VW I.D racer writes record history at Pikes Peak (video)

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The VW I.D. R Pikes Peak has hit an all-time record at the legendary Pikes Peak hill climb. It was the first electric car to ever win the race ahead of all conventional race cars. A true coup for Volkswagen and their 500 kW strong little bully.  Romain Dumas managed to race the 19.99 kilometres […]

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WE Solutions plans to 3D print cars

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The company supported by billionaire Li Ka-Shing from Hong Kong has announced plans to print electric vehicles in Shanghai. These will mainly be used to taxi and ride-hailing services in China. Production of the 3D printed cars is set to start after completion of crash tests in the next 12 to 18 months. The factory […]

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Mercedes tests EQC under summer conditions

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After the successful completion of winter testing for the EQC, Mercedes-Benz has sent the vehicle to Spain to undergo an extensive stress testing program under intense heat and sun, with temperatures up to 50°C. A particular focus is being thrown at the AC unit, the charging and cooling of the battery, the motor and the […]

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Magna expanding electric car production to China

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Austria-based Magna is en route to make it big in China as the supplier is preparing the launch of two joint ventures with BAIC. Together they want to develop new energy vehicles and Magna stands ready to take over an existing BAIC facility that builds 180,000 EV a year. Automotive supplier Magna International with head […]

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Renault opens concept store in Berlin

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Renault has now opened a concept store for electric vehicles in Berlin. The 145 square meter Electric Vehicle Experience Center of the Renault subsidiary König is the second of its kind in Europe. The store follows the opening of the first of its kind in Stockholm, which opened in February of this year. The idea […]

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Renault invests €1 billion in electric mobility

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Renault has announced their plan to invest about 1 billion euros into the expansion of development and production of electrified vehicles in France. Specifically, the manufacturer is planning to develop a new alliance platform for electric vehicles in the Douai factory. The factory in northern France will be the second EV manufacturing facility in the […]

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Hyundai Kona Electric starting at 34,600 euro

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The Hyundai Kona Electric has been listed with a starting price of 34,600 euro in Germany. Unlike the Norwegian market, the vehicle will be sold in two performance varieties and with two battery options in Germany. The sales price will be further reduced by 4,380 euro if the vehicle is picked up by the BAFA […]

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E-shuttle Fisker Orbit receives Protean eDrive tech

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For the planned autonomous electric shuttle Orbit, Fisker will be using wheel hub motors from Protean Electric. The vehicle was developed in cooperation with the Chinese Hakim Unique Group, and was presented last December. The system allows for maximal performance with minimal use of space. The eDrive technology by Protean also found use with LM […]

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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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