Ford lays founding stone to produce the F-150

Ford has now officially laid the foundation stone for a new facility next to its truck plant in Dearborn, Michigan, to produce the electric version of the F-150 pickup truck from mid-2022. A hybrid version of the pickup truck will also be produced there. On the occasion of the foundation stone ceremony, The US automaker […]

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Ultium Drive: five e-drives for GM’s electric cars

Following its Ultium modular battery system, General Motors has now introduced a family of five drive units and three motors under the name Ultium Drive, which will power the Group’s next-generation electric vehicles. General Motors says that the Ultium Drive will offer significant advantages over GM’s previous electric vehicles in terms of performance, scalability, speed […]

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VW brand boss Brandstätter: “The ID.4 will be a world-class car.”

Shortly before the world premiere of ID.4, VW brand boss Ralf Brandstätter and Volkswagens eMobility board member Thomas Ulbrich took questions from journalists. The managers mentioned some interesting figures about the e-SUV, on expected sales in particular. With the ID.3, VW launched the first model of its “e-Offensive” a few days ago, and last Friday […]

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BMW iX3 now up for order in the UK

BMW has just revealed the launch specifications and prices for the BMW iX3 for the UK market, which is available to pre-order from today onwards. UK customer deliveries will commence in summer 2021. The electric car is coming to UK shores with two exclusive editions – Premier Edition and Premier Edition Pro. Prices will start […]

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Tesla targets 100 more hectares for Giga Berlin

Tesla has submitted an application to the state of Brandenburg for the clearing of a further 100 hectares of forest on its Giga Berlin site. Back in the USA, the electric car manufacturer’s construction plans for its latest Gigafactory in the state of Texas have now been made public. At the Giga Berlin site in […]

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Škoda Enyaq iV: First MEB-SUV comes from the Czech Republic

Even before the premiere of the VW ID.4 in a few weeks, Škoda presents the series version of its MEB-based electric SUV, the Enyaq iV. The Czech company is offering a limited Founders Edition with lavish equipment although even the basic model already offers a high standard. Prices start at 33,800 euros. For the time […]

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Dutch investor joins e.Go Mobile to form Next.e.GO Mobile SE

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After being under threat from bankruptcy, the Aachen electric car manufacturer e.GO Mobile has announced its new start: On 1 September, the entire business of e.GO Mobile AG, including all subsidiaries and employees, was transferred to the Dutch investment group ND Industrial B.V. The new company is called Next.e.GO Mobile SE and is headed by […]

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Study: Currently available electric cars cause less CO2 emissions than ICE’s

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According to a new study conducted by the Technical University of Eindhoven on behalf of the Green Party in the German Bundestag, currently sold electric cars are responsible for significantly lower CO2 emissions compared to internal combustion engines (ICE) – even if the production of the battery and the power consumption are included. According to […]

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IAV announce EMC test centre in Heimsheim, Germany

The German engineering services provider IAV has announced the construction of a new EMC test centre in Heimsheim near Stuttgart. The new building is IAV’s response to the automotive industry’s unbroken demand for measuring and testing capacities for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) despite the corona pandemic. According to the company, construction of the EMC test centre […]

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Audi e-tron S 50 Quattro and 55 Quattro now selling in the UK

The new Audi e-tron Sportback 50 Quattro and 55 Quattro are now on sale in the UK. The German luxury carmaker is offering the e-tron Charging service and significant perks to all fleet and retail customers placing an e-tron or e-tron Sportback order before 31 December this year. Audi’s more powerful S variants of the […]

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