Which automaker this week agreed to cease siding with the Trump administration?
And what risk did Tesla’s Elon Musk recommend for Europe?
That is our look again on the Week In Reverse—proper right here at Inexperienced Automotive Experiences—for the week ending November 27, 2020.
This week GCR took a really transient first drive within the 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge. Though not sufficient to get a really feel for charging, vary, or normal day-to-day usability, it was sufficient to get some first impressions of the 208-mile electrical crossover.
Nissan Ariya prototype first look – Los Angeles, November 2020
We additionally received an up-close first take a look at the 2022 Nissan Ariya—nonetheless in prototype kind—and summed up its first impressions and what is going to distinguish the electrical SUV from rivals just like the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Volkswagen ID.4.
Ford confirmed official EPA certification for the 2021 Mustang Mach-E at 300 miles of vary—in rear-wheel-drive kind, with the Prolonged Vary Battery. And we famous that probably the most reasonably priced variations of the Mustang Mach-E truly undercut the Chevrolet Bolt EV hatchback when you think about Ford’s eligibility for the $7,500 EV tax credit score.
2021 Volkswagen ID.4
The Volkswagen ID.Four was additionally rated for vary and effectivity. As the primary of a technology of electrical vehicles to be constructed on VW’s MEB platform for mass-market EVs, the 250-mile vary consequence landed precisely the place the automaker had anticipated it to be.
Common Motors introduced that it is going to cease siding with the Trump administration and its challenges to California’s proper to set its personal stricter emission requirements—in addition to its EV mandate. Some fizz was taken out of the announcement because it was made the identical day that the Biden transition group was given the formal go-ahead.
As GM plans to make Cadillac all-electric by the tip of the last decade, not all sellers are offered on the concept, in line with a report—and so GM is giving them the choice to easy promote out.
Electrical truck plans and pairing up with EV startups are two developments for main automakers, and Nissan might presumably be partaking in each. It’s reportedly in talks with Detroit’s Hercules Automobiles over a doable strategic partnership. Does that imply a future Nissan electrical truck, or that the Hercules effort can be Nissan Titan–based mostly?
Karma Automotive is suing Lordstown Motors over the claims that the Ohio electric-truck startup stole mental property referring to infotainment tech. Lordstown is looking it “fantasy.”
2020 Tesla Mannequin Y
Tesla CEO Elon Musk hinted of one other vary increase, to 435 miles, doubtlessly on the way in which for some Tesla autos—and once more famous the opportunity of a compact hatchback for Europe.
And a few variations of the Tesla Mannequin X and Mannequin Y had been recalled this week—every for fully completely different causes, however each for issues that relate to meeting points.