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Saturday 16 November 2019

Xpeng Motors announces US$400 million Series C capital funding

Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer XPeng, backed by Alibaba Group, has raised nearly $400 million from investors including consumer electronics giant Xiaomi Corp. to fund its growth.

The proceeds will be mainly used for r&d of autonomous driving-related software, mass production of its G3 SUV model and P7 sedan, branding and expanding its retail network.

With Xiaomi, XPeng will explore more applications of smart phone technologies on intelligent connected vehicles, said one of the sources.

Saturday 16 November 2019

Ford Mustang Mach-E is the newest member of the Mustang family

Ford’s all-new, all-electric SUV will don the iconic pony badge and the name Mustang Mach-E.

The all-electric Mustang Mach-E will make its debut Nov. 18 at an event in Los Angeles that will be streamed on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.

Special guest, actor Idris Elba, will help introduce the latest addition to the Mustang family.

Arriving in Italy by the end of 2020, the Mustang Mach-E will be available for online pre-order next year.

Friday 15 November 2019

E-DS Week: with E-Tense, DS Automobiles is electrifying Paris

For three weeks (November 11-29), DS Automobiles will take up residence in Hotel Molitor. This iconic avant-garde venue will be converted into a launch pad for the brand’s electrification strategy with DS 3 Crossback E-Tense (BEV), DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 4x4 (PHEV) and their related services.

In the street, 24 charging terminals have been specially installed to recharge the testing fleet.

Indeed, E-DS WEEK is also an opportunity to test DS 3 Crossback E-Tense and DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 4x4 in a dynamic world first. These electrified versions are ...

Friday 15 November 2019

Premiere at Los Angeles Auto Show for the Toyota AWD Camry and Avalon

Toyota will be show at Los Angeles Auto Show the AWD versions of its Camry and Avalon sedans that will go on sale next year.

The AWD version of the midsize Camry will be the model's first since 1991, while the large Avalon will get its first optional AWD version ever.

Both will use the same Dynamic Torque Control system employed on the redesigned RAV4 compact crossover, Toyota said.

The AWD system sends up to half of engine torque to the rear wheels as needed under load if the ...

Friday 15 November 2019

SAIC aims to triple overseas sales by 2025

China's largest carmaker SAIC Motor wants to triple its overseas auto sales to 1 million units by 2025, a senior company official said.

The Shanghai-based company, which sold around 7 million vehicles last year with its own brands and joint ventures with Volkswagen and General Motors, makes up just under a quarter of China's auto market.

«SAIC's overseas sales would hit 350,000 units this year and we will strive to sell more than half a million next year. By 2025, we aim to have a market ...

Friday 15 November 2019

Seat’s carsharing company Respiro to operate in Barcelona

Seat’s carsharing service is being rolled out in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona) beginning on yesterday, 14 November, and it will be the second city in Spain where Seat’s carsharing platform Respiro operates after Madrid, which now has 15,000 users.

With the goal of reducing emissions and improving the city’s air quality, the 16 vehicles in the fleet will run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and soon may be joined the new Mii electric.

Seat purchased Respiro and entered the carsharing sector for the first time ...

Friday 15 November 2019

ZF is a new partner of the Mobility as a Service Alliance

There is great potential for new providers in the mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) segment, which focuses on linking public transport and services such as taxis and ride-sharing and bike-sharing providers to form a seamless network.

The backbone for this is formed by autonomous and zero-emission cargo and people movers as well as robo-taxis that are to take passengers to their desired destination on demand in the future.

In order to accelerate the development and dissemination of such systems even further, ZF is now the first major automotive supplier to join the MaaS ...