Tag: Turkey

Jun 4, 2015 - 09:07 am

BMW, VW & SAIC, Turkey, Netherlands, France, Volvo.

BMW-X5-xDrive40eUS-made Tesla fighter by BMW? In an exclusive report, German WirtschaftsWoche writes that BMW is planning an all-electric SUV to take on the Model X. According to the article based on company sources, the i-SUV will be built at the US plant in Spartanburg, which the new BMW head Harald Krüger wants to expand into the largest BMW production plant worldwide by investing around 1 billion euros. However, the production of the all-electric SUV still needs to be approved by the BMW Board.
wiwo.de (in German)

Volkswagen EVs made in China: The Volkswagen Group has signed an agreement with its Chinese partner SAIC to expand the main plant of their joint venture Shanghai Volkswagen (SVW) in Anting near Shanghai to support the production of all-electric and plug-in hybrid models. Over the next four years, VW plans to localise more than 15 different electric models in China. The company said that it will also intensify its local research in the fields of fuel cells and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
greencarcongress.com, volkswagen-media-services.com

EVs from Turkey: Daily Sabah has the news that EVs made in Turkey (we reported) are getting closer to production. Actually, there will be two different EVs – one all-electric model and one with a range-extender. The first test drives will be made in August and production is said to kick off in 2016.

Auto associations calls for EV subsidies: Similar to what we reported German lawmakers did, a Dutch coalition of ANWB, BOVAG, Natuur & Milieu and RAI sent a proposal to the cabinet calling for tax breaks on EVs, less market distortion, greater simplicity of regulation and more incentives for producers of electric cars. The subsidies should also include hybrids and fuel-cell cars, the organisations say.

France marks EVs: Environmental Minister Ségolène Royal announced that starting in January 2016, cars will receive different coloured stickers, giving less polluting vehicles certain advantages on the road. There will be a total of six colours and all-electric cars will be marked with a blue sticker.
yahoo.com (in German), lexpress.fr (in French)

Next Volvo to debut in Detroit? Volvo´s S90, the successor of the S80, will allegedly be presented at the 2016 Detroit motor show. The sedan is said to feature most of the engines available in the XC90, including the plug-in hybrid, and will most likeley be followed by a V90 wagon model.

Nov 10, 2014 - 09:20 am

Volkswagen, Proton, Govecs, Turkey, Kazakhstan.

VW to present FCEVs: According to German magazine Wirtschaftswoche, Volkswagen will show fuel cell versions of the Passat and the Golf at the L.A. Auto Show. The FCEVs will be available for test drives, but serial production is not in the cards any time soon, also because of missing hydrogen infrastructure.
wiwo.de (in German)

Proton-Preve-REEVProton prototype: The Malaysian company unveils its Preve REEV, a range-extended model featuring a 15.7 kWh Li-ion battery, that has an all-electric range of 50 km (31 miles). The vehicle has a top speed of 128 kph (80 mph), though it needs 14.7 seconds to go from zero to 100 kph.
insideevs.com, paultan.org

Govecs shows new e-scooters: The German company presents the “GO! S3.4 Sharing” that can communicate with mobility sharing services via an app. Govecs also revealed that it will further develop and produce the all-electric “Scrooser”, which will become available in the second quarter of next year.
motorradreporter.com (in German)

Turkey pushes EV adoption: The country hopes to lessen congestion in Istanbul and Ankara, by introducing a fee on vehicles in the cities’ centres. According to Hürriyet Daily News, the government also considers cutting taxes for EVs and hybrids.

EVs from Kazakhstan: Following the elimination of import taxes on electric vehicles (we reported), the country wants to begin building its own plug-ins by the end of the year. Negotiations are underway with Italian manufacturer Iveco, whose production facilities are already up and running in Kazakhstan. Moreover, KazMunaiGas is said to install a minimum of eight charging spots in the city of Astana.

Mar 11, 2014 - 09:44 am

Audi, Solvay, Toshiba, Turkey.

Audi hopes to win the race with an electrified quattro four-wheel drive, which will be featured in the 2014 R18 e-tron racecar. The power distribution to the wheels of Audi’s diesel-hybrid is controlled purely electronically, with the front-wheel drive components integrated in the vehicles monocoque. Recuperated energy is stored in the new flywheel energy storage system. Audi will compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) with two R18.
hybridcars.com, electriccarsreport.com

Greener energy storage: Chemical firm Solvay wants to replace organic solvents with water during the production of cathodes for lithium-ion batteries. A pilot production facility is set to open its doors next year. The research is part of LIFE+GLEE project and in part funded by the EU.
solvayplastics.com (project website)

Vroom goes the EV: Toshiba’s TB2909FNG chip imitates the sounds of a conventional combustion engine to make quiet electric cars louder. The company refers to a 2011 EU resolution amendment that would require EVs to be equipped with ‘acoustic vehicle alerting systems’ (AVAS).

Turkey wants to build own EVs: According to the national newspaper ‘Sabah,’ plans to form a brand that specialises in electric mobility are becoming more concrete. Ten technological concepts for the first Turkish-produced electric vehicles are being considered, but only one will be able to receive the 33 million euros (45.8 million dollars) in government funding.
emobilitaetonline.de (in German), sabah.com.tr (in Turkish)


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