Toyota, Audi, Mahindra, Mercedes, Lexus.
Toyota steps up FCV production: The manufacturer plans to invest 20 billion yen (164,400 USD) to triple production capacity for its Mirai. The reason is that Toyota expects orders to exceed its current annual capacity of 700 units by the release date in Japan next week.
Q7 plug-in update: Automotive News reports that Audi’s first model to be available with the plug-in hybrid diesel powertrain will be the new Q7 SUV. The report said that the Q7 PHEV will be sold in Europe and the U.S. after the the gasoline- and diesel-powered versions were introduced next year.
Mahindra sports EV: On top of the Maxximo electric and Verito electric, the carmaker will also launch its electric sports car Halo presented earlier this year. Since demand in India lacks due to poor infrastructure and incentives, Mahindra plans to exports its EVs to Norway, the UK and France in the future.
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B-Klasse ED priced in the UK: The Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is now available to order in the UK. Split into two model lines – Sport and Electric Art – pricing starts at 31,950 pounds (Sport) and 32,245 pounds (Electric Art) before incentives.
Lexus LF-LC update: Last week, Lexus confirmed the production of its LF-LC concept. It will apparently be called LC 500 and the hybrid version LC 500h, as Lexus has now trademarked these names.