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Chevy electric car, Toyota Tacoma EV, Aptera charger, Tesla discount: Reverse week

Owners of which two popular car brands are switching to Tesla at a rapid rate?

Which company can build VW’s Scout electric truck?

Here’s our look back at the Reversal Week—right here at the Green Car Report—for the week ending December 2, 2022.

Honda announced that it will make a hydrogen fuel cell version of the CR-V starting in 2024. Made in Ohio, the CR-V Fuel Cell will also provide a charging port for short-range driving around town without hydrogen.

Mercedes-Benz suggests that it eSprinter electric car could be the new standard for efficiency. In actual, third-party certified range—and in the long, high-pitched version—it indicates a range of about 300 miles from a usable battery capacity of about 110 kWh.

Check out the range and efficiency of the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter

Check out the range and efficiency of the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter

The Chevrolet FNR-XE Concept EV recently shown by GM in China (at the top) is the first such model to show how the company’s Ultium platform can be applied to mass-produced passenger cars.

On the other hand, loyal customers of Honda and Toyota are defect for Tesla at high speeds, according to a new study. Nearly 29% of Tesla buyers come from those two brands. Honda currently has no electric vehicles in its lineup in the US, while Toyota only has one, the bZ4X crossover.

Aptera, the startup developing a solar-powered tricycle with a range of up to 1,000 miles, has confirmed that it will use a Tesla charging port and connector, with the corresponding charging device from Lectron.

Tesla Supercharger V4 cable, up to 1 megawatt

Tesla Supercharger V4 cable, up to 1 megawatt

Tesla confirmed megawatt charging technology for Cybertruck and Semiincorporates a new, specially cooled cable that works with the existing Tesla connector instead of switching to the Megawatt Charging Standard (MCS) connector associated with the CCS.

Lightyear 0 has started production in Finland, and it is claimed to be the first mass-produced solar EV. The company plans to build only 150 cars for this first model, which will cost around $260,000.

Canoo provided a prototype electric light tactical vehicle to the United States Army. The single vehicle completes the July contract and will determine if the Army commits to ordering production versions.

Canoo light tactical vehicle (LTV)

Canoo light tactical vehicle (LTV)

VinFast Vietnam confirmed to ship the first batch of 999 VF 8 electric SUV headed to the USWill be delivered at the end of December.

In production-related news, Hyundai and one of South Korea’s battery suppliers, SK On, formed an alliance US Electric Vehicle Facility will comply with the battery and mineral sourcing requirements of the Inflation Recovery Act—potentially qualifying future Hyundai, Kia and Genesis models for a 7,500 EV tax credit. dollars. Ford announced that it was done 150,000 electric Mustang Mach-E SUVs. While that number is much higher than originally expected at this point, it still has to work to catch up with the Tesla Model Y. And Volkswagen is said to be negotiating with Foxconn to potentially build vehicles for its upcoming brand of Scout electric trucks. Previously, VW had been looking for a new independent factory location in the US for the Scout, so this marks a change.

Ford Mustang Mach-E at Drammen port, Norway

Ford Mustang Mach-E at Drammen port, Norway

A detailed survey earlier this month suggested there could be significant demand, particularly among Millennials, for a smaller electric truck. But the truck of choice—the Electric vehicle Toyota Tacoma—does not exist and is unconfirmed.

The EPA on Thursday proposed The target of renewable fuel standards for the period of 2023-2025, calls for the enhancement of most biofuels and allows biomethane for electricity generation for the first time—if accounting shows it is used to charge electric vehicles. However, not everyone who is usually on the side of the green car preference thinks this is a good idea for electric vehicle adoption.

Alternative Fuel Corridor for Electric Vehicles - DOE Alternative Fuels Data Center, November 2022

Alternative Fuel Corridor for Electric Vehicles – DOE Alternative Fuels Data Center, November 2022

Where do you want to see? future EV fast charging routes may go? While Electrify America and Tesla can be difficult to predict, the Alternative Fuel Corridor map provides a snapshot of the federal electric vehicle charging network by mid-decade.

One future Volkswagen e-Golf is again a possibility, according to a report from Germany, as VW considers wider use of its MEB platform.

PlugOut-5 inverter for Toyota/Lexus hybrid vehicle

PlugOut-5 inverter for Toyota/Lexus hybrid vehicle

With hardware that is almost 10 years old, you can use one Toyota Prius for emergency power backup. It’s a reminder that if you need the most basic backup for your home, you don’t have to commit to an expensive electric truck or home energy storage system.

Caterpillar showed how to scale electric cars — with a mammoth electric mining truck that could, without exhaust from the exhaust, be used to move the raw materials needed to make them.

2019 Tesla Cybertruck Prototype (Petersen Automobile Museum)

2019 Tesla Cybertruck Prototype (Petersen Automobile Museum)

From the 1997 AC Propulsion inspiration for the Roadster, to the Cybertruck prototype we’ve been waiting for, Tesla Show at LA’s Petersen Automobile Museum more rounded production models and top-level bragging rights.

And if you’re shopping for a new electric vehicle this weekend, there’s a rare offer on Tesla models—the automaker is offering a $3,750 off Model 3 and Model Y, in some cases, through December. Well, that’s the same amount that some Tesla models will be eligible for under the revised EV tax credit starting January 1.


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