Denza comes with subsidies: Daimler’s and BYD’s joint electric car is priced at 369,000 renminbi (59,300 dollars). However, the Denza will be eligible for local subsidies of up to 120,000 renminbi (19,300 dollar), Daimler said, as well as other EV privileges in cities like Beijing or Shenzhen.
Audi’s new plug-in concept: In Beijing, the German carmaker presents the Audi TT offroad concept with wireless charging. The car is a combination of a coupé and a compact SUV, which comes with a two-motor e-tron quattro drive. The electric range is said to be over 50 kilometres.
greencarcongress.com, green.autoblog.com, electriccarsreport.com
Tesla to produce in China: Elon Musk has said at a conference yesterday, that Tesla will make electric cars in China in the next three to four years. With deliveries of the Model S starting next week, Tesla expects to sell as many cars in China as in the U.S. by as soon as next year.
bloomberg.com via greencarreports.com
Fisker’s production plans: The compan’’s interim president Roger Brown issued a roadmap for The New Fisker. First, the Karma is to be relaunched by August 2015 followed by the Surf, a shooting-brake Karma a year later, and the smaller Atlantic by 2017. However, TNF has not made it decision if these new vehicles will be built in Delaware.
VW to electrify China: Volkswagen is planning to enter the Chinese market with the e-Up and e-Golf both being scheduled to launch later this year. 2015, the Golf GTE as well as the Audi e-tron are China-bound before finally the Audi A6 together with two new plug-in hybrids solely made for China are scheduled to arrive by 2016. Furthermore, VW has unveiled an updated Touareg ahead of its debut at Beijing motor show. The 2015 model will be available worldwide from summer and comes as a hybrid too.
greencarcongress.com, autoweek.com (Touareg)
Accell strengthens U.S. e-bike operations: The Dutch company’s North American branch is about to launch the ‘Electric Bicycle Competence Center.’ This new division is designed to train dealers on Accell’s upcoming new e-bike systems as well as providing a service infrastructure.