Honda will make a hydrogen fuel cell version of the CR-V. Hyundai is teaming up to bring the battery ecosystem to North America. Foxconn could build VW’s Scout electric vehicles. Mercedes boasts about the efficiency of its future electric vans. And Ford hits a Mach-E milestone. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.
Ford has announced that it is already manufactured 150,000 Mustang Mach-E electric SUVs. That’s way more than it originally planned to do at this point, but there’s still work to be done to catch up with the Tesla Model Y.
Mercedes-Benz has hinted that its next eSprinter electric vans could be new criteria of effectiveness. In real-life, third-party certified range and efficiency – and in a large high-roof version – it claimed more than 295 miles of range from a usable battery capacity of less than 110kWh.
Hyundai and South Korean battery supplier SK On have teamed up to set up EV installations in the United States which will comply with the Inflation Recovery Act’s battery and mineral supply requirements – potentially qualifying future Hyundai, Kia and possibly Genesis models for the $7,500 vehicle tax credit electrical.
Volkswagen would be in talks with Foxconn— the maker of the iPhone and other electronics, now an automaker — to potentially build its next electric Scout trucks. It marks an about-face for VW, which was previously looking for a new stand-alone factory site.
And Honda announced that it will make a hydrogen fuel cell version of its CR-V starting in 2024, in Ohio. The fuel cell CR-V will also offer home charging capability for short-distance city driving for the first time.