Genesis to offer inductive charging for their first BEV
The Hyundai premium brand Genesis wants to offer an optional inductive charging system for its first purely electric model eG80. So much was reported by Korean media referring to industry circles.Weiterlesen
Hyundai unveils electric strategy till 2025 & beyond
The Hyundai Motor Company has presented its ‘Strategy 2025’ roadmap, in which the South Korean Group also sets its frameworks for electrification. By 2025, Hyundai intends to become one of the three largest EV manufacturers in the world with a multi-faceted approach.Weiterlesen
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Genesis’ latest luxury electric car concept is Mint
Hyundai’s premium branch Genesis presents a fully electric car called Mint Concept ahead of the New York Auto Show. The two-seater has a lavish interior and an extravagant yet tiny rear cargo space you can access through gullwing doors.Weiterlesen
Genesis debuts Essentia EV concept in NYC
The new electric car concept from the Hyundai-owned brand was introduced at the New York Auto Show. The Essentia Concept is said to be able to go from 0-100 km/h in 3 seconds, although the manufacturer has been scarce with other technical details.Weiterlesen
Hyundai to unveil all-electric Genesis in New York
Hyundai is advancing its luxury label Genesis to an increasingly electric brand. Visitors of the New York Motor Show that starts this week, will see a concept electric car that builds on a dedicated platform which is to inform all other Genesis models.Weiterlesen
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Hyundai is cooking a supercar – possibly hybrid
Hyundai wants to build a high performance sports car that will be electrified strongly, if not fully. Speaking at the CES in Vegas, executives placed the new model under the luxury label Genesis, which is to become increasingly electric from 2019.Weiterlesen
Genesis, Audi, Thunder Power, Chery, VW, Emflux.
Genesis to be electrified successively: Hyundai intends to develop electrified models of its luxury brand Genesis from 2019. The news followed the Japanese carmaker’s announcement to work on a platform for electric vehicles only but that will take some time. However, Hyundai is optimistic to launch a first Genesis plug-in hybrid model by 2019 already and to have an all-electric version only two years later by 2021 as well. More details have not been provided though.
electrek.co, motor1.com, reuters.com
Workers call for Audi EV: Audi’s workers council demands to produce electric models not just in Brussels and Neckarsulm but also at the carmaker’s main plant in Ingolstadt. Their request is to make the core factory “fit for the future,” which Audi’s labour leaders obviously see in electrification. As reported, the VW brand selected the smaller site in German Neckarsulm for EV production from 2020 but intends to build the first of three planned EVs in Brussels from 2018.
Thunder Power to produce in Spain: The Taiwanese start-up was on everyone’s lips when it revealed its concept of a 650 km range EV at the IAA in 2015. Now, Thunder Power announced to start the production lines in Ganzhou, China by the end of 2018 in order to supply the Asian market. Furthermore, the company decided to establish R&D in Europe and a new factory in Spanish Catalonia.
Chery almost triples its capacities: Chery seeks to significantly expand its output as the company is about to open a second assembly in Dezhou, China. First, compact EVs eQ and eQ1 will roll off the lines there at an annual capacity of 100,000 EV. Chery’s first site in Wuhu delivers up to 60,000 EV a year.
Golf GTE to enter UK: Volkswagen’s updated hybrid Golf GTE has become available in the UK with a base price of 30,635 pounds (before incentives). The new model is thus 3,420 GBP cheaper than its predecessor, while the GTE’s powertrain remains unchanged.
Electric motorbike made in India: Start-up Emflux Motors is developing an electric motorcycle to launch next year. The Indian company claims its new “superbike” goes from 0 to 100 kph in 3.5 sec, and charges 80% in 36 min for a range of 200 km. Emflux plans to produce 200 and is currently prototyping.
Tesla, Genesis, China, Volkswagen, Paris, Vera.
Cheaper upgrade: The over-the-air upgrade of a Tesla Model S 60 to Model S 75 just got 2,000 dollars cheaper. Some drivers reported being offered the upgrade for now 7,000 instead of 9,000 dollars, though it remains unclear whether the price will be the same for all. Just a few months ago, Tesla upped the price of its base version by 2,000 dollars, presumably to make the upgrade more attractive.
insideevs.com, autoblog.com, electrek.co
Hyundai’s electrification plans: The carmaker’s luxury brand Genesis will launch three electric models by 2025, Automotive News reports. The first will become available around 2020. All Genesis EVs will be designated models that will be based on a new EV platform, which is currently being developed.
