Feb 17, 2021 - 11:25 am

Opel Mokka-e production back in swing

Delivery problems with the Mokka-e are a thing of the past, according to Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller. In an interview, Lohscheller stated that any customer who orders a Mokka-e now should still receive their vehicle in 2021.

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Feb 16, 2021 - 01:48 pm

Tesla Model Y launches in South Korea

Tesla has launched its electric SUV Model Y in South Korea, making its second model in the market after the Model 3 launched in 2019. The Model Y will be available in three trim levels, with the starting price for the standard range model set at 59.99 million won ($54,191).

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Feb 16, 2021 - 12:15 pm

Pre-series VW ID.5 production kicks-off in Germany

It has been an open secret for some time that VW would soon be launching a coupé offshoot of the ID.4, the ID.5, after the ID.3 and VW ID.4. Now VW brand CEO Ralf Brandstätter has confirmed that the coupé SUV, which will also be built in Zwickau, will be launched in the second half […]

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Feb 16, 2021 - 11:28 am

Peugeot e-Rifter to be available in two lengths

PSA is continuing their electrification initiative with Peugeot giving the Rifter van an electric drive. The high-roof family van with up to seven seats will be launched on the market in autumn 2021 as the e-Rifter, which includes familiar PSA drive technology.

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Feb 15, 2021 - 12:30 pm

Tesla preparing to manufacture in India

Rumours have been around for some time, but now an Indian regional government has claimed that Tesla will indeed build a plant on the subcontinent. As yet, there is no firm timetable yet for the start of local manufacturing.

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Feb 15, 2021 - 11:46 am

Chevrolet releases longer Bolt version

Chevrolet has unveiled the redesigned Bolt EV and a completely new, slightly larger Bolt dubbed EUV, both of which will be available in the US this summer. The refreshed Bolt has been made more affordable but relies on familiar technology for its powertrain.

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Feb 12, 2021 - 05:45 pm

VW ID.3 Pro becomes available in the UK

Volkswagen UK has opened the order books for the VW ID.3 Pro, bringing the electric hatchback’s base price to £28,670, after the £3,000 PiCG. It differs from the introductory Pro Performance version that was among the first opening of orders.

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Feb 11, 2021 - 11:30 am

Microlino production to kick off in September

Micro Mobility Systems has announced that the first prototype of the Microlino 2.0 has been built and is now being tested. Homologation and EU road approval are to be completed in August this year and production will start shortly afterwards in September.

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Feb 11, 2021 - 11:16 am

Tesla opens platform for repair by third parties in the EU

Tesla has opened its platform for repair and maintenance information to third parties after several complaints to the EU Commission. Independent car repair shops can now access the information without restrictions. Meanwhile, an investment firm has greatly increased its Tesla shares.

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Feb 11, 2021 - 10:53 am

Toyota to launch 3 plug-ins in the USA this year

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) has announced that it will bring three new electrified models to the US market this year – two BEVs and one PHEV. By 2025, Toyota aims to achieve 40 per cent of its new car sales in the US with electrified models.

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Feb 10, 2021 - 01:12 pm

Ford to build electric vehicles in Cologne

Ford has decided to build its first purely electric small car at the Fiesta plant in Cologne. According to industry insiders informing a media report, the US carmaker is also moving away from planned hybrid cars in favour of electric models.

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Feb 9, 2021 - 07:13 pm

Audi e-tron GT: More than a Taycan clone

As Audi just launched the new etron GT line, our author and previous Porsche tester Sebastian Schaal finds the top-of-the-line GT more than “just” a Taycan clone. Instead, Audi tweaks the Porsche technology to arrive at a true electric Gran Turismo feel.

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Feb 9, 2021 - 02:48 pm

Audi’s Hungary plant prepares for e-drives for PPE

Preparations are underway at Audi Hungaria for the production of the new generation of electric motors. The new electric drives for the Group’s fully electric models, which are based on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) developed with Porsche, will be supplied from Győr, Hungary.

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Feb 9, 2021 - 01:59 pm

Kia expands EV business strategy and targets

Kia has once again updated its strategic plan ‘Plan S’ and extended it to the year 2030. The plan includes expanding future mobility services, and new targets for sales of electrified vehicles, which includes both electric cars as well as purpose-built vehicles (PBV) in the commercial and sharing sectors.

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Feb 8, 2021 - 02:27 pm

Porsche announces new Cayenne series manager

Porsche has found a replacement for Cayenne series manager Manfred Harrer, who left for Apple to work on Project Titan. Stefan Weckbach used to be the chief developer of the Taycan electric model and will now take over responsibility for the large SUV series.

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Feb 8, 2021 - 01:23 pm

Renault 4 looks like it will also be electric

It is looking like Renault also wants to revive the Renault 4 as an electric model after the Renault 5. A number of media reports indicate that the electric Renault 4 could follow the production version of the all-electric Renault 5 Prototype study from 2025, which will be built from 2023.

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Feb 4, 2021 - 01:50 pm

Mercedes EQA now available to order in Europe

Mercedes is opening the order books for its EQA compact electric vehicle, which they unveiled two weeks ago. The first models will arrive at dealers in the spring. So far we know list prices in Germany for the EQA 250 with 140 kW battery.

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https://www.electrive.com/2021/02/17/renault-considers-using-lfp-batteries-for-the-renault-5/
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