The Nissan LEAF is the longest-running fully electric car on the market. This new generation of the LEAF is a big improvement for the little EV. Made for the masses, the hatchback LEAF is aimed at a size slot perfect for most of those who need a commuter car. Here’s what’s new.
Kristin was live at the new Hyundai Ioniq 6 electric car’s unveiling and took video for our Instagram channel. That video blew up, with tons of comments and a million+ views. After having had some time to let our first impression of the car sink in, we give our impressions.
Find the Instagram post here: https://www.instagram.com/p/ClEoMpCJB_T/
The question of why manufacturers don’t just take current models of vehicles and “convert” them to electric at the assembly line is a good one. There are reasons that doesn’t happen. It’s complicated, but it makes sense once you think about the vehicle design process itself.
In this Q&A, I’m asked whether or not there is a monopoly on electric vehicle batteries or their components. The answer is that, no, there is not a monopoly. There are, however, some supply bottlenecks that are slowly sorting themselves out, including the fact that most of the world’s lithium is currently under the control of China. But that’s changing. Quickly.
Up on a pedestal as Toyota’s most important car of the Chicago Auto Show, the bZ4X is also the first dedicated electric car Toyota has built in its Subaru collaboration. The car with the hard-to-remember-name will be coming later this year as a production model with about 250 miles of range per charge.