Tesla gets foundation approval in Germany

Tesla has just received approval for foundation-building work for the Giga-Berlin plant in Grünheide near Berlin from the Brandenburg State Office for the Environment. In Berlin itself, the company has also found the location for the planned development and design centre. With the approval, Tesla can begin work on the flat foundation in Grünheide and […]

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BMW upgrades 5er and Mini Countryman PHEV versions

BMW has given the 5-series a model update and in this context has increased the range of plug-in hybrids to five versions. The small SUV Mini Countryman also has an update on the PHEV. With BMW’s 5 Series until now, the 530e sedan was the only plug-in electric vehicle available. Now, from autumn 2020 the […]

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Tesla reduces prices – especially of Model X

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Tesla has just lowered the prices of its models, in some cases considerably, depending on country and model range. All Tesla models are affected by the price cuts with the exception of the new Model Y. In the USA, the Model 3 will also be around 2,000 dollars cheaper. In Europe, with the example of […]

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Mercedes-Benz is now taking orders for the EQV

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Mercedes has now opened the order books for the EQV. The premium electric van is initially available in the long-wheelbase version. The price in Germany currently starts at 71,388.10 euros. The EQV is the third electric van from Daimler and the second EQ model after the EQC, following the eVito and eSprinter that are more […]

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VW opens their first ID. Store in Germany

Volkswagen has opened their first ID. Store in Dresden. The flexible ID. Stores are designed to give interested parties the opportunity to find out more about ID.3 and all about e-mobility at Volkswagen. But a pop-up concept is also planned. Despite the name ‘Store’, the ID. Stores are not planned to be direct points of […]

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e.GO Life offered in further variants

The Aachen-based startup e.GO Mobile has updated the configurator for its Life small electric car. Following the e.GO Life First Edition, the e.GO Life 60 is now also available in a different configuration and the e.GO Life 40+ can now also be configured. In Germany, the latter is available from 23,289 euros or from 16,719 […]

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Nissan adds Voltia electric delivery van to its range

Nissan Europe has added the Voltia electric delivery van to its model range. The fully-electric van is a version of the e-NV200 with a larger load floor. Until now, the model has been marketed by the e-mobility specialist under its own management but from now on, the model will be sold by Nissan in Europe […]

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Aiways announces improved safety for U5 battery

Before the market launch of the electric SUV U5, the Chinese manufacturer Aiways has published further details about the battery modules. These have a new sandwich structure, which according to the manufacturer should lead to greater stability and significantly reduce the risk of damage to the battery. The core idea of the sandwich structure is […]

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Audi withdraws from DTM to focus on Formula E

Audi will leave the German Touring Car series (DTM) at the end of this year and concentrate fully on Formula E in motorsport. “With this energy, we’re going to drive our transformation into a provider of sporty, sustainable electric mobility forward,” says Markus Duesmann, Chairman of the Board of Management at AUDI. “That’s why we’re […]

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