Newly Launched EV Models in China Have Fewer Quality Problems in Smart Features, J.D. Power Finds

The New Energy Vehicle (NEV) market in China is heating up as increasing number of brand-new models are getting into the market, accounting for nearly 40% of total NEVs sales. The newly launched NEVs have better quality than carryover models in intelli…

Daimler to exclusively introduce EV platforms from 2025

Daimler presented its updated plans for the upcoming switch to electric mobility at an investor day. The goal: Mercedes-Benz is preparing with new platforms and battery factories to become fully electric before the end of the decade – with one caveat. Namely, Mercedes wants to become purely electric “wherever market conditions permit”. The carmaker’s statement […]

Nidec aims for EV joint venture with Foxconn

Foxconn and Nidec have launched talks to set up a joint venture in Taiwan next year to accelerate electric vehicle motor production as the two Apple suppliers push further into the market. Nidec wants Foxconn to help make automotive its largest business driver – only there’s some way to go. Marketshare, nothing less. Nidec had […]

FAW-VW launches electric SUV ID.6 Crozz in China

Volkswagen started deliveries of the VW ID.6 Crozz in China this week. Produced by the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture, the battery-electric SUV is offered in five versions at prices starting at 239,800 yuan, around €31,500. Like the ID.4, the all-electric MEB-based car with room for up to seven passengers is available in two versions. While the […]

ICCT study finds BEVs maintain 70% smaller CO2 footprint

A new study by the ICCT finds battery-electric cars already have a better greenhouse gas emissions record than conventionally powered vehicles – and not only in Europe, but also in China, India or the USA. By 2030, the emissions advantage will increase further. For the study, the experts of the International Council on Clean Transportation […]

Tesla China more than doubles VW’s Q2 sales figures in June alone

Tesla more than doubled Volkswagen’s battery electric vehicle (BEV) sales for the second quarter of 2021 in a single month. In June alone, Tesla sold more than 28,000 BEVs to Chinese customers, while VW managed to deliver just over 12,000 BEVs in Q2 as a whole. Earlier today, Volkswagen announced its sales figures for the […]

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Volkswagen sold over 170,000 EVs in the first half of 2021

The Volkswagen Group delivered more than twice as many electric cars in the first half of 2021 as in the same period last year (+165.2 per cent). A total of 170,939 of the Group’s battery-electric cars were sold worldwide by the end of June, 110,991 of them in the second quarter alone. In addition, the […]

Ford is offering a new Mustang Mach-E variant in China

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Ford has expanded the range of its Mustang Mach-E in China with a new variant that qualifies for the government subsidy there. The new Mustang Mach-E in the SE edition with rear-wheel-drive and large battery is available from 282,000 yuan (equivalent to around 36,900 euros) after subsidies. It is now the fifth variant of the […]

Xpeng P5 to launch in China for under €25,000

Chinese electric car manufacturer Xpeng has priced its third production model, the P5, to be launched in China in the third quarter of 2021 and delivered in the fourth quarter of 2021. The electric sedan will start at prices starting at 180,000 yuan after subsidies (equivalent to around 23,500 euros). This means the P5 costs […]

Schaeffler kickstarts e-axle production in China

Schaeffler has started series production of its so-called 2in1 E-axle in Taicang, China. The first Chinese car equipped with this product will be launched shortly. After the market launch in China, the axle will also be used by a European OEM, according to Schaeffler. ‘2in1’ means the system combines the reduction gearbox and electric motor […]