Tag: Yudo

Apr 25, 2017 - 07:30 am

Audi, Rimac, Borgward, Yudo, Forsee Power, Ukraine.

Audi-Q6-etron300x150Audi opens order books in Norway: The German carmaker surprises with the announcement to accept pre-orders for its electric SUV in Europe’s leading EV market. The e-Audi will roll off the lines from next year on. Norwegians who want to get registered for purchasing the EV have to pay 20,000 Norwegian Krones (2,150 euros) in advance, however in case of cancellation this down payment will be given back. It remains to be seen if this strategy to start in Norway will work for Audi as it did for GM with the Opel Ampera-e or Tesla.
audi.no (in Norwegian) via insideevs.com

30m euros for Rimac: Chinese battery manufacturer Camel Group will invest a total of 30m euros in the Croatian EV maker – 27m euros to boost the electric car business and 3m to promote Rimac’s electric bicycle unit Greyp Bikes. Camel and Rimac signed a framework agreement a few days ago but the Croatians are still in the process of collecting further offers of investment.
index.hr (in Croatian) via total-croatia-news.com

Impressions of Borgward’s BX7: First photos show the electric version of Borgward’s BX7 that will be produced in Bremen as planned. The traditional German brand has not yet revealed tech data, but the batteries will be delivered from LG Chem.

Yudo concept with wing doors: Shanghai’s Motor Show sees the third model created by China’s new EV brand Yudo. After the Pi 1 and Pi 3 the company unveiled its X-Pi, a concept car with wing doors that gives an outlook on how the fully electrified crossover planned for 2019 will look like. Yudo has a production licence for China and wants to open 110 dealerships still this year.

E-mobility investment: Several firms, among them EDF and Forsee Power, have founded NEoT Capital, an investment company specialised in electric mobility and renewable energies. The company intends to launch an investment programme called NEoT Green Mobility in the second quarter of 2017 and thus raise several hundred million euros to promote electric mobility within the next five years.

Ukraine to remove taxes: The Ukrainian government intends to eliminate VAT and excise duties on the import of EVs, their components and charging stations from now until January 2023.

Mar 1, 2017 - 05:42 pm

Autolivery, Tesla, Citroën, Hyundai, Yudo, Daimler.

Ford-Autolivery-300x150Autolivery: Ford brought its vision of electric and autonomous delivery vans to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Its ‘Autolivery’ concept, developed for Ford’s Last Mile Mobility Challenge, imagines electric self-driving vans, which carry drones that can pick up and drop off packages in dense cities. The principle reminds of UPS’ real world application with the HorseFly octocopter (we reported). In Barcelona, Ford also displays the Carr-E electric platform and the folding electric tricycle TriCiti, both outcomes of the Last Mile Mobility Challenge as well.
electriccarsreport.com, youtube.com

Tesla lifetime insurance: The EV maker has started to include lifetime insurance and maintenance package in the purchase price of its cars in Asia in order to take safety features like the Autopilot and the benefits of an EV into account. It is unclear, what the exact price is, or when the offering will become widely available, but it is certain it will. If Tesla will keep it in-house or work with insurance partners has yet to be decided and depends on the providers’ flexibility.
mashable.com, businessinsider.de

New EV for Britain: Citroën extended its EV range in the UK with the introduction of the Berlingo Electric L2 550 LX van. The L2 version is bigger than the the existing Berlingo Electric L1 635 LX model and costs from 22,180 GBP (exc. VAT; Plug-in Van Grant).
automotiveworld.com, commercialfleet.org

Ioniq line-up complete: Hyundai has launched the plug-in hybrid variant of the Ioniq in Korea, making the trio of EV, hybrid and PHEV complete. The PHEV starts at 32.3m Won (about 27,000 euros). In Europe, the Ioniq PHEV will launch in August and in Q4 in the USA.
yonhapnews.co.kr, joins.com, theinvestor.co.kr

Yudo’s first models: China’s new EV brand called Yundu in Chinese, premiered its electric crossovers, the Pi 1 and Pi 3, which are to kick-off this June. The Pi1 is the smaller of the two and features two battery options that offer 200 and 330 km range respectively. The Pi 3 gets 300 km. Yudo‘s production facility in Fujian Province is said to be complete almost and will churn out up to 80,000 EVs a year.

Daimler’s new head for trucks and buses is Martin Daum, who previously oversaw the firm’s North American division. Daum has been with Daimler for the last 30 years and will be responsible to lead electrification of commercial vehicles in his new role.

Feb 27, 2017 - 11:04 pm

Porsche, Volvo, Tesla, Briggs, Yudo, France.

Porsche-Panamera-Turbo-S-E-Hybrid-300x150Stronger Porsche Panamera PHEV: The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is the second hybrid variant of the Panamera range. Its 680 PS make it the strongest PHEV in the range, second only to the 918 Spyder. Battery capacity is 14,1 kWh, and this Porsche reaches a top speed of 310 kph.
carscoops.com, greencarcongress.com

Volvo performance PHEV? Over in Sweden, Volvo thinks about power hybrid versions of the S90 and V90 under the Polestar label. Launch would be no sooner than 2018 and the plug-in hybrids may utilise an optimised T8 system.

The Model 3 takes shape: Tesla plans to offer online configuration of its economy EV in 3 – 4 months, according to Elon Musk. He hinted that the entry version will have a battery with less than 60 kWh but a heads-up display. Employees will get the first Model 3 as part of the ‘Founders Series’ – a chance to rule out early issues surely.
teslarati.com (configurators, founders series), electrek.co (display, battery sizes)

BAC to electrify: British Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) plans a 1m pound hybrid racer that aims at a market usually shared between the likes of LaFerrari or the McLaren P1. The brothers Briggs also said they will electrify their Mono one-seater, which may turn into a full EV.
roadandtrack.com, wiltonclassicsupercar.co.uk

New Chinese EV maker: China got a new EV brand called Yudo and it already got approval from the rulers in Beijing. Its first model will be an electric SUV with a range of 350 km but Yudo says it is also working on a more compact EV as well as a crossover.

Pedelec assist in France: French citizens may claim 200 euros from the government when they buy an electric bike. The new incentive is valid until January, 31 2018 and excludes only lead acid batteries and bikes with more than 3 kW power – both cases are unlikely.
treehugger.com, legifrance.gouv.fr (decree in French)


Found on electrive.com
25.04.2017 07:26