Which automaker announced it’s exploring battery leasing for EV affordability?
Which automaker didn’t want to commit to an expiration date for internal combustion?
This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending February 19, 2021.
Our most discussed piece of the week related to the 2021 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car. Itclaiming to be better than zero emissions by cleaning the air along the way—although it forgets how most hydrogen is sourced.
2021 Toyota Mirai
This week’s top piece of product news was the long-awaited reveal of. Although the EUV offers available Super Cruise, it arrives missing one thing many fans had hoped for: all-wheel drive. But the Bolt EV, which gets a similar refresh, arrives with something that will definitely add to its appeal: a .
Although GM introduced a $5,500 price cut for the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV lineup arriving this summer,—and incentives on the Ford Mustang Mach-E plus the EV tax credit together make that model the same price as the Bolt EUV.
2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV
GM also updated owners on the status of a recall of the Bolt EV, over fire concern, andof its battery charge.
Tesla, perhaps triggered by the Volt price cut, surprised us with. The most affordable Standard Range versions of both were cut by $2,000 and $1,000, respectively, while Performance models were actually marked up by $1,000.
The Tesla Model 3 and several hybrids from Toyota were awarded, focused around tailpipe emissions and consumers’ increased awareness of it.
2022 Hyundai Kona Electric
Theis getting a cleaner, sharper look as well as some feature updates, though it’s likely to carry over its 258-mile range.
Hyundai released another teaser—this one peeking inside—, premiering February 23 and arriving to the U.S. this fall. And Hyundai announced that —both to help lower EV prices and to increase the potential of battery packs for recycling and second use.
2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC
Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that it’s abandoned plans—for now—That not entirely unexpected, considering the series of delays, but surprising nonetheless for a model conceived with North America in mind. It , either; the CEO of parent company Daimler explained that the sales of diesel and gas vehicles will help bankroll the rollout of EVs.
But Ford is. It announced that it’s making—including a revamp of its Cologne, Germany, factory that will build an EV specifically for Europe starting in 2023.
Jaguar XJ teaser photo
Alao, Jaguar Land Rover announced a goal to make Jaguar all-electric by the end of the decade. However it’s decided, although it’s pushing ahead with more electric SUVs and a fuel-cell project that could apply to the biggest vehicles from Jaguar and Land Rover.
Themight only have Europe in its sights so far, but it’s turning to two U.S.-based suppliers for electric drivetrain components.
Thefrom Wales that originally bowed in concept form a decade ago, has been given another nudge toward production with a Siemens partnership.
Looking to last weekend, Airstream announced that it plans to offset all the carbon emissions from manufacturing; it also plansthat customers will probably appreciate no matter what they’re using as a tow rig.
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