May 26, 2023 - 11:53 am
Tesla Model Y the most sold car in Q1
The Tesla Model Y was the world’s best-selling electric car for the first time in the first quarter of 2023. In 2022, the Model Y was still in third place behind two Toyota models. Now the Tesla SUV leads ahead of four of the Japanese company’s internal combustion and hybrid series.
May 25, 2023 - 03:58 pm
BMW to launch i7 with rear-wheel drive in July
According to the German carmaker, the new BMW i7 eDrive50 offers a maximum output of 335 kW and comes with a range of 575 to 611 kilometres in WLTP. In the USA, both i7 and i4 customers also have the option of a boosted variant with longer ranges.
May 25, 2023 - 03:42 pm
Caterham EV Seven: Lightweight electric sports car concept
British sports carmaker Caterham has made progress on its all-electric Seven series announced two years ago. The company just presented what it calls a technology development showcasing a future electric Caterham Seven that delivers the first performance data.
May 25, 2023 - 03:16 pm
Nio launches new ES6 edition in China
Nio has launched a new edition of its ES6 in China. The ES6 is the company’s best-selling model on the Chinese market and has now been converted to the new NT 2.0 platform.
May 25, 2023 - 01:11 pm
Infineon heads semiconductor project with GaN
The new EU research project ALL2GaN, led by Infineon Austria, aims to exploit the energy-saving potential of highly efficient power semiconductors made of gallium nitride (GaN) so that they can be easily and quickly integrated into many applications.
May 25, 2023 - 12:14 pm
LEVC adds range to its TX and VN5
In the UK, LEVC has announced an enhancement for its TX taxi and VN5 light van. Both vehicles are to benefit from a larger and more efficient battery.
May 25, 2023 - 11:17 am
BYD eyes European locations for electric car plant
BYD is aiming to produce electric cars in Europe from 2025 onwards and is currently looking for locations in France, Spain and Germany. Although the Chinese automotive giant has not yet revealed a preference among these locations, the UK has already been ruled out.
May 24, 2023 - 02:01 pm
BMW i5: The electric sedan that means business
BMW unveiled the latest generation of its 5 Series sedan, and the electric variant called the i5. According to the German carmaker, the i5 aims to become the leader in sustainable premium mobility in the upper mid-size vehicle segment.
May 24, 2023 - 12:38 pm
Mercedes to launch electric CLA & GLC in 2024
Mercedes-Benz is preparing the market launch of the all-electric CLA and GLC next year. These two electric cars were among those shown at a North American dealer meeting and will probably no longer be marketed under the EQ label.
May 24, 2023 - 12:17 pm
Opel reveals revised Corsa Electric
Opel is giving its classic small car Corsa a facelift that comes with some technical changes to the electric version. The battery-electric Corsa-e, which Opel now calls Corsa Electric, gets more power and an improved battery for more range – with an important change to the other Stellantis models.
May 23, 2023 - 04:06 pm
Skoda launches Enyaq L&K with 210 kW
Skoda rounds off its purely electric SUV series with the Enyaq L&K. The new variant will have a maximum system output of 210 kW and a higher WLTP range of up to 570 kilometres. In addition, there are new design features and, according to Skoda, particularly extensive standard equipment.
May 23, 2023 - 10:46 am
Lucid brings two more Air variants to Europe
US electric car manufacturer Lucid Motors announced pricing for two more Lucid Air luxury sedan variants for Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Norway. These are the Air Pure AWD and the Air Touring, which feature the smaller 92 kWh battery pack for up to 725 kilometres WLTP range.
May 22, 2023 - 11:20 am
BMW to build ‘New Class’ electric car in China as well
BMW will also manufacture its “Neue Klasse” or New Class electric cars in China. Following the market launch in 2025, the next-gen EV models will also be produced by the China joint venture BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) in Shenyang from 2026, as will the batteries required for them.
May 22, 2023 - 10:36 am
VW core brand launches savings programme
The Volkswagen Group is planning a billion-euro savings programme for its core brand VW to bolster profitability and generate money for investments in the transformation to electric mobility. The group will present its overhaul plans to investors at a conference on 21 June.
May 17, 2023 - 09:39 am
Zeekr launches deliveries of the 001 with Qilin batteries
Geely’s electric car brand Zeekr has started deliveries in China of the Zeekr 001 equipped with CATL’s Qilin batteries. The optional 140 kWh battery allows ranges of up to 1,032 kilometres in the Zeekr 001 WE, according to Chinese standards.
May 17, 2023 - 09:27 am
Tesla AGM reveals JB Straubel’s return
At the Tesla Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, JB Straubel was elected to the Board of Directors. Tesla also announced plans for the new Roadster and the upcoming plant in Mexico.
May 17, 2023 - 08:45 am
Subaru aims to build 400,000 EVs in 2028
Subaru plans to sell 200,000 battery-electric cars per year by 2026 and to create production capacity for 400,000 BEVs annually by 2028. The increase in production is to be supported by an EV-only factory in the company’s home country.
May 16, 2023 - 10:04 am
Kia could build EVs in Mexico
Kia is looking to produce an electric model at its plant in Nuevo León, Mexico. Though the carmaker has not confirmed this, it could be the EV9.
May 16, 2023 - 08:41 am
Sono Motors files for protective shield proceeding
Sono Motors GmbH has filed an application with the Munich District Court to open protective shield proceedings. Sono wants to restructure itself with the help of Dentons’ restructuring experts. The reason given for the application is indirectly a consequence of the Sion exit and the situation on the capital market.
May 15, 2023 - 02:30 pm
Lightyear: 2025 production start remains uncertain
Following the restructuring, Dutch solar EV start-up Lightyear is sticking to its plan to bring the Lightyear 2 to series production at a price of less than €40,000. According to a media report, the 2025 market launch is not yet set in stone.
May 15, 2023 - 10:31 am
Spanish start-up Liux focuses on small EVs
As some carmakers want to go big, Liux is laying its focus on the smaller things. The Spanish EV startup has put plans for its debut model ‘Animal’ on ice and is looking to launch the significantly smaller ‘Geko’.
May 12, 2023 - 03:47 pm
Infineon & Foxconn enter partnership on EVs
German chipmaker Infineon and Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn are to enter into a long-term partnership in electric vehicles. The two companies also plan to open an application centre in Taiwan before the end of 2023.