Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Germany Up 23% In June

The passenger plug-in electric car market increased in Germany last month by 23% to 5,790 and 1.7% market share. June was one of the five best months ever although the general pace of growth decreased this summer, as compared to a year ago. Both types – all-electric and plug-in hybrids – were expanding: BEVs: 2,651 […]

Germany: Tesla buyers must pay back plug-in grant

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Close to a thousand buyers of the Tesla Model S have been asked by German authorities to pay back the plug-in grant (Umweltbonus) at once. This follows a subsidy fraud that has since been cleared, but too late for most. Last December, the German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) suspected Tesla […]

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China and Norway continue to lead EV sales globally

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Electric mobility has picked up speed in some important markets in the first half of 2018. China and Norway remain the leading drivers of global development. In Germany, EVs made up a market percentage of 1.8%. The entire automobile industry is currently undergoing changes. Chinese manufacturers are increasingly becoming serious competition for the established European […]

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Siemens to exit electric motor JV with Valeo

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In future Valeo will be solely responsible for all business of the Valeo Siemens eAutomotive joint venture that they had founded together with Siemens back in 2016. Valeo’s main man in Germany, Derrick Zechmair, confirmed an end to the JV that had been in-built from the start. Already when Siemens formed the 50:50 joint venture with Valeo […]

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Electric beige cabs by LEVC kicking-off in Germany

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A bit of Britain has come to Germany today as LEVC launches their range extended cab in the country. The TX will cost just short of 60,000 euros and LEVC chairman Carl-Peter Forster believes the taxi will soon make it on “many significant markets” worldwide. In Germany, LEVC found a first client in a north […]

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