Tesla supplies an replace on the Semi, and says it’s a matter of getting sufficient cells. The Hummer EV hasn’t been absolutely developed but, because it’s only a yr away from deliveries. Volvo units a value for its first electrical automotive. And LG Chem may need an answer for Tesla. This and extra, right here at Inexperienced Automobile Studies.
Following up on the introduction of the 2022 GMC Hummer EV on Tuesday evening—priced at $112,595 in its preliminary Version 1 model—yesterday we lined some stark realities: GM hasn’t developed the Hummer EV yet. Largely following a playbook that it made enjoyable of Tesla for, GM has proven the Hummer EV when it’s simply over midway via improvement and doesn’t but have take a look at automobiles. On the intense aspect, its battery tech is sounding progressive and able to be put to make use of.
Tesla offered a long-awaited replace on the Semi throughout its quarterly monetary name Wednesday, and whereas the corporate strikes forward on its plan for proprietary cells, CEO Elon Musk emphasised that its manufacturing is up against the supply constraints of energy-dense cells.
Fortunately for Tesla, maybe, LG Chem simply confirmed to Reuters that it’s planning to triple its cylindrical cell production for EVs—probably precisely the sort Tesla wants—whereas additionally engaged on a future fivefold improve in power density and “a brand new kind issue” that might probably be the identical future 4860 format Tesla has chosen.
Volvo has priced its first electric vehicle, the XC40 Recharge, at $54,895. That’s earlier than the federal $7,500 EV tax credit score, giving it a aggressive place versus the Tesla Mannequin Y. Though it doesn’t compete on vary, it has a powerful design and have set.