StreetScooter components test positive for Cadmium

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After the German ministry for vehicles (KBA) followed the suspicion that there may be extensive heavy metal contamination among EV components used in the Volkswagen brands VW, Audi and Porsche, affected components have now been found in the German Post’s StreetScooter. Reports indicate that the vehicle contains the same affected charging component that was used […]

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Jaguar Land Rover considering producing I-Pace in China

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JLR is considering starting up production for their BEV I-Pace in China. Their local Chinese partner Chery Automobile will take over production of the I-Pace alongside the E-Pace, which will begin production at the facility soon. The news was released by unnamed sources, who also added that the move was embedded in a larger production […]

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Tata establishing electric vehicle base in India

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Tata Motors has decided to turn its existing production facility in Sanand Industrial Estate into a hotbed for electric car development. An executive called Sanand the “emerging capital of EVs in India”. For now, Tata is making the electric variant of the Tata Tigor at the Sanand Plant. Their production target is 5,000 Tigor EVs, […]

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USA: GM getting close to 200,000 EV sales

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General Motors is getting closer to the 200,000 EV cap for the $7,500 federal tax incentive. Still estimates suggests that they may have until early 2019 before the incentive is cut off but consequences for the Bolt EV could be stark. To date, GM has sold about 186,670 Chevy Bolt and Spark EVs, as well […]

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Tesla is hiring for Gigafactory 3 in China

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Tesla is looking for staff for their planned electric vehicle factory in Shanghai just one month after receiving approval to set up shop from Chinese autorities. Most roles posted on the Tesla website are at senior level, reaching from architectural designer to experienced finance manager. All in all, Tesla is looking to fill 14 positions. […]

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Daimler to make electric Smart cars in China?

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Daimler is in talks with Beijing Electric Vehicle (BJEV), a unit of its Chinese partner Beijing Automotive Group to start building the electric Smart in China. The information was revealed by sources close to the matter but yet awaits official confirmation. In light of recent changes to the management of Smart as well as China’s […]

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Tesla continues fine turning the Model 3 price

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Tesla has made some changes to the pricing model for the Model 3 again: After the upgrade to AWD was lowered from $5,000 to $4,000 at the end of June, the price has gone back up to it’s initial $5,000. That means the Model 3 with all-wheel drive costs $54,000 now. The added features also […]

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DearCC founds premium brand Enovate

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The Chinese manufacturer DearCC, who is mainly known for small, affordable EVs, has founded a premium brand named Enovate. They also presented a teaser for their first vehicle: an electric SUV. Officially, the new brand will launch in the second half of 2018. DearCC is planning three vehicle platforms, which are designed to benefit from […]

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EV startup Xiaopeng raises additional funding

Xiaopeng Motors has finished a round of financing with 4 billion Yuan (587 million dollars) in funding. The first vehicle model by the manufacturer is scheduled to hit the market this year. In total, Xiaopeng has managed to collect more than 10 billion Yuan from investors so far. In winter, Foxconn and Alibaba joined the […]

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Record Q2 revenue paving way to profitability for Tesla

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Tesla has released their business report for Q2 2018, and the numbers indicate that Tesla is heading towards being profitable quite soon. The revenue was at record levels for the company, but at the end of the day, Tesla is still in the red, albeit less so than at the end of the last quarter. […]

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