Apr 9, 2021 - 05:32 pm
Nidec is gearing up its electric motor business in Europe
Japan’s Nidec Corporation just opened new offices in Serbia and is setting up two new factories in the city of Novi Sad. These are just part of a wider network that is to bring Nidec to the forefront of the global electric car market. This is according to this latest strategy briefing.
Mar 2, 2021 - 11:46 am
Xpeng confirms new LFP battery for P7 & G3 electric cars
China’s electric carmaker Xpeng just released February deliveries. Speaking to electrive, they also officially confirmed lithium iron phosphate or LFP batteries coming in for both models, the G3 and P7 sedan. There’s also news for Europe.
Feb 28, 2021 - 12:40 pm
De Vries and Bird win Diriyah E-Prix double-header
The Formula E is on again, and with the season just starting remains entirely unpredictable. The FIA World Championship’s opening races on Friday and Saturday in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, happened at night, making for striking imagery.
Feb 23, 2021 - 08:24 am
Hyundai releases the Ioniq 5
Hyundai has just presented the Ioniq 5, its first production model based on its E-GMP platform. While the electric SUV has impressive technical data, the angular design will probably polarise.
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.
Dec 28, 2020 - 04:23 pm
Year in review: 2020s most electrifying moments
As the virus called an almost complete halt to the world this year, the newsreels continued to turn. You kept returning to our pages in greater numbers than ever, and these are the most read articles in each month of 2020.
Dec 2, 2020 - 07:36 am
Hyundai presents E-GMP electric car platform
Hyundai presented the Electric Global Modular Platform, or E-GMP for short, at a digital event. The platform should form the basis for the Group’s future electric cars and is distinguished by its efficiency.
Oct 22, 2020 - 10:09 pm
Volkswagen solidifies stance on battery-electric cars
Volkswagen cements its course for battery-electric vehicles as the company put its weight down in a statement concerning a bill from Germany’s Environmental Ministry drafted to implement the EU directive on renewable energies in transport.
Oct 7, 2020 - 04:11 pm
43% of Europeans may buy electric due to climate change
43 per cent of Europeans now consider buying an electric vehicle and name climate change as one of the main reasons for doing so. This is but one result of the annual EVBox Mobility Monitor with respondents from six European countries.
Sep 28, 2020 - 07:12 am
PHEV: Real-world consumption 2-4 times higher than approved
Plug-in hybrids have been losing their allure as bridges to a new era of clean transport with many analysis finding real-world consumption and CO2 emissions far from type-approval values. Fraunhofer ISI and the ICCT just prove this to hold globally and across models.
Sep 12, 2020 - 02:17 pm
A friend of short trips: Citroën Ami electric car review
Less is more. That’s the Citroën Ami in a nutshell. The all-electric four-wheeler with its 75-kilometre-range targets a young, urban group of buyers who simply want to get from A to B. We tested it and wondered whether the little friend is also suitable for fleet use.
Aug 13, 2020 - 10:29 pm
Formula E completes its most challenging season yet
Formula E has completed its sixth season with six races in Berlin. The champion was the Portuguese driver Antonio Felix da Costa in the DS Techeetah. It was not only the almost five-month Covid 19 break that made this season like no other.
Jul 21, 2020 - 11:18 am
Disclosed e-mobility funding at over €1.5Bn
Dutch consultancy EVBoosters releases its funding report for global e-mobility investments in Q1/2020. While they saw the market slowing down as the first lockdowns set in, companies kept making deals in some unusual fields in particular.
May 7, 2020 - 02:59 pm
Poland put premium purchase on hold but EV sales are rising
Initially, Poland had planned start spending a lavish purchase premium of 8,600 euros for low-cost electric cars from December. Then the country postponed the subsidy indefinitely for a short time. Nevertheless, e-car registrations are rising – a placebo effect?
Apr 7, 2020 - 03:15 pm
Lifecycle assessment: Electric cars vs ICEs
Is an electric car more climate-friendly than a vehicle with a combustion engine or not? And if so, under which conditions is that the case? A team at the Environment Campus Birkenfeld in Trier now published a new study – not using metadata, but real-world tests and measurements. The results are remarkable.
Mar 29, 2020 - 08:19 pm
German carmakers behind the curve in electric cars
With the impressive Porsche Taycan, German engineers have shown all their skills. It proves that continued inaction is the highest risk for German domestic brands. At the same time, outdated vehicle designs remain electric top sellers.
Feb 19, 2020 - 07:59 am
EV companies raised $17Bn in 2019
Dutch consultancy EVBoosters has released its latest funding report for 2019, with some of the trending developments reported here. Expect number-crunching covering Q4 in e-mobility funding and investment insights.
Feb 6, 2020 - 07:30 pm
Trending: Funding for e-mobility start-ups in Q3/19
The Dutch e-mobility consultancy EVBoosters crunched some numbers for e-mobility funding during Q3/2019. Using data from CrunchBase, a database for investments in tech start-ups primarily, the firm highlights trends and companies leading the chase for fresh capital.
Nov 20, 2019 - 11:34 pm
Hyundai’s electric strategy – two prongs to success?
German and European car manufacturers are currently fully committed to the battery and still very hesitant regarding the fuel cell. Toyota is doing it the other way around. Hyundai wants to develop both technologies in parallel. A closer look at what the Koreans have in mind.
Oct 15, 2019 - 06:21 pm
Direct eDrive: Universal drive for small series
Jens Broedersdorff and Uwe Koenzen were looking for a powerful but compact electric motor for a sports car project. Because the drives available were too expensive, they developed an electric machine, which they found curiously applicable.
Aug 26, 2019 - 12:38 am
Blitz cooperation: Opel PEVs through PSA & Dongfeng
Affordable prices through economies of scale – this is what Opel wants to achieve in cooperation with PSA and Dongfeng through new platforms for electric cars and plug-in hybrids. Unlike the VW Group’s MEB, the trio wants to remain flexible. Christoph M. Schwarzer takes a close look at the strategy.
May 26, 2019 - 01:50 pm
This is a warning: AVAS for electric cars
Starting this July, newly homologated electric cars will have to make artificial noises at low speeds. That may be good news for sound designers, but the obligation to sound is unfair, our research suggests because new combustion engines are almost as quiet on the road.
Apr 1, 2019 - 07:12 am
German carmakers show full e-mobility commitment
In a concerted rebranding campaign, the three German premium vehicle manufacturers Audi, BMW and Mercedes want to adapt their labelling to the electric mobility of the future. The brand-new designs are exclusively available to our industry service electrive so far. Happy April Fools!
Mar 26, 2019 - 04:21 pm
Audi e-tron test report – the electric spacecraft
Is the Audi e-tron truly a Tesla fighter? Electrive.net editor-in-chief Peter Schwierz tested the first serial generation from Ingolstadt for a weekend in the city of Berlin and the surrounding county of Brandenburg and thus reviewed what Audi does do differently.
Mar 7, 2019 - 04:06 pm
Mahindra driver Pascal Wehrlein on Formula E racing
India’s Formula E team Mahindra has really been putting the heat on the AUDI, BMW, Jaguar and Nissan, landing on the podium in every one of the first 3 races of the season. We met with their talented German-Mauritian driver, Pascal Wehrlein and talked about the challenges of racing against time and range-saving strategies.