Toyota is testing low-carbon fuels for its plug-in hybrids. The Tesla Mannequin Y is now difficult ICE fashions in worth. The IRS posts its shortlist of fashions qualifying for the $7,500 EV tax credit score. And Polestar and Lincoln are among the many manufacturers which have saved international reveals for China’s Shanghai auto present. This and extra, right here at Inexperienced Automobile Studies.
The Polestar 4 was revealed in China on Tuesday and in its prime kind it’s wanting like a direct, performance-oriented rival to the Tesla Mannequin Y Efficiency, Kia EV6 GT, and Ford Mustang Mach-E GT, amongst others. A beginning worth round $60,000 and a variety as much as 300 miles might additionally assist make it the model’s hottest mannequin but.
The 2024 Lincoln Nautilus bowed because the Ford luxurious model’s first mannequin due for importation from China. Leaning on hybrid tech for a giant a part of the lineup somewhat than a V-6 might yield EPA scores approaching 40 mpg, primarily based on the system its inherited partly from the Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring. However don’t anticipate a plug-in hybrid right here.
Whether or not you look solely at EVs or not, the Tesla Mannequin Y now prices lower than the typical new automobile. In keeping with a latest evaluation from Bloomberg, figuring within the results of the federal EV tax credit score, the Mannequin Y’s latest worth cuts recommend that Tesla has began a worth battle with makers of internal-combustion vehicles.
Toyota is testing low-carbon fuels from ExxonMobil in its RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid, and probably sees them as a future resolution together with PHEVs—maybe even the 125+ mile PHEVs it lately teased.
And in case you missed it yesterday: Which American-made EVs qualify for the $7,500 EV tax credit score? A listing from the IRS first posted Monday breaks down the quick record of American-made fashions complying with strict new guidelines for the origin of battery supplies.