Monday, January 18, 2021

GM will build electric van in Canada

 Fox News reports that General Motors has earmarked approximately $800 million to convert its CAMI Assembly plant in Ontario, Canada, into an electric vehicle manufacturing facility.

GM last week announced the formation of the BrightDrop brand during a CES presentation when it revealed the purpose-built EV600 commercial van. The EV600 will use the automaker’s new Ultium electric vehicle platform and be followed by other models.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Is Toyota's Mirai a West Coast only car?

Toyota has started selling a beautiful hydrogen car priced at $49,500 and up. There is a tiny problem. It is not being offered on the East Coast, and if it was, there are no fueling stations for it. I also read somewhere that it might be illegal to drive a hydrogen car in New York City.

Otherwise, it's a nice car :)

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Fiat will make electric and hybrid Fiats and Jeeps in Poland

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced that its factory in Tychy in Poland will produce new hybrid and electric cars of the Jeep, Fiat and Alfa Romeo brands. The production of the first of the three new models is expected to begin in the second half of 2022. 

FCA plans to invest 2 billion euros ($2.45 billion) in its plant in Tychy.

The Jeep, Fiat and Alfa Romeo cars will be produced using the most advanced drive systems, including fully electric drive.

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Subaru Confirms They Have an EV For Europe

 Subaru Europe confirmed that the company is getting ready to launch a fully electric vehicle there.

The all-electric Subaru will be a mid-size SUV, similar in size to the Subaru Forester. It will be built on a platform shared with Toyota. Additional information will be made available next year.

This signals that Subaru in Europe is electrifying after introduction of mild hybrid options, e-Boxer, for Impreza, XV and Forester.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Announcement of the location of the Polish electric car factory in 2 days

 The project of the Electromobility Poland is getting closer to mass production. Izera, is a Polish brand of electric cars, the name and prototypes of which we got to know last summer. Soon, the investors responsible for the project will reveal where Izera's factory will be located.

It is not known on which platform the electric car will be based, or what components the company will use. According to the representatives of Electromobility Poland, talks on these matters are still ongoing. However, it seems that some talks have already brought results, and thanks to this, even before the holidays, on December 15, 2020, at an online conference, we will get to know the details of the location of the factory where Izera will be built.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Izera, Polish EV, spotted on the highway

 “At the construction site of the Southern Bypass of Warsaw, a prototype of Polish electric car Izera hatchback appeared. The closed section of the S2 expressway was used as a film set for the material that will soon be shown on one of the online automotive information portals"
- wrote General Directorate for National Roads and Highways.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Milan Orders Another 100 Urbino 12 Electric Buses

 Following the framework agreement, Milan commissioned Solaris to deliver another batch, 100, of electric buses with a length of 12 meters. Together with the 40 Urbino electric already delivered, which ATM Milano purchased in 2019, this gives a total of 140 buses. Solaris will deliver the newly ordered 100 vehicles to the Italian city in the first half of 2021. After completing the entire contract, Milan will have 275 zero-emission Solaris buses. The first electric buses - 25 Urbino 12 electric - appeared in the metropolis in 2018 and 2019.