Govecs, Tesla, Bridgestone, Toyota, Volkswagen.
Govecs takeover: The Munich-based electric scooter manufacturer has been bought up to 100% by a private, but undisclosed investor. This way, Govecs hopes to positions itself more efficiently on the current market. The company currently produces eight scooter models in Poland and sources 85% of all parts from Europe.
auto-medienportal.net (in German), lerepairedesmotards.com (in French)
Updates or inconsequential features? Tesla’s Model S is now available in a darker metallic grey and comes with a trunk shelf, something that could soon become standard. Moreover, the EV is available with an ionizer to rid air bacteria. But then, what would a luxury car be without a few not to say luxury add-ons?
Bridgestone tyres for the i8: The tyre maker will be the exclusive supplier of rubber for the electric sportscar, offering an existing version of the Potenza S001, as well as developing special tyres for the i8. All will of course be available in different sizes. Bridgestone is already the exclusive supplier for the BMW i3.
Behind the wheel of Toyota‘s Avalon Hybrid: Matt Keegan from Auto Trends is certain – this is the best hybrid vehicle he has gotten his hands on recently. Not only its 40 mpg fuel economy or 200 horse power (including the electric motor) convince the writer, he also likes the style of the fourth generation Avalon Hybrid.
Test driving the E-Golf: It’s a Golf and it’s electric. And while the former is apparent from the inside and out, the latter is not displayed as prominent, John Simpson from The Green Car Website notes. The car is still something for EV lovers and more “rewarding” than a BMW i3. Just the range (118 miles rated) is noted as a negative point.