Why are the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 being recalled?

Again, how many emissions come from tires?

Here’s our recap of Reverse Week – right here Green Car Report– for the week ending May 20, 2022.

How does the first luxury relative of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 drive and perform? You’ll want to read our review of the Genesis GV60. In our daily drive review of the Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid, we found that the model was gone in Ford’s Energi era, lacking the design and technical savvy of the Mach-E and F-150 Lightning. Really, it just needs to do a little more on the plugin side.

2023 Genesis GV60

Cadillac announced this week that the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq will sell for $62,990 in single-motor rear-wheel-drive form and $64,990 in dual-motor all-wheel-drive form. It also revealed that it expects the RWD version to return an EPA-rated range of 312 miles.

We reported on an unusual patent filing — suggesting that GM may be considering a dual-charging power supply layout for its electric trucks. As mentioned above, this configuration will allow double-layer battery packs like those in the GMC Hummer EV or the upcoming Chevy Silverado EV to be charged at 400V using either port, 800V in one port, or even the other while charging using the other port. One port charging sends the load – possibly charging a second EV from the same charging connector.

2023 Chevrolet Silverado EV

2023 Chevrolet Silverado EV

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 have been recalled for rolling issues and software fixes that otherwise sound like a good example of the advantages of wireless fixes in their advanced platforms. Only these models have to go to the dealer because they don’t allow it yet.

Kia sees electric vans as playing a key role in its advanced mobility and autonomous technology strategy. It shows renderings of the first few so-called special purpose vehicles (PBVs), which are aimed at various global markets.

Rendering of a Kia special vehicle

Rendering of a Kia special vehicle

Hyundai has announced plans to build an electric vehicle factory in Georgia and a nearby battery business to power it. The Hyundai Group has an annual production capacity of 300,000 electric vehicles and will begin production in the first half of 2025, a move that lends some seriousness to Hyundai’s intentions to become one of the top three U.S. sellers of electric vehicles, including Kia and Genesis . by 2026.

US company Sila will supply its silicon anode battery chemistry for the upcoming electric version of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV, the automaker confirmed. Thanks to the higher energy density of the batteries, electric SUVs will be able to offer longer range without sacrificing packaging.

Honda Prologue Trailer - May 2022

Honda Prologue Trailer – May 2022

The GM-based Honda Prologue EV due in 2024 was teased in design sketches this week. While GM will build the Prologue, Honda’s own electric vehicle is in development and will arrive in a few years.

This week the European automaker showed off several new concept cars. The Mercedes Vision AMG concept gives us a glimpse into the future of the AMG performance car brand – including an exclusive platform and its own electric motor system. It looks designed to harmonize with the sleek EQXX concept, which isn’t a bad thing. Sustainability is the theme of Renault’s Scénic Vision concept, which takes its name from the 1990s Euro-centric spherical people-carrying vehicle, but combines a 40-kilowatt battery pack with 16-kilowatt fuel — offering a range of nearly 500 miles The battery stacks – hydrogen tanks and hydrogen network are still to be determined.

Reynolds Scenic Vision Concept

Reynolds Scenic Vision Concept

According to a report earlier this week, at least some Volkswagen dealerships in the U.S. are breaking away from its Scout electric SUV brand altogether — raising questions about whether the German automaker is trying to bypass dealerships for direct sales .

New figures on tyre wear from a UK company have once again generated a flood of comments and comments from our readers. Will the increased weight of EV battery packs significantly increase tire particulate emissions? If you look at the company’s less extreme situation, we think so.

2023 Nissan Leaf

2023 Nissan Leaf

A new report from the electric vehicle industry group finds that the operating cost advantage of electric vehicles becomes even stronger at high oil prices – they now cost just 15% of the cost per mile of a gasoline car.

This week, a group of experts warned that the Department of Energy’s upcoming $8 billion hydrogen center could be as dirty as coal — in terms of carbon impact — if it doesn’t clearly define what “clean hydrogen” means.

Electrify America announced that it has signed on to a 75 MW new Mojave Desert solar project, adding 225,000 MWh of annual power generation across the entire charging network, enough to offset all of its energy consumption.

Stela Vita electric motorhome on a fully charged show

Stela Vita electric motorhome on a fully charged show

Electric RVs will be available in a few years, and as one leading RV manufacturer pointed out in the survey results, given the current charging reality, the expectation of electric RV charging is unrealistic, almost impossible. We need a new set of infrastructure solutions – so who will step up? Then we also took a look at the Stella Vita electric motorhome that started as a student project. A 60 kWh battery pack with an estimated range of 372 miles, ultra-aerodynamic form, lightweight construction and roof-mounted solar panels, is this the future of motorhomes?

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