Geely shows off new BEV & PHEV models for China

Geely presented a new SUV model based on the CMA platform at the Shanghai Auto Show. The Xingyue L will also get an electrified version later. There is also a new BEV version of the ‘Geometry A’ and a plug-in hybrid from Lynk & Co. The new CMA model is unique because unlike many of […]

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Stellantis reveals key details of electrification plans

The new 14-brand car company Stellantis has given more details about its electrification plans. These include four platforms for electrified models and more battery factories. Stellantis wants to substantially increase sales of electrified cars in Europe from 14 per cent this year, (around 400,000 vehicles), to up to 70 per cent in 2030. For the […]

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Hyundai-Kia to launch one new energy vehicle a year in China

Hyundai and Kia announced a new strategy for e-mobility called ‘Rising Again, For China’. By 2030, the line-up in the People’s Republic will include 21 electrified models, including fuel cell and hybrid cars by both the Hyundai and Kia brands. The Hyundai Group will simultaneously reduce the combustion engine portfolio in China from 21 to […]

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Citroën announces plug-in hybrid crossover C5 X

Citroën is reviving its C5 as the crossover model C5 X. The new model features a design that is intended to “cleverly combine typical attributes of saloon, estate and SUV”. The Citroën C5 X, which is based on the EMP2 platform, will also be launched as a PHEV. Speculation about a battery-electric version hints at […]

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China shows strong EV sales growth over Q1 2021

The first EV manufacturers from China published their sales figures for March and for the first quarter of the year. Unsurprisingly, the statistics from BYD, Nio and Xpeng show a strong increase in sales compared to the start of 2020, which was overshadowed by the beginning of the pandemic. At BYD, quarterly sales rose to […]

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Mercedes-Benz Cars sold 59,000 EVs in Q1 2021

Daimler subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Cars sold around 59,000 electrified cars worldwide in Q1/2021, including more than 16,000 fully electric passenger cars. This corresponded to a share of around ten per cent of total sales; in Europe, the share of electric cars and plug-in hybrids in sales even exceeded 25 per cent. Mercedes-Benz Cars expects the share […]

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Norway registers 84.8% market share of plug-in cars in March

The Norwegian electric car market is en route to full recovery as sales of EVs remain strong and begin to surpass previous statistics. This March, electric vehicles accounted for 56% of all new car registrations, up 23.7% from the same month in 2020. In numbers, buyers in Norway bought 8,624 new electric passenger cars in […]

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Mercedes-AMG reveals electrification strategy details

Mercedes-AMG has officially announced the details of its electrification strategy with performance hybrids and battery-electric derivatives based on the new Mercedes Electric Vehicle Architecture (EVA) for luxury and luxury cars. AMG’s first electrified road models are set to debut later this year. According to AMG, the drive strategy will be based on two pillars in […]

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BYD annual profit climbs by 162%

BYD has presented its business figures for 2020. Sales rose by 22.6 per cent year-on-year to the equivalent of around 20.3 billion euros, while profits climbed by 162.3 per cent to around 550 million euros. BYD explains the profit growth with an “improvement in overall operational efficiency” and new products. The automotive division contributed 10.9 […]

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