Atieva, Tesla, Harley, Tomahawk, Tata Motors, Hyundai.
First Atieva EV from 2018: The California start-up by former Tesla managers wants to launch an electric sedan in the premium segment in 2018, followed by two electric crossover models in 2020 and 2021. The company will choose a location for its factory before the end of the year and says that it already has two candidates on its short list.
Tesla works with Nordstrom: The EV maker will kick off a pilot project for the presentation of its cars in LA this weekend that includes test drives at the department store Nordstrom. Moreover, Tesla is trying for a permit to directly sell to customers at the 121 Nordstrom locations across the U.S. and Canada. Meanwhile, the first Model X have arrived in Europe.
fastcompany.com (Nordstrom), electrek.co (Model X)
Waiting for better batteries: The first all-electric Harley-Davidson will hit the market within five years, meaning seven years after the LiveWire concept was first presented. The reason is range. 80 km are just not enough, according to Harley. A serial version will go at least double that distance on one charge.
Tomahawk on camera: Inside EVs has published a series of detailed pictures of the Dubuc Tomahawk electric sports car, for which the company recently started a crowdfunding campaign (we reported). The supercar’s official presentation is scheduled for next year.
New city EV from India: Tata Motors seems to be working on an electric version of its tiny car Nano. A testing vehicles with charger connection was sighted just recently.
Hyundai to produce in China: The Korean will launch in Sonata Hybrid in China, producing the midsized sedan locally for the first time. It will also boast a China-specific design and is said to only be the first of a planned line-up of eco-friendly cars for China.