Volvo EX30 worth, Toyota EV batteries, 2024 F-150 Lightning and GV60 particulars: The Week in Reverse

Which EV manufacturers introduced they’ll undertake Tesla’s NACS port this week?

Which charging community opened a fast-charging station on the Grand Canyon?

That is our look again on the Week In Reverse—proper right here at Inexperienced Automotive Reviews—for the week ending October 6, 2023.

Volvo confirmed that its EX30 EV will begin at $36,245 for the U.S., with deliveries anticipated to start out subsequent summer time. That makes it a rival to fashions just like the Hyundai Kona Electrical, Kia Niro EV, and even the Chevy Bolt EV, however with a luxurious badge. 

2025 Volvo EX30

2025 Volvo EX30

The 2024 Genesis GV60 EV lineup provides a single-motor, rear-wheel-drive Normal mannequin that gives a decrease $53,195 base worth together with an estimated 294 miles of EPA vary. There are a number of extra normal tech options added, too. 

The Toyota Highlander Hybrid stays one of many highest-mpg three-row SUVs and not using a cost port—and the 2024 Highlander Hybrid provides a Nightshade Version grade for a brand new look whereas sustaining its 36-mpg ranking.

2024 Ford F-150 Lightning Flash

2024 Ford F-150 Lightning Flash

Ford on Tuesday rolled out the 2024 F-150 Lightning Flash electrical truck. The $72,090 Flash provides a real-world range-boosting warmth pump and, as a trim degree of the F-150 Lightning with the bigger prolonged vary pack and an anticipated 320 miles of vary, gives up a “tech-focused” proposition for buyers. 

Monday two U.S. EV makers supplied manufacturing and supply numbers, albeit at very completely different scale. Tesla reported quarterly numbers that put it barely behind on assembly its 1.8 million car goal for 2023. In the meantime, Rivian additionally supplied an replace displaying it’s accelerating EV manufacturing and deliveries towards a goal of 52,000 autos this yr. 

Maybe spurred by its supply numbers that got here up quick, the Tesla Mannequin Y and three price much less than they did at the beginning of the week. With as much as $2,250 off precise sticker costs on this newest discount, the Mannequin Y Lengthy Vary now slots under $50,000, whereas base variations of the Mannequin 3 and Mannequin Y each slot effectively underneath $40k if consumers can declare the EV tax credit score. 

Lucid Air Pure

Lucid Air Pure

The bottom, rear-wheel-drive Lucid Air Pure is now accessible to order, Lucid introduced Thursday, for effectively underneath $80,000. And whereas for the time being the Tesla Mannequin S undercuts the Air Pure barely in worth, the Pure’s 410-mile EPA vary ranking is achieved with much less battery capability. 

Toyota made a long-term provide settlement with LG Vitality Answer that faucets into Michigan-sourced LG cells for upcoming U.S.-made Toyota EVs—together with the three-row electrical EV confirmed earlier this yr. 

Volkswagen has confirmed {that a} next-generation electrical VW Golf can be made on the firm’s Wolfsburg house base beginning later within the decade. Additional, will probably be primarily based on the corporate’s upcoming SSP structure, which incorporates unified prismatic battery tech. 

Nissan Hyper Urban concept

Nissan Hyper City idea

Nissan’s Hyper City crossover idea is the primary of 4 EV ideas the automaker plans for a Tokyo auto present debut later this month. With scissor doorways, sharply creased bodywork, and an inside impressed by “kaleidoscopic triangles,” this idea bets on daring design for city and suburban professionals—and faucets into vehicle-to-home (V2H) and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) bidirectional charging capabilities. 

Hyundai will undertake Tesla’s NACS cost port for its EVs within the U.S. and Canada later in 2024, with these EVs getting access to Tesla Superchargers, the corporate confirmed Thursday. It claims that Tesla will “absolutely help the ultra-fast charging speeds” of its newest 800-volt EVs, whereas NACS adapters for the model’s CCS-port EVs will arrive in 2025. Kia and Hyundai’s Genesis luxurious model additionally confirmed an identical future.

GM has introduced some spectacular targets for its new-generation electrical autos powered by Ultium battery tech, together with goals to make 400,000 EVs in North America from 2022 via 2024. However GM’s sluggish ramp of Ultium EVs—with simply 4,222 deliveries of them within the third quarter, plus a Bolt EV on the best way out—makes these targets look out of attain. In the meantime, a letter from a lobbyist group representing among the legacy automakers, together with GM, claims that proposed Biden administration effectivity guidelines will price them billions of {dollars} in fines. It even reportedly suggests that can get in the best way of their capacity to construct extra EVs.

2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV SS

2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV SS

Lordstown Motors won’t be coming again, however its fleet-focused designs and concepts may get yet one more incarnation. That’s as a result of, in response to an SEC submitting, founding CEO Steve Burns is shopping for the EV maker’s property for simply $10 million—a fraction of what he created from share gross sales.

The California startup Rove broke floor final week on the primary of 20 amenity-packed EV charging stations—every with 40 fast-chargers delivering all three interfaces, plus wifi, a lounge, a automotive wash, and a mini grocery retailer. Is that this what the way forward for charging must be?

Rove charging center - Santa Ana, California (rendering)

Rove charging middle – Santa Ana, California (rendering)

In different charging information, this previous week Electrify America opened a 350-kw EV fast-charger at Grand Canyon Nationwide Park—proper on the South Rim, and nearer than any Tesla Supercharger will get as of but.


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