STMicroelectronics presents new SiC power modules
Semiconductor company STMicroelectronics has introduced new silicon carbide (SiC) power modules. With five new module variants, OEMs are to be offered flexible options. The Hyundai Motor Group is the first customer on board. The Koreans use SiC technology in the Kia EV6, among others.
Sono Motors starts funding campaign for the Sion
In Germany, in a statement on the sidelines of the Q3 figures, the CEOs and co-founders of Sono Motors, Jona Christians and Laurin Hahn, announced a special reservation campaign for the Sion. If this is not successful, the solar electric car may never be made, but this also no longer spells the end of the […]
GM considers electrifying Camaro and the Escalade
General Motors could convert two more iconic model lines into complete sub-brands for electric cars. This is according to a media report. In addition to the Corvette sports car series, these are said to be the Camaro from the Chevrolet family and the Escalade from the Cadillac family.
Volkswagen completes new vehicle factory in Anhui
Volkswagen has completed construction of the new MEB plant in Anhui, China, and built the first pre-series vehicle there. Series production at the Anhui plant, which according to Chinese media has an annual capacity of 350,000 electric cars, is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2023.
Volkswagen invests €460 million in Wolfsburg plant
Volkswagen is investing around 460 million euros in the transformation of its main plant in Wolfsburg as a first step until the beginning of 2025. The investments will mainly go towards preparations for the recently confirmed production of the new ID.3 – but also a possible ID.3 X compact SUV.
Mercedes has opened their first EV showroom in Japan
Mercedes-Benz has opened its first dealership worldwide exclusively for electric cars – in Japan. It was built in Yokohama and offers 1,221 square metres of space for the presentation of up to seven electric cars as well as an area for vehicle handovers and three CHAdeMO chargers.
GM considers taking Corvette fully electric
General Motors is reportedly planning to establish the Corvette sports car series as an electric car subsidiary and to expand the model range. According to a media report, a four-door coupé and a high-performance crossover are planned in addition to the already confirmed classic electric Corvette.
BMW prepares for drive production in Steyr
BMW has launched preparations to produce the next generation of electric drive systems at its engine plant in Steyr from 2025. In concrete terms, BMW has begun to set the course in terms of personnel and organisation. Meanwhile in the USA, the plug-in hybrid SUV BMW XM is now rolling off the production line.
Volvo is updating the drive systems of the XC40 and C40
Volvo has extensively revised the drive systems of its electric models XC40 and C40. In the all-wheel drive models, an asynchronous motor replaces the previously used permanent synchronous motor on the front axle. The new motor layout of the all-wheel-drive models also has consequences for the single-motor models.