Volkswagen, Proton, Govecs, Turkey, Kazakhstan.
VW to present FCEVs: According to German magazine Wirtschaftswoche, Volkswagen will show fuel cell versions of the Passat and the Golf at the L.A. Auto Show. The FCEVs will be available for test drives, but serial production is not in the cards any time soon, also because of missing hydrogen infrastructure.
wiwo.de (in German)
Proton prototype: The Malaysian company unveils its Preve REEV, a range-extended model featuring a 15.7 kWh Li-ion battery, that has an all-electric range of 50 km (31 miles). The vehicle has a top speed of 128 kph (80 mph), though it needs 14.7 seconds to go from zero to 100 kph.
Govecs shows new e-scooters: The German company presents the “GO! S3.4 Sharing” that can communicate with mobility sharing services via an app. Govecs also revealed that it will further develop and produce the all-electric “Scrooser”, which will become available in the second quarter of next year.
motorradreporter.com (in German)
Turkey pushes EV adoption: The country hopes to lessen congestion in Istanbul and Ankara, by introducing a fee on vehicles in the cities’ centres. According to Hürriyet Daily News, the government also considers cutting taxes for EVs and hybrids.
EVs from Kazakhstan: Following the elimination of import taxes on electric vehicles (we reported), the country wants to begin building its own plug-ins by the end of the year. Negotiations are underway with Italian manufacturer Iveco, whose production facilities are already up and running in Kazakhstan. Moreover, KazMunaiGas is said to install a minimum of eight charging spots in the city of Astana.
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