Byton plans April 2019 production launch in China

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Byton has announced that their production launch for the electric SUV M-Byte will begin in April next year in China. The sales launch for China is planned for the second half of the year. In Europe and the US, the model will likely likely hit the market in the second half of 2020. This was […]

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VW brand investing 9 billion in electrification

Following the investments by the VW company, Porsche and Audi, the Volkswagen brand itself has now presented an investment plan for their electrification initiative, in which the Wolfsburgers have reserved approximately 9 billion euros for the electrification of their vehicles. About 11 billion euros in total have been earmarked for the future tech fields of […]

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Opel announces details to 2020 electrification strategy

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Opel has been releasing details regarding their planned electrification strategy over the next two years. Among other things, the manufacturer will open the order books for two electrified models in the first half of 2019: the new electric Corsa and the Grandland X plug-in hybrid.   Opel’s bestseller, the Corsa, is being offered as a […]

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EV sales on (a pretty) record high in Germany

This November the German authority KBA registered an exact 4,262 electric cars in the country. According to our eMobility Dashboard this means EV sales have reached a record high as this translates to plus 40.6 per cent compared to the same month last year. Also when looking at the monthly comparison, sales have increased in […]

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Kia e-Niro on sale at U.K dealerships starting April, 2019

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U.K. customers will be able to buy the e-Niro at Kia dealerships starting from the 1. April 2019. With this in mind, the Korean company is now publically announcing the pricing and equipment details of their compact electric crossover. The 64 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack gives the e-Niro a 282-mile driving range and Kia also […]

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Exclusive: 60kWh Leaf to debut without liquid-cooling

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Nissan has set a new date for finally introducing the lastly delayed new Leaf EV with 60 kWh battery. Our colleagues in Germany gathered information in dealer circles, more precisely at a Nissan event last night. There the Japanese carmaker informed its partners that the Leaf will debut at the CES in Las Vegas on […]

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VW reveals €20,000 electric car as long range e-Up

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Volkswagen announced in November they were working on a 20,000 euro EV in Polo-size. It turns out, said model will not utilise the new MEB platform. Instead the VW e-Up will receive an upgrade in form of a bigger battery and may build the base for a whole range of cheap EVs. Still this is […]

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Nissan builds half a dozen new Leaf Rismo RC

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Nissan presented the newest generation of their fully electric race car Leaf Nismo RC, which features more than double the power of it’s predecessor. Two electric motors with all-wheel-drive deliver a total of 240 kW power and 640 Nm torque. With this kind of setup, the vehicle is reportedly capable of doing the 0-100 km/h […]

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Zero expands to four wheels with the e-Qooder

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Zero Motorcycles is joining the quad game with the introduction of a four-wheeled electric quad named the e-Qooder. For this purpose, the Californian company has launched a cooperation with the Swiss manufacturer Quadro Vehicles. Their four-wheeled tilting scooter Qooder will be fitted with Zero’s electric powertrain. The e-Qooder is planned to hit the market in […]

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VW lowers UK price for e-Up by £3,000

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Volkswagen has updated their UK pricing for the e-Up with a new basic price of £23,115 before subsidies, which will leave a purchasing price of about £19,600. The standard equipment has also been updated with driver’s seat functionality and a rear camera. Media reports cite the price adjustment and offer improvement as a part of […]

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