Electric cars grab spotlight at 2018 Paris Motor Show
According to a Euronews report, the vehicles which have attracted the maximum attention at the 2018 Paris Motor Show chiefly include the electric models of well-known car brands. The Paris Motor Show is the busiest automotive event in the world.
In reporting that electric cars have grabbed the spotlight at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, Denis Loctier -- Euronews science and technology correspondent -- said that some of the “most significant innovations” at this year’s event are “hiding under the hood of the new electric vehicles.”
Loctier further added that the inventive electric versions of leading car brands being displayed at the auto show are, “on the surface,” fairly similar in appearance to their existing counterparts which are powered by petrol.
As per the details reported by Loctier, two of the attention-grabbing electric vehicles displayed at the auto show are the vehicles from German automakers Mercedes-Benz and Audi. These vehicles include the Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV which has a conventional form-factor, and the Audi e-tron SUV which has autonomy of 400 km.
In addition, some of the other noteworthy electric vehicles featuring strongly at the auto show include new models like the Tesla Model 3 which marked its European debut at the show, as well as premium retro-futuristic car concepts presented by Mercedes and Peugeot, and extravagant design ideas for self-driving vehicles of the future.
In a recent press release, German automaker Audi has confirmed that the expected range of its all-electric e-tron Quattro SUV on the WLTP driving cycle will be “over 400 kilometers (248.5 miles)” on a single charge.
At a stylish unveiling event held recently at the Louvre Museum in Paris, Chinese electric scooter manufacturer Niu unveiled its two new electric scooters developed especially for the European market.
After Tesla’s most recent Model 3 production shutdown for adding a new production line, the automaker recently invited a Bloomberg team to its manufacturing plant in Fremont, to have a look at the Model 3 production line.
According to EV magazine Electrek report, US electric vehicle maker Tesla has hired Swedish automaker Volvo’s Senior Exterior Designer Ian Kettle, in a new role at the Tesla Design Studio in Los Angeles.
On Tuesday, U.S. automaker General Motors (GM) announced that the company plans to introduce 10 more new energy vehicle models in China during the period between 2021 and 2023.
In an announcement made during Ford’s latest financial report this week, CEO Jim Hackett said that passenger cars are being phased out by the automaker, with its focus having shifting chiefly to electric vehicles (EVs) and trucks.