Radical climate action is needed in Scotland if the country wants to reach its CO2 reduction targets, a report from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) found. The independent expert panel suggested that by 2030, 65 percent of all new cars and vans will need to be electric.
e-Golf to reach far: The next e-Golf will boast “considerably” more range, Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess confirmed. In terms of electric transport, he sees VW pushing BEVs further but without giving up diesel vehicles quite yet – despite the rigging scandal and the on-going global recalls.
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Toyota tease: A shiny tail of what is believed to be a yet unseen Prius version appeared on the internet ahead of the New York Motor Show. All Toyota revealed is that the new vehicle belongs to the Prius family and that it adds more “mechanical marvel.”
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Brabus treat: The Tesla Model S got a make-over by German tuning legend Brabus that usually pimps Mercedes. Its Tesla body kit improves aerodynamics and features a spoiler. Options to customise the interior are available as well.
Indian EV for the UK: Mahindra will bring its electric e2o to England by April for less than 13,000 pounds. It will go on sale first in London, followed by Birmingham, Bristol, and Milton Keynes and can be ordered solely online for home delivery.
Chinese electric limousine: Hawtai Auto launches the iEV230 in China. It comes with an average range of 230km and 39.2 kWh battery for a starting price of 123,500 yuan (about 19,000 dollars) including subsidies. Next month, the xEV260 electric SUV is to follow.
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