Polestar reveals details to electric SUV Polestar 3

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath revealed new information about the Polestar 3 at the IAA Mobility. The brand wants to offer the electric SUV with one as well as two drives. Ingenlath also gave new details about the interior. The electric SUV, which will reportedly go into production in 2022, will only be offered with two […]

Hyundai considers adding compact BEVs to lineup

Hyundai is considering expanding its electric sub-brand Ioniq with more compact models based mainly on the E-GMP platform, along with a successor to the all-electric Kona, according to marketing chief Thomas Schemera. The decision is not final, but models such as an Ioniq 2, 3 or 4 are considered likely. Hyundai executive Schemera says the […]

VW to expand influence in Chinese joint ventures

The VW Group apparently wants to increase its influence on one of the joint ventures in the expansion of e-mobility in China and could thus risk conflicts with other partners. Volkswagen is said to be in talks about the purchase of another factory of the Chinese company JAC, as unspecified sources told Reuters. VW’s two […]

VW launches OTA updates for all ID. models

From now on, all VW ID. models will receive regular software updates via mobile data transfer. The first update ‘ID. Software 2.3’ provides improvements in the image recognition of the camera or the operation of the infotainment system, among other things. Until now, the updates were only available in the test phase to customers registered […]

Vitesco is getting ready to manufacture 800-volt e-drives

After introducing an 800 V inverter only six months ago, Vitesco Technologies is now preparing to start production of 800-volt electric motor technology in China, which is scheduled to start in 2023. The motor matches the recently announced new generation EMR4 electric axle drive, which is said to be 25 per cent lighter with the […]

BYD presents electric sedan concept ‘Ocean-X’

With the Ocean-X, BYD presents a new concept car based on its ‘e-platform 3.0’ electric car platform presented in April. BYD has not yet revealed whether and when the Ocean-X will become a production model. BYD’s ‘e-platform 3.0’, which is to be offered to third-party customers in the near future, relies on the manufacturer’s Blade […]

XEV launches serial production of 3-D printed mini-EV

The Italian start-up XEV unveiled the production version of its 3D-printed electric small car Yoyo at the IAA Mobility. Sales are now also starting on the home market in Italy. At a minimum of 13,900 euros before subsidies, prices are significantly higher than originally announced. When the Yoyo was first unveiled in spring 2018, it […]