VW considers second EV platform: According to Automotive News, a purpose-designed electric vehicle platform for top-of-the-line cars is getting more concrete. VW worries whether or not larger models like the E-Phaeton are feasible using the MEB platform – a worry that electrive.com readers are already familiar with, as we already talked about it in our report about the new e-Golf.
New Seat Marbella with electric drivetrain? The Spanish apparently want to breath some new life into their old model for next year, bringing it back as a mini SUV using the VW up! as a base. Thanks to the MEB platform, an all-electric version with a range of 200 km is feasible. Interesting: The Marbella is only available for leasing.
LaFerrari Spider to arrive in 2017: Sergio Marchionne as an ace up its sleeve for everyone for whom the hybrid sports car is not already exclusive enough. A technically identical topless version of the 700 kW hybrid will hit the road next year – for “a mere” 3.5m euros, plus tax.
Tesla kicks of new referral round: Until July 15th, Tesla owners who successfully refer a new client can again make 1,000 dollars. Plus, other prizes await, such as custom 21-inch Arachnid wheels at 5 qualifying referrals. And every sale wins the referrer an entry into a drawing for a Tesla Model X P90D with Ludicrous.
Mahindra brings new EV: With the e-Verito, the Indian manufacturer has electrified its second model. The small limousine will be available in India starting tomorrow. It features a 72 Volt, 30 kW electric motor and is said to run for up to 100 km on one charge.
Fiat recall: The carmaker recalled 16,549 Fiat 500e in the U.S. due a possible software problem. In some cases, operating conditions could be “misread,” causing propulsion to be shut down. A software update at the car dealer is said to fix the issue.
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