Tesla to make 550,000 cars at Shanghai plant in 2021

According to reports in the Chinese media, Tesla’s plans for the Shanghai plant are to produce 550,000 electric cars next year. The number of vehicles earmarked for export has also been revealed. The 550,000 vehicles from Gigafactory 3 will be 300,000 Model 3 and 250,000 Model Y according to the Chinese media outlet 36kr.com with […]

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Opel/Vauxhall to reissue iconic Monza as electric car

Opel is looking to rekindle their sportier spirit once more as they suggest to release the Monza as a purely electric crossover model. Positioned above the Insignia, the electric Monza would use PSA’s planned eVMP architecture. According to a report in Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport magazine, Opel could launch the new electric Monza in […]

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Germany marks October sales records for EVs

According to the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), exactly 23,158 electric cars were newly registered in Germany in October, marking a new record. Compared to the same month last year, this segment recorded an increase of no less than 365.1 per cent. While all the electrified passenger cars were up on the same month […]

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BMW going for own EV platform in new strategy

BMW is changing its electric strategy and is now developing its own electric car platform. The new platform will be used in the new plant in Hungary after 2025. The company intends to start building a fully electric model in Regensburg from 2022. The German publication Automobilwoche cited comments made by BMW CEO Oliver Zipse […]

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Saueressig said to set up cell production for Tesla

The German company Saueressig Engineering appears involved in setting up machines for Tesla battery cell production in Germany and the USA, a local media report suggest. It would not be the first time that the Californian company relied on engineering know-how from Germany. The news comes from the German Teslamag which concludes from unnamed sources […]

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Tesla ordered to pay fine in Germany over battery take-back

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Tesla has been ordered to pay a fine of twelve million euros in Germany. The fine is to cover violations of the obligation to take back battery products. Tesla has already lodged an appeal against the decision. This was reported by the German publication Welt am Sonntag about a report on the third quarter of […]

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Tesla to launch a new service centre every week in 2021

Tesla is apparently planning a significant expansion of its service capacities. According to a media report, Elon Musk’s management team has announced to employees that it plans to open at least one service center per week in 2021. This was reported by the US portal Electrek, which is usually well-informed at Tesla. Since the launch […]

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Model Y may be produced earlier than assumed in Germany

Production of the Tesla Model Y will start in Germany in 2021. There is now an indication that the start of production at the Giga-Berlin plant may be earlier than previously assumed. While July 2021 had been given as the starting month, according to a report by Teslarati, a Dutch reservation holder has now received […]

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VW launches ID.4 X production in China

VW has started production of MEB-based EVs at its SAIC-operated plant in Anting near Shanghai with the production of the ID.4 X. The ID.4 Crozz, the counterpart of the other China joint venture with FAW, is to follow in a few weeks. The ID.4 is produced in China by SAIC-VW and FAW-VW under different names. […]

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