Nissan, Brammo, London, Renault, Volkswagen.
Made in Russia: Nissan is showing its new Pathfinder at Moscow Motor Show, which for the first time will also be offered as a hybrid. It is the first petrol-electric hybrid to be built in Russia and one of nine vehicles produced in the country. It is a sign that Nissan is stepping up its commitment to Europe’s largest markets.
thegreencarwebsite.co.uk, noodls.com, jomomag.blogspot.de
What the new Leaf could look like: AutoExpress issued what it says is an exclusive preview of the 2016 Nissan Leaf. The EV is said to come with a sportier yet conventional look. Moreover, the publication speculates that the next generation will be equipped with Tesla Supercharger capabilities instead of CHAdeMO.
Brammo special offer: The U.S. manufacturer of electric motorbikes will offer an additional rebate of 5,600 euros (7,400 dollars) in Europe, making its two-wheeler available starting at less than 10,000 euros – the base model now costing 9,513 euros (12,570 dollars) to be precise. The deal is limited to September and October, however. The end-of-summer deal is also available in the States.
shortnews.de (Germany), green.autoblog.com (U.S.)
Wirelessly charged buses for London: The trial is led by Transport London and will see four extended-range diesel-electric hybrid buses, which will be charged up inductively while waiting at the bus stands. Besides the one-year trial, the English capital plans on having 1,700 hybrid buses in service by 2016.
tfl.gov.uk, edie.net, electric-vehiclenews.com
The perfect London commuter: The MacFarlane family has a Renault ZOE. They live near London and say that while they were worried about running out of power in the beginning, range is no longer an issue. Father Campbell MacFarlane also likes the overall feel of the vehicle, as well as its easy to access the rear seats. They call it the perfect family car.
Testing the E-Golf: U.S. journalists were invited to test the electric Volkswagen, and the overall result was rather positive. Still, Chris DeMorro notes that the EV will most likely not be a “breakthrough or gamechanger,” but that it is worth considering when shopping for an electric vehicle.