Apple to take over McLaren? The corporation has approached the supercar maker with a buyout or investment approach, media reports. McLaren denies any such offer from Apple but did admit to having confidential conversations regularly. There are more talks underway with start-up Lit Motors that builds self-balancing scooters. Apple has already hired several engineers from the firm. If these rumours speak of a push for project Titan or are rather desperate grasps for know-how remains to be seen.
nytimes.com, bbc.co.uk (Mc Laren)
Nissan extends warranty: The Japanese carmaker will offer a five year/ 60,000 mile warranty on all new Nissan e-NV200s sold in Europe from October, 1. It covers all electric components, battery capacity as well as the entire vehicle. Even roadside assistance will be delivered.
EV for sharing: Dutch Amber Mobillity presents a concept electric car made to share. Amber One shall roam for 400 km but weighs only 650 kilos. Prototyping is set for 2017 with a small production run scheduled for 2018. Rather than being sold, the EV shall go straight on rental duties.
e52.nl (in Dutch) via techcrunch.com
Watching the statue of liberty fly by from the seat of an electric racer is what awaits next season’s Formula E drivers. The electric racing series presented the New York City circuit which runs through Brooklyn and looks out to Manhattan and the Bay. The races will take place at the end of July 2017.
Toyota drops prices: The Mirai FCV has become cheaper to buy in California as Toyota lowered the monthly leasing rate by 150 dollars to now 349. The Japanese further ask for 2,499 dollars at signing (down from 3,649 USD) for an annual driving allowance of 12,000 miles.
Tesla owners in Norway want their money back as they believe the EV maker made misleading claims regarding the power of the Model S P85D. 126 appeals have been handed to the court in Oslo as Tesla had previously challenged claims backed by the Consumer Disputes Commission.
dn.no (in Norwegian) via electrek.co
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