Porsche planning entry-level Taycan

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In addition to the familiar 4S, Turbo and Turbo S variants, Porsche is planning a new entry-level version with rear-wheel drive and a smaller battery for its Taycan electric model. The German company also has its sights set on a specific market to launch the model in. Head of development Michael Steiner confirmed the plans […]

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Land Rover introduces hybrid Evoque & Discovery Sport

Land Rover has introduced its two smallest SUVs, Evoque and Discovery Sport, with a specially developed plug-in hybrid drive. Both models are also available for immediate order. The drive system is a transaxle layout: the combustion engine is classically located at the front of the engine compartment, but the electric motor has not been integrated […]

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Byton furloughs half their US workforce

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Byton furloughed half of their workforce employed at the U.S. headquarters in Santa Clara, California, due to the effects of the pandemic. Apparently, the production launch of the M-Byte is also at risk. A Byton spokesman told Electrek: “Our production schedule will undoubtedly be affected. We are evaluating that impact.” According to the report, his […]

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Byton furloughs half their US workforce

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Byton furloughed half of their workforce employed at the U.S. headquarters in Santa Clara, California, due to the effects of the pandemic. Apparently, the production launch of the M-Byte is also at risk. A Byton spokesman told Electrek: “Our production schedule will undoubtedly be affected. We are evaluating that impact.” According to the report, his […]

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Second gen Opel Mokka to include fully elecrtric variant

For the second generation of the Opel Mokka, a purely electrically driven version will also be offered for the market launch. Production of the new mocha is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of this year. The finished battery-electric production vehicles are scheduled to roll to customers in early 2021, Opel writes in a […]

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Subaru’s first electric model to drop in 2021

According to media reports, the first electric model of Subaru will be called Evoltis and will have its world premiere at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2021. The electric SUV will be based on the electric vehicle platform developed by Subaru together with Toyota. According to reports, the Evoltis will have a range of […]

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Toyota has 3 new BEVs for the Chinese market

Toyota is launching three electric models on the Chinese market on April 26. One of the vehicles is soon to be sold in select European markets as well. These are the battery-electric versions of the sister models C-HR and IZOA, which were introduced last year and are built by Toyota’s joint ventures with GAC and […]

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Mazda patents a hybrid wankel drive

Mazda has patented an extraordinary hybrid drive with a Wankel engine in Japan. The system works with a total of three electric motors and, according to Mazda, is primarily intended to be lighter than current electric four-wheel drive systems. It is already known that Mazda is working on a comeback of the Wankel engine: The […]

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Maple 30x is a new low-cost EV from China

A new electric car brand launched in China named Maple. Maple is a joint venture between Geely and Kandi’s Fengsheng Automotive Technology Group. The brand’s first model, the Maple 30x, is to be launched at prices of less than 9,000 euros. The 30x is a compact SUV with a 70 kW engine that is offered […]

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Nio launches delivery of revised ES8

The Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio has started deliveries of the new edition of its ES8 model. The electric SUV, has been revised in many areas and is now offered with a new 100 kWh battery pack, among other things. Nio claims to have improved its large SUV model “based on customer feedback” in more […]

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