Tag: Beijing Automotive

Dec 10, 2019 - 02:24 pm

SK Innovation opens battery factory in China

SK Innovation has opened its battery cell factory in China, the construction of which the South Korean manufacturer started in August 2018. In addition to the China Model 3 with LG Chem cells, a car with cells from SK Innovation has now also landed on the Chinese government’s coveted subsidy list.

Nov 7, 2014 - 09:30 am

Tesla, Beijing Automotive, VW, Lit Motors, MonoTracer, Honda, Recalls.

No more Model S P85: In order to decrease production delays, Tesla announced that the number of options and variants for the Model S will be cut down. “We’re not taking additional orders for the P85. We’re only doing the P85D and we’re cancelling green and brown as colors,” Elon Musk stated.
slashgear.com, files.shareholder.com (p. 3), seekingalpha.com (registration required)

SehnbaoAnother EV from China: Starting next year, Beijing Automotive wants to start serial produce of its first electric car, the Sehnbao EV. It comes with a 37.5 kWh battery pack from SK Innovation. A total of 50 Sehnbao electric vehicles will be used for official transportation at next week’s APEC meeting in Beijing.

FAW-Volkswagen starts building China factory: Once completed in 2017, 300,000 vehicles will be produced at the Qingdao production site. According to local media reports, Audi could also use it to build its Q series for the Chinese market: PHEV variants for the Q5 and Q7 have already been confirmed.

C1 update: The California start-up Lit Motors is still working on its gyroscopic car-bike combo, meaning it will not go into serial production at the end of the year as previously announced. But to keep things interesting, the company presents a video of its newest prototype.

End of the MonoTracer? Via Facebook, Peraves CEO Roger Riedener announced that the Swiss company is “in liquidation.” Peraves’ E-Tracer has a range of 300 km, but the business model for it was unsustainable. But it doesn´t have to be the end: “Giving up is not in my dictionary,” Riedener wrote.
facebook.com, moneyhouse.ch

2015 Civic Hybrid launches in U.S.: The 2015 Honda is now available at dealerships in the country, starting at 24,735 dollars. Together with the natural gas version, the Civic Hybrid was recognized as one of the top ten greenest cars in the U.S.

Hybrid recalls: Toyota is recalling nearly 6,000 units of the Camry, Avalon and their hybrid versions in the U.S., due to possible loss of steering control. Infiniti is asking more than 14,000 units of the Q50 and Q70 hybrid sedans sold globally back to the lot, due to software problems that could cause stall-like conditions, as well as problems with the transmission housing.
reuters.com (Toyota), autoblog.com (Infiniti)

Apr 11, 2014 - 08:26 am

Audi, Beijing Automotive, Ford, BMW, Applus.

Tesla fighter I: According to Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, the electric Q8 (we reported) with a range of 700 kilometres will come to market in 2017 and feature inductive charging technology. Meanwhile a prototype of the 2015 version of the R8, which is said to come to market as all-electric sports car with 450 km of range, has been spotted at Nürburgring.
auto-motor-und-sport.de (Q8 – in German), autozeitung.de (R8 – in German)

Tesla fighter II: Xu Heyi, chairman of Beijing Automotive Group, said his company has partnered with an unnamed American firm to introduce a new electric car to China by the end of next year. According to Xu, the new EV will “outperform Tesla’s Model S.”

Focus update: Ford will present its Focus Sedan in New York with updated exterior and interior. While the drivetrain of the Focus EV will remain unchanged, U.S. customers now have the option of the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine with a new six-speed manual transmission.

China debut: BMW will show the i3 and i8 for the first time in China at the upcoming Beijing show. The press release is titled “market launch,” so it is likely BMW will start offering its i-range very soon.

iShare concept EV: Applus will show its design of an ideal electric carsharing verhicle in New York. The iShare is with two metres even shorter than a Smart and weighs just 530 kilos. Its doors are opened via barcode on the driver’s mobile.
green.autoblog.com (with video)


Juice World Charging Day

Found on electrive.com
10.12.2019 14:21