Rivian Max Pack, R2 particulars, STLA drive modules, greenest and meanest: Right now’s Automotive Information

Rivian will ship a three-row SUV with practically 400 miles of vary later this yr. Drive modules for upcoming Ram, Dodge, and Jeep EVs could also be made in Indiana. And the Mini Cooper SE tops an annual record of the greenest. What’s the meanest? This and extra, right here at Inexperienced Automotive Experiences.

Rivian has confirmed {that a} 390-mile Max Pack model of its R1S electrical SUV will probably be delivered beginning this fall. The Max Pack variations will solely are available Twin Motor type, with the corporate’s newest, in-house Enduro drive items. Additional, Rivian launched up to date vary numbers for the vans in Twin Motor type, and emphasised that its mass-market R2 lineup to return in 2026 will probably be a lot simpler to construct.

The most recent annual evaluation of the greenest and meanest new autos for the surroundings from the ACEEE helps underscore that, bearing in mind tailpipe emissions, manufacturing, and the manufacturing of gasoline, lighter EVs are the greenest picks, whereas heavy gasoline vans are the meanest. The 2023 record was topped by the Mini Cooper SE, Nissan Leaf, and Toyota bZ4X.

And the identical day it introduced that it idled an Illinois plant assembling gasoline autos, Stellantis boasted of its plan to make electrical drive modules in Indiana for future EVs—together with the Ram 1500 REV pickup and a Dodge electrical muscle automobile.


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