Audi, Rimac, Honda, Infiniti, Mahindra, Cezeta.
Three Audi EV by 2020: The electric SUV due in 2018 will be just the start for Audi’s electric line-up. Two more electric cars are planned, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler told Auto Express. Following on from the SUV, Audi will most likely launch an electric sports car and lastly a compact electric car which is expected to share some technology with the VW I.D. once it arrives in 2020.
900 kW racer: Rimac brought an update of its Concept_One to Geneva. Performance increased by 100 kW to now 900 kW, while the battery received another 8 kWh and now stands at a total of 90 kWh. Moreover, the Croatian company has won over three new distributors. Manhattan Motorcars will be the to go partner in the U.S., PACE Germany took responsibility for Europe and the Alzarooni Group is to sell the hyper cars in the United Arab Emirates.
electrek.co, carscoops.com, rimac-automobili.com
Clarity triple: Honda will present two more variants of its Clarity FCV at the New York Auto Show, where a battery-electric as well as a plug-in hybrid model are set for display. Details on technology or a possible launch date have not been revealed.
electriccarsreport.com, carscoops.com, hondanews.com
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Infiniti Q60 in Black S: Developed with Renault’s F1 team, the concept Q60 Black S is now live in Geneva as expected. The hybrid coupe has 400 hp and features an energy recovery system said to increase performance by 25 percent.
autocar.co.uk, carscoops.com, greencarcongress.com, infinitinews.com
More affordable EVs come from Mahindra as the Indian carmaker plans to build three to four electric models costing less than 1m rupees, about 14,000 euros. Mahindra reasons that in order for EVs to help clean the air they need to be “mass affordable” and not a luxury niche segment or even SUVs, which the firm sees as “image” rather than breadwinner.
Affordable exclusivity: Cezeta is for Eastern Europeans what the Vespa is to Italians (and Germans) – cult. The torpedo-formed scooter is about to be reissued and this time it is electric. The Czech company celebrates its 60th jubilee with a limited edition of 600 Cezeta 506 that can be customised online with two motor and battery options (for 150 – 250 km range) and of course colours. Prices start from 7,640 euros if one leases the battery and orders will be taken until the end of this month.
scooterlab.uk, ots.at, cezeta.com