VW starts MEB reconstruction of the Emden plant

VW has started the conversion of the Emden plant for the production of MEB electric cars. Unlike the plant in Zwickau, Emden will continue the assembly of combustion engines in parallel. In Saxony, as reported a few days ago Zwickau will become a purely electric plant and the last combustion engine has already rolled off […]

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Next-gen Formula E cars to get more power & recuperation

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The FIA World Motor Sport Council has set the course for the third Formula E generation. From the 2022/23 season onwards, the cars will be more powerful and recuperate better. FIA has also appointed several suppliers to make standard components for the next-gen racing cars. The so-called Gen3 electric vehicles will race in seasons 9 […]

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Daimler in talks to sell French Hambach plant

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Daimler plans to sell its plant in the French town of Hambach, where they build the Smart electric vehicles. In 2018, Daimler had announced that the Hambach plant would also make a compact model of the electric car brand EQ, presumably the EQB. Where Daimler will produce said EQB in the future is still unclear. […]

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Norway records 5,041 new BEVs in June

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In Norway, 5,041 new electric cars were registered in June. Electric cars accounted for 44 per cent of new passenger car registrations. With 707 units, the VW e-Golf was the most popular model across all drive types. Compared to the same month last year, however, this was a drop of 32.1 percent (2,387 units less). […]

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AC Motors electrifies the iconic AC Cobra Series 1

British specialist automobile manufacturer AC Cars is launching a limited edition run of zero-emission cars, the first-ever electric cars to bear the AC marque. This model is called the AC Cobra Series1 Electric and only 58 reservations will be taken. The number of 58 reservations is not coincidental: it is now 58 years since the […]

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Baojun sells electric cars in China for under $10,000

Baojun, the Chinese brand born of the SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture, launched the E300 and E300 Plus electric vehicles. Six variants are priced between RMB 64,800 ($9,154) and RMB 84,800 ($11,980). Both models are equipped with 40 kW and 150 Nm electric motor which is enough for a top speed of 100 km/h (62 mph), and […]

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Suzuki presents SUV plug-in hybrid Across

Suzuki has presented the new Across, an SUV with plug-in hybrid drive, scheduled to go on sale in Europe this autumn. It is the first product of the partnership with Toyota and is essentially the Suzuki offshoot of the Toyota RAV4 PHEV with minor optical modifications. The PHEV four-wheel drive of the Suzuki Across combines […]

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BMW opens Competence Centre for E-Drive Production

BMW has now opened the Competence Centre for E-Drive Production at its largest European manufacturing site in Dingolfing in southern Germany. Here, the BMW Group will produce e-drive components to equip its electrified vehicles. The German vehicle manufacturer is planning to set up a further four lines so that the location will significantly increase its […]

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Tesla production & delivery report Q2/2020

Tesla delivered a total of 90,650 vehicles in the second quarter of 2020, 2,250 more than in the first quarter of the year. From April to June a total of 82,272 Tesla vehicles were produced, which significantly fewer than in the 1st quarter due to Corona restrictions. From January to March, Tesla was still able […]

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Insolvency proceedings opened for e.GO Mobile

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In Germany, insolvency proceedings have now opened for the assets of the electric car manufacturer e.GO Mobile under its own administration.  e.GO Mobile filed for a preliminary self-administration procedure in early April this year. e.GO Mobile announced that it is suspending production and all development activities for the month of July, “to protect the insolvency […]

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