Porsche completes production of 918 Spyder: The final Porsche 918 Spyder has rolled off the production line at the Zuffenhausen facility, marking the end of a 21-month production period. The plug-in hybrid super sports car had debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in 2010 and was already sold out since September of last year.
electriccarsreport.com, autoblog.com, greencarcongress.com
Subaru announces new Impreza Sport Hybrid: The hybrid model will go on sale in Japan on July 10th, starting at 2,635,200 yen (20,350 dollars). The 150 hp machine combines a DOHC 2-liter boxer engine and a 10 kW electric motor. The Impreza Sport Hybrid is rated at 48 mpg.
BMW prices X5 plug-in: The 2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e will start at 63,095 dollars when in arrives at U.S. dealerships in a few months, making it the second most expensive X5 model. The plug-in hybrid SUV offers a total system output of 308 hp and an all-electric range of 13 miles.
washingtonpost.com, insideevs.com, electriccarsreport.com
Morgan presents EV3 Concept: Morgan will debut an electric concept car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The EV3 Concept is based on the company’s Three Wheeler and is powered by a 75kW electric motor at the rear wheel. The all-electric Morgan is set to go into production towards the end of 2016.
evo.co.uk, autoblog.com, carscoops.com
Continental cuts jobs in Germany: The automotive supplier announced that it will have to cut jobs at its Gifhorn production facility in Germany, where it produces electric motors for the Renault Kangoo Z.E. Moreover, Continental says it might have to stop the production in Germany altogether, unless it can sign a new deal with Renault for the Kangoo or another product very soon.
wiwo.de (in German)
Slashing U.S. emissions: The EPA and NHTSA have proposed tighter emission standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Model years 2021-2027 would therefore need to achieve 24 percent lower CO2 emissions than 2018 models, which could cut overall emissions by around 1 billion metric tons and mean that even the utility vehicle sector would need to (partially) electrify.
greencarcongress.com, reuters.com, nhtsa.gov
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