Renault to release compact eSUV in 2021
Renault’s planned all-electric compact SUV based on the new CMF-EV electric vehicle platform should be ready for spring 2021. A new media report also alleges that Renault designated the factory to build the new electric car already as well.
Renault-Nissan & Daimler pondering battery cooperation
Renault-Nissan and Daimler may make some cooperative efforts to include battery and autonomous driving technology. At least their executives, namely Carlos Ghosn and Dieter Zetsche saw chances to work more closely together when speaking to the press in Paris.
Smart Forease gives peek at the brand’s future
Smart is celebrating their 20th birthday at the Paris Motor Show with their new show car Forease. The electric concept is based on the Smart EQ Fortwo Cabrio, and has been announced to showcase the future direction for the company.
Europe: Kia confirms e-Niro range as close to 500 km
Kia has received the official WLTP range data for the European version of the all-electric Niro, which will be called e-Niro. The crossover electric car will make its first apearance on the continent at the Paris Motor Show and hit the market shortly after.
Tesla making progress with Model 3 + numbers
These days, most Tesla reports concern the Model 3 with the latest news being that the EV will make a formal appearance in Europe this fall. Production numbers are looking good too with 90,000 units made to date, while the entire Tesla fleet is clocking up miles on a global scale.
Toyota Auris to become Corolla in Europe
The model name Corolla will be used by Toyota in all of Europe again, replacing the Auris name. This makes Corolla the global standard name for all three chassis variants (Five-door, Sedan and Touring Sports) for the new generation in the C-Segment.
Kia presents serial version of the Niro EV
At a South Korean fair, Kia has now presented the serial version of their fully electric Niro. The Kia Niro EV will be released in Korea in July, and will be introduced to the European market after the Paris Motor Show in October.
Paris Motor Show, Atieva.
Click tip: Inside EVs has compiled a number of photos and videos of the Volkswagen I.D. and Mercedes Generation EQ – both on display at the Paris Motor Show.
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Video tip: Atieva again updated its electric powertrain, sending its van Edna from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.74 seconds. To test acceleration, the company raced its clunky vehicle against other speedsters – and left many of them in the dust.