VW plans to check ID.Buzz vans close to Tesla HQ. Fiat reveals two new EVs unlikely for the U.S. And its mum or dad firm reveals off its mainstream EV platform for Europe. This and extra, right here at Inexperienced Automobile Stories.
Volkswagen is transferring its autonomous-vehicle program on after the now-defunct Argo.AI, and it’s utilizing its ID.Buzz electric van for U.S. autonomous-tech testing—initially on the streets of Austin. Nevertheless it needs to be famous that VW’s utilizing the shorter-wheelbase model it gained’t promote to People.
Fiat on Wednesday confirmed its tiny Topolino electric minicar, in addition to the 600e compact crossover that aligns carefully with the 500X crossover that’s been supplied within the U.S. There aren’t any American plans for both of those fashions, although, based on Fiat, however the 500e EV stays on schedule for early 2024.
And Fiat’s mum or dad firm, Stellantis, has detailed one of many 4 platforms that can underpin as much as 2 million EVs yearly throughout its many manufacturers. The STLA Medium platform will provide quick charging and nicely over 300 miles of vary in some types. It’s anticipated to be the spine of a number of vital mainstream EVs for Europe—assume Peugeot, Citroën, and maybe Fiat—and can type the idea for fashions which can be primarily compact by U.S. requirements.