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NSX successor to debut in Detroit: Honda is finally ready to present a production version of the new NSX under the Acura label at the NAIAS. First teaser images show the 2016 NSX Hybrid which will be powered by a mid-mounted V6 twin-turbo engine working together with three electric motors.
All-electric Audi A3? Apparently, the German carmaker is pondering the idea of an all-electric Audi A3, Manager Magazine reports. It could use a revamped drivetrain from VW’s e-Golf and hit the market by spring 2016. We’d be up for it!
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U-turn at BMW: Despite a press release by BMW USA stating otherwise (we reported), the German carmaker will not present a hydrogen concept at the NAIAS in Detroit. The concept was initially expected to showcase technology more advanced and capable than what’s found in the Toyota Mirai.
New Chinese JV coming up: Electric scooter manufacturer Vmoto says it plans to form a new joint venture with yet unnamed partners in China to produce electric three- and four-wheelers. Between 20,000 and 50,000 units could be build in the first year already.
New EV for China: Beijing Auto has launched its all-electric sedan Senova ES210 EV in eleven cities in mainland China. After all subsidies that amount to 90,000 yuan (14,500 USD), the 80-kW EV costs 256.900 yuan (41.485 dollars) and offers a range of up to 175 km (108 miles).
Lowering expectations: Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas is reducing its sales forecast for Tesla due to low oil prices. He now predicts that the EV maker will sell less than 300,000 units until 2020, instead of half a million. Furthermore, Jonas believes the Model 3 could cost near 60,000 dollars, while Tesla is aiming at a price of 35,000 dollars.