Oct 14, 2014 - 08:24 am

Tecnicar, Mitsubishi, BMW, Detroit Electric, Toyota, Kia.

Electric supercar from Italy: Usually known for its smaller EVs, Tecnicar is currently working on a 588-kW sports car with a top speed of 300 kph and an equally impressive range of 300 km. A ‘Lavinia’ prototype might be presented at the Bologna Auto Show in December.
technologicvehicles.com, worldcarfans.com

Mitsubishi to build more PHEVs: Following the success of the Outlander PHEV, the Japanese now also plans to hybridise its Pajero and ASX crossovers, Mitsubishi CEO Osamu Masuko announced. The ASX is said to be offered as plug-in variant by 2016, the Pajero one year later.
autonews.com, green.autoblog.com

BMW i3 Down Under: The German EV will be available in Australia starting November 21st, with the i8 to follow in March. BMW estimates to sell about 15 i3 a month. Buyers will benefit from BMW’s 360° after sales programmes, including wallboxes and charger cables for sockets.
motoring.com.au (i3 launch), motoring.com.au (360°)

Meet Hubject at eCarTec

Innovation hub Asia: Detroit Electric and South Korea’s Integrated Energy have a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the latter will act as a dealer for the SP:01 sports car, starting on the island of Jeju with 300 units. The two companies will also set up a V2X pilot programme, featuring Detroit Electric’s bi-directional charge system.
electriccarsreport.com, greencarcongress.com

Toyota’s home run: At the FIA WEC Six Hours of Fuji race on Sunday, the Japanese carmaker dominated and maintained its unbeaten record on home ground with a one-two victory by Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi in the TS040 Hybrid racer.
foxsports.com, motorsport.com

The Kia Soul EV has arrived in the United States. It was well worth the wait, thinks Bradley Berman, saying the edgy Korean learned a lesson or two from other EVs already on the market. It is cute, strong enough, spacious, quick to charge and “ready to party,” Berman concludes.


Found on electrive.com
14.10.2014 08:04