Volvo plug-in hybrids, Cadillac Lyriq manufacturing, Mach-E demand, Tesla costs up once more, The Week in Reverse

Volvo plug-in hybrids, Cadillac Lyriq manufacturing, Mach-E demand, Tesla costs up once more, The Week in Reverse


Which carmaker introduced plans to construct its personal charging community?

Which carmaker is planning for a Starbucks at each cease? 

That is our look again on the Week In Reverse—proper right here at Inexperienced Automotive Studies—for the week ending March 18, 2022.

Tesla has raised costs once more, with base costs this time hiked $2,000 to $12,500, relying on the mannequin. Which means its least expensive mannequin, the Mannequin 3, begins at $48,190. 

Cadillac Lyriq idea

GM has confirmed that the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq electrical SUV goes into manufacturing subsequent week—with arrivals due quickly for the undisclosed variety of Debut Version fashions. It additionally confirmed it should begin accepting new orders on Could 18 for the Tennessee-built luxurious EV, which at $59,990 now prices lower than the Tesla Mannequin Y. 

Volvo is about to provide its entire suite of plug-in hybrids a spread increase—now as much as 41 electrical miles, because of a bigger 18.8-kwh battery pack. Additionally they now qualify for the complete $7,500 federal EV tax credit score quantity, and Volvo says they’re essentially the most highly effective highway vehicles it’s ever constructed. 

Demand for the Ford Mustang Mach-E has been so sturdy that Ford may not take your order. It’s stopped taking them for 2 mid-level variations of the Mach-E, because it waits for the 2023 mannequin yr. 

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

The surging demand isn’t restricted to EVs, although. Amid very brief provides, rising gasoline costs have spurred demand for high-mpg automobiles of all manufacturers. 

Audi confirmed an extended and low idea automobile that’s not one other electrical SUV. The A6 Avant E-Tron Idea is constructed on Audi’s upcoming PPE platform, so it boasts each speedy 800-volt charging and the interior-space benefits of a devoted EV platform. It has a good looking form, too. It’s certain for manufacturing, however let’s hope America will get it. 

Audi A6 Avant E-Tron concept

Audi A6 Avant E-Tron idea

BMW revealed a number of extra tidbits about its upcoming i7 flagship electrical sedan—most noteworthy, that the mannequin is predicted to get an EPA vary of about 305 miles, which is definitely lower than the Mercedes EQS or Lucid Air. However with a brand new Theater Display screen interface and a few hints that it will likely be the quickest 7-Collection, count on it to wow within the methods BMW customers most likely count on. 

Porsche stepped up its electrical automobile technique with a affirmation from its CEO: It’s constructing a charging community of its personal. Particulars are but to return, however it will likely be a community for Porsche homeowners and prospects. The model additionally boosted its EV targets, and confirmed that an electrical 718 sports activities automobile is on the best way. 

Ford on Monday revealed a second VW-based Ford EV for Europe, plus an electrical model of the sporty Puma crossover. Ford can have a complete of 9 EVs (together with industrial automobiles) by 2024, together with a newly doubled goal of 1.2 million VW-based EVs.

Ford MEB-based electric crossover due in 2023 (Europe)

Ford MEB-based electrical crossover due in 2023 (Europe)

Aston Martin and Britishvolt have entered an settlement to co-develop new battery expertise for efficiency EVs arriving across the center of the last decade. The battery tech will probably be utilized in Aston’s first manufacturing EV. 

Sono Motors introduced a brand new stage of auto improvement for its Sion solar-supplemented EV—together with sa fleet of automobiles for use for testing and validation. Together with within the U.S. Sono says that it’s on-track for 2023 manufacturing, though this launch omitted any point out of the NEVS-owned former Saab plant that was attributable to construct it. 

Volvo pilot fast-charging network, via Starbucks

Volvo pilot fast-charging community, by way of Starbucks

Volvo is planning a pilot EV charging community with a Starbucks at each cease. This system will add as much as 60 ChargePoint DC fast-chargers at as much as 15 shops, initially alongside a 1,350 hall between Seattle and Denver.

Mercedes-Benz is popping to the Chinese language-owned, Japan-based battery provider for the Nissan Leaf—Envision AESC—as its provider for the upcoming Alabama-built totally electrical EQS SUV and EQE SUV. It additionally gave us a primary look contained in the EQS.

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV interior

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV inside

Cells from used Jaguar I-Tempo battery packs are being put to make use of as cell power sources for System E racing paddocks, the place the non permanent avenue circuits don’t all the time ofter grid-connected energy provides. 

Washington State has handed laws that targets a shift to all-electric light-duty vehicles and vehicles by 2030. The goal, extra aggressive than California’s, would require some fast-moving coverage.

GM claims to have developed the GMC hummer EV in simply over two years—file time not only for GM however for the business. Will or not it’s a brand new template for different automakers or a lesson for why this isn’t usually the tempo? A GM-commissioned documentary—set to air quickly—will present an inside look. 

Lucid Motors CEO Peter Rawlinson explains battery tech

Lucid Motors CEO Peter Rawlinson explains battery tech

And are you continue to checking out the connection between power and energy, what collection and parallel means, and why elevating the voltage is necessary? Lucid’s CEO and CTO Peter Rawlinson offered one of the best EV battery primer we’ve seen but—and also you may study a little bit extra in regards to the firm within the course of.  


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