Used EV prices, EV battery pack costs, AAA mobile charging, ID.4 software upgrade: The Week in Reverse
[Staff, 2022-12-10 07:00:00,
Which automaker revealed a hydrogen-combustion performance-car concept?
Can government agencies really get the Ford F-150 Lightning?
This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending December 9, 2022.
In a series of introductions in Europe this past week, Toyota continued to go against the EV grain—or, at least, the unified front that some other automakers have in seeing EVs as the future. The C-HR Prologue Concept, previewing a next-generation C-HR plug-in hybrid, is set for Europe. It also revealed the hydrogen-combustion Corolla Cross H2 Concept—with a hydrogen-fueled turbo-3 engine and manual transmission, but borrowing hydrogen storage expertise from the Mirai fuel-cell vehicle. Hydrogen internal combustion still produced tailpipe emissions, but Toyota said that the tech “illustrates another possible alternative path to zero emissions.”
Toyota Corolla Cross H2 Concept
Polestar is offering an over-the-air update that boosts power of nearly any dual-motor Polestar 2 by 58 hp and 15 lb-ft. It’s a permanent upgrade, for a $1,195 one-time fee, and it’s the first time an automaker has offered such a boost to the U.S. market.
A battery change has boosted efficiency for the 2023 Nissan Leaf—slightly. Leafs with the larger battery now get a 60-kwh pack, as opposed to 62-kwh previously, but driving range is down just 3 miles from most previous numbers, Nissan verified that there are battery chemistry changes…
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