Jan 30, 2023 - 05:22 pm

BMW announces model upgrades for 2023

BMW has announced a series of vehicle model upgrades for spring 2023, including the carmaker’s electric models. Starting in March 2023 all model variants of the BMW iX will be equipped with an improved version of the predictive heat management system for the high-voltage battery.

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Jan 30, 2023 - 03:03 pm

Toyota to manufacture hybrids and batteries in Turkey

Toyota will produce hybrid cars and batteries for them in Turkey in the future. The second-generation Toyota C-HR, which will be available as a hybrid and plug-in hybrid, will be manufactured in Sakarya. It will also be Toyota’s first European plant to be equipped with a battery production line.

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Jan 30, 2023 - 01:26 pm

Porsche’s Pascal Wehrlein takes the lead in Diriyah

Porsche driver Pascal Wehrlein won both races at the Formula E double-header in Diriyah (Saudi Arabia) at the weekend and thus took the lead in the drivers’ standings of the electric racing series. This means that so far, all three races of the season have been won with a Porsche drive.

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Jan 30, 2023 - 11:42 am

Nissan to acquire stake in Renault’s Ampere

Nissan will acquire a stake in Ampere, the future independent electric car division of Renault Group. This is the result of an agreement between the two companies, which is still subject to the approval of the respective supervisory boards.

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Jan 28, 2023 - 12:03 pm

Audi presents ‘Activesphere’ concept

Audi has now completed its quartet of electric Sphere concept cars with the Activesphere Concept. Like the other E-studies, the four-door crossover coupé has a special body feature: The Sportback rear of the Activesphere can be transformed into an open load floor at the touch of a button.

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Jan 28, 2023 - 11:51 am

Sono extends funding campaign for the Sion

Sono Motors is extending its campaign to save the Sion solar electric car – by one month until 28 February 2023. With the help of the funds raised during the campaign, the aim is to close the funding gap until the pre-series.

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Jan 27, 2023 - 12:46 pm

Peugeot prepares to launch the e-3008 and e-5008

Peugeot now also announces the 3008 and 5008 with all-electric powertrains. As the Stellantis brand explained during the presentation of its ‘e-Lion’ project, the e-3008 will be the first vehicle based on the new STLA mid-size platform and is to be unveiled in the second half of this year.

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Jan 26, 2023 - 03:25 pm

VW places major order with Onsemi

The US semiconductor manufacturer Onsemi has entered into a strategic partnership with Volkswagen. At the heart of the collaboration is the supply of components for a complete traction inverter solution for use in a “next-generation VW electric platform”.

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Jan 26, 2023 - 02:30 pm

Citroën presents electric car for India

Citroën has unveiled its first electric car to go on sale in the Indian market. The new ë-C3 is based on the ICE version, which the French brand launched in India last year, and will hit showrooms in February.

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Jan 26, 2023 - 12:36 pm

Koji Sato to take over as new Toyota CEO

Toyota has announced a change at the top of the group. Koji Sato, previously president of the Lexus brand and the motorsport subsidiary Gazoo Racing, will become Toyota’s new president and CEO on 1 April 2023, replacing Akio Toyoda in this role.

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Jan 25, 2023 - 02:47 pm

Honda sets up new e-mobility business unit

Honda has announced the establishment of a new division to strengthen its electrification business within its organisational structure and accelerate development. This will be done not only for the car division, but also for the two-wheeler and powertrain business.

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Jan 24, 2023 - 03:42 pm

Polestar releases comprehensive update for the Polestar 2

Polestar gives its Polestar 2 a comprehensive update for the new model year, including new engines and more powerful batteries. The single-motor variants are now rear-wheel drive, analogous to the electric drive system update for the Volvo models XC40 and C40 – but with more power in the Polestar than in the Volvos.

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Jan 24, 2023 - 02:17 pm

LEVC wants to go fully electric

The Geely subsidiary LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) is facing a future as a pure electric vehicle manufacturer, according to a media report. In order to make this change, parent company Geely is said to be planning a major investment.

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Jan 24, 2023 - 01:35 pm

Nissan invests in electric drive production in the USA

Nissan is planning a US$250 million investment in its Decherd engine plant in the US state of Tennessee to support the electrification of its product range, according to its CEO Makoto Uchida. This is apparently to increase the production of electric drives in the US.

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Jan 23, 2023 - 02:18 pm

CATL to build chassis plant in Yichun

CATL plans to build the first production facility for its CATL Integrated Intelligent Chassis (CIIC) in Yichun in the Chinese province of Jiangxi and has signed an agreement with the city to this effect. There are no details yet on the schedule and scope of production.

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