Audi announces end of combustion A4, A6 & A8 models

Audi is giving its A4 and A6 models an end date as combustion engines. The same is said to apply to the A8. Even in plug-in hybrids Audi apparently no longer wants to invest heavily. These decisions are likely to be the cornerstones of the exit plan from the internal combustion engine drawn up under […]

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Volkswagen Group misses EU CO2 fleet targets narrowly

The Volkswagen Group just missed the EU’s CO2 fleet targets for 2020. The CO2 pool formed with other manufacturers fell short by around 0.5 g/km last year. By contrast, the VW and Audi brands exceeded their CO2 fleet targets, primarily due to the ramp-up of the ID.3 and rising e-tron sales. Group-wide, CO2 emissions fell […]

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Tesla drops Model 3 prices in Europe

Prices have been reduced for the Tesla Model 3 in several European countries. In France, prices even dropped by up to 6,190 euros for the Standard Range+ variant. The largest reduction in price has been given in France, where the Standard Range+ variant dropped by 6,190 euros from 49,990 euros to 43,800 euros. This doubly […]

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Nissan reveals e-NV200 Winter Camper Concept

Nissan has presented the e-NV200 Winter Camper Concept, a study optimised for off-road conditions based on the familiar electric van. The offroad-ready one-off is intended to inspire a “sustainable spirit of adventure”. Nissan explains that high-quality off-road tires and increased ground clearance provide traction in snow, mud and ice. The on-board 220-volt power supply draws […]

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VW’s new flagship called Trinity

Announced in December, VW brand boss Ralf Brandstätter has now revealed that the VW brand’s new electric flagship will be called Trinity and will roll off the production line from 2026. Brandstätter also moved back the date for the affordable and size-effective smaller cars below the size of the ID.3 till 2025. The German publication […]

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Mercedes-Benz reveals the all-electric EQA

Mercedes-Benz Cars has just presented the EQA, an all-electric compact e-SUV. Further variants are to follow the 140 kW EQ electric car now revealed. The EQA 250 will be available for order in Germany from February at prices starting at 47,540 euros. Mercedes is calling the EQA an “excellent compromise between performance, cost and time-to-market.” […]

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Porsche releases the RWD Taycan

While the Porsche Taycan with rear-wheel drive is already available in China, dealerships in Germany, the US and the UK are now to follow. With rear-wheel drive and the optional battery, the basic Taycan is the version of the model series with the longest range. In Germany, prices start at 83,520 euros. The Porsche Taycan […]

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Thomas Ulbrich stays with VW after all

Volkswagen has restructured the Board of Management of its core passenger car brand. Frank Welsch, Member of the Board of Management responsible for Development, moves from the brand to the Group and will take charge of the new Group Quality Management and Strategy department. The board member responsible for technical development of the VW Passenger […]

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CAM study finds China remains ahead in electrification

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New registrations of electric cars and plug-in hybrids rose by 14.6 per cent to 1.246 million in China in 2020. The market leader is Tesla with its Model 3, according to a new report by the Center of Automotive Management (CAM). More than 1.2 million electric cars sold in 2020 – with this impressive figure, […]

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Mercedes EQA rumoured to launch in March

Mercedes-Benz is planning a tight schedule for the market launch of the electric models EQA and EQS, according to a media report. While the electric compact car is to be delivered as early as March, August is reportedly scheduled for the first handover to customers for the electric flagship. The information is based on a […]

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