Oct 7, 2020 - 03:04 pm

EPA rates Polestar 2 and Volvo XC40 ranges

The US EPA has published its range ratings for the all-electric models Volvo XC40 Recharge and Polestar 2 with surprisingly low values: 208 miles (335 km) for the Volvo XC40 Recharge and 233 miles (375 km) for the Polestar 2.

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Oct 6, 2020 - 07:43 pm

Mercedes-Benz plans two more electric SUVs

Mercedes currently offers two battery-electric models with the EQC and EQV. The big breakthrough is to follow in 2021 with the premiere of a new electric architecture for premium electric models starting with the EQS. Daimler now confirmed two more e-SUV models on the new platform.

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Oct 5, 2020 - 01:43 pm

Piëch Automotive attracts prominent executives

The Swiss electric car startup Piëch Automotive is getting some prominent reinforcement with executives from Porsche, BMW and Tesla. The former Volkswagen Group boss Matthias Müller will become chairperson of the company’s supervisory board.

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Oct 5, 2020 - 12:45 pm

BorgWarner concludes Delphi takeover

BorgWarner has completed the acquisition of Delphi Technologies. The US-American automotive supplier wants to use the acquired know-how in electronics and power electronics to become one of the leading companies for electric drive systems.

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Oct 2, 2020 - 12:28 pm

Tesla interested in acquiring ATW

Tesla is reportedly interested in taking over the German company Assembly & Test Europe GmbH (ATW). ATW is based in Neuwied, not far from  Tesla Grohmann Automation, and is currently in the process of being wound up. Until now, ATW has also been active for German car manufacturers.

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Oct 2, 2020 - 12:12 pm

VW reconsiders three brands under electric strategy

As part of its realignment towards more economies of scale in the mass production of electric cars, Volkswagen is putting the future of its Lamborghini, Bugatti and Ducati brands to the test, according to a media report. A decision could fall next month.

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Oct 2, 2020 - 12:02 pm

UK order books open for ë-C4

Citroën UK has opened its order books for the all-electric ë-C4. Prices and specifications have also been confirmed. The ë-C4 starts from £29,180, after the Plug-in Car Grant has been applied.

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Oct 1, 2020 - 01:18 pm

Buick brings first Ultium concept to Beijing

In China, Buick presented the all-electric concept car Electra, which provides an outlook on the electric future of the General Motors brand. The crossover model uses GM’s new electric platform with an ‘Ultium’ battery.

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Oct 1, 2020 - 12:45 pm

Lynk & Co coming to Europe in 2021

Lynk & Co plans to deliver their first vehicles in Europe in spring 2021. The Geely subsidiary is starting with the hybrid SUV 01, which shares the platform with the Volvo XC40. A subscription-like membership model will also handle sales in Europe.

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Sep 30, 2020 - 05:40 pm

TÜV SÜD opens new emission testing centre in Germany

After two years of construction and a total investment of more than 20 million euros, TÜV SÜD opened the new Centre for Mobility and Powertrains near Stuttgart today. Besides combustion engines, they also offer emission testing for hybrid and electric vehicles there.

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Sep 30, 2020 - 02:22 pm

Canoo skateboard platform in action

California’s e-mobility startup Canoo provides more technical details about its proprietary skateboard platform for electric vehicles and publishes a video clip. The architecture is designed to accommodate various EV types with Canoo now envisioning applications in logistics too.

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Sep 29, 2020 - 06:26 pm

Audi launches A3 Sportback PHEV

Audi is continuing its electrification plans with the A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e. The compact model is now also available as plug-in hybrid on an MQB basis, as is the case with the sister models from VW, Seat and Škoda.

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Sep 29, 2020 - 04:59 pm

Ford will make EVs in Canada from 2024 onwards

US carmaker Ford has just announced investments of 1.8 billion Canadian dollars in its plant in Oakville (