Quadrupled: According to Chinese Industry Minister Miao Wei says the country wants to quadruple its production of electric and plug-in hybrid cars by 2020, essentially churning out 2m vehicles per year. Last year, some 517,000 BEVs and PHEVs rolled off production lines in there, while 100,000 chargers were installed – ten times as many as in 2015.
VW plans in China: Leaked documents show that Volkswagen is planning to bring a total of eight electric and hybrid cars in China – four under the VW brand (e-Golf, Tiguan PHEV, Phideon PHEV and the VW I.D.), two Audis (A6L e-tron and Q6 e-tron quattro), and two as part of a joint venture with JAC. The latter will most likely be unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show in April.
Paris fights air pollution: Paris now requires vehicles to sport a sticker in the windscreen, showing how much CO2 they emit. But not all vehicles can get one. Those older than 20 years are therefore banned from entering the city Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mayor Anne Hidalgo wants to ban all diesels from the city by 2020.
Made for Thailand: The country’s first EV maker Vera has presented its first model. The Vera V1 BEV will be built by Geely and imported to Thailand. Range is estimated at 180 km, while the car will sell for around 28,000 dollars. The company hope to sell 100 units this year.
Tesla, Hyundai, Genesis, Paice, Energica.
Tesla to raise billions in capital: To speed up production of the Model 3, the California EV maker is looking to sell stock options worth 1.4bn dollars and CEO Elon Musk will sell 2.8m of his own options to raise another 600m dollars. That money will be used to “cover tax obligations” associated with selling stock options.
forbes.com, electrek.co, insideevs.com
Model 3 update: Meanwhile, Tesla corrected the number of Model 3 reservations, saying that there are still 373,000 potential buyers. About 8,000 reservations have already been cancelled by customers and Tesla cancelled another 4,200 reservations that it believed to be duplicates from speculators.
Hyundai’s European schedule: The Korean carmaker says it will launch its Ioniq in Europe in the second half of 2016. It will first offer the all-electric version, followed by the two hybrid variants with and without a plug.
New Genesis models by 2020: A roadmap for new Genesis models has been leaked, for which plug-in hybrid technology will play a central role (we reported). The G90 and G80 will thus be followed a sedan (G70), as well as two unnamed SUVs and one sports coupé by the end of the decade.
Hybrid patent battle: The U.S. trade panel will look into whether the Volkswagen AG has infringed patents owned by Baltimore-based Paice LLC. The latter wants to stop all sales of hybrid vehicles by VW, Audi and Porsche in the U.S. (we reported).
Italian engineering goes on sale: Italian electric motorcycle manufacturer Energica will open its first flagship store in San Francisco this summer. It is not just its first store in the U.S., but worldwide, and highlights the companies intend to expand globally.
Dyson, Genesis, Land Rover, Renaul, Acura, Lexus.
Dyson’s secret EV: The hoover manufacturer is building an electric car, The Guardian has learned, quoting internal government documents. Dyson’s endeavour will be funded with 174m pounds from the government and could create as many as 500 jobs in British Malmesbury. Just a few days ago, Dyson CEO Max Conze announced that the company wants to invest 1m pounds in battery production by 2020.
Genesis from Hyundai: The latest concept for Hyundai’s luxury brand Genesis has been unveiled in New York. The 242 hp hybrid sports sedan is equipped with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder and could give a glimpse of the future of the G70, a possible 3-series rival.
Upcoming Range Rover: Details of the upcoming Range Rover are being kept largely under wraps. The “Sports Coupé” will share the alloy chassis of the Jaguar F-Pace and Autocar speculates that it will include an all-electric powertrain, which Jaguar previously developed for the I-Pace, as well as a hybrid option. The vehicle will be priced at around 90,000 pounds.
Renault recalls: Bad news for Renault owners. 10,649 Zoe are being recalled due to rupturing brake fluid hoses. There are, as of yet, no confirmations that the faulty hoses have led to any accidents on the road. Nonetheless, those cars built between 2012 and 2014 are being thoroughly checked.
Acura MDX: Honda’s luxury brand took the wrap of the 2017 MDX in New York. The MDX Sport Hybrid features not one, but three electric motors and a 3.5-litre V6 engine with a combined output of 325 hp. The 2017 variant will go on sale this summer, with the Sport Hybrid to follow soon thereafter.
Lexus extended: A three-row variant of the Lexus RX is on its way for late 2017, possibly early 2018. According to Autonews, Lexus recently trademarked the names RX 350L and RX 450hL, leading many to speculate the new car will be offered both with a standard V6 engine and as a hybrid. However, apart from the extra seats, styling will stay true to the original.