Jul 23, 2014 - 08:28 am

JAC Motors, China, Tesla, Honda, Lexus.

JAC-iEV4Made by China for China: The state-owned carmaker JAC Motors has launched its latest model on its domestic market. The iEV 4 is said to offer a range of 200 kilometres per charge. With a price tag of just 74,800 yuan (about 12,000 dollars) the iEV 4 is in competition with BAIC’s E150EV.
wantchinatimes.com, automotivemegatrends.com

Protectionism in China: The latest EV programme of the Chinese government will only back domestic production. Imported new energy cars like Tesla will not benefit from waived purchase tax and other incentives, the deputy minister for Industry and Information Technology now said.

Tesla production stopped: The Fremont facility has come to a scheduled halt at least until August 4th. During that time, the Californian electric carmaker will prepare the production line for the upcoming Model X and at the same time increase the production capacity for the Model S by 25%. The modifications will cost Tesla 100 million dollars.
bloomberg.com, insideevs.com, transportevolved.com

Honda NSX spied at the Ring: A production prototype of the Japanese supercar has been photographed on the Nürburgring. The Honda NSX is driven by a V6 engine and 3 electric motors and is said to be unveiled at Detroit Motorshow and the Salon in Geneva before launching later in 2015.
autoexpress.co.uk, autoblog.com

New Lexus hybrids: Toyota is keeping busy expanding its luxury segment. The NX Hybrid will be followed by the LF-LC which is also planned as a hybrid, possibly with BMW. Even sooner, one can expect the Lexus RC Coupe which will also get partial support by an electric drive.


Found on electrive.com
23.07.2014 08:27