Hyundai Ioniq 5 robotaxi, why leaded gasoline, Mercedes AMG plug-in hybrid: right this moment’s automobile information

Hyundai shows an Ioniq 5 robot taxi. Leaded gas is gone. Mercedes AMG is showing a plug-in hybrid that uses its juice more for performance than for range. And are you excited about the Subaru EV? This and more here at Green Car Reports.

Hyundai presented an autonomous “Robotax” version of its Ioniq 5 electric car on Tuesday. Made in partnership with Motional, its joint venture with Aptiv, the car is used by Lyft and includes a range of cameras, radar and lidar sensors.

And, as the UN reported earlier this week, the world has finally stopped using leaded gasoline. So we thought it would be useful to provide a quick refresher on why Lead was introduced in the first place and why it took so long to get rid of it. Leaded gas was officially withdrawn from circulation from 1975 not because of its direct health effects, but because it polluted the catalytic converters.

Yesterday we checked out the highly anticipated Subaru electric SUV, which is expected in mid-2022.

And over at the Motor Authority: Mercedes has officially shown the first model with its next-generation performance plug-in hybrid system – in the so-called Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 63S E Performance 2023. The E Performance complements the twin-turbo V 8 from the automaker with an electric motor that delivers 204 horsepower in 10-second bumps – 0-62 in 2.9 seconds. While the company has found this to be tuned for performance rather than range, expect an electric plug-in range of just 11 miles.

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