Oh boy, here we go again.
Much like the electric Transit Connect, there’s no sign it will be coming to the US. By the time it does, it will probably be outdated.
I believe it shares a battery pack with the Mercedes EQC. I’m not 100% sure; there’s conflicting data about size. As for the range, it’s short ranged due to aerodynamics and the fact that German automakers are hooked on induction motors.
This isn’t Europe’s only electric van (Nissan, Renault, Peugeot, and even StreetScooter have various models), but it’s certainly the best. 90kWh is the right amount.
Most hybrids are still cleaner, most places, than a Tesla.
they’re the number 2 producer in the world
Electric drivetrains aren’t silent. Spinning around 6-12k rpm, the motors make a nice tenor hum, and the inverters push all sorts of harmonics because of the square waves. Load the motor and punch the throttle, and an EV makes a noise like a jet engine spooling up. Once you notice, you can’t unhear it.
Sounds like an Aeolean harp to me. The speaker is in the front left bumper, so you hear it in drive-thrus.
The be-all and end-all of environmental concern trolling is this: If you cared so much about the planet, you’d remove yourself from it.
I feel like somewhere there’s an invisible clock ticking down to the moment I buy a Kei car, tear out its guts, and cram an irresponsibly powerful electric motor in there.
To be clear, this is not actually a CUV with a Bolt drivetrain. It’s closer the Velite 6 EV and “based off learnings from the Chevrolet Bolt EV.” It has a smaller motor and the battery supplier is SAIC Era Power Battery System instead of LG like the Bolt.
If you can’t do what I have done, then you need to look at your life, not criticize mine.
On a level playing field, sedans will have ≈15% higher mpg than CUVs, which have ≈30% higher mpg than SUVs. To be fair, it’s a blurry line between SUV and CUV, or CUV and hatchback, so a lot just depends on definitions.
I’ve noticed that Millennials seem to save money compulsively, using bonuses to pay off debts, boost retirement accounts, or (like me) build a rainy-day nest egg.
This might be the most “let them eat cake” thing I’ve ever read.
Since I didn’t see anyone else post it yet:
Hah, no. The EREV/PHEV Clarity.
From an engineer’s perspective, this is not very clever. They combined an inrunner, outrunner, and a pancake motor. There’s a reason we don’t combine those.