The 319-mile Equinox EV may cost simply $27,495 for some households. EVs are too heavy for some U.S. guardrails. EVs and plug-in hybrids are extra trouble-prone, suggests an annual survey. And are PHEVs misunderstood? This and extra, right here at Green Car Reports.
The 2024 Chevy Equinox EV will qualify for the $7,500 EV tax credit score and stays because of begin at $34,995 with a 319-mile vary, GM confirmed Monday. But that entry mannequin received’t arrive first; a “well-contented” 2RS mannequin will lead the lineup, which appeared to get a worth reduce for prime trims. And dual-motor AWD and different variations are on the best way later within the 12 months.
Researchers on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have carried out what they declare are the first-ever crash exams EVs and guardrails, and the outcomes aren’t so nice. With as we speak’s EVs weighing way more than passenger vehicles and light-weight vans that typical freeway guardrails have been designed for a number of a long time in the past—much more in some circumstances than the heavy-duty pickups which might be additionally more and more widespread—outcomes counsel the necessity to reduce weight from EVs and rethink some freeway fundamentals.
The prime Kia advertising govt within the U.S., on the Chicago auto present the place it launched the 2025 Kia Carnival Hybrid minivan, famous that plug-in hybrids are misunderstood—and a tougher promote given all of the misconceptions. But given evolving attitudes about hybrids and plug-in autos, Kia’s staying out there because it sees PHEVs changing into a “no brainer.”
And in response to the newest survey on car dependability from the survey large J.D. Power, EVs and plug-in hybrids stay extra trouble-prone than hybrids. It seems tires have been known as a part of dependability, although, and so they do put on out quicker on EVs.
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