Ford F-150 Lightning review, Tesla screen recall, electric semi in production form: Today’s Car News – Green Car Reports
Tesla screens have been overheating. The big electric semi from Freightliner and Daimler Trucks has bowed in production form. And we drive the F-150 Lightning. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning doesn’t reinvent the pickup truck, but it makes it better by nearly every measure. In a first review of the F-150 Lightning electric truck, we found even more confidence and refinement than expected—plus some good signs for range and efficiency.
Tesla has filed recall paperwork for overheating while fast-charging—but no, it’s not what you might think and doesn’t relate to the battery pack. During charges, the “elevated temperature” of the infotainment screen can cause it to slow or restart—making some safety-critical features temporarily unavailable. An over-the-air firmware release remedies the situation, according to Tesla.
The Tesla Semi hasn’t arrived yet, but on Monday the most important all-electric semi yet for the U.S. bowed in production form. With a range of up to 230 miles but a combined weight rating up to 82,000 pounds, the Freightliner eCascadia electric semi is a full Class 8 commercial truck, albeit intended for short hauls. The company has already racked up more than a million miles on pre-production models, and it has a “holistic ecosystem” of charging and energy-storage services.
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Which electric trucks got a surge of new reservations after a big price hike? Might future electric cars go without friction brakes as we know them? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending May 13, 2022. In a long-anticipated first review of the F-150 Lightning electric truck, we found even more confidence and refinement than expected—plus some hints of good range and efficiency. It doesn’t reinvent the pickup, but it makes it better in nearly every way. It was quite a week for twists and turns. The drama of the…
Tesla reportedly wants Panasonic to pick up the pace on battery development. Truck makers consider rebuilding diesel semis as fuel-cell rigs. And GM gives the Chevy Bolt EUV a sporty look that ties in with its gasoline models. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. GM has revealed a new Redline…
With wait times long for cleaner new semis, hydrogen fuel cells might be able to get more diesel trucks off the road sooner.
The Bolt EUV Redline Edition gets gloss black 17-inch wheels with red accents, a black and red Bolt EUV badge on the rear hatch, and other accents.
Tesla’s top cell supplier has been scouting locations in the U.S., although it plans to initially build the new format in Japan.
Scout is the new name for VW electric SUVs. Rivian’s price hike seems to have spurred more interest. And Foxconn is a U.S. automaker, enabling Lordstown and Fisker. It’s been a busy news week, full of twists and turns. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. With the completion of the…
With the iPhone maker Foxconn as contract manufacturer, Fisker is aiming for a minimum of 250,000 a year at the Ohio factory that used to crank out Chevy small cars.
Foxconn will also invest $100 million in a joint venture that will work with Lordstown Motors and engineer vehicles to be based on Foxconn’s MiH (mobility in harmony) platform.
Rivian has made a total of 5,000 trucks cumulatively. But it has 10,000 new preorders, for trucks costing an average $93,000, since raising prices on its trucks by as much as $12,000 in March.
What Thing? VW is bringing back the Scout SUV badge as a fully electric SUV brand, with models due in 2026.
Overheating could cause the screen to lag or restart. Since the rearview camera feed is displayed through the screen, this is considered a safety-critical issue.
via Inferse.com https://www.inferse.com
May 14, 2022 at 08:24PM