North America, Germany, PSA, Iran, Tesla, Toyota, Ford.
North American climate partnership: The “Three Amigos” namely Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. President Barack Obama, and Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto have agreed to 50 percent clean power generation by 2025. The plan includes accelerated adoption of electric vehicles, i.e. in government fleets as well as the alignment of emission standards and regulations.
Fossil free transport by 2030? Germany’s roads may bear mostly electric cars comes 2030, according to the Climate Protection Plan 2050. The leaked draft requires fossil-fuel emissions cuts of 45 percent for cars and 54 percent for trucks by then. Otherwise the government’s target to reduce carbon emissions by 95 percent by 2050 as was defined at the Paris climate talks will not be met.
PSA’s Push to Pass is becoming more clear as Citroën announces it would roll out an electric model by 2019 to be followed by a larger C-segment EV a year later. In total, the French firm reportedly plans to launch seven plug-in hybrids and four electric cars by 2021.
EVs made in Iran with LG: Iranian carmaker Iran Khodro is in negotiations with LG International to develop electric vehicles for the former Persian empire. The Koreans would supply batteries, charging stations, and other components while Khodro would build up to 60,000 vehicles by 2023.
Elon Musk called out: CtW Investment Group that holds 200,000 Tesla shares demanded a more independent board as it asks to separate the chairman and CEO roles to cut Musk’s dominance. The call comes in the wake of the proposed SolarCity deal.
Recalls widen: Toyota expands yesterday’s recall now calling on another 2,87m vehicles to return to the garage for faulty fuel emissions controls, including the Auris, Corolla, Prius and Lexus CT200h. Ford is running a few recalls as well with one affecting 900 Focus Electric.
abc13.com (Toyota), cnet.com (Ford)