MW Motor & UAZ will build an electric 469 Hunter

After the formidable Luka EV retro electric vehicle presented in 2018, the Czech company MW Motors is now attracting attention with a new project: MW Motors Spartan is a fully electric off-road vehicle based on the 469 Hunter from the Russian manufacturer UAZ. The UAZ-469 Hunter is so to speak the Russian counterpart to the […]

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Tesla is boosting Model Y production capacity in Fremont

Tesla is apparently using the period of the widespread closure of its plant in Fremont, California, due to the Covid 19 pandemic to make several improvements, including increasing production capacity for the Model Y. This was reported by Electrek, citing several building permits applied for by Tesla. These are to be general improvements at the […]

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Rivian postpones delivery launch til 2021

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After the US electric car startup Rivian had interrupted production preparations for its two debut electric cars due to the Covid 19 pandemic, it is now clear that the plan to start production and deliveries before the end of this year cannot be kept. “It will be 2021,” said a Rivian spokesperson. It is still […]

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Renault to release compact eSUV in 2021

According to a media report, Renault’s planned all-electric compact SUV based on the new CMF-EV electric vehicle platform should be launched in spring 2021. The factory where the model is to be built has apparently also already been determined. It was known that Renault wants to make progress in the field of compact electric SUVs […]

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Mercedes to offer AMG version of the EQS

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Mercedes offers its particularly powerful models, for example with specially developed V8 and V-12 engines under the AMG subsidiary. According to media reports, an electric Mercedes from AMG will soon be available. A more powerful AMG version of the Mercedes EQS, which was presented as a concept at last year’s IAA, will also be available, […]

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Chevy Bolt no longer subsidized in the USA

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Starting as of this month, the USA has stopped subsidizing General Motors’ only electric model to date; the Chevrolet Bolt. General Motors is the second carmaker after Tesla to reach the limit of cars sold. After GM reached the 200,000 car-sales mark in early 2019, which results in the discontinuation of federal subsidies, government subsidies […]

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Audi provides new EV platform details

Audi promises 30 electrified models by 2025, 20 of which will be BEVs. Audi USA has now provided further details of the four platforms on which these electric cars will be built. Of particular interest are statements on the upcoming PPE architecture, which is being developed jointly with Porsche. Although Audi USA does not yet […]

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BYD & Toyota JV is ready to launch

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Toyota and BYD have completed the formation of their announced joint venture to jointly develop BEVs and their batteries. The joint venture, called BYD Toyota EV Technology (BTET), is based in Shenzhen and is scheduled to start operations in May. With the 50:50 joint venture, the partners will create around 300 jobs. The two companies […]

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BMW Brilliance launches new factory construction

BMW Brilliance has begun construction of a new production facility on the existing plant site in Tiexi, a district of Shenyang in Liaoning Province. With the new plant, BMW Brilliance (BBA) intends to double production capacity at the site. The expansion project will be realized on an area of 3.2 square kilometers and will be […]

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BYD faces slumping profits

The Chinese electric car and battery manufacturer BYD has published its preliminary results for the 2019 fiscal year. At just under 121.8 billion yuan, sales were on a par with the previous year, but profits slumped by 42 per cent to around 1.6 billion yuan. Converted into euros, sales amounted to around 15 billion euros […]

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