Jan 18, 2018 - 11:44 am

Two high-ranking engineers leave Tesla

Jason Mendez and Will McColl have quit their jobs, turning their backs on the Californian EV maker. Both were involved in the integration of earlier acquired German engineering specialist Grohmann and in stepping up automation of the Model 3’s production line.

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Jan 18, 2018 - 11:21 am

Trumpchi eyes launch of seven NEVs within five years

Chinese GAC brand Trumpchi has announced details regarding its electrification strategy: Within the next five years, it plans to bring seven so-called New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) to the market, among them not just EVs and PHEVs but also vehicles with range extender.

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Jan 18, 2018 - 10:06 am

Hyundai accelerates on the electrification trail

The Korean carmaker says it wants to invest 17.6 bn euros over the next five years to advance technologies such as electric and autonomous vehicles as well as artificial intelligence. In total, Hyundai wants to employ 45,000 more workers by 2023.

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Jan 17, 2018 - 05:27 pm

BMW buys Parkmobile to coordinate congestion

Parking is the next frontier of private (electric) car ownership and BMW is determined to get on top of the game as it acquires ParkMobile. The parking app provider fits into BMW’s strategy to become a mobility solutions provider.

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Jan 17, 2018 - 12:49 pm

Future of BMW i3 and i8 uncertain

BMWi got its own strategy and so there may not be a next-gen i3 and i8 again and again. Instead, expect whole new models, that showcase novel technology and use cases, BMWi bosses told Autocar.

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Jan 16, 2018 - 04:04 pm

Lexus premiers LF-1 Limitless at NAIAS in Detroit

Lexus reveals the LF-1 Limitless at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The concept can host all forms of electric drives, from fuel cell to PHEV as well as EV or a simple hybrid. The design study previews Lexus’ future models.

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Jan 15, 2018 - 12:31 pm

Honda about to launch three EVs in China

Before the year’s end, the Japanese manufacturer wants to bring an all-electric trio to the People’s Republic, according to a media report. Thus, Honda plans to offer e.g. an electric variant of its HR-V model.

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Jan 12, 2018 - 12:46 pm

Nissan eyes electric car production in India

The Japanese carmaker intends to establish an electric car production in the Republic of India, the Times of India has learnt – however, just in case the state grants subsidies. Initially, Nissan would like to launch an electric small car with pricing starting at just 9,000 euros.

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Jan 12, 2018 - 11:17 am

JAC and VW about to launch first NEVs for China

Before the first quarter’s end, the joint venture of Volkswagen and JAC will present its first three models, according to Gasgoo. All of them shall run electric-powered, the first is said to be a SUV that could be based on an existing production platform of JAC.

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Jan 12, 2018 - 10:14 am

Nissan’s vision of electric mobility in 2040 (video)

A new video clip officially released by Nissan shows a clear image of the carmaker’s vision of future mobility. According to Nissan, by 2040, we will face no more emissions nor road fatalities, we will charge inductively and regularly use the V2G function of our EVs…

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