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Nissan X-Trail hybrid: The Japanese carmaker has introduced its X-Trail as a hybrid version that is destined to hit the domestic market by next month. The hybrid system couples a 2.0-liter gasoline engine delivering 145 hp with a 30-kW electric motor.
New plug-ins teased: BYD has released more images of its upcoming plug-in hybrids, the Song and Yuan (we reported). Meanwhile, Wanxiang started teasing the next Fisker Karma, which is allegedly to be offered under the new brand name Elux. So far, no more details have come out.
carnewschina.com (BYD), greencarreports.com (Fisker/Elux)
BMW in Shanghai: The German carmaker will make an electrifying appearance at the Auto Shanghai. The BMW X5 xDrive40e will debut as a plug-in hybrid series model and the BMW i-brand will present its services under the banner of 360° Electric, namely ChargeNow and Second Life batteries.
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Mercedes GLE pricing: Daimler has already issued prices for its just debuted M class successor GLE. The GLE 500 e 4Matic plug-in hybrid will be available from 73,899 euros incl. VAT (80,176 dollars). Deliveries will start this August in Germany.
BMW aims to nearly double sales of its i-series models in the States. While the i3 was sold 6,092 times last year, BMW is now approaching 12,000 i3s annually. Similarly, 1,000 BMW i8 are destined for the U.S. in 2015, where the plug-in hybrid found 555 buyers in 2014.
Tesla quarterly sales: An impressive 10,030 electric cars were delivered worldwide by Tesla in the first three months of this year. That represents a 55 percent increase over Q1 last year.
greencarreports.com, transportevolved.com, teslamotors.com