Honda, Aston, Hyundai, Chery, South Korea, Renault.
Honda to electrify 66% by 2030: Currently, only five percent of Honda’s line-up are outfitted with an electric or hybrid engine. The carmaker predicts that in 15 years, that number will climb to 66%. On top of a series of plug-in hybrids, that also includes the Clarity Fuel Cell that will go on sale in Japan in March, and the electric motorcycle Cub.
Aston EV factory: The manufacturer will build the luxury sports car DBX, which will also be available as an all-electric variant, in Wales. The production site will be set up in St. Athan by 2020. The electric sports coupé RapidE will already launch in 2018.
autocar.co.uk, worldcarfans.com, carscoops.com
All Ioniq variants in Geneva: Hyundai will show the purely electric, as well as the plug-in and hybrid versions of its new Ioniq in Geneva next week. A teaser video and new specs reveal that the Ioniq Electric could boast a range of more than 155 miles, instead of the previously announced 105 miles.
greencarcongress.com, insideevs.com, youtube.com (video)
Chery EV factory: The Chinese carmaker kicked off construction of its 240m dollars production facility in Wuhu. Once completed, it will see some 60,000 EVs roll off production lines per year.
Less insurance: The South Korean government wants insurance companies to lower the rate for electric cars from September. A memorandum of understanding is being drafted. Because of the battery, EV drivers currently pay around 324 dollars per month.
Sénic display: Renault released first images of its Scénic ahead of the Geneva Motor Show. The car will allegedly also be made available with a diesel-hybrid drivetrain by 2017.