Renault at the COP21: Renault Trucks will present two innovative trucks at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris. The all-electric 4.5 ton Maxity Electric is also equipped with a fuel cell, giving it a driving range of around 200 km. The 16 ton Renault Trucks D is purely electric and actually has a similar range. Both vehicles are already undergoing testing under real conditions.
New electric supercar in the making? Tesla co-founder and Wrightspeed CEO Ian Wright is thinking about building his own electric supercar. It could feature an electric motor at each wheel, each boasting 186 kW. Wright already has the needed technology and confidently announces that a prototype could hit the road as early as “maybe next year.”
Electric Roewe concept: With the Vision-R, SAIC Motor showed a whole new design for its Roewe brand at the Guangzhou Motor Show. The four-door coupe is said to be driven by a pair of electric motors, though there have not been any details about their power.
Electrification powered by China: According to online publication Gasgoo, Chinese manufacturers Geely, Dongfeng, Chery, BAIC, SAIC, Changan and FAW are altogether planning to launch 91 new models will electric or at least hybrid drivetrains by 2020. In the case of Changan and SAIC, alternative drivetrain vehicles will make up at least one-third of the total production of new models.
E-SUV a possibility: According to German Auto Bild, Audi will release a plug-in hybrid variant of its Q5 in 2016. Even an all-electric Q5 based on a downgraded Q6 e-tron is supposedly in the cards.
Oldie goes EV: Czech scooter series Čezeta, originally built from 1957-1964, celebrates an electric comeback. The company now accepts orders for its electric scooter, the Čezeta 506. The two-wheeler can go up to 90 kph, has a range of up to 100 km, and will sell for 9,900 euros.
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