The Chevy Bolt EV and EUV attain the top of the road later this 12 months, and GM plans a battery plant with Samsung. Lucid teased its Gravity because it nears a debut. EPA vary rankings aren’t freeway rankings. And will EV coverage have a look at these most depending on gasoline? This and extra, right here at Inexperienced Automobile Studies.
Basic Motors this morning confirmed that it’ll discontinue the Chevy Bolt EV and EUV electrical automobiles on the finish of the 12 months, as these fashions’ Orion Meeting plant in Michigan transitions to electrical truck manufacturing at excessive quantity. GM hasn’t but stated what comes subsequent, however it’s engaged on next-generation Ultium tech for reasonably priced EV underpinnings with Honda.
GM additionally introduced that it’ll kind a three way partnership for battery manufacturing with Korea’s Samsung SDI. The $3 billion enterprise will lead to one U.S. battery plant because of produce as much as 30 gigawatt-hours yearly of “high-performing” prismatic and cylindrical cells—completely different than the large-format pouch cells being made by Ultium LLC vegetation and maybe the idea for an electrical Corvette and Camaro.
California’s Lucid Motors revealed some first images of its Gravity SUV present process testing on U.S. public roads. It’s due for a manufacturing begin in 2024, with a full reveal someday later this spring.
A roundup of real-world freeway check outcomes from Automobile and Driver helped emphasize that EPA-rated vary constantly falls brief on high-speed street journeys. That’s as a result of it represents a mix of driving cycles and isn’t based mostly solely on a freeway cycle.
And will EV coverage be formed round those that use essentially the most gasoline? That’s what one advocacy group is specializing in—with the declare that switching so-called gasoline superusers to electrical autos will make an even bigger financial and environmental distinction sooner.