Jan 21, 2021 - 12:53 pm

BYD & Nio gather billions in funds

Chinese electric manufacturers BYD and Nio have raised fresh money. While BYD raised around 3.9 billion US dollars through the sale of new shares, Nio successfully placed two bonds totalling 1.5 billion US dollars.

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Jan 20, 2021 - 07:42 pm

Nissan reveals e-NV200 Winter Camper Concept

Nissan has presented the e-NV200 Winter Camper Concept, a study optimised for off-road conditions based on the familiar electric van. The offroad-ready one-off is intended to inspire a “sustainable spirit of adventure”.

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Jan 20, 2021 - 12:28 pm

Mercedes-Benz reveals the all-electric EQA

Mercedes-Benz Cars just presented the EQA, an all-electric compact e-SUV. Further variants are to follow the 140 kW EQ electric car now revealed. The EQA 250 will be available for order in Germany from February at prices starting at 47,540 euros.

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Jan 20, 2021 - 12:17 am

Porsche releases the RWD Taycan

While the Porsche Taycan with rear-wheel drive is already available in China, dealerships in Germany, the US and the UK are now to follow. With rear-wheel drive and the optional battery, the basic Taycan is the version of the model series with the longest range.

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Jan 19, 2021 - 04:00 pm

Thomas Ulbrich stays with VW after all

Volkswagen has restructured the Board of Management of its core passenger car brand. Frank Welsch, Member of the Board of Management responsible for Development, moves from the brand to the Group and will take charge of the new Group Quality Management and Strategy department.

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Jan 19, 2021 - 12:06 pm

Mercedes EQA rumoured to launch in March

Mercedes-Benz is planning a tight schedule for the market launch of the electric models EQA and EQS, according to a media report. While the electric compact car is to be delivered as early as March, August is reportedly scheduled for the first handover to customers for the electric flagship vehicle.

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Jan 18, 2021 - 05:03 pm

Audi reveals more on EV joint venture with FAW

The electric car joint venture between Audi and FAW in China, which was officially announced in October 2020, is becoming more concrete: The future company will be 60 per cent owned by Audi AG and Volkswagen Group China and 40 per cent by FAW and will be based in Changchun in north-eastern China.

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Jan 18, 2021 - 01:36 pm

Toyota presents hybrid racecar for WEC

Toyota Gazoo Racing has unveiled the race car it will enter in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) this year. In line with the new hypercar regulations, the GR010 Hybrid features an all-wheel drive powertrain with system power capped at 500 kW.

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Jan 18, 2021 - 12:04 pm

PSA & FCA complete Stellantis merger

PSA and FCA have now completed their merger, paving the way for the creation of Stellantis. The new group’s ordinary shares will start trading on Euronext in Paris and Mercato Telematico Azionario in Milan on 18 January, and on the New York Stock Exchange on 19 January, each under the symbol “STLA”.

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Jan 18, 2021 - 11:56 am

Tesla Model Y deliveries officially launch in China

Tesla has officially started deliveries of the Model Y built in China. Meanwhile, preparations for the production of the European Model Y in Giga Berlin continue and it is looking like the plant could become larger than initially thought. There are also increasing indications that the Model S and Model X will soon be refreshed.

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Jan 16, 2021 - 07:07 pm

Arcimoto found 5x larger production base in Oregon

Arcimoto, which makes funky electric trikes, has announced that it has agreed to purchase a new manufacturing site in Eugene, Oregon. Spanning over 185,000 square foot (about 17,187 sqm), the new factory is more than five times as large as Arcimoto’s current production facilities.

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Jan 15, 2021 - 05:25 pm

Nissan details Qashqai e-Power technology

Nissan provides some technical data on the Qashqai e-Power, two months after first announcing the hybrid vehicle to come to Europe. The e-power system combines a 140 kW electric motor and 1.5-litre gasoline engine that drives the power generator for charging the battery.

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Jan 15, 2021 - 01:33 pm

Lucid Motors aims to go public via SPAC deal

Lucid Motors appears in talks to go public through a merger with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) belonging to investor Micheal Klein. The deal could be worth $15 billion (about €12.4Bn) for the electric vehicle maker.

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Jan 14, 2021 - 03:04 pm

BYD presents new hybrid powertrain DM-i

BYD has unveiled a new plug-in hybrid powertrain called DM-i, which is expected to reduce fuel consumption to 3.8 litres per 100 kilometres. Three BYD models will initially be equipped with the DM-i hybrid system, which is now entering series production: The Qin, the Song and the Tang.

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Jan 14, 2021 - 02:43 pm

PSA sold 120,000 electrified models throughout 2020

The PSA Group recorded around 120,000 new registrations for electrified models in 2020, one reason it met the European CO2 targets. At the same time, the French company’s total sales slumped 27.8% to 2.51 million cars in the crisis year compared to 2019.

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Jan 14, 2021 - 01:38 pm

Xpeng plans expansion to Europe

The Chinese electric car manufacturer Xpeng wants to decide within the next four months which European countries to enter next. In an interview, Xpeng President Brian Gu also indicated that production of electric cars in Europe was also conceivable in future.

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Jan 14, 2021 - 01:12 pm

Renault’s Luca de Meo calls for new business model

Renault CEO Luca de Meo has presented his new strategy dubbed „Renaulution“ (sic!). The Italian de Meo wants to give the French automaker a new business principle: Away from the volume, toward value. Ten new electric models are to be launched by 2025.

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Jan 13, 2021 - 04:54 pm

Foxconn & Geely launch EV manufacturing partnership

Long-time Apple supplier Foxconn and Chinese automaker Geely are entering into a partnership. With the planned joint venture, in which both partners will each hold half of the shares, Geely and Foxconn intend to offer contract manufacturing and consulting services in electric mobility.

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Jan 13, 2021 - 01:30 pm

Renault doubles EV sales in Europe

Renault has presented its electric car sales statistics for 2020. According to the figures, the French automaker was able to sell 115,888 electric vehicles in Europe, around twice as many as in 2019. The company’s most successful electric model by far was, once again, the Renault Zoe.

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Jan 13, 2021 - 01:21 pm

Hyundai teases the Ioniq 5

Hyundai provides an official preview of the highly anticipated Ioniq 5 and unveiled the first design elements and technologies of the electric crossover,. After the digital debut in February, it will be possible to pre-reserve the 800-volt electric vehicle before it celebrates its market launch in Europe in summer 2021.

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Jan 12, 2021 - 03:42 pm

Formula 1 Team McLaren goes for Formula E

McLaren Racing has secured an option to participate in Formula E once the 3rd generation race cars debut. The option will enable McLaren to enter the championship as one of a maximum of twelve teams from the 2022/23 season.

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Jan 12, 2021 - 03:12 pm

German carmakers increase electric car sales

German carmakers Porsche, Audi, VW and the BMW Group, have published sales figures for 2020. Although overall sales declined, their sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids still saw a significant increase. In some cases, these now account for a double-digit share of total sales.

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