Which automakers banded together to put more electric cars in their lineups?

What new tires did General Motors say it aims to put on its upcoming shared electric cars?

This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending June 7, 2019.

This week the news was mostly about cooperation among automakers (and occasionally lack thereof), in tackling the investments needed to bring more electric cars to market.

Along the way, however, a group of 17 automakers took time out to write a letter to the Trump administration imploring officials to restart negotiations with California (perhaps in fear of other, more extreme proposals from the state ) over plans to freeze fuel economy standards through 2026 and devise a new plan that would continue raising fuel economy standards.

These are the same automakers who, days after Donald Trump’s election, wrote another letter to the incoming administration begging for relief from the current, rising standards. Tesla was not a signatory to either letter.

Mary Nichols, chief, California Air Resources Board To spread the financial burden of changing over to electric cars, several large and small automakers are looking to join forces in developing big battery and electric-motor supply chains.Subaru and Toyota, which have long had a partnership in manufacturing and designing sports cars and plug-in hybrids, announced that they will jointly develop a new electric platform for SUVs and large sedans. Each company will build its own mid-size electric SUV on the […]

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