Mar 1, 2020 - 03:50 pm

Formula E: Double DS Techeetah podium in Marrakesh

Never before a polesitter in Marrakesh managed to claim a victory. On Saturday Antonio Felix da Costa (DS Techeetah) dominated the qualifying and race and defended the top spot, followed closely by the man who replaced him at BMWi Andretti Motorsport, Maximilian Günther. Da Costa’s teammate Jean-Eric Vergne climbed from P11 up to P3 in […]

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Feb 28, 2020 - 01:05 pm

Mercedes launches A 250 e production

Mercedes-Benz has started production of the plug-in hybrid versions of the A-Class at its compact car plant in Rastatt. However, Mercedes does not specify when the vehicles will be delivered to customers.

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Feb 28, 2020 - 12:56 pm

Aiways will skip dealerships in Europe

Aiways will offer its new battery electric SUV U5 in Europe exclusively through direct sales and not through traditional dealer networks. After sales and service will be handled by partners – the first ones for Europe have now been named.

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Feb 27, 2020 - 09:49 pm

Citroën shows off a light electric car for 6,000 euros

Citroën has just presented an electric two-seater called the Ami that is based on the Ami One Concept from 2019. With this light city vehicle that requires no driving licence, the French company wants to make electric mobility available to everyone. Our electrive staff attended the premiere in Paris.

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Feb 27, 2020 - 01:44 pm

Kia prioritises Europe over US in face of battery trouble

Kia will be initially concentrating on getting its electric models to Europe before attempting to satisfy demand in the USA due to limited availability of batteries. The awkward situation for the popular carmaker was revealed in an interview with a top Kia manager in the USA.

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Feb 26, 2020 - 03:17 pm

GM to begin upgrading Detroit factory in March

Preparations for the conversion of the Detroit-Hamtramck production facility into a pure electric car plant, announced by General Motors at the end of January, will begin in March. There are also reports of concrete subsidies for the planned GM battery factory in Ohio.

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Feb 26, 2020 - 01:51 pm

GKN testing new drive in the Arctic Circle

GKN Automotive continues their tests on the 3-in-1 powertrains and has several prototypes underway in the Arctic Circle. New inverters and motors are being used in the test vehicles based on the Tesla Model 3 and Fiat Ducato.

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Feb 26, 2020 - 01:36 pm

Nio launches production of the EC6

The Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio has started production of its third model after the ES8 and ES6. The start of production at the indebted company is also made possible thanks to a framework agreement with the city of Hefei, which is providing Nio with a billion-euro cash injection.

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Feb 26, 2020 - 01:25 pm

Sono Motors announces financing update

Sono Motors has released an update on the development and financing of the Sion. Among other things, the Sion’s work packages and suppliers are being defined while other aspects, such as the legal details of their Sono Points system will still take some time.

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Feb 26, 2020 - 12:25 pm

Micro Mobility presents Microletta & Microlino 2.0

After Micro Mobility Systems announced in January that it would be developing its Microlino to series production readiness together with the Italian company CECOMP, the Swiss company will present the visually and technically revised Microlino 2.0 at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Feb 26, 2020 - 12:11 pm

e.GO Mobile presents 2 Life derivatives in Geneva

The German electric car start-up e.GO Mobile will be presenting the e.GO Life Concept Cross at the Geneva Motor Show, which is to be launched as a limited small series in 2021. In addition, the company will also be showing the near-series sports version e.GO Life Sport and the e.GO Mover with updated software.

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Feb 25, 2020 - 05:09 pm

Polestar Precept shows a design future

Polestar has shown a foretaste of future electric models of the brand under the name Precept. The concept is a fully electric four-door Grand Tourer, which will be presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

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Feb 25, 2020 - 02:51 pm

VW Touareg to become a plug-in hybrid

Volkswagen will present the Touareg R at the Geneva Motor Show in a few days. This means that the large SUV – now the brand’s top model after the phase-out of the Phaeton – will also have a plug-in drive.

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Feb 25, 2020 - 01:54 pm

DS 9 to be released with 3 PHEV variants

With the new DS 9, the PSA brand DS Automobiles has presented its top model, for which three PHEV variants are planned. However, only one version of the plug-in drive is to be available for the market launch, the other two are to follow “with a certain time lag”.

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Feb 25, 2020 - 12:44 pm

Will software problems delay VW’s ID.3?

According to an article in German media, Volkswagen is still having massive software problems with ID.3. There is apparently some risk that the market launch of the first MEB model will have to be postponed. The group’s subsidiaries Audi and Porsche are also having their own troubles, only with batteries.

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Feb 24, 2020 - 03:55 pm

European Model 3 almost sold out for the quarter

The Tesla Model 3 is apparently almost sold out in Europe for this quarter. As of this week, Tesla has indicated that May will be the expected delivery date for the Model 3 in almost all European countries. The company previously forecast delivery in March.

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Feb 24, 2020 - 03:00 pm

Renault Twingo Z.E. to be released this year

Renault has introduced the Twingo Z.E. and announced that sales are scheduled to launch at the end of this year. The battery-electric version of the small car will be equipped with an electric motor with 60 kW output and a water-cooled battery pack with a capacity of 21 kWh.

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Feb 22, 2020 - 06:04 pm

Audi presents e-tron & Sportback S models

Audi has now presented the more powerful S variants of the e-tron and e-tron Sportback with three electric motors. Their drive layout is based on the concept with two different asynchronous motors (ASM), designed as a modular system from the beginning of the e-tron series.

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Feb 21, 2020 - 02:52 pm

Seat to produce hybrid Cupra Leon

The Seat brand Cupra has presented its first model with plug-in hybrid drive. The Cupra Leon eHybrid will be launched this year as a five-door model and as a station wagon version with the addition of a Sport Tourer. The technology comes from the VW Golf 8 eHybrid GTE.

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Feb 21, 2020 - 01:09 pm

Chevrolet launches Menlo EV sales in China

Chevrolet has started selling its first all-electric model on the Chinese market. The Menlo EV is a fully electric SUV with a NEDC range of up to 410 kilometers and is available at prices starting at 159,900 yuan (approx. 21,000 euros) after the government subsidy.

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Feb 20, 2020 - 03:29 pm

Is Tesla working on a 110 kWh battery?

Tesla is working on a 110-kWh battery pack if leaked documents on their battery management system firmware are to be trusted. This should enable ranges of well over 400 miles or the equivalent of 644 km. There are also rumours that European Model Y enthusiasts will have to wait until 2021 for their cars.

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Feb 19, 2020 - 01:56 pm

VW & Dealers agree on ID. sales model

Volkswagen and its partner association VAPV have agreed on a new distribution model in Germany for the all-electric ID. family. The agency model has apparently proven its worth in the fleet customer segment and will now be used in a similar form for private and small commercial customers.

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