Apr 3, 2018 - 04:12 pm
Youxia Motors secures fresh capital
The Chinese e-mobility startup Youxia Motors has managed to collect 800 million dollars in a round of financing. This is the first news we’ve heard from the company since their 2015 introduction of their Model S clone, the Youxia X.
Jul 28, 2015 - 08:16 am
Youxia Motors, Hyundai, BMW, Audi, Mims Motors, Last Mile Surfer.
Inspired by Tesla: Chinese Youxia Motors unveiled an electric sedan that very much resembles the Model S. The Youxia X comes boasts 256 kW and is said to have a range of up to 460 kilometres when choosing the 85-kW battery pack. Other options are 40 and 60 kWh. Priced around 200,000 – 300,000 yuan (32,000 – 48,000 dollars) after subsidies, the EV is well positioned against Tesla’s Model 3 and will to go into production by 2016.
Prius-fighter already this year? Hyundai may launch its first dedicated hybrid model in Korea this November already, Yonhap News Agency learned from company sources. The new hybrid is said to be more efficient than the Toyota Prius, while prices are from 30 million won (25,687 dollars).
Triple plug-in for BMW 5? The new BMW 5 series could be offered in three plug-in hybrid variants by December 2016, Spanish motor.es reports. As the smallest hybrid, the 530e will feature the same hybrid system as the 330e. Inductive charging could also be in the cards for the new 5er.
motor.es (in Spanish) via plugincars.com, bmwblog.com
No Audi A4 PHEV: The upcoming A4 will not be offered as a plug-in hybrid, Audi’s head of development Ulrich Hackenberg said, claiming that demand is not there yet. The German carmaker opts for a mild hybrid variant instead.
blick.ch (in German)
1,000 miles is what Nevada-based Mims Motors claims its electric coupe Spyder GL can go on one charge. The two-seater is at the prototype stage and while it is still looking for funding, the young company believes to be able to get it on the road within 4 years. The website speaks of a “Direct Charging Power Cell” and “Carbon Fiber Magnetic Motor.”
washingtontimes.com, youtube.com, mims-motors.com
Last Mile Surfer: Volkswagen released official pictures of a three-wheeled electric scooter that fits in the trunk of a car. The Last Mile Surfer weighs just 11 kilos and can cruise over 12.4 miles on one charge. It is said to become available for less than 1,000 euros by 2016.
Jul 20, 2015 - 08:30 am
Tesla, Detroit Electric, Youxia Motors, Acura, Volvo.
Model S updates: Tesla now offers a new basic version of its Model S in the single motor version for 70,000 dollars. It comes with a 70 kWh battery pack and is 5,000 dollars cheaper than its all-wheel-drive counterpart. Tesla is also offering a battery pack upgrade from 85 to 90 kWh for 3,000 dollars and introduced the new “ludicrous” mode, which will take the Model S P85D from zero to 60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds. And – starting in 2019, Tesla also plans to offer a new Roadster!
forbes.com, autoblog.com, teslamotors.com
Two versions of the SP:01: Detroit Electric has released full specifications of its electric roadster SP:01. The “pure” variant comes with an electric motor producing 150 kW, while the “performance” version will deliver 210 kW. Both versions feature 37 kWh battery packs and are said to go 288 km on one charge. The SP:01 is being built in Warwickshire, UK, and will go on sale before the end of this year.
Electric sports EV from China: Shanghai-based Youxia Motors will present the prototype of its all-electric sportscar “One” on July 26. The car is said to hit a top speed of 300 km/h and have a range of 250 km. Youxia will collect funds for the production of the first five cars via a crowdfunding campaign.
Acura NSX undisguised: Videos and pictures of the seemingly final design of the 2016 Acura NSX have emerged on the web. The hybrid sportscar will feature a V6 combustion engine and three electric motors with a combined output of more than 550 hp.
autoguide.com, motorward.com, hybridcars.com (videos)
Volvo XC90 T8 qualifies for the UK Plug-in Car Grant. The hybrid is therefore available from 54,955 pounds. It is Volvo’s first petrol plug-in hybrid to qualify and companies choosing the SUV will be able to write down 100% of the cost against their income tax liability.