Electric Jaguar in red: It is the I-Pace’s European debut in Geneva, where Jaguar will show its electric offering to audiences in Europe for the first time. The I-Pace boasts a 90 kWh battery that lasts for about 500 km. Two electric motors deliver 294 kW together. For Geneva, Jaguar painted the EV in Photon Red, the same colour the “First Edition” will have. Market entry is due by mid 2018.
New FCV from Hyundai: The Koreans want to bring a new fuel cell concept to Geneva this spring. Details are scarce but it may be a preview of the 2018 model, which has never been seen before. Launch is set at a press conference next Tuesday.
Porsche presents a novel Panamera as it will bring the Sport Turismo to Geneva. A plug-in hybrid variant with 462 hp is not only planned but can be pre-ordered already. Prices for the 4 E-Hybrid start at 112,075 euros.
Beijing tightens EV funding: China’s government published a new list with all vehicles eligible for new energy subsidies. 386 models made it, clearly less than the 713 electric and hybrid cars that were given the green light by the same date last year. After a cheating scandal, Beijing has stepped up oversight. Still, new energy vehicles from BYD, SAIC, Changan and GAC found approval.
Tesla goes East: The EV maker is currently looking for locations in Moscow and St Petersburg to set up a regional office as well as a service centres. In China, Tesla’s expansion is well underway as its turn over tripled last year compared to 2015.
electrek.co (Russia), chinadaily.com.cn (China)
Hyundai now includes the Ioniq battery in its lifetime battery warranty offered on previous electrified models in the USA. It applies to complete failure of the lithium-ion battery packs but not to any degradation in battery capacity, i.e. ageing process.
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