Motoring by Press Association 23/01/2019, 12:43 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Honda has teased a new electric vehicle prototype, which is due to be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March. A sketch of the car shows a machine heavily inspired by the well-received Urban EV Concept of 2017 — with similar compact dimensions, and a distinctive front fascia. A production model will go on sale later in 2019. Little else is known about the car, although it’s possible it could carry over some advanced features showcased on the Urban EV Concept — which takes inspiration from the original Civic. These include LED lighting which can display messages on the grille in different languages, rear-hinged ‘suicide’ doors and a large panoramic display screen that takes centre stage on the dashboard. The sketch also appears to show wing-mounted cameras in place of traditional mirrors — hinting they could appear on a … [Read more...] about Honda teases new electric vehicle prototype ahead of Geneva reveal
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Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO, Volkswagen AG, speaks in front of an image of a van concept vehicle during the company's presentation at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst DETROIT (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) said on Monday it is investing $800 million to build a new electric vehicle at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, as it shifts toward zero emission vehicles. The German automaker, in an announcement at the Detroit Auto Show, said it is adding 1,000 new jobs and that electric vehicle production in Tennessee will begin in 2022. German automakers have been under pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump to increase their investments in the United States. VW will use a modular electric toolkit chassis (MEB) in Chattanooga. VW designed MEB to be the basic building block for its EVs and is intended to consolidate all of the vehicle’s electronic controls and reduce the number of microprocessors. … [Read more...] about Volkswagen to invest $800 million, build new electric vehicle in U.S.
FILE PHOTO: Volkswagen logos are pictured during the media day of the Salao do Automovel International Auto Show in Sao Paulo, Brazil November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/File Photo DETROIT (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) is announcing on Monday it will build a new electric vehicle at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee as it shifts toward zero emission vehicles, the state’s governor told Reuters. The German automaker is making the announcement at the Detroit auto show and will make an unspecified additional investment and add jobs, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam said, declining to disclose details ahead of the formal announcement. “We obviously think electric vehicles are going to play a more and more prominent role,” Haslam said who is taking part in the announcement. Volkswagen said in November it planned to assemble EVs at a plant in North America, but had not decided which one. Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama … [Read more...] about Volkswagen to build new electric vehicle in U.S.: Tennessee governor
A lot has been said about the Nissan IMx Concept since it premiered in Tokyo last year, including that it might hit production in a few yearseven serve as a preview for the next-gen Qashqai (Rogue Sport). However, it seems that Nissan’s ambitions go beyond the IMx, as they recently filed a couple of more trademark applications for use on automobiles with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), revealed AutoGuide. Thus, the Japanese automaker is looking to secure the IMS and IMQ monikers. In Nissan slang, ‘IM’ stands for ‘Intelligent Mobility’. So, what do the ‘S’ and ‘Q’ stand for? The answer to this question might arrive as early as a few weeks, as Nissan plans to unveil a new electric vehicle concept at the Detroit Auto Show on January 14. Also Read: Nissan Confirms An All-New Model For CES, Likely The Long-Range Leaf Meanwhile, let’s take another look at the 2017 Nissan IMx. The zero-emission crossover uses … [Read more...] about Nissan IMS And IMQ Trademarks Hint At New Electric Vehicles
Nissan has revealed that it will be launching three new electric vehicles and five e-Power models in Japan by 2022. The new EVs will expand the automaker’s pure electric line-up beyond the single passenger-based offering it has at the moment, the Leaf, while e-Power will grow its range extender model base beyond the Note e-Power and Serena e-Power models currently available in the domestic market. The trio of EV offerings will be part of the 12 pure electric vehicles the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance is due to deploy by 2022. Announced last year, the alliance’s next-generation of electrified vehicles will involve common, scalable EV platforms for multiple segments by 2020, with platform sharing occuring on a common basis by the target date. A new family of EV motors and batteries will also feature, starting from 2020. Nissan says it expects electric vehicles and e-Power models to make up 40% of sales in Japan by 2022, and by 2025 it anticipates that half of the … [Read more...] about Nissan to launch three new electric vehicles and five e-Power range extender models in Japan by 2022