First US ID.4, Tesla Bot, Biden mpg fines, Nissan e-Power hot hatch: Today’s Car News
Automakers will soon face higher fines for gas guzzlers. Tesla reveals a robot. Nissan shows a spicier side of e-Power. VW shows it can build its mass-market EV in the U.S. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.
Volkswagen has produced the first U.S.-made VW ID.4 electric car, at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, factory. Although just a validation build for now, it’s an early indication that VW is pushing along with plans to start ramping up mass-production of electric cars there next summer, with first deliveries of them next fall.
Nissan has revealed the Aura Note Nismo, a performance hatchback that adds some extra pep to the company’s e-Power series-hybrid system. With Infiniti’s recent cancellation of its own branded version of e-Power and Nissan’s deferral of the tech to later in the decade, the U.S. market isn’t due to see this version of the high-mpg tech, though.
Automakers will soon pay a higher price for gas-guzzling fleets
And last night Tesla revealed a robot that it sees as potentially replacing humans in dangerous, boring, and repetitive tasks. It’s all related to the AI system being developed for its self-driving system.