May 21, 2019 - 03:06 pm

Audi’s new PHEV called Q5 55 TFSI e quattro

With the Q5 55 TFSI e quattro, Audi presents the first representative of its new plug-in hybrid family. The model offers 270 kW system power and a “more than 40 km” purely electric range according to WLTP. The partly electric SUV can be ordered immediately.

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May 20, 2019 - 01:39 pm

BMW to boost PHEV ranges in summer

BMW is upgrading its PHEV models for the summer with new battery cell technology for greater electric ranges. All plug-in hybrid models from the Bavarian carmaker will also be equipped with acoustic pedestrian protection.

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May 17, 2019 - 12:13 pm

VW to manufacture small electric car in Eastern Europe

Volkswagen’s plans for future plants are changing rapidly: from 2023, the purely electric small car for less than 20,000 euros is to be built in Eastern Europe instead of in Emden in Germany as originally planned. The Zwickau plant in Germany will probably hand over the production of the I.D. Crozz to Emden.

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May 16, 2019 - 04:11 pm

Renault presents EZ-POD personal BEV

Based on the Twizy, Renault presented a new micromobile for transporting people and goods over short distances called the EZ-POD. The concept vehicle is battery-powered and fully automated. The pods can also be joined together to form convoys for transporting larger groups.

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May 16, 2019 - 01:52 pm

Honda e ready for order in Europe

Honda’s first fully electric series model for the European market – the Honda e – can be reserved here in Europe with immediate effect. The reservation fee, which guarantees interested parties a place on the waiting list to order the electricity, is 800 pounds in the UK.

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May 15, 2019 - 04:08 pm

ACE EV to build electric vehicles in Australia

The Australian startup ACE EV (Australian Clean Energy Electric Vehicle Group) is building a production facility in Adelaide to manufacture electric vehicles in cooperation with truck body makers Aldom Motor from 2020. The aim is to increase production to up to 15,000 vehicles per year by 2025.

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May 14, 2019 - 04:46 pm

Microlino moves delivery dates

After the German sports car manufacturer Artega took over all rights for the production of the Swiss e-cabin-scooter Microlino from the Italian manufacturer Tazzari in December, the delivery start of the Microlino planned for April has now been postponed.

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May 14, 2019 - 03:05 pm

Citroën reveals study inspired by aviation

Citroën has presented a new electric car concept: While the Ami One Concept shown at the Geneva Motor Show was designed for urban electric mobility, the 19_19 Concept, designed for autonomous driving, is now fully electric for long distances.

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May 14, 2019 - 12:17 pm

Hyundai and Kia invest 80 million euros in Rimac

Hyundai and Kia are together investing 80 million euros into Rimac Automobili. The Korean carmakers and the Croatian company are also entering into a strategic partnership for the joint development of both battery electric and fuel cell, high-performance EVs.

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May 13, 2019 - 06:11 pm

Daimler Ambition 2039: a CO2-neutral fleet line-up

The future Chairman of Daimler’s Board of Management, Ola Källenius, presented his sustainability targets for the passenger car sector under the heading “Ambition 2039”. During the next 20 years, the new range of Mercedes-Benz Cars is to become completely CO2-neutral.

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May 13, 2019 - 09:06 am

Opel/Vauxhall introducing Grandland X PHEV

PSA-owned Opel/Vauxhall presents the Grandland X SUV as plug-in hybrid variant just a day after announcing the all-electric Corsa to debut on 4 June. Orders for the Grandland X will open later this year and build on Peugeot’s 3008 hybrid.

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May 10, 2019 - 12:06 pm

Opel Corsa fully electric version ready to roll

The new generation of the Opel Corsa will celebrate its world premiere on 4 June to come as a fully electric version from then on. In an interview, Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller promised an “attractive price” for the E-Corsa. He did not specify any details but substantial plans.

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May 9, 2019 - 11:09 pm

e.Go Mobile starts deliveries of limited edition electric car

Electric car start-up e.GO Mobile has started deliveries of its first model e.GO Life as announced. The company handed over the so-called e.Go First Edition units to honoraries in the EV hotbed Aachen, where StreetScooter is from as well. Still, deliveries of the freely configurated models will stretch out until autumn at least.

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May 8, 2019 - 07:01 pm

Extreme E: Venturi confirms first racing team

Venturi Automobiles has now been officially confirmed as the first team for the planned off-road racing series with electric SUVs called Extreme E. Venturi has also been active in Formula E since the 2014/15 debut season and will now compete in the new racing series from 2021.

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May 8, 2019 - 06:43 pm

Sono Motors reaches 10,000 Sion reservations

More than a year before the production launch of their Sion solar electric car, Sono Motors has already received 10,000 pre-paid reservations throughout Europe. This means that the number of potential buyers has doubled since June last year.

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May 8, 2019 - 06:34 pm

VW accepting pre-orders for the ID.3 electric car

Today VW launched the pre-booking option in Europe for the first model of its new all-electric ID.3 family, the ID.3. The launch was also the first official confirmation of the name. Interested parties can now register for an early ID.3 production slot in 29 European countries.

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May 8, 2019 - 06:20 pm

Polestar opens new R&D facility in UK

Polestar has established a new R&D centre for future electric vehicles in Coventry, England. At the new British location, the Volvo electric brand will initially employ around 60 engineers to support the development of vehicles beyond the Polestar 3.

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May 8, 2019 - 04:12 pm

Honda’s debut BEV is to be called the Honda e

Honda’s first fully electric production model for the European market will be called “Honda e”. This has now been officially confirmed by the manufacturer. At the Geneva Motor Show in March, the Japanese company presented a series-near version of the electric car as “e Prototype” (previously Urban EV).

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May 8, 2019 - 12:41 pm

Tesla Model 3 hitch now available in Europe

Tesla is now offering a trailer coupling for the Model 3 in Europe. It is available for the Model 3 with “Standard-Range Plus” and “Maximum Range” with rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. In Germany the option costs 1,060 euros.

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May 7, 2019 - 03:51 pm

GAC-Toyota to increase plug-in production

The Chinese joint venture between GAC and Toyota is planning to invest 11.3 billion yuan (around 1.5 billion euros) in expanding production capacities for plug-in vehicles. The plan is to expand the current capacity of 480,000 units per year by an additional 400,000 per year by 2022.

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https://www.electrive.com/2019/05/21/audi-apparently-considering-fully-electric-version-of-the-i8/
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