Jan 30, 2019 - 05:36 pm

NEVS buys 20% of Koenigsegg to develop electric cars

Chinese-owned Saab successor NEVS (National Electric Vehicle Sweden) has invested 150 million dollars to acquire 20 per cent of the shares in the Swedish sports car manufacturer Koenigsegg. The deal is part of a strategic partnership between the two manufacturers.

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Jan 29, 2019 - 04:16 pm

Byton makes changes to leadership structure

Byton has announced to split the positions of CEO and Chairman more strictly, with Carsten Breitfeld taking over the role of chairman. Co-founder Daniel Kirchert will become CEO. Until now, Breitfeld had covered both positions.

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Jan 29, 2019 - 10:35 am

62 kWh Nissan Leaf basic trim offers highest range

The new Nissan Leaf featuring a 62 kWh battery, has approximately 40 km more range in the basic version, than in premium trims due to the higher weight of the more luxurious models. Meanwhile, Nissan also updated their US strategy with regards to rapidgate.

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Jan 28, 2019 - 11:49 am

Formula E: Two Germans on podium at Santiago E-Prix

The 3rd Formula E race in Santiago, Chile was a great success from the German point of view. Pascal Wehrlein (Mahindra) and Daniel Abt (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler) placed behind the Brit Sam Bird, who won for the first time this year. Bird’s team Envision Virgin Racing is equipped with a powertrain from Audi, so […]

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Jan 25, 2019 - 03:15 pm

Porsche Taycan to carry 90 kWh battery

Additional details regarding Porsche’s first all-electric model Taycan have seeped through to the public. They apparently came from Stefan Weckbach, head of Porsche’s electric car project, who answered a few questions from customers in Norway.

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Jan 24, 2019 - 08:37 pm

EVC1000: EU project aims for 1000km range electric SUV

The EU funded project EVC1000 launched this month and brings together ten partners from industry and science to develop novel electric vehicle components. Hence the EVC in the name. The number 1000 though is significant as well as it stands for the target of covering 1,000 km on one quick charge.

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Jan 24, 2019 - 03:46 pm

Bosch takes full ownership of e-motor JV w/Daimler

Bosch is now taking over the entire electric motor joint venture, EM-motive, that they founded with Daimler in 2011. The purchase of these shares still has to be approved by the antitrust authorities but had been an option in the contract from the start.

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Jan 24, 2019 - 12:28 pm

Tesla job losses concern Models S and Model X

The renewed job cuts announced last week by Tesla apparently will mainly affect the production of the Model S and Model X. The electric car manufacturer has now confirmed that production hours for these high-priced models have been cut.

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Jan 23, 2019 - 07:59 pm

VW e-Up order stop due to delivery issues

Volkswagen will disable orders for the VW e-Up on their internal dealer system beginning this Friday as the carmaker admits being unable to keep up with demand. Electrive was able to confirm this in Germany and also in the UK; the word is out.

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Jan 23, 2019 - 12:44 pm

Dyson hires ex-Infiniti president Roland Krüger

British vacuum-cleaner firm Dyson has hired former BMW and Infiniti manager Roland Krüger to head their electric car project. The company already announced they will be manufacturing their EVs in Singapore. Now Dyson headquarters will move from Britain to Singapore where Krüger will oversee Dyson’s electric car project.

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Jan 21, 2019 - 02:42 pm

Porsche & Audi ramp up debut electric car production

Porsche and Audi are planning to expand their production capacities even before the market launch of their first electric car models due to the high demand. Porsche even speaks of doubling their output of the all-electric Taycan and to expand to another facility on top.

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Jan 20, 2019 - 06:21 pm

Infiniti to sell only electrified vehicles as of 2025

Infiniti is accelerating their electrification plans. Nissan’s luxury brand will sell 100% electric and hybrid cars, starting in 2025 rather than going it halfway. Infiniti is previewing said electric future in Detroit, where the QX Inspiration Concept is currently in the limelight.

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Jan 18, 2019 - 06:35 pm

Ford debuts Mondeo hybrid as station wagon

Ford presented the new Mondeo at the Brussels Motor Show. One of the most important innovations is that the Mondeo series now also includes a hybrid station wagon. Plus, the Mondeo Hybrid as a four-door sedan remains on offer.

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Jan 18, 2019 - 04:18 pm

BMW makes headway in securing BBA majority

The BMW Group is getting closer to achieving their plan of increasing their shares in the BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture to acquire the majority. A special meeting of Brilliance China Automotive (CBA) has agreed to the sale of another 25% of the company to BMW.

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Jan 18, 2019 - 02:51 pm

Tesla to eliminate 7% of workforce

Tesla has announced further job cuts. Around seven per cent of full-time jobs would have to be cut to further reduce costs, CEO Elon Musk explained in an e-mail to the employees. Tesla had already announced in June 2018 that it would lay off around nine per cent of employees.

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Jan 17, 2019 - 04:32 pm

Hyundai revamping Ioniq hybrid and PHEV

The hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the Hyundai Ioniq are being redesigned in regards to body and interior. Bluelink telematics services are also being introduced. The official presentation for the facelift for the all-electric Ioniq will follow at a later date.

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Jan 17, 2019 - 02:01 pm

LEVC: Jörg Hoffman to follow Chris Gubbey

The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC), which belongs to the Geely Group, will soon be managed by a German. After the current CEO Chris Gubbey announced his retirement, LEVC appointed the former Audi- and GM-Manager Jörg Hofmann as his successor.

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Jan 16, 2019 - 09:07 pm

Audi CFO expects electric cars to turn a profit

Audi’s head of finance, Alexander Seitz is convinced that the brand’s electric cars will be as profitable as comparable conventional models thanks to economies of scale through the overarching Volkswagen Group as well as the cooperation with Porsche.

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https://www.electrive.com/2019/01/16/audi-cfo-expects-electric-cars-to-turn-a-profit/
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