Audi announces end of combustion A4, A6 & A8 models

Audi is giving its A4 and A6 models an end date as combustion engines. The same is said to apply to the A8. Even in plug-in hybrids Audi apparently no longer wants to invest heavily. These decisions are likely to be the cornerstones of the exit plan from the internal combustion engine drawn up under […]

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Volkswagen Group misses EU CO2 fleet targets narrowly

The Volkswagen Group just missed the EU’s CO2 fleet targets for 2020. The CO2 pool formed with other manufacturers fell short by around 0.5 g/km last year. By contrast, the VW and Audi brands exceeded their CO2 fleet targets, primarily due to the ramp-up of the ID.3 and rising e-tron sales. Group-wide, CO2 emissions fell […]

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Mercedes EQA rumoured to launch in March

Mercedes-Benz is planning a tight schedule for the market launch of the electric models EQA and EQS, according to a media report. While the electric compact car is to be delivered as early as March, August is reportedly scheduled for the first handover to customers for the electric flagship. The information is based on a […]

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BYD presents new hybrid powertrain DM-i

BYD has unveiled a new plug-in hybrid powertrain called DM-i, which is expected to reduce fuel consumption to 3.8 liters per 100 kilometers. Three BYD models will initially be equipped with the DM-i hybrid system, which is now entering series production: The Qin, the Song and the Tang. Since plug-in hybrids tend to be in […]

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PSA sold 120,000 EVs over 2020

The PSA Group recorded around 120,000 new registrations for electrified models in 2020, one of the reasons why it met the European CO2 targets. However, the French company’s total sales slumped 27.8 per cent to 2.51 million cars in the crisis year compared to 2019. PSA does not specify how sales of electrified models have […]

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Renault announces three phase business model

Renault CEO Luca de Meo has presented his new “Renaulution” strategy. In three phases, the Italian wants to give the French automaker a new business principle: Away from volume, toward value. Ten new electric models are to be launched by 2025. De Meo had already used the term “Renaulution” in mid-October 2020 when he presented […]

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Renault doubles EV sales in Europe

Renault has presented its electric car sales statistics for 2020. According to the figures, the French automaker was able to sell 115,888 electric vehicles in Europe, around twice as many as in 2019. The company’s most successful electric model by far was, once again, the Renault Zoe. In relative terms, Renault’s electric car sales increased […]

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German carmakers increase electric car sales

German carmakers Porsche, Audi, VW and the BMW Group, have published sales figures for 2020. Although overall sales declined, their sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids still saw a significant increase. In some cases, these now account for a double-digit share of total sales. Volkswagen tripled its electric sales in the year of the […]

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Mercedes tripled PHEV & BEV car sales in 2020

Mercedes-Benz Cars more than tripled its sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids in 2020 as they sold 160,000 plug-in hybrids and fully electric vehicles worldwide (+228.8%). This includes around 87,000 units in the fourth quarter. The share of battery-electric and hybrid vehicles rose to 7.4%. In 2019, the figure was just two per cent. […]

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Volvo targets 60% EV production in Ghent by 2022

Volvo Cars is tripling the production capacity for electric cars at its plant in Ghent, Belgium. By 2022, electric cars are to account for around 60 per cent of total production capacity there. Among other things, a purely electric version and the PHEV versions of the Volvo XC40 have been produced in Ghent so far. […]

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