Apr 27, 2020 - 11:58 am

VW factory in China producing an eSUV

In China, according to a number of media sources, VW has begun the production of prototypes presented last year as an electric SUV concept called ID. Roomzz. The seven-seater is apparently first set for launch on the Chinese market in 2021, presumably as VW ID.6.

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Apr 24, 2020 - 02:35 pm

Polestar 2 pricing out for the USA

Polestar has published the prices for its first purely electric model in the USA. The list prices of the Polestar 2 start at 59,900 US dollars: The battery-electric car qualifies for the federal tax credit of 7,500 dollars.

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Apr 23, 2020 - 04:34 pm

Toyota Yaris to get hybrid SUV offshoot

The Toyota Yaris is to receive an SUV offshoot. Like the new Yaris, the newly presented Yaris Cross is based on the small car platform TNGA-B hybrid system and will have 116 HP system power. The new model is to be launched in Europe in summer, 2021.

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Apr 22, 2020 - 04:41 pm

Study shows that light weight does not benefit EVs

In contrast to vehicles with combustion engines, lightweight construction in electric vehicles does not have any advantage over steel in terms of total energy and total emissions. This is the result of a research project by Manuel Schweizer, a student at the Technical University of Ingolstadt (THI).

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Apr 22, 2020 - 02:51 pm

Porsche planning entry-level Taycan

In addition to the familiar 4S, Turbo and Turbo S variants, Porsche is planning a new entry-level version with rear-wheel drive and a smaller battery for its Taycan electric model. The German company also has its sights set on a specific market to launch the model in.

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Apr 22, 2020 - 01:06 pm

Byton furloughs half their US workforce

Byton furloughed half of their workforce employed at the U.S. headquarters in Santa Clara, California, due to the effects of the pandemic. The production launch of the M-Byte is also apparently at risk.

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Apr 21, 2020 - 01:57 pm

Subaru’s first electric model to drop in 2021

According to media reports, the first electric model of Subaru will be called Evoltis and will have its world premiere at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2021. The electric SUV will be based on the electric vehicle platform developed by Subaru together with Toyota.

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Apr 20, 2020 - 02:28 pm

Mazda patents a hybrid Wankel drive

Mazda has patented an extraordinary hybrid drive with a Wankel engine in Japan. The system works with a total of three electric motors and, according to Mazda, is primarily intended to be lighter than current electric four-wheel-drive systems.

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Apr 20, 2020 - 01:56 pm

Maple 30x is a new low-cost EV from China

A new electric car brand launched in China named Maple. Maple is a joint venture between Geely and Kandi’s Fengsheng Automotive Technology Group. The brand’s first model, the Maple 30x, is to be launched at prices of less than 9,000 euros.

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Apr 20, 2020 - 01:45 pm

Nio launches delivery of revised ES8

The Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio has started deliveries of the new edition of its ES8 model. The electric SUV has been revised in many areas and is now offered with a new 100 kWh battery pack, among other things.

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Apr 17, 2020 - 11:22 am

FAW building new NEV factory in Changchun

The Chinese car manufacturer FAW has begun construction on a new plant in Changchun, where electrified cars are to be produced for its premium brand Hongqi. Completion of the plant, which will have an annual production capacity for 200,000 vehicles, is scheduled for 2022.

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Apr 17, 2020 - 11:07 am

Karma Automotive’s first BEV to drop in 2021

Karma Automotive has announced its first fully electric production model. The Karma Revero GTE will be available in the USA from spring 2021 and in China and Europe from autumn 2021. Prices for the electric luxury sedan are not yet available.

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Apr 17, 2020 - 11:00 am

Formula E suspended at least until June

As governments around the world continue to take stringent measures to curb the spread of the Corona pandemic, Formula E and the FIA have decided to extend the suspension of the season until at least the end of June.

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Apr 16, 2020 - 11:49 am

Tesla revising Giga Berlin application

According to the Brandenburg state government, Tesla must revise the application for approval of the planned first Gigafactory in Europe. This also means that the documents will be made public again.

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Apr 15, 2020 - 05:46 pm

Formula E reduces development costs to help teams

Formula E and the FIA have announced that in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, they will reduce the financial burden on their teams by reducing development costs. At the same time, it is still unclear at the moment how the current season will continue.

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Apr 14, 2020 - 06:47 pm

COVID-19: carmakers reopening factories

Following the pandemic closure of production facilities around the globe, first carmakers are carefully reopening the plants to begin making cars and components again. We will update the electric vehicle-related reopenings continuously here.

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Apr 14, 2020 - 03:59 pm

Renault Group to focus on electric cars in China

Renault has adjusted its strategy for China and will in future concentrate fully on electric vehicles and light commercial vehicles. This includes the French company withdrawing from its joint venture with Dongfeng through which they had built conventional ICEs and transferring its shares in DRAC to Dongfeng.

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