Ford reveals an all-electric Explorer. Kia reveals a smaller EV5 electrical SUV. EV battery packs may create an insurance-cost difficulty. And Genesis ramps up American-made EVs. This and extra, right here at Inexperienced Automotive Stories.
Genesis is now constructing its Electrified GV70 EV in Alabama. We took a take a look at why it’s vital, and the way it units the stage for EV manufacturing within the U.S. on a a lot bigger scale.
An all-electric Ford Explorer was revealed this morning, nevertheless it isn’t fairly what you would possibly suppose. It’s the identify given to an electrical SUV for Europe solely. Attributable to be inbuilt Germany, with a beginning value beneath $50,000, the mannequin is one in every of at the very least two fashions constructed with VW MEB underpinnings.
Kia revealed the smaller EV5 electrical SUV, lower than every week after first displaying the manufacturing model of its flagship 2024 EV9 electrical SUV. Whereas the smaller EV5 is headed for China initially, its chunky design, photo voltaic roof, and swivel seats would positively be seen within the North American market.
And a report from Reuters seems to counsel that insurance coverage charges on EVs have the potential to soar. That’s as a result of the businesses have insurance policies that emphasize battery pack alternative relatively than restore—even for seemingly minor fender-benders—whereas a relative few enable the simple alternative of battery modules.