EV Towing, Lexus UX Hybrid, Nissan EV Targets, Biden Guidelines Breakdown: At the moment’s Automotive Information
Today we’re looking at why the Biden administration’s proposed rules weren’t overwhelming in their EV goals last week. The Lexus UX 250h continues as a compact car with high mileage from the luxury brand Toyota. And are electric trailers a game changer for long-distance transport with electric vehicles? This and more here at Green Car Reports.
With the help of the automotive technology supplier ZF, a German travel and motorhome manufacturer has found a solution for reducing the range that EV drivers are confronted with when towing: with an electrified trailer that may increase the range.
Nissan announced last week its “intention” to make more than 40% of its US sales with battery-electric models by 2030. It also said that any completely new Nissan vehicle for “key markets” will be electrified by the early 2030s.
The 39-mpg Lexus UX 250h is carried over for the 2022 model year, albeit with some exciting new body-colored paintwork and trim. The compact model is offered in Europe as the fully electric UX 300e.
And we’ve brought you a follow-up and in-depth look at last week’s announcement of the Biden government’s fuel economy and emissions regulations. Although they may sound good at face value, the rules expect only 8% of fully-fledged electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids by 2026 – from around 3% now. And when you look at them along with the proposed California requirements, the Biden rules suggest very little EV growth.
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