Tag: E-Mobility Index

Jun 20, 2017 - 08:25 am

E-mobility Index, JLR, Magna, Porsche, Tesla, Koenigsegg.

Electric mobility index sees China ahead: Roland Berger’s ‘E-mobility Index Q2/2017’ shows China in pole position for the first time, due to its lead in both industry and market for electric transport. The index compares Germany, France, Italy, USA, Japan, China, and South Korea. Germany even lost its “Vorsprung durch Technik” to France, that took the technology lead mainly because of the high PHEV share German manufacturers currently have in their portfolios.

jaguar-i-pace-crossover-elektroauto-300x150JLR to strengthen EV unit: Jaguar Land Rover intends to create 5,000 new jobs, mainly in Great Britain by 2018, in line with its plans to accelerate its EV and autonomous driving businesses. Still, JLR’s first electric model I-Pace, shall be produced at Magna in Austria, however, the firm said it is keen to build such electric cars also in Great Britain – if conditions prove favourable.

Meanwhile Magna has been chosen to produce BMW’s 5-series PHEV as well starting this summer, when the plug-in hybrid will begin to roll off the lines in Graz, Austria.

Porsche hattrick at Le Mans: In a dramatic race, the Germans won the prestigious 24 hours of Le Mans for a third time in a row. Timo Bernhard, Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley confidently steered free of the incident-packed course and once again triumphed in their Porsche 919 Hybrid.
reuters.com, autocar.co.uk, theguardian.com

Model X comes to Indonesia: While the Western hemisphere is expecting the Model 3, other parts of the world have yet to receive the Model X. Like in Indonesia, where the wait of Tesla fans has only come to an end by now. The price is set at the equivalent of 200,000 dollars.
thejakartapost.com, insideevs.com

Koenigsegg’s Regera sold out: All 80 units of the 1.9m dollars sports car by Swedish Koenigsegg have found their buyers. First introduced as production-ready in Geneva last year, the Regera programme has been the largest single vehicle series in the company’s history.

Jan 9, 2017 - 07:50 am

Faraday Future, Nissan, Toyota, Chrysler, Ford, E-Mobility Index, Tesla.

FaradayFuture-FF91-300pxNLFF unveils new “species”: Faraday Future took the wraps off its first series model, the FF 91, calling it a “new species” of electric mobility. The SUV is to hit the road in 2018 and comes with a 130-kWh battery back and 378-mile range, while the 783-kW motor pushes it from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.4 seconds. The FF 91 can be pre-ordered on the company website for 5,000 dollars down. According to FF, more than 64,000 models had already been reserved in the 36 hours after the presentation.
electriccarsreport.com, youtube.com (video of CES presentation), electrek.co (orders)

Next-gen Leaf: Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said at the CES that the Japanese carmaker is working on a new generation of the Nissan Leaf that will be equipped with the latest automated driving features. While he did not give any details about i.e. range, Nissan’s senior vice president Takao Asami confirmed that Nissan has already developed a 60-kWh variant, which it is not offering because battery prices are still too high.
autocar.co.uk, insideevs.com (Ghosn), autoblog.com (Asami)

Electric future: Toyota unveiled a futuristic and fully electric concept car in Las Vegas, fitted with winged doors. There are no details about the Concept-I’s drivetrain, however, as not the motor but the EV’s personal voice-commanded assistant Yui takes the spotlight in this case.
greencarcongress.com, insideevs.com (with video)

Chrysler-Portal-Concept-300pxNLNew electric Chrysler: The all-electric concept car that Fiat Chrysler presented at CES in Las Vegas is contrary to previous rumours not an electric variant of the Chrysler Pacifica, but an EV named Chrysler Portal Concept. It is a fully automated minivan that fits up to six people and features a 100-kWh battery pack that should last for up to 250 miles (400 km) of range.
greencarcongress.com, carscoops.com, autoblog.com

Investing in emobility: Ford announced that it will launch 13 at least partially electric series production models in the next five year. That includes a hybrid version of the F 150 pick-up truck and iconic Ford Mustang sports car (both scheduled for 2020). An all-electric SUV with 300-mile range will arrive in 2021. The carmaker is investing 700m dollars in its Flat Rock plant in Michigan, turning it into its centre for electric mobility and autonomous driving.
greencarcongress.com, electriccarsreport.com

E-Mobility Index: According to the newly published E-Mobility Index Q1 2017 by Roland Berger and the German Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrtwesen Aachen (fka), Germany and France take the lead in terms of technological innovations – even for Japan and South Korea. China takes the crown in industry and the second spot in terms of market, just after France. Both countries are the only of the seven countries looked at, where the market share of electric mobility surpassed 1 percent in 2016.
rolandberger.com (press release), fka.de (complete Index)

Tesla missed its delivery estimates for 2016 just slightly. The carmaker delivered only 76,230 EVs instead of the planned 80,000 units this past year. Another 6,450 cars are still on route to their final destinations, but will be counted as part of January sales. Production numbers fell in the last quarter, apparently because of some kinks with the new autopilot hardware. Still, a total of 83,922 units rolled of Tesla’s production lines in 2016.
greencarcongress.com, electrek.co, insideevs.com

Mar 27, 2015 - 09:48 am

Toyota, Suzuki, Honda, Mercedes, E-Mobility index, BMW, China.

