Mar 20, 2020 - 04:28 pm

Italian students design electric off-road concept

The Istituto Europeo di Design has presented an all-electric concept vehicle called Tracy, designed by students of the Master’s degree course in Transport Design in Torino. Based on the plans of the Italian students, it was built under the roof of EDAG Italia.

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Mar 20, 2020 - 03:20 pm

Maserati postpones their BEV premiere

FCA subsidiary Maserati has postponed the presentation of its first electrified sports car until September 2020 due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Originally, the event was to take place in May. As a result, the relaunch of the brand has also been postponed.

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Mar 20, 2020 - 03:09 pm

Porsche to invest billions more in electrification

Porsche is investing around 10 billion euros in the hybridisation, electrification and digitalisation of its vehicles by 2024 and, according to their statements, is “consistently expanding” the product range in the field of electric mobility.

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Mar 19, 2020 - 01:15 pm

Electric carmaker Nio is lacking liquidity

The Chinese electric vehicle maker Nio raised substantial doubt in its ability to continue its business due to on-going financial difficulties that have been exacerbated by the coronavirus. The reduced EV subsidies in China also played a part.

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Mar 18, 2020 - 02:07 pm

Hyundai raises range of Kona EV made in Europe

Hyundai has increased range of the Kona Electric with 64 kWh battery from 449 to 484 kilometres (WLTP). That’s 35 km more, and the gains have been achieved by mostly mechanical means. Besides, a rear-mounted bicycle carrier is now also available.

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Mar 18, 2020 - 01:51 pm

BMW confirms electric car in upcoming 7-series

BMW has now officially confirmed that the next-gen 7 Series will include a fully electric model for the first time but not exclusively as a BEV. However, there is still no official confirmation for the presumed battery-electric version for the 5-series.

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Mar 17, 2020 - 01:17 pm

Peugeot offers electric bonus in the UK

In order to boost sales, Peugeot UK will offer an extra £500 towards new fully electric vehicle purchases. This follows the Government announcement that it would reduce the current Plug-in Car Grant (PICG) from £3,500 to £3,000 starting on 12 March.

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Mar 13, 2020 - 01:00 pm

Two-month break in Formula E’s ongoing season

Following the cancellation of individual races, Formula E and the FIA have now announced that the 2019/20 season will be completely suspended for at least two months due to the Covid 19 spread. Even after that a resumption is not guaranteed.

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Mar 13, 2020 - 11:17 am

Tesla does not expect delays to Gigafactory 4

Tesla does not anticipate delays in the construction of the Giga Berlin factory due to the withdrawal of its American employees from Germany because of the coronavirus. The ground-breaking ceremony is still expected to take place this April.

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Mar 12, 2020 - 01:10 pm

Frank Weber joins BMW management board

BMW continues to restructure its Board of Management. As the carmaker announced, Klaus Fröhlich, member of the Board of Management responsible for Development, will not extend his contract and will leave the company at the end of June. Frank Weber will take over in July.

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Mar 12, 2020 - 12:52 pm

Sono Motors announces new CFO

Sono Motors has appointed Torsten Kiedel to the company’s Management Board with immediate effect. The Chief Financial Officer’s (CFO) main task is to ensure the financing of the electric car start-up.

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Mar 12, 2020 - 12:34 pm

First Model Y to be delivered on Friday

The first Tesla Model Y will be delivered on this coming Friday 13 March. Only deliveries to customers on the US West Coast have been announced so far. The company has obviously sped things up, since until now, 15 March was said to be the earliest possible date for delivery.

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Mar 11, 2020 - 02:55 pm

Porsche’s batteries are too heavy for the 718

The electric versions of the Porsche 718 series, Cayman and Boxster, have still not been given the green light for production, according to Michael Steiner, Executive Vice President for Development. The Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer is therefore continuing to postpone the decision.

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Mar 11, 2020 - 01:40 pm

Mini Cooper SE US market launch complete

The first electric Mini, the 2020 electric Mini Cooper SE has officially arrived at US showrooms over the weekend with a suggested retail price (MSRP) of $29,900 plus an additional $850 Destination & Handling fee.

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Mar 11, 2020 - 01:17 pm

Tesla considers another Gigafactory in the USA

According to Elon Musk, Tesla is currently looking for a location for another plant in the USA. The Cybertruck is to be produced there, as well as the Model Y for customers on the US East Coast. Texas is apparently a hot contender in the competition.

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Mar 11, 2020 - 12:26 pm

Wolong & ZF officially launch joint venture

ZF Friedrichshafen and the Wolong Electric Group have officially sealed the foundation of their joint venture, which was agreed upon in November. The objective of the JV called Wolong ZF Automotive E-Motors Co Ltd is the development and production of electric motors and components.

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https://www.electrive.com/2020/03/22/mercedes-has-big-plans-for-india/
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