Stellantis is contemplating a $25,000 EV, though value and labor hurdles stay. Magna argues for drive-motor disconnect clutches as a means of boosting vary. And is Ford contemplating dynamic inductive charging? This and extra, right here at Inexperienced Automotive Stories.
In a latest patent submitting, Ford laid out the know-how constructing blocks for permitting EVs to be charged wirelessly as they drive alongside. Though Ford hasn’t made public any plans to capitalize on the tech, which might show costly, it is likely to be put to make use of for limited-loop fleets and supply automobiles or, in a extra distant future, private automobiles.
Stellantis is reportedly mulling a $25,000 EV, though feedback by the corporate’s CEO and the UAW point out that it may need some lengthy negotiations to make earlier than such a mannequin is likely to be seen as viable for U.S. manufacturing. Contemplating the EV tax credit score, nevertheless, that product is already right here at present within the Chevy Bolt EV.
And because the provider Magna not too long ago argued—on behalf of merchandise it makes, we should always level out—disconnecting drive motors throughout cruising or coasting can doubtlessly increase EV vary 9%. The unit it’s selling is already because of launch on “a number of automobiles of a German premium automaker” quickly.