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Thursday 18 July 2019

Three young Lamborghini Super Trofeo champions at the 24 Hours of Spa

The 71st edition of the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, the grand classic of endurance racing and pinnacle of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup championship, will take place on 27 and 28 July.

To strengthen the crews of its customer teams in the Silver Cup class, Lamborghini Squadra Corse is adding a trio of young champions to the lineup: Giacomo Altoè, Andrea Amici and Corey Lewis.

Altoè, champion of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe 2018, will race his second 24 Hours of Spa in the Huracán GT3 Evo #555 ...

Thursday 18 July 2019

André Lotterer will be the second driver in the Porsche Formula E Team

André Lotterer has signed up for the second Porsche Formula E cockpit for the 2019/2020 season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.

The German has been a Porsche works driver since 2017 and has also been active in the electric race series since the 2017/2018 season with DS Techeetah. In the Porsche works team’s maiden season in Formula E he will pairing Neel Jani.

Lotterer began his motorsport career in karting at a young age. After a year as a Formula 1 test driver (2002), in ...

Thursday 18 July 2019

Škoda scores top marks for its sustainability-related commitment and strategically responsible conduct

Škoda set the course for sustainable and long-term growth in its 2025 Strategy, which comprises the strategic key areas of electromobility, the digitalisation of the company, internationalisation and new mobility services.

Here, the ‘GreenFuture’ strategy provides the foundation and direction. In addition to the development of efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles, it also aims for the conservation of resources during production and eco-friendly operation at dealerships.

The Czech car manufacturer succeeded in reducing its vehicle production’s strain on the environment by 56.1 per cent between 2010 and 2018 ...

Thursday 18 July 2019

Groupe Renault and JMCG establish a joint venture for electric vehicles in China

Groupe Renault and Jiangling Motors Corporation Group (JMCG) announced the official establishment of their joint venture to further promote the development of the EV industry in China, following a first agreement on December 20, 2018.

Groupe Renault will increase its share capital by 128.5 million euros to become a major shareholder of JMEV (a JMCG subsidiary) with a 50% stake.

Through this joint venture, Groupe Renault will be able to expand its influence in China’s electric vehicle market, while JMCG will be able to integrate and leverage more ...

Thursday 18 July 2019

Tesla cuts prices and simplify lineup

Tesla has dropped the standard-range variants of its Model X and Model S from its product lineup and adjusted prices across its range, in a sales push that comes days after the U.S. electric vehicle maker reported record deliveries.

The company lowered the starting price of its mass-market Model 3 to $38,990.

To simplify its offerings, the automaker limited variants of its Model X crossover vehicle and Model S sedan to "long range" and the more expensive "performance." It also trimmed the price of its now entry-level long ...

Thursday 18 July 2019

Peugeot Design Lab to design new cabins for Bourbon crew boats


Bourbon Mobility, leader in offshore personel transport, proposes services inspired by the aviation industry for its customers.

Future cabins will be developed in a range of 3 levels of comfort: “Business Class”, “Premium” and “Eco”. Bourbon Mobility called on the expertise of the Peugeot Design Lab for the design of the new cabins.

Designers created a cabin layout that guarantees optimal safety, “VIP” comfort seats and ergonomic storage. The first “Business Class” cabin will be operational in mid-2020.

«Similar to the research Peugeot conducted to reinvent the interior of its ...

Wednesday 17 July 2019

Lotus Evija, 2,000 hp electric supercar

Lotus presented yesterday in London the Evija full-electric hypercar with nearly 2,000 hp (1,973 to be precise), the most powerful series productions vehicle ever built by the British sports-car maker.

Lotus says that despite a switch to electric, which increases weight because of batteries, the Evija conforms to Lotus's tradition of building lightweight cars first established by its founder, Colin Chapman. The car is the first Lotus to use a carbon-fiber monocoque chassis; the company is confident of hitting a 1,680 kg target weight.

Total power ...

Wednesday 17 July 2019

Seat will roll out a corporate carsharing service in Spain

Seat is going to begin offering corporate carsharing services through Respiro.

The move was announced at "Madrid on the move by Seat", an event in the capital where the company presented its urban mobility strategy for the first time and vehicles such as the new electric Mii, the Minimó concept vehicle and the eXS kickscooter powered by Segway.

This announcement is framed in its strategy of becoming a mobility services provider that goes beyond vehicle manufacturing and comes in response to one of the major trends in future mobility: the ...