e.GO Mobile applies for self-administered insolvency

The Aachen-based electric car manufacturer e.GO Mobile has filed an application for a protective shielding procedure with Aachen Local Court – a special form of insolvency in self-administration. Because of the Corona crisis, the Chinese investor apparently did not step in after all. The court has already granted the application and appointed Biner Bähr of […]

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BMW provides data on i Hydrogen Next

BMW has now revealed the first technical details of the drive system in the i Hydrogen Next study that the manufacturer presented at the IAA 2019 on the basis of an X5. The manufacturer provides some data on both the fuel cell and the car’s electric drive. The BMW i Hydrogen Next uses a fuel […]

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Giga-Berlin rockets ahead despite pandemic

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The cleared pine forest area for Tesla’s planned Giga-Berlin factory in Grünheide, Germany, has now been almost completely levelled. According to a local news outlet, Brandenburg’s State Environmental Agency now wants to allow the foundations to be built in advance, despite 373 objections to the project. According to the local newspaper B.Z. the state agency […]

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BYD forms FinDreams to sell components

BYD will be offering its electric car components to third parties in order to diversify its sources of income in the face of dwindling demand for cars. The components business is to be conducted through the recently founded sub-brand FinDreams. The components being made available include batteries and drivetrains for electric cars said founder Wang […]

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Extreme E: QEV entry and live-streaming deal

QEV Technologies have confirmed they will make up the fifth team for the premiere season of the Extreme E. The inter-continental electric motorsport spectacle will be broadcast by the BBC. The racing series for fully electric 4WDs in remote locations will start in January 2021. The new and fifth team to join the event is […]

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Fiat’s plans for an electric Panda in series production

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Fiat will apparently also build the Panda in its own electric version. The car manufacturer has apparently decided to put the Concept Centoventi that was presented in 2019 into series production. When Fiat presented a preview of a possible electric Panda with the all-electric Concept Centoventi at the Geneva Motor Show last year, it was […]

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Ford counts 40,000 + pre orders for the Mustang-E

Ford apparently has more than 40,000 pre-orders for its Mustang Mach-E electric SUV. This means that this year’s planned production of 50,000 units will soon be sold out. The figure of “more than 40,000 pre-orders” comes from the Mach-E Forum. According to the forum, about 83 per cent of the 50,000 planned 2021 model year […]

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BMW halts plans for the iX3 in the USA

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According to a report, BMW has put on hold its plans to offer the all-electric iX3 in the USA from the first half of 2021. In a market where long-range and all-wheel-drives are preferred, the sales environment for the electric car looks difficult. “At present we have no plans to bring the iX3 to the […]

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Peugeot keeps the 108 and plans full-electric version

According to CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato, a few weeks ago Peugeot decided to keep making its small car model 108. It is possible that a new generation of the Peugeot 108 would be offered as a pure electric car – possibly with the technology of the new Fiat 500. Here PSA could take advantage of the […]

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Tesla’s plans for production increase in Shanghai

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How many Model 3 can Tesla build in the Gigafactory 3 near Shanghai? A new report from China provides details of the planned increase in production at the factory as well as new models. In other Tesla news, we look at software updates. The report is based on recordings by financial investor Shengang Securities from […]

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