Which model introduced the event of its city electrical van idea?
Which proprietary charging community made a few of its chargers out there to extra EV drivers this week?
That is our look again on the Week In Reverse—proper right here at Inexperienced Automobile Reviews—for the week ending November 5, 2021.
In considered one of our hottest items of the week, we took a take a look at the current reveal of the 2022 Toyota bZ4X electric vehicle. From a steering yoke and radiant warmth inside to a photo voltaic roof and bi-directional charging functionality, does this mannequin measure as much as the expertise preeminence of Tesla fashions—or Toyota’s Prius and Mirai?
As a Home vote on the revised social spending and local weather invoice nears, we’re monitoring the progress of a reconstituted EV tax credit score that ups the qualifying MSRP to $80,000 for vehicles, vans, and pickups—and holds agency on the controversial $4,500 bonus for union-made EVs.
2022 Volvo XC60 Recharge
Whereas Volvo shifts to a completely electrical lineup by the top of the last decade, it’s making mild hybrids the new norm. We drove a few of these B5 and B6 fashions and thought of what they add in mpg and drivability.
Tesla offered a glimpse of how it might open up its vast Supercharger network to non-Tesla EVs. A pilot program within the Netherlands is already placing to check loads of points, like the situation of cost ports.
As Tesla demand surges and provide for all the things stays tight, Tesla value modifications have grow to be more and more frequent. This week the corporate modified them a minimum of twice on some very price-dependent fashions—just like the Tesla Mannequin 3, which on the finish of the week starts $8,000 higher than earlier in the year.
Teaser for Hyundai Seven idea debuting November 17, 2021
Hyundai teased its Seven electric SUV concept for the LA auto present—which in flip previews a manufacturing Ioniq 7 SUV due in 2024. The electrical SUV may need three rows of area for households, however count on it to construct on the head-turning design of the Ioniq 5.
Mini revealed that it’s growing an electric vehicle inspired by the Vision Urbanaut concept first proven in 2020. Though the city-focused model gave no further particulars on timing, a sustainability-focused Mini electrical van might grow to be some of the direct rivals to the much-anticipated electric VW Bus revival, due in 2023 and teased this week in prototype guise.
Volkswagen ID.Buzz teaser, at ID.5 introduction
Fisker revealed that two totally different battery packs might be provided by CATL for its upcoming Ocean electric SUV, which is due to enter manufacturing late subsequent yr and begin at $37,499. Each the LFP “high-value” pack and the NMC “high-capacity” pack will provide DC fast-charging peaking at greater than 250 kw.
A high Panasonic battery govt confirmed this week to Nikkei Asia that the expertise targets for Tesla’s 4680-format cells have been largely achieved, though “mass producing them requires new strategies.”
Volkswagen Group of America is partnering with the U.S. DOE in joint analysis on wi-fi charging; they intention to cost the Porsche Taycan to 80% in 10 minutes, without bulky charge cords.
Volkswagen additionally revealed the ID.5 EV. As a “crossover coupe” primarily based on the ID.Four and primarily based on the identical MEB underpinnings, the ID.5 provides a swoopier roofline and some extra options than its SUV counterpart.
The U.S. confirmed that Tesla is recalling some fashions, together with a comparatively small subset of the 2019-2021 Model 3 and 2020-2021 Model Y, for potential front-suspension points that monitor to fasteners not correctly tightened on the manufacturing facility.
2019 Tesla Mannequin 3
And drivers of the 2019 Audi E-Tron SUV may quickly see extra vary. Audi plans to present these first EVs a software update bringing more miles and extra environment friendly use of the dual-motor system; but it surely received’t be over-the-air.