Exagon, ZF/TRW, Bosch eBike Systems, Tesla.
Furtive eGT ready for serial production? The concept version has been around for nearly four years, and now French carmaker Exagon seems ready to put it on the streets. The EV is powered by two 300 kW electric motors and has a top range of 300 kilometres. Its price tag is estimated at 388,000 euros. The sports car will be presented in London this week.
electric-vehiclenews.com, hybridcars.com (with video)
TRW take-over: German supplier ZF placed an preliminary offer for U.S. auto parts manufacturer TRW. The Michigan-based supplier of safety-related components such as airbags and seat belts, gets about 40% of its revenue from its business with Volkswagen.
Thief dies after accident in stolen Tesla: He succumbed to his injuries after stealing a Model S at a dealership in LA. Not wearing a seat-belt, he took police on a fierce chase through West Hollywood and was taken to hospital after hitting another vehicle, a light pole and splitting the EV in half (we reported).
Custom design drive for e-bikes: Bicycle manufactures can now choose from different designs of the drive units by Bosch. New colours and a special off-road version are available, with a “naked bike” version even saving 0.2 kg of weight by reducing the the design cover.
Tesla to hire more veterans: It is not only a patriotic move, but returning military personal have often been trained in technical skills that are similar to those necessary to build electric vehicles. Moreover, they have excellent skills in discipline, leadership and communication. So far, 300 of the carmaker’s 6,000 employees are veterans, with another 600 involved in the hiring process.