Dec 10, 2018 - 03:33 pm

Schaeffler quad with pedal-assist near production

Supplier Schaeffler increasingly feels at home as an e-mobility developer and announces that it will present three concept vehicles at the CES in Las Vegas in January 2019 – including a near-production version of a LEV by their so-called Bio-Hybrid unit.

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Dec 10, 2018 - 02:48 pm

VW to show ID. Lounge & e-beach buggy in Shanghai

VW will be present its next electric vehicle based on the MEB platform at the Shanghai Auto Show in April 2019. The ID. Lounge will share the booth with a revival of the Meyers Manx beach buggy build on a similarly iconic Beetle only in electrified form.

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Dec 7, 2018 - 04:01 pm

ZF invests €3BN in hybrid production capacity

German transmissions supplier ZF launches an investment program of more than three billion euros to produce more future-safe products – above all hybrid transmissions. 800 million alone will flow into ZF’s transmission technology plant in Saarbrucken.

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Dec 6, 2018 - 04:07 pm

Byton plans April 2019 production launch in China

Byton has announced that their production launch for the electric SUV M-Byte will begin in April next year in China. The sales launch for China is planned for the second half of the year. In Europe and the US, the model will likely likely hit the market in the second half of 2020.

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Dec 6, 2018 - 03:28 pm

VW brand investing 9 billion in electrification

Following the investments by the VW company, Porsche and Audi, the Volkswagen brand itself has now presented an investment plan for their electrification initiative, in which the Wolfsburgers have reserved approximately 9 billion euros for the electrification of their vehicles.

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Dec 6, 2018 - 01:56 pm

Opel announces details to 2020 electrification strategy

Opel has been releasing details regarding their planned electrification strategy over the next two years. Among other things, the manufacturer will open the order books for two electrified models in the first half of 2019: the new electric Corsa and the Grandland X plug-in hybrid.

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Dec 6, 2018 - 01:30 am

Aston Martin to retrofit their classics with electric drive

Aston Martin Works that takes care of the carmaker’s finest classics, will be equipping these existing models with an electric drive and battery. This has been made possible by means of the “cassette” electric drive system developed with the know-how and components from their upcoming Rapide e-range.

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Dec 6, 2018 - 12:35 am

EV sales on (a pretty) record high in Germany

This November the German authority KBA registered an exact 4,262 electric cars in the country. According to our eMobility Dashboard this means EV sales have reached a record high as this translates to plus 40.6 per cent compared to the same month last year.

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Dec 5, 2018 - 11:56 pm

After BMW, Tesla overtakes Daimler on stock exchange

Tesla is climbing ever higher and has now not only overtaken BMW but has also surpassed Daimler in stock market value since shares of the Germans fell. At the moment the Californians rank third among all car manufacturers with only large volume manufacturers Toyota and Volkswagen being ahead.

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Dec 5, 2018 - 11:28 pm

Audi to release fully-electric compact model

Audi is planning a fully electric compact model based on the A3 format. Like the VW ID the new Audi EV will utilise the MEB platform and you can expect to see a first study “in the coming months”. As is widely known, Audi intends to launch 20 electrified models by 2025.

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Dec 4, 2018 - 07:57 pm

First photos of Model 3 with CCS charge port

After Tesla had recently announced they would equip the Model 3 with a CCS charging port in Europe, the first shots of such an electric car have now surfaced online. Also CCS retrofits for Superchargers are said to roll-out this month.

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Dec 4, 2018 - 03:00 pm

Leaked documents lay out Tesla Model Y production data

Tesla appears to operate on an aggressive timeline for producing the Model Y, internal documents leaked to Business Insider show. Tesla sent said documents to engineers ahead of the Q3 earnings call in October and so a Tesla spokesperson called these to be “outdated” by now. Still they reveal ambition.

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Dec 4, 2018 - 02:35 pm

Extra small electric car Microlino to be made in Germany

German sports car manufacturer Artega has taken over all rights for the production of the Swiss electric city car Microlino from Tazzari of Italy. The latter wants to focus on projects outside the urban segment instead. Hence Artega also acquired the rights to the Tazzaro electric taxi e-cab but first to the electric Isetta remake.

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Dec 4, 2018 - 01:49 pm

Exclusive: 60kWh Leaf to debut without liquid-cooling

Nissan has set a new date for finally introducing the lastly delayed new Leaf EV with 60 kWh battery. Our colleagues in Germany gathered information in dealer circles, more precisely at a Nissan event last night. There the Japanese carmaker informed its partners that the Leaf will debut at the CES in Las Vegas on […]

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Dec 3, 2018 - 02:23 pm

VW reveals €20,000 electric car as long range e-Up

Volkswagen announced in November they were working on a 20,000 euro EV in Polo-size. It turns out, said model will not utilise the new MEB platform. Instead the VW e-Up will receive an upgrade in form of a bigger battery and may build the base for a whole range of cheap EVs.

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Nov 29, 2018 - 05:45 pm

VW lowers UK price for e-Up by £3,000

Volkswagen has updated their UK pricing for the e-Up with a new basic price of £23,115 before subsidies, which will leave a purchasing price of about £19,600. The standard trim has also been upgraded to include a rear-view camera and better seat options.

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Nov 29, 2018 - 05:27 pm

Honda turn it’s back on diesel in Europe

Honda will also be turning their backs on diesel production in Europe, in order to focus more on electric and hybrid vehicle models. Starting in 2021, when the new Civic is released, no more diesel models will be sold in Europe, stated Dave Hodge, Honda’s UK director.

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Nov 29, 2018 - 04:44 pm

VW pushes global electrification offensive

Seat, the Volkswagen Group China and JAC intend to jointly develop a series of Seat EVs to launch in China in 2021. Meanwhile, VW’s man in North America, Scott Keogh announced they would introduce their first MEB based model in the USA in 2020.

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https://www.electrive.com/2018/11/29/vw-pushes-global-electrification-offensive/
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