Spyker, Tesla, Nano Flowcell, Clean Motion, Honda, Toyota.
Spyker teaser: The Dutch carmaker teased its latest creation ahead of its debut in Geneva. Other than that it will be called C8 Preliator, there is little information about the sports car. But it was previously suggested that it will be electric. Spyker only recently escaped bankruptcy by merging with electric plane builder Volta Volaré.
worldcarfans.com, carscoops.com, motorauthority.com
Tesla to make money this year: CEO Elon Musk promised that the carmaker will become profitable this year, forecasting a 60 to 80 percent in vehicle sales. That in turn send share prices up 10% in after-hours trading. Still, stock market prices are still down 30% compared to the beginning of the year.
cnbc.com, reuters.com, theguardian.com
Nano Flowcell road-ready: The Quantino has gotten the green light to hit roads in Europe, the Luxembourg-based carmaker says. Testing will begin this year already; an opportunity to actually gather some actual data to support (or not) NanoFlow’s claim that its car has a range of 1,000 km.
From Sweden to India: Swedish Clean Motion has launched its Zbee in India. The electric trike is destined for Delhi, Noida, Jaipur and other cities, as the company aims to sell over 1,000 Zbees in India by March 2017. The trike is built in India and has a range of 50 km. Moreover, Clean Motion says that it will train Female drivers to operate it.
Honda styles hybrid: The Japanese carmaker plans to offer a better looking version of its Vezel Hybrid, which will be called Vezel Hybrid RS. It will look more sporty and darker and will go on sale in Japan at the end of this month. Only then, full specs will be released.
Mirai review: Steve Cropley raises his glass (of water) after driving Toyota’s fuel cell pioneer, the Mirai. While the drive is “reassuringly easy,” the “impossibly limited” supply of hydrogen is a rather uneasy affair. Cropley is sure about FCVs having a future, but it might just not be their time just yet.