Battery Increase for Recalled Bolt EVs, in Subaru EVs, Artificial Fuels, Karma Vans: In the present day’s Automobile Information

The replacement of Bolt EV batteries by GM could give older versions of the electric car more range than when new. Subaru gives us a glimpse into the Solterra EV. Karma chases the fleet market with plug-in commercial vehicles. And could synthetic fuels reverse the end of the internal combustion engine? This and more here at Green Car Reports.

GM confirmed yesterday that the battery repair due to recalled Chevrolet Bolt EV models – a full cell module replacement – could bring the 2017-2019 Bolt EVs more range than they did when new. However, it could be many weeks or months as GM continues to work with LG on a manufacturing solution and has ceased Bolt EV and EUV production by then.

Subaru gave a first glimpse of its upcoming Solterra EV, expected in mid-2022, showing a radically different interface for the brand. According to the automaker, it is developing into the most technologically advanced Subaru of all time.

Californian company Karma Automotive is aiming to become an electrifying large vehicle conversion company, bringing its electrification services, its new E-Flex platform and possibly remnants of the hybrid system originally used by Fisker to the commercial truck arena.

And with regulations suggesting a possible phasing out of sales of new internal combustion engines, perhaps sometime in the 2030s, the end is in sight. Could synthetic fuels turn that around?


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