VW electric van: German newspaper WirtschaftsWoche reports that Volkswagen’s subsidiary for commercial vehicles will present the prototype of an all-electric cargo van at the CES in Las Vegas. Production is set to start at the end of 2016 in Mexico. The new vehicle is primarily targeted towards courier and delivery companies.
wiwo.de (in German)
Dyson EV? Rumours surfaced once again that hoover manufacturer Dyson is working on an electric car. During an earnings call, CEO Max Conze said Dyson is not ruling out the possibility of releasing its own vehicle. Earlier this year, the company had invested heavily in the solid state battery company Sakti.
VW Golf GTE makeover: Details regarding the Volkswagen Golf facelift planned for March 2016 have been revealed. According to German Auto Bild, the new GTE plug-in hybrid variant will use the same powertrain as the Passat GTE and boast 218 instead of 204 hp.
autobild.de (in German)
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Tesla extends referral program: The carmaker scrapped the limit of ten referrals and added a new incentive – the Tesla owner who makes the most referrals (who actually buy a Tesla) by the end of October can swap their current Model S for a P90D Model S with ‘Ludicrous Mode.’
F-Pace caught on camera: Jaguar released a photo showing the profile of its F-Pace SUV, which will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this month. There have also been rumours that there will also be an all-electric version of the Jaguar F-Pace, able to go 300 km on one charge.
Big in Japan: BMW has opened the first dedicated BMW i showroom in Japan. The Bavarian manufacturer will use the ‘BMW i Megacity Studio’ in Tokyo to showcase the i3 electric car and the i8 plug-in hybrid sports car.
autoguide.com, bmwblog.com, autoevolution.com (photo gallery)
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