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 far more, right here at Inexperienced Automotive Stories.
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 inexpensive 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 large rigs now banned, operators are being fined and denied registration within the state.
The shift from passenger automobiles to SUVs continues, though some throughout the business see the development reversing sooner or later. In accordance with the CEO of Citroën, SUVs are “executed” on account of EVs—as aerodynamics and the necessity to ship most vary at an inexpensive value will reverse the development. Simply inform that to its wildly profitable SUV-focused company cousin, Jeep.
Toyota has rebuilt two traditional zero-tailpipe-emissions Nineteen Eighties Corolla GT-S coupes—one with a battery electrical powertrain, and one with a hydrogen combustion engine. The challenge factors out how retrofitting present 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 supplies a puzzling set of parts and combined interface alerts. It’s a car that People, fairly actually, won’t 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.