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Tesla charges Ford, details Silverado EV, BMW i5, addresses charger reliability: The Week in Reverse

Which car manufacturer won’t produce 600-mile electric cars?

Is megawatt charging a threat to hydrogen fuel cell technology?

Here’s our look back at the Reversal Week—right here at the Green Car Report—for the week ending May 26, 2023.

The biggest EV news of the week arrives on Thursday, when Ford and Tesla make announcements that could change the landscape of EV charging forever: Ford is using Tesla’s charging port for future EVs, as well as providing Supercharger access with an adapter for existing EVs starting next year. Now, will other smaller automakers also jump to Tesla’s standards?

Ford Mustang Mach-E and Tesla Supercharger

Ford Mustang Mach-E and Tesla Supercharger

That comes after two pieces of news about the Ford EV from earlier in the week. Don’t bother waiting for an electric Ford Expedition Lightning to complement the F-150 Lightning. Ford announced on Monday that Three-row electric SUV coming in 2025 will be a groundbreaking “personal bullet train”—with a comprehensive focus on efficiency resulting in 350 miles of range from a 100 kWh battery pack and 150 miles from a 10-minute charge. And as Ford CEO Jim Farley explains, as part of an effort to control costs and build better electric cars, the automaker is simply trying to use the smallest battery. for competitive scope. It means Ford won’t go to 600 miles in its electric vehicle.

Ford SUV 3 rows of seats 2025 -

Ford SUV 3 rows of seats 2025 –

In a completely different direction, Cadillac has announced plans to produce an all-electric version of its coveted large Escalade SUV. Luxury brand GM claims model, badged IQ scale and will be revealed later this year, will be “another kind of electric vehicle”.

The BMW i5 2024 revealed on Wednesday is basically All-electric BMW 5-Series. With a starting price of $67,795 and a driving range for the entry model of 295 miles on the EPA cycle, it claims to offer the same passenger space as other gasoline-powered 5-Series models.

The upcoming EX30 will be available Volvo’s lowest carbon footprint ever in a production model from the brand, it said. The Volvo EX30 will reduce carbon emissions by 25% over its life cycle compared to the improved XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge, with more recycled materials and “100% climate-neutral electricity”.

Chevrolet Silverado EV 2024

Chevrolet Silverado EV 2024

More information about the Chevrolet Silverado EV Work Truck (WT) 2024 has been revealed ahead of the upcoming deliveries. Among the new details: The WT and its base battery will be available to retail customers, but not for other WT versions. Knowing this, we considered Silverado EV WT vs F-150 Lightning Pro in terms of price and range.

As it oversees the rollout of a $7.5 billion nationwide network of EV chargers, the federal government is Addresses EV charger reliability in the US That means collaborating with companies on hardware and software, and opening up a portal to reporting uptime and error codes.

Toyota Sienna 2023

Toyota Sienna 2023

Toyota announced last week that it plans to increase hybrid production in the US to meet what it says is strong demand for hybrid models. The same manufacturing complex in Kentucky is expected to begin production of fuel cell modules this year.

BMW and California company Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) have built a smart charging partnership before with a pilot program (and later field trials) looking at How EVs can supplement home and grid energy. With a BMW i4, it could help to double the amount that a typical home uses every day back to the grid—at peak times when it can help promote renewable energy use .

2022 BMW i4 eDrive40

2022 BMW i4 eDrive40

While enthusiasm for hydrogen fuel cell passenger vehicles has waned, it seems poised for a new push into other pickups and heavy-duty trucks. Megawatt will effectively charge nix hydrogen and its top advantage till now is refueling time?

hyundai Rental prices for Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6 are currently lower than prices from Tesla, according to a report that dug into the numbers. Again, support for the Commercial Clean Vehicle Credit loophole applies to EV leases — even if they are imported.

2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5

2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5

Straight to the point, Hyundai and LG this morning confirmed the final details for a joint venture battery plant in Georgia that will supply Hyundai EV Metaplant with American-made batteries for Georgia EV Metaplant. That plant will have the capacity to produce 300,000 electric vehicles a year, though the company has yet to confirm which models those will be from Hyundai, Kia or Genesis.

Future Stellantis electric vehicles later in the decade—from Jeep, Ram or Chrysler, for example—could capitalize on the potential Lithium-sulfur battery technology increases range, reduces weight. Through Stellaantis Ventures, it invested in California’s Lyten, which claims to be “the path to achieving the lowest-emissions EV battery on the global market,” in a cell type that can be manufactured globally. bridge. But still progress is being made on cycle life and degradation.

Electric cars cost 47% more than internal combustion cars, but are 29% more fuel efficient. That’s a finding from a recent data collection on used vehicles for sale — and it confirms previous findings from academia that Tesla leads other EVs in driving miles. But perhaps policy needs to focus more on those “gasoline super consumers”.

Tesla Model WILL

Tesla Model WILL

Despite all the chatter about electric vehicle battery life and how many miles their drivers don’t travel, Trams don’t stay in the fleet for long like petrol models, and as we look for more EV applications that’s a potential problem. What’s to blame?

And What’s all the fuss about AM radio in EVs? Some automakers say it’s electrical interference; some say that no one is listening to AM; others point to the lack of AM radios in Europe. Either way, Ford yesterday decided this wasn’t a war worth fighting and agreed to bring back AM radio in its electric vehicles.


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