Mitsubishi, Daimler + Tesla, Audi, McLaren, Bugatti, Hyundai.
Mitsubishi to serial produce eX: The Japanese will launch the electric SUV eX Concept shown in Geneva. According to Autocar, the compact offroader will be available with a range of 400 km from 2020. Despite being fitted with an all-wheel electric drive, pricing is said to be similar to the combustion engine variant.
Daimler and Tesla go separate ways: Daimler will no longer get the battery and drivetrain for the next-generation B-Class Electric Drive from Tesla, German Automobilwoche reports in their print edition. Daimler says, it can “supply itself without a problem in the future.”
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Audi to go H2: The H-tron Quattro concept currently on display in Geneva will go into serial production, Audi’s chief engineer Stefan Knirsch confirmed in an interview with Top Gear. The only question is when and the answer not very promising; there need to be enough hydrogen filling stations, says Knirsch. So it could be while…
McLaren update: The British manufacturer confirmed a relaunch of its current 650S and 675LT. The code-named P14 is said to feature a V8 and an electric motor. A first version could be shown in Geneva next year. McLaren only recently announced 15 new models by 2022 – half of them with hybrid drivetrains.
Electric sedan from Bugatti? Only a few days ago, the VW luxury brand took the wraps off the expensive and powerful Chiron, boasting a hybrid drive with a combined 1,102 kW (we reported). And Bugatti CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer is already pondering his next move: a four-door sedan, possibly purely electric.
Hyundai’s secret plans: According to media reports, the South Korean in working on a single-seat EV and electric scooter. Unfortunately, no details have been revealed, nor has Hyundai confirmed the plans. However, considering the popularity of small EVs and electric scooters in Asia, the idea is not too far-fetched.