May 3, 2021 - 04:47 pm

Configurator open for the Audi e-tron GT in Europe

The Audi e-tron GT is now available to order in Europe. The electric Gran Turismo is only available with all-wheel drive in two performance levels. Prices for the Audi e-tron GT quattro start at €99,800 and prices for the RS e-tron GT start at €138,200.

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May 3, 2021 - 03:45 pm

CATL invests in Aiways as it reveals the production U6

The Chinese electric car maker Aiways has published the first pictures of the production version of its second electric model after the U5. The crossover coupé Aiways U6 is to be launched in China and Europe later this year. CATL has also just invested in the Chinese carmaking startup.

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May 3, 2021 - 03:22 pm

Hyundai plans next e-GMP models by 2022 & 2024

According to a report in South Korean media, Hyundai is already planning its second electric model based on the E-GMP after the Ioniq 5 for next year. After that, there will be a one-year break followed by the third model at the beginning of 2024.

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May 3, 2021 - 12:44 pm

Musk gives Giga Berlin six months more for readiness

The start of production at Giga Berlin, Tesla’s plant in Grünheide near Berlin, has reportedly been delayed by six months. According to a report in German media, Tesla boss Elon Musk has officially given the team half a years more time, meaning that full production is unlikely to start before January 2022.

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Apr 30, 2021 - 12:48 pm

Williams & Italdesign launch their own EV platform

Williams Advanced Engineering and Italdesign have joined forces to develop a modular platform for building a wide variety of premium electric cars. This platform can be used as a basis for the creation of customised vehicles. It will be offered to both new entrants and established OEMs.

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Apr 30, 2021 - 11:58 am

GM invests one billion to expand Mexican plant

General Motors has announced that it will invest one billion US dollars in the expansion of its plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico. Initially, battery packs and electric motors will be assembled there, followed by electric cars starting in 2023.

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Apr 29, 2021 - 06:32 pm

BYD makes millions in profit in Q1 of 2021

BYD achieved sales of around 41 billion yuan (approx. 5.1 billion euros) in the first quarter of 2021, slightly more than twice as much (+108 per cent) as in the same quarter of the previous year. Profit rose even more, although mainly because of one-off effects.

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Apr 29, 2021 - 01:54 pm

Audi returns to Le Mans with hybrid hypercar

Following a series of hints, Audi now officially announced plans to enter a hybrid sports car in the 24 Hours of Le Mans again in the 2023 season. Unlike Toyota or Peugeot, however, the German company will not build a hypercar according to Le Mans rules.

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Apr 29, 2021 - 01:16 pm

Geely subsidiary Lotus to become dedicated EV brand

The British Geely brand Lotus also sees its future in battery-electric cars. That is why the Emira, which is to be presented in the summer, will be the last Lotus sports car with an internal combustion engine. From 2028, Lotus plans to sell only electric cars.

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Apr 29, 2021 - 12:24 pm

VW brand sets higher climate targets than the Group

The VW brand has concretised its plans to decarbonise the company and its products. The company wants to be carbon neutral by 2050 at the latest. As a new interim target, CO2 emissions per vehicle in Europe are to be reduced by 40 per cent by 2030 – significantly exceeding the group-wide target of 30 […]

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Apr 28, 2021 - 05:24 pm

VW presents the ID.4 GTX with all-wheel-drive

Volkswagen has just presented the first all-wheel-drive model in the ID. family. Although the information on the technical data of the ID.4 GTX had already been released, this is the first time the German carmaker has revealed the price of 50,415 euros before subsidies. The sporty GTX model is to be launched on the market […]

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Apr 28, 2021 - 02:29 pm

P3 Charging Index places Mercedes in first place

After the first edition in 2019, the eMobility consultancy P3 Automotive has published a new edition of the P3 Charging Index. We are publishing it today exclusively in advance. There is a change at the top placing, but the most long-distance-suitable electric car still comes from Stuttgart.

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Apr 28, 2021 - 11:45 am

Škoda starts Enyaq deliveries in Norway

Škoda has started deliveries of its electric model Enyaq iV. The first model was delivered to a family in Norway. After the start of deliveries in the Scandinavian markets, Western and Central Europe are to follow from May and June 2021.

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Apr 27, 2021 - 12:55 pm

Tesla considers recycling facility in Shanghai

Tesla is planning to expand its Gigafactory Shanghai with recycling facilities for electric car components, according to a media report. This will involve not only batteries, but also electric motors and other important components.

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Apr 27, 2021 - 12:28 pm

US order launch for the Mustang Mach-E GT

Ford is now taking orders in the US for the GT variant of its Mustang Mach-E electric model. In the US, the Mustang Mach-E GT and Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition versions can now be ordered at list prices starting at $59,900 and $64,900 respectively and are scheduled for delivery from autumn 2021.

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Apr 27, 2021 - 11:40 am

VW to build another MEB plant in China

Volkswagen has started construction of a new MEB plant at Volkswagen Anhui in China. Following the completion of the Anting (SAIC VW) and Foshan (FAW-VW) plants, this will be the group’s third production facility for pure electric vehicles in China.

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Apr 27, 2021 - 02:56 am

2021: Tesla Q1 financial facts and figures

In the first quarter of 2021, Tesla generated a surplus of 438 million US dollars (around 362 million euros) and revenue of 10.389 billion US dollars, (around 8,593 billion euros). Tesla says this is mainly due to lower costs.

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Apr 26, 2021 - 12:10 pm

Mercedes & BMW win Formula E leg in Valencia

Mercedes driver Nyck de Vries and BMW driver Jake Dennis won the two Formula E races in Valencia. Especially the Saturday race with the Mercedes victory caused discussions: Only nine of the 24 cars were scored in the end, as many drivers ran out of energy.

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Apr 26, 2021 - 11:39 am

CAM study finds PHEV sales rose in Europe over Q1

An analysis by the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) found that new registrations of BEVs and PHEVs increased strongly in Europe and China in the first quarter of 2021. China remains the largest electric market, just ahead of Europe. What is striking is the enormous increase in new PHEV registrations in Europe.

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Apr 26, 2021 - 11:08 am

Renault plans to gear up EV sales to 65% by 2025

Renault CEO Luca de Meo set new targets for the electrification of the brand in Europe at the annual general meeting. In 2025, the share of electrified passenger cars should be 65 per cent. By 2030, the goal is a share of at least 90 per.

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Apr 25, 2021 - 10:04 am

Canoo appoints new CEO, updates strategy

With Ulrich Kranz, the next co-founder is leaving the Californian eMobility start-up Canoo. Kranz is stepping down as CEO with effect from 30 April. The position of CEO will then also be taken over by Executive Chairman Tony Aquila. There is also news about the future direction of the start-up.

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