Tag: Zinoro

Aug 3, 2016 - 08:31 am

Zinoro, Toyota, VW, FOMM, Electra Meccanica, Electric Vehicle Index.

First images of the Zinoro 60H: Being a joint venture between Brilliance and BMW, the Chinese brand’s plug-in SUV definitely shares some DNA with the X1. The Zinoro 60H with 60 km of purely electric range replaces the fully-electric 1E, which was based on the previous generation of the BMW X1.

Prius Plug-in from 34,495 euros? Toyota now offers the next generation of its plug-in hybrid. In the Netherlands, the PHEV with an all-electric range of 35 km will be about 15 percent more expensive than the hybrid version without plug. Whether it will have the same price tag in other EU countries remains to be seen.
insideevs.com, autovisie.nl (in Dutch)

Passat GTE from 36,525 pounds: The Volkswagen hybrid has been priced in the UK. Its 9.9 kWh battery pack is said to store enough energy to push the VW as far as 50 km purely electric. As the Passat GTE qualifies for the 2,500 pound OLEV grant, the starting price even drops to 34,025 pounds.
electriccarsreport.com, carscoops.com

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Getting ready for market introduction: Japanese company FOMM (First One Mile Mobility) wants to introduce its first EV made in Thailand by the end of the year. The four-seater is said to cost the equivalent of 8,625 dollars and its batteries can be charged at home or be replaced at service stations.

Solo is coming: Canadian Electra Meccanica has announced its electric three-wheeler Solo for September 9th. Pricing is said to start at 19,888 Canadian dollars (15,150 USD). The 8,64 kWh Li-ion battery allows for a maximum range of 160 km, while top speed is set at 220 kph.

China takes over production lead: According to the McKinsey Electric Vehicle Index, China is now the most important country in terms or churning out EVs, pushing Japan into second place. Germany still holds the third position, but is said to have the most potential. It could therefore take the lead in the coming five years.
mckinsey.de (in German)

Jun 15, 2016 - 08:49 am

Zinoro, Daimler, Nikola Motor, Tesla Model X, Volvo, Toyota.

New Zinoro-Model: The Chinese joint venture by BMW and Brillance presented the Zinoro 60H, a plug-in hybrid SUV based on the BMW X1 with a long wheel base. The 60H boasts 151 hp and has an all-electric range of 60 km. A fully electric version is allegedly in the cards.

Daimler expands hybrid offering: Mercedes will launch its seventh and eighth PHEV this year, namely the GLC Coupé 350 e 4MATIC and the E 350 e. The latter will feature the automatic drivetrain 9G-Tronic and the newest generation electric motor. Moreover, the E 350 e will have a towing capacity of up to 2,100 kilos.
greencarcongress.com, electriccarsreport.com

E-truck a success: Some 7,000 chargeable pre-orders worth more than 2.3bn dollars of the announced Nikola One have already been placed, says the manufacturer. And that, even though all people have seen so far is a rendering of the electric truck, as it won’t be presented until December. The Nikola One is fitted with a natural gas range extender, giving it a range of 2.000 km.
electrek.co, autoblog.com

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Blinded by the light: Because Tesla Model X drivers in the U.S. complained that the sun shield of the SUV’s panorama windshield is not sufficient, the EV maker is supplying larger ones free of charge. Whether the offer is also available outside the U.S. is not clear.
teslarati.com, insideevs.com

Polestar power for Volvo plug-in: The Swede’s Polestar Performance Optimisation will also be available for the plug-in hybrid version of the XC90 from August, making it “the most powerful Volvo ever.” For 1,200 euros, the PHEV’s output can be increased to 421 hp and 680 Nm torque with a software update.
autocar.co.uk, polestar.com

The cheapest: Starting at just 26,990 Australian dollars, the new Toyota Corolla hybrid is the most affordable on the Australian market. It is the Japanese’s fifth hybrid, joining the Prius, Prius c and v, as well as the Toyota Camry.

May 26, 2016 - 08:08 am

PSA, Peugeot, Lexus, Faraday Future, Zinoro, Tesla.

