Which automaker is keeping driving data in its cars for up to a year?
Which company revealed plans for three future EVs this past week?
This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending October 22, 2021.
Theis the first electric model from the Swedish automaker that has no gasoline counterpart; we drove it and considered how it will fit in vs. the Audi Q4, Mercedes EQB, and Genesis GV60. And we drove the , which will be the first Volvo PHEV to get a bigger battery promising more than 30 miles of electric range, plus a mode approximating one-pedal driving.
2022 Volvo C40 Recharge
Tesla announced aims, while it also hopes to get owners along faster through streamlined trip planners, better dynamic routing, and faster charging. It also confirmed plans to shift to of the Model 3 and Model Y globally, not just in China—which will mean shifting some cell production to the U.S. and likely getting CATL or BYD on board.
Tesla Supercharger station V3, Las Vegas
That fits in alongside news that acould mean demand for the metal outstrips supply within the next few years, according to a new report from a Norwegian consultancy. That could put a pinch on the battery industry and hobble automakers—unless they switch away from nickel, as Tesla underscored in its Battery Day, to a greater reliance on other chemistries like lithium iron phosphatase (LFP) or sodium-ion.
An organization in the Netherlands claims to have, showing that the EV maker is only disclosing select fields to investigators for compliance, while leaving other pieces that might be useful. It’s also storing information for longer than previously reported—up to a year, allegedly.
2022 Ford Maverick
Ford revealed an EPA-estimated rating of, which is due to start arriving at dealerships in January. But you’d better get in line soon if you want one, as Ford says its first model-year run is already almost sold out.
On Monday, Toyota announced plans. It’s part of a $13.5 billion global battery development investment announced in September, but Toyota didn’t specify what portion of these batteries will be for hybrids and whether this means any greater commitment to EVs. The same day, Stellantis announced a joint venture for . Its timing, with a targeted start of early 2024, is in sync with the EVs due from Jeep, Dodge, and Ram about that time.
Foxtron Model C
Foxconn, best known as the contract maker of the iPhone, is now aiming to become a global EV maker. On Monday it revealed, plus its own EV brand, called Foxtron. That’s in addition to its potential contract manufacture of the Lordstown Endurance electric pickup and Fisker’s affordable EV, both in Ohio.
The chemical company Ineos announced plans to produce green hydrogen at multiple plants—and it’s reportedly pushing ahead with a, to be made at the former Smart car factory in France.
With an autonomous-tech-enabled skateboard EV platform and the potential for different themed pods to be mounted on top, theif about anything you want it to be—with quirky the operative word.
2022 Polestar 2 single-motor
Anwill soon help with efficiency and range, the companies announced Wednesday, by factoring in weather impact on range and helping precondition the battery for DC fast-charging stops.
One of California’s electric vehicle incentives, the California Clean Fuel Reward for EVs and plug-in hybrids,. If that matters, push for delivery by November 1.
Chinese automaker GAC Motor announcedproject—although it’s not yet clear what the company plans to do with it.
Porsche Cayenne plug-in hybrid with Chargeway Beacon – Porsche Chandler, Chandler AZ
A partnership between themight help dealerships become more of an asset to EV sales growth—by fostering a conversation about charging, and keeping it consistent across models, brands, and dealership groups.
And last weekend we reported on howin a made-in-America survey. This one considers companies’ manufacturing footprint, R&D spending, and headquarters, among other aspects.
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