The electric G-Class will be equipped with a high-energy battery. Experts say the federal hydrogen center should put more scrutiny into how they make hydrogen. Does the Ford Escape PHEV offer a meaningful experience compared to Ford’s excellent EV? This and more, here in the Green Car Report.

In our Ford Escape plug-in hybrid powertrain review, we found that this model doesn’t have the design and technical prowess of a Mach-E or Lightning, or the confidence to remain fully electric. Did it go away in the Energi era, when plugging in meant saving gas rather than no tailpipe emissions?

The German automaker confirmed Tuesday that U.S. company Sila will supply its silicon anode battery chemistry for the electric version of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV. This chemistry enables higher energy density, so a rugged off-road electric SUV will be able to pack longer range without sacrificing packaging.

Will the Department of Energy’s upcoming hydrogen hub be as dirty as coal? This week, a group of experts warned that the sites that could help fuel trucking, industrial use and more may not be so clean at all if the U.S. Department of Energy doesn’t spell out what “clean” hydrogen is. They will spend $8 billion in federal infrastructure funding.

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