News Releases of Note This Week (June 30 – July 6, 2024)

News from Maserati, Hispano Suiza, and more this week.

This is a quick roundup of what’s happened in automotive for the week of June 30- July 6, 2024.

J.D. Power Study Finds BEVs Have More Quality Issues Than Do ICE Vehicles
A new J.D. Power & Associates study shows that the industry average for 180 problems per 100 vehicles does not apply to battery electric vehicles, which scored 266 per 100. Even removing Tesla from the equation did not change this number.

Maserati Introduces GranCabrio Folgore Tignanello Luxury EV Convertible
Maserati has unveiled its first all-electric luxury convertible, the GranCabrio Folgore Tignanello. Named after a French red wine, the one-of-a-kind Tignanello model will be auctioned for charity on July 14 in the U.S.

Honda, Indycar Collaborating On New Hybrid Energy Recovery System
Honda and Indycar are collaborating on a new energy recovery system for race cars in the NTT Indycar Series. The system combines supercapacitors, a motor/generator, and control devices to collect and store energy during braking and release it during acceleration. The system is capable of delivering up to 60 horsepower of boost.

Audi Announces EPA Range Results and Delivery Timing for 2025 Q6 e-tron EV
Audi of America has announced EPA range specifications for the all-new Q6 e-tron electric SUV. Audi originally estimated over 300 miles of range, which was confirmed by EPA test cycle results. Dealerships will have the Q6 e-tron and its sportback SQ6 e-tron models in showrooms in the fourth quarter of 2024.

Hispano Suiza Will Return to Goodwood With Dynamic Debut
Hispano Suiza will premier its Carmen Sagrera hypercar to celebrate its 120th anniversary. The car, set to unveil at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this month. Including the iconic Goodwood Hillclimb. The Carmen Sagrera produces 1,114 horsepower from its electric drivetrain.


Aaron Turpen
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