Sep 8, 2020 - 01:38 pm

Opel accepting orders for the Zafira-e Life

The new Opel Zafira-e Life is now available for order in Germany and most recently in the UK. The battery-powered passenger van will go on sale in early 2021 for prices starting at 53,800 euros, or £34,645 after the Plug-in Van Grant.

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Sep 7, 2020 - 02:12 pm

Stellantis can choose from three EV platforms

The planned merger of the car companies PSA and FCA under the name Stellantis will apparently be able to rely on three electric car platforms. In addition to the existing platforms eCMP and eVMP, according to a new report from Italy, a base developed by FCA will also trade for larger electric cars.

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Sep 7, 2020 - 12:17 pm

BMW may be planning electric 3 Series

An electric version of BMW’s 7 and 5 Series has already been officially confirmed. According to a British media report, there will eventually also be a BEV offshoot for the 3 Series but not for several years.

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Sep 6, 2020 - 05:29 pm

VW & Škoda small electric city cars too popular

The Škoda Citigo-e iV has sold out and is now being permanently taken out of circulation, just as its combustion engine counterpart was last year. VW has also imposed a temporary order stop for the e-Up in Germany, also due to high demand. In the UK, however, the VW e-Up is still configurable.

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Sep 4, 2020 - 03:30 pm

Plug-in hybrid Jeep Wrangler coming in 2021

Jeep is expanding its range of electrified models with the Wrangler 4xe with plug-in hybrid drive, which will be available in Europe, China and the US in early 2021. The Wrangler 4xe follows the Renegade 4xe and Compass 4xe partly electric vehicles that are already available for order.

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Sep 4, 2020 - 03:14 pm

GM & Honda to found North America alliance

General Motors and Honda have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding to form a North American automotive alliance. In addition to vehicle platforms (also for electric cars), this will involve cooperation in purchasing and research.

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Sep 3, 2020 - 11:10 pm

VW supplies ID.3’s to European dealerships

VW is preparing for the start of delivery of the ID.3 to pre-orderers. The Volkswagen Group is currently delivering more and more copies of the electric car to dealers in Europe so that the vehicles can be handed over to the customers in September.

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Sep 2, 2020 - 04:44 pm

Plug-in hybrid S-Class coming in 2021

Mercedes has just presented the new generation of the S-Class in Sindelfingen, Germany. The luxury sedan will be launched with a 48-volt hybrid, with the plug-in hybrid with an electric range of up to 100 kilometres to follow in 2021.

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Aug 31, 2020 - 07:54 pm

0% finance on the Nissan Leaf in Ireland

Nissan and Allied Irish Banks (AIB) have launched a 0% finance on the Nissan Leaf in Ireland. The ‘Power of Zero’ initiative offers consumers the opportunity to buy a Nissan LEAF with 0% finance as well as being given one year’s free servicing.

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Aug 31, 2020 - 07:12 pm

IAV announce EMC test centre near Stuttgart

The German engineering services provider IAV has announced the construction of a new EMC test centre in Heimsheim near Stuttgart. The new building is IAV’s response to the automotive industry’s demand for measuring and testing capacities for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).

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Aug 27, 2020 - 02:40 pm

Porsche postpones Taycan Cross Turismo launch to 2021

Porsche postpones the launch of the Cross Turismo, a roomier version of the all-electric Taycan, from the end of this year to early 2021. Financial news services cite Porsche CEO Oliver Blume saying the strong demand for the regular Taycan amid the pandemic had driven the decision.

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Aug 27, 2020 - 02:01 pm

Kia reveals Sorento PHEV set to launch in 2021

Kia presents the Sorento plug-in hybrid set for launch in select European markets in early 2021. The Sorento is the brand’s first SUV riding on the platform, that forms the new technical basis for the firm’s electrification strategy.

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Aug 26, 2020 - 08:44 pm

Electra Meccanica starts Solo production in China

Better late than never – it is hard to put it any other way with this electric trike called Solo from the Canadian company Electra Meccanica. While first reports date back to 2016 and again 2018 when deliveries were set to start, it took until today for production to take off.

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Aug 26, 2020 - 04:54 pm

Porsche reveals revamped Panamera

Porsche presents the extensively revised Panamera, for which a further plug-in hybrid version is also available: The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid supplements the PHEV range with a completely new drive system with 412 kW (560 hp) system power.

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Aug 26, 2020 - 03:49 pm

Audi sets sights on Artemis as new Tesla fighter A9

Details are now available on the Artemis task force for highly automated electric cars by Audi. The first project will be a luxury class electric sedan that is in development under the working title Landjet. Audi considers a positioning above the current top model A8, possibly as the A9.

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Aug 26, 2020 - 03:23 pm

Byton resumes operations as Shengteng

There is news about the electric car start-up Byton, which has been temporarily suspended since 01 July. Chinese media now report, citing insiders, that the company is ready to resume full operations in September 2020.

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Aug 24, 2020 - 03:27 pm

Nio to expand to Europe in 2021

The Chinese electric car startup Nio wants to implement its expansion plans faster than originally planned. Nio currently operates exclusively in China – now first vehicles from the manufacturer are to be offered in Europe as early as the second half of 2021.

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https://www.electrive.com/2020/09/08/opel-accepting-orders-for-the-zafira-e-life-in-germany/
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