Tag: Hybrid Kinetic

Apr 21, 2017 - 07:43 am

Honda, Porsche, Qoros, Hybrid Kinetic, GM, Iconiq Motors.

Honda-CR-V-HybridHonda hurries electrification: The Japanese carmaker is just as eager to fulfil China’s upcoming EV quotas as is VW and so Honda announced a pure BEV for China as early as next year. While China COO Yasuhide Mizuno had no details, he also promised a plug-in hybrid SUV for 2018 in Shanghai, two years earlier than initially planned. An FCV was mentioned too, hence it is likely to see the Clarity in all its new energy vehicle variants making an entry into China rather sooner than later. For now, Honda debuted the CR-V Hybrid at the Auto Shanghai. Regular market entry is scheduled for later this year.
asia.nikkei.com, automotiveworld.com (CR-V Hybrid)

Porsche will not stay a stranger to electrification either it appears as CEO Oliver Blume spoke of expansion beyond the Mission E in Shanghai. Next to more all-electric models, the PHEV line-up could be extended as well – all in a bid to obey Chinese regulators, although Blume insisted to “find the technology as such interesting” for Porsche’s sporty drive.

K is for Koenigsegg that delivers the power for Qoros four-door supercar which has taken its place among the Shanghai debutantes. The Qoros K-EV utilises four electric drives that add up to 640 kW. A small series may be produced by 2019.
autocar.co.uk, caranddriver.com

Two turbine SUVs: The Hybrid Kinetic Group makes use of its EV concept with a micro turbine range extender it only recently presented in Geneva. The latest two models can now be seen in Shanghai and both SUV, the K550 as well as the K750, were designed by Pininfarina. As with the H600, both boast a 1,000 km range thanks to their revolving extra power source.
autocar.co.uk, carscoops.com

Chevy plug-in concept: Two years after GM’s attempt to Find New Roads (FNR) in hybrid technology, Chevrolet brings the FNR-X to Shanghai. The SUV features scissor doors and a plug-in hybrid drive but is again just a concept.
motor1.com, motorauthority.com

Electric mini-van: If the Iconiq 7 will become what its name suggests remains to be seen but the Iconiq Motors manufacturer has concrete production plans for its six-seater EV. Starting with 15,000 units in 2019, production is to scale up rapidly with 110,000 MPVs planned in 2025. The design was developed by W Motors with the platform and driveline coming from Magna in large parts. Plus, the electric van shall be autonomous by 2023.

Mar 20, 2017 - 10:49 am

Volkswagen, Tesla, Microlino, Hybrid Kinetic, Toyota, GM.

VW-ID-Buzz-300pxNLVolkswagen created a buzz indeed when it announced its ID Buzz concept is likely to make it into production. The only thing that stands between the microbus and reality is a global go, as VW first wants to see reactions from China. Reception in Europe and the States have been positive. On top of the ID Buzz, Shanghai will also see the unveiling of an electric SUV concept with an electric saloon concept to follow later this year as well.

Model S discontinued: Tesla will stop selling the Model S 60 and 60 D from April, 17 due to low demand for the 60 kWh power pack. This leaves the 75 kWh pack as the entry level battery option, or better, removes the option to buy just 60 kWh of a power pack that always held 75 kWh in fact.
teslarati.com, electrek.co

Iconic EV for real: The BMW Isetta based Microlino EV is scheduled for production before the year’s end at Italian partner Tazzari. Already, Swiss Micro Mobility Systems has received more than 2,600 pre-orders for its electric micro car that shall be made available for about 12,000 euros.

Turbine hybrid to go serial: Hybrid Kinetic Group saw the positive reactions it had hoped for in Geneva and will thus produce its hybrid sedan H600 with turbine range extender. The model has been designed by Pininfarina and will go on sale in the States and China from 2019 or 2020. Additionally, Hybrid Kinetic plans to present two more concepts next month.

Toyota to invest in UK plant: The Japanese carmaker has earmarked 240m pounds to invest in its Derbyshire plant as it readies its Burnaston factory to produce vehicles on its news platform called TNGA. It underpins the new Prius and the Toyota C-HR crossover already and will be rolled out globally by 2020 latest.
autocar.co.uk, autonews.com

Sold out before arrival: The Chevy Bolt sold out within two hours and before it even hit the shores in South Korea. Clearly, 400 units reserved for the market were not enough. Official arrival is next month and prices start from 47.79m won (42,325 USD).
yonhapnews.co.kr, yonhapnews.co.kr (pre-order)

Found on electrive.com
21.04.2017 07:28