Dec 4, 2018 - 02:35 pm

Extra small electric car Microlino to be made in Germany

German sports car manufacturer Artega has taken over all rights for the production of the Swiss electric city car Microlino from Tazzari of Italy. The latter wants to focus on projects outside the urban segment instead. Hence Artega also acquired the rights to the Tazzaro electric taxi e-cab but first to the electric Isetta remake.

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Dec 4, 2018 - 01:49 pm

Exclusive: 60kWh Leaf to debut without liquid-cooling

Nissan has set a new date for finally introducing the lastly delayed new Leaf EV with 60 kWh battery. Our colleagues in Germany gathered information in dealer circles, more precisely at a Nissan event last night. There the Japanese carmaker informed its partners that the Leaf will debut at the CES in Las Vegas on […]

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Dec 3, 2018 - 02:23 pm

VW reveals €20,000 electric car as long range e-Up

Volkswagen announced in November they were working on a 20,000 euro EV in Polo-size. It turns out, said model will not utilise the new MEB platform. Instead the VW e-Up will receive an upgrade in form of a bigger battery and may build the base for a whole range of cheap EVs.

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Nov 29, 2018 - 05:45 pm

VW lowers UK price for e-Up by £3,000

Volkswagen has updated their UK pricing for the e-Up with a new basic price of £23,115 before subsidies, which will leave a purchasing price of about £19,600. The standard trim has also been upgraded to include a rear-view camera and better seat options.

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Nov 29, 2018 - 05:27 pm

Honda turn it’s back on diesel in Europe

Honda will also be turning their backs on diesel production in Europe, in order to focus more on electric and hybrid vehicle models. Starting in 2021, when the new Civic is released, no more diesel models will be sold in Europe, stated Dave Hodge, Honda’s UK director.

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Nov 29, 2018 - 04:44 pm

VW pushes global electrification offensive

Seat, the Volkswagen Group China and JAC intend to jointly develop a series of Seat EVs to launch in China in 2021. Meanwhile, VW’s man in North America, Scott Keogh announced they would introduce their first MEB based model in the USA in 2020.

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Nov 29, 2018 - 04:14 pm

Kia reveals new e-Soul in Los Angeles

Kia has presented the newest generation of the Soul at the LA Auto Show, which will be available in Europe starting in the first half of 2019 exclusively in the BEV version named the e-Soul. Prices and range have not been released yet.

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Nov 28, 2018 - 10:57 pm

World debut: Audi presents the e-tron GT in LA

“Audi e-tron, the third” sounds a little like grandiose marketing yet is actually quite an avid description for the latest addition to Audi’s range of electric cars, the e-tron GT. The dedicated concept EV debuted in LA and is slated for production in around two years.

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Nov 28, 2018 - 03:24 pm

Rivian follows through in LA with powerful eSUV

After revealing its electric pickup R1T yesterday, U.S. startup Rivian raises the game with its fully electric SUV R1S, which will be offered as a 5 and 7-seater. Prices start at 72,500 U.S. dollars (before subsidies), and the EV will be available by late 2020.

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Nov 28, 2018 - 02:02 pm

Toyota presents 2019 Prius featuring new AWD-e

Toyota updated their long-running hybrid and the 2019 Prius range does look fresher but more importantly has a new all-wheel drive. The Japanese carmaker reckons it could prove a bestseller in more adverse climates and the system uses an electric motor to power the rear-wheels independently.

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Nov 27, 2018 - 06:08 pm

JLR & Chery turn China factory into EV centre

Chery Jaguar Land Rover, the British company’s Chinese joint venture is planning to invest 7BN yen (over 900M euros) in the local development and production of electric cars. This will see them turn their existing facility in Changshu into a powerhouse for EV testing, R&D and manufacturing.

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Nov 27, 2018 - 04:32 pm

Nissan postpones long-range Leaf EV to avoid scandal

The new version of Nissan’s bestselling electric car with a 60 kWh battery had been expected for some time. Yet, the Japanese carmaker has stepped back from launching the Leaf just now and said they would wait until the controversy around ex-CEO Ghosn flares down.

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Nov 27, 2018 - 12:38 pm

GM takes hard steps towards electrification in USA

General Motors has announced a comprehensive restructuring plan to save six billion dollars annually by the end of 2020. This will free up funds to invest in the development and production of electric cars and autonomous vehicles, but also means closing down large U.S. factories.

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Nov 26, 2018 - 03:45 pm

BYD presents all-electric SUV and PHEV minivan

At the Guangzhou Auto Show, BYD presented a fully electric version of their bestselling SUV Tang. Until now, this model was only available in combustion engine and plug-in hybrid versions. The company also presented a PHEV version of their Song Max minivan.

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Nov 26, 2018 - 12:29 pm

Nissan questions Renault alliance after Ghosn scandal

Following the arrest of top executive Carlos Ghosn, Nissan wants to put the alliance with Renault to the test. Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa hinted as much when calling the business “not equal”. Still, Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi are prepared to meet and the French state wants its say as well.

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Nov 24, 2018 - 08:25 pm

Range Rover plans for a PHEV Evoque

Range Rover has introduced the second generation of the compact SUV Evoque, and simultaneously announced that variants with a 48 volt mild hybrid would be offered within twelve months of the introduction of the next-gen vehicle.

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Nov 22, 2018 - 02:41 pm

Tesla lowers electric car prices in China

Tesla will lower the prices for the Model S and Model X in China by between 12% and 26%. The plan is to compensate for import tariffs, caused by the rift between the current U.S. administration and China. This means that Tesla’s BEVs will be more affordable in the far east.

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Nov 22, 2018 - 02:10 pm

China: Leap Motor receives 2 billion Yuan capital

The Chinese electric vehicle startup Leap Motor has generated a total of 2 billion yuan (250 million euros) in their most recent financing round. They may even reach 2.5 billion yuan by the end of the year, with the Shanghai Electric Group leading the way.

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Nov 22, 2018 - 01:30 pm

Continental delivers compact drive for solar EV Sion

Continental will be delivering the electric drive unit for the solar electric car Sion by Sono Motors, including the motor, performance electronics and the powertrain in one compact system. At the same time, prices for batteries are going higher than expected.

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Nov 21, 2018 - 04:56 pm

Xpeng gearing up for on-sale of debut electric car G3

The Chinese electric car startup Xpeng Motors sets the launch of its first model Xpeng G3 on December, 12 and provides details of its sales concept as well as the planned installation of quick charging stations. The Tesla-infused electric vehicle is out for testing as you read.

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https://www.electrive.com/2018/11/21/xpeng-gearing-up-for-on-sale-of-debut-electric-car-g3/
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