Which EV was proven to be the most aerodynamic creation car or truck in the environment?

Which bidirectional charger is permitted under guarantee for the Leaf?

This is our seem again at the 7 days In Reverse—right listed here at Green Car or truck Reports—for the 7 days ending September 16, 2022.

1 of the largest tales of the week is a sea alter for how a single of the most important U.S. automakers is promoting cars—starting with EVs. With new principles for its dealers announced this week, to be put into observe in January 2024, Ford is ending haggling and markups on EVs. Dealers who want to market EVs can pick out from two tiers, but each involve non-negotiable pricing. 

2023 Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe

2023 Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe

Automakers say EVs are staying pitched to the mainstream, and nevertheless at the Detroit auto exhibit, which employed to be the epicenter of U.S. automaker announcements, there ended up no new EV reveals. Jeep did having said that announce an enlargement of its 4xe plug-in hybrid family—not with new styles pretty however, but with a rugged 2023 Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe base design and a 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe 30th Anniversary exclusive version. Both have above the PHEV components that, in the Grand Cherokee, offers up to 25 all-electric powered miles according to Jeep. 

The 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid earns 40 mpg, the automaker verified this 7 days, with the addition of a front-wheel-travel hybrid version. In pricing announced at the exact same time, the automaker outlined the Hybrid as a quality version it hopes will make up 50% of CR-V gross sales. 

2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid

2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid

Will the $25,000 Tesla happen? Despite the fact that opinions from Tesla’s head of trader relations before this 7 days appeared to put a damper on the probability at the time again, they do counsel that Tesla desires more inexpensive models in its lineup. 

The Ford Mustang Mach-E EV and Lincoln Corsair plug-in hybrid are amid the initially motor vehicles to get the current model of Ford’s Bluecruise driver-support system—called Activeglide in the Lincoln—that performs automated lane variations. 

Volkswagen has revealed a rugged, off-street-able ID.4 concept. With much more electric power, off-highway wheels, and the recommendation that there’s true ability further than those people rugged seems to be, VW might be gauging response for a manufacturing model—or, perhaps, scheduling forward in how its MEB system could function for upcoming Scout EV types. 

Volkswagen ID.Xtreme concept

Volkswagen ID.Xtreme notion

Nissan has accredited a bidirectional charger that functions with the Leaf—while preserving its manufacturing unit guarantee. The unit which is accredited is the to start with that can aid source ability back to the grid, Nissan states, even though Ford defeat Nissan with a method that can disconnect from the grid in the course of brownouts and ability the house. And Nissan Leaf EV batteries are long lasting a extended time, according to the automaker, and which is possibly pushing the mass reuse and recycling of batteries additional into the foreseeable future. 

Nissan Leaf and Fermata Energy FE-15 bidirectional charger

Nissan Leaf and Fermata Electricity FE-15 bidirectional charger

EV gross sales are disproportionately small in communities of coloration, even though they are normally the most harmed by transportation-relevant air air pollution. According to a new research, it’s not owing to a absence of fascination in EVs. Charging hurdles, EV education and learning, and the way incentives are structured all enjoy a part, it implies. 

Honda stated that it ideas to start 10 electric powered bike products globally by 2025, with many versions headed to the U.S. and even one particular for young children. Solid-state batteries and battery swapping may also be section of that future. 

Honda electric motorcycle teaser

Honda electrical bike teaser

The Biden administration announced on Tuesday that 35 states’ charging designs have been authorized, toward the $7.5 billion national EV charging network. These states are very good to begin putting in stations that will be section of a network sooner or later such as 500,000 chargers. 

The Lucid Air electrical sedan capabilities travel units that defeat Tesla and Porsche in motor energy density. And in a tech converse from its CEO/CTO and Powertrain VP this previous week, it outlined how it has achieved that—with effectiveness and ease of production.

Lucid's Rawlinson and Dlala presenting drive unit

Lucid’s Rawlinson and Dlala presenting drive unit

Michigan-primarily based battery agency Our Upcoming Electricity (One particular) has uncovered the cell tech powering its dual-chemistry battery pack that it says will be the foundation for 600-mile EVs, even for vehicles and SUVs. Its Gemini setup brings together anode-no cost and LFP cells. 

Very last weekend, Vietnam’s Vinfast manufactured the to start with 100 deliveries of its VF 8 electric powered crossover in its house marketplace. Initially deliveries for the U.S. are because of in December, the enterprise maintains, amid evolving purchase and battery leasing specifics. 

Vinfast VF 8 delivery event - Vietnam

Vinfast VF 8 delivery event – Vietnam

Upcoming passenger-car tires may be designed of all-natural rubber from a desert shrub indigenous to the American Southwest it could support Bridgestone satisfy sustainability targets whilst retaining microplastics out of tires. 

And what output car has a decrease coefficient of aerodynamic drag than the Volkswagen XL1 or GM EV1? The Lightyear , with an formal .175, is claimed to be the most aerodynamically successful production motor vehicle in the planet. 


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