Toyota has shown full hybrid versions of the Corolla, Camry and RAV4 at the Paris Motor Show, each offering lower CO2 emissions than the diesel models they replace.
Renault will launch hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the Clio, Captur and Megane starting from 2020, enabling customers to “go electric without changing their habits,” according to group chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn.
National governments and car manufacturers are being warned that they must better support Europe’s ultra-low emission vehicle market, ahead of the European Parliament vote on CO2 targets which takes place on Wednesday.
DS Automobiles will add a 296bhp plug-in hybrid to the flagship DS 7 Crossback SUV next year, offering CO2 emissions of under 50g/km on the WLTP test cycle.
Peugeot is to launch high-performance plug-in hybrid versions of the 3008 SUV, and the new 508 and 508 SW this autumn, offering CO2 emissions of 49g/km and up to 30 miles of electric range.
Porsche will not reintroduce diesel engines back into its range, claiming the fuel had a ‘secondary role’ and that it will instead focus on meeting growing global demand for hybrid and electric products.
PSA Group will offer plug-in hybrid or electric versions of every model in across its five brands by 2025, with all new launches from 2019 set to include plug-in variants.
BMW will launch a plug-in hybrid X5 next year, designed to do a higher percentage of driving on battery power than its predecessor, and previewing technology likely to go into other model lines.
Maxus is to launch a line-up of large electric vans at the IAA Hannover this month, as part of parent company SAIC Motor’s plans to extend its brands’ reach across Europe.
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Audi has started production of the e-tron electric SUV at its factory in Brussels, ahead of the first deliveries due by the end of the year.
Japan’s Chademo Association is to develop an ultra-fast charging standard for global use, working with utility companies in China, the world’s largest electric vehicle market.
Japanese component manufacturers, Aisin and Denso, are to form a 50/50 joint venture to develop and sell full drivetrains for electrified vehicles, starting from March 2019.
HM Revenue and Customs has confirmed Advisory Fuel Rates valid from 1 September, including electric vehicles for the first time but not plug-in hybrids, despite ongoing calls from fleets to issue these too.
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Charging point manufacturer, Andersen EV, has launched a new-generation ‘premium’ unit designed to offer businesses full control over the way their vehicles top up.
Anglian Water has installed a network of Rolec EV charging points at six offices across the East of England, catering for its own fleet as well as other electric vehicle drivers.
The Volkswagen Group has notified Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) of a potential recall of its plug-in vehicles, having discovered poisonous cadmium in part of the charging system.