Tesla comes cheaper: Both the Model S and Model X can be leased over 2 years. The offer is valid until September, 12 and rates start at 593 dollars (Model S) and 730 dollar (Model X) per month. Koreans are now able to pre-order all Tesla models online as the EV maker launched the website.
electrek.co, insideevs.com (leasing), pulsenews.co.kr (Korea)
After the Roadster SP:01 there will be more electric models made by Detroit Electric. The Dutch firm’s CEO Albert Lam ensured the press, the company would not just follow Tesla. Yet, it plans a sedan EV in 2019, followed by an electric SUV. He did not mention an electric truck – yet.
rb.no (in Norwegian) via electrek.co
EV subsidies in Finland? The Centre Party proposed a 4,000 euro grant for buyers of electric cars and already three ministries are discussing the idea. Compared to its Nordic neighbours Sweden or Norway, the Finnish EV share lags behind. In the first half of 2016, only 122 EV were sold.
Tuning the Leaf? Nissan’s head of EV in Europe, Gareth Dunsmore hinted at a faster Leaf similar to the Nismo RC concept car. While he claims it to be “a on-off prototype” he did mention its potential to point to “where the vehicle’s spirit could go.”
World’s cheapest electric SUV: Mahindra is working on what is to become the most affordable electric SUV on the global market. Obviously, it will be compact but no more details are known. The Indian firm plans to increasingly electrify its model range.