Geely brand Geometry reveals second model for July

After Geely presented its electric car brand Geometry and its first model Geometry A last year, the brand’s second model, the Geometry C, will be launched on the Chinese market in July. Geometry A was launched in April 2019 and is a sedan. With Geometry C, however, the brand has chosen an almost classic compact […]

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Tesla starts digging at Giga-Berlin

Now that Tesla received approval for foundation work from the Brandenburg State Office for the Environment, the work has now apparently begun in the usual rapid Tesla-tempo. A new drone video shows the first excavation works. “…we can say that Tesla has broken ground now”, the Twitter-user wrote to the uploaded drone video. Excavators started […]

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Audi announces taskforce for autonomous EVs

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Audi launched a new project called Artemis. The core of the project is the development of new technologies for electric, highly automated driving with a concrete reference to the model. The first step is now to “develop a pioneering model quickly and unbureaucratically”. Just two months after taking up the post of CEO at Audi, […]

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USA: Hybrid RAV 4 to go on sale this summer

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Toyota announced the new 2021 RAV4 Prime Plug-in hybrid SUV will hit the market in the US  this summer. With a base price of $38,100, the RAV4’s first plug-in version has up to 42 miles purely electric range, according to Toyota, making it the highest EV range of any PHEV SUV out there. With a […]

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Renault to strike 15,000 jobs

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After alliance partner Nissan, Renault has also presented its restructuring program. The savings plan provides for the elimination of two billion euros in fixed costs. Among other things, savings will be made in personnel. The plan sounds simple at first: Efficiency is to be increased by simplifying processes, reducing the variety of components and adjusting […]

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VW to take over majority stake in JAC JV

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Volkswagen has officially confirmed its plan to increase its stake in JAC Volkswagen, its joint venture for electric mobility, and to invest around one billion euros in this. The Wolfsburg-based company will invest another billion in a Chinese battery specialist. With this amount, the Wolfsburgers cover two campaigns at once. Firstly, they are increasing their […]

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Swindon Powertrain compact motor for conversions

British company Swindon Powertrain has now made its compact HPD 80kW ‘crate’ motor for electric vehicle conversions available to order from its website. Prices start at £6,400+VAT for the 80kW motor, transmission and differential with options for cooling, inverters and limited-slip differential also available. The motor weighs just under 50 kg and is ready for […]

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Nissan to close Barcelona plant but keep Sunderland

Nissan has presented its comprehensive renovation package. Europe is no longer considered a core market. The Barcelona plant will be closed while the plant in Sunderland is to continue to operate with alliance partner Renault. Shortly after the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi manufacturing alliance announced the restructuring of their cooperation, Nissan has announced its own new strategy. The […]

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Tesla gets foundation approval in Germany

Tesla has just received approval for foundation-building work for the Giga-Berlin plant in Grünheide near Berlin from the Brandenburg State Office for the Environment. In Berlin itself, the company has also found the location for the planned development and design centre. With the approval, Tesla can begin work on the flat foundation in Grünheide and […]

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BMW upgrades 5er and Mini Countryman PHEV versions

BMW has given the 5-series a model update and in this context has increased the range of plug-in hybrids to five versions. The small SUV Mini Countryman also has an update on the PHEV. With BMW’s 5 Series until now, the 530e sedan was the only plug-in electric vehicle available. Now, from autumn 2020 the […]

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