Hyundai, Future Mobility, Volkswagen, Farday Future, BYD.
Hyundai to launch electric SUV: The Korean manufacturer is working on an all-electric SUV said to hit the road in 2018 in South Korea. A still seriously camouflaged prototype has already been spotted. The unnamed SUV will most likely feature a 64 kWh battery back and go 320 km on one charge.
Future Mobility get serious: Future Mobility’s still undefined plans to set up an EV factory (we reported) are getting more concrete. According to Bloomberg, the Chinese start-up has signed an agreement with the city of Nanjing. The production site is said to have an initial capacity of 150,000 per year, which could double at a later date. Future Mobility plans to launch its first serial production car, an electric SUV, in 2020.
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New Golf GTE can be ordered: The plug-in hybrid variant of the recently facelifted VW Golf can now be ordered. The Golf GTE’s drivetrain remains the same as for the previous model – as does the price tag of 36,900 euros.
FF 91 pricier than initially though: Faraday Future’s just recently unveiled FF 91 (we reported) will most likely cost more than many initially expected. LeEco CEO and FF financier recently spoke of “less than 2m yuan,” which is the equivalent of roughly 291,000 dollars. So the car will not cost more than that – but probably not much less either.
BYD with plans to expand: In two to three years, the Chinese manufacturer wants to begin selling its electric cars to individuals in the U.S. Until now, BYD is only selling its buses and EV to fleet operators there. And the company is planning to conquer India’s bus market and is planning a joint venture with company Goldstone Infratech there.
todayonline.com (USA), telanganatoday.news (India)