Winning F-150 Lightning, Ram electric truck concept, VW ID.7 prototype, Rivian truck: The Week in Reverse
Which popular electric vehicle has increased in price in the same week that it is once again eligible for the $7,500 EV tax credit?
What is the brand name of the Sony-Honda electric vehicle joint venture?
Here’s our look back at the Reversal Week—right here at the Green Car Report—for the week ending January 6, 2023.
The Ford F-150 Lightning is our Green Car Report Best Cars to Buy in 2023. Yes, it’s a truck, not a car, but Lightning is the kind of catalyst for electric vehicle adoption that we can support—to show people it’s possible to make familiar things happen. how to get better, powered by electricity.
Concept Ram 1500 Revolution BEV
This week’s CES in Las Vegas serves as the backdrop for a number of key EV and tech announcements. Stellantis reveals a All-electric Ram truck, called the 1500 Revolution BEV Concept. The spacious trunk, jumpable third-row seats, and 18-foot (or more) space to carry wood or similar goods suggest that Ram is aiming for convenience, while the flamboyant design and close-in interface. like no buttons hinting at a radical remake. We’ll see in just a few months with an electric Ram truck in production.
The company also confirmed this week that a Ram electric truck extended range is also in development—and it will play an important role in the Ram product line and ensure that it stays ahead of the competition.
Afeela electric sedan prototype
The Sony-Honda electric car, slated to be built in Ohio, now has a name — or at least a brand name. A refreshed prototype version of Sony’s Vision-S 2020 concept was revealed at CES, along with Epic Games’ Level 3 automation plans and cloud-based features, below. a brand new EV called Afeela.
BMW has gone back to basics with i Vision Dee concept for CES. Previewing the new “Neue Klasse” electric car coming mid-decade, this “reduced design” looks like a throwback to the 3-Series of decades past—no screens or interfaces. traditional aspect.
Volkswagen revealed coming soon ID.7 . tramat CES, as a prototype in disguise. While specs aren’t out yet, look for an upgraded look and a range of around 350 miles in some versions for this spacious model. VW’s MEB platform for mass-market electric vehicles—including the upcoming ID.4 crossover and ID.Buzz electric van—will also be offered later. a mid-decade tech update that includes faster chargingnew battery and support for more advanced driver assistance technology.
In addition to CES, we reviewed Rivian EDV . electric van serves as a backstop for the company’s business—and its funding with Amazon. We’ve taken a close look at these flagship models that will share powertrain units with their sexier R1T and R1S counterparts.
Shortly after the Chevrolet Bolt EV family once again qualified for the EV tax credit—up to $7,500 over the next few months—GM bullish on Bolt EV and EUV $900 and $600 respectively.
A Korean regulatory agency hit Tesla with a $2.2 million fine for allegedly minimizing the effect of cold weather on driving range. As the latest allegation against the US EV maker, it joins criticism of how Tesla compares cost-effectiveness to gas-powered cars.
Chevrolet Volt 2019
Even before the $4,000 used electric vehicle tax credit now applies to select plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle purchases for the 2023 tax year, interest in PHEVs has increased.
A new study from consulting firm Deloitte highlights that among car buyers, increasing levels of Concerned about the cost of electric vehicleswhile concerns about driving range and charging time continue from studies of previous years.
Meanwhile, based on several pricing agencies, it appears that used electric vehicle prices are finally falling, and most notably, the Tesla bubble has burst. Used Tesla car prices are falling fast—a 17% drop from the July high, compared with 4% of used car prices in the same period.
The Revel and Fermata Energy V2G pilot programs use Nissan Leaf EVs.
And can charge the car to the grid (V2G) earn each EV up to $15,000 for 10 years? That’s what the maker of some V2G hardware, Fermata Energy, suggests could be done by storing energy in electric vehicles during off-peak hours and releasing that energy during peak hours.