Formula E’s most challenging season yet completed

With six races in Berlin, Formula E has completed its sixth season. Champion was the Portuguese Antonio Felix da Costa in the DS Techeetah – in a season that was like no other, not only because of the almost five-month Corona break. It was by no means surprising that Antonio Felix da Costa took the […]

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Tesla plans to offer insurance in China & Europe

In California, Tesla already insures its customers’ cars itself, and there is growing evidence that the EV manufacturer is planning to do the same in other parts of the world. In China, a corresponding company has already been founded. On August 6, Tesla registered the new company Tesla Insurance Brokers Co, Ltd, an insurance brokerage […]

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MEB drive unit to come from Vitesco

Continental’s drive unit Vitesco Technologies has developed the drive control unit for Volkswagen’s MEB electrical construction kit. The Regensburg-based company is the sole supplier of the component for the MEB platform. The drive control unit is integrated into the new, server-based electronic architecture of the MEB and takes over some of the key functions of […]

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Nio exceeds Q2 sales projections

The Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio has presented its business figures for the second quarter of 2020, which are significantly more positive than expected. Compared to the same period of the previous year, unit sales were up by almost 190 per cent, while sales increased by almost 150 per cent. For the months of April, […]

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Tesla reduced European CCS upgrade prices

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Tesla has reduced the price for the CCS upgrade of the Model S and Model X for V3 superchargers in Europe from 500 to 299 euros. The new price was negotiated by European Tesla clubs. The new price is apparently valid throughout Europe – in Switzerland, 300 francs are apparently being called for. As the […]

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Hyundai is launching Ioniq as fully electric subsidiary

Hyundai is making Ioniq its own sub-brand for future battery electric vehicles based on the new Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) with 800-volt technology. The first model will be the Ioniq 5 based on the Hyundai 45 concept car next year, with two further Ioniq models already announced. According to the Korean manufacturer, a number […]

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China’s NEV sales are stabilizing again

In China, the decline in sales figures for new energy vehicles appears to be levelling off. At least that is what the sales figures of some manufacturers for July indicate. The market launch of the Xpeng P7 also apparently went well. BYD, for example, reached 15,100 NEVs sold in July 2020, exactly 8.85 per cent […]

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Germany marks almost 17,000 new BEVs in July

According to the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), exactly 16,798 electric cars were newly registered in Germany in July – a new record. This was 8,679 more than in June (8,119). Compared to the same month last year, this segment recorded a plus of 181.7 per cent! While electrified passenger cars all recorded an increase […]

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Cadillac presents Lyriq concept to launch in 2022

Cadillac has introduced the concept of its first electric model. The SUV ‘Lyriq’ gives a glimpse into the GM brand’s electric design language. However, information on the technical specifications of the Lyriq, which is expected to be launched at the end of 2022, is still sparse. As reported, the electric Cadillac is based on the […]

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Electric Brands reveals the eBussy modular EV for 2021

A German startup Electric Brands based in Münster has announced the eBussy – an electrically powered modular light vehicle (class L7e) designed with two variable electric chassis and 10 different body options. Series production is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2021 with a contract manufacturer in Heinsberg. Electric Brands and the eBussy […]

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