China: Leap Motor receives 2 billion Yuan capital

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The Chinese electric vehicle startup Leap Motor has generated a total of 2 billion yuan (250 million euros) in their most recent financing round. They may even reach 2.5 billion yuan by the end of the year, with the Shanghai Electric Group leading the way. The capital will be invested in research and development, batteries, […]

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Sion receives Continental drive unit, battery prices rise

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Continental will be delivering the electric drive unit for the solar electric car Sion by Sono Motors, including the motor, performance electronics and the powertrain in a compact system. At the same time, prices for batteries are going higher than expected. A total of about 260,000 units of the electric car are planned for manufacturing […]

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Xpeng gearing up for on-sale of debut electric car G3

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The Chinese electric car startup Xpeng Motors sets the launch of its first model Xpeng G3 on December, 12 and provides details of its sales concept as well as the planned installation of quick charging stations. The Tesla-infused electric vehicle is out for testing as you read. Xpeng, formerly known as Xiaopeng has been preparing […]

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VW planning 30 new plug-in cars for China by 2020

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Volkswagen say it will take them no more than two years to launch more than 30 new electric cars and plug-in hybrids in China. Moreover, the Group’s Chinese arm is considering to install a public high power charging network together with local partners from 2019. Volkswagen announced their plans at the Guangzhou Auto Show currently […]

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Charge Cars to sell electrified 60’s Mustang

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The British startup Charge Cars has presented a series of fully electric versions of the 1960 Ford Mustang, developed in cooperation with the electric truck manufacturer Arrival. 499 units of the classic redesign will be built, going for a price starting at £200,000. The fully electric Mustang is technically an apt homage to the classic, […]

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Tesla plans for 7,000 Model 3 per week by end of November

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Tesla is planning to reach a manufacturing rate of 1,000 vehicles per day for the Model 3 by the end of this month. Additionally, the Californians plan to increase the delivery speed for their products. In the last weeks, Tesla has been holding back with production numbers. An email sent by CEO Elon Musk to […]

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VW specifies factory setup for Emden & Hanover

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Volkswagen will be investing a total of 33 billion euros in e-mobility, autonomous driving, mobility services and digitalisation by 2023. Additionally, the vehicle manufacturer specified the factory setups for both future EV manufacturing facilities in Emden and Hanover. According to their statement, the company plans to fully convert the factory in Emden to produce MEB […]

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Volkswagen upgrading Zwickau for 330,000 EV capacity

The German automobile manufacturer has announced the plan to upgrade the Zwickau facility to the most effective electric vehicle production facility in Europe. A capacity of 330,000 vehicles per year is the eventual target for the CO² neutral I.D. vehicle production beginning in late 2019. The upgrade plans for the facility are not new, but […]

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Tesla, GM & Co. demand tax credit reform in the USA

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In the U.S., a new alliance of well-known e-mobility players called the EV Drive Coalition is campaigning for a reform of tax credit regulations. Current regulations entitle buyers of e-vehicles to up to 7,500 dollars in tax-credits, but limits this number to an upper limit of 200,000 e-vehicles per manufacturer. The EV Drive Coalition is […]

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VW to make EVs in Hannover and Emden from 2022

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Volkswagen has now confirmed the rumours that have been circulating for days: They will indeed be converting the German plants in Emden and Hanover to the production of electric vehicles in the future, in addition to their plant in Zwickau. Electric vehicles are to be produced in Emden and Hanover from 2022 onwards. At the […]

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