Jul 7, 2021 - 02:24 pm

Renault Megane Hatch PHEV becoming available in the UK

Renault expands the Megane electrified range available in the UK with the new Hatch Plug-In Hybrid version. The Megane Hatch PHEV will be available to order from August, with the first UK customers set to take delivery in September, while the ICE counterparts are to be scrapped from the lineup.

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Bosch Amps Up

Jul 6, 2021 - 03:37 pm

BYD crack 40,000 EVs sold mark in June

BYD’s sales of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles exceeded the 40,000 mark for the first time in June. PHEV sales in particular saw a sharp increase, which is likely to be related to the launch of corresponding vehicles.

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Jul 6, 2021 - 02:20 pm

Stellantis to build electric vans in the UK

The Vauxhall plant in Ellesmere Port is to become an electric vehicle production site: Stellantis has announced that it will turn the plant into a production site for battery-electric commercial vehicles and passenger car models of the Vauxhall, Opel, Peugeot and Citroën brands.

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Jul 6, 2021 - 09:57 am

Rimac completes Bugatti takeover

The Croatian electric car manufacturer Rimac will take over a majority stake in VW’s noble Bugatti brand, as expected. The German automaker group is thus parting with a brand but will continue to hold shares in the new company Bugatti-Rimac via Porsche.

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Jul 5, 2021 - 06:04 pm

VW drops I.D. prices in the UK

In the UK, Volkswagen`s ID.3 and ID.4 models are now offered with configurable trim levels and a range of option packs across all derivatives. Under the new pricing, two more variants have become eligible for the Government’s Plug-in Vehicle Grant.

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Jul 5, 2021 - 11:31 am

e.Go Life back in production

Next.e.GO Mobile has resumed production of the Life small electric car in Aachen after the manufacturer started selling the special edition e.GO Life Next in Germany in June. By the end of the year, 500 cars are to be built – some with a new charger.

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Jul 4, 2021 - 10:25 am

Norway marks 13,184 EVs sold during June

In Norway, 13,184 new electric cars were registered in June. The share of electric cars in new passenger car registrations was 64.6 per cent last month. Norway’s most successful model across all drive types in June was the Tesla Model 3 with 3,196 new registrations.

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Jul 2, 2021 - 12:11 pm

Nissan teases crossover BEV

Nissan has shown the first teaser images of its new all-electric crossover model based on the CMF EV platform from the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. It looks like this is the model that will be built at the Sunderland plant in the UK.

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Jul 2, 2021 - 11:50 am

Great Wall Motor plans to sell 3.2 million EVs in 2025

The Chinese carmaker Great Wall Motor has presented its strategic plan until 2025 and its new traction battery. Great Wall plans annual global sales of 4 million vehicles by 2025, of which 80 per cent – or 3.2 million vehicles – are to be so-called New Energy Vehicles.

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Jul 1, 2021 - 02:31 pm

Volvo presents EV Concept Recharge

In the course of presenting its battery and tech strategy, Volvo has also given a preview of the design language of the next generation of fully electric Volvo cars with the Concept Recharge. According to Volvo, the designers have defined the new proportions that reflect the departure from combustion engines.

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Jul 1, 2021 - 11:40 am

Audi to switch to agency sales model in 2023

Audi wants to begin selling its electric cars via the agency model from 2023, which VW has already been relying on since the start of its new electrification initiative last year. At Audi, the changeover is to take place “in a staggered manner in key European markets starting in 2023”.

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Jun 30, 2021 - 02:24 pm

Renault plans to cover the entire BEV value chain

Renault is accelerating its electric strategy and has presented a comprehensive strategy package under the name ‘Renault Eways Electropop’. This not only includes new sales targets, but also further details on the French company’s platform and technology strategy.

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Jun 30, 2021 - 12:09 pm

Electric sportscar with an 80s vibe from Germany

The German company E-Legend is presenting the EL1, an all-electric sports car with a retro look that takes visual cues from the Audi Sport Quattro. The first prototype of the EL1 is scheduled for completion in 2022, after which a small series of 30 units is then planned.

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Jun 29, 2021 - 01:34 pm

Volvo’s Ridgeville plant to go fully electric

The Swedish car manufacturer Volvo Cars will convert its Ridgeville plant in the US state of South Carolina into an all-electric car production facility. The company says that here, the fully electric cars “of the new generation will be built” before Europe and China.

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Jun 29, 2021 - 12:40 pm

LEVC announces electric campervan

The Geely subsidiary LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) announced a campervan based on its van model VN5. The hybrid campervan is called the e-Camper and will start at prices around £62,250.

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Jun 28, 2021 - 04:18 pm

Bosch to complete management team change in 2022

On 1 January 2022, Bosch will complete the generation change at the top of the board of management that it has been preparing for the long term. The chairs of the supervisory board, board of management and the mobility solution business will be retiring and making space for younger colleagues.

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Jun 28, 2021 - 12:37 pm

I-Pace to solely survive Jaguar’s electrification plans

Jaguar is to become an all-electric car brand in 2025. The media now report further details. Of the current models, only the purely electric I-Pace will survive the year 2025. Instead of the current portfolio, a completely new and luxurious Jaguar family is likely to take its place.

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Jun 28, 2021 - 11:49 am

BMW i3 to end sales run in the USA in July

BMW apparently wants to end sales of its first all-electric production model i3 in the US very soon. Production for the US market is expected to cease as early as July. In other countries, however, the i3 will apparently continue to be sold, but reportedly only until 2022.

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Jun 28, 2021 - 11:03 am

Audi’s e-tron facelift contains technical updates

Audi’s e-tron and e-tron Sportback electric models are to receive a facelift in the second half of 2022, including some technical upgrades. According to a media report, this will include a new generation of batteries that will increase the range in both models to more than 600 kilometres.

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Jun 27, 2021 - 01:06 pm

STMicroelectronics to supply Renault & Arrival

Semiconductor manufacturer STMicroelectronics has forged two new partnerships in the eMobility sector: both the Renault Group and the British developer Arrival will be relying on semiconductor products from the Swiss group in their electric vehicles in future.

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https://www.electrive.com/2021/07/07/new-uk-hatch-plug-in-hybrid-version-extends-renault-megane-range/
07.07.2021 14:00