Why are EVs a group so prone to trouble, according to a respectable study?
What could the Supreme Court’s EPA ruling mean for your electric vehicle’s carbon emissions?
Here’s our look back at Reverse Week — right here at Green car report—For the week ending July 2, 2022.
We brought you the first Review of the Cadillac Lyriq 2023, and found this electric SUV to be a great start in charting the GM luxury brand towards a full portfolio of electric vehicles. Even in single-engine form, we’ve found it to be an impressive performer — especially in its handling and handling.
2023 Cadillac Lyriq
The Hyundai Ioniq 6 electric sedan revealed this week takes the beautiful design of the Prophecy concept car and the detailed approach of the Ioniq 5 crossover. But don’t expect them to look the same anywhere. With expected class-leading gas, efficiency and range, it could be the Tesla Model 3’s strongest rival.
At the beginning of the week, Volkswagen revealed The concept of ID.Aero—Which, true to its name, is a very aerodynamic sedan. The spacious, US-limited Aero will be built on the MEB platform, shared with the ID.4 and the upcoming ID.Buzz van, and can return approximately 300 miles within the EPA-based range. its WLTP results.
Volkswagen ID.Aero concept
It looks like recent sales of Toyota EVs and plug-in hybrid models have been enough to get the automaker past the 200,000-mile cumulative sales milestone. Eliminate EV tax credits for Toyota and Lexus. That would leave buyers with a BZ4X or RAV4 Prime in less than three months, among other models, and could claim $7,500, have a tax license—and, of course, unless they’re National members. festival.
One of the fundamental studies from survey giant JD Power, its annual IQS, found that EVs are more prone to problems than its internal combustion counterpart. But that’s not the fundamentals of EVs; it’s all the weird stuff — new looks, unique hardware, and other new connected car tech that automakers are packing into them.
Lion C electronic school bus
We also reviewed How does it feel to drive a big electric bus? from Lion Electric, one of a number of companies looking to transform the big yellow bus experience. It’s an ideal format for EV adoption, because of their fairly short routes, predictable downtime, and diesel emissions that keep them away from children.
With an investment from Germany’s Siemens — a “low in the triple digits” amount — plus additional investment from VW, Electrify America has its first capital raiseg beyond its original plan. Does that help put it on the path to being a viable alternative to the Tesla Supercharger network?
Rivian announced on Monday that first three DC fast charging sites opens this week — in California and Colorado, as part of the so-called Rivian Adventure Network. Each will allow R1T or R1S drivers to achieve a range of up to 140 miles in 20 minutes, according to the company.
GM and EVgo expand metro fast charging
GM is adding Plug and charge capability across the entire EV product line, starting with the EVgo charging network. And yes, that includes the Chevy Bolt EV and EUV. The convenience, which makes creating redundant separate apps, cards or fobs, has been supported by Ford, Mercedes, Porsche, Lucid and VW, among others.
The Chevrolet Silverado EV electric pickup It has appeared in the final testing and confirmation phase, based on several teaser images released by GM this week. Will the Silverado EV arrive before its early 2023 due date and follow through on the accelerated timeline GM has managed to make for the Cadillac Lyriq and GMC Hummer EV?
2024 Chevrolet Silverado prototype EV
An issue affecting tire pressure monitoring has resulted in a recall of some F-150 Lightning electric pickups. One online repair for Lightning is on the rise, and if you test your pressure the old-fashioned way, you can’t go wrong.
Cylindrical format 2170 Aptera’s “never charge” EV battery cell, which supports ranges up to 1,000 miles, will come from China’s EVE Energy, the company confirmed this week. That’s in addition to a recent confirmation that it will use the all-wheel drive from Elaphe in the production version.
Compare 4680 with 2170 – Panasonic
Offers the latest in CATL . cell-to-pack technology more power and power than Tesla’s 4680 format in packaged form, the company boasted this week, with the release of more details on the system. Centered around prismatic cells, it uses an “out-of-the-box” water-cooled design to accommodate more energy-dense futuristic cells and a 10-minute DC fast charge.
UK hobbyists who want to turn their Land Rover vehicles into electric SUVs can now do so with drop-in EV adapter. Versions for Jeeps, Broncos and other classic SUVs could reach a similar position in the US.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 Named IIHS+ Top Safety Pick, Based On Several top level crash test results and safety ratings. That’s a good sign for the Kia EV6 and Genesis GV60 — as well as the upcoming Ioniq 6 — both built on the same platform.
Hyundai reported delaying the next Nexo hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. With development on a Genesis luxury fuel cell model suspended, that has led to some speculation as to whether larger changes will come as Hyundai pushes more heavily into battery-powered models while still maintaining a low profile. save battery for larger formats.
Neither the performance of electric vehicles nor the upstream emissions from the generation of electric vehicles are directly counted in US vehicle emissions standards. Is this a lost opportunitywhen we promote all means to greater efficiency?
2023 Toyota bZ4X at EVgo charging station
And let’s not forget this week’s other big regulatory story. We reviewed the Supreme Court’s EPA ruling and What does it mean for your electric vehicle’s carbon footprint?. Electric cars are only as clean as the grid they plug into, and after the failure of a free-market approach to regulate carbon emissions, the future is no longer certain.