“Our vision is to launch the iPhone in the field of pedelecs,” says Tim Hosenfeldt, Senior Vice President Technology Strategy and Innovation at Schaeffler. Pedelecs are a special category of electrified bicycles.
That is, if it has corrected inventory issues that dogged its U.S. dealers last year. Several of the company’s best-selling models, including the A3, A4 and A5 Sportback, were held up by Europe’s new emissions testing.
The first Byton M-Byte Concept is a premium midsize battery-electric SUV expected to go on sale in China by the end of 2019 and in the U.S. and Europe in late 2020. Starting price will be about $45,000.
Should a production version come to market of Infiniti's QX Inspiration concept, to be unveiled Jan. 14 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, it will join other all-electric CUVs from Jaguar and Hyundai.
The car-sharing business is growing far faster than the car-selling business. In about a decade we’ll know if the traditional automakers rose to the challenge or failed. So roll up your sleeves, Detroit.