ZSW analysis shows global number of EVs at 7.9 million

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In 2019, the worldwide stock of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles with battery-electric drives or with range extenders, as well as plug-in hybrid drives has increased to around 7.9 million, 2.3 million more than a year ago. The figures are taken from a recent survey by the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research […]

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GM to begin upgrading Detroit factory in March

Preparations for the conversion of the Detroit-Hamtramck production facility into a pure electric car plant, announced by General Motors at the end of January, will begin in March. There are also reports of concrete subsidies for the planned GM battery factory in Ohio. But first a look at Michigan: According to local media, the last […]

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GKN testing new drive in the Arctic Circle

GKN Automotive continues their tests on the 3-in-1 powertrains and has several prototypes underway in the Arctic Circle. New inverters and motors are being used in the test vehicles based on the Tesla Model 3 and Fiat Ducato. With the 3-in-1 layout of the drive unit called G400, the British supplier wants to integrate the […]

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Nio launches production of the EC6

The Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio has started production of its third model after the ES8 and ES6. The start of production at the indebted company is also made possible thanks to a framework agreement with the city of Hefei, which is providing Nio with a billion-euro cash injection. The EC6, announced in January, is […]

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Sono Motors announces financing update

Sono Motors has released an update on the development and financing of the Sion. Among other things, the work packages and suppliers were defined. Some aspects are however still not finalized. Let us recall: at the beginning of December 2019, Sono Motors declared negotiations with a potential major investor to have failed and subsequently radically […]

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Micro Mobility presents Microletta & Microlino 2.0

After Micro Mobility Systems announced in January that it would be developing its Microlino to series production readiness together with the Italian company CECOMP, the Swiss company wants to present the visually and technically revised Microlino 2.0 at the Geneva Motor Show. Following the out-of-court settlement with Artega and TMI announced in January in the […]

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e.GO Mobile presents 2 Life derivatives in Geneva

The German electric car start-up e.GO Mobile will be presenting the e.GO Life Concept Cross at the Geneva Motor Show, which is to be launched as a limited small series in 2021. In addition, the company will also be showing the near-series sports version e.GO Life Sport. With the Life Concept Cross, the company itself […]

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Polestar Precept shows the design future of the Volvo subsidiary

Polestar has shown a foretaste of future electric models of the brand under the name Precept. The concept is a fully electric four-door Grand Tourer, which will be presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The Volvo subsidiary sees the concept car as a “clear expression of Polestar’s intention as a brand”. “Precept is […]

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VW Touareg to become a plug-in hybrid

Volkswagen will present the Touareg R at the Geneva Motor Show in a few days. This means that the large SUV – after all the brand’s top model after the phase-out of the Phaeton – will also have a plug-in drive. In doing so, VW is following Porsche’s in-house example, where the sportiest versions of […]

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DS 9 to be released with 3 PHEV variants

With the new DS 9, the PSA brand DS Automobiles has presented its top model, for which three PHEV variants are planned. However, only one version of the plug-in drive is to be available for the market launch, the other two are to follow “with a certain time lag”. The DS 9 is a 4.93-meter […]

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