to start at nearly $36,000.
Trailer for modern Scout electric pickups and SUVs
VW also surprised with two high-level executive changes this week. The German automaker has changed its American CEO, Scott Keogh, Leading brand of electric trucks and SUVs Scout—It might be suggested that he sees Scouting as a great opportunity, not a worthy endeavor. And on the global stage, the CEO Herbert Diess is resigning, was replaced by Porsche CEO Oliver Blume. Diess has overseen Volkswagen’s most extreme business transformation in generations, leading the entire VW Group in the direction of electric vehicles in the wake of the diesel scandal.
On Monday, Porsche revealed that it is working on “a new, all-electric luxury SUV” – suggesting that this could be a top electric SUV, perhaps equivalent to Cayenne. It’s ready for an all-electric version of its Macan compact SUV. Porsche also announced that they will bring a increased range and effectiveness to Taycan 2023 with a software update. Some of the Taycan’s previous year models will also receive improvements to thermal and charging management, wireless Android Auto, Spotify, and an improved charging station filter.
2023 Porsche Taycan
Ford on Thursday added more details on how it plans to have enough battery capacity to ramping up production for EV models on demand like the F-150 Lightning and the Mustang Mach-E. It plans to “localize” 40 GWh of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cell production and potentially put CATL’s cell-to-pack system into service. Ford also reported that a robot charging solution it’s being tested in Germany ready for use in the rest of the world — and what could first be a great solution for people with disabilities has a long-term potential for autonomous or chargeable vehicles. team.
Vietnam’s Vinfast continues to outgrow other electric vehicle startups – and it’s quite different from most of them. Electric vehicle manufacturer with some very big goals just opened America’s first six retail storesin California, and announced incentives worth $1.2 billion in North Carolina for a plant already planned there.
The Polestar 3 electric SUV can start around $75,000, according to a recent suggestion from the company’s CEO Thomas Ingenlath. If it delivers a performance hit at the base level, that could significantly undercut the BMW iX M60, Audi E-Tron S and Tesla Model X.
2023 Polestar 3
A top Hyundai executive in Europe confirmed that the company is working at the entry level, Electric car $20,000 for the Continent. With Hyundai America’s cheapest electric vehicle, the $35,295 Kona EV, and the sub-$20,000 Hyundai Accent recently discontinued, we wondered if such a product would be welcome in the US.
Solid-state battery technology alone can cut battery-related carbon emissions by 24% of an EV . battery, according to a new report from Minviro lifecycle analysts commissioned by Transport & Environment. With the use of sustainable materials, the reduction can be increased to 39%.
2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring plug-in hybrid
Ford is recalling more than 100,000 vehicles — including Hybrid version of Ford Maverick and Ford Escape, plus plug-in hybrid versions of Lincoln Corsair — on concerns about engine compartment fires. The recall concerns the vehicle’s active grille shutters and lower fender, but Ford explains that the specific fire risk is due to engine failure, but it’s unclear why the engine failure occurred. right from the start.
The USPS has confirmed, in a surprise at the end of an ongoing TV series, that it is currently looking to make 25,000 postal vehicles of the future run entirely on electricity. That’s half of the original 50,000 car purchases and several times what they originally announced. This comes after months of drama, including varying degrees of outrage and protest from the White House, Congress, environmental groups and the public.
2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS AMG
Hybrids and plug-in hybrids don’t perform as well as gas-powered non-electric models in JD Power’s annual customer attractiveness study, which measures the first 90 days of car ownership. new. EVs too – but, it discovered, there are some EV exceptions, like the Kia EV6 and the Mercedes EQS, beat comparable petrol cars.
Concept Model Mini Cooper SE Convertible
Currently, there isn’t an all-electric convertible on the U.S. market, but the Mini could change that — and it openly hints at how by introducing the ability once Mini Cooper SE Convertible. Did you buy one?