E-NV200 pricing: Nissan Europe has announced the price for its new electric van in Germany. The E-NV200 will be available at the end of July starting at 24,157 euros (33,600 dollars) with battery leasing and for 29,819 euros (41,400 dollar) including the battery. Both the cargo and the 5-seater version (under the name Evalia) will offer the same payload and interior space as their combustion siblings. The drivetrain and battery pack are taken from best-selling Nissan Leaf and bear the same specifications.
transporter-news.de (in German), auto-motor-und-sport.de (in German)
One million EVs: The Philippines, or more precisely the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP), aims at having 1 million electric vehicles on the roads by 2020. It seems like a very ambitious goal – just the registration of a single Tesla Model S poses a big problem because authorities have failed to introduce a category for electric cars so far.
green.autoblog.com (1m EVs), abs-cbnnews.com (Tesla registration)
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Form should follow function: A recent survey ordered by Autoscout24 found that 59% of Europeans would not mind if the design of future cars was directed by reasons ecologically beneficial. Another 46% think that the sound of the future car should be different of today’s and in accordance with its drive technology.
car-it.com (in German), autoscout24.de (survey download, in German)
Austrians consider EV: In another survey three out of four Austrian male drivers said that they would consider buying an electric car in the next five years. Among female drivers every fourth was interested. When the participants in total denial were asked for their reasons to do so, initial costs of purchase and lack of charging infrastructure were named as the main obstacles. No surprise: The younger and the wealthier, the higher is the willingness to adopt electric vehicles.
ad-hoc-news.de (in German)