Tesla, Nissan, Chery, Piaggio, Euro NCAP, Energica.
Tesla Q3 earnings: Tesla set a quarterly record for its Model S, delivering 7,785 EVs during the July-September period. Revenue nearly doubled to 852 million dollars from 431 million a year earlier, while net loss widened to 74.7 million dollars. Tesla lowered its 2014 production target from 35,000 to 33,000 vehicles and pushed back the delivery date for the Model X to the third quarter of 2015.
e-NV200 launches in Japan: Nissan has begun shipping its Barcelona-built electric van to its home market. There it is available starting from 3.9 million Yen (about 34,000 USD) before government subsidies. According to the carmaker, 69 companies have already placed their order.
japan.ahk.de (in German), insideevs.com, theolivepress.es
Cheap EV in China: Chery launches its electric eQ on the Chinese market, that is said to be able to go 200 kilometers on one charge. Due to government subsidies, the 150.000 yuan (around 24,500 USD) vehicle is available for just 59.800 yuan (around 9,800 USD).
Piaggio-Pedelec: The Italian manufacturer’s new e-bike, shown at the EICMA in Milan, features a 250-350 W electric power unit developed by the Piaggio Group, a 400 Wh battery, bluetooth connection and a USB port. The e-bike will become available next summer.
Tesla aces crash test: Euro NCAP drove the Models S straight into the wall and awarded it a maximum-possible 5-star safety rating. The sedan scored 82 percent for the protection of drivers and front-seat passengers as well as 77 and 66 percent for child and pedestrian safety, respectively.
Eva follows Ego: In Milan, Energica unveils its second electric motorbike called Eva. It will feature the same electric drivetrain as its predecessor Ego (100 kW). It will also have the same battery that can hold up to 11.7 kWh of energy, but more range than the Ego (150 kilometers).