Sep 12, 2019 - 10:56 am

Most powerful Tesla powertrain called Plaid

A Model S equipped a ‚Plaid‘ powertrain (think Ludicrous mode but Spaceballs) has set a new record on the Laguna Seca Raceway in California. More so, the electric car has already been spotted testing at the Nürburgring in Germany.

Continue reading
Sep 11, 2019 - 01:48 pm

Ford is banking on hybrids at the IAA

Ford presented what it could do in electrified vehicles to date at the IAA. A pure electric car is still missing, as only hybrids and plug-in hybrids are on show in Frankfurt. The sales targets are also notably high.

Continue reading

– ADVERTISEMENT –



Sep 11, 2019 - 01:24 pm

Rivian pulls $350 million in financing round

The electric car startup Rivian has received another investment of 350 million dollars. The fresh capital comes from Cox Automotive, a subsidiary of the media company Cox Enterprises. This is the third financing round this year.

Continue reading
Sep 10, 2019 - 05:02 pm

Hyundai presents electric race car Veloster N ETCR

Hyundai Motorsport has presented its first electric racing car at the IAA. The all-electric Veloster N ETCR was specially developed for the new ETCR racing series, which will start in 2020. Hyundai also presented a concept to serve as a design template for future electric models.

Continue reading

– ADVERTISEMENT –



Sep 10, 2019 - 04:52 pm

BMW is branching out at the IAA

The new BMW boss Oliver Zipse briefly outlined his new drive strategy at the IAA. He avoided making a commitment to battery-electric cars such as VW did and stressed various options. With the ‘i Hydrogen Next’, BMW is also presenting a fuel cell car.

Continue reading
Sep 10, 2019 - 04:13 pm

Audi presents Plug-in hybrid A7

Audi is sending its four-door Coupé A7 Sportback onto the road as a PHEV. In terms of battery size and electric range, other plug-in hybrids offer more than the A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro. Instead, Audi is increasingly relying on EV mode.

Continue reading
Sep 10, 2019 - 03:43 pm

Honda e to start at £26,160

Honda has published the prices for its fully electric Honda e: The 100 kW version starts in the UK at £26,160, the 113 kW version at £28,660. To note: Honda has already included the government plug-in bonus in these figures.

Continue reading

– ADVERTISEMENT –



Sep 10, 2019 - 03:18 pm

Byton reveals the serial M-Byte at the IAA

At the IAA, Byton presented the series version of the M-Byte. The first deliveries to customers in China are slightly behind schedule and will begin in mid-2020. In Europe and North America, the company’s debut current will be launched in 2021.

Continue reading
Sep 9, 2019 - 11:45 pm

The VW premiere of the ID.3 marks a promised new beginning

In Frankfurt, Germany, on the eve of the IAA, Volkswagen has finally presented the ID.3. This is the first electric car based on the electric MEB platform, and Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess wants to make a big difference. The company speaks of a “new era” of comparable significance to the Beetle or the Golf.

Continue reading

– ADVERTISEMENT –



Sep 5, 2019 - 04:12 pm

VW says dealers must not fear electrification

Less maintenance, fewer wearing parts – dealers and car manufacturers see their after-sales business threatened by electric cars. Yet the Volkswagen Group is gearing its after-sales business to the coming challenges of digitization and electric mobility.

Continue reading
Sep 5, 2019 - 02:25 pm

Smart reveals revised EQ models

Smart has revealed the revised EQ family that will make its debut at the IAA. The Fortwo and Forfour models, which are only available electric for some time now, have both been given a facelift, while the drive remains unchanged.

Continue reading
Sep 4, 2019 - 03:54 pm

Porsche Taycan finally revealed

It took four years from the “Mission E” concept to the finished series model. It is not only the effort Porsche has put into the development of the Taycan that shows just how important the car is for the company. The Taycan sets the course for future high-volume models.

Continue reading
Sep 3, 2019 - 01:42 pm

Fraunhofer develops solar roofing for EVs

To improve the range of electric vehicles, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has developed a car solar roof with highly efficient solar cells. However, the greatest effects only occur over short distances.

Continue reading
Sep 3, 2019 - 01:30 pm

Benteler & FEV cooperate with Evergrande

The Chinese real estate group Evergrande is bringing further expertise from Germany on board for its ambitious electric car plans. The Paderborn-based supplier Benteler and development service provider FEV from Aachen are now among the partners.

Continue reading
Sep 3, 2019 - 12:02 pm

e.GO Life first edition faces production delay

Initially, the manufacturer announced that all 3,300 pre-orders of the e.GO Life First Edition should be delivered by the end of the year. However, due to further delays, this schedule cannot be met either: Now only 600 deliveries are planned for 2019.

Continue reading
Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/09/12/volvo-confirms-uk-pricing-for-xc40-t5-plug-in-hybrid/
12.09.2019 14:37