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Mahindra’s New Electric CitySmart Car, the ‘e2oPlus’

Delhi, October 21, 2016: Mahindra Electric, part of the diversified USD 17.8 billion Mahindra Group and a pioneer in the development and production of electric vehicles in India, today announced the national launch of its new electric CitySmart car, the ‘e2oPlus’. With zero emission, the ‘e2oPlus’ is set to usher in a whole new concept in urban mobility and is

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Geely Launches LYNK & CO – Car with Share Button

Lynk & Co: Challenging Auto Industry Conventions GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Oct. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — LYNK & CO is a new brand with the ambition to challenge the conventions of the automobile industry, addressing the needs and preferences of the new global and connected generation A Geely Auto Group brand, designed and engineered in Sweden Every model will feature electrified powertrains

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BYD Shares Vision for Sustainable Urban Mobility

BYD Company is “talking the talk and walking the walk” at Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development being held in Quito, Ecuador, Oct. 17-20. BYD Senior Vice President Stella Li shared her insights during a panel discussion about sustainable urban mobility on Oct. 18. The world’s leading electric bus manufacturer is also providing a

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GM Joins Car-Sharing Fray in China

The investment in Yi Wei Xing may be a signal that the automaker is likely looking to bring its Maven car-sharing brand to China General Motors Corp’s investment in a Chinese car-sharing application developer demonstrates the auto maker’s keen interest in the world’s largest auto and car-sharing market, observers said. GM on Wednesday declined to reveal the size of its investment in Yi Wei Xing (Beijing) Technology Co Ltd, which developed Feezu, a car-rental and car-sharing app that merges hardware and software and enables users to rent vehicles by the minute, hour or day. “It is GM’s first investment in a startup in China related to urban mobility,” a company spokeswoman told Reuters. “This cooperation is very important to our company to explore the ride-sharing market in China.” “Only time will tell if this move is significant, but it shows that GM is paying close attention to the Chinese market,” said Eric Dennis of the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in an email. The investment and strategic alliance will leverage Yi Wei Xing’s technical offering, and are in line with GM’s drive to explore new car-sharing models, gain insights into China’s rapidly changing car-sharing market and develop a deep understanding of Chinese consumers’ personal mobility needs. The

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Mahindra Eyeing China’s Electric Vehicle Market

According to Arvind Mathew, chief executive officer of Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt Ltd, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd.’s electric car unit is looking for a joint venture partner in China to manufacture and sell EVs. “We are continuously looking at the Chinese market to build up scale,” Mathew said in an interview Thursday, declining to say whether Mahindra Electric is already

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Mahindra Launches Electric Van in India

Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) today launched the electric version of commercial vehicle Supro priced at 8.45 lakh (commercial van) and Rs 8.75 lakh (passenger van) in Delhi. The prices take into account state subsidies and the incentives under the FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles) India scheme. e-Supro is equipped with a single motor that produces 25 kW of

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Renault-Nissan Alliance Named Official COP22 Passenger Car Partner with Zero-emission Fleet

CASABLANCA, Morocco, October 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Alliance to provide a fleet of 50 electric vehicles to the Conference of Parties COP22 in Marrakech.  Fleet dedicated to COP22 to include Renault ZOE, Nissan LEAF and e-NV200.  More than 20 accelerated and standard charging stations to be set up in Marrakech.  The Renault-Nissan Alliance, world leader in zero-emission mobility,* will provide

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BMW Cruise e-Bike Limited Edition

Munich. BMW Lifestyle continues its series of exclusive special edition bikes with a limited edition of its innovative e-Bike: the BMW Cruise e-Bike Protonic Dark Silver. This new edition – limited to 300 units – stands out with an exclusive colour scheme: The Protonic Dark Silver paint finish matches the official colour of the BMW i8 special edition, which has just

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Mahindra to Produce USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) Prototypes

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced that Mahindra has been selected to deliver NGDV prototype vehicles for testing as the result of a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) issued October, 2015.  DETROIT, Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Mahindra is one of six vehicle manufacturers the USPS selected to produce prototypes for testing and evaluation.  The awardees will have approximately

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Five Startups Chosen to Enter the BMW Group Innovation Lab

BMW Group Financial Services today reveals the five startups selected to join its Innovation Lab. • The first-ever fintech business incubator in the automotive sector. From opening up entirely new types of leases to consumers, through to tackling the barriers young drivers face, the five finalists present a range of innovations that could revolutionise how consumers own and insure cars

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