Borgward’s German factory in question, new HQ in USA

The Chinese investor behind the potential comeback of Borgward has questioned the set-up of the factory in Bremen, while a new HQ was set up in Silicon Valley and a safety platform prototype for autonomous driving was introduced. 50 years after the namesake Carl F.W. Borgward went bankrupt, the return of the company to Bremen […]

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Mercedes EQC premiere in Stockholm

Mercedes Benz has presented their first electric SUV today with the EQC. This puts the Swabian car manufacturer in direct competition with Tesla. The vehicle is not exactly revolutionary in design, however. An overview. The 2.4 tonne BEV is equipped with a completely newly developed drive system attached to an electric drivetrain on the front […]

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Chery plans to sell e-SUV in Europe starting 2020

The Chinese automobile manufacturer Chery plans to offer their electric SUV, which was initially presented at the IAA 2017, on the European market starting in 2020, according to CEO Chen Anning. Furthermore, Chery is planning on opening a research centre in Frankfurt, Germany. “Several hundreds of employees” will be working there, focusing on technology and […]

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Mercedes Assumes Fake Name To Make Off With DHL Streetscooter

Deutsche Post DHL tracked down its StreetScooter in Daimler’s lab Deutsche Post DHL’s all-electric vans, called StreetScooter, are currently the top-selling BEVs in Germany, so it’s not strange that the automotive industry is jealous. A few months ago, the company held a demonstration event for potential customers, showing the van. According to German newspaper Der Spiegel, […]

SVEN: Electric 3-seater for shared mobility (gallery)

The German town of Aachen is becoming the country’s hottest e-mobility spot. Share2Drive is the latest startup wanting to make it there. Their small EV called SVEN (Shared Vehicle Electric Native) fits 3 and could hit the road by 2019. StreetScooter and e.Go are getting company it appears. Not unlike them, Share2Drive is a spin-off. […]

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In July Deutsche Post DHL Sold The Most Electric Cars In Germany

StreetScooter was the most popular electric model in Germany last month In July, some 5,617 passenger plug-in electric cars were sold in Germany, which is 33% more than a year ago at a decent 1.77% market share. BEVs: 2,526 – up 39% at ≈0.8% market share PHEVs: 3,091 – up 28% at ≈1% market share In […]

Daimler diesel recall including hybrid vehicles

Following their investigation into forged exhaust emissions at Daimler, Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority KBA obliges Daimler to recall 700,000 vehicles. Now these also include hybrid models from Mercedes-Benz – namely the C 300 h and the S 300 h. The recall had been coming for Daimler since weeks and German media such as Der […]

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Porsche Registers Batch Of 32 Taycans In Germany

In July Porsche registered 32 all-electric cars in Germany Porsche is selling plug-in hybrids in Germany in volume of approximately 200 a month (1,398 so far this year with an all-time peak of 413 last month), but all-electric registrations from Porsche are a rare sight. The market introduction of Porsche Taycan is approaching relentlessly as in July […]

In-Depth Look At CATL’s Massive Battery Factory In Germany

Tesla has a real challenger here More details appear on the Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. (CATL) lithium-ion battery plant in Thuringia, Germany announced by the way of a €4 billion (€4.7 billion) deal with BMW. The new factory will have capacity of 14 GWh annually, which is more than the 11.84 GWh that CATL sold in […]

Germany: Bosch investing €77M in e-mobility R&D centre

Bosch is planning on investing 77 million euros in its existing development centre in German Schwieberdingen. Most of the money will help build new offices for employees working on electric transport solutions. Bosch will spend the first 27 million this year. The Stuttgarter Zeitung quotes the head of the facility, Thomas Pauer, saying the remaining […]

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