BMW, Faraday Future, Bugatti, Breakthrough Energy Coalition, Kia.
What will the i5 look like? Autocar reports that BMW is in the final stages of picking a design for the next i-model. Apparently, two configurations are still on the table – a longer version of the i3 and a sedan that could rival Tesla’s Model 3. A concept could be shown at the 100th company anniversary in spring.
Faraday Future teases concept: The electric vehicle start-up published three teaser images of its concept car, which will be unveiled on January 4 at the 2016 CES. It is speculated to have autonomous driving capabilities and be able to go some 300 miles on one charge.
Veyron successor named: Bugatti confirmed that the Veyron successor will be called Chiron and will make its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show 2016. The hybrid hypercar will produce about 1,500 hp and is currently undergoing its final testing. Bugatti says it already received 100 orders.
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Investing in clean energy: At the start of the Paris climate talks, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos and more than 20 other billionaires have announced a new multibillion-dollar “Breakthrough Energy Coalition” to research and develop clean energy technologies. In parallel, 20 countries — including China, India, U.S., and Brazil — are joining the “Mission Innovation,” which commits them to double their R&D investments in clean energy technologies over the next five years.
Caught on camera: First images of the Kia Optima sportswagon have emerged on the web. The vehicle could be presented at the Geneva Auto Show and is rumoured to also be available as a plug-in hybrid.