Volvo presents the new C40 Recharge

Shortly after announcing its intention to become an all-electric brand by 2030, Volvo has unveiled the C40 Recharge, the second purely electric car in its current portfolio and the first to be offered exclusively with electric drive. Besides, the C40 will only be available for purchase online – more on that later. Unlike earlier Volvo […]

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Nio marks a successful end of 2020

Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio has presented its financial figures for the fourth quarter of 2020 and the full year 2020. In the final quarter, Nio was able to significantly increase sales and deliveries. However, Nio no longer mentions the European launch actually planned for 2021 in the outlook of its annual report. Total revenue […]

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Norway marks 5,074 new BEVs sold in February

In Norway, 5,074 new electric cars were registered in February. The market share of EVs in all new passenger car registrations for the month was 47.5 per cent. In addition, there were 3,378 new plug-in hybrids. Norway’s most successful electric model in February was the Audi e-tron, which made it to 618 new registrations. Compared […]

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Volvo to become all-electric carmaker in 2030

Volvo Cars will become an all-electric car manufacturer from 2030. In 2018, Volvo had set itself the goal of achieving half of its sales with purely electric cars by 2025. To this end, there is another change: Volvo wants to sell electric cars only via online direct sales. While Volvo had still left some loopholes […]

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BYD reveals Norwegian Tang EV comes with bigger battery

BYD has unveiled the 2021 model year of its Tang EV for the Norwegian market. In the new model year, the electric SUV comes as a seven-seater with the “Blade Battery” and a capacity of 86.4 kWh. The battery of the 2020 model featured an energy content of 82.8 kWh and an NEDC range of […]

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Hyundai marks >200,000 interest expressions for Ioniq 5

Hyundai has reported a high level of interest in the 800-volt electric vehicle less than a week after the world premiere of the Ioniq 5:  236,000 expressions of interest were already received from potential customers in Europe. The special edition “Project 45”, limited to 3,000 units, was sold out within a few hours. The planned […]

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Vitesco opens electric drive plant in Hungary

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After two years of construction, Continental’s powertrain division Vitesco Technologies has put its new plant in Debrecen, Hungary, into operation. Electronics and transmission sensors for drives for use in fully electric and electrified vehicles are manufactured there on an area of around 7,000 square metres. First of all, an innovative transmission control unit will be […]

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Xiaomi denies rumoured in-house car development

The Chinese tech company Xiaomi has denied media reports that it is planning its own electric car. Instead, there are now rumours about corresponding plans by Huawei. The Chinese online platform Late Post had reported a few days ago that Xiaomi had decided to enter the production of electric cars after years of consideration and […]

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Model 3 production continues after brief chip shortage

Tesla apparently wanted to shut down production for the Model 3 in Fremont for a fortnight due to an industry-wide chip shortage. But the production shutdown only lasted a few days. But there is also new information about the Model Y from Grünheide. Tesla wanted to pause production of the Model 3 at its main […]

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Volkswagen to introduce third shift in Zwickau plant

Volkswagen plans to introduce a third shift at its MEB plant in Zwickau from mid-April. This will enable around 1,400 vehicles to be built per day from the summer onwards. Currently production capacity stands around 800 electric cars. Volkswagen Saxony is also getting a new CEO. The third shift is to work in the second […]

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