Some EVs do exceed EPA range figures at 70 mph. Britain’s Morgan splits the difference between a vintage sports automotive and an Aptera with its latest prototype. And Ample’s battery swapping tech is getting put to the test on a car-sharing fleet of Fiat EVs in Spain. This and more, here at Green Automobile Reports.
Stellantis is testing EV battery swapping from Ample on 100 Fiat 500e electric cars which might be a part of the corporate’s Free2Move car-sharing service—and which means a completely charged battery in five minutes. With this trial, it’s seeing if battery swapping can scale up, or extend out to other upcoming EVs from Stellantis’ many brands, including Jeep and Dodge.
The British specialty sports automotive maker Morgan on Wednesday revealed the XP-1 electric three-wheeler, featuring a powertrain developed in-house and a weight of only around 1,500 kilos for this two-seater. Although still a prototype, this model could shape as much as be a more vintage-styled alternative to the long-awaited Aptera.
And updated results on the range of the most recent EVs from Consumer Reports highlighted what must be emphasized for anyone considering an EV: EPA range for EVs isn’t a highway number. That said, CR found that some models from Mercedes-Benz and BMW actually exceeded the EPA range at 70 mpg—an amazing thing—while others including Lucid and Tesla fell short.
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