VW strategy chief Michael Jost indicates the new price-leading I.D. model will go on sale in 2023 with a range of different battery options, the smallest of which will provide a range of “around 200 km,” or 124 miles.
Consisting of a Cosworth-developed 6.5L gasoline V-12 and an electric motor developed by Rimac and Integral Powertain, it produces a combined 1,160 hp at 10,500 rpm and 664 lb.-ft. of torque at 6,000 rpm.
Honda’s direct-injected 1.5L turbo 4-cyl. Earth Dreams engine is creating a nightmare for the company as it tries to resolve a severe gasoline oil-dilution problem it says is caused by cold-weather operation.
Driven by tightening CO2 emissions rules and the rapid retreat from diesel technology, the consultancy LMC Automotive forecasts 48V technology’s use in Europe will grow to 33.0% of light vehicles in 2030 from 0.4% in 2018.
With the German automaker’s e-tron branding now reserved exclusively for its battery-electric models, Audi is billing the new TSFI e models as the first in a new generation of plug-in hybrids. They are to debut at the upcoming Geneva auto show.
The tiny 2-seater has been developed as an answer to increasing traffic congestion and increasingly stringent emission regulations, says SEAT. The automaker unveiled the Minimó at the 2019 Mobile World Congress and plans to display it at this week...
Despite suggesting the Polestar 2 is the first EV to challenge the Model 3 in the marketplace, Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath says: “We are not saying it’s a Tesla killer. We are here to vividly compete with them.”