Geely plans a CO2-neutral Polestar plant in China

Geely plans to build a new plant in the Chinese city of Chongqing, where electric cars will be produced for the Polestar brand. The new plant is reported to plan production capacities for “30,000 premium electric vehicles” annually. The targeted production numbers were reported by Reuters with reference to two people with direct knowledge of […]

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Škoda Octavia vRS UK launch in November

The plug-in hybrid version of Škoda’s sporty Octavia vRS will be available to order in the UK from 3 November. The Czech hybrid vehicle will start with a price of £35,020. Škoda made the announcement on Twitter, after originally announcing the plug-in hybrid variant of the popular Octavia model last March. The Octavia vRS will […]

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FCA plans to build EVs in Canada starting in 2025

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will invest around 1.5 billion Canadian dollars in its plant in Windsor in the Canadian province of Ontario and will also produce electric cars and plug-in hybrids there from 2025. A few weeks ago, the Unifor union had negotiated a very similar deal with Ford. The agreement between the company and the […]

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Porsche announces two additional hybrid Panamera

Porsche has added two more plug-in hybrids to the range of drive systems for the revised Panamera presented in August. In addition to the already familiar 4S e-hybrid, the Turbo S e-hybrid and the 4 e-hybrid will now follow. The new Panamera models can be ordered immediately and will be available from dealers at the […]

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Seat Leon e-Hybrid now available in the UK

The Spanish Volkswagen subsidiary Seat has released their debut plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, the Leon e-Hybrid in the UK. The PHEV is now available to order at prices starting from £30,970. First announcement of the vehicle had been in 2018, and the presentation of the series version of the plug-in hybrid Leon followed earlier that […]

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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV available in 2021

Mitsubishi has announced the redesigned Eclipse Cross, which will be offered in select markets in Asia, Europe and Australia for the first time as a plug-in hybrid with a modified version of the drive system from the Outlander PHEV. Sales of the new model are scheduled to start in early 2021 in select markets, including […]

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VW Touareg to be offered in two PHEV editions

The VW Touareg is now also available in two different plug-in hybrid versions, which offer an electric range of up to 47 kilometers according to WLTP. The two performance levels are already known from other SUV models of the VW group. The Touareg eHybrid with a system output of 280 kW starts in it’s native […]

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Audi launching two hybrid versions of the Q8

Audi is now also presenting the Q8 with plug-in hybrid drive, making it the seventh PHEV model to be launched since mid-2019. They offer the Q8 as a PHEV with an electric motor in two power levels. The Q8 basically adopts the part-electric drives that Audi already offers in the Q7 but with slightly different […]

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