Hyundai Ioniq sheds gas models, Polestar 3 first look, solid-state for BMW and Ford: Today’s Car News

Polestar shows its performance electric SUV, the 3. Solid Power is ramping up production of test solid-state cells. And Hyundai announces the end of tailpipes and fuel tanks for the Ioniq lineup. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. 

Polestar gave a first look at its upcoming electric performance SUV, the Polestar 3

. To be sized and positioned versus the Porsche Cayenne as well as other electric SUVs like the BMW iX M60, Audi E-Tron S, and Tesla Model X Plaid, the Polestar 3 will be built on an entirely new platform and US-made, in South Carolina. Look for a full reveal in October and a production start in early 2023.

Improved energy density are among the claimed advantages of the solid-state battery cells Solid Power aims to deliver

to investors BMW and Ford for evaluation before the end of the year. And it’s just set up a pilot line for its own internal testing first. 

The Hyundai Ioniq hybrid and plug-in hybrid are on the way out, Hyundai confirmed Monday. Once seen as the strongest rivals yet to the Toyota Prius and Prius Prime, respectively, the model has served a very different role for Hyundai—birthing an entire brand that now includes the chic Ioniq 5 hatchback and soon to include the Ioniq 6 sedan and Ioniq 7 SUV. With the Ioniq Electric already gone for the past year, those versions with a tailpipe are going out of production in July—although Hyundai left the door open for a brief 2023 model year.


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