Polestar pledges to be clear about carbon footprint. Rivian teases the towing ability of its R1T electrical truck. Daimler targets electrified lengthy-haul trucking with gas cells. Cadillac is making some significant asks of its dealerships. And a 7 days of high-profile controversy outcomes in some alter at Nikola. This and additional, listed here at Inexperienced Vehicle Studies.
Rivian has revealed the pre-manufacturing variation of its R1T electrical pickup pulling an 11,000-pound trailer up Davis Dam Grade—that’s 3,500 feet elevation attain in just 11.4 miles—in scorching temps of up to 118 levels Fahrenheit. Contemplating its off-roading and h2o-fording means, it’s an capacity set in contrast to any manufacturing-ready electric powered truck yet.
Daimler has unveiled the GenH2 very long-haul hydrogen gas-cell semi truck, for series production in the late 2020s. The announcement follows a pivot this calendar year away from passenger vehicles for the know-how, whilst the truckmaker emphasizes that it is also pushing in advance with battery-electric powered trucks.
GM’s Cadillac luxurious manufacturer, on the way to remaining primarily electric by the close of the 10 years, is reportedly requiring its dealerships to install DC rapid-charging stations—to an estimated price tag of $200,000 for every single facility.
Yesterday we appeared at Polestar’s declare that there is “a disturbing deficiency of transparency” about EV carbon footprint. The manufacturer has declared that it will launch whole particulars on the carbon footprint of its autos, like emissions from producing.
And over at Motor Authority: Trevor Milton, the executive chairman and founder of Nikola Corporation, has stepped down, and appointed former GM VP Stephen Girsky as its new chairman. The go follows reviews last 7 days that the DOJ and SEC experienced probes on the lookout into allegations of fraud and misrepresentation of its technological know-how and autos. Milton however owns about 24% of the company’s stock, in accordance to Bloomberg.