Chevy Bolt EV recall, Kia EV6, USPS EVs, heavy-duty truck emissions: At this time’s Automotive Information

Postal Service car plans grow to be extra electrical. EPA guidelines for giant diesel vehicles fall in need of these from California. The Kia EV6 is without doubt one of the finest new EVs of the yr. And foil is the repair for the newest Chevy Bolt EV recall. This and extra, right here at Inexperienced Automotive Stories. 

The 2017-2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV has been recalled over a fireplace danger. This time it’s not battery-related, or associated to electrical propulsion. In accordance with GM, seat belt pretensioners can produce gasoline scorching sufficient to ignite the carpet, doubtlessly associated to a fireplace after a collision. The repair—no kidding—is foil. 

On Tuesday, the EPA introduced finalized emissions guidelines for heavy-duty vehicles, buses, and vans. Whereas the foundations beginning with the 2027 mannequin yr goal soot and smog-forming emissions from diesel exhaust, they’re not as strict as California guidelines which are being held pending an EPA waiver. 

The U.S. Postal Service has made one other about-face from its plan to purchase largely internal-combustion supply vehicles for its next-generation fleet. Now it says that 75% of the deliberate 60,000-vehicle fleet will probably be totally electrical, and the USPS plans to solely purchase EVs from 2026 on.

The Kia EV6 is considered one of our 5 finalists for Finest Automotive To Purchase, and along with spectacular effectivity and vary, it has an entire lot of panache, and a premium really feel. We additionally suppose it pushes the bar just a little larger in real-world use versus the Hyundai Ioniq 5, which was considered one of final yr’s finalists. In contrast to the Hyundai EV, it’s out there wherever within the U.S., however a value hike threw a spin on this. Preserve studying as we run by means of the contenders, main as much as the large announcement Jan. 4.

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