Tesla fires Giga-Berlin project manager Horetsky

According to a report in the German media, Tesla has dismissed the project manager responsible for the construction of Giga-Berlin, Evan Horetsky. Reasons for the dismissal are unclear, but could apparently be due to a dispute over unpaid water bills. Elsewhere, Tesla has problems with customers in the Netherlands and authorities in China. The German […]

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Opel announces road tests for fuel cell Zafira Life

Opel boss Michael Lohscheller has revealed that the German carmaker is planning the first road tests with fuel cell cars in 2021. According to the report in a German newspaper, Opel intends to equip an unspecified number of small Zafira family vans with hydrogen fuel cells. When Opel presented the next steps of its electric […]

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Fiat reveals new body versions of the electric 500

Fiat has introduced a new version of its electric 500 – the Fiat 500 3+1, which is characterised by an additional door on the passenger side, hinged in the opposite direction. The Italian carmaker has now revealed the prices for the basic version. The 500 3+1 is thus designed to make access to the second […]

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Volkswagen solidifies stance on battery-electric cars

Volkswagen cements its course for battery-electric vehicles as the company put its weight down in a statement concerning a bill from Germany’s Environmental Ministry drafted to implement the EU directive on renewable energies in transport. In the statement first seen by Sueddeutsche Zeitung, VW also opposes Germany’s industry association VDA in no unclear terms and […]

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Nico Rosberg founds Extreme E team

After Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg also founds a team for the electric off-road racing series Extreme E. Rosberg Xtreme Racing (RXR) is the ninth team to sign up for the Extreme E. So the racing rivalry between the two Formula 1 world champions and former Mercedes team mates now continues in Extreme E – albeit […]

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Racing series ‘SuperCharge’ to take off in 2022

SuperCharge is the name of a new international racing series based on all-electric crossover road vehicles and has now announced its plans for the first time. After the anticipated start date in 2022, the races are to take place in major international cities. According to its own statements, the series is planning eight events to […]

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Byton CEO Daniel Kirchert quits

German CEO Daniel Kirchert has reportedly left the struggling electric car manufacturer Byton. Nevertheless, there is a glimmer of hope for Byton: potential investors are conducting a ‘due diligence’ review at the moment. The report, based on unnamed sources, states that a Chinese company is said to be among the interested parties. The outcome of […]

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Volvo XC40 prices are out for USA and Canada

In North America, Volvo Car USA and Volvo Car Canada have announced the pricing for Volvo’s first purely electric vehicle, the XC40 Recharge as well as access to nationwide charging networks in both countries. In the USA prices start at $53,990 (USD). Purchases may qualify for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500, while […]

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Tesla earnings Q3 2020: Another profit + record revenue

Tesla just reported third-quarter results including net income of 331 million dollars (GAAP) on revenue of $8.77 billion, meaning Tesla again broke its own records or simply continues to grow. Strong delivery and production figures issued earlier in September had indicated as much, and Tesla confirms that they achieved the results “mainly through substantial growth […]

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Dacia Spring appears indeed affordable at >€18,000

When Group Renault presented their latest plans for two new all-electric models, both set to capture large segments of volume markets, and the company would not state the actual price. We found indications today though, at least for the upcoming Dacia Spring. The Dacia model that Renault presented alongside the new Megane EV last week, […]

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