May 8, 2019 - 06:43 pm

Sono Motors reaches 10,000 Sion reservations

More than a year before the production launch of their Sion solar electric car, Sono Motors has already received 10,000 pre-paid reservations throughout Europe. This means that the number of potential buyers has doubled since June last year.

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May 8, 2019 - 06:34 pm

VW accepting pre-orders for the ID.3 electric car

Today VW launched the pre-booking option in Europe for the first model of its new all-electric ID.3 family, the ID.3. The launch was also the first official confirmation of the name. Interested parties can now register for an early ID.3 production slot in 29 European countries.

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May 8, 2019 - 06:20 pm

Polestar opens new R&D facility in UK

Polestar has established a new R&D centre for future electric vehicles in Coventry, England. At the new British location, the Volvo electric brand will initially employ around 60 engineers to support the development of vehicles beyond the Polestar 3.

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May 8, 2019 - 04:12 pm

Honda’s debut BEV is to be called the Honda e

Honda’s first fully electric production model for the European market will be called “Honda e”. This has now been officially confirmed by the manufacturer. At the Geneva Motor Show in March, the Japanese company presented a series-near version of the electric car as “e Prototype” (previously Urban EV).

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May 8, 2019 - 12:41 pm

Tesla Model 3 hitch now available in Europe

Tesla is now offering a trailer coupling for the Model 3 in Europe. It is available for the Model 3 with “Standard-Range Plus” and “Maximum Range” with rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. In Germany the option costs 1,060 euros.

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May 7, 2019 - 03:51 pm

GAC-Toyota to increase plug-in production

The Chinese joint venture between GAC and Toyota is planning to invest 11.3 billion yuan (around 1.5 billion euros) in expanding production capacities for plug-in vehicles. The plan is to expand the current capacity of 480,000 units per year by an additional 400,000 per year by 2022.

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May 6, 2019 - 12:20 pm

Mercedes launches EQC sales

Mercedes-Benz has started production and sales of their new EQC. The electric model is now rolling off the assembly line at the plant in Bremen and can be ordered immediately at prices starting at 71,281 euros. Initially, a launch edition of the electric model will be available for a period alongside the normal serial version […]

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May 5, 2019 - 05:02 pm

Hyundai Kona Electric car supply running low in Europe

Hyundai exhibits problems to deliver the Kona Electric as the configurator is currently out of order in Germany due to the change over to the new model year. In other countries, orders are still possible but in places like the UK or Norway, the allocation is sold out.

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May 5, 2019 - 04:10 pm

Europe: VW launches e-mobility campaign a year early

Das Auto is to be battery-electric Volkswagen keeps saying and yet, we’ve been waiting for more models to arrive. To shorten the wait or perhaps to say that there is one coming, the VW brand will launch a multi-million euro campaign to promote the ID. electric vehicle ahead of its market launch.

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May 2, 2019 - 11:37 pm

Tesla looking to raise $2 billion in fresh capital

Tesla filed for an offering of common stock and convertible notes and indicated that it would raise to 2 billion dollars. $650 million are to come in the form of new equity and the other $1.35 billion in convertible notes. Also, Elon Musk will acquire $10 million in shares.

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May 2, 2019 - 12:18 pm

Kia launches Niro electric car in the USA

The Kia Niro EV has finally gone on sale in the U.S. The South Korean electric car manufacturer already started selling the Niro in their home country in June of last year. The base price for the Niro EV EX is $39,495 ($31,995 with federal tax credit).

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May 2, 2019 - 11:39 am

e.GO Life delays prompt small series for pre-orders

The German electric car startup e.GO Mobile has again announced delays for its first model its e.GO Life. Although the first vehicles of the e.GO Life First Edition will be handed over to pre-orderers from 9 May, the first freely configurable copies of the model are not expected to go on sale until the autumn […]

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May 1, 2019 - 11:43 am

UK: Tesla now taking orders for Model 3

As of today drivers in the UK can order Tesla’s lowest-price largest-volume electric car with a right-hand-drive. Deliveries will start from June, with those who have already made reservations getting first place in the order books.

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Apr 30, 2019 - 03:09 pm

No more Smarts in North America

At the end of the current model year, Daimler is to ends sales of the Smart in the USA and Canada, where the small car has only been available with an electric drive since 2017. In addition, Smart-boss Katrin Adt will assume a new management position within the Group as of 1 July.

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Apr 29, 2019 - 01:45 pm

Buick goes electric in China, finallly

After initial delays, Buick now launched the brand’s first global all-electric vehicle, the Velite 6 MAV in China. It is also SAIC-GM’s first EV for the mass market. It features a maximum 85 kW of power, 255 Nm of torque and range of 301 km in the city.

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Apr 28, 2019 - 09:41 pm

Tesla to open Model 3 orders in UK this May

Tesla is preparing to open the order books for the Model 3 in the UK, according to Elon Musk. In a tweet, the Tesla boss said the online order page would open “around May 1 or 2”, allowing British customers to place an order before Tesla raises the price of its latest Autopilot upgrade.

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Apr 28, 2019 - 08:20 pm

Formula E: Audi moves up at Paris ePrix in April weather

The FIA Formula E Championship round 8 took place in the heart of Paris. Under the Eiffel Tower and close to Notre Dame, the all-electric cars took over the narrow Circuit des Invalides. With just 1.93 km in length, the track is one of the shortest on the circuit, but winds around 14 curves that […]

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Apr 27, 2019 - 04:41 pm

BYD plans fourth new energy vehicle factory in China

BYD is massively expanding their electric car production capacity in China. The manufacturer has now struck an agreement with the Changzhou city government to build a fourth car factory, which will have a capacity of 400,000 electric cars per year. Existing sites will ramp up as well.

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Apr 26, 2019 - 11:22 am

UK: Peugeot opens reservations for electric car e-208

Peugeot opens the pre-order books for the all-electric version of the upcoming 208 series. The Group had presented details of the fully electric version at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Now the e-208 is open for reservation in the United Kingdom with a £500 deposit.

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Apr 25, 2019 - 04:36 pm

Spy video: MG Motor BEV prototype filmed charging

The British SAIC brand MG Motor is launching its first electric model this autumn. A prototype of the MG ZS EV was recently filmed charging in Germany. According to the technicians, the E-SUV delivers 110 kW and offers a 44 kWh battery for 280 km WLTP range.

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