Which brand teased the release of EVs with a 400 kw charging capacity?

Where did Tesla construct a store in order to get around a state’s immediate-sales ban?

This is our look back at the Week In Reverse for the seven days ending July 28, 2023, right here at Green Car Reports.

The most significant EV-related story of the past seven days concerns a subject that doesn’t yet have a name. With “a focus on offering an elevated customer experience,” seven multinational automakers are launching an as-yet-unnamed charging network that seeks to install at least 30,000 advanced-driven EV cost points, including CCS and Tesla NACS connectors. Electrify This is viewed as a positive by Americans online.





The Chevrolet Bolt EV: Was it really retired by GM? Even though the carmaker has frequently hinted that significantly more cost-effective EVs are on the way in a few years, this week’s statement places the return of a redesigned Chevy Bolt EV on an expedited schedule—exact timetable, design year, and output area are all TBA.

For the second quarter of 2023, Tesla has a new claim to fame: Tesla sold a lot more cars and trucks in California than Toyota. Tesla has long dominated the EV sales rankings. Although Toyota only trailed the Golden State’s reigning sales champion by less than 2,000 vehicles, the Q2 sales victory may well be the beginning of a long-lasting pattern because Toyota still doesn’t have any mass-market EVs.




Since the Nissan Leaf was initially delivered in late 2010, Nissan has sold more than a million electric vehicles (EVs) worldwide, the company reported this week. That turns out to be close to exactly how many electric vehicles Tesla shipped in 2023.

All Nissan Leaf cars made between 2018 and 2023 are currently being recalled due to a cruise control issue that could cause unexpected acceleration. It refers to reprogramming the vehicle control modules, which must be done at the dealership.





Porsche revealed that possible Porsche EVs may be able to tap into 400-kw DC quickly-charging—or a little something close to it—in a first look at its lounge-like street-trip rapid-charging stations. Let the speculation over whose vehicle it is begin, however it’s probably the company’s future electric powered sports car inspired by the Boxster or the 900-volt Mission X concept, should it be confirmed for production.

With Samsung SDI, Stellantis has now confirmed a further U.S. battery factory. The manufacturing plant, which is anticipated to go online in 2027, would support American EV production and increase Stellantis’ annual battery output for EVs to 67 gigawatt-hours, not including the additional 45 gigawatt-hours planned for creation in Canada.

Enough, a California-based battery-swapping organisation, has announced a cooperation with Mitsubishi Fuso, a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks, with the goal of integrating Ample’s second-generation battery swapping in its vans “on a global scale.” It is initially decided that Fuso eCanter electric cars will be used for delivery, and the organisations recognise the potential for quick five-moment swaps of extremely last-mile supply trucks.





The best electric bus charging facility in North America for motor coaches, according to Proterra, an electric bus manufacturer, and a significant motor coach operator. It has a 40-vehicle charging capacity and 1.4 megawatts of charging power.

The onboard charger and energy inverter could be integrated into battery modules rather than existing as separate components, according to a project announced by Stellantis and the battery manufacturer Saft. The adoption, which might not happen until 2030, has the potential to reduce unnecessary weight and simplify packaging even more.




According to Google’s most recent environmental report, using eco-friendly routing in Maps has reduced carbon emissions by the same amount as taking 250,000 automobiles off the road. Many of its routing possibilities also apply to charging and EVs.

By locating its outlet in a region where other rules apply—in a tribally run casino—Tesla is avoiding an immediate-profits ban in Connecticut. It is only one of many workarounds the automaker has employed to reach potential customers, such as in Texas, where it is headquartered.

Lordstown Motors of Ohio, which planned to launch the fleet-focused Stamina electric truck but is now declaring bankruptcy, has been informed that California’s Karma initial intends to sue it over claims of the theft of intellectual property, trade secrets, and workers.




A group of Republican politicians work to prevent the EPA from implementing harsher pollution regulations that will promote higher EV production, while also pursuing more EV battery and production jobs.

Last weekend, we looked at why EVs drop significantly more variety in the cold than they do in the summer, in contrast to internal combustion vehicles. The absence of waste heat from combustion engines is a crucial factor, even if there may be other factors involved as well.




According to a Thursday report from Reuters, Tesla did not have as much of a problem because it has allegedly been stifling complaints over the EV driving range. The story claims that Tesla’s range forecasts are overstated, driven by CEO Elon Musk, and that a business effort was made to cancel range-related support appointments. It bases this claim on unidentified sources.