Volvo Cars' first battery-powered vehicle, the XC40 Recharge P8, has generated "several thousands of firm orders" globally, even though production won't begin until the second half of the year. Volvo Canada executives say they’re confident Canadians — especially in major cities — will embrace EVs.
Strong demand and tougher emissions rules across the European Union are forcing Mercedes-Benz to postpone the Canadian and U.S. sales launches of its first electric vehicle, the EQC, to 2021. The move stymies the automaker's North American plans to compete with EVs from Tesla, Audi, BMW and Jaguar.
Riding on a new platform, the latest Sentra features a bigger engine, new independent rear suspension and dual pinion rack electric power steering -- changes Nissan hopes will help lure younger buyers to the compact sedan when they consider their first vehicle at a key "career milestone."