California is clamping down on diesel polluters. A CEO suggests the market shift to SUVs could also be over. And Volvo is switching a few of its EVs to rear-wheel drive. This and way more, right here at Inexperienced Automobile Studies.
Volvo on Tuesday revealed the return of rear-wheel drive, in additional environment friendly single-motor EVs. The configuration returns for 2024 in Volvo’s two most reasonably priced EVs, the XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge.
California has simply taken laws stopping older diesel vehicles, applied greater than a decade in the past, to their subsequent step: enforcement. With extra polluting pre-2010 diesel huge rigs now banned, operators are being fined and denied registration within the state.
The shift from passenger automobiles to SUVs continues, though some inside the trade see the development reversing sooner or later. In response to the CEO of Citroën, SUVs are “accomplished” as a result of EVs—as aerodynamics and the necessity to ship most vary at an inexpensive price will reverse the development. Simply inform that to its wildly profitable SUV-focused company cousin, Jeep.
Toyota has rebuilt two traditional zero-tailpipe-emissions Eighties Corolla GT-S coupes—one with a battery electrical powertrain, and one with a hydrogen combustion engine. The venture factors out how retrofitting current automobiles is a chance for automotive lovers.
The upcoming rotary range-extended Mazda MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV was detailed final week, and it gives a puzzling set of parts and blended interface indicators. It’s a car that People, fairly actually, may not get.
And will hydrogen fuel-cell tech exchange plane jet engines for cleaner passenger air journey? With the cryogenic hydrogen storage and a “megawatt-class propulsion system” Airbus is engaged on, it’s aiming to check the thought in flight by the center of this decade.