Push to Pass: PSA revealed details on its strategy to master future challenges in powertrain production. To equip the e-CMP platform it reportedly develops together with Dongfeng, new hybrid and electric drives and components will be manufactured in Europe, in France to be precise. 2021 will see the launch of seven plug-in hybrids and four electric vehicles.
greencarcongress.com, fleetnews.co.uk

Push to move: The e-Kick scooter by Peugeot and Micro Mobility is a sleek last mile toy. Designed as an accessory for the upcoming 3008, the e-Kick’s thin lithium-ion battery pack built into the platform can be charged inside the trunk. Its 500 W electric motor in the rear wheel propels it to up to 25 kph.
carscoops.com, gizmag.com

Lexus to discontinue CT200h? Toyota’s premium subsidiary’s hybrid compact may be replaced by a crossover based on the LF-SA concept, European manager Alain Uyttenhoven suggests. The study debuted in Geneva and utilises the Toyota Yaris platform, which accommodates for hybridisation.
autocar.co.uk, carscoops.com


Glimpse of Brilliance: The Zinoro 60H has been spotted and is the freshest outcome of BMW’s Chinese endeavour Brilliance. The Zinoro 60H is a plug-in hybrid with a 37 kW electric motor and visibly based on the BMW X1. First production cars could be sold in China in the second half of this year.

New Faraday Future facility? The EV maker is negotiating to buy new land for yet another factory, this time in Vallejo, California. Its Nevada site had been shrouded in problems but construction shall finally commence on June 1.
timesheraldonline.com via electrek.co

Model 3 deliveries: As Tesla confirms accelerated production plans for its latest model, it becomes clear that the first Model 3 will reach the UK by 2018, while supposedly entering the U.S. stores in 2017. In South Korea, first the Model S and X are due to arrive by 2017 followed by the Model 3 a year later.
autoexpress.co.uk (Model 3), insideevs.com (Model S and X)


Apr 22, 2015 - 08:33 am

Shanghai-GM, Zinoro, Geely, Qiantu Qiche, Qoros, Zotye, Chery.

GM sizes up China: Shanghai-GM, the joint venture between GM and SAIC, says it plans to invest 100 billion yuan (16bn dollars) between 2016 and 2020 to develop new vehicles. The carmaker wants to revamp or build ten new models each year, among them plug-in hybrids.

New EV by BMW JV: BMW and Brilliance have presented the Concept Next, an all-electric SUV. While details are scarce, the EV is believed to be based on the X3 size-wise and possibly powered by the same drive already used for the Zinoro 1E.
carscoops.com, motoroids.com

Geely eyes Europe: The Chinese manufacturer is pondering a small SUV to hit Chinese showrooms in 2017. It could come to Europe a year later and would here also be offered as a plug-in hybrid variant.

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Sports EV from China: Qiantu Qiche unveiled an electric sports car at the Auto Shanghai that can claim a truly unique design perspective. The K50 Event! (sic!) is set to launch in 2016 in China and will cost around 700.000 yuan or 113.000 dollars. 294 kW and 650 Nm are given as performance data and the EV claims a range of 200 kilometres.

Hybrid Qoros concept debuts: In Shanghai, Qoros unveiled the 2 PHEV Concept which features one turbo engine coupled with two electric motors at the rear. The plug-in hybrid comes with inductive charging technology and a charging “probe” that unfolds at the touch of a button.
autoblog.com, electriccarsreport.com

New Chinese EVs: The Smart-like Zotye E01 with a Tesla-like touchscreen has been unveiled in Shanghai as expected. However, it is now called Zotye Zhima E30 EV. Also on display in Shanghai is the Chery Arrizo 3 EV with a said range of up to 300 kilometres in eco mode.
carnewschina.com (Zotye), autoevolution.com (Chery)

Apr 15, 2015 - 08:45 am

Zinoro, Qoros, Volvo, Efficient Drivetrains, Lamborghini.

New Zinoro EV: The Chinese joint venture by BMW and Brilliance is teasing their upcoming study Next Concept, which will premiere at the Shanghai Auto Show next week. Just like the Zinoro 1 E, this concept will be powered by an electric drivetrain. More details will be released at the trade show.

