VW I.D. Buzz, Nissan Leaf, Tesla, Subaru.
VW I.D. Buzz by 2022: Pebble Beach was buzzing with VW’s announcement to put the I.D.Buzz out by 2022 as Volkswagen has finally realised how much of an asset the electrification of its classic camper van is. On top, there will be a transport version, the VW I.D. Buzz Cargo. An 111 kWh battery may last for about 600 kilometres and up to 8 people can take a seat. The I.D.Buzz is part of the first five vehicles utilising the MEB platform with the first to be expected by 2020.
electrive.net (in German), autoblog.com (with video)
New Leaf on tour: Shortly after its launch in Japan in early September, Nissan wants to send the next-gen Leaf on a tour across the States. Using the National Drive Week as a platform, the electric sedan will stopover in eight EV friendly cities such as Seattle, San Diego, Portland, or Los Angeles.
2nd hand Tesla: As Teslas are in ever higher demand, the EV maker is about to triple used inventory sales, which Tesla also lists on external sites. With wait times for the Model 3 getting ever longer and incentives to decrease once Tesla hits the 200,000 EV threshold, it is not a very far fetch to actually look into getting a used Model S.
teslarati.com (triple sales), insideevs.com (pricing)
Hybrid Subaru? As the Japanese carmaker is working to update its Forester, a hybrid variant becomes ever more likely. While nothing has been confirmed, the SUV sits on Subaru’s new Global platform that allows for electrification.
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