Norway sold 3,671 BEVs in April

In Norway, 3,671 new electric cars were registered in April. Electric cars accounted for 49.4 per cent of new passenger car registrations. Once again, the Audi e-tron was the most popular model across all drive types. Compared with the same month last year, this was a drop of 17.7 per cent (791 fewer). In any […]

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Arcfox is launching their debut BEV in China

The first series production electric model from Arcfox, a BAIC BJEV brand, is now going on sale in China. The Arcfox Alpha-T is a large electric SUV with premium standards and a range of over 650 kilometres. In 2019, the vehicle was presented at the Geneva Motor Show as a near-series concept vehicle called ECF. […]

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BYD plans to launch in Europe in 2020

BYD plans to start selling electric cars in Europe this year. Not surprisingly, the Chinese manufacturer has chosen Norway as its entry market, where BYD will initially launch with the all-electric SUV Tang EV600. After all, BYD is China’s largest electric car maker and the second largest in the world after Tesla – although BYD’s […]

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Aiways announces improved safety for U5 battery

Before the market launch of the electric SUV U5, the Chinese manufacturer Aiways has published further details about the battery modules. These have a new sandwich structure, which according to the manufacturer should lead to greater stability and significantly reduce the risk of damage to the battery. The core idea of the sandwich structure is […]

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Volkswagen reassigns small MEB project

According to a media report, Volkswagen has relieved its Seat brand of responsibility for the development of the planned MEB small car for under 20,000 euros. The decision is related to the fact that Seat has indefinitely postponed its market entry in China. This was reported with reference to a ‘source close to Seat’. Because […]

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Hyundai Prophecy concept rumoured to replace Ioniq

According to a British media report, the Prophecy electric concept vehicle recently presented by Hyundai will go into series production and is to replace the Ioniq. The new electric limousine could come onto the market as early as 2021. As Auto Express reported, the series production of the Prophecy has been decided. “There will be […]

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Polestar 2 pricing out for the USA

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Polestar has published the prices for its first purely electric model in the USA. The list prices of the Polestar 2 start at 59,900 US dollars: The battery-electric car qualifies for the federal tax credit of 7,500 dollars. In addition, the base price is subject to individual state subsidies, depending on where the buyer lives. […]

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Toyota Yaris to get hybrid SUV offshoot

The Toyota Yaris is to receive an SUV offshoot. Like the new Yaris, the newly presented Yaris Cross is based on the small car platform TNGA-B hybrid system and receives its hybrid system with 116 HP system power. The new model is to be launched in Europe in summer 2021. Toyota was originally going to […]

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Renault, Nissan & Mitsubishi consider strengthening EV alliance

According to a Japanese media report, Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi plan to formulate a plan in May to strengthen their alliance by jointly developing electric vehicles and automated driving technologies. They also plan to consolidate production and share logistics and warehouses, according to The Yomiuri Shimbun. In the field of electric vehicles, the alliance plans […]

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Study shows that light weight does not benefit EVs

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In contrast to vehicles with combustion engines, lightweight construction in electric vehicles does not have any advantage over steel in terms of total energy and total emissions. This is the result of a research project by Manuel Schweizer, a student at the Technical University of Ingolstadt (THI). There have been discussions for years in the […]

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