Audi, Prius Prime, Temsa, Tesla, Fiat, Chevrolet.
Audi to build EVs in Belgium? The Audi plant in Brussels might be transformed into a global competence centre for electric mobility, reports Automobil Produktion quoting company insiders. This would become possible because the production of the A1 is to move from Brussels to Spanish Martorell.
automobil-produktion.de (in German)
What is the Prius Prime? No one knows yet, but Toyota has trademarked that name and speculations are already running high. Is it a new Prius model to come or a new name for the plug-in variant or maybe just a designator of a new trim? Only Toyota knows.
Turkish electric bus: Temsa from Turkey has presented an all-electric bus at the UTIP in Milan. The MD 9 ElectriCITY has a 160-kWh battery pack which last for about 150 kilometres on one charge.
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Bye-bye Tesla, says its Chief Financial Officer Deepak Ahuja as he is to resign from his post at the end of this year. While he described his time at the electric carmaker as an “adrenaline rush” he is now ready to pursue “other life goals,” he said.
Electric Fiat recall: Again, Fiat has to ask the 500e to return to the garage. This time, 3,975 of the cute electric cars are affected as their cruise control software needs an urgent update. The current one might misread torque levels causing the motor to shift into neutral rather unexpectedly.
hybridcars.com, edmunds.com, chrysler.com
Chevy Volt sparked: At a Californian dealership, four Chevrolet Volts burned, with two of the Volts being fully consumed by the fire. While the cause has yet to be confirmed by officials, arson is being suspected.