The Sian (pronounced SHAHN, “flash of lightning” in local Bolognese dialect) is powered by a hybrid system comprising Lamborghini’s next-generation 785-hp V-12 and 48V electric motor generating 34 hp, for a combined 819 hp.
Nissan says the C-segment exterior hides a D-segment interior. That’s because the Ariya is built up from the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance’s new CMF-EV platform
designed specifically for fully electric vehicles.
An executive says the development of GM’s new EV’s has not been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced many engineers to work from home. GM continues pursuing fuel cells but no longer plans to use them in passenger vehicles.
The Peugeot e-Expert, Citroen e-Jumpy and Opel Vivaro-e will be offered with two types of batteries, 50 and 75 kWh, that offer ranges of 142 miles to 205 miles, respectively. PSA also is looking into hydrogen fuel-cell technology.
Based on the dedicated MEB electric-car platform developed by parent Volkswagen, the new model will be a sporting sister to the more upright Q4 e-tron revealed as a concept at the 2019 Geneva auto show.