Nikola founder charged, CATL’s sodium-ion cells, Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: Today’s Automobile Information

Mitsubishi teases the future-technology Outlander Plug-In Hybrid. CATL demonstrates some of the potential with its sodium-ion cells. And we round up all that’s alleged of Nikola founder Trevor Milton, who’s out on $100 million bail. This and much more, in this article at Environmentally friendly Auto Reports.


Trevor Milton, the founder of fuel-mobile-concentrated truckmaker Nikola Motor Corporation, was billed yesterday with securities fraud and far more. Where does that go away the upcoming of Nikola, which has continued to execute its enterprise prepare, albeit seemingly slower, if the level of alleged fraud proves correct? We took a appear at all that’s alleged. 

The Chinese battery maker CATL unveiled output-certain sodium-ion batteries that can be charged to 80% in 15 minutes at room temperature. The cells could have a vivid foreseeable future for strength storage and electrical car or truck utilizes that do not need leading electricity density. They can be put together with lithium-ion cells in the similar pack, CATL statements. 

Mitsubishi teased the subsequent-generation model of its Outlander Plug-In Hybrid, confirming that it will get there in the U.S. in the second quarter of 2022. Advancements for the new PHEV involve a lot more array, additional energy, and a third-row seat—although we’re crossing our fingers that it will continue on to provide DC quick-charging. 

And about at Motor Authority: Ultra-luxurious brand name Bentley is hoping to extend the enchantment of its plug-in hybrid Flying Spur Hybrid with a new, tweed-upholstered “Odyssean Version.”


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