Mercedes C-Class PHEV should have 100km pure electric range

Mercedes has presented the new generation of the C-Class. These are only mild hybrids, and a plug-in hybrid is to follow in a few months. This promises a high electric range on paper and an unusually high charging power for plug-in hybrids. Daimler is still being sparse with the data on the plug-in hybrid at […]

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BYD ups sales in January, expands in Aus and NZ

BYD was able to significantly increase sales of its electric vehicles in China in January. The Chinese manufacturer is also preparing its market entry in Australia and New Zealand with electric cars. In China, BYD sold 20,178 electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids in January, 182.88 per cent more than in the same month last year. […]

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Jaguar to be a zero-emission brand by 2025

Big news from Jaguar Land Rover: Jaguar will become a zero-emission car brand from 2025 as part of the JLR strategy ‘Reimagine’. Land Rover plans to greatly expand the number of electric models. Land Rover will launch six all-electric models in the next five years, the first of which will be in 2024. By the […]

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Tesla preparing to manufacture in India

Rumours have been around for some time, but now an Indian regional government has confirmed that Tesla will build a plant on the subcontinent. As yet, there is apparently no firm timetable yet for the start of local manufacturing. “The US company Tesla will open a production facility for electric cars in Karnataka,” the government […]

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Refreshed Chevrolet Bolt now available as EUV

Chevrolet has unveiled the redesigned Bolt EV and a completely new, slightly larger Bolt EUV, both of which will be available in the US from this summer. The refreshed Bolt has been made more affordable but relies on familiar technology for its powertrain. Chevrolet has sold over 100,000 units of the Bolt worldwide so far. […]

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Mini presents Mini Cooper SE special edition model

BMW will give the all-electric Mini Cooper SE a facelift in March. To mark the launch of the new edition, the brand is also bringing out a special edition model called the Mini Electric Collection. From March, the Mini Cooper SE, like its combustion-engine siblings, will arrive in Germany with a reduced design language that, […]

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FAW & Silk EV open Silk Roads with e-hypercar

Silk EV, an Italian automotive engineering and design company has formed a joint venture with China’s carmaking giant FAW to make luxury electric sports cars with a commitment of “more than 1 billion euros”.  The Silk-FAW Joint Venture plans to launch the new fully electric and hybrid luxury models under the FAW Hongqi ‘S’ series […]

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Mercedes plans AMG variants for 4 e-models

Mercedes-AMG is apparently planning performance variants of the electric models EQA, EQB, EQS and EQE. Neither the performance data nor has the schedule for the market launch has been revealed. According to the British magazine Autocar, Markus Schäfer, COO of Mercedes-Benz Cars and Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG for Development, is […]

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Audi’s Hungary plant prepares for e-drives for PPE

Preparations are underway at Audi Hungaria for the production of the new generation of electric motors. The new electric drives for the Group’s fully electric models, which are based on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) developed with Porsche, will be supplied from Győr, Hungary. For the production of the new e-drives, a completely new production […]

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Kia expands EV business strategy and targets

Kia has once again updated its strategic plan ‘Plan S’ and extended it to the year 2030. The plan includes expanding future mobility services, and new targets for sales of electrified vehicles, which includes both electric cars as well as purpose-built vehicles (PBV) in the commercial and sharing sectors. By 2030, electric and hybrid vehicles […]

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