Mar 19, 2021 - 01:25 pm

Tesla to close assembly plant in Tilburg

Tesla is apparently planning to close its European assembly plant in Tilburg, the Netherlands. Dutch media report that the assembly of the Model S and X there will be stopped “very soon”. This is likely due to the two models being updated.

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Mar 19, 2021 - 12:59 pm

Audi plans EV offensive in China & new SUV

Audi is launching an electric vehicle offensive in China. Six new electric vehicle models are to start production at the new plant in Changchun by 2025. In addition, the main Ingolstadt plant is already being converted to the production of an electric SUV based on the PPE platform.

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Mar 18, 2021 - 06:51 pm

Faraday Future names new China CEO

California-based electric car start-up Faraday Future has appointed Xuefeng (‘Chris’) Chen as CEO for its China business. The FF 91 electric SUV is scheduled to launch in the first half of 2022.

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Mar 18, 2021 - 01:16 pm

Peugeot presents new 308 with 2 hybrid variants

Peugeot has unveiled the next generation of its 308 compact car. The new 308 is based on further development of the Efficient Modular Platform (EMP2), which, according to PSA, makes it possible to “provide a complete range of electrified versions”.

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Mar 18, 2021 - 12:50 pm

Ford to manufacture two EVs in Mexico

Ford decided to build two new electric models in Mexico instead of producing these in the US state of Ohio as workers there had hoped from 2023. The information comes from the US auto union UAW, expressing frustration at the loss of promised jobs at the Ohio plant.

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Mar 18, 2021 - 11:46 am

VW to launch ID.4 deliveries in March

VW is starting customer deliveries of the ID.4 this month. The first ID.4s will be handed over to customers in many European markets before the end of March. Deliveries in the USA began a few days ago, while Europe will follow with Germany starting on 26 March.

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Mar 17, 2021 - 01:38 pm

MG Motor to expand into Europe

The British SAIC brand MG Motor is increasingly expanding into continental Europe. After the recently launched all-electric SUV ZS EV and the soon to follow plug-in hybrid MG EHS, the carmaker has announced the next electric duo: the SUV Marvel R Electric and the compact estate MG 5 Electric.

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Mar 17, 2021 - 12:36 pm

BMW makes Mini a dedicated EV brand

BMW Group is intensifying its e-mobility advance and confirms plans to transform Mini into a pure electric car label. Besides, the German carmaker showed the series version of the BMW i4 for the first time.

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Mar 17, 2021 - 07:00 am

BMW iX to launch in Germany for €77,300

BMW has announced the German prices and technical specifications of the two versions of its iX electric SUV. The iX xDrive40 and iX xDrive50 variants will be launching in Germany by the end of 2021 with prices starting at 77,300 euros.

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Mar 16, 2021 - 06:26 pm

Ford plans electric Transit Custom for 2023

Ford has announced that the next generation of the Transit Custom series will include an all-electric model. The same applies to the Tourneo Custom passenger car counterpart. The vehicles will be manufactured at the Kocaeli site in Turkey from the first half of 2023. Ford is also building an offshoot for partner VW there.

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Mar 16, 2021 - 03:00 pm

Aiways has found a sales partner for Denmark

The Chinese electric car manufacturer Aiways has appointed a sales partner for Denmark. Andersen Motors will be responsible for service, advice and test drives at around ten locations in the country. It is the first such deal for Northern Europe.

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Mar 15, 2021 - 05:21 pm

Power Day: Volkswagen plans standard battery cell

Volkswagen has just presented its technology roadmap for the battery and charging sectors up to 2030 at its Power Day presentation. The aim of the roadmap is to significantly reduce the complexity and costs of batteries. At the core of the plan are six “Gigafactories” throughout Europe.

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Mar 15, 2021 - 03:56 pm

Marelli & Fraunhofer develop motorsport power module

Fraunhofer IZM and the Italian automotive supplier Marelli have developed a power module for electrified traction applications in motorsport. The all-silicon carbide-based module, called EDI, is said to enable higher conversion efficiencies and to be smaller and lighter.

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Mar 15, 2021 - 12:14 pm

Opel teases an electric Manta

Opel is electrifying its cult model Manta. The carmaker has provided a first preview of the Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD, a purely electric reinterpretation of the 1970 original. It remains unclear whether the electric Manta will remain a one-off or actually go into production.

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Mar 15, 2021 - 11:35 am

Kia reveals the first images of the EV6 design

Kia has now shown the first pictures of the exterior and interior design of the EV6. The model announced a few days ago is based on the Electric-Global Modular (E-GMP). Technical details are not yet mentioned, but the world premiere is still promised for March.

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Mar 12, 2021 - 01:11 pm

Peugeot wants to go free of pure ICE by 2023

Peugeot says it plans to have a 100 per cent electrified range by 2023. This would exceed Peugeot’s previous corporate planning. However, the French have not announced a phase-out of the internal combustion engine. Other points also remain open.

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Mar 12, 2021 - 01:04 pm

Artemis rumoured to be six months behind schedule

Audis’ trailblazer project Artemis, announced last year, is already significantly behind schedule according to a media report. This is also said to have an impact on the planned, highly automated electric sedan, which is now reportedly not to be launched until 2025 instead of 2024.

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Mar 11, 2021 - 12:42 pm

Dacia Spring available to order this March

Dacia will open the first pre-orders for its Spring electric model on 20 March. Now the Renault subsidiary brand has given more details on the production model as well as first prices. The private customer model is to start in France at list prices from 16,990 euros.

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Mar 11, 2021 - 11:13 am

Canoo presents electric pickup ready for 2023 delivery

The Californian start-up Canoo has unveiled an electric pickup truck that will be available for pre-order from the second quarter of 2021 and delivered from 2023. It will be available with either one or two electric motors and offer more than 200 miles (320 km) of range.

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Mar 10, 2021 - 12:32 pm

Valmet launches hiring offensive in Finland

Valmet Automotive is creating 1,000 new jobs in Finland in its vehicle and battery system production. A few weeks ago, the contract manufacturer and battery producer had already announced that it would also create new jobs and capacities in Germany.

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