This is really good news, thanks! I hope they bring back the Volt as a 100% electric car with Tesla Supercharger and CCS compatibility.
That's unlikely given that they couldn't sell enough volt sized cars if they were fusion powered.This is really good news, thanks! I hope they bring back the Volt as a 100% electric car with Tesla Supercharger and CCS compatibility.
Glad to see GM is staying in the game as they seemed to have slipped in the EV sector in the last couple years.GM plans to invest $3 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck plant to build electric trucks and vans and battery modules, according to a letter it sent to the UAW this month as part of contract talks.
Dan Nicholson, GM's vice president for global electrification, said in February at a national ethanol conference that at one point he led an 8,000-person global organization that was entirely focused on internal combustion engines and "then we moved to about a 70% ICE, 30% electrification split. Now are we are flipping that from 70% ICE to just 30% ICE and focusing 70% on electrification."
You can't fill your gas tank without electricity either. It takes electricity to run the gas pumps. With a BEV you can hedge your bets by installing home solar with sufficient capacity to cover both your home power needs and your car's power needs.Being in "power-outage country," a.k.a. the third-world State of California, I will not be buying a pure BEV from anybody. Looks like my GM days are over. However, Honda is bringing out an EREV (the only way to go for me) with a rotary backup engine. Description sounds very nice. Fingers crossed that they bring it to CA. The reviews sound great, but the first rollout is in Europe.
Porsche Panamera 4E Hybrid looks great too, although short on electric range (about 30 miles at best) and lots of $$$.
To the automakers: Keep those EREVs coming!
You are correct. I meant to type Mazda but inexplicably typed Honda. I do that a lot nowadays. Thanks. I don't go for the Clarity because if you hit the throttle aggressively the ICE comes on regardless of battery charge state. That to me falls short of a true EREV.^ I think the rotary engine model you are referring to is the one from Mazda, not Honda. However, Honda does make a good EREV, the Clarity.
I am also a big believer in EREV. But if a BEV had a whole lot more range than I really needed on a typical day, then that could work also, being able to bridge some unexpected circumstances like power outages.
You can't fill your gas tank without electricity either. It takes electricity to run the gas pumps. With a BEV you can hedge your bets by installing home solar with sufficient capacity to cover both your home power needs and your car's power needs.
I agree - PHEVs are the way to go for at least another decade. The middle of the country won't have a good charging infrastructure for at least that long.
And you couldn't drive a few miles to a live charging station -- particularly in CA where they are becoming ubiquitous???A good point generally, but here in power-outage country (CA) you can drive a few miles from any of the deliberate outages and find the lights on. So filling up with gasoline is a short drive from an outage and an easy proposition. I love the dual-fuel nature of an EREV, especially when both fuels are very common (gasoline and electricity).
What about all the secondary roads and in the small towns across the country? The interstates will be covered, but they don't go everywhere.
OK.Agreed. Not in my lifetime will charging stations be as ubiquitous as gas stations. Not even close. Hence, no BEV for me -- it's EREV or bust.