Qoros SUV with plug: The Chinese brand will present a subcompact SUV concept in Shanghai, which will be equipped with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The car will apparently be able to charge inductively and feature an automated charging arm which automatically connects to specialized chargers.
auto-motor-und-sport.de (charging details in German); tradearabia.com

Volvo-XC90Volvo becomes even more luxurious: The Swedes will debut their plug-in hybrid XC90 Excellence in Shanghai, a more luxurious variant of the SUV. Instead of seven seats, this version only has four, which feature massage and ventilation functions as well as an increased legroom. The Volvo XC90 Excellence will also be equipped with folding tables and a refrigerator.
electriccarsreport.com, indianautosblog.com

Plug-in SUV for Asia: U.S. drivetrain specialist Efficient Drivetrains introduces a plug-in hybrid SUV for Asian markets, with an all-electric range of 50 kilometres. The PHEV is said to be especially affordable, but the exact price has yet to be announced.
greencarcongress.com, businesswire.com

No Lamborghini hybrid: CEO Stephan Winklemann denied production plans for the Asterion concept shown in Paris last year. He says that the plug-in hybrid sports car is for technology demonstrations only and will not go into serial production. Too bad.

Nov 12, 2014 - 09:31 am

Tritium, Toyota, Zinoro, Golden.

Rapid-charging network Down Under: Tritium presents its “Fast Cities Network” initiative for Australia, for which the infrastructure provider plans to install 12 of its Veefil chargers, creating a 430 kilometres long electric highway. Tritium is looking for investors to then further develop the network.

More plugs for Prius: Toyota expands its charging service in Japan for the Prius plug-in. Starting next month, the cars can be charged at all 700 charge points of the Nippon Charge Service, set up by Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mitsubishi. The network is said to grow to 5,500 chargers by the end of 2015.
electriccarsreport.com, puregreencars.com

Zinoro enters civil service: 20 units of the all-electric Zinoro 1E developed by the China-based BMW-Brilliance joint venture have been delivered for the fleet of the Beijing Service Bureau for Diplomatic Missions.

EVs for the city of Golden: The carsharing scheme for the Colorado city will be all-electric and feature EVs by Coda Automotive. A Tesla Model S is also available for half-day rentals to qualified customers.


Jul 4, 2014 - 08:42 am

France, Zinoro, BMW, Harley-Davidson, Merkel, Audi.

Record registrations in France: Some 1,050 new electric vehicles hit the roads in France in June, more than ever before. The Renault Zoe took the crown, with 641 units sold. However, compared to first six months last year, overall EV registration fell about 10 percent.
emobilitaetonline.de (in German), avem.fr (in French)

Zinoro-IECaught on camera: Pictures of the Brilliance-BMW Zinoro 1E on the streets of Beijing, China, have been published. The Zinoro is not for sale and can only be rented or leased. Rates start at about 7,400 renminbi (1,190 dollars) a month at a 3-year lease. Another reason why it might have a hard time is the lack of public charging infrastructure in Beijing, where the only dealer is located.
carnewschina.com (pics), pluginindia.com (leasing)

BMW i8 priced for the States: The base price of the all-electric sportscar has been listed at 135,700 dollars, plus a 950 dollar destination fee. The i8 will be available in the U.S. starting August 17th. 90% of the initial production will be available with the 10,800 dollar ‘Pure Impulse World’ launch package.
bmwblog.com via greencarreports.com

The new face of Harley-Davidson: Jim Federico, the former GM executive responsible for the Chevy Volt and Spark EV, has joined the chopper team, where he will head the LiveWire project. By the way, the electric Harley is said to come to Europe next year as well.

Merkel head to China: The German chancellor will travel to the country next week. Among her delegation will also be representatives from the automotive industry and electric mobility projects have also been spotted on the agenda.

Test driving Audi’s A3 Sportback e-tron: The title already sets the mood, saying it is “a car BMW needs to be afraid of.” It is further described as an “absurdly luxurious car for its segment” and the “class benchmark,” since it appeals to a wide range of drivers.

Found on electrive.com
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