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Used Tesla deals, F-150 Lightning price increase, Kia EV9 details, tax credit criteria: The Week in Reverse

Which electric vehicle manufacturer has decided to go open source with its driver assistance features?

Will the battery “brick” your EV after a certain number of years or miles?

Here’s our look back at the Reversal Week—right here at the Green Car Report—for the week ending March 31, 2023.

Used car prices of all kinds have plummeted in recent months, but Tesla Model 3 has taken the lead in used EV prices. The price of the Model 3 has dropped 21.5% since September 2022, as reported by iSeeCars—the biggest drop in a study of used car list prices. Potential deals on used Tesla vehicles appear to be part of the flip side of the EV price hike that reached a fever pitch in late 2021 and early 2022.

Kia EV9 2024

Kia EV9 2024

Kia has revealed the specifications and various details on Electric SUV EV9 2024. Shaped to rival both petrol models like the Toyota Highlander and electric vehicles like the Rivian R1S, the EV9 will reach around 300 miles in some form, restoring nearly 150 miles of range in 15 minutes. and is a 3.7 kW power bank vehicle, with future Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) capabilities. Other notable features include a Level 3 driver assistance system and an app store that allows for Enhanced mode.

Hyundai revealed the design of Love Song 2024—Combination included—and it’s not just a simple upgrade. A new faceplate is more in line with the vehicle’s aerodynamic profile, bringing and inside shifting gears at the steering column that maximizes space. The rest of the car’s details have also been revealed, but specifics about the Hybrid have yet to be released.

hyundai sonata 2024

hyundai sonata 2024

Jeep revealed Magneto 3.0 EV concept based on Wranglerand it points to the Wrangler-inspired Jeep Recon EV that will debut in North America next year.

GMC teased yesterday that coming Hummer EV SUV overlanding concept Take on an off-grid adventure with rooftop solar panels and more.

GMC Hummer EV SUV overlanding concept

GMC Hummer EV SUV overlanding concept

Ford was once again price increase on the basis of the F-150 Lightning electric pickup trucks and some models further in the lineup. That leaves the base Pro version of this truck nearly 50% higher than it was less than a year ago.

The Tesla Model X 2022-2023 is under investigation by the federal government because of a possible seat belt failure, affecting up to 50,000 vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the problem reported in some vehicles appears to be assembly-related.

On Wednesday, California’s Faraday Future announced that it has once again production starts on the long-awaited FF91ahead of a launch event in late April—nearly five years after the original car entered production.

Faraday Future FF91

Faraday Future FF91

With guidance for the key mineral claim rules issued on Friday and due to be issued on April 18, the number of Credit-eligible electric vehicles will be significantly reducedand the amount that many current models are eligible to receive will be reduced from $7,500 to $3,750. But with the inclusion of free trade partners, by a loose definition, documents from Japan and South Korea, among many countries, will be included. That involves an agreement with Japan in which some EV-related battery materials from the country would qualify for a larger amount of the tax credit.

The Department of Energy’s charging station locator will soon include charging cost and charging speed (capacity)at the port level, of every publicly accessible charger in the United States, according to an update this week from the White House.

Prometheus carbon neutral fuel

Prometheus carbon neutral fuel

The European Union announced earlier in the week that it would push ahead with a plan to ban the sale of new gas and diesel passenger cars in member states by 2035, despite a concession to Germany allowing a loophole for vehicles designed to ignite electronic fuel made of carbon obtained from the atmosphere.

And with a strategic agreement announced last week, Toyota and one of its top suppliers, Denso, are moving ahead with plans to partner with inductive wireless charging company Electreon. Wireless charging on Toyota electric vehicles—as a way of enabling smaller batteries, reducing the load on the grid and making it easier to incorporate renewables.

Toyota RAV4 Prime - Electreon Dynamic Wireless Charging

Toyota RAV4 Prime – Electreon Dynamic Wireless Charging

A smart application of a diagnostic tool applied via over-the-air update allows Lucid to reduce the number of recalls for a faulty contactor in his Air electric vehicle. This is one of many time- and resource-intensive cases for OTA updates.

Aptera’s three-wheeled solar electric vehicle will be the first factory vehicle to use Openpilot driver assistance software, as well as Aptera-specific code that will enable red light and stop signs recognition as well as the “navigation on Openpilot” feature. That could serve well as a highway companion, given the company’s decision to add DC fast charging to the 400-mile Launch Edition.

Aptera announces Openpilot integration

Aptera announces Openpilot integration

LG Energy Solutions announced a $5.5 billion battery factory in Arizona— the largest battery manufacturing investment in the US, according to the company. The plant will make cylindrical cells for electric vehicles, as well as LFP bag cells linked to energy storage systems.

And not, Battery degradation is unlikely to damage your EV. That myth is broken when diving into user data from battery analysis company Recurrent—emphasizing that the battery pack is only replaced within about 1.5% of EV.


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