First US ID.4, Tesla Bot, Biden mpg fines, Nissan e-Energy Scorching Hatch: In the present day’s Automotive Information
Car manufacturers will soon face higher fines for fuel guzzlers. Tesla unveils a robot. Nissan shows e-Power from a spicier side. VW shows that it can build its mass-market electric vehicle in the USA. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.
Volkswagen produced the first US-made VW ID.4 electric car at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Although it’s just a validation version for now, it’s an early sign that VW is pushing ahead with plans to ramp up mass production of electric cars there next summer, with first deliveries next fall.
Nissan has unveiled the Aura Note Nismo, a high-performance hatchback that adds pep to the company’s e-Power series hybrid system. However, with Infiniti’s recent cancellation of its own branded version of e-Power and Nissan’s postponement of the technology to later in the decade, the US market will not see this version of high MPG technology.
Automakers will soon pay a higher price for fuel-guzzling fleets that exceed CAFE fuel economy standards, according to plans confirmed by the Biden government this week. Years ago, higher fines were set, which automobile manufacturers were aware of when making planning decisions, so that the question now arises as to whether they should be applied retrospectively or not.
And last night, Tesla unveiled a robot that it believes could potentially replace humans in dangerous, boring, and repetitive tasks. It’s all related to the AI system being developed for its self-driving system.
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