De Vries and Bird win Diriyah E-Prix double-header

The Formula E is on again, and with the season just starting remains entirely unpredictable. The FIA World Championship’s opening races on Friday and Saturday in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, happened at night, making for striking imagery. The cooler nighttime did not take the heat out of the races. Mercedes-EQ’s Nyck de Vries claimed the Pole […]

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Vitesco opens electric drive plant in Hungary

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After two years of construction, Continental’s powertrain division Vitesco Technologies has put its new plant in Debrecen, Hungary, into operation. Electronics and transmission sensors for drives for use in fully electric and electrified vehicles are manufactured there on an area of around 7,000 square metres. First of all, an innovative transmission control unit will be […]

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Xiaomi denies rumoured in-house car development

The Chinese tech company Xiaomi has denied media reports that it is planning its own electric car. Instead, there are now rumours about corresponding plans by Huawei. The Chinese online platform Late Post had reported a few days ago that Xiaomi had decided to enter the production of electric cars after years of consideration and […]

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Model 3 production continues after brief chip shortage

Tesla apparently wanted to shut down production for the Model 3 in Fremont for a fortnight due to an industry-wide chip shortage. But the production shutdown only lasted a few days. But there is also new information about the Model Y from Grünheide. Tesla wanted to pause production of the Model 3 at its main […]

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Volkswagen to introduce third shift in Zwickau plant

Volkswagen plans to introduce a third shift at its MEB plant in Zwickau from mid-April. This will enable around 1,400 vehicles to be built per day from the summer onwards. Currently production capacity stands around 800 electric cars. Volkswagen Saxony is also getting a new CEO. The third shift is to work in the second […]

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Bosch to build electric drives for Dragon Racing

Bosch Motorsport and the Formula E team Dragon Penske Autosport have agreed to a long-term technology and development partnership. As part of the partnership, Bosch is developing a vehicle management system with hardware and software components that is specially adapted to the requirements of the Formula E car. For season 9, when the switch to […]

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e.GO Mobile closes €30 million financing round

Aachen-based electric car start-up e.GO Mobile, which now operates under the name Next.e.GO Mobile after being acquired by a Dutch investment group, has closed a Series B financing round of more than 30 million euros to enable the start of production at its plant in Aachen. It will also support the company’s growth plans, Next.e.GO […]

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Volvo & Geely cancel fusion and opt for cooperation

Volvo owner Geely and Volvo Cars have announced that they will forego their proposed merger and instead significantly deepen their existing cooperation as two separate companies. This includes, among other things, expanded joint use of modular architectures for electric cars. In addition, joint procurement is expected to reduce purchasing costs, which makes sense with a […]

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Audi appoints Oliver Hoffman as new CDO

Audi has a new Chief Development Officer: Oliver Hoffmann, previously Chief Operating Officer of the division, was appointed to the Board of Management by the Supervisory Board with effect from 1 March 2021. Since June 2020, Audi CEO Markus Duesmann had also taken over as Head of Technical Development for the brand with the departure […]

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Fisker and Foxconn are planning a new EV for 2023

Fisker has announced a large-scale electric vehicle project with the Apple contract manufacturer Hon Hai aka Foxconn. The model, which will apparently not be an ordinary electric car, will be Fisker’s second model after the Ocean electric SUV. Both partners will develop an electric vehicle in a “new segment” under the project name PEAR (Personal […]

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