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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Tesla planning new vehicle interior options

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Tesla is planning to add some more interior options for the Model S and Model X in the coming year. The new design will be oriented along the more minimalist interior of the Model 3, but will likely also offer some premium features. The new design also shows some features that point towards autonomous driving. […]

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Poisonous cadmium found in VW’s EV charging plugs

After the suspicion became public that poisonous components were potentially being used in EVs, the investigation has yielded first findings: A supplier delivered charging components infected with cadmium to VW, Audi and Porsche. The chargers were installed over the past six years, affecting the majority of both battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles by VW, Audi […]

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Hanergy and Bolloré working on solar EVs

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The Chinese solar company Hanergy has set up a strategic cooperation with Bolloré subsidiary Bluecar through their own subsidiary Donghan New Energy Automotive Technology to develop and produce solar electric vehicles. That isn’t all though: The partners also plan to set up research centres, production facilities and other projects around the globe in Asia, Africa […]

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BMW planning to construct Hungary factory in 2019

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BMW has announced their plan to begin construction on their next factory in Hungary with an annual capacity of 150,000 vehicles next year. The Bavarians aim to set up a flexible production mode, which will allow them to manufacture both combustion and new energy vehicles in the same facility. The new facility will be constructed […]

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German government agency finds potentially poisonous EV components

The German ministry for transport (KBA) has found that some vehicles potentially received parts contaminated with cadmium. The suspicion is now being investigated. The exact components potentially affected or their vehicles were not specified by the source. Due to it’s high toxicity, cadmium is widely restricted. Should the investigation find dangerous levels of cadmium, this […]

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Porsche plans EVs to account for 50% of business by 2025

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Porsche has an ambitious business plan for 2025: every second Porsche sold will be electrified. This goal was stated in a press release regarding their first serial EV, the Taycan, in which was also revealed that a three digit amount of prototypes has been built. Porsche’s first EV, which was kept under tight wraps with […]

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EQC to celebrate September world premiere in Stockholm

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Daimler has announced intentions to present the serial version of the EQC on the fourth of September at this year’s @me convention in Stockholm. This means they will beat their competitor Audi by about two weeks, who postponed the presentation of their e-tron to the 17th. Prior to the presentation, some technical data was also […]

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Tesla announces first delivered four-wheel Model 3

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After receiving green light from the EPA last week for the AWD versions of the Model 3, deliveries have begun for vehicles with and without the Performance packet in the USA. The first reactions from new owners have confirmed the deliveries, which makes for a duration of about two and a half months between Tesla […]

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Audi e-tron available for reservations in the USA in September

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Audi has announced they will begin accepting pre-orders from the USA starting on the 17th of September for their first serial electric vehicle, the e-tron. Reservations will begin after the official premiere in San Francisco, and will require a $1,000 down payment. Audi USA has also announced that further price specifications will be announced at […]

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