Which automaker advised owners of its popular EV to park it outside?
Which company thinks that CVTs are a good idea for electric cars?
This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending June 16, 2021.
We got anand its rounded, coupe-like roofline.
2022 Volvo C40 Recharge
Theis the first plug-in SUV for the brand, and it’s due for first deliveries in August, with 31 miles of all-electric driving and a hybrid-mode rating of 33 mpg combined—and, perhaps, a rival to the announced last week.
Jeep says that it will have a set of—globally, that is.
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
And if you own a 2017-2019 Chevy Bolt EV, this is important: GM has advised approximately 50,000 owners of these modelsand avoid overnight charging—after the automaker is aware of at least two fires to parked Bolt EVs that had already received the recall remedy.
There were a couple of reported cancellations this week—although one has been partly debunked since then. The, and Ford suggested that the model, badged Power Stroke, has effectively been replaced by the PowerBoost hybrid version of the big, towing-savvy pickup. And reports from Japan, citing officials at the automaker, suggested that . But Mazda in the U.S. insists that the rotary range-extended version of the MX-30 is still coming next year. We’ll just have to wait to sift through this one.
Infiniti QX Inspiration concept – 2019 Detroit auto show
In other unexpected about-faces: Nissan’sas a way to shift to fully electric models over the next decade. What’s yet unclear is whether the distinctive new designs and dedicated electrified platforms are still coming soon.
Audi provided a first glimpse—if only in profile—of a trio ofthat preview its design direction away from internal combustion.
Audi Urban Sphere concept teaser
Audi Sky Sphere concept teaser
Audi Grand Sphere concept teaser
Electrify America announced an expansion that meansthroughout the U.S. and Canada—including a charging route through the upper Midwest. It’s enabled by an increase in investment by the Volkswagen Group.
Volkswagen also at the start of the week revealed more about how it plansover the next decade. Features on demand, and autonomous-driving tech will all be integrated into a unified platform that could be the basis for up to 40 million EVs starting in 2026.
The—plus a quicker phaseout of plug-in hybrids, a mandate for closely spaced charging stations, and a tighter emissions reduction by 2030.
GM is expanding its Ultium Charge 360 program—a unified charging approach—to fleet customers, with an effort that coordinates GM’s fleet experience with infrastructure partners,.
Fisker and Foxconnas the potential production location for Fisker’s upcoming $30,000 EV.
Nio considers battery swapping to be important even as charging infrastructure expands. It plans to keep building battery swapping, aiming forby 2025.
It’s looking like Tesla will haveit sees as necessary for the near future. Both Samsung and LG are reportedly getting ready to ramp up production as needed.
Electric vehicle makers—and advocates—often point to the lack of a transmission as a positive in EVs, as it reduces complexity and maintenance. But Bosch claims that introducing continuously variable automatic transmissions (CVT) to EVs.
Ford is either mulling a novel approachthat appears to be a variation on the EV-towing stunt that most EV enthusiasts have either tried or mused about at some point.
2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid
And with the soaring price of gasoline expected to linger, we took a look at all the widely available. All the better: They all start at less than $30,000.
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