Mahindra Reva, Chevy Volt, Kienbaum, FEDDZ, Tesla.
Mahindra Reva eyes European market: The electric car manufacturer will introduce its e20 in the UK and Norway by the end of the year. Mahindra Reva said it is looking for new markets with EV incentives, after it was welcomed with open arms in Nepal at the end of 2013 and in Bhutan just a few weeks ago.
What’s known about the next-gen Chevy Volt: ‘Green Car Reports’ bets on a new Volt in 2016 instead of 2015, saying the main reason for a new version will be to bring down production cost. One of the new and improved features will most likely be an extended electric range.
A quarter electric: German management consultancy Kienbaum suggests that EVs will hold 25 percent of the market share in Germany by 2025. Still, the study forecasts that the country will fall short of its goal of having 1 million EVs on the roads by 2020 – it is more likely to be around 800,000.
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E-moped with cargo space: The German-build FEDDZ features an 11.5 kg removable lithium-ion battery enabling a range of up to 200 kilometres. Above that, designers have built in a 25-litre cargo space into the frame – plenty of room for some cargo.
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Will Tesla be successful in China? Forbes analyses the reasons why the Model S might not be as successful in China as on other markets. Simply due to the fact that there is practically no recharge infrastructure and no policy support. Moreover, erecting Superchargers to supply free green energy to future drivers would be another challenge considering the state-owned electricity grid powered almost entirely be coal.