Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Polish e-cars are here, Izera SUV and Izera Hatchback

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Today was a presentation of the prototypes of the Polish electric car.

Two types of body were shown - hatchback and SUV.

President of Electromobility Poland, Piotr Zaremba, said that the project is ready from the business side. Just press the green button and everything will start happening.

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Since it is a new business venture, the Electromobility Poland also announce the brand name, Izera, after Izera Mountains.

Work on the car started in 2016. The car manufacturer was founded on the initiative of the PGE Polish Energy Group, Energa, Enea and Tauron. Each of these entities has a 25% stake in it. Torino Design studio, which previously cooperated with brands such as BMW and Ferrari, is responsible for the visual design. Four energy companies will also be the first users of the car. PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna SA, Energa SA, Enea SA and Tauron Polska Energia SA have already signed a letter of intent with EMP in this matter.

The price of the car was not announced yet but it seems that sice those four companies will buy the initial batch of cars we, the consumers, will not have to pay for testing it, and the price will reflect what the market will demand.

The car will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than eight seconds. Batteries in two capacities are planned to match the offered range (up to 400 km) to customer needs. It will be possible to charge both at home and at fast charging stations.

The production is scheduled for the third quarter on 2023.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Polish e-car is almost here

ELECTROMOBILITY POLAND is giving us teasers at how the Polish electric car will look like. 

Above is one of the design sketches by Torino Design studio. 

The full reveal on July 28th.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Sorento hybrid already in production

Kia began production of the new version of Sorento, hybrid. This is the first electrified power train that makes its debut in the flagship Kia SUV offered worldwide. The fourth generation Sorento is manufactured at the Hwasung plant in Korea.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Nissan Ariya is here

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Nissan unveiled the new Ariya model, a milestone in the implementation of the Nissan NEXT transformation plan. As the first all-electric crossover coupé, Ariya opens a new chapter for the Nissan brand and embodies the company's vision of enriching people's lives.

The all-electric Nissan Ariya, which is the pinnacle of Nissan technology and design, debuted at the virtual event in Yokohama. This model is an important step in the transformation of Nissan, in which the company is to focus again on its key assets, including electrified vehicles and SUVs.

"We created Nissan Ariya as a response to the aspirations and practical needs of today's customers," said Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida. "Combining our strengths in the form of electric vehicles and crossovers, this is a showcase of the new era of Nissan's  design."

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Polish electric car(s) to be revealed soon

In a month from now, on July 28, the Electro Mobility Poland (EMP) will reveal the prototypes of two electric cars - a hatchback and an SUV. 


Friday, June 19, 2020

Hyundai, EV of choice by police in Europe

An increasing number of police units and other uniformed services across Europe are introducing Hyundai electric vehicles into their fleets. To reduce air pollution in the city, the police choose zero-emission vehicles - electric (BEV) or hydrogen powered (FCEV). Long range, fuel economy, and in the case of fuel cell vehicles also short refueling times also contribute to the popularity of this type of vehicle among law enforcement agencies.

Kona Electric, Hyundai's best-selling electric SUV is a popular choice amongst police in countries such as Switzerland, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom and Poland.

In 2019, the city of Krakow started using 47 KONA Electric vehicles. These cars went to various municipal institutions, including the City Guard.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Poland: electric school buses program

National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management has announced that under the "Kangaroo" program it will allocate PLN 60 million ($15 million) to support rural communes in the purchase of electric school buses and charging infrastructure.