Winfast Preview Drive, Subaru Solitaire Pricing, Nissan Solid-State Technology,

Which company is reconsidering the minivan as EV?

Which eagerly anticipated electric pickup went into production this week?

This Week in Reverse for the Week ending April 29, 2022 এখানে See us back at the Green Car Report here.

In a preview drive of the 2023 Vinfast VF 8, the first of two electric crossovers of the Vietnamese brand that is thought to be bound for the U.S. market before the end of 2022, we still have a lot of work to do to meet the aggressive timeline.

Vinfast VF8 prototype

Vinfast VF8 prototype

GM has announced that it plans to install a heat pump in each of its Ultium EVs – starting with the GMC Hummer EV and Cadillac Lyriq, of course, and to include future mass-market models such as the Chevrolet Trailblazer EV and Chevy Blazer EV. The company says the technology will provide a meaningful real-world boost for range, faster charging and faster acceleration.

GM has also confirmed a project that has long been rumored: a fully electric Chevrolet Corvette sports car. The Corvette EV will be preceded by a hybrid Corvette within the next year.

Nissan surf-out concept

Nissan surf-out concept

Nissan once jointly developed battery cells for the pioneer Leaf electric vehicle; Now it is following a similar philosophy for all-solid-state cells that say it is intended to produce an EV in 2028. According to Nissan, they are potentially a “game changer for EV democratization”, with the potential to double the power density, weight, charge at one third, and the cost of $ 75 / kwh—.

Ford has confirmed that it will begin production for the 2022 F-150 Lightning electric pickup this week – although in a strange twist, orders for the truck are not currently being placed. Ford has said it will expand lightning production to 150,000 units annually by 2023, and CEO Jim Farley has separately confirmed that in 2024 the Tennessee-built mass-market electric truck will not be a successor to Lightning but will be without it.

Prototype of Subaru Solterra

Prototype of Subaru Solterra

The Subaru Solterra EV starts at a higher price than its Toyota BZ4X cousin, Subaru confirmed with full details released earlier this week. Unlike the BZ4X, the Solterra will only be offered in all-wheel-drive format; However, it will be offered in all 50 states and buyers will be able to claim the full $ 7,500 EV tax credit without having to worry about a pending phaseout.

The 2023 Polyester 2 lineup could get more driving ranges রয়েছে from an advanced heat pump to a more real-world range — plus an upgraded cabin filter, a removable sunshade, and a new set of color and wheel designs. And buyers will get a car with even less carbon footprint than ever before, the company boasts.

2023 Polyester 2

2023 Polyester 2

The Saudi Arabian government has confirmed that it will buy 100,000 Lucid EVs with deliveries by the second quarter of 2023. In Saudi Arabia.

In China, battery giant CATL has launched its own battery-swapping service called Evogo. Focusing on apartment-dwellers who do not have a home charging, the service uses a proprietary modular system and aims to offer faster speeds than DC fast charging (or competitors).

What could the electric age bring for Chrysler? Well, for starters, it’s definitely revisiting the Chrysler minivan as an EV — perhaps with a new interpretation of the flexible Sto ‘n go seating.

Volta Zero 7.5-ton electric truck

Volta Zero 7.5-ton electric truck

The new series of electric commercial trucks, published by Sweden’s Volta Trucks, weighs between 16 16,500 and 35 35,000 and is not designed for internal combustion at all. Perhaps most notably, the design offers a completely different advantage that keeps the driver down the road level.

Could the new-EV incentives make a big difference if they are aimed at getting petrol “super users” electric – especially low-income people? That’s what California is considering.

On Thursday, a coalition of states and environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service, alleging that proper environmental and cost analyzes were not actually done before a contract was signed for a new generation delivery vehicle – and that only 10% of them were fully electric. -Powered replacement trucks are expected to be less fuel-efficient than their 1990s predecessors.

Herbert Dice, CEO of VW and Bernard Looney, CEO of BP with Flexpole Charger

Herbert Dice, CEO of VW and Bernard Looney, CEO of BP with Flexpole Charger

A project between Volkswagen and oil giant BP will bring 8,000 new charge points across Europe by 2024 সহ including urban charging and a “flexpole” design that eliminates the need for high-voltage hardware to deliver DC fast-charging.

The first-generation Kia Niro EV continues — a zero-emissions taxi exclusively in the South Korean market, Kia confirmed this week. According to Kia, this is the first in a new series of “purpose-built” EVs. And to help fulfill that purpose, the much-loved EVT has been reduced in its seating and door trim, among other packaging changes.

Chevy Silverrado EV - Sopranos Super Bowl Ad, 2022

Chevy Silverrado EV – Sopranos Super Bowl Ad, 2022

And did Big Game’s advertising spending from GM, BMW, Kia and others this year lead to a super bowl spike in Tesla orders? It appears so, and Tesla is proud of the boost it received.

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