Which fashionable pickup goes hybrid, however not electrical fairly but?
Which U.S. metropolis is providing robotic EV charging at its airport parking?
That is our look again on the Week In Reverse—proper right here at Inexperienced Automotive Experiences—for the week ending Might 19, 2023.
In a evaluation of the 2024 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid, we checked out how this mannequin basically helps bridge the hole between the position of V-8 engines on this SUV household’s lineup and the absolutely electrical Cayenne that’s anticipated in 2026. Will it serve up sufficient of an electrical commute to make the choice worthwhile?
2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV Work Truck
The 2024 Chevy Silverado EV has an official EPA ranking of 450 miles, GM experiences, with its bigger battery pack. That battery pack measurement hasn’t but been clarified, however the automaker says the paperwork is in. It’s on monitor to begin deliveries in spring 2023 as scheduled—which feels like proper about now.
The Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid prices much less to lease than the Prius hybrid—regardless that the Prime has a better sticker value. That’s as a result of Toyota is making use of federal tax credit score funds for this made-in-Japan plug-in that apply to the lease however to not purchases.
Mercedes-Benz is planning a U.S.-bound electrical luxurious van plus a variety of van-based EVs together with a camper van, supply autos, and even purpose-built autos like ambulances. It’s all a part of Mercedes’ Van.EA platform for electrical vans outlined this week.
Van.EA – cargo and passenger
The hybrid fashions headline a 2024 Toyota Tacoma pickup lineup revealed Thursday night time. However as with Toyota’s bigger Tundra pickups, hybrid variations prioritize towing, hauling, and changing bigger engines greater than they go for peak mpg. And regardless of the rumor mill and what Toyota’s idea autos may counsel, there’s no signal of a Tacoma EV but.
Those that drive a Porsche Taycan now have a wider vary of navigation decisions. Apple Maps will faucet into the Taycan’s vitality use and state of cost and, just like the EV’s built-in Charging Planner, advocate charging stops alongside the best way. Shifting nav to the iPhone and CarPlay received’t get battery preconditioning forward of the highest-power charging breaks, although.
Apple Maps in Porsche Taycan
Dieselgate drags on within the courts, even with top-level CEOs. Former Audi CEO Rupert Stadler on Tuesday admitted guilt and agreed to pay a $1.2 million tremendous for persevering with to promote autos with emissions-cheating software program after the scandal broke. Stadler’s legacy isn’t fully mired in diesel smoke although, as he pushed forward with plans to affect Audi that proceed to today.
Two electrical car reveals that concentrate on Europe once more had us marvel: Why not the U.S.? Honda revealed a mainstream compact electrical SUV for Europe—one that can go up towards the Hyundai Kona Electrical and others. Then Ford confirmed the E-Tourneo Courier, a critically small electrical van that may very well be a go-against-the-grain game-changer for the U.S. market, versus the Hyundai Kona Electrical or Kia Soul.
Ford E-Tourneo Courier electrical van for Europe
Ford additionally introduced what quantities to its most vital consideration of hydrogen fuel-cell tech in 15 years or extra. With a three-year UK trial venture, Ford is fuel-cell E-Transit vans used instead of its heaviest industrial vans—of the type that also may in any other case require diesel engines as we speak.
Simply this week, Honda made extra hydrogen-related bulletins, too. On one hand, it confirmed plans to reveal a fuel-cell heavy-duty truck with Isuzu subsequent yr, with a market launch due in 2027. Then again, it’s wanting on the potential position of hydrogen-fueled inside combustion engines in small mobility, with Suzuki, Kawasaki, and Yamaha—regardless that these firms are additionally growing a battery-swapping scheme.
The large battery plant being constructed by the three way partnership of Stellantis and LG in Ontario, Canada—and flanked by a close-by middle for battery experience—has been placed on maintain, in accordance with Stellantis, as a result of the Canadian authorities hasn’t delivered the incentives it initially agreed to. Will this have an effect on the timeline for upcoming Stellantis EVs like its Ram 1500 REV electrical truck?
2023 Rivian R1S
As Rivian continues to ramp up manufacturing, it confirmed final week that the wait time on some variations of the R1T electrical pickup is down to simply 14 days in some circumstances. That’s no trigger for a value minimize, in accordance with the corporate and its CEO, however there are lower-priced fashions on the best way.
The regional utility Rocky Mountain Energy introduced plans Wednesday for 80 fast-charging stations at 20 websites in Utah, with help from Electrify America. It’s in search of federal NEVI funding for the stations, which can assist fill in charging corridors permitting EV drivers to cross the state.
Ziggy EV charging robotic kiosk
And the Ziggy robotic charger will likely be examined quickly in an airport parking zone, at Dallas Fort Value Worldwide Airport (DFW), as a part of a pilot program modern charging options. Will it assist increase parking flexibility and bypass “ICEing” drama?