Harley Davidson, France, NEVS, Proterra, BMW, Hyundai.
Electric rocks: Project ‘LiveWire’ is Harley Davidson’s first all-electric motorcycle, which the legendary brand just presented. The electric Harley is not on sale (yet?), but will go on a demonstration tour through the United States. Harley CEO Matt Levatich expects the EV technology and customers openess is “only going to increase” and wants to make sure his company is “part of leading the development” of standards, infrastructure and technology. What will Harley fans will think of the new humming sound?
washingtontimes.com, theverge.com, youtube.com (video) via greencarreports.com
Energy transition á la France: The French cabinet has just been presented with a new bill designed to reduce the country’s dependency on fossil fuels and nuclear energy. The so-called energy transition is estimated to cost between 15 and 30 billion euros until 2050 and includes the installation of seven million EV charging points across the country.
NEVS indebted: This is why creditors have turned to the Stockholm enforcement authority. Kronofogden reports that it received 30 applications worth 22.7 million kroner (3.4m dollars) for unpaid bills relating to National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS). The automaker is having cashflow problems but hopes to get help from other vehicle manufacturers (we reported).
just-auto.com, automotorsport.se (in Swedish)
Proterra eyes Tesla patents: The electric bus company, which is run by former Tesla employee Ryan Popple, welcomes the Californian carmaker’s latest move to share its patents. While nothing is certain yet, Proterra could imagine working with Tesla to improve its e-bus charging technology soon.
A critic’s choice: Hollywood reporter Michael Walker reviewed the BMW i3 and liked it so much that he now wonders if it could replace the Model S as the number one choice of Hollywood stars. His only worry is that it might be a bit too obviously “granola-driven.”
hollywoodreporter.com (with video) via greencarreports.com
Hyundai Tucson FCV review: At the recent launch of the hydrogen vehicle, Michael Harley had half an hour to get acquainted with the car that “sips hydrogen and drips water.” His conclusion is that the Koreans finally made a “no-compromise emissions-free vehicle.”
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