Apr 23, 2018 - 11:45 am

Ex-Opel boss KT Neumann joins Evelozcity

Karl Thomas Neumann, the former Opel/Vauxhall CEO has found a new job at Evelozcity. He joins former BMW and short-term Faraday Future managers in their endeavour to go it alone in California and launch three EV by 2021.

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Apr 22, 2018 - 03:12 pm

Audi e-tron: all details on battery and charging

Audi has released new infos on the e-tron, their first all-electric model that is due later this year for a rather exclusive price of 80,000 euros. The latest data reveals the full scope of their e-tron, which is to precede an entire eco system of electric transport high power charged by Audi.

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Apr 20, 2018 - 07:15 pm

Nidec develops E-Axle for compacts to SUVs

The Japanese electric motor manufacturer Nidec has announced the successful development of a new electric axle motor system, which consists of an electric motor, transmission and converter. This new system was developed to deal with the rising demand from the e-mobility sector.

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Apr 20, 2018 - 06:57 pm

Nissan launches EV offensive in Japan

Nissan has announced to release three new electric models as well as five new models using the e-Power range extender in Japan by 2022. The push is part of their Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022 campaign for electrification and includes ride sharing.

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Apr 19, 2018 - 03:36 pm

Tesla being reviewed on work safety

Tesla has received some criticism about potentially manipulated work accident statistics, and is now beinng investigated by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health. The company is being accused of deliberately hiding workplace safety issues in their Fremont factory, which Tesla has vehemently denied.

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Apr 19, 2018 - 03:26 pm

VW presents I.D. R Pikes Peak this weekend

Coming Sunday, VW will be presenting the I.D. R Pikes Peak to the public, before the testing program begins a day later for the electric sports car. This was announced by VW, who also included a new image of the electric super car.

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Apr 18, 2018 - 05:24 pm

Buick releases its E-inspired models

Buick’s Velite 6 PHEV and the all-electric SUV concept Enspire have made their global debut in Wuzhen, Zhejiang. The electric SUV is said to drive 600 km on a single charge with two electric motors delivering 410 kW but it won’t be Buick’s only EV.

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Apr 17, 2018 - 01:18 pm

Lexus considering electrification for LS and CT

Lexus has reportedly been considering integrating electric motor systems in to their flagship LS, as soon as with the current generation. Furthermore, the next generation of the Lexus CT 2020 may present some serious electric competition for Tesla.

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Apr 17, 2018 - 01:04 pm

Tesla interrupts Model 3 production again

Tesla has announced another 3-5 day manufacturing break for the Model 3 assembly line, this time to improve automation. Already in February, Tesla had to resort to similar measures and basically had to stop the lines in Fremont for planned upgrades.

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Apr 16, 2018 - 12:48 pm

WM Motor to double production capacity for EVs

China’s electric car startup WM Motor wants to invest 685 million dollars to expand its production facility in Wenzhou as they aim to make 200,000 electric cars a year there. That’s basically doubling the capacity, just days after their first model rolled off the line.

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Apr 16, 2018 - 12:26 pm

Nissan & Dongfeng confirm their China EV

Partners Nissan an Dongfeng presented their electric car model for the Chinese market. It will come in the form of an existing model from Nissan. Together they want to woe buyers in the People’s Republic as they seek to offer the EV under all labels.

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Apr 16, 2018 - 12:06 pm

Pininfarina turning into prestige EV manufacturer

Italy’s design studio Pininfarina is turning into an electric carmaker, drawing from the money of owner Mahindra and its experience from designing for the Formula E. The newly created European brand, Automobili Pininfarina, will cater for the premium segment.

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Apr 14, 2018 - 03:31 pm

What VW’s change of the guard means for e-mobility

It’s confirmed, ex-BMW manager Dr Herbert Diess is taking over from Matthias Müller, and this sets things in motion. New brand groups are being introduced and the UV unit will be open for public investment. Interestingly, Diess will also head R&D. Editor-in-Chief, Peter Schwierz comments.

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Apr 14, 2018 - 01:51 pm

Hyundai Nexo to be sold for 69,000 euro

Hyundai has announced the price for its second fuel cell serial production: in Germany the Hyundai Nexo will cost 69,000, and qualifies for the ecological subsidy, which lowers the price by another 4,000 euro.

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Apr 13, 2018 - 06:47 pm

Pininfarina and HKG to present new EV duo

Pininfarina and the Hybrid Kinetic Group are presenting two new cooperatively developed vehicles at the Beijing Motor Show with electric motors in combination with a micro-turbine range extender. The SUV is named K350 and the sedan H500.

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Apr 11, 2018 - 02:08 pm

FIA confirms Porsche and Mercedes entry into Formula E

FIA has given the green light for Porsche and Mercedes to enter the electric racing series as the governing body accepted their applications to produce powertrains for the Formula E. They will start in season 6, while BMW is in for season 5 and just showed off their racer in action.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2018/04/11/fia-confirms-porsche-and-mercedes-entry-into-formula-e/
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