A new generation line-up of vehicles from the Mercedes Benz stables will be electric. A joint venture between Daimler and Robert Bosch GmbH points to such a probability. As per the JV agreement, Daimler is looking to rope in Robert Bosch’s expertise in developing electric motors for the new line up.
The Detroit Auto Show that gets underway next month will see Toyota unveil its Prius family for the world. The world premiere will be significant for Toyota for the reason that the event will be witness to the world showcasing of the Prius Plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV) and a new Prius concept study.
So the Chevy Volts have started reaching for the dealerships. Though it might take time till next year for a full roll out, the first lot of 350 Volt EVs has hit the road to dealerships in California, Texas, Washington DC and New York.
The first pictures of Toyota’s RAV4 EV have been released, giving the industry a look at the vehicle before t is unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show. A lot of eyes are waiting to see this, especially because it was jointly developed with Tesla, after Toyota entered into a $50 million agreement with the company for collaboration on EV technology.
Audi has released a promotional video highlighting the almost completely electric version of its compact hatch, the Audi A1 e-tron. The exciting new version possesses an electric motor that produces 75 kW (102 PS) of power (45 kW / 61 PS continuous) and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque (150 Nm / 111 lb-ft continuous) and is ably complemented by the 12 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
The first official details of the 2014 Elite have been released by Lotus, putting an end to the speculative buzz that was generated by the earlier teasers. It appears that the company was attempting to redefine the concept of modern classic – and has succeeded in many ways.