Daimler, Tesla, Hyundai, Porsche, Arcimoto.
Daimler sells stake in Tesla: Daimler announced it sold its stake in Tesla of approximately 4% for about 780 million USD. The sale comes as a surprise, even though Daimler insisted that the technological cooperation deal between the two carmakers remains unchanged.
Hyundai ix35 FCEV arrives in UK: The first Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell vehicles have been delivered to customers in the UK and are available to order now. This comes only days after the British government announced that it will fund hydrogen infrastructure with 11 billion pounds (17.7bn USD). Transport for London and ITM Power, both involved in the construction of H2 stations, are among the first customers.
Porsche 918 Spyder sold out? While the manufacturerreportedly only delivered a little over 30 of the 918 units available, Automotive News reports that the models will be sold out by no later than early April 2015. Production is scheduled to end in July.
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Seven time’s the charm: U.S. company Arcimoto unveils the seventh generation version of its three-wheeled EV, which qualifies as a motorcycle. The Arcimoto SRK EV is said to fill a niche between the stability of a car and efficiency of a motorcycle. 15 units will be produced as part of a pilot programme.
Online shopping for a Model S: Instead of waiting to set up a dealership network in China, Tesla is selling 18 pre-configured models of its electric sedan over the internet. The site Tmall.com is operated by China’s Alibaba and the Model S is available with a deposit of 50,000 yuan (8,200 USD).