Toyota, Tesla, Bolt EV, GAC, BMW, Tianjin FAW

Toyota to produce EVs in China: From 2019 Toyota plans to make all-electric vehicles in and for China. The first model will be based on the C-HR SUV and a second EV is set to follow only a year later by 2020. While demand will ultimately determine the annual output, Toyota won’t go below a thousand units. The Asahi daily report does not name sources, but Toyota did confirm that electric cars will be a fixture in its Chinese line-up “in a few years” time but would not commit any more detailed plan.,

No more Model S 75: Tesla will scrap the entry-level version of its Model S by the end of the year and replace it with the Model S 75D. That new standard will cost 5,000 dollars more and thus serves to set it apart from the Model 3. Henceforth, both the Model S and X will be dual motor all-wheel-drive only.,

Bolt production to double after summer? The extended shutdown at Chevy’s plant for the Bolt EV is just the calm before the storm, says former GM employee Don Lockrey. While previous reports linked the closure to low demand for GM’s EV, Lockrey tells a contrary tale of redone assembly lines ready to roll out twice as many EVs in order to accommodate for nationwide deliveries from the end of August.

gac-motor-ge3-elektroauto_300x150pxGAC’s first electric SUV has arrived in China, where it is available from 19,000 euros. The GE3 utilises a novel EV platform that hosts a battery with a range of up to 310 km. For GAC, their medium to high-end SUV is the first step on the firm’s trail to sell 200,000 new energy vehicles a year from 2020.,

200m euros more shall secure the future of BMW’s plant in Leipzig, that already houses the manufacture of the i3 and i8. Building works will start early next year with completion set for 2020. While the factory will be extended overall, the central concern is the paint shop with regard to sustainability.

Electric sedan: Tianjin FAW is to introduce an all-electric version of its Junpai A70 this August in China. The electric motor powers the Junpai A70E with 80 kW for up to 280 km.



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