AutoComplete: Henrik Fisker is back with a new EV, the EMotionToyota may finally be primed for an all-electric Prius, and Mercedes previews a year's worth of all-new engines.
Today's Monday, October 31st. Happy Halloween. Here's what's making news on Roadshow. Henrik Fisker is back. The famed designer has revealed the first pics and specs related to his Emotion electric car. It promises 400 miles of range. A 161 mile per hour top speed and eventually fully autonomous drive. No word yet on price, but the car is slated to be built in the US and it's unlikely to be cheap. Expect to see emotion in the carbon fiber and composite in mid-2017. We may finally get a pure electric Prius. Toyota's long-time reluctance to use lithium ion cells appears to be at an end. While other car makers had long been using this tech for years. Toyota has favored Nickel metal hydride out of cost and durability concerns. However, the new Prius prime plug in uses Lithium-ion and the battery chemistry is better powered in today in charging characteristics. Make it a smarter fit for pure ev. Now that Chevy's Bolt is here will Toyota finally jump in? Mercedes Benz is prepping a whole new line of gasoline engines for 2017, they'll be capable of working with a new 48 volt electrical system which should improve the quality of stop start systems as well as an electric compressor which provides low end boost Before the turbo chargers spool up. The auto maker's V6 disappears with a new inline 6 in its place. There's a also a new V8 which is slated to debut on the refreshed S class in 2017. Find more on these stories over at the RoadShow.com and we'll talk to you tomorrow.