Germany back in the lead: According to the “E-mobility index” by Roland Berger Strategy and Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH Aachen, the country has the most high-tech offering of electric and hybrid vehicles. The United States remains the biggest market for electric vehicles, neck on neck with Japan in terms of production figures.
E-Load up! debuts at IAA: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will show its all-electric version of the E-Up at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show starting Thursday in Hanover, Germany. Designed for the delivery and customer service segment, the EV is ready to go into series production and has a 100 km range.
Hybrid pickup by Mitsubishi and Fiat: The Japanese carmaker plans a new version of its L200, based on the GR-HEV Concept it had shown at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Mitsubishi also signed a partnership with Fiat, who will offer its own version of the hybrid utility vehicle.
Mahindra to take over Peugeot scooters? According to Bloomberg, the French manufacturer is looking to sell the scooter segment, which produces the electric scooter e-VIVACITY. The news agency says talks with the Indian company are already in advanced stages.
BMW i8 arrives in Saudi Arabia: Stavros Paraskevaides, Managing Director of Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors (BMW Group) expects the hybrid plug-in to be a sales success in the country, as well as causing quite a sensation when hitting the streets there later this month.
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