September 29, 2023

Specs and particulars for the 2024 Kia EV9 electrical SUV are out. Tesla Mannequin X seat belts are underneath scrutiny. And Toyota sees dynamic wi-fi charging in its future. This and extra, right here at Inexperienced Automotive Studies. 

Kia has revealed specs and varied particulars on the 2024 EV9 electrical SUV. Shaping up as a rival each to gasoline fashions just like the Toyota Highlander and to EVs just like the Rivian R1S, the EV9 will attain about 300 miles of vary in some varieties, get well practically 150 miles of vary in quarter-hour, and be a 3.7-kw energy financial institution, with future Automobile-to-Grid (V2G) capability. Different options of word embody a Degree 3 assisted-driving system, and an app retailer that may permit Increase mode efficiency. 

The 2022-2023 Tesla Mannequin X is being investigated by the federal authorities for potential seat belt failures, affecting as much as 50,000 autos. Based on the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration (NHTSA), the problem reported in a few autos seems to be assembly-related. 

And with a strategic settlement introduced final week, Toyota and considered one of its high suppliers, Denso, are transferring ahead with the inductive wi-fi charging agency Electreon on a plan for wi-fi charging in electrified Toyota autos—as a method of enabling smaller batteries, lowering the load on the grid, and making it simpler to include renewable power.


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