VW is Planning a Cheap Electric SUV from India / Italy That Will Bring Billions in Eco-Bonus


Italy reserves almost a billion euros for “clean vehicles”

Italy’s government has presented the key points for the new eco-bonus. It is intended to appeal primarily to low-income households with particularly old cars. The budget amounts to 950 million euros by the end of the year. This subsidizes the purchase of “vehicles with low pollutant emissions”. This includes Italy not only electric cars, but also combustion engines. The government’s funding pot is divided into 793 million for cars, 35 million for mopeds and motorcycles, 53 million for light commercial vehicles, 20 million for used cars and 50 million for a long-term rental program.

Mercedes opens more HPC charging parks in China

Mercedes-Benz has launched a number of additional fast-charging locations in China. The first Mercedes charging hubs in Europe and the USA have also been online for a few weeks. Since the opening of the first charging hub in Chengdu, China, in the fall, around ten additional charging parks have gone into operation under the direction of Mercedes-Benz. However, further details about the new locations are not given. However, the debut facility in Chengdu, China, provides guidance on the automaker’s chosen approach.

VW is planning a cheap electric SUV from India

VW’s long-announced low-cost combustion engine car from India never made it into series production. Now the project is picking up speed again – but electrically. VW’s India boss announced the change. Accordingly, the group wants to introduce an affordable electric SUV in India in the second half of this decade. This could then also be exported to other countries. The information comes from the CEO of Skoda Auto Volkswagen India. He is quoted by Reuters as saying: “We are actively working on an entry-level electric vehicle.”

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Ehang starts selling electric air taxis

In China you can buy an electric air taxi from April – for the equivalent of around 300,000 euros. The Chinese manufacturer Ehang is coming onto the market with its electric passenger drone. Chang opens the order books on April 1st. Ehang received a type certificate for the air taxi from the Chinese Civil Aviation Administration in October 2023. A certificate followed in December, enabling the first deliveries to customers

Paulaner delivers beer in Munich electrically

Let’s get back down to earth: The Paulaner Brewery in Munich now also delivers its beer electrically. For this purpose, an electric truck from Renault Trucks was equipped with a Orten drinks body and delivered to the brewery. Paulaner will now use the vehicle in distribution transport in Munich. With the E-Tech D from Renault, Paulaner wants to reduce CO2 emissions when delivering its beer. The truck chosen is an 18-ton truck.


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