Tesla falls short: Tesla delivered 14,370 EVs in Q2 but falls 15 percent short of its target of 17,000 units as 9,745 Model S and 4,625 Model X made it to consumers with a remaining 5,150 still in transit. The delay is being blamed on the extreme production ramp. However, with just 18,345 electric vehicles produced in Fremont, Tesla has also missed its production guidance of 20,000 for the last quarter.
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EVs covered in solar panels: Hanergy unveiled four solar powered concept cars in China. The EVs are coated with thin-film solar cells, that gather enough energy for 80 km over six hours in the sun. For the full range of 350 km, the models can be charged at EV charging stations. Production could start as early as 2020. Hanergy also made a deal with Foton to develop solar panels for electric buses.
Alfa Romeo PHEV? Alfa Romeo is looking to create a mid-size executive saloon. Car Wow speculates the possible vehicle will be named Alfetta and will basically be a longer version of the Guilia. Likely to launch in 2018, the Alfetta may feature a plug-in hybrid version a little later.
Renault EV concept: The French carmaker will bring a potentially electric concept to the Paris Motor Show in October that is a preview of its future design direction, Autocar reports. Details have not been released but the Renault is positioned as a BMW X4 rival.
Buemi named champion: Sebastien Buemi has emerged the FIA Formula E champion with a total 155 points, only narrowly topping Lucas di Grassi with 153. Both final races in London’s Battersea Park were won by Nicolas Prost of team Renault, who thus came in third in the overall rating.
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Ioniq price confirmed: Hyundai has confirmed the UK price tags on their upcoming 2016 Ioniq vehicles. The hybrid will start at 19,995 pounds and the electric models at 28,995 pounds. The price of the plug-in hybrid version will be revealed closer to the car’s launch in 2017.
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