Jan 28, 2020 - 12:32 pm

e.GO Mobile boss exposes German finance culture

In an interview, Günther Schuh, head of the Aachen electric car start-up e.GO Mobile, spoke in detail about e.GO Mobile’s future plans, including the planned joint venture with a Chinese company. Also co-founder of StreetScooter and an Aachen University professor, Schuh expressed disappointment with German financial institutions and the culture of hesitancy.

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Jan 27, 2020 - 01:47 pm

Maserati is testing their first electric drive

Maserati has started testing its first all-electric drive system, which is to be fitted to the brand’s models from 2021. The Italian luxury car manufacturer is placing a particular emphasis on the “characteristic” sound of its e-motor.

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Jan 26, 2020 - 02:44 pm

Audi makes changes in Brussels factory for e-tron

Audi is making some major personnel changes at their Brussels plant, where the e-tron quattro electric SUV is manufactured. The jobs of at least 145 temporary workers are to be put on hold. In the worst case, this lot could threaten up to 250 employees.

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Jan 24, 2020 - 12:21 pm

Mercedes may be toning down EQC targets

According to a report, Daimler is said to have significantly reduced the sales targets of the Mercedes EQC for 2020 – mainly because of battery scarcity. The company denied this and maintains they are sticking to the original plans.

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Jan 23, 2020 - 02:41 pm

ID.3 to become available for order in April

German electric car rental company Nextmove has revealed further details of the market launch of the VW ID.3 with reference to a document from France. Orders for the First Edition should apparently be possible from April. The series version will also be available from May, initially with 58 kWh and 45 kWh batteries.

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Jan 22, 2020 - 03:27 pm

MG hits Indian sweet spot with first electric SUV

EV interest is running high in India with MG Motors receiving close to 3,000 reservations for its all-electric SUV ZS in less than a month. Essentially the electric car has sold out before launch so the company has halted bookings – for now.

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Jan 22, 2020 - 02:49 pm

Reservation books open for Lucid Air in Europe

The US-American startup Lucid Motors has now opened European reservation books for the first model Lucid Air. The startup says it will officially unveil the Tesla-like debut car in New York in April. Deliveries in Europe are scheduled to begin at the end of 2021.

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Jan 22, 2020 - 11:37 am

Will Tesla’s Model Y hit the streets sooner?

It is looking like an imminent start of delivery of the Tesla Model Y – among other indications, a Tesla employee is said to have claimed it will be ready in two weeks, and Tesla has already registered Model Y’s vehicle identification numbers (VINs).

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Jan 21, 2020 - 10:11 pm

Audi to launch Q5 & A8 PHEVs in the USA

Audi is bringing two plug-in hybrid models to the US market, the Q5 SUV and A8 flagship in the coming months. The carmaker says they come “at a competitive price point,” the Q5 plug-in hybrid especially.

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Jan 21, 2020 - 02:14 pm

Canoo opens waitlist for subscription-only EV

Canoo, (formerly Evoloczity), has announced the opening of the waitlist for their subscription-only, 7-seater, electric vehicle. Being put on the waitlist is open to everybody and free to join, though the initial market appears focussed on the L.A. area.

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Jan 21, 2020 - 02:01 pm

VW ID.4 to have its world premiere this spring

The ID.3, which is finally due to be launched this summer, will probably be followed by ID.4 already this year. Two media outlets now claim to know more details about Volkswagen’s first e-SUV – including the location and time of the world premiere.

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Jan 21, 2020 - 12:31 pm

e.GO planning JV with unnamed Chinese company

German electric vehicle startup e.GO Mobile is planning a joint venture with a Chinese company. According to e.GO boss Günther Schuh, a Chinese version of the e.GO Life will be produced there. The contracts have apparently been signed, but not yet implemented.

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Jan 20, 2020 - 09:40 pm

Volkswagen plans innovation centre in the USA

Volkswagen is cooperating with the University of Tennessee and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory of the US Department of Energy to establish its first innovation centre in North America. Research at the “Innovation Hub” will include research into electrification.

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Jan 20, 2020 - 03:18 pm

Renault Twingo Z.E to debut this year

Renault is planning to launch the all-electric Twingo Z.E. before the end of this year, two years earlier than was speculated. The French manufacturer also announced the new hybrid models and its sales figures for 2019.

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Jan 20, 2020 - 02:36 pm

GKN Automotive and Delta join forces on e-drives

GKN Automotive and Delta Electronics are launching a strategic cooperation for the development and marketing of electric drives for the 80 to 155 kW power class. The drives from the joint development are to be launched on the market in three years.

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Jan 20, 2020 - 01:53 pm

Subaru releases company CO2 emissions targets

Subaru has defined its future technological focus with regard to emissions reduction. The Japanese company has confirmed its commitment to All-Wheel-Drive vehicles and Boxer type engines, while promising that, for example, by 2035 at the latest, all vehicles of the brand are to be equipped with either purely electric or hybrid drives.

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Jan 20, 2020 - 01:11 pm

Tesla signs land purchase contract for Gigafactory 4

In Germany, the site for the planned Tesla factory in Brandenburg district of Grünheide has been moved forward with a decisive step: Tesla has now signed the purchase contract with the state of Brandenburg for the 300 hectares of land for Tesla’s Gigafactory 4.

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Jan 17, 2020 - 03:09 pm

Ford gears up for hybrid vehicle production in Spain

Ford is investing 42 million euros in its production plant in Valencia, Spain. Over half of the money will finance the two battery assembly lines for power packs designated for the Kuga Plug-In Hybrid, Kuga Hybrid, S-MAX Hybrid and Galaxy Hybrid models in future.

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Jan 16, 2020 - 02:11 pm

Eindhoven introduces the recycled car Luca

The Ecomotive team of the TU Eindhoven has presented another interesting concept car. Luca is an electric car that is consistently designed for sustainability. With lightweight construction and recycled materials, Luca is designed to conserve resources.

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Jan 15, 2020 - 02:59 pm

Hybrid XCeed and Ceed now available in UK

Kia UK has now opened the order books for the plug-in hybrid versions of the XCeed and Ceed Sportswagon. The XCeed PHEV will start from £30,695, the Ceed Sportswagon PHEV from £29,995 and deliveries are scheduled to start in April.

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https://www.electrive.com/2020/01/28/e-go-mobile-boss-exposes-german-finance-culture/
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