Ford is doubling electrification investments by 2025

Ford wants to almost double its investments in the electrification of its vehicles to at least 22 billion US dollars by 2025. This was announced by the US carmaker when announcing the new business figures. In addition to the 22 billion dollars (about 18.4 billion euros), Ford plans to invest seven billion dollars (5.85 billion […]

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Norway: Plug-in cars reach over 80% marketshare

The new plug-in car registrations have come out for Norway. Market shares look impressive as usual in Europe’s EV wonderland. Electric cars make for over half of all sales in the first month of the year. Still, there’s been a slight decline. 5,461 new electric passenger cars were registered in January across Norway, making for […]

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Is the Daimler-BYD JV Denza about to fall in China?

The electric car joint venture between Daimler and BYD in China with the Denza brand is apparently facing an uncertain future. According to a German media report, Daimler insiders talk about a “disaster” given the persistently low sales numbers. As reported by the Handelsblatt, there are more and more voices in the German company that […]

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All Nissan models electrified from early 2030s

Nissan has announced plans to electrify every new model in Japan, China, the US and Europe from the early 2030s. The carmaker also plans to accelerate the introduction of electric and hybrid cars in China under its main brand and its Chinese brand Venucia. The goal of electrifying every new model in Japan, China, the […]

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BMW goes for more PHEVs in 3 Series & 5 Series

BMW is expanding its plug-in hybrid range for the 3 Series and 5 Series by two additional models each from March. The 320e and 520e will be added to the portfolio for the saloon and Touring versions of both model series. In Germany, prices will range between 47,450 and 55,900 euros before subsidies. In the […]

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Schaeffler starts serial production of electric motors in 2021

After establishing its own business division for e-mobility three years ago, Schaeffler will now be starting series production of electric motors for hybrid modules, hybrid transmissions and purely electric axle drives in 2021. In addition to the passenger car sector, the supplier also has its sights set on trucks. Schaeffler wants to position itself as […]

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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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