Jun 18, 2021 - 09:32 pm

New details on the scope of Geely SEA e-platform

Details on the scope of Geely’s SEA (Sustainable Experience Architecture) electric platform have come to light. According to a media report, there will be five versions of the electric platform for all relevant vehicle classes, and these will always have two battery options.

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Jun 18, 2021 - 09:01 pm

Tesla Giga Berlin subject to next phase of bureacracy

In Germany, after Tesla submitted the amended application documents for the Giga Berlin plant expansion to include a battery factory, the Brandenburg State Office for the Environment has now decided, as expected, that public participation will be required again due to the scope of the amendment.

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Jun 18, 2021 - 07:12 pm

VW opens the books for the ID.4 AWD in the USA

Volkswagen is now introducing the all-wheel-drive version of the ID.4 in the United States. Starting at $43,675 before destination fee or federal tax incentives, the company boasts that it is the cheapest all-wheel-drive (AWD) electric car on the market.

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Jun 18, 2021 - 06:32 pm

Daimler set to bring fossil fuel exit forward

Daimler is apparently preparing for a possible earlier end to gasoline and diesel engines in Europe. Now that it seems most likely the EU Commission will significantly tighten CO2 targets, CEO Ola Källenius wants to further accelerate the electrification of the Mercedes model range.

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Jun 17, 2021 - 04:45 pm

Lincoln to electrify entire lineup by 2030

Following Ford’s recent announcement of an increase in its investment in electric mobility to over $30 billion by 2025, Ford’s Lincoln brand is now giving details of its electric strategy. Lincoln plans to electrify its entire model lineup by the end of the decade.

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Jun 17, 2021 - 03:10 pm

Mazda plans its own electric platform for 2025

Mazda has revealed its new technology and product strategy up to the year 2030. Between 2022 and 2025, the Japanese automaker is planning three purely electric models, five plug-in hybrids and five hybrid models with Toyota technology based on the ‘Skyactiv Multi-Solution Scalable Architecture’.

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Jun 17, 2021 - 02:47 pm

GM reveals plans for increased e-mobility investment

US automaker General Motors has now officially confirmed that it will increase its investment in electric and automated driving vehicles from $27 billion to $35 billion by 2025, as previously leaked. GM has revealed some details of what the extra funds will be used for.

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Jun 16, 2021 - 03:20 pm

Polestar 3 to be manufactured in the USA

Swedish electric car brand Polestar announces that its first SUV model, called Polestar 3, will be produced locally for customers in the US, at Volvo Cars’ Ridgeville manufacturing centre. Production of the Polestar 3 is expected to begin globally in 2022.

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Jun 16, 2021 - 03:07 pm

BMW launches street tests of the i-Hydrogen Next

The BMW Group has started everyday testing of the i-Hydrogen Next prototype. The vehicle is powered purely by electricity and uses hydrogen as an energy carrier. The company now wants to gain practical experience in a wide-ranging field trial.

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Jun 16, 2021 - 11:07 am

GM is planning billions in EV investment & battery production

General Motors wants to increase its investments in electric and automated driving vehicles again by 2025, from the last planned 27 billion to 35 billion US dollars, according to a media report. Meanwhile, GM offshoot Cruise has presented the first nearly 100 pre-production models of its Cruise Origin.

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Jun 15, 2021 - 11:52 am

JLR reveals hydrogen-powered Land Rover Defender

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is developing a fuel cell-powered prototype of the Land Rover Defender, which is due to start testing in the UK later this year. The H2 off-road vehicle is being created as part of Jaguar Land Rover’s research and development into future technologies.

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Jun 14, 2021 - 01:00 pm

Audi plans eSUV Q8 e-tron for 2026

Audi wants to build a new electric SUV called the Q8 e-tron at its Brussels plant in 2026. This is said to be the successor to the Audi e-tron, which is to receive another facelift in 2023 and be phased out in 2026.

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Jun 14, 2021 - 11:08 am

Polestar and SK consider EV development alliance

Electric car manufacturer Polestar is exploring a wide-ranging alliance with South Korean conglomerate SK to advance the development of electric cars. The possible collaboration also includes a potential supply of SK batteries for upcoming Polestar vehicles.

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Jun 13, 2021 - 01:16 pm

Lexus launches the NX as PHEV & HEV

Until now, the only electrified version of the Lexus NX has been a full hybrid. This will change with the second generation of the compact SUV model, which is scheduled for market launch in the fourth quarter of 2021: From then on, the NX will also be offered as a plug-in hybrid.

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Jun 11, 2021 - 12:53 pm

VW presents plug-in hybrid T7 van

VW Commercial Vehicles has presented its T7 as a Multivan, in which a plug-in hybrid is part of the drive programme for the first time. This is made possible by a change of platform: the T7 is now based on the Modular Transverse Toolkit.

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Jun 11, 2021 - 11:59 am

Apple hires ex-Canoo CEO Ulrich Kranz

Apple has hired former BMW manager Ulrich Kranz, who most recently led the electric vehicle start-up Canoo and left it in April. This was reported by several media sources, to whom Apple confirmed this.

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Jun 10, 2021 - 12:50 pm

Jaguar announces 2022 I-Pace for the USA

Jaguar has announced a new 2022 model year of the battery-electric I-Pace in the USA. However, the only EV updates are in the charger, which now comes as an 11kW standard onboard charger. Prices start at $69,900.

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Jun 9, 2021 - 12:08 pm

Tesla ramps up electric car production in China

Tesla significantly increased deliveries of its electric cars produced in China in May after a surprising decline in April. According to figures from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), Tesla delivered 33,463 Model 3 and Model Y from the Gigafactory in Shanghai in May.

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Jun 8, 2021 - 12:12 pm

BYD marks 71% EV sales for May

BYD has published its sales figures for May 2021. The share of electrified vehicles rose to 71 per cent – mainly due to the strong growth in hybrids. In addition, the first 100 electric Tang EVs were shipped to Norway.

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Jun 8, 2021 - 12:05 pm

Opel reveals first details to electrified Astra

Opel has provided a first preview of the new generation of the Astra, which will be electrified for the first time and is scheduled to start production at the Rüsselsheim plant later this year. The new Opel Astra will be offered as a five-door model as well as a Sports Tourer estate version.

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