Jan 16, 2019 - 01:55 pm

Ford presents Explorer Hybrid in Detroit

At the Detroit Auto Show, Ford presented the next generation of the SUV Explorer. This time round they present a hybrid variant for the first time so that will add some electricity to the powertrain for a combined 318 horsepower.

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Jan 16, 2019 - 01:34 pm

Faraday investor Evergrande buys 51% of NEVS

Chinese corporation Evergrande Health Industry Group – Faraday Future’s disputed investor – has made a major investment in Chinese-owned National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) formerly Saab. Evergrande acquired a majority of NEVS shares at 51 per cent for a price of 930 million US dollars.

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Jan 15, 2019 - 05:48 pm

Ford & Volkswagen tying the knot a little tighter

It is a ‘yes’ indeed for Volkswagen and Ford. The two carmakers put an end to rumours as they announce details on the extent of their alliance for the first time in Detroit. They want to begin to develop new vans and medium-size pick-up trucks together starting in 2022 and continue to look into other […]

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Jan 15, 2019 - 05:07 pm

Magna and BJEV open development centre in China

Magna is to cooperate with Beijing Electric Vehicle (BJEV), which is the electric car subsidiary of the Chinese car manufacturer BAIC. The joint venture will open a development centre in Zhenjiang and operate under the name Magna Blue Sky NEV Technology (Zhenjiang).

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Jan 15, 2019 - 03:51 pm

VW adds MEB capacity to U.S. plant in Chattanooga

Volkswagen has found the first production site for electric cars in North America: The Chattanooga plant in the US state of Tennessee will expand to build vehicles based on the modular electrification platform MEB. VW is investing around 700 million euros in the extension of the plant.

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Jan 15, 2019 - 02:17 pm

Nissan IMs Concept exercises full autonomy

At NAIAS, Nissan is presenting the IMs Concept, a study of a fully electrically powered sports saloon designed for autonomous driving. The drive comes from one electric motor per axle that all-together mobilise 360 kW of power and 800 Nm of torque.

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Jan 15, 2019 - 02:06 pm

Thoughts from CES: e-shuttles are coming – but when?

A visit to the CES technology trade fair in Las Vegas confirmed an already growing impression: The car of the future is a bubble-like pod vehicle, and most exhibitors also agreed that these small shuttle buses will one day rule the city; and by the by, universal adoption of the electric drive is simply a […]

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Jan 13, 2019 - 05:01 pm

GM aims to make Cadillac lead EV brand

General Motors has now confirmed their plan to position Cadillac as the leading brand for the Group’s future electric models. The newly developed GM platform BEV3 is expected to be used by Cadillac starting in 2021.

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Jan 11, 2019 - 05:59 pm

More than $300 billion to flow into e-mobility

Car manufacturers plan to invest more than 300 billion dollars in electric mobility over the next five to ten years. This is the result of a Reuters analysis based on public company data. China accounts for around 45 percent of investment plans.

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Jan 11, 2019 - 04:52 pm

Honda producing next BEV for China

Honda plans to develop more than 20 electrified vehicle models for the Chinese market by 2025. Following the previously introduced battery-electric VE-1, this year another BEV designed with car-sharing services in mind will follow. Further details have not been announced yet.

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Jan 11, 2019 - 04:14 pm

Ford to offer electrified options for every model

Ford is planning on restructuring their business in Europe, in order to improve their competitiveness as well as profitability. As part of this effort, Ford Europe has announced that beginning with the new Focus, each model series would receive an electric version in future.

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Jan 10, 2019 - 02:31 pm

Audi planning yet another e-SUV based on MEB

Audi has teased yet another e-SUV based on MEB at the Dutch market launch of the Audi e-tron. This new model would join the ranks of the already planned Audi e-tron, e-tron Sportback and e-tron GT. Plus, the supercar PB18 e-tron with solid-state battery is to become a reality, at least for the selected few.

