Hyundai Ioniq 6 review, F-150 Lightning price hike, Tesla Semi sans Megachargers: The Week In Reverse

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    Do plug-in hybrids make sense vs. hybrids?

    Which California ZEV states aren’t so eager on California’s 2035 gas-vehicle ban?

    That is our look again on the Week In Reverse—proper right here at Inexperienced Automobile Experiences—for the week ending October 7, 2022.

    In a primary drive of the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6, we discovered this electrical sedan to be the primary direct challenger to the Tesla Mannequin 3 in effectivity, vary, dimension, and worth. And it has much more refinement and appeal. 

    2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro

    2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Professional

    Ford this week hiked the value of the Ford F-150 Lightning—once more. This time it added one other $5,000 to the bottom 2023 Lightning Professional, making it $12,100—or practically 30%—greater than it initially value for the 2022 model 12 months. The hike, which is supply-chain-related in line with Ford, doesn’t apply to these awaiting supply.

    The 2024 Honda Prologue electrical SUV is coming subsequent 12 months, and Honda offered a primary look—measurements and all—at this upcoming model, which can land between the model’s Passport and Pilot gasoline SUVs. Honda can be taking a look at shorter leases for CR-V Hybrid drivers, underneath the belief that many will wish to migrate to the Prologue. 

    2024 Honda Prologue

    2024 Honda Prologue

    Tesla is dropping ultrasonic sensors from all Mannequin 3 and Mannequin Y automobiles for North America, amongst different markets. Which means its driving help and lively security options will rely solely on cameras—and new-build automobiles will quickly drop a number of options like Sensible Summon.

    With Tesla Semi manufacturing began and first deliveries anticipated to Pepsi beginning December 1, don’t count on the unique companion Megachargers to be deployed in important numbers—both as Tesla truck stops or inside Supercharger stations. 

    2023 Cadillac Lyriq

    2023 Cadillac Lyriq

    Common Motors offered a document variety of EVs within the third quarter of 2022, however they have been nearly completely Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV fashions. In the meantime, its gross sales of new-generation Ultium EVs, together with the Cadillac Lyriq and GMC Hummer EV, are nonetheless trickling out at a really low charge. 

    As a result of the EV tax credit score now not applies to many plug-in hybrid fashions, and PHEVs aren’t anticipated to develop into a part of the mass market like EVs, automakers are confronted with some powerful selections—like whether or not to construct them within the U.S. Both means, PHEVs are now not a no brainer vs. hybrids.

    2022 Toyota Prius Prime

    2022 Toyota Prius Prime

    Whereas Toyota has signaled that it’ll cease combating California’s emissions authority, its CEO lately criticized the lesser U.S. aim of fifty% EVs by 2030, calling it “very troublesome.” The corporate is sticking to its plan that emphasizes hybrids and PHEVs and sees about 15% of its U.S. gross sales freed from tailpipes by 2030. 

    GM is betting on silicon-anode battery tech, and a growth partnership with startup OneD Battery Sciences might assist create the extra vitality dense cells that would lengthen EV driving vary and/or decrease value. 

    Homeowners of recalled 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid minivans have been given the OK to start out charging their automobiles and parking inside garages—as soon as they get a recall treatment by which sellers will set up new battery pack software program that can operate as a failsafe. 

    2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

    2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

    A Georgia choose rejected a number of the $1.2 billion in tax breaks afforded to Rivian and its mammoth $5 billion electrical truck manufacturing facility within the state. 

    Minnesota and Virginia are two of the states not but signing onto California’s 2035 ban on new gasoline automobiles—and doubtlessly in search of one other path that mandates some EVs however doesn’t require the shift. 

    Vermont is providing a $3,000 money incentive to these changing a “Excessive-polluting automobile” with a brand new or used EV. It’s solely the second state to have such a retirement program particular to EVs, after California.

    2009 Dodge Viper

    2009 Dodge Viper

    UK-based Swindon Powertrain is providing a liquid-cooled, “off the shelf” EV battery pack for tasks, conversions, and area of interest automobile makers. With security provisions, a guaranty, and new cells in 30-kwh or 60-kwh, will probably be a giant, albeit expensive, enchancment over what many retailers at present use.

    The Inside Income Service (IRS) will probably be fast-tracking varied guidelines on American sourcing and the provision chain required for the EV tax credit score, in its new Clear Car Credit score type. To do that, the Treasury Division is checking again with business, unions, and local weather and environmental justice advocates. 

    GM and EVgo expand major-metro fast charging

    GM and EVgo increase major-metro quick charging

    And the U.S. at present lags many different international locations in chargers per registered EV—an essential factor to bear in mind because the nation thinks large about infrastructure buildout. 

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