Chevy Volt, Range Rover, Seoul Motor Show, Beijing, Gogoro.
New Chevy Volt in the making: The first units of the next generation Volt are currently being built at GM’s production site Hamtramck in Detroit. Pricing is said to be announced by the end of April and the first new Chevy Volts could hit the road by autumn.
Luxury and hybrid: Land Rover will present the SVAutobiography at the New York Auto Show on Friday, which is probably the most luxurious Range Rover. It features a cooler compartment and powered deployable tables in the rear. A SDV6 Hybrid version option is also available.
EVs in Seoul: Power Plaza will present its electric roadster Yebbujana R at the auto show in the South Korean capital. It is said to have a range of 571 km at 60 kph. More than 40 “green” cars will be presented in Seoul, including Renault’s Ecolab, Kia’s new K5, and Detroit Electric´s SP:01.
koreatimes.co.kr (Yebbujana R), koreaherald.com
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Beijing puts emergency plan into place: If heavy pollution is forecasted for more than 72 hours, vehicles with odd and even license plate numbers will be allowed on the roads only on alternating days. Electric vehicles are of course exempted from the measure.
Gogoro takes Taiwan: The manufacturer wants to start offering its electric scooter with exchangeable batteries in Taiwan starting this summer. It marks their first rollout worldwide. Gorgoro also says it will build battery charging stations retail stores and parking spaces in Tapei and New Tapei city.