Geely to launch electric premium subsidiary ‘Zeekr’

The Chinese car company Geely is planning a new brand called Zeekr, which is to be positioned in the premium segment and above all compete with Tesla. The plan is apparently to launch the brand under Geely’s planned subsidiary Lingling Technologies. This is according to a report by Reuters. It has been public since mid-February […]

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Audi plans EV offensive in China & new SUV

Audi is launching an electric vehicle offensive in China. Six new electric vehicle models are to start production at the new plant in Changchun by 2025. In addition, the main Ingolstadt plant is already being converted to the production of an electric SUV based on the PPE platform. The schedule in China with the six […]

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Faraday Future names new China CEO

California-based electric car start-up Faraday Future has appointed Xuefeng (‘Chris’) Chen as CEO for its China business. The FF 91 electric SUV is scheduled to launch in the first half of 2022. The new China boss Chen previously worked for Changan Ford, Changan Mazda, Ford Asia Pacific Design Centre and Chery Jaguar Land Rover. Chen […]

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Aiways has found a sales partner for Denmark

The Chinese electric car manufacturer Aiways has appointed a sales partner for Denmark. Andersen Motors will be responsible for service, advice and test drives at around ten locations in the country. It is the first such deal for Northern Europe. Sales in Denmark will take place online, as in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and France. […]

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Power Day: Volkswagen plans standard battery cell

Volkswagen has just presented its technology roadmap for the battery and charging sectors up to 2030 at its Power Day presentation. The aim of the roadmap is to significantly reduce the complexity and costs of batteries. At the core of the plan are six “Gigafactories” throughout Europe. With Volkswagen’s battery plans, complexity and costs are […]

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ZF announces serial production of of 800-volt components

Automotive supplier ZF is going into series production with 800-volt technology for electric vehicles and is preparing corresponding series start-ups in China and Europe. The ZF components are to be launched on the market this year “in several vehicles in upscale segments”. To this end, ZF says it is developing and producing 800-volt components for […]

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EV sales show a slow February in China

Around 97,000 electric cars and plug-in hybrids were sold in China in February, according to figures from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), 675 per cent more than in the same month last year but 37.9 per cent fewer than in January 2021. However, some manufacturers were also up in February. The decline in February […]

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Xpeng shows solid growth in 2020

The Chinese electric car manufacturer Xpeng has published its business figures for 2020. These show overall progress and that sales more than doubled to 27,041 in 2020. Sales amounted to 5.84 billion yuan (753 million euros), marking an increase of 151.8 per cent compared to 2019. Net loss was 2.73 billion yuan (352 million euros) […]

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