Germany marks almost 17,000 new BEVs in July

According to the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), exactly 16,798 electric cars were newly registered in Germany in July – a new record. This was 8,679 more than in June (8,119). Compared to the same month last year, this segment recorded a plus of 181.7 per cent! While electrified passenger cars all recorded an increase […]

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Electric Brands reveals the eBussy modular EV for 2021

A German startup Electric Brands based in Münster has announced the eBussy – an electrically powered modular light vehicle (class L7e) designed with two variable electric chassis and 10 different body options. Series production is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2021 with a contract manufacturer in Heinsberg. Electric Brands and the eBussy […]

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ZF creates new division for electric drives

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The ZF Friedrichshafen Supervisory Board is creating a new division for electrified car drives. This will be an amalgamation of what used to be the Car Driveline Technology and E-Mobility divisions. The goal is to offer customers electrified driveline solutions under one roof. ZF has announced that: “In the future, ZF will no longer develop […]

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BMW confirms small series FCEV for 2022

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Starting in 2022, BMW will be piloting the second generation of its fuel cell drive in a small series in the BMW i Hydrogen Next based on the current X5. BMW made the announcement when the German Federal Minister of Economic Affairs, Peter Altmaier made a visit to the hydrogen BMW Group competence centre. According […]

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Volkswagen ID.1 possibly delayed until 2025

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VW’s planned small electric car for under 20,000 euros, which will presumably bear the ID.1 designation and is to replace the VW e-Up, will be launched two years later than previously thought, according to a new report. As industry insider Georg Kacher writes in an article for Car Magazine, the ID.1 is not to go […]

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VW’s Chattanooga conversion on schedule

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The expansion of VW’s US plant in Chattanooga, which began in November 2019, is on schedule despite the pandemic. Series production of the VW ID.4 is scheduled to start there in 2022, and the first pre-series vehicles of the electric company are already planned for 2021. Meanwhile there are reports about the next manager departure […]

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Order books for Renault Twingo Z.E. open in August

Renault has announced that it will accept orders for the all-electric Twingo Z.E. in Europe from mid-August. The small electric car may even be available for order earlier in Germany than in its home market France. As the German importer of the French manufacturer announced, the Twingo Z.E. will only be available as a special […]

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BMW to begin refitting Munich factory for i4

With the end of the late shift on July 23, the BMW plant in Munich will begin preparations for production of the purely electric i4. To this end, vehicle production will be suspended for six weeks until the early shift starts on September 7. BMW had already announced the six-week summer break in January. During […]

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