ING launches the pilot “100% Electric Mobility” with 51 car drivers and the fully electric BMW i3. With this pilot ING wants to gain experience with 100% electric driving and contribute to reducing CO2 emissions. Participants in the pilot have to based in Amsterdam and live within a radius of 45 kilometers of their work.
An all-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid version of the Mini Clubman is on it’s way in the second-half of 2015. The PHEV Mini Clubman is slated to get the same powertrain as the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer: Plug in version will likely feature a a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbocharged (borrowed from the BMW i8) engine with a
The PlugShare charging network comes to the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive via “in-dash navigation system via e-Navigator App.” According to Recargo, incorporating PlugShare into the B-Class ED provides owners with access to the world’s most comprehensive database of public, paid and free charging stations. Recargo, Inc. is working with Daimler to provide customized access to
An all-electric saloon that can match a McLaren F1 to 60mph for less than £100K has been announced by Tesla. Elon Musk revealed the new Model S P85D at an event in the USA. ‘D’ stands for ‘Dual Motor’ and signifies that there’s an extra electric motor in the front, driving the front wheels, in
The new Tesla electric car, unveiled yesterday by the company’s wunderkind CEO Elon Musk, is the by far its fastest model, and has a range of new smart functions. Some were left disappointed that The D – which is actually called Model S P85D – is essentially an upgraded version of Model S electric sedan.
Volkswagen is presenting four new models at the Paris Motor Show which begins today (2 October). Along with the XL Sport concept car – a highlight in terms of its drive system, efficiency and aerodynamics – the new Passat GTE makes its debut in Paris with a plug-in hybrid system. Rounding out the Volkswagen presence
The all-new Volvo XC90 has made its Paris Motor Show debut. The first Volvo XC90 was launched way back in 2002, but now Volvo has finally taken the wraps off the all-new XC90 model. The large premium SUV is due on sale in the UK in spring 2015 with a starting price of £45,785 for
A DERBY motorhome firm is set to launch what it believes will be the world’s first all-electric powered camper van. Hillside Leisure UK, based in Chequers Lane, has devised and built the vehicle, which is based on the Nissan e-NV200 electric van. The firm is now set to unveil the machine, which it says is
Following the successful launch of the ‘i’ sub-brand, BMW is now expanding production capabilities in anticipation of electrifying its conventional fleet of vehicles. Two new production lines building electric motors and the lithium-ion battery packs that supply them with energy have been commissioned for the German carmaker’s Dingolfing plant. More than 200 additional staff are
So analysts and car company leaders see a steady decline for sales of diesels here in Europe – diesels that have commanded half of the new-vehicle market for decades. We are heading into the age of the hybrid and the plug-in hybrid. That realization in Paris was without question, surreal. Read more: Globe and Mail