Which companies announced plans to make a $30,000 EV in the U.S.?
What European automaker says it sees a potential upside in battery-swapping tech?
This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending May 14, 2021.
Anticipation continues to build about the electric pickups that are due to arrive later this year and next year. Ford has set May 19 as the date for the reveal of its. Ahead of a national tour just before first deliveries start in June, Rivian provided some next-step details about cargo, towing, and more on its . And GM CEO Mary Barra earlier this month revealed that the will be more of a mass-market model than the GMC Hummer EV—and, based on hints, much more affordable.
Range remains a top priority for EV shoppers. So we looked at how range varies between city and highway conditions in the, and a highway reminded us what a difference the wind can make.
Meanwhile, the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV were given EPA ratings for range and efficiency—and that included a. And the gets a few more miles of EPA driving range than the 2021 model. And as Mini told us, it’s just a matter of testing.
2022 Mini Cooper SE
GM also teasedwith Terrain Mode, Extract Mode, and an off-road-focused one-pedal driving mode. And GM has an official that will debut in the Hummer EV: Canada’s Li-Cycle. The recovery starts with a process that will recover up to 100% of the scrap from cell manufacturing.
News continued to roll in about new EVs from established brands. The, the performance brand’s top-selling model, is due in 2023. But the brand plans to keep making the ICE model for several years, it again confirmed this week. And the has a name: Solterra. To see what the Solterra looks like, you need only look at the recently shown Toyota bZ4X concept.
Teaser for Subaru Solterra electric crossover due in mid-2022
The maker of the iPhone, Foxconn, has signed an agreement with Fisker to developHyundai also announced that , and although the $7,4 billion investment speaks to the magnitude of those plans it didn’t yet have a what or where.
Canada’s Lion Electric announced what is claimed to be theand commercial trucks in the Chicago area.
Minnesota is shaping up to be—including its EV mandate and recently announced targets of all new vehicles by 2035.
2021 Nissan Leaf SL Plus
Nissan is helping highlight the flexibility that EV drivers have if they need a gasoline model just a few days a year, with.
Renault has abandoned battery swapping in the past, but its CEO recognizes that
Toyota BZ4X concept – 2021 Shanghai auto show
And finally, not everyone is thinking big about electric cars. Toyotaat all, based on details released this week. It sees electrified vehicles making up 70% of its sales by 2030, with just 15% of sales made up of battery electric and fuel-cell models.
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