The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid gets priced in the same territory as the RAV4 Prime. Two wild off-road builds of on-road electric cars go to show how tough today’s EVs really are. And if Biden wants U.S.- and union-made EVs, which models fit that today? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.
This morning, we had a little fun looking at. One is the Kia Soul EV Boardmasters Edition—a lifted Soul EV with chunky tires and space for surfboards. The other is Rich Rebuilds’ off-road Tesla project. Lift a Model 3, add a brush bar and various other pieces, and this salvaged Tesla turned into a cheerleader for how tough modern EVs can be.
Thehas a price, and if you consider the EV tax credit and other incentives, it’s potentially lower-priced than the Santa Fe Hybrid. The 31-mile plug-in hybrid—Hyundai’s first plug-in SUV—costs a bit more than the much-loved Toyota RAV4 Prime, but it’s a half-size larger.
Based on White House comments last week, Tesla was left out of last week’s EV announcements because it’s not a UAW employer. Yet Tesla is the largest producer of U.S.-made EVs.
Over at Motor Authority: China’s Geely and France’s Renault signed a deal that could see these twoin China plus other electrified vehicles for the South Korean market.
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