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2023 Toyota Prius, bZ EV idea, Lucid Gravity, Porsche PPE: The Week in Reverse


Why did Tesla resolve to rename its fast-charging connector and open it as much as different firms now?

Which Mannequin S rival beats it in driving vary with a smaller battery pack?

That is our look again on the Week In Reverse—proper right here at Inexperienced Automobile Experiences—for the week ending November 18, 2022.

Toyota teased its redesigned 2023 Prius, which is the primary absolutely new model of the effectivity icon because the arrival of the Tesla Mannequin 3. After which Wednesday it revealed a brand new era of the Prius; whereas it doesn’t go all-electric, the 2023 Prius lineup features a 50% increase in electrical vary for the Prius Prime plus smoother styling, sportier tuning, and a broadened set of security options. 

2023 Toyota Prius

2023 Toyota Prius

The primary Porsche SUV, the 2024 Porsche Macan Electrical, would be the debut mannequin for the structure generally known as PPE (Premium Platform Electrical), which may also be the premise for future high-end EVs from Audi and Bentley. We checked out a few of the tech factors of this versatile platform that may ultimately exchange what underpins the Porsche Taycan and Audi Q8 E-Tron. 

The Lucid Air Touring goes a claimed 425 EPA miles, the corporate disclosed Tuesday, on a smaller battery pack than that of the Tesla Mannequin S. This affirmation got here with a primary supply of the Touring. Air Touring and Pure fashions make the most of improved aerodynamics, and the bottom Air Pure, in dual-motor type, will go 410 miles.

Teaser for Lucid Gravity due in 2024

Teaser for Lucid Gravity due in 2024

Lucid additionally revealed extra about its upcoming Gravity SUV. Particularly, it’s going to shake up the world of electrical SUVs in the identical manner it has with the efficiency-topping Air sedan—by being the electrical SUV vary king.

Genesis hinted that it’s serious about constructing a totally electrical convertible. Its Genesis X Convertible Idea joins the X Speedium Coupe Idea fastback and X Idea coupe in making clear it’s contemplating making one thing extra luxurious and private than its sedans and SUVs.

Genesis X Convertible concept

Genesis X Convertible idea

Nissan has wrapped a collection of EV possession perks collectively for its Ariya and Leaf fashions. With charging credit score, scheduled upkeep, roadside help, and extra, this package deal Nisssan is looking EV Carefree+ might assist underscore EVs strengths to customers.

Toyota additionally revealed the bZ Compact SUV Idea, a “nod to the close to future,” teasing a route the model is contemplating for a manufacturing electrical automobile. With improvement on new EVs reportedly paused, will this racy-looking crossover make it to market?

2023 Ford Maverick

2023 Ford Maverick

Hybrids are hitting the candy spot for possession prices and reliability—with the reliability of them typically higher than PHEVs or EVs. The Ford Maverick, Toyota Corolla, and Lexus NX are top-rated for reliability and excessive mpg, in line with the most recent survey from Client Experiences, whereas the Ford Mustang Mach-E was singled out for having “declining reliability.”

Fiat is bringing again the 500e it as soon as requested Individuals to not purchase. The reborn 2024 Fiat 500e is coming to the U.S., Stellantis confirmed this week. Set to reach within the first quarter of this week, the 500e will assist Stellantis perceive which advertising strategies may work for larger-stakes EVs from Jeep and Dodge.

2023 Fisker Ocean

2023 Fisker Ocean

Fisker Ocean manufacturing has began, on the similar Austrian facility the place contractor Magna Steyr assembles the Jaguar I-Tempo. The beginning is true on time with what Fisker initially introduced ultimately 12 months’s LA auto present. 

EV customers and house owners have a brand new choice for navigating the bewildering prospects between house charging, photo voltaic, and residential power programs—in Hyundai House, which was revealed this previous week as primarily an aggregator that helps arrange one of the best such system to your wants. The bidirectional and V2L capabilities of Hyundai’s newest electrical autos seems to be omitted from this, although. 

Hyundai Home

Hyundai House

Payments not too long ago launched to the Senate and Home of Representatives would delay U.S. meeting and sourcing guidelines for the EV tax credit score enacted beneath the Inflation Discount Act (IRA). Which may permit some foreign-built EVs to obtain the tax credit score by way of 2025.

Norway-based Freyr confirmed a mammoth Georgia battery gigafactory, dubbed “Giga America,” that may produce cells primarily for power storage. 

Volkswagen claims to have reached 500,000 of its ID-family electrical vehicles globally, a 12 months sooner than initially deliberate—regardless of ongoing supply-chain points. Though comparatively few of those deliveries are within the U.S., the manufacturing ramp of the ID.4 at Chattanooga, Tennessee, might assist get nearer to the “EV for tens of millions” mantra.

2023 Volkswagen ID.4

2023 Volkswagen ID.4

The EV charging community EVgo seeks extra Tesla drivers—by offering a “seamless” fast-charging expertise at as much as 250 kw through a CCS Combo 1 adapter. It’s additionally boosting the variety of Tesla connectors. 

Flywheel-based power programs will assist fast-charge rental EVs at New York’s LaGuardia airport. The choice to battery-boost charging tech permits fast-charging when the grid won’t help it. The pilot program for an unnamed rental-car firm begins in Q2 2023. 

Tesla Supercharger station V3, Las Vegas

Tesla Supercharger station V3, Las Vegas

And simply earlier than final weekend, Tesla introduced that it will open up its charging connector normal to different automakers and {hardware} makers, altering the title to North American Charging Normal (NACS). Will it permit Tesla to make the most of federal EV charging community necessities for non-proprietary charging programs?

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