Porsche, NEVS, Nissan, Hero Cycles/Mifa, Kolibri.

Hybrid Porsche 911: The 911 plug-in hybrid has just become a definite. Patent drawings show the sports car connected to a charging station. Furthermore, Porsche apparently plans to (partly) electrify the Panamera Turbo and 911 Turbo S too, using hybrid components from the Spyder 918. The turbos would thus come with about 700 hp but not before 2017.

Cash-flow disruption: In Sweden, the Saab 9-3 production already came to a halt. The break is due to a lack of cash as NEVS Chinese shareholder Qingbo Investment failed to capitalise its assets quickly enough. However, production is set to presume in four weeks.
reuters.com, saabcars.com

Nissan recalls 211 Leafs in the United States and another 65 in Canada because of faulty welds which could diminish crash protection. The vehicles in question have been produced February 28, 2014, through March 12, 2014. The affected owners will receive a new car. The defect is due to an “isolated process error that has since been addressed,” the company said.
nytimes.com, electriccarsreport.com

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Official partnership: Indian Hero Cycles and German Mifa have agreed to become partners (we reported). Hero will invest 15 million euros (20.6m dollars) in the bicycle manufacturer but only if creditors agree to renounce some of their claims.

Nissan e-NV200 in the UK: Pricing and specifications have been announced for Nissan’s electric transporter due in Great Britain in July. The van starts at 16,562 pounds (27,892 dollars), that is less the government grant for plug-in vehicles. The 5-seater Evalia will be available from 22,859 pounds (38,497 dollars).
electriccarsreport.com (with price list)

Qatar powered by Germany: Kolibri Power Systems announced it has received an order for the delivery of high performance energy storage systems from Qatar Airways. The 1.5 MWh batteries will be put in service at the newly opened Hamad International Airport in the emirate. Kolibri made the news in 2010, when the company drove a converted Audi A2 from Munich to Berlin (600 km) on one charge.
emobilserver.de (in German)


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