Electrify America is growing solar to offset its charging network. Honda has teased its prologue electric SUV. Kia and Hyundai are withdrawing some of their latest and greatest EVs from the dealership due to a software issue. And Kia sees electric vans as part of the future of mobility. This and more, here and here Green Car Report.
Honda released a sketch on Wednesday that gives us the first look at its Prologue electric SUV in 2024. The Honda Prologue is based on GM’s Ultium EV platform and will be integrated by GM, although Honda’s own EVs are in the works, with only a handful coming. Years later. Honda further suggested that it would set up dealerships “with a tiered approach” targeting 500,000 EVs by 2030.
Electrify America has signed a 75-megawatt new Mozave for Desert Solar, which will increase annual power generation for the charging network by 225,000 megawatts. This will be enough to offset the use of the charging network, which is already supported by 100% renewable power.
A software error for the shifter control unit of Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 has led to the recall of about 20,000 vehicles due to rollover concerns. While this may sound like a perfect example for installing an over-the-air fix, and these models were built on a platform that prioritizes over-the-air updates, both still do not allow it.
The so-called Purpose Built Vehicles (PBVs) are Kia’s terminology for electric commercial vehicles, and electric vans will play a key role in Kia’s strategy to roll them out towards improved mobility and autonomous technology. It initially targeted 100,000 units per year, eventually expanding to various world markets.
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