Mercedes AMG, Hyundai, Lynk & Co, Jeep, Tesla, Skoda's Vision E
High-performing quartet: Mercedes AMG is currently developing performance updates of four future EV models of Mercedes’ sub-brand EQ, reports Automobile Magazine. Two sedans and two crossovers are to be launched between 2020 and 2022 with three electric motors each, one in the front and two in the rear. AMG is also said to work on performance versions of Mercedes’ PHEVs.
Hyundai enters bus market: The Korean carmaker reveals big plans as it wants to go serial with its first electric bus model by early 2018. Hyundai already looked into electric buses back in 2010 but its Elecity model never made it through to commercialisation. The new model is supposed to reach up to 260 km on one charge, is capable to quick charge and will be launched abroad as well.
Electric sedan by Lynk & Co: New Geely brand Lynk & Co has released photos of its second concept showing a formidable and futuristic looking electric sedan based on a Volvo. The first model of Lynk & Co, simply dubbed 01 and offered as both EV and PHEV, is to be launched in China at the end of the year – the States and Europe shall follow.
Electrified Jeep concept: Teaser photos released by Jeep show a new concept car that will be unveiled in Shanghai this month. The brand classifies the new model as “new energy vehicle” and thus fuels rumours that it could come with electric or hybrid drive.
Tesla expands in Europe: The Californian EV maker opened its first showroom in Munich. It is the 15th Tesla store in Germany. On top, Tesla gained the building permit for its first Irish store in South Dublin and announced to install superchargers here as well as in Cork Galway and Belfast. Currently, 270 super charger and more than 1,200 destination chargers are spread across Europe.
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Interior design of Skoda’s Vision E: After showing the exterior recently, the Czech VW subsidiary now permits a glance in the interior space of its Vision E. The car is constructed to reach level 3 of autonomous driving and will be on display in Shanghai.