Which startup of the California EV abruptly changed its business plan?
Which car manufacturer created its own plug-in hybrid system for performance cars?
This is our look back at Week In Reverse – right here Green car reports– For the week ending April 2, 2021.
This week we saw – externally, of course – several significant electric picture boats. On Monday, Kia unveiled its first dedicated electric vehicle – one that is not related to any petrol car. EV6 electric crossover filter has a 0-60 km / h time of less than 3.5 seconds, 18-minute fast charge and approximately 300 kilometers range, so it may be the closest rival to the Tesla Model Y Performance. On Tuesday, Lexus took the covers from its LF-Z Electrified concept, which suggests an electric future for the brand, and an “electrified”
2022 Kia EV6
Hyundai also quietly unveiled a new template for fast charging stations, called the E-Pit, which would be 800 volts capable and appears to be inspired by both racing boxes and modern gas stations.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E moves on dealerships, with the automaker on pace to sell 25,000 to 30,000 of them annually. Will Ford scale it up? And Ford took a break from the sale of its branded home box for the Mustang Mach-E, due to a problem that is the wallbox, not the car. There are many other charging options.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E first edition
A quarterly update from Tesla had some good sales news, with more than double the deliveries in the same quarter last year. But it revealed that it still does not deliver the updated Model S yet – or even does.
No, Lucid Air is not in production yet; but this week Lucid released a video showing how quality will be a top priority when it ramps up.
Rivian published more about the warranty on their electric trucks, and it’s very good – reaches 175,000 miles and surpasses all other EV manufacturers in the US market in battery and driveline coverage.
Daimler released a significantly higher range for the upcoming Mercedes EQS in 2022 which could make it more competitive with the Model S. Mount the shape of the Tesla Model S.
BMW’s current CEO says that models are based on dedicated EV platforms “everyone looks the same”, as he follows a strategy set by previous executives where the EVs share the same tools as petrol models. That said, it is planning its own dedicated EV platform for the mid-decade.
Mercedes-AMG, with its top-performance versions of Mercedes-Benz models, unveiled its own high-performance plug-in hybrid system that uses F1-based battery technology and a 2-speed rear gearbox as in the Porsche Taycan to make you want the electric boost as much on the track as for the commute.
Canoo renderings for potential lineup
Things have definitely changed course for the California EV startup Canoo. With a financial conversation earlier this week, the company ambushed investors with a shifted focus on commercial fleet sales and away from a subscription-based model. The agreement with Hyundai also seems to be off.
Static and dynamic wireless charging are combined for a bus loop in Israel – both to show the viability of such charging, and to show that it can allow less batteries and less idle time.
Libertine IntelliGen range with free piston
Stamp engines have existed – in the idea phase – for decades; but several companies and groups are now focusing on the potential as compact range extenders that can be packaged much like a battery pack.
Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha together make up half of the global motorcycle market, and last month they agreed on battery replacement for electric motorcycles. This is going to be big.
Electrify America Jeep 4xe Charging Network
Electrify America will help establish an off-road-focused Jeep charging network, with the first Level 2 charging stations – some of them solar-powered – coming to California and Utah later this year.
Would you like to buy an electric VW with the brand “Voltswagen”? We would, and we think it’s much better than the ID underrated. Too bad VW had only thought of it as an April dawn.
And we juggled dozens of policy statements and fact sheets on Wednesday when the Biden administration unveiled a comprehensive $ 2 trillion infrastructure plan that sees electric car chargers, EV discounts at the point of sale, more E&D and use-scale energy storage as part of a cleaner future.
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