Lucid Motors to open 20 Studios through 2021

Electric carmaker Lucid Motors has just announced plans to open 20 retail locations known as Lucid Studios as well as Service Centers throughout North America by the end of 2021. Lucid Motors are following a direct sales approach whereby customers can order their electric cars completely online. Earlier this year, Lucid Motors announced details of […]

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Audi brings PHEV version of the A7 to the USA

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Audi has just announced it is bringing the A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro, its third PHEV, to the US market. The plug-in hybrid should be available from autumn with prices starting at $74,900. With subsidies, this should turn into $69,183 after including the expected $995 destination fee and deducting the federal tax credit of […]

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Seat to start producing BEVs at main plant from 2025

When presenting its future plans, Seat announced that it will start production of purely electric vehicles at its main plant in Martorell, Spain, from 2025 onwards. The Spanish brand is allocating 5 billion euros to research and development projects for new facilities, equipment and models. The VW subsidiary also revealed new details about the el-Born. […]

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German Innovation Premium comes into force

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In Germany, the Innovation Premium that spells out the doubling of the federal share of the Environmental Bonus for electric vehicles will come into force today. The amended funding guidelines for the Environmental Bonus were published in the Federal Gazette German publication for government announcements yesterday. The increased subsidy of up to 9,480 euros gross […]

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GM’s Orion Township plant suddenly goes all electric

In the USA, the General Motors plant in Orion Township in the Detroit area in Michigan State is becoming the Group’s second to go fully electric, right after GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant. While the conversion to electric cars was planned for Detroit-Hamtramck for a long time, the transition at Orion Township has been somewhat sudden. This […]

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Audi to also launch the Q4 e-tron as a Sportback

Audi has now presented a near-production study with the Q4 Sportback e-tron concept, turning the compact electric SUV into a four-door SUV coupe. Series production is already scheduled: The Q4 e-tron Sportback will to be the seventh electric Audi and should hit markets in 2021. In technical terms, the Sportback corresponds precisely to the Q4 […]

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New registrations of e-cars in Sweden reach almost 25%

The corona crisis is still affecting new registrations in Sweden. In June, the overall market declined by 21.3 per cent in comparison with the same month last year. At the same time, BEV and PHEV were still able to significantly increase their market share. The new registration boom is primarily due to a change in […]

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Porsche builds body shop for the E-Macan in Leipzig

The conversion of the Porsche plant in Leipzig for the production of the third generation of the Macan is on schedule despite the Corona crisis. The new body shop for the new electric Macan has now been completed from the outside. The next step will be to set up the plant inside the building. Although […]

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Hyundai to bring out Santa Fe PHEV in 2021

Hyundai has now provided details of the revised Santa Fe, which is also being offered as a hybrid and plug-in hybrid for the first time. The full hybrid is expected to be launched in autumn this year, while the PHEV will take a few months longer. The hybrid version of the Santa Fe facelift that […]

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Audi A9 e-tron rumoured to come out in 2024

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At the end of May this year, Audi presented its Artemis project for the development of new technologies for electric, highly automated driving. Now it seems that the flagship model developed as part of the project will bear the title of the A9 e-tron and could be launched on the market by 2024. As Autocar […]

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