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Oct 30, 2020 - 10:47 pm

China aims to rid roads of pure ICEs by 2035

The Chinese government has released the ‘Energy-saving and New Energy Vehicle Technology Roadmap 2.0’ or ‘Technical Roadmap 2.0’ for short. The plan outlines the concrete goals of transforming Chinese automotive industries into a wholly electric industry by 2035 when pure combustion engines will no longer be permitted.

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Oct 26, 2020 - 06:11 pm

Tesla appears to be planning a V4-Supercharger with up to 350 kW

Tesla is apparently planning a 4th generation supercharger, which should allow charging capacities of around 350 kW, as Tesla’s automotive boss Jerome Guillen revealed. The first models that will be able to achieve such charging capacities have apparently already been determined.

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Oct 26, 2020 - 05:46 pm

UK: Plug-in Pledge raises EV uptake forecast

Two years after launching the Plug-in Pledge in the UK, the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has updated its forecasts for the uptake of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The speed with which road transport is decarbonising has accelerated.

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Oct 26, 2020 - 04:41 pm

SK Innovation’s new quick-charge cells for 2021

SK Innovation has announced new battery cells that will enable electric cars to cover a distance of 500 miles or 800 kilometres with two 10-minute quick charge stops. In addition, a cathode with a higher nickel content is expected to go into series production shortly.

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Oct 26, 2020 - 03:54 pm

Seat working on serial version of Cupra Tavascan

Seat is developing a production version of the purely electric concept car Cupra Tavascan. This was hinted at by the new brand boss Wayne Griffiths in an interview in which he described the all-electric SUV coupe as “our dream car”. Seat is also considering a small electric car based on MEB.

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Oct 26, 2020 - 03:38 pm

Bentley eyed-up for position under Audi

Volkswagen reportedly wants to put Bentley under the control of its subsidiary Audi, headed by Markus Duesmann, from mid-2021. An important role in this is to be played by Audi’s flagship electric project Artemis, which could form the basis for a luxury e-SUV for the British brand.

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Oct 26, 2020 - 02:48 pm

France considers SUV tax

France is planning a special tax for particularly heavy cars such as SUVs, which would affect German manufacturers in particular. The plan is to tax every kilogram above a vehicle weight of 1.8 tons with an extra ten euros. Electric and hybrid vehicles will be exempt from the tax since they can be very heavy […]

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Oct 26, 2020 - 02:42 pm

Mustang Mach-E production starts in December

Ford apparently wants to start series production of the purely electric Mustang Mach-E in December. As buyers of the model report in forums, they have received e-mails from Ford with a concrete production date for their particular model. The earliest confirmed date is 7 December.

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Oct 26, 2020 - 01:45 pm

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.

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Oct 24, 2020 - 12:37 am

Opel announces road tests for fuel cell Zafira Life

Opel boss Michael Lohscheller has revealed that the German carmaker is planning the first road tests with fuel cell cars in 2021. According to the report in a German newspaper, Opel intends to equip an unspecified number of small Zafira family vans with hydrogen fuel cells.

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Oct 23, 2020 - 11:42 pm

Fiat reveals new body versions of the electric 500

Fiat has introduced a new version of its electric 500 – the Fiat 500 3+1, which is characterised by an additional door on the passenger side, hinged in the opposite direction. The Italian carmaker has now revealed the prices for the basic version.

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Oct 23, 2020 - 09:24 pm

BMW & Daimler sell off parts of mobility services

BMW and Daimler are now selling parts of their mobility-as-a-service businesses. Mobimeo, the German national rail service Deutsche Bahn subsidiary, is taking over parts of the B2B and B2G side of things, while Uber is apparently very interested in taking over the ride-hailing and micromobility-sharing service FreeNow.

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Oct 23, 2020 - 07:07 pm

LiveWire short circuits

Just when we thought the recent glut of recalls was over, Harley-Davidson announced the recall of all 2020 LiveWire electric motorcycles produced between 23 September 2019 and 16 March 2020. Around 1% of these bikes appear to have a power loss issue related to the charging circuitry.

