Audi, GM, Daimler, Mitsubishi, Blood Shed Motors.
Plug-in Audi to start: This month, the German carmaker will start the pre-sale of its A3 Sportback e-tron for 37,900 euros at 100 dealerships throughout Germany. Delivery is set for this winter. Furthermore, Audi will release more plug-in hybrids, as well as its first all-electric model. The R8 e-tron with a said range of 450 kilometres is scheduled for 2015.
greencarreports.com, just-auto.com (R8)
GM presents mini EV: The Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 (Electric Networked Vehicle), which was first shown back in 2012, will be used at the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City in China in the coming two weeks. The commuter vehicle can go 40 kilometres on one charge but is small enough for four cars to park next to each other in one parking spot.
Range Mode for B-class: Shortly before going on sale in the U.S. next month, where the electric B-class will be offered for 42,375 dollars, Mercedes launched the online configurator. It shows a so-called range package for 600 dollars which is said to increase the range from 85 to 102 miles.
insideevs.com, autoweek.com, mbusa.com (configurator)
UK buyers are eager to get their hands on Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV. Dealers say they get up to twelve test driver requests a day. The plug-in SUV only arrived in Britain this spring, but sales are expected to exceed predictions, especially as the PHEV Outlander cost the same as its diesel counterpart.
cambridge-news.co.uk via green.autoblog.com
Electric Mustang: Blood Shed Motors has electrified a Ford Mustang from 1968. The pony car now features what is called the Zombie 222 drivetrain with 550 kW and 2,440 Nm. The 200,000-dollar Mustang can thus go from 0 to 100 kph in less than three seconds.