VW opens order books for Arteon PHEVs

VW has opened the order books for the PHEV versions of the new Arteon and Arteon Shooting Brake with 59 and 57 kilometres electric range, respectively. Prices in Germany start at €51,064 for the Arteon eHybrid hatchback and from €51,927 for Arteon Shooting Brake eHybrid. Both prices include 16% VAT and are valid until the […]

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GCK Motorsport reveals electric & H2 rally cars

GCK Motorsport has announced a battery-electric rally car to debut next year during the Dakar Rally. The company is also developing a hydrogen-powered rally car that they will introduce in 2022 to be ready for action in 2023 or 2024. The GCK e-Blast 1 just announced is supposed to deliver 250 kW, reach a top […]

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Marelli to manufacture e-drives in Cologne, Germany

The automotive supplier Marelli is planning a production facility for electric vehicle drives in Cologne, Germany that will go into operation in the first half of 2021. The company based in Japan has not yet provided technical data on the drives built there. Marelli will install a production line for electric drives on an area […]

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Škoda starts series production of all-electric Enyaq

Škoda has started series production of its all-electric Enyaq iV model based on MEB. Up to 350 units of the e-SUV will eventually be produced daily at Škoda’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav on the same lines as the Octavia and Karoq model series containing combustion engines. The Enyaq iV is the first MEB-based electric […]

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EPA confirms claimed range for VW ID.4

Volkswagen’s electric crossover SUV, the ID.4 has now officially been confirmed by the EPA with a range of 250 miles (402 kilometres). The EPA has also given the German car an expected energy consumption of 97 MPGe – 347 Wh/mi (216 Wh/km), which is a reasonable value for a crossover/SUV. In approving words, US publication […]

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Vauxhall reduces price and adds trim for Corsa-e

In the UK, Opel’s sister brand Vauxhall announced a price reduction of the Corsa-e line-up which amounts to a £1000 reduction for the entry-level model. The Corsa-e is now available in SE Nav Premium trim from £26,640 after the UK’s £3000 plug-in car grant. Vauxhall says that they have aimed the prices at “making the […]

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Audi offers 22-kW charger option with e-tron

Audi now offers a second onboard charger for the e-tron 55 and the e-tron Sportback 55, which allows doubling the AC charging power from 11 to up to 22 kW. This option will also be available for the e-tron 50 and e-tron S models in mid-2021. There is no retrofit solution. Audi had already announced […]

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Tesla considers dedicated European model

Tesla could develop at least one dedicated model for Europe in the planned design centre in Berlin. Elon Musk has already hinted at a possible body shape for the as-yet-unknown new Tesla electric car. According to Musk, the planned new Tesla model for Europe will probably be a compact car, and possibly in the style […]

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Nio has greatly increased profits and reduced losses in Q3

The Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio has presented its business figures for the third quarter of 2020. Sales between July and September of this year amounted to the equivalent of $666.6 million and the net loss to the equivalent of $154.2 million. Both figures represent an improvement over the previous quarter and the third quarter […]

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Next Toyota Mirai on sale in the US in December

Toyota has announced the second-generation 2021 Mirai, will go on sale in North American markets in December. The hydrogen fuel-cell powered car will be offered in two grades, XLE and Limited. The second-generation model was first presented at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and production was announced at the beginning of this year. Improvements in […]

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