Tesla truck platoon: The next Tesla revelation is around the corner and this time it will be a semi-truck capable of self-driving and platooning, that is a line of trucks automatically following a lead vehicle. The EV maker said they are close to testing a prototype and Reuters named Nevada and California as the most likely candidates for such trials. Tesla declined to comment.
New classic by Infiniti: Nissan’s luxury division prepared a retro-style race car concept for Pebble Beach. The Morgan-esque open-cockpit single-seater simply called Infiniti retro prototype is the brand’s take on what could have been hidden in a barn somewhere in Japan in the 70ies.
autocar.co.uk, autoblog.com, infinitinews.com
BMW brings its C Evolution to the States, where prices for the big electric scooter start at 13,750 dollars. It will first hit California but its launch in other states will follow later.
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BMW offers diesel scrappage: Following a similar campaign in Germany, BMW now offers Britons 2,000 pounds if they swap their old diesel for a BMW with emissions below 130 g/km, so that includes the i3 and PHEV models such as the Mini Countryman. The BMW ‘Lower Emissions Allowance’ includes clients that have owned their car for at least a year and the carmaker trust dealers will give a “suitable average price” for the trade-in.
motoringresearch.com, carsuk.net, bmw.co.uk
Volkswagen is in the process to offer similar incentives and has begun to do so already in Germany. For the UK, a spokesperson said “We’re at an early stage at the moment but each of the Volkswagen Group UK brands will be considering the benefits of such a scheme in the UK.”
British electric bus distribution: German E-VADE has been chosen by British bus maker Mellor to become the sole distributor for Germany and Austria, where it is to offer the Orion E bus first. Other Mellor models like the Strata shall be included in the deal at a later date.