Two Bit da Vinci Wonders If The EV Future Is Batteries Or Hydrogen

How about a closer look at whether hydrogen-powered cars can find success. At InsideEVs, we cover all electric vehicles, as long as they have a plug. While some people don’t realize it, hydrogen fuel cell cars (FCEVs) are electric vehicles. However, we don’t focus much on FCEVs since the technology is not very efficient and […]

Audi agrees to assemble battery packs in Germany

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It has taken them some wrestling but now the Audi management and worker’s council agreed on installing a battery assembly in Ingolstadt. The site thus builds up “competence for future technologies” says the union, that had before managed to convince Audi to build two upcoming electric SUVs here. The timeline has 2021 and 2022 respectively […]

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Pininfarina christens its e-sportscar ‘Battista’

The Automobili Pininfarina e-super sports car – previously known as PF0 – will now bear the name Battista and celebrate its premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2019. In the meantime competitor Lotus is following suit with its own fully electric super sports car. First place goes to the Battista: Pininfarina not only […]

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Will Tesla really ship 3000 EVs a week to Europe?

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We can’t say for sure, but after Tesla recently announced that Model 3 will also be available in Europe from February, there are now the first indications of the planned quantities: According to a Belgian media report, Tesla plans to ship 3,000 vehicles per week to Europe starting in February. This figure not only includes […]

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With an autonomous e-shuttle Bosch makes the whole cake

German automotive supplier Bosch is now following the lead of Continental and ZF by producing its own a self-driving electric shuttle. Bosch is already offering an initial preview of the shuttle concept that will celebrate its world premiere at the CES in Las Vegas this January. Bosch is not yet revealing the EVs technical data, but the […]

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JAC Volkswagen establishes new R&D centre in China

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Volkswagen has readied the ground for a research and development centre with its Chinese joint venture partner JAC, in Hefei, Anhui Province. The centre will focus on electrification, connectivity and autonomous driving. The ground-breaking ceremony took place just two weeks after Volkswagen, JAC and Seat signed a letter of intent to jointly develop electric Seat vehicles […]

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VW taking orders for the ID. in 1st half of 2019

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As things stand at present, VW will take advance orders for the ID. “in the first half of 2019”. As yet, nothing has been said about the size of the down payment required. Meanwhile, more than 30 CEOs of VWs most important suppliers recently came to Wolfsburg for the “MEB Supplier Event”. The ID. is […]

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GAC’s Aion S e-limosine gets a Nidec electric axel

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The Aion S electric sedan, presented by the Chinese manufacturer GAC at the Guangzhou Motor Show, will be the first model to use Nidec’s fully integrated e-axle when it is launched next year. Production of the system will initially start at a new China plant in 2019. The Japanese electric motor manufacturer intends to offer […]

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VW to show its ID. Lounge and e-beach buggy in Shanghai

VW will be present its next e-model based on the MEB platform, the ID. Lounge, at the Shanghai Auto Show in April 2019. A revival of the famous Meyers Manx beach buggy is also planned as an electric vehicle based on MEB. Autocar released the news, stating that the ID. Lounge, which is now the fifth […]

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Germany: ZF invests 3 billion in electric and hybrid capacity

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German transmissions supplier ZF launches an investment program of more than three billion euros to produce more sustainable products – above all hybrid transmissions. 800 million alone will flow into ZF’s transmission technology plant in Saarbrücken. The company’s investment plan will roll out over the next four years. ZF is putting particular focus on their […]

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