Volvo’s sales of plug-in models are gaining momentum, and Polestar is adding a referral program, but it’s not so Tesla-like. The California drought has a clean-air cost. And we drive Lincoln’s not-so-electric plug-in hybrid. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.
The EVs haven’t yet arrived for Ford’s Lincoln luxury brand, but we recently drove the next closest thing: its Corsair Grand Touring plug-in hybrid. In a review of the Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring
According to a recent report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the prolonged drought in California will increase the carbon cost of the electricity that EVs plug into. About 15% of the state’s electricity comes from hydropower with normal levels of precipitation, but that shrinks to 8% in a drought year.
Volvo has been on a roll with its plug-in vehicles. Nationwide, its plug-in Recharge models—EVs and plug-in hybrids combined—topped 35% of its U.S. sales. And in California three out of four Volvos sold now have charge ports.
Polestar is rolling out a referral program for its EVs
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