Mercedes emphasizes how a lot effectivity issues in an aero-savvy, 800-volt idea. Audi previews a brand new cabin interface for future EVs. And does the Polestar 2 make extra sense in rear-wheel-drive kind? This and extra, right here at Inexperienced Automotive Stories.
The Polestar 2 is coming into its fourth mannequin yr, and whereas it doesn’t look all that a lot completely different, a lot has modified about the best way it drives—with a change from a front-wheel-drive bias to a rear-wheel-drive one. A primary drive of the 2024 Polestar 2 on some Colorado mountain roads was sufficient to indicate that this Euro-flavored efficiency EV may be value one other look in its easiest, most charming kind—the place it now additionally will get an EPA-rated 320 miles of vary.
Rounding out the ideas making a debut eventually weekend’s Munich auto present, Mercedes’ Idea CLA-Class EV idea touted the model’s effectivity focus for its upcoming compact EVs, which might be constructed round an 800-volt drive system.
And the Audi Q6 E-Tron electrical crossover will provide quicker charging and a platform designed round effectivity. Nevertheless it additionally marks the debut of a brand new inside design theme, Audi outlined on the present, in addition to a brand new interface and consumer expertise—together with the introduction of a lightbar operating the bottom of the windshield that may sign info like charging standing. A passenger-side display may also enable video viewing with a “digital blind” so the driving force doesn’t get distracted.