23 Aug 2019 | Longer Range Bolt EV , Orders Open for Peugeot e-208 and Embarrassing Mistake For Audi

Aug 26, 2019, 12:26 AM

Order Books Now Open For All-New Peugeot e-208 | New Vauxhall Corsa-E To Race In E-Rally Cup | First Lexus EV Could Be A Hatch | 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV Gets More Range | Singapore Forgoes Tesla's Electric 'Lifestyle' For Buses | Study Links Short-Term Exposure To Pm Pollution To Risk Of Premature Death | Audi e-tron Navigation System Provides Detailed Petrol Information

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ORDER BOOKS NOW OPEN FOR ALL-NEW PEUGEOT E-208

Order books for the all-new PEUGEOT 208 and e-208 will open on 22 August, with deliveries starting in early 2020. Since April, buyers have been able to place a refundable £500 reservation on limited 208 and e-208 models; the GT Line 1.2L PureTech 100 S&S 8-speed automatic (EAT8), 1.5L BlueHDi 100 S&S 6-speed manual and the 100% electric e-208. PEUGEOT will open the order books across the entire all-new 208 and e-208 UK model line-up on 22 August, ahead of the first scheduled deliveries in early 2020.

The all-new 208 is available in Active, Allure, and GT Line trims, while the e-208 comes in Active, Allure, GT Line and range-topping GT specification. Prices for the all-new 208 and e-208 start from £16,250 and £25,050 respectively in Active trim. Prices for the e-208 include the Government Plug-in Car Grant, worth £3,500 at the current level.

On Personal Finance Lease, the all-new PEUGEOT e-208 in Active trim will start at £289 per month for a 48 month contract, with a customer initial rental of £5450 and an optional final rental of £8978*.

The all-new e-208 uses a 50kWh battery and 136hp electric motor to provide a 211 mile range from a full charge under WLTP testing.

 

http://www.peugeotpress.co.uk/releases/1760

 

NEW VAUXHALL CORSA-E TO RACE IN E-RALLY CUP

"Vauxhall has plans to take its new Corsa-e e-rallying, in the freshly created e-Rally series co-organised with the ADAC, in 2020. Called the ADAC e-Rally Cup, the series replaces the ADAC Opel Rallye Cup collaboration that helped introduce fresh talent to rallying." reports evo.co.uk: "The Corsa-e Rally car itself shares an identical powertrain to that of the road-going hatchback, featuring a 136bhp synchronous electric motor mounted where the traditional internal combustion engine would normally sit under the front bonnet. The 50kWh battery pack is also carried over, which should help the e-Corsa complete more than a couple of special stages without needing a top-up."

 

https://www.evo.co.uk/vauxhall/corsa/201649/new-vauxhall-corsa-e-to-race-in-e-rally-cup

 

 

FIRST LEXUS EV COULD BE A HATCH, CONCEPT BOUND FOR 2019 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

Toyota is committed to launching at least 10 battery-electric cars by 2025, with the first expected to arrive in 2020. Some of these will come from Toyota's upmarket brand, Lexus, which may give us a preview of what's to come during October's Tokyo Motor Show.

Citing comments made by Koji Sato, Lexus' chief engineer, Autocar reported Thursday that Lexus will present an EV concept at its home show that may just preview an upcoming production model." reports Motor Authority: "It's possible the concept will be an evolution of 2015's LF-SA minicar concept, a vehicle that fits the description above. And though the LF-SA concept hasn't been confirmed for production, Lexus is rumored to be looking at adding a model smaller than the UX subcompact SUV."

 

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1124681_first-lexus-ev-could-be-a-hatch-concept-bound-for-2019-tokyo-motor-show

 

2020 CHEVROLET BOLT EV GETS MORE RANGE

"The 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV is now rated with a 259 miles (417 km) EPA range and surpasses its most direct alternatives. The alternative that almost matches its range is the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric with 258 miles range, which is just 1 mile less." says Pedro for PushEVs: "The 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV and previous model years had an EPA range of 238 miles (367 km), so this latest upgrade in battery capacity represents a 9 percent range increase.the Chevrolet Bolt EV still doesn’t have ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control). This electric car and the new Renault ZOE are probably the only mass production electric cars with decent range that still don’t have this important safety feature for less stressful driving."

 

https://pushevs.com/2019/08/22/2020-chevrolet-bolt-ev-gets-more-range/

 

SINGAPORE FORGOES TESLA'S ELECTRIC 'LIFESTYLE' FOR BUSES

"Singapore is in no rush to adopt a certain brand of electric car. In an interview with Bloomberg published today, a government minister offered a rebuttal to Tesla founder Elon Musk's criticism that the city-state is "unwelcome" to electric cars. Investing in mass transit -- rather than Tesla Superchargers -- is how the nation of slightly less than 6 million inhabitants wants to tackle climate change" writes Engadget today.

Singapore has embraced electric public buses and is working on developing a system of self-driving, electric taxis. It certainly hasn't ruled out electric cars completely. Last October, British company Dyson Ltd announced that Singapore would be the manufacturing base for its first electric car."

 

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/22/singapore-forgoes-teslas-electric-lifestyle-for-buses/

 

STUDY LINKS SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE TO PM POLLUTION TO RISK OF PREMATURE DEATH

"A major new international study shows independent associations between short-term exposure to PM10 and PM2.5 and daily all-cause, cardiovascular, and respiratory mortality in more than 600 cities across the globe." says Green Car Congress: "The study, led by Dr. Haidong Kan from Fudan University in China, analyzed data on air pollution and mortality in 652 cities across 24 countries and regions, and found increases in total deaths are linked to exposure to inhalable particles (PM10) and fine particles (PM2.5)"

 

An article from the Telegraph in 2015 talked about the history of PM being in the news: "Particulates – tiny sooty particles in the air – were the first of the pollutants to be identified as toxic, 22 years ago, in a big Harvard study. The seminal 1993 research, dubbed “the six cities study” compared mortality rates in half a dozen representative US urban areas, following the fates of 8,111 adults for at least 14 years."

 

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/08/20190822-nejm.html

 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/car-manufacturers/volkswagen/11899676/The-statistics-about-diesel-are-crystal-clear.-Its-deadly.html

 

AUDI E-TRON NAVIGATION SYSTEM PROVIDES DETAILED PETROL INFORMATION

"The e-tron’s navigation system was recently observed to have a very interesting, and notably humorous feature: it gives drivers useful information about nearby petrol stations and current gas prices." says Simon at Teslarati: "As noted by drivers who shared images of the e-tron’s navigation in action, the all-electric SUV’s infotainment screen displays information about petrol stations on a selected route. The information is quite detailed too, as it includes the current price of petrol in selected locations."

 

https://www.teslarati.com/audi-e-tron-navigation-gas-stations-diesel-prices/

 

 

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