Toyota sees solid-state batteries as EV bit gamers into the subsequent decade. Volkswagen reportedly seems to be to Magna for assist with Scout. And would possibly an electrical Juke return to the U.S.? This and extra, right here at Inexperienced Automobile Studies.
Nissan on Monday confirmed that it’ll make the next-generation Nissan Leaf plus electrical variations of the Juke and Qashqai crossovers, at its U.Okay. manufacturing facility for the European market. With that, it confirmed the look of those upcoming fashions as taking after the Chill-Out, Hyper Punk, and Hyper City ideas, respectively.
Stable-state battery tech guarantees good points in vitality density and charging, and their arrival may very well be a game-changing second for the EV market. However in response to latest figures from Toyota, which is likely one of the leaders in growing the tech, it’ll stay in area of interest provide even by 2030—a lot that, by then, Toyota seems to see extra hydrogen fuel-cell autos than solid-state EVs.
And Volkswagen’s Scout EV model is reportedly planning to outsource the event of its upcoming electrical SUV and pickup to Austria’s Magna—the identical agency that builds the Mercedes G-Class, Jaguar I-Tempo, and Fisker Ocean. These may very well be the 2 merchandise set to be made in South Carolina in 2026, so it’s but unclear how Magna may additionally turn out to be concerned in that.