Which automaker made a commitment to end gas engine production (eventually)? What electric car may finally have gotten a name? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending Dec. 7, 2018. This week our news came mostly from follow-up insights from the LA Auto Show as well as mainly disheartening climate reports being released in conjunction with a summit of world leaders on climate change convening in Poland this month. Along the way, there were details to report about upcoming electric cars, and encouraging news about batteries.
From behind the scenes at the LA Auto Show, we learned that new startup electric pickup-maker Rivian plans to sell its upcoming truck and SUV directly to consumers, similar to Tesla, but will have dealerships to provide service and support.