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Mitsubishi plans ASX PHEV and Pajero PHEV

Mitsubishi CEO Osamu Masuko says the automaker will produce plug-in hybrid versions of the next generation ASX crossover and the Pajjero/Shogun SUV. The 2 plug-in hybrids will join the Outlander PHEV which is already on sale throughout Europe and in New Zealand. The conventionally powered ASX replacement will launch in 2016 and the plug-in version […]

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  • BMW i3 is sells first time in Mexico, and is the first vehicle to be sold to a private individual in Brazil. #
  • Tesla announces dual motor option for the Model S - it increases efficiency, increases range, provides AWD, and gives the Model S P85D a 0-60mph time of 3.5 seconds!! #
  • Recently, analysts at Goldman Sachs were allowed inside Tesla's factory, and following the visit, the analyst's announced that "a prototype of Tesla Motors next model, the Model X, will likely be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show." The show kicks off in January 17, 2015. Can Tesla unveil the production model in January and still fulfill its promise to deliver the Model X in Spring 2015? #
  • According to Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdry, Tesla will be revealing an all-wheel-drive Model S AND the Tesla Model 3 on October 9th - can we believe it? #
  • At the Paris Motor Show, Lamborghini unveils the Asterion LPI 910-4, a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle with 3 electric motors, a 5.2 liter V10 engine with AWD and a 0-62 MPH time of 3.0 seconds. All electric range is somewhere around 31 miles, although that would likely be hard to achieve with so much power available. Top speed is 199MPH. #
  • Renovo Motors gets millions in funding for their Renovo Coupe electric supercar. Based on the  American CSX9000 rolling chassis, a 740 volt lithium ion battery pack accelerates the Coupe from 0-60 MPH in 3.4 seconds - making it the fastest rear-wheel drive production electric vehicle in the world. Prices are set at $529,000 and production is limited. Sales start in 2015. #
  • Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid is set to go on sale in the US on November 1st. It will be available nationwide, with an MSRP of $76,400. The 10.8 kWh battery pack is good for up to 22 miles. The plug-in hybrid SUV has a Porsche-worthy 0-60mph time of 5.4 seconds! Check out the Porsche Plug-in forum for details and discussions on both of Porsche's e-Hybrid models #
  • National Electric Vehicle Sweden has laid off 200 workers, putting the Saab 9-3 electric vehicle on hiatus. A meeting with creditors is planned for October 8th, which could mean NEVS will be heading into bankruptcy soon afterwards. #

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