Mercedes emphasizes how a lot effectivity issues in an aero-savvy, 800-volt idea. Audi previews a brand new cabin interface for future EVs. And does the Polestar 2 make extra sense in rear-wheel-drive kind? This and extra, right here at Inexperienced Automotive Stories.
The Polestar 2 is getting into its fourth mannequin 12 months, and whereas it doesn’t look all that a lot totally different, a lot has modified about the way in which it drives—with a swap from a front-wheel-drive bias to a rear-wheel-drive one. A primary drive of the 2024 Polestar 2 on some Colorado mountain roads was sufficient to point out that this Euro-flavored efficiency EV could be value one other look in its easiest, most charming kind—the place it now additionally will get an EPA-rated 320 miles of vary.
Rounding out the ideas making a debut finally weekend’s Munich auto present, Mercedes’ Idea CLA-Class EV idea touted the model’s effectivity focus for its upcoming compact EVs, which might be constructed round an 800-volt drive system.
And the Audi Q6 E-Tron electrical crossover will supply sooner charging and a platform designed round effectivity. However it additionally marks the debut of a brand new inside design theme, Audi outlined on the present, in addition to a brand new interface and consumer expertise—together with the introduction of a lightbar working the bottom of the windshield that may sign info like charging standing. A passenger-side display screen will even permit video viewing with a “digital blind” so the motive force doesn’t get distracted.