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Oct 22, 2020 - 01:29 pm

Volvo XC40 prices are out for USA and Canada

In North America, Volvo Car USA and Volvo Car Canada have announced the pricing for Volvo’s first purely electric vehicle, the XC40 Recharge as well as access to nationwide charging networks in both countries.

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Oct 22, 2020 - 12:22 pm

Teslas burning, arson suspected

On the premises of a Tesla branch in the Swedish city of Malmö, a fire destroyed seven or eight Tesla electric cars. The fire department is currently assuming arson, as they identified several sources of ignition.

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Oct 21, 2020 - 06:30 pm

Lexus cooperates with DCS on new charging service

Digital Charging Solutions (DCS) and Lexus Europe are launching a new charging service for Lexus drivers under the label “Lexus Charging Network”. The service is available in Norway, Switzerland, Portugal, Germany, France, Great Britain, Spain and Italy.

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Oct 21, 2020 - 06:03 pm

Renault presents two second-life battery projects

Renault is putting two new projects for the second-life use of batteries from electric vehicles in the spotlight. Both ‘Advanced Battery Storage’ in France and ‘SmartHubs’ in the UK are aimed at helping to balance power grids as the share of renewable energy increases.

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Oct 21, 2020 - 05:37 pm

German Cartel Office allows Tesla takeover of ATW

The German Federal Cartel Office has approved Tesla’s possible takeover of the company ATW (Assembly & Test Europe GmbH). The German company already produces battery assembly systems for clients such as BMW and Daimler/Accumotive or Volkswagen.

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Oct 21, 2020 - 02:09 pm

GM plant in Spring Hill to go electric

General Motors is making its Spring Hill plant in the US state of Tennessee its third production facility for electric cars. The company plans to invest 2 billion US dollars in converting the plant. Among other models, the first electric Cadillac model Lyriq will be built in Spring Hill.

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Oct 21, 2020 - 01:37 pm

GM launches the fully-electric Hummer pick-up truck

General Motors has now launched the much anticipated fully-electric Hummer pick-up truck. The GMC Hummer EV can be pre-ordered immediately and is scheduled to go into production in fall 2021, first off as Hummer EV Edition 1 with three electric motors.

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Oct 21, 2020 - 11:53 am

Land Rover WLTP reality check

Land Rover has now had to admit that it is currently unable to meet the initially promised data on CO2 emissions and electric range for the plug-in hybrid versions of the Evoque and Discovery Sport. The sale of the hybrid vehicles has therefore been temporarily suspended.

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Oct 17, 2020 - 12:27 am

Fisker Ocean to be manufactured by Magna in the EU

Contract manufacturer Magna has announced a cooperation with Fisker. This includes the production of the electric SUV Ocean, scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of 2022. This also makes it clear that Fisker Ocean will not be based on Volkswagen’s MEB.

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Oct 17, 2020 - 12:07 am

Schaeffler Bio-Hybrid GmbH gets a new owner

Schaeffler has sold all shares in its subsidiary Schaeffler Bio-Hybrid GmbH to Micromobility Services and Solutions GmbH, based in Berlin. Series production of the four-wheeled pedelec Bio-Hybrid is scheduled to start in mid-2021 under the new owner.

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Oct 16, 2020 - 11:16 pm

Western States Hydrogen Alliance founded

In the USA, members of the hydrogen and fuel cell industry have formally announced a new alliance to effect rapid deployment of zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks, buses, locomotives, vessels, aircraft and off-road equipment throughout the Western United States.

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Oct 16, 2020 - 01:09 pm

Tesla Model 3 updates give more range

After weeks of speculation, Tesla has now integrated the upgrades for Model 3 into the configurator. The revised Model 3 comes with improved range data, new rims, the new centre console and several other minor changes.

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Oct 16, 2020 - 12:24 pm

Chevy Bolt battery troubles

NHTSA, the US American Federal Highway and Vehicle Safety Administration launched an investigation in response to complaints about Chevrolet Bolt electric cars catching fire. Again, there appears to be a problem with the batteries.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/10/30/china-aims-to-rid-roads-of-pure-ices-by-2035/
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