EU, Mitsubishi, BMW, Tesla, Volkswagen.
No EU target: Yesterday, members of the European parliament have agreed that EU countries will be obliged to install an ‘appropriate number of electric recharging points accessible to the public’ by 2020. To reach a compromise, the parliament did follow the urge of the member states and settled the agreement without defining specific targets.
Mitsubishi goes all-hybrid: As part of their ‘Green Mobility’ initiative, Mitsubishi will offer every future car model in a hybrid/plug-in hybrid version, says Werner H. Frey, director of MMD Automobile, Mitsubishi’s importer in Germany. Furthermore Frey wants to turn German Mitsubishi dealerships into Green Mobility Centers and install dedicated charging points for its customers.
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BMW X7 made in USA: According to Automobilwoche, BMW plans to extend its plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and to build the upcoming X7 there. It will join the X3, X5, X6 and the X4, which starts later this year. All models are expected to receive hybrid drivetrains eventually.
Tesla Model S redefined: With ‘Unplugged Performance’ another Tesla tuner is entering the stage. The modifications on offer are rather moderate and tasteful and we cannot wait to see details of the future performance tuning options being announced!
No compliance car: Having owned six different models of the VW Golf in the past, Robert Llewellyn certainly knows what he is talking about when it comes to Germany’s best-selling car. He is convinced that the new e-Golf is not just a another electric car built to comply with emission limits. Instead, it has even “raised the game.”