Rivian Max Pack, R2 particulars, STLA drive modules, greenest and meanest: At the moment’s Automotive Information

Rivian will ship a three-row SUV with almost 400 miles of vary later this 12 months. Drive modules for upcoming Ram, Dodge, and Jeep EVs could also be made in Indiana. And the Mini Cooper SE tops an annual listing of the greenest. What’s the meanest? This and extra, right here at Inexperienced Automotive Stories.

Rivian has confirmed {that a} 390-mile Max Pack model of its R1S electrical SUV will likely be delivered beginning this fall. The Max Pack variations will solely are available in Twin Motor kind, with the corporate’s newest, in-house Enduro drive models. Additional, Rivian launched up to date vary numbers for the vehicles in Twin Motor kind, and emphasised that its mass-market R2 lineup to come back in 2026 will likely be a lot simpler to construct.

The newest annual evaluation of the greenest and meanest new automobiles for the atmosphere from the ACEEE helps underscore that, making an allowance for tailpipe emissions, manufacturing, and the manufacturing of gasoline, lighter EVs are the greenest picks, whereas heavy gasoline vehicles are the meanest. The 2023 listing was topped by the Mini Cooper SE, Nissan Leaf, and Toyota bZ4X.

And the identical day it introduced that it idled an Illinois plant assembling gasoline automobiles, Stellantis boasted of its plan to make electrical drive modules in Indiana for future EVs—together with the Ram 1500 REV pickup and a Dodge electrical muscle automotive.


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