Electric Vehicle News
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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.