Aug 9, 2022 - 01:15 pm

Meyers Manx to release electric VW buggy

US carmaker Meyers Manx is bringing back the VW buggy of the 1960s with an electric drive. The Meyers Manx 2.0 Electric is to be built in a small series of 50 units starting in 2023, before series production is to start in 2024.

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Aug 9, 2022 - 12:05 pm

Mercedes launches sales of the EQS SUV

Mercedes-Benz has released the SUV offshoot of the all-electric EQS for sale, with prices in Germany starting at €110,658. The EQS SUV can now be ordered in three drive variants, and the first vehicles are expected to reach European customers this December.

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Aug 8, 2022 - 11:28 am

Tata plans to take over Ford factory in India

Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Limited (TPEML), a subsidiary of India’s largest car manufacturer Tata Motors, has signed a contract with Ford India to take over a Ford plant in Sanand in the Indian state of Gujarat. Tata plans to build electric cars there in the future.

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Aug 7, 2022 - 03:56 pm

Jaguar Land Rover opens EMC testing lab in the Midlands

Jaguar Land Rover has opened the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) laboratory at Gaydon in the UK. The town already holds JLR’s battery assembly centre. The EMC lab will ensure future vehicles meet current and future legislation and quality standards for connectivity and electronics, said JLR.

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Aug 7, 2022 - 03:09 pm

It’s over: BMW delivers last i3 electric cars

The BMW i3 is now history. BMW delivered the last 18 units of the company’s first electric car a few days ago. The company discontinued production of the electric pioneer in Leipzig at the end of June after they had manufactured around 250,000 BMW i3.

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Aug 4, 2022 - 04:17 pm

BYD is expanding to Israel

BYD continues its series of market entries with passenger car models outside China. In Israel, the Chinese manufacturer is cooperating with Shlomo Motors for the distribution of its electric cars and will accept orders there from August.

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Aug 4, 2022 - 01:51 pm

Tesla reopens orders for Model S & X in Europe

Tesla has confirmed the relaunch of the Model S and Model X in Europe, which will initially be limited to the Plaid versions. Orders for the Plaid versions are being accepted now, with the first deliveries announced for November or December 2022.

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Aug 3, 2022 - 01:25 pm

Dodge to drop the V8 combustion engine

The Stellantis subsidiary Dodge will drop the V8 combustion engine in favour of pure electric drives in the next generation of its Charger and Challenger models. Accordingly, the next generation of the Charger and Challenger, which are expected to be launched in 2024, will be powered exclusively by battery-electric drives.

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Aug 3, 2022 - 12:41 pm

Mini rumoured to be considering cooperation with Canoo

According to a media report, Canoo could produce the electric Mini Urbanaut concept in series in the USA from 2025. Mini is looking for a technical basis and a production site. If found, the series Urbanaut could complement the Mini range as an electric van. But question marks remain.

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Aug 2, 2022 - 01:10 pm

5,123 electric cars sold in Norway over July

In Norway, 5,123 new electric cars were registered in July, accounting for 70.7 per cent of all new passenger car registrations for the month. In addition, there were 890 new plug-in hybrids. Among the models, the Skoda Enyaq led the ranking in Norway in July with 673 registrations.

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Aug 2, 2022 - 12:48 pm

BYD prepares to enter German & Swedish markets

BYD has announced its market entry with passenger car models in Germany and in Sweden. Their current lineup now only electric cars and plug-in hybrids. The Chinese manufacturer has chosen Hedin Mobility Group as its sales partner for these two countries.

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Aug 1, 2022 - 01:04 pm

Togg produces first electric test cars in Turkey

Turkey’s budding EV manufacturer Togg has taken a key step toward series production. Togg released the first test cars straight off the lines in the Gemlik industrial centre, southeast of Istanbul. CEO Gürcan Karakas told German media more about the ambitious schedule.

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Jul 28, 2022 - 03:37 pm

Rivian may axe nearly 1,000 jobs

US EV startup Rivian has announced that it going to make some major cuts to its workforce, claiming inflation and a drive for profitability. Considering the company employs around 14,000 employees, cutting about six per cent of jobs as announced would affect about 840 workers.

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09.08.2022 13:02