Rivian recalled nearly all the electric trucks it’s made. Toyota finally figured out why the wheels are falling off its first U.S.-bound EV in a decade. Hyundai is showing off its Ioniq 5’s potential by powering a hotel via EV. And we have first drives of the base VW ID.4 and Kia Niro. Yes, the Niro hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and EV. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.
This morning we bring you two first drive reports, both relating to EVs that start below $40,000. In a review of the 2023 Kia Niro lineup
In the UK, Hyundai has opened an EV-powered pop-up hotel. Called Hotel Hyundai, it takes advantage of the V2L (vehicle to load) capability built into every Ioniq 5, allowing an output of up to 3.6 kw.
Just before the weekend, Rivian recalled nearly every electric truck
And Toyota has restarted production of its Bz4x electric car, which has been paused for months over an issue in which the wheels can fall off the EV. Toyota has ordered up new hub bolts and new wheels for the affected vehicles and will start fixing U.S. cars in November.