Honda NSX, Elinta, Google, Formula E.
Family planning: According to Autocar, Honda is planning to use its NSX as a platform for up to five offshoots. An all-electric variant could also be in the works. The carmaker hopes to earn back some of the investment it has made in the NSX’s development and refresh its performance image.
Retrofitting transporters: Lithuanian company Elinta has developed a plug-in hybrid drivetrain for transporters that will allegedly fit all standard 3.5 tonnes vans. The switch from diesel to electric can also be controlled via GPS, so that an emission free operation in sensible zones can be guaranteed.
logistra.de, transport-online.de (articles in German)
On its own four wheels: Google has signed Kevin Vosen as first legal chief for its autonomous vehicle branch. A move that many see as a sign that the self-driving unit under Alphabet will become a standalone business.
BMW and Nissan on the track? The Formula E could get some prominent new additions as soon as next season, as both Nissan and BMW seem keen on hitting the track. According to Autosport, they are currently looking into teaming up with existing players.