Today, we take a look at why Biden’s admin rules proposed last week are disappointing in their EV goals. The Lexus UX 250h is a high-mileage compact from the luxury brand Toyota. And are electric trailers a game-changer for long distance towing with electric vehicles? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.
A German caravan and motorhome manufacturer, with the help of automotive technology provider ZF, has found a solution to the range reductions faced by electric vehicle drivers when towing: with an electrified trailer that can potentially add autonomy.
Nissan last week announced its “intention” to manufacture battery-electric models accounting for more than 40% of its sales in the United States by 2030. It also said that every all new Nissan vehicle goes to “key markets.” would be electrified by the early 2030s.
The 39-mpg Lexus UX 250h is rolled over for the 2022 model year, but with exciting new colors and body-color coating. The compact model is offered in Europe fully electric under the name UX 300e.
And we gave you a follow-up and deeper dive in last week’s announcement on the Biden administration’s fuel economy and emissions rules. While they may look good at first glance, the rules call for just 8% of full electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, combined, by 2026, up from around 3% now. And when you look at them with the proposed California requirements, the Biden rules suggest very little growth in electric vehicles.
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