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Jan 10, 2019 - 01:46 pm

Honda Urban EV delayed in Europe till 2020

Honda’s first all-electric model for the European market, the Urban EV, will not be launched at the end of 2019 as previously announced, but in 2020. A near-series version will debut at the Geneva Motor Show this March and the production model at the IAA in September.

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Jan 10, 2019 - 01:24 pm

New rumours about VW and Ford alliance

Rumours of an extensive cooperation between VW and Ford in the fields of electric mobility and self-driving vehicles are now becoming more concrete. The extended cooperation is to be made public next Tuesday at the Detroit Motor Show.

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Jan 10, 2019 - 11:41 am

Tesla to discontinue 75 kWh versions of Model S and X

Tesla is taking the 75 kWh versions of Model S and Model X off the market. Elon Musk announced via Twitter that the last orders for this version of the two models can only be taken until this Sunday evening. Meanwhile, Musk announced the new Roadster would take off, quite literally.

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Jan 9, 2019 - 01:50 pm

Opel promises electric version of new Zafira in 2021

The fourth generation of Opel’s multi-purpose passenger car Zafira, will debut at Brussels Motor Show on January 18, 2019, this time as essentially a van in three sizes and with space for nine people. The Germany company has said that the Zafira Life all-electric version will follow in 2021.

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Jan 9, 2019 - 11:51 am

Nissan Leaf with 62 kWh battery now up for order

Nissan presented the Leaf with a larger battery at the CES 2019 as expected. Officially called Nissan Leaf 3.ZERO e+, the electric car features the long awaited 60+ kWh battery and can now be ordered from €46,500. Deliveries in Europe will start in summer 2019 yet in limited numbers.

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Jan 8, 2019 - 06:23 pm

Larry Ellison becomes second largest Tesla investor

Oracle founder Larry Ellison has acquired a $1 billion stake in Tesla, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), making him the company’s second-largest individual shareholder. Just a few days ago, Tesla announced the appointment of Ellison as an independent director to its board of directors.

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Jan 7, 2019 - 04:25 pm

Atlis presents electric pickup with 800 km range

The US manufacturer Atlis Motor Vehicles has presented its all-electric pickup truck announced a few months ago, bearing the name Atlis XT and has a range of up to 800 kilometres. As far as series production is concerned, the financing has not yet been secured.

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Jan 7, 2019 - 03:52 pm

Byton presents pre-serial M-Byte with giant display

One year after the concept presentation of its first model, the Chinese electric car startup Byton, led by former BMW-i manager Carsten Breitfeld, follows up at the CES with the pre-series version of the electric SUV M-Byte, which is due to go into production this year.

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Jan 6, 2019 - 05:05 pm

Polestar teases their performance BEV

Polestar has released a first teaser photo of their first all-electric model, which is to be fully unveiled “in the coming weeks”. In addition, Volvo’s performance brand has released the first performance data of the Polestar 2.

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Jan 4, 2019 - 02:22 pm

Tesla Model 3 can now be ordered in Europe

The Californians have officially opened up their configurator for selected countries in Europe. This means that now the all-wheel-drive Model 3 with the long-range setup can be ordered in the German language DACH region. The roll-out for the European market is following the plan, according to the manufacturers.

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Jan 4, 2019 - 01:39 pm

Chinese startup Ucar takes over Borgward

The revitalized vehicle manufacturer Borgward has a new owner: The Chinese start-up Ucar will take over 67% of shares from the previous owner Foton. Now they will decide on the possible return of the car brand to Bremen.

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Jan 3, 2019 - 02:53 pm

GAC completes EV plant on new industrial park

Chinese vehicle manufacturer, Guangzhou Automobile Group, has completed construction on the EV plant at their new industrial park in their home city. In addition, the company’s subsidiary, GAC Motor, and Japanese supplier Aisin AW intend to establish a joint venture for drive modules at the park.

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https://www.electrive.com/2019/01/03/gac-completes-ev-industrial-park/
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