Tesla considers dedicated European model

Tesla could develop at least one dedicated model for Europe in the planned design centre in Berlin. Elon Musk has already hinted at a possible body shape for the as-yet-unknown new Tesla electric car. According to Musk, the planned new Tesla model for Europe will probably be a compact car, and possibly in the style […]

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Mahle opens electric axle drive testing facility

The automotive supplier Mahle has opened a new test bench for electric drives in Fellbach near Stuttgart, Germany. In the future, individual drive units and complete electric axle drives for electric cars and plug-in hybrids will be tested there. The first test for a customer has already been completed. Mahle says that the three-million-euro test […]

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Mahindra improves development process with Dassault Systèmes

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At the 3DEXPERIENCE Conference 2020 in India, Dassault Systèmes announced their contribution to Mahindra’s development process: Using their Simulia applications, the Indian vehicle manufacturer was able to reduce costs, improve fuel efficiency, and achieve faster time to market of vehicles. The company presented several development solutions, which can be used in a variety of development […]

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Rivian’s launch editions quickly sold out

The US startup Rivian has announced that the ‘Launch Edition’ of its two models R1T and R1S have already sold out. Orders have also come in for the following top model with the 180 kWh battery. Rivian announced the opening of the configurator for pre-orderers on 16 November. Since 23 November, non-orderers have also been […]

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Volkswagen postpones US sales launch of VW ID.4

Volkswagen postponed the US sales launch of the VW ID.4 from December 2020 to March 2021 as the company is putting deliveries in the European Union first. The reason is that the reduction of CO2 to avoid penalty payments to the EU is a clear priority. As Automotive News reports, the focus for deliveries of […]

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Xpeng launches limited edition P7 with gullwing doors

The Chinese manufacturer Xpeng now offers its P7 electric sedan with gullwing doors. The P7 Wing Limited Edition was presented at the Guangzhou Motor Show. Prices of the unique model are clearly above the standard version. The P7 Wing Limited Edition will be launched in China at prices starting at 366,900 Yuan in combination with […]

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Next BMW 3 series may exclusively launch in China

According to a Spanish media report, BMW is about to present a purely electric version of the 3 series model. The BEV version, which is allegedly in the fine-tuning phase, will only launch in China for the time being. As the portal motor.es writes, the BMW may present the BMW i330e in the first months […]

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Nissan & Dongfeng announce 17 EVs by 2023

Dongfeng Motor Company Limited (DFL), the Chinese joint venture of Dongfeng and Nissan, plans to introduce at least 17 electrified models of the Dongfeng, Nissan, Venucia and Infiniti brands by 2023. The company announced this at Auto Guangzhou 2020. As Gasgoo adds, DFL intends to increase the share of electrified models in its total sales […]

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Aiways drives expansion with U5 electric SUV

China’s Aiways is driving its European expansion as the company’s first electric SUV reaches new customers. The EV maker has named the Netherlands as next destination this November, following an earlier market launch in Germany and parts of France. Aiways had planned to come to Europe since April 2020. The launch got delayed due to […]

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Nio has greatly increased profits and reduced losses in Q3

The Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio has presented its business figures for the third quarter of 2020. Sales between July and September of this year amounted to the equivalent of $666.6 million and the net loss to the equivalent of $154.2 million. Both figures represent an improvement over the previous quarter and the third quarter […]

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