Electric Vehicle News

3 Global Automakers Tie-Up on Electric R&D

Source:  Nissan Electric Vehicle

LA Auto Show Showcases New EVs
Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi just announced that they're intensifying their R&D alliance to develop advanced auto technology.  At the top of the list is a common platform for electric cars across the three brands.  Nissan's new CEO Makoto Uchida said today that the R&D alliance is the key to future growth.  They're setting up a separate company and will appoint a General Secretary to run the R&D innovation operation.  Nissan also announced that it's going to launch an all-electric SUV.

LA Auto Show Electrified
Meanwhile in Los Angeles, the annual LA Auto Show is underway and a number of new electric vehicles are being showcased. The big story is the number of high-end electric SUVs on display. Examples include the Audi E-Tron, Jaguar I-Pace, Mercedes EQC.  There are also several electric hyper-cars including the BMWi8 and the Acura NSX.

E-Honda and E-Toyota Debuts
At the LA Show, Honda presented its first hybrid crossover CRV with 50% more fuel economy than a conventional hybrid.  And, Toyota, which is also developing a hydrogen powered vehicle, debuted its plug-in RAV4 crossover that goes 39 miles all electric.  For the latest in electric vehicles and travel innovation, check out amazon.com/author/ekane  for free borrows and free sample listens and reads.


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