China: Homegrown Tesla rivals by Nio & Xpeng
The Shanghai Auto show is in full swing, and local manufacturers are showing their wares. Nio put the ET Preview on display, an all-electric model that previews its first saloon due in 2021. Also, XPeng brought a new model, a sleek all-electric sedan this time.Weiterlesen
Xpeng opens service centres in China’s major cities
The Chinese electric car startup Xpeng Motors has opened six new service centers in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing and Dongguan. Xpeng plans to open a total of 100 sales and service centers by the end of this year.Weiterlesen
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XPeng kicks-off sales of Tesla-infused EV for €30,000
Xpeng, formerly known as Xiaopeng of China kicks-off sales of their debut EV G3 as planned. The electric SUV is said to take patented clues from Tesla but has a competitive base price of 227,800 yuan, that’s a little less than 30,000 euros – before subsidies.Weiterlesen
Xpeng gearing up for on-sale of debut electric car G3
The Chinese electric car startup Xpeng Motors sets the launch of its first model Xpeng G3 on December, 12 and provides details of its sales concept as well as the planned installation of quick charging stations. The Tesla-infused electric vehicle is out for testing as you read.Weiterlesen
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Alibaba plans to sell Ford EVs via vending machines
The Amazon of China, Alibaba, is advancing into the electric car market as it invests in EV start-up Xpeng but also reveals plans to sell electric Ford EVs through enormous vending machines like a soda pop can.Weiterlesen
VW, Lamborghini, Zava, Tesla, Xpeng Motors.
About time: ‘Think New’ is Volkswagen’s motto for the Paris Motorshow. They will present a long range EV “for a new era” meaning one with a range between 250 to 300 miles. The size of a Golf, the concept shall hit the market by 2019 and is supposed to leave a similar impression as the iconic Beetle did in its days. The tease is on with first pictures having been released.
autocar.co.uk, insideevs.com, autonews.com
Electric Lamborghini: The Italian brand is working on the Vitola, a purely electric sports car, Autobild reports. The EV aims for hitting 62 mph in 2.5 seconds, powered by technology from the Porsche Mission E. Whether Lamborghini gets the go ahead for a very limited production run remains to be seen.
motortrend.com, youtube.com (video in German)
Another Italian supercar promises the start-up Zava. The Prometheus will utilise four electric motors to bring it up to 60 mph in less than two seconds. Range is given as up to 300 miles. So far, only renderings exist without any plans for production set yet.
Tesla update v8.0: This Wednesday will see Tesla pushing a wide release of its latest software update. Version 8.0 includes changes to the Autopilot, which will reportedly rely more on radar sensors than camera data. Drivers will also have to take over steering sooner and for longer.
Electric SUV from China: Xpeng Motors has shown its first electric compact SUV. The Xpeng Beta has a said range of 300 km thanks to energy dense cells from Samsung. Production will start in 2017 and the Chinese manufacturer intends to scale up to 20,000 units by the end of 2018.
gasgoo.com, electromobile360.ru (pictures), youtube.com (video)