The Present Information: Nov 25, 2022

Blissful Thanksgiving, pricey readers and riders! After you feast on turkey and mashed potatoes, you should definitely compensate for the newest EV tales. This week, we’ll check out the limited-edition Montage Electrical Coupe, future plans for hybrid bikes, a windshield-less electrical sports activities automobile idea, and extra. As all the time, please ship your suggestions and quips to Let’s roll.

Alpha Motor’s Restricted-Version, Customized-Constructed Electrical Coupe

Wanting like a childhood reminiscence of a William Lyons design, the Alpha Motors coupe is retrolectric. [Alpha Motors]

Wish to reside within the lap of electrical luxurious? In that case, Alpha Motor’s new unique custom-build EV, the Montage Electrical Coupe, is true up your alley. Scheduled for restricted manufacturing within the US, the Montage can be constructed on a custom-built EV platform that’s developed from the bottom up utilizing the corporate’s proprietary growth course of. The Montage can be outfitted with a custom-built Electrical Drive Unit (EDU), predicted to churn out 150kW of energy and three,335Nm of torque. The coupe will even characteristic a custom-built lithium-ion battery pack with 250 miles price of vary.

Vitesco’s Hybrid Bike Idea

Going locations? The Vitesco hopes so, on its hybrid Husqvarna. [Vitesco]

German powertrain provider Vitesco lately unveiled a working instance of a hybridized Husky at EICMA to exhibit how a motorbike’s weight and efficiency can be impacted by a hybrid-electric powertrain. Whereas the prototype’s look might look wonky, attempt to see previous it to the guarantees of double out there torque and a 75% lower in emissions. Vitesco outfitted the Husqvarna with a 48-volt, 16hp electrical motor, which is a starter/generator from the corporate’s auto provide enterprise. The package additionally features a “powertrain area management unit” that sends energy to both the electrical motor, the combustion motor, or each. The battery pack has a mere 1.5kWh of power storage, nevertheless it has sufficient vary to get you round city for those who’re touring underneath 37mph. Vitesco says the complete system provides about 44 kilos to the bike’s current weight.

GAC Design’s New Avant-Garde Electrical Sports activities Automobile Idea

An ecstasy dream? The GAC definitely seems to be intriguing, and carved out. [GAC[

GAC Design recently released its new EV sports car concept, the GAC Barchetta. The avant-garde concept lacks both a windshield and roof. Instead, it sports triangular steel bars which are anchored on the inside of a hollowed cabin. The flattened chassis contains compact batteries and the mono-material aluminum body is elegant and lightweight. The GAC Barchetta’s seats and steering wheel are made from recycled plastic.

Lucid Drops Details About the 2024 Gravity Electric SUV

Deep on the luxury end of the EV spectrum, the new Lucid SUV will vie with Range Rover and Rolls Royce. [Lucid]

Earlier this week, California-based luxurious EV maker Lucid revealed new particulars about its 2024 Gravity electrical SUV. The brand new mannequin guarantees extra vary than some other electrical car at present out there in the marketplace, excluding the 520-mile Lucid Air sedan, after all.  The SUV will provide a glass roof possibility and be out there in two- or three-row kinds.

Porsche Debuts New 800-Volt Platform

If its Porsche, it is going to be highly effective. We see a number of EV Porsches on the streets already. [Porsche]

Porsche has plans to develop its EV choices with its upcoming Premium Platform Electrical battery-electric platform. The brand new platform is promised to help 707 lb.-ft. of torque, 603 ponies, and an 800-volt structure. The Premium Platform Electrical can be modular and can have the ability to help each all-wheel and rear-wheel-drive methods. The platform’s rear motor is “positioned significantly far again, leading to a barely rear-focused weight steadiness with the ratio of 48% to 52%.”

US Goals to Electrify All Buses and Vehicles by 2040

The US has joined a world effort to attain 100% zero-emission truck and bus gross sales by 2040. The brand new transfer was introduced final week on the COP27 local weather summit. Sixteen different nations have signed the non-binding World Memorandum of Understanding on Zero-Emission Medium-and Heavy-Responsibility Car, together with Canada, Norway, New Zealand, and Turkey. “This world partnership will leverage the billions of {dollars} in clear transportation investments offered by President Biden’s agenda to drive technological innovation, decrease car prices, and cut back transportation emissions,”  US Secretary of Power Jennifer Granholm stated on the summit in Egypt.




Stephanie Weaver is the EV Editor at The Vintagent, and a Philadelphia-based freelance author. When she’s not locked to her laptop computer, she could be discovered using horses and bikes.