Schaeffler starts serial production of electric motors in 2021

After establishing its own business division for e-mobility three years ago, Schaeffler will now be starting series production of electric motors for hybrid modules, hybrid transmissions and purely electric axle drives in 2021. In addition to the passenger car sector, the supplier also has its sights set on trucks. Schaeffler wants to position itself as […]

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ZF’s new braking system used in VW’s MEB

ZF has revealed a new braking system that will be used in Volkswagen’s MEB models, which includes the carmaking giant’s ID.3 and ID.4 models. The system also controls the recovery of braking energy. ZF has not disclosed the financial volume of the Volkswagen order. The German supplier extolls the virtues of its new braking system […]

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Tesla drops Model 3 prices in Europe

Prices have been reduced for the Tesla Model 3 in several European countries. In France, prices even dropped by up to 6,190 euros for the Standard Range+ variant. The largest reduction in price has been given in France, where the Standard Range+ variant dropped by 6,190 euros from 49,990 euros to 43,800 euros. This doubly […]

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Porsche releases the RWD Taycan

While the Porsche Taycan with rear-wheel drive is already available in China, dealerships in Germany, the US and the UK are now to follow. With rear-wheel drive and the optional battery, the basic Taycan is the version of the model series with the longest range. In Germany, prices start at 83,520 euros. The Porsche Taycan […]

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Thomas Ulbrich stays with VW after all

Volkswagen has restructured the Board of Management of its core passenger car brand. Frank Welsch, Member of the Board of Management responsible for Development, moves from the brand to the Group and will take charge of the new Group Quality Management and Strategy department. The board member responsible for technical development of the VW Passenger […]

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Tesla Model Y deliveries officially launch in China

Tesla has officially started deliveries of the Model Y built in China. Meanwhile, preparations for the production of the European Model Y in Grünheide continue – the plant could become larger than initially thought. But there are also increasing indications that the Model S and Model X will soon be refreshed. In China, invitations to […]

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Mercedes tripled PHEV & BEV car sales in 2020

Mercedes-Benz Cars more than tripled its sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids in 2020 as they sold 160,000 plug-in hybrids and fully electric vehicles worldwide (+228.8%). This includes around 87,000 units in the fourth quarter. The share of battery-electric and hybrid vehicles rose to 7.4%. In 2019, the figure was just two per cent. […]

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