Subaru revealed its electric vehicle, and Kia teased the future of electric SUVs from the brand a bit more. Geely shows off its Tesla Semi rival. And a new method that could work to keep EV charging cables cool? This and more, here Green Car Report.
Subaru’s first mass-produced electric vehicle landed last night in prototype form. When 2023 Subaru Solterra without flaunting the yoke of being teased by it Toyota bZ4X Cousins, it doesn’t leave the option open for a solar roof and clearly brings Subaru style into the EV era. In the US spec version expected soon, the Solterra can achieve an EPA rating for more than 250 miles and will likely only come with all-wheel drive.
May Phase change cooling boosts fast charging without bulky cables? Research from Ford University and Purdue University is working on the idea and how it can collect more heat than typical liquid-cooled fast charging cables — potentially with less power and bulk.
Kia also released another series of teaser images showing its EV9 as a futuristic concept looking at a full-size electric SUV due as early as a few years from now. The concept will be fully revealed next week at the LA auto show.
And the Tesla Semi is likely to have a rival – at least in the global market. Earlier this week Volvo and Polestar parent Geely previewed a semi-electric limited production called Homtruck. While specifications have not been released, the focus on big data connectivity, sustainability, and Level 4 autonomous driving is said to make this one of the major rigs to be announced. most connected technology — and potentially a source of awkwardness with Volvo Trucks.