Cupra starts manufacturing the Born in Germany

Cupra is now starting series production of its first all-electric Born model at the Volkswagen plant in Zwickau. With the sales launch in November, Cupra will introduce a new sales strategy with the agency model. In addition, customers will have the option of purchasing the Born by subscription. The Born was first introduced in 2019 […]

VinFast is coming to Europe in 2022

The Vietnamese car manufacturer VinFast gives more details about its European strategy. According to this, the company’s first two electric cars, the VF e35 and the VF e36, are to make their market debut in three European countries in 2022. VinFast currently develops and manufactures exclusively electric scooters and electric buses in its own production […]

Hofer Powertrain to supply Mullen Technologies

The Californian electric car start-up Mullen Technologies announces an agreement with the German drive specialist Hofer Powertrain to develop and produce electric drives for its vehicles. Mullen also announces further models. The agreement with Hofer Powertrain is a memorandum of understanding focused on electric powertrains, with neither side providing further details. David Michery, CEO and […]

VW to expand influence in Chinese joint ventures

The VW Group apparently wants to increase its influence on one of the joint ventures in the expansion of e-mobility in China and could thus risk conflicts with other partners. Volkswagen is said to be in talks about the purchase of another factory of the Chinese company JAC, as unspecified sources told Reuters. VW’s two […]

Vitesco is getting ready to manufacture 800-volt e-drives

After introducing an 800 V inverter only six months ago, Vitesco Technologies is now preparing to start production of 800-volt electric motor technology in China, which is scheduled to start in 2023. The motor matches the recently announced new generation EMR4 electric axle drive, which is said to be 25 per cent lighter with the […]

Cupra presents battery-electric ‘UrbanRebel’ concept

With the ‘UrbanRebel Concept’, the Seat subsidiary Cupra has presented its idea of a sporty electric small car. The concept car at the IAA Mobility is a design study that is intended to give a preview of the “urban electric vehicle” that is to be launched on the market in 2025. At the unveiling of […]

Tesla notes 395 environmental objections to Giga Berlin

In the third public participation in the approval procedure for Tesla’s planned vehicle factory in Grünheide, 395 new objectors raised objections to the planned Gigafactory. A new public hearing will therefore be necessary. The Brandenburg State Office for the Environment has decided to schedule another hearing to discuss the objections. The date this time will […]

Next.e.Go Mobile raises €78 million in financing

The Aachen-based electric car manufacturer Next.e.GO Mobile has closed a Series C financing round amounting to the equivalent of a good 48 million euros. This means that the company has raised a total of 78 million euros from investors within a few months. According to e.GO’s parent company ND Industrial Investments, both existing and new […]

Opel launches Citroën Ami spin off in Germany

Opel is introducing its own offshoot of the Citroën Ami electric two-seater light vehicle. The Opel Rocks-e will be available to order in Germany from autumn this year online or through direct sales at selected Opel dealers – with other markets to follow in 2022. The Opel Rocks-e and the Citroën Ami are basically identical […]