Audi buys Ballard fuel cell tech: Audi has acquired a package of patents relating to fuel-cell technology from Ballard Power Systems and will make them available to all Volkswagen brands. In addition, the Volkswagen Group has extended its cooperation with the Canadian company until 2019.
autoblog.com, transportevolved.com, greencarreports.com
Elon Musk is angry with Chinese Tesla managers as sales fell far behind expectations. The Tesla CEO has threatened with redundancies in an email if targets are not reached, insiders report. Apparently, only 120 Model S were sold in China in January.
BMW to unveil seven-seater: At the Geneva Motor Show, the German carmaker will present the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer, which seats up to seven. So far, the motor range includes only combustion engines even though a plug-in hybrid has been rumoured before (we reported).
automotive-business-review.com, motoring.com.au, bmwblog.com
C350 on sale in Europe: Mercedes-Benz has opened order books for its first C-Class plug-in hybrid. European buyers can expect to see the car at dealers by next month. Prices start at 50,962 euros (57,721 dollars) for the Saloon edition and 52,628 euros (59,609 dollars) for the larger Estate variant.
2015 e-Golf review: Not a particularly outspoken EV fan himself, Volkswagen’s electric car does manage to hit a spot with Jonathon Ramsey, who enjoyed the “Golf-ness” about it when cruising electrically through Los Angeles.
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