Sep 29, 2021 - 12:23 pm

Lucid launches production of the ‘Air’ electric sedan

Lucid Motors has officially started production of the first customer vehicles of its Air electric sedan at its plant in Casa Grande in the US state of Arizona. Deliveries are scheduled to begin at the end of October. According to the manufacturer, more than 13,000 reservations have been made so far.

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Sep 28, 2021 - 04:16 pm

Cupra starts manufacturing the Born in Germany

Cupra is now starting series production of its first all-electric Born model at the Volkswagen plant in Zwickau. With the sales launch in November, Cupra will introduce a new sales strategy with the agency model. In addition, customers will have the option of purchasing the Born by subscription.

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Sep 28, 2021 - 03:32 pm

Saietta announces as sole motor supplier for EAV

Saietta is now the exclusive supplier of in-wheel traction motors to Electric Assisted Vehicles (EAV). The Saietta and EAV collaboration aims to accelerate the widespread adoption of e-mobility solutions within urban areas and congested town centres.

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Sep 27, 2021 - 01:15 pm

VinFast is coming to Europe in 2022

The Vietnamese car manufacturer VinFast gives more details about its European strategy. The company’s first two electric cars, the VF e35 and the VF e36, are to make their market debut in three European countries in 2022.

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Sep 24, 2021 - 12:34 pm

Geometry presents the EX3 with competitive pricing

Geely’s electric car subsidiary Geometry presents its most affordable model to date, the EX3. According to its “estimated pre-sale price”, the five-seat compact electric car will cost 59,700 yuan, around 7,900 euros. The EX3 is already available for pre-order in China, and will be introduced in other markets later.

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Sep 23, 2021 - 11:58 am

Porsche considers releasing electric 718 in 2024

Porsche wanted to decide by this summer whether the next generation of the 718 series (Cayman and Boxster) would have an all-electric drive. According to media reports, the decision has now been made in favour of a purely electric 718 in 2024. However, official confirmation is still pending.

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Sep 22, 2021 - 02:09 pm

BMW upgrade battery management for iX3 & i3

BMW has announced a series of model upgrades that also affect two electric models in the Munich-based company’s portfolio: The BMW iX3 will receive a predictive battery thermal management system from November 2021, while the BMW i3 will be offered in a limited edition as Edition Unique Forever.

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Sep 22, 2021 - 11:20 am

Renault retools Douai plant for electric Mégane

Preparations are underway at the Renault plant in Douai for series production of the Mégane E-Tech Electric, due out in the first half of 2022. Renault Group says it is investing more than 550 million euros in the production facilities there and in improved workplace ergonomics.

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Sep 21, 2021 - 10:55 am

Honda reveals BEV sales targets for North America

Honda has announced the first concrete sales targets for its battery electric vehicles in North America. For example, the Prologue – the first all-electric model for North America – is initially expected to achieve annual sales of 70,000 units. The debut electric vehicle is scheduled for introduction in 2024.

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Sep 21, 2021 - 10:49 am

Tesla denies Russian plant rumours

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has denied a burgeoning rumour that his company is planning a car plant in Russia. A Russian media outlet had reported that Tesla was planning to build a factory in Korolev near Moscow.

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Sep 20, 2021 - 03:53 pm

Foxconn & PTT to make and supply EVs in Thailand

The contract manufacturer Foxconn and Thai energy company PTT have created a joint venture for the production of electric cars in Thailand. Investments of one to two billion US dollars (about 850 million to 1.7 billion euros) are to flow into the large-scale project.

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Sep 20, 2021 - 02:16 pm

Skoda considers an electric Octavia – for 2025

According to CEO Thomas Schäfer, Skoda is “intensively thinking about an E-Octavia”. However, Schäfer says the volume model, which has so far been offered as a combustion engine and plug-in hybrid, will not be launched as a purely electric vehicle until after 2025.

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Sep 17, 2021 - 01:35 pm

Lucid Air given an 837-kilometre EPA-range

Californian start-up Lucid Motors has published official range ratings for its Air electric sedan by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). With up to 520 miles for the longest-range variant, the Lucid Air has the highest EPA rating for an electric car to date.

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Sep 17, 2021 - 01:08 pm

Lightyear gathers another $62 million

The Dutch solar electric car start-up Lightyear has raised further capital from investors. Having already closed the company’s largest financing round to date in March 2021 with 48 million US dollars, investments have now risen to a total of 110 million US dollars this year thanks to further backers.

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Sep 17, 2021 - 12:35 pm

Pre-series production of Ford F-150 begins

Ford has started pre-series production of the F-150 Lightning. The electric pickup truck is scheduled for market launch in spring 2022. Due to the high demand, Ford has now confirmed that it will significantly increase production.

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Sep 16, 2021 - 02:20 pm

Foxconn suspends plans with Byton

Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn has suspended its plans to cooperate with the struggling Chinese electric car start-up Byton. Insiders say this is due to Byton’s deteriorating financial situation.

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Sep 16, 2021 - 01:25 pm

Xiaomi planning to launch first EV in 2024

New details are now emerging about Xiaomi’s electric car plans, which will involve launching its first model in 2024. The following three years will see another 3 models released and looks like involving two factories in China.

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Sep 16, 2021 - 11:28 am

All-electric BMW i5 should hit markets in 2023

A new media report in Germany provides some info on the all-electric version of BMW’s 5 Series. The BMW i5 is to be presented in 2023 and will also have an M variant. The main rivals are said to be the Mercedes EQE and the Audi A6 e-tron.

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Sep 16, 2021 - 11:01 am

Xpeng P5 launched in China

Xpeng has now officially launched its third series model, the P5, on the Chinese market and published the technical specifications and prices in detail. Rumour has it that the high-tech electric car could also be launched in Europe.

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Sep 15, 2021 - 01:02 pm

Rivian completes first production vehicle

Rivian has finally made its first electric pickup truck, the RT1 – that’s after the US EV start-up had twice postponed the start of deliveries. According to CEO RJ Scaringe, the first customer vehicle has now rolled off the production line.

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