Oct 19, 2018 - 04:22 pm

SAIC-VW building factory for MEB BEVs

Volkswagen and their joint venture partner SAIC has begun constructing a factory in China for battery electric vehicles based on the new Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB). The factory will take up operation in October 2020, and cost about $2.5 billion to build.

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Oct 19, 2018 - 03:55 pm

Tesla surprises with mid-range Model 3

The Californian automobile manufacturers have presented an unannounced third version of their Model 3 with a rear drive motor and a “mid range” battery for a basic price of $45,000. This version has a 260 mile (418 km) range, making it 50 km short of the long range version.

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Oct 18, 2018 - 10:44 am

Munich-based Sono Motors launches financing round

After its first crowdfunding campaign back in 2016, Munich start-up Sono Motors launches its second round of financing in order to generate capital for the last development stage and production of the company’s solar electric car Sion, which is scheduled to start rolling off the lines in late 2019.

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Oct 17, 2018 - 08:28 pm

Tesla secures site for Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai

Tesla has found the spot to construct the Gigafactory 3 on Chinese soil. A 860,000 sqm plot of land in Shanghai has been secured according to a post the company made on social media of China and previous rumours had suggested as much. Still, the deal must be considered groundbreaking in every sense.

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Oct 17, 2018 - 07:43 pm

Mitsubishi & GAC making a $20,000 electric SUV

Mitsubishi and GAC jointly kick-off production of their first electric SUV in the Chinese town of Changsha. The Eupheme EV offers a range of 410 kilometres according to the manufacturer GMMC, yet it is the base price after subsidies that will ultimately sway the consumers.

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Oct 17, 2018 - 04:26 pm

Kia to raise plug-in profile with potential for fuel cells

Kia plans to expand its range of electrified models on a global scale. Artur Martins, Kia’s head of marketing for Europe, confirmed that a PHEV version of the Ceed Kombi is expected in the second half of 2019 and Kia may bring their Korean fuel cell car soon to other markets as well.

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Oct 16, 2018 - 05:13 pm

Morgan puts iconic electric trike on ice

Late last year we reported that Morgan of Britain would be kicking-off serial production of the iconic three-wheeler in electric form about this time. This will not happen. The EV3 relied on a partnership with motor maker Frazer Nash that has come to an end at least for now.

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Oct 16, 2018 - 04:41 pm

Formula E signs Bosch as official sponsor

The electric racing series Formula E is becoming ever more illustrious. The latest supporter is Bosch. Their sponsorship includes advertising at the race course, on TV and online. In other news, the FE poached a new driver from the F1 and confirms a race in Bern.

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Oct 16, 2018 - 03:55 pm

Suzuki & Mitsubishi quit selling diesel cars in Europe

With Suzuki and Mitsubishi two more carmakers from Japan discontinue their diesel lineup in Europe. Suzuki say they will stop selling diesel on the continent before the year’s end. Mitsubishi considers doing the same but starting in key markets such as UK and Germany and possibly France.

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Oct 16, 2018 - 03:03 pm

Mercedes ventures forth into fuel cell electric vehicles

Mercedes is applying its fuel cell technology in real-life for the first time as the GLC F-Cell is on its way to Japan and Germany. Due to the high price of the plug-in hybrid that combines both hydrogen and battery-electric power, only selected clients will get the cars in exchange for a fee. Yet, this […]

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Oct 15, 2018 - 05:01 pm

Citroën planning purely electric cars from 2020

Citroën of PSA is gearing up their electrification effort. PSA’s chief developer Gilles Le Borgne confirmed plans to launch the next generation of the C4 as a purely electric version by 2020 with the aim of competing with Volkswagen’s ID. reports Auto Express.

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Oct 15, 2018 - 12:08 pm

Porsche accelerating their mission electrification

Porsche is beginning to make real noise for its upcoming all-electric car, the Taycan. Formerly dubbed Mission E, workers in Stuttgart have started a small series production in the new facility. Porsche will use those first 100 EVs for testing and practising.

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Oct 11, 2018 - 02:05 pm

Tesla is about to buy land for its Gigafactory in China

The preparations for Teslas Gigafactory in China are apparently progressing. As Bloomberg reports, Tesla is about to buy land for the factory for 145 million US dollars. A decision by the Shanghai city government to allocate the land to Tesla could already be made this month.

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Oct 11, 2018 - 12:32 pm

Byton acquires FAW subsidiary Huali / securing license

Chinese EV start-up Byton, led by former BMW-i manager Carsten Breitfeld, takes over FAW subsidiary Huali (Tijian) Automobile and thereby secures a production license for serial production of electric cars in China. Byton had already closed an investment agreement with FAW in summer.

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Oct 11, 2018 - 10:43 am

BMW to take over 75 % majority of China-JV BBA

BMW is pushing ahead with its electrical plans in China. First, the carmaker takes over the majority of the joint venture with local car manufacturer Brilliance, second, the joint venture announced that it would invest over 3 bn euros in new and existing plant structures in Shenyang.

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Oct 10, 2018 - 04:33 pm

Mercedes opens order books for new S-Class PHEV

The third generation of the prime plug-in hybrid from Mercedes-Benz is due to at dealerships this month and can be ordered from today. Prices for the S 560 e PHEV start at 96,065 euros and include a new 13,5 kWh battery that allows for 50 km of electric driving.

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Oct 9, 2018 - 04:55 pm

Daimler & Geely planning ride-hailing service in China

Geely has gone from acquisitions to creating something with those firms it gathered in hand. Insiders told Bloomberg of a new joint venture in the making that would see Daimler and its 10%-stakeholder Geely set up a ride-hailing service in China, possibly using Denza EVs.

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Oct 9, 2018 - 02:58 pm

Faraday Future: Their house is on fire once more

Things are back to normal at Faraday Future, only their normal is chaos. In summer all seemed better, after the electric car startup secured a 2BN dollar deal with Evergrande Health. But now both sides blame the other for trying to break the deal and on top there are rumours that the first FF91 car […]

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Oct 9, 2018 - 02:24 pm

FCA gearing up for Jeep PHEV production in Italy

Fiat-Chrysler is readying their Melfi plant in Italy to accommodate the making of the Jeep Renegade plug-in hybrid. They scheduled pre-production to start next year, about a year ahead of the market launch in 2020. It is also the beginning of FCA’s wider e-offensive.

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Oct 5, 2018 - 03:19 pm

Toyota to launch second, multi-million vehicle recall

Toyota will have to recall 2.4 million hybrid vehicles worldwide. The reason for this was named as software issues. Only one month ago, the Japanese automobile manufacturers also had to launch a recall of more than 1 million hybrids because of potential short-circuit and fire danger.

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https://www.electrive.com/2018/10/05/toyota-to-launch-second-multi-million-vehicle-recall/
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