Sunday, 22 September 2019

Tag Archives: electric vehicles

Tesla hikes prices for Model 3

SHANGHAI: U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc had raised prices for some vehicles in China as the yuan trades at its weakest levels in more than a decade. The starting price for the Model X sport utility vehicle (SUV) is now 809,900 yuan ($114,186), versus 790,900 yuan previously, according to ...

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Tesla drops cuts prices to simplify lineup

BEIJING: Tesla Inc has dropped the standard-range variants of its Model X and Model S from its product lineup and adjusted prices across its range, in a sales push that comes days after the US electric vehicle maker reported record deliveries. To simplify its offerings, the automaker on Tuesday limited ...

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Electric Mini production to begin at UK plant in late 2019

OXFORD: BMW will begin building its new electric Mini at its British factory from late 2019, with the first vehicles reaching customers from spring next year, the German carmaker said on Tuesday. “The Mini Electric will kick off our new model offensive for fully electric vehicles,” said Oliver Zipse, the ...

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan unveils electric van

LONDON Mayor Sadiq Khan has unveiled an electric van that could play a major role in cutting emissions in the city. The van, designed by the London Electric Vehicle Company, aims to provide a low-emission option for delivery drivers. There are currently 65,000 small van journeys in London every day. ...

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Holland man completes world’s longest electric car trip

SYDNEY: A Holland man has completed 95,000 kilometre trip on his electric car in Sydney to prove the viability of such vehicles in tackling climate change. Wiebe Wakker drove his car nicknamed “The Blue Bandit” across 33 countries. The trip that was funded by public donations took over three years ...

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BMW, Varta apply for funds in battery cell push for e-vehicles

HAMBURG/BERLIN: BMW and Germany’s Varta have both applied for state funding aimed at supporting battery cell production for electric vehicles, they said, hitting a deadline set by the German government. Germany has earmarked 1 billion euros ($1.13 billion) to support a consortium looking to produce electric car battery cells and ...

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Hyundai demos first ever ‘walking car’

LONDON: Moving away from self-driving cars, Hyundai showed off a concept of its first ever ‘walking car’ that can walk or even climb over stairs or rough terrain. At the CES 2019 tech show, automobile manufacturer Hyundai revealed a small scale design concept and prototype of its Elevate, an electric ...

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VW may have to step up electric car plans to meet EU CO2 targets

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BERLIN/FRANKFURT/MUNICH: Volkswagen may have to step up its plans for mass production of electric vehicles in order to meet tougher-than-expected European targets to cut greenhouse emissions from cars, its chief executive said on Tuesday. The remarks came after the European Union agreed on Monday to cut CO2 emissions from cars ...

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Malaysia’s Proton electric cars coming to Pakistan

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s automaker Proton Holdings planned to introduce its electric and other green-cars in Pakistan in partnership with a local car assembler in a deal touted to bring $200 to 300 million of investment in the country, people with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday. Industry officials said ...

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Solar car to go on sale in 2019

BERLIN: A German start-up is in the final stages of developing a charging system for an all-electric vehicle with solar panels to top up the battery as you drive. Sono motors say the Sion car, can be charged from conventional power outlets, solar power, or other Sions. The vehicle has ...

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