Japan pushes for hybrids: Toyota will present the RAV4 Hybrid at the New York Auto Show next week. Furthermore, the Japanese corporation is planning to push domestic hybrid sales, i.e. by offering the new Prius plug-in with an all-electric range of 60 kilometres, Nikkei reports. Additionally, hybrid versions of Suzuki’s Impreza and Honda’s Odyssey are believed to appear this year.
nikkei.com, hybridcars.com (RAV4 Hybrid)

New plug-in Mercedes: Daimler will present the M-class’ successor at the New York Auto Show. The new model called GLE will also be offered as plug-in hybrid, GLE 500 e 4Matic, this summer. The PHEV combines a V6 engine with 333 hp and an 85-kW electric drive. In the U.S., it will go on sale this autumn.
greencarcongress.com, greencarreports.com

New e-mobility index: The latest “E-mobility index” by Roland Berger for Q1 2015 has analyzed the seven major automotive nations’ performance in the electromobility segment in terms of technology, industry, and market. The U.S. remains the lead market, selling some 120,000 PEVs in the past twelve months. The Chinese market has seen the biggest growth, more than doubling its sales last year.
rolandberger.com, fka.de (download form)


BMW i8 in Korea: BMW has launched its plug-in hybrid sports car in Seoul. It is priced at 199.9 million won (181,562 USD) in South Korea, where BMW also erected 200 charging stations last year.

Micro EVs from China: CarNewsChina was at the Shandong EV Expo and found a bunch of small electric vehicles like the Mengde Microcar and the QY5021. Clearly the most quirky is the mini pick up with cargo bay called Zhongqi Xiaomi Cute Pickup Truck. Cute it is, indeed.
Mengde Microcar, Wanda QY5021, Zhongqi Xiaomi Cute Pickup Truck (all on carnewschina.com)



Sep 23, 2014 - 08:18 am

E-mobility Index, BMW i8 vs. Porsche Carrera 911.

Download tip: Now you can read the detailed and full report of Roland Berger and their “E-mobility Index” for the third quarter (we reported yesterday).

Video tip: evo sent the BMW i8 and the classic Porsche Carrera 911 on a drag race. However, the competition is just the hook as commentary, specs and comparisons are made along the way.

Sep 22, 2014 - 08:31 am

E-mobility index, VW, Mitsubishi, Peugeot, BMW.

Germany back in the lead: According to the “E-mobility index” by Roland Berger Strategy and Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH Aachen, the country has the most high-tech offering of electric and hybrid vehicles. The United States remains the biggest market for electric vehicles, neck on neck with Japan in terms of production figures.

VW-E-Load-UpE-Load up! debuts at IAA: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will show its all-electric version of the E-Up at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show starting Thursday in Hanover, Germany. Designed for the delivery and customer service segment, the EV is ready to go into series production and has a 100 km range.

Hybrid pickup by Mitsubishi and Fiat: The Japanese carmaker plans a new version of its L200, based on the GR-HEV Concept it had shown at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Mitsubishi also signed a partnership with Fiat, who will offer its own version of the hybrid utility vehicle.

Mahindra to take over Peugeot scooters? According to Bloomberg, the French manufacturer is looking to sell the scooter segment, which produces the electric scooter e-VIVACITY. The news agency says talks with the Indian company are already in advanced stages.

BMW i8 arrives in Saudi Arabia: Stavros Paraskevaides, Managing Director of Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors (BMW Group) expects the hybrid plug-in to be a sales success in the country, as well as causing quite a sensation when hitting the streets there later this month.

Mar 3, 2014 - 09:53 am

E-Mobility Index, Geely, Lexus, VW, Toyota.

E-Mobility Index: Roland Berger consultancy has published its ‘E-Mobility Index’ for the first quarter of 2014. It places Japan as the leading nation in EV production and private ownership. However, the report sees America as possibly becoming the biggest local cell manufacturer if Tesla’s Gigafactory goes ahead. The index compares seven leading automotive nations in terms of technology, industry and market development. Apparently, the race is still on as McKinsey’s Electric Vehicle Index put Germany on top of Japan (we reported).
rolandberger.com, fka.de (download the index)

Geely acquires Emerald: The Chinese Geely Group, owner of brands such as Volvo and the the London Taxi Company, has bought the British EV startup Emerald Automotive. The purpose of the acquisition was to promote its ability to develop next-generation electric taxis, Geely says.

Lexus Sportcoupé RC: The Japanese carmaker will debut its latest sportscar in Geneva. A hybrid version of the RC coupe named RC 300h comes with the hybrid drivetrain of the IS 300h and is also expected to have its premier at the show this week.

VW Mini-SUV concept: Volkswagen will introduce the 4WD T-ROC SUV concept in Geneva. The diesel-powered T-ROC concept is based on VW’s modular platform (MQB), hence it is likely to come with electric drive options should it ever go into production.

Prius Plug-In cheaper: The 2014 version of Toyota’s PHEV is now up to 11.7% cheaper in the U.S. depending on the variant. Despite the fact that the Prius plug-in ranked among the top four of all electric cars sold in the U.S. in 2013, Toyota still chooses to sell it in only 15 states.


Found on electrive.com
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