More than 5,000 Sion reservations placed

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The Munich startup Sono Motors has passed the 5,000 pre-order mark for their solar EV, less than a year after its presentation, and with more than a year before production begin. For each of the 5,132 pre-ordered vehicles, a down-payment has been placed, according to Sono Motors. Several hundred cars have also been fully paid […]

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GAC planning to introduce 4 EVs by 2020

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The Chinese vehicle manufacturer Guangzhou Auto is planning to introduce four new fully electric vehicles on the local market by 2020. The first will be an electric Crossover to launch this year. The electric crossover is an upgraded variant of the GE3, which is called the GE3 530. It features a 500 km range, compared […]

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Kia planning to produce EVs in India

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The South Korean manufacturer is planning to produce BEVs and PHEVs in their future factory in the Indian Anantapur. Kia is investing 1.1 billion dollars into the factory. The production capacity is planned to stand around 300,000 vehicles per year. Latest by 2021, Kia is planning to bring a fully electric vehicle to India’s market. […]

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Byton reveals electric premium sedan K-Byte

Just before the CES Asia in Shanghai, Byton has decided to pull back the curtain on their newest concept: The fully electric premium sedan K-Byte. They also announced the name for their e-SUV; It will be called the M-Byte. While Byton’s SUV concept represents a prototype close to serial production, the K-Byte follows a more […]

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World Rallycross Championship decides on EV regulations

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It was announced in February that the World Rallycross Championship (WRX) will only be using electric vehicles as of 2020. Now the World Motor Sport Council has decided on the regulations regarding the new vehicles. The series will maintain its current format regarding the number of teams and events per year, with both manufacturers, as […]

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Porsche reveals Mission E name: Taycan

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Porsche has announced  the name of their first fully electric serial model, which was previously known as the concept Mission E. The first e-Porsche will be named the Taycan; which means “spirited, young horse” according to the manufacturer, leveraging Porsche’s main emblem. The technical details surrounding the vehicle scheduled for 2019 release have also been […]

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New ecological targets: Nissan pushes electrification

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Nissan has released a comprehensive sustainability plan with core goals of the organization up until the year 2022. It aims to reduce CO2 emissions for new vehicles, which will be achieved through increased vehicle electrification. For the first time, Nissan has presented a comprehensive sustainability plan, which includes ecological, social and economical targets, and names […]

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Daimler building Full-Flex-Plant for EVs and ICEs in Hungary

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The German carmaker has broken ground in Hungary for their latest facility. Dubbed the first full-flex-plant because of its ability to adapt to various vehicle architectures, the 1bn euro facility is to start producing regular and electric cars from 2020. Daimler has laid the cornerstone of its first full-flex-plant in Kecskemét, close to Budapest. It […]

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Electric GyroCar testing on two wheels in China

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This prototype of a two-wheeled electric car balances with gyroscopic technology. And it is more than a concept as engineer Zhu Lingyun is looking for investors to start production in China. The 1703 (for now) was inspired by Ford’s Gyron but revolves around modern technology. When Ford presented the Gyron back in 1961, their concept […]

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Nissan sells 100,000 Leaf electric cars in Europe

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Nissan says it has reached another milestone for its bestselling electric car as the Leaf has found buyer no. 100,000 in Madrid. Over a third of all Leaf electric cars sold in Europe are now the latest model that was released only this February. For Nissan, electric cars have proven a success over many years […]

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