Sep 6, 2022 - 12:19 pm

The first MG4 Electric reaches European shores

The first batch of MG4 Electric cars was shipped from China to Europe and arrived at the port of Zeebrugge, Belgium, last Friday. MG aims to launch over 1,000 units of the electric compact model simultaneously in nearly 20 European countries and China on 13 September.

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Sep 6, 2022 - 11:50 am

Solar EV startup Lightyear raises €81 million in funding

Lightyear has raised €81Mn in funding to secure the production of the first series model, Lightyear 0. The Dutch start-up also hopes to push ahead with developing its second solar car, the Lightyear 2. The new EV will target the mass market at a price of €30,000 once production begins in 2024 or 2025.

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Sep 5, 2022 - 01:31 pm

BYD said to have 700,000 vehicle order backlog

Despite increasing production capacities, the waiting time for BYD customers has not shortened due to the continuously rising order backlog. Currently, the Chinese manufacturer is said to have an unfilled order backlog of 700,000 vehicles.

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Sep 5, 2022 - 10:15 am

Norwegian EV market is slowly recovering

Norway’s car registration numbers from August show a total of 9,247 new electric passenger cars registered, accounting for 74.8 per cent of all new passenger car registrations for the month. In terms of models, the VW ID.4 topped the rankings in August with 1,483 new registrations.

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Sep 2, 2022 - 11:12 am

Porsche twins Taycan & Panamera to lead new EV era

Porsche is readying a second generation of the triumphant Taycan EV in 2027, then pairing it with an all-electric Panamera. Volkswagen’s premium brand is executing its new “electrified luxury” plan, which will see six EVs by the end of this decade.

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Sep 1, 2022 - 11:20 am

Oliver Blume suceeds Herbert Diess as Volkswagen CEO

As of today, Oliver Blume acts as CEO of both Porsche and the Volkswagen Group. He succeeds Herbert Diess as announced and sets the course right from the start. German media has learnt that Blume will reduce the Board of Management to take decisions more quickly.

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Aug 31, 2022 - 04:40 pm

BMW starts producing H2 fuel cells for IX5 hydrogen

BMW has started its own production of fuel cells for the iX5 Hydrogen at the Hydrogen Competence Center in Munich. The reason for this is the small series of the iX5 Hydrogen, which is to be used worldwide for testing and demonstration purposes from the end of this year.

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Aug 31, 2022 - 03:37 pm

EIB funds Mahle for low- & zero-emission technologies

Automotive supplier Mahle is receiving a loan of 300 million euros from the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the development of new technologies related to zero- and low-emission technologies such as battery electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

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Aug 31, 2022 - 02:14 pm

Skoda to launch 3 new electric cars by 2026

Skoda is accelerating and expanding its electric car plans. The Czech VW brand will launch three new purely electric models by 2026 brought forward from 2030. The new models will be a compact car, a compact SUV and a seven-seater SUV.

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Aug 30, 2022 - 01:59 pm

Munro Vehicles secures US sales & leasing with Wyre

Glasgow-based electric heavy-duty 4WD vehicle manufacturer Munro Vehicles has struck a deal with Wyre, a US electric vehicle sales and leasing specialist. The agreement secures exclusive rights for the sale, leasing and distribution of the Scottish-built EV in the US and Canada.

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Aug 30, 2022 - 01:19 pm

BYD increases profits again, this time by 198%

The Chinese electric vehicle and battery manufacturer BYD was able to achieve a net profit of almost 2.8 billion yuan (around 400 million US dollars) in the second quarter of 2022. This represents an increase of 198 per cent compared to the same period last year and an increase of 245 per cent compared to […]

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Aug 29, 2022 - 03:54 pm

Mercedes-Benz to offer new EQ models in the USA

In the USA, Mercedes-Benz has announced several new EQ models for the model year 2023. With the addition of the new models, the German carmaker says it is following on from the EQS Sedan with even more all-electric options for US customers.

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Aug 29, 2022 - 11:13 am

Xiaomi may build electric cars with BAIC in Beijing

Xiaomi appears in talks with BAIC to collaborate on producing electric vehicles and is exploring options to take a stake in a Hyundai plant, according to media reports. The technology company aims to make electric cars by 2024 but has hit regulatory hurdles.

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Aug 26, 2022 - 06:06 pm

Audi to join Formula 1 in 2026

Audi will compete in Formula 1 from 2026. As the manufacturer has now officially announced, its own hybrid drive unit is being developed for this purpose at Audi Sport’s Motorsport Competence Centre in Neuburg an der Donau. Around half of the power is to come from the electric motor.

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Aug 26, 2022 - 10:34 am

Tesla Model Y with RWD now available in Germany

Tesla has added a new basic version with rear-wheel drive to the configurator for the Model Y in Europe. In Germany, the new model variant costs 53,990 euros. It is unclear whether the new variant will come from Grünheide – Tesla has recently been able to significantly increase production there.

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Aug 25, 2022 - 11:27 am

Hongqi signs sales partnership in the Netherlands

Hongqi is the next Chinese car brand to enter the European market with electric cars. The FAW Group subsidiary brand has been present in Norway since January 2022 and has now entered into a cooperation with Stern Premium Car in the Netherlands to import and distribute its vehicles.

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Aug 24, 2022 - 02:00 pm

Kia EV6 GT to hit the US this winter

Kia just debuted the EV6 GT at a motorsport event in the States, saying this most potent offspring of the EV6 family will hit the US market this winter. Pricing has yet to be revealed, but the spec sheet (and our testing) remains promising.

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Aug 24, 2022 - 11:36 am

Xpeng increases both turnover and losses

The Chinese electric car manufacturer Xpeng has just presented its financial data for the second quarter of 2022. Compared to the same period last year, sales and revenue almost doubled while losses also increased.

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Aug 24, 2022 - 10:57 am

BYD to offer three electric models in Europe

BYD recently announced its market entry with passenger car models in a number of European countries. German media has now leaked exactly which models the Chinese manufacturer plans to offer in Europe. According to the report, BYD’s service in Europe will be purely electric.

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