Norway records 5,041 new BEVs in June

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In Norway, 5,041 new electric cars were registered in June. Electric cars accounted for 44 per cent of new passenger car registrations. With 707 units, the VW e-Golf was the most popular model across all drive types. Compared to the same month last year, however, this was a drop of 32.1 percent (2,387 units less). […]

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Citroën ë-C4 combines PSA tech in a new shell

Since 2018, Citroën has not offered a classic compact model. Although the C4 designation is now coming back, the French company opted for a separate body – and an electric drive. However, the “new era of the compact car”, as emphasized by the Citroën PR, is to be directed by familiar electric drive technology: It […]

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Porsche presents Taycan variant for China

Porsche has now presented the announced entry-level version of the Taycan with rear-wheel drive in China. It offers an engine output of up to 350 kW and is available with both well-known battery options. Ex works, the model simply called Taycan (without any further name additions) is combined with the 79.2 kWh battery. Optionally, the […]

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Byton may be facing bankruptcy

The promisingly started electric car start-up Byton is probably on the brink of collapse. According to the company, it will cease operations for half a year from July 1 – whether it will continue after that is open. After it was announced in April that Byton had furloughed employees in its US headquarters in Santa […]

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Ford presents F-150 with a hybrid drive

Ford presented the new edition of its US customer F-150, which is now being offered with a full hybrid drive for the first time. Interested parties will have to wait up to two years for the electric version of the pickup, however. The hybrid drive of the pickup truck combines a 3.5 litre V6 with […]

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Xpeng launches deliveries of the P7 sedan

The Chinese electric car startup Xpeng Motors has started deliveries of its second production model in China. The Xpeng P7 electric sedan will be offered at prices starting at 229,900 yuan (around 29,950 euros) after subsidies. The P7, which is being promoted with a NEDC range of 706 kilometers, will roll off the production line […]

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Canoo founder Krause leaves the company

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Stefan Krause, founder and first CEO of the Californian eMobility start-up Canoo (formerly Evelozcity), has left the company. Krause had already retired from the board last year. The market launch of Canoo’s first model, which is targeted for 2021, must therefore take place without the former BMW and Deutsche Bank board members. “Stefan has decided […]

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Tesla is getting ready to buy in Texas

Tesla has set its sights on a particular plot of land for its planned next US plant near the Texas capital Austin. US Media reports that the electric car manufacturer has already bought the land in Travis County were, however, later corrected by Elon Musk on Twitter. Tesla has an option on the property, but […]

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New head of technical development at Audi

Audi has realigned its development department: Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, Board Member for Development, is leaving the company at his own request and Audi CEO Markus Duesmann is taking over as Head of Technical Development for the brand with immediate effect. The Ingolstadt-based company announced this in a press release. Duesmann will be supported by two managers: […]

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Lucid Air to be presented on 9th September

Electric car startup Lucid Motors will present the series version of its electric sedan ‘Air’ on September 9, 2020 in an online presentation. Not only is the final interior and exterior design to be presented, but details of specifications, prices and available configurations are also to be revealed. The presentation of Lucid Air was originally […]

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