Tesla offers scrappage fee: The California EV pioneer says it will offer “preferential treatment” to customers in China, who trade in their combustion engine car for a Model S. These buyers could benefit from rebates between 50,000 to 80,000 yuan (7,850-12,560 USD).
Tesla takes Boston: Meanwhile, the EV manufacturer has opened its first store in Boston, as part of its plan to set up shop at a total of 12 more U.S. locations before the end of the year. It is Tesla’s third store in the U.S. state of Massachusetts.
Hyundai hybrid arrives in U.S.: The South Korean manufacturer now offers its Sonata plug-in hybrid in ten U.S. states. Pricing starts at 34,600 dollars before incentives.
Gogoro gets cash injection: The electric scooter start-up, which also wants to set up a battery swapping network in larger cities, says it received another 130m dollars from investors. Among the latter are also Panasonic and the National Development Fund of Taiwan.
Italian scooter: Italy-based ME Group will introduce an electric scooter in the spring; first in Italy and later in other countries. The Motorino Elettrico is said to weigh a mere 90 kilos and have a range of 80 km. The company plans to annually produce 2,200 units.
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Clarity Fuel Cell premiered: The Honda FCV celebrated its U.S. premiere at the LA Auto Show. Following the market introduction in Japan in March, the car will also be sold in the U.S. However, Honda said it plans to sell a mere 200 units in the first year.
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