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This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending March 5, 2021.
This week, we published two drive reviews. With a more extensive drive in a prototype 2021 VW ID.4 electric crossover, we arrived at. And we , finding that it solidly beats the Toyota Highlander Hybrid in gas mileage and tech—although we wish it were more like Kia’s trendier Telluride.
2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid
Thewill fit into the Swedish automaker’s lineup as a sportier-looking alternative to the XC40 Recharge electric SUV. Volvo also announced plans to go all-electric globally by 2030. Its CTO told us that it’s planning to smoothly —by producing two bottom portions of the vehicle, both essentially wearing the same “top hat.”
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo
The 2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo revealed this week combines a higher ride height, more body cladding, and a Gravel mode with a racy shooting-brake roofline—or what’s simplyto some eyes. It also offers coordinated e-bikes.
Polestar announced—called Polestar Spaces—that will show off the brand and its Chinese-made cars. There will even be one in Detroit.
Prices are down again on the 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV—this time within San Francisco, or $147 a month for other regions—is possible with a discount available to Costco members.
GM and Ford are asking their huge networks of franchised dealerships. Will franchises make the sometimes costly upgrades, and will traditional dealerships be a help or a hindrance when EVs are the primary business?
The shift to electric vehicles isn’t just a matter of shifting passenger vehicles to EVs, though. A new Environmental Defense Fund study out this past week found thatin urban areas could prevent more than 57,000 premature deaths.
The UK Group Transport & Environment has found thatthan internal combustion vehicles. The gasoline consumed by ICE vehicles is a material, this analysis emphasizes.
Ample battery swapping
Another company is eyeing a large-scale battery-swapping scheme for EVs. This time it’s San Francisco-based Ample, which claims it has equipment that can be easily widely deployed, is suitable to different brands and battery layouts, and.
Nissan might be on the verge of something important——that might make its planned e-Power series hybrid system deliver the performance and efficiency it’s been hinting for years is on the way to U.S. Nissan and Infiniti models.
Michelin Pilot Sport EV tire for electric cars
Michelin has released a low-carbon-footprintand drawing from Formula E racing experience.
Ford CEO Jim Farley, aiming to ensure stability of supplies and production for EVs, called for
Lucid, about a week after the announcement that it plans to go public through a “reverse merger” with a SPAC, said that it willto the second half of 2021.
Volkswagen ID.3 convertible rendering
And Volkswagen, perhaps thinking of its Golf Cabriolet or its Eos models, suggested that it’s, likely built on the MEB platform. May you think spring this weekend—and clean, open-air rides in convertibles.
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