Tesla fires Giga-Berlin project manager Horetsky

According to a report in the German media, Tesla has dismissed the project manager responsible for the construction of Giga-Berlin, Evan Horetsky. Reasons for the dismissal are unclear, but could apparently be due to a dispute over unpaid water bills. Elsewhere, Tesla has problems with customers in the Netherlands and authorities in China. The German […]

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Local Motors’ autonomous shuttle draws new investor

LM Industries, the parent company of Local Motors, has received $15 million in financing. The money will be used to advance product development, production and deployment of the 3D-printed Olli autonomous electric shuttle bus. The money comes from the Mirai Creation Fund II, managed by the Japanese Sparx Group. To clarify, this investor has nothing […]

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Porsche announces two additional hybrid Panamera

Porsche has added two more plug-in hybrids to the range of drive systems for the revised Panamera presented in August. In addition to the already familiar 4S e-hybrid, the Turbo S e-hybrid and the 4 e-hybrid will now follow. The new Panamera models can be ordered immediately and will be available from dealers at the […]

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New Golf and ID.3 take victory in their categories at the German Car of the Year Awards

From a German perspective, what is the best car in 2021? To find this out, 18 respected motoring journalists from across Germany meet once a year in Bad Dürkheim, a town in the German state of Rhineland- Palatinate. This year, the German Car of the Yea…

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV available in 2021

Mitsubishi has announced the redesigned Eclipse Cross, which will be offered in select markets in Asia, Europe and Australia for the first time as a plug-in hybrid with a modified version of the drive system from the Outlander PHEV. Sales of the new model are scheduled to start in early 2021 in select markets, including […]

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2,200 robots for automation at VW plants

Volkswagen is moving forward on automation at its electric vehicle plants. VW Passenger Cars and VW Commercial Vehicles divisions have ordered more than 2,200 new robots for the planned production of EVs at the German plants and the US plant in Chattanooga. Volkswagen Passenger Cars has ordered more than 1,400 robots from the Japanese manufacturer […]

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ID.3, Polestar 2 and Honda electric cars bag German ‘Car of the Year’ awards

It’s a good year for electric vehicles, as the ID.3, Honda e, and Polestar 2 all bagging category wins in German Car of the Year Awards.
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