Ford, Mullen, Formula E, Hyundai, Audi, Toyota, VW.
Mondeo roll out: Ford has started production of its Mondeo Hybrid in its plant in Spanish Valencia. The Mondeo is the first hybrid model Ford builds in Europe and will start selling there later this year. Prices start at 34,950 euros (43,700 USD).
Coda successor: The real (and more or less only) difference between the Coda and the Mullen 700e on display at the LA Auto Show is in the power packs. Still from Lishen, the new batteries come with up to 50 kWh and are said to last for more than 200 miles. If the Mullen 700e will make it into market its price is announced to be on the same level as before: around 40,000 dollars.
Formula E stakes for sale? According to El Confidential, Alejandro Agag, CEO of the Formula E, is willing to sell its stake in the electric racing series. One of the potential investors is F1 majority shareholder CVC Capital Partners.
elconfidencial.com (in Spanish) via electricautosport.com
FCV for Canada: Hyundai will offer its Tucson FCEV with a three-year lease in British Columbia. B.C. is one of the few areas in Canada that have hydrogen fuelling stations which date back to the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Spy shots of Audi A4: The new Audi A4 has surfaced on the internet, although heavily camouflaged. The new A4 will most likely debut at the IAA 2015 and is believed to be offered as a plug-in hybrid, too.
FCV experience: Eric Rogell took a seat in the future, or better Toyota’s Mirai FCV which he sees as “the love child of a Camry and a Prius.” The Passat HyMotion prototype was driven by John Voelcker who finds that the Germans actually did a better job than their Japanese counterpart suppressing the “various noises from compressors and cooling pumps”.
treehugger.com (Mirai), greencarreports.com (HyMotion)
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