Mitsubishi, Mahindra, Vectrix, Trion Supercars.
Mitsubishi recalls Outlander PHEV: The Japanese carmaker has just issued another recall for its plug-in Outlander. This time 6,517 PHEVs built between January and December 2013 have to see the dealer due to software problems that could drain the battery and shut down the car. It is the third recall of the Outlander but this time it will not lead to any delays in production.
Driving the Outlander in the UK, Alisdair Suttie did not experience any of the above problems. While he found the ride “too firm at all speeds and in all conditions,” he cannot deny that Mitsubishi is offering a very good deal with its PHEV, which sports “excellent economy,” according to Suttie.
EV experience: To boost the uptake of its e2o, Mahindra will set up ‘Experience Centres’ in Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune and New Delhi. The aim is to inform consumers on the benefits of driving an EV, mainly by pointing out fuel and cost savings. The centres are part of a wider initiative, which also includes the installation of quick chargers and battery lease options.
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Vectrix is bankrupt: The American e-scooter manufacturer has filed for Chapter 7 insolvency, which usually means liquidation. In 2009, Vectrix had already filed for bankruptcy and sold most of its assets as a consequence. Now, the company’s liabilities are estimated to be between ten and 50 million dollars.
Yet another super car, this time even dubbed a hypercar, is being developed by Californian Trion Supercars. Apparently, a prototype of the 2,000 hp Nemesis is about to be build and according to German magazine AutoBild, an electric and hybrid version is in the cards, too.
indiancarsbikes.in, autobild.de (in German)