Toyota EV tech details; EV tax credit controversy; Tesla, Hertz, and Uber: The Week in Reverse

Published on 31 October 2021 at 15:28

Which company aims to help install 40,000 more destination chargers?

Which EV startup plans to use Panasonic cylindrical cells, like Tesla?

This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending October 30, 2021.

In a review update of the 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid, we found that it meets the mark on value and keeps true to its claimed 37-mpg combined rating—although we’re not entirely comfortable with the styling or third-row usefulness. 

In product news, we learned about two eagerly anticipated upcoming plug-in products. Toyota presented an unexpectedly long list of technology talking points in its bZ4X electric car (above), due soon—although you might need to wait a while for the Tesla-style steering yoke or bi-directional charging. And Mitsubishi provided details regarding its 2023 Outlander Plug-In Hybrid (below), due to arrive in North America later in 2022. And with 40% more electric motor power, one-pedal and off-road driving modes, and a big 20-kwh battery pack possibly good for more than 40 miles of range, it could arrive as a strong rival for the Toyota RAV4 Prime.



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