Tesla puts Shanghai expansion plans on hold

Tesla has apparently put on hold plans to buy additional land to expand its Shanghai plant and make it a global export centre. A Reuters report writes that this is due to the political situation between China and the USA. With 25 per cent tariffs on imported Chinese electric cars, which are being imposed in […]

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Polestar to track CO2 throughout supply chain

Polestar has entered into a strategic partnership with blockchain provider Circulor. One element of the partnership is the tracking of CO2 equivalents through the supply chain. This is intended to help achieve Polestar’s goal of building a carbon-neutral car by 2030. Circulor helps companies set up more sustainable supply chains and works with blockchain technology […]

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Bristol Cars plans EV market entry in 2025

The British car brand Bristol Cars plans to launch an electric four-seater in 2025 with a new investor. For its 80th anniversary in 2026, investor Jason Wharton wants to make Bristol Cars a “leading British electric vehicle company”. Bristol Cars had been wound up last year. At that time, Wharton had acquired the rights to […]

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Subaru’s first fully-electric model receives a name

Subaru’s first electric model will be called Solterra and will be launched next year. The Solterra is an all-electric SUV in the C-segment that is based on the platform developed jointly with Toyota. The counterpart of Toyota’s e-TNGA is officially called e-Subaru Global Platform or e-SGP for short. The development of the joint e-platform was […]

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MG Motor gets go-ahead for MG Cyberster roadster production

The British SAIC brand MG Motor confirms that it will build the MG Cyberster in series. MG presented the electric roadster initially as a concept at the Shanghai Auto Show in April. MG Motors now confirmed the production plans not in Shanghai but through the Weibo account of the parent company SAIC. Apparently, preparations for […]

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Infineon secures silicon carbide from Showa Denko

Infineon Technologies signed a supply agreement with Japanese wafer manufacturer Showa Denko for a range of silicon carbide (SiC) material. The German semiconductor manufacturer says this secures further raw material given the increasing demand for SiC-based microchips. According to Infineon, the contract has a term of two years and includes the option of an unspecified […]

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Antonio Felix da Costa leads in Monaco Formula E

Current Formula E champion Antonio Felix da Costa secured his first win of the season at the seventh race of the electric series in Monaco in his DS Techeetah. The Portuguese racer won ahead of Virgin driver Robin Frijns and Mitch Evans in the Jaguar. The energy management, much criticised during the chaotic race in […]

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Tesla Giga Berlin gets approval for another hall

Tesla has received approval to build a huge hall on the Gigafactory site in Grünheide, near Berlin, possibly for the battery factory. Tesla is apparently also planning an expansion for Giga Texas, which is also under construction. First to Grünheide aka Giga Berlin: the new hall is to have a floor area of 22,000 square […]

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Mercedes presents EQT concept as small electric van

Mercedes-Benz presented the Concept EQT, a near-production preview of the upcoming T-Class and the EQT electric model. The smaller van below the EQV is being developed together with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi. Still, the new Mercedes van clearly towers above its platform brother Renault Kangoo. At the presentation of the design study just passed, the company offered no […]

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Porsche begins street testing the electric Macan

Camouflaged prototypes of the all-electric Macan have now left the factory for the first time after initial test drives at the Porsche Development Centre in Weissach. Porsche also announced that the e-Macan will be launched in 2023. As before, Porsche makes no statements in the press release about the start of production of the electric […]

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