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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Germany records 43,000 new BEV registrations in December

The KBA recorded over 43,000 new registrations of purely electric cars in Germany in December. Compared to the same month last year, electric cars thus increased by a full 660 per cent. According to the KBA’s current figures – detailed registration figures will be published on Friday – a total of 194,163 new electric cars […]

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Norway: with stats from December, stronger EV sales in 2020

In Norway, 13,718 new electric passenger cars were registered in December nearly double the number registered the month before. Electric cars accounted for 66.7 per cent of new car registrations in December and 54 per cent for the year as a whole. Overall in 2020 electric car registration statistics in Norway, the Audi e-tron was […]

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Fiat-Chrysler to build EVs in Poland from 2022

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Fiat Chrysler plans to invest 755 million zloty (around 166 million euros) in its plant in Tychy in southern Poland to produce hybrid and electric cars for Jeep, Fiat and Alfa Romeo brands starting next year. The announcement was made on Twitter by Jaroslaw Gowin, Poland’s Minister of Development, Labor and Technology. The Italian-American car […]

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