Aug 17, 2018 - 09:07 pm

Toyota expanding EV manufacturing in China

The Japanese car manufacturers have announced plans to significantly increase production capacities in their Chinese factories. In future, they plan to manufacture more plug-in hybrid as well as battery-electric vehicles there. Vehicle imports will also be expanded.

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Aug 16, 2018 - 04:16 pm

FIA World Rallycross series postpones electric cars

The FIA World Rallycross Championship (WRX) says it is to postpone the switch to all-electric cars. The move was initially planned for 2020 but manufacturers have now been given time until 2021. They will have to confirm their commitment to the electric format until March, 29, 2019.

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Aug 16, 2018 - 04:03 pm

Sono Motors to enter Dutch market

Munich-based startup Sono Motors has announced its entry into the Dutch market. A series of test ride events for their Sion electric car marks the start. They will hit a total of 18 cities in the Netherlands and Germany and estimate to offer 3,500 rides.

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Aug 15, 2018 - 12:52 pm

EV startup Faraday Future launching China operation

Faraday Future has set-up its operating headquarters in China, according to Evergrande Health, which owns a 45 percent stake in the electric vehicle startup. Five more bases for research and development are to follow across the country in the next ten years.

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Aug 15, 2018 - 12:23 pm

$35,000 Tesla Model 3 coming closer

Tesla has been tuning the pricing for the Model 3 a lot lately. Only the much awaited 35,000 dollar version has never materialised. This is to change soon though, a new report suggest, that quotes Elon Musk making the affordable Model 3 a priority.

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Aug 14, 2018 - 06:01 pm

Düsseldorf company presents extendable BEV iEV X

The Düsseldorf company iEV1 GmbH has presented a single-seated mini BEV named the iEV X, which can extend itself thanks to flexible vehicle architecture. At full length, it can house two persons and luggage. Currently the company is in the middle of a crowd-funding campaign to fund production.

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Aug 14, 2018 - 01:25 pm

Nio seeks public investment

The Chinese EV startup is looking to enter the stock market and is aiming for an investment sum of 1.8 billion dollars. The application paperwork is currently underway.

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Aug 13, 2018 - 12:39 pm

Tesla gearing up to bring Model 3 to Australia, NZ

Now that production has stabilised in the USA and roll-out is beginning to look more routine, Tesla has announced their next step in international roll-out: The tour that was done across Europe to help popularise the vehicle will also take place down under.

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Aug 12, 2018 - 11:46 am

StreetScooter components test positive for Cadmium

After the German ministry for vehicles (KBA) followed the suspicion that there may be extensive heavy metal contamination among EV components used in the Volkswagen brands VW, Audi and Porsche, affected components have now been found in the German Post’s StreetScooter.

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Aug 8, 2018 - 05:34 pm

New electric drive from China for Japan

Engineering firm HORIBA MIRA has partnered with the Japanese automotive supplier Keihin to develop electric vehicle technology. The partnership sees the companies set up an engineering programme to develop a powertrain for China.

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Aug 8, 2018 - 02:02 pm

BMW i9 back from the dead?

Despite earlier reports saying otherwise, BMW has not killed the i9. At least not in the U.S. where the label has resurfaced when BMW reapplied to file the trademark. It is unclear at this stage whether this is just a formality or part of a more substantial plan.

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Aug 7, 2018 - 04:20 pm

USA: GM getting close to 200,000 EV sales

General Motors is getting closer to the 200,000 EV cap for the $7,500 federal tax incentive. Still estimates suggests that they may have until early 2019 before the incentive is cut off but consequences for the Bolt EV could be stark.

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Aug 6, 2018 - 03:49 pm

Daimler to make electric Smart cars in China?

Daimler is in talks with Beijing Electric Vehicle (BJEV), a unit of its Chinese partner Beijing Automotive Group to start building the electric Smart in China. The information was revealed by sources close to the matter but yet awaits official confirmation.

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Aug 3, 2018 - 03:40 pm

DearCC founds premium brand Enovate

The Chinese manufacturer DearCC, who is mainly known for small, affordable EVs, has founded a premium brand named Enovate. They also presented a teaser for their first vehicle: an electric SUV.

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Aug 2, 2018 - 04:13 pm

Record Q2 revenue paving way to profitability for Tesla

Tesla has released their business report for Q2 2018, and the numbers indicate that Tesla is heading towards being profitable quite soon. The revenue was at record levels for the company, but at the end of the day, Tesla is still in the red, albeit less so than at the end of the last quarter.

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Aug 1, 2018 - 04:57 pm

Tesla planning new vehicle interior options

Tesla is planning to add some more interior options for the Model S and Model X in the coming year. The new design will be oriented along the more minimalist interior of the Model 3, but will likely also offer some premium features.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2018/08/01/tesla-planning-new-vehicle-interior-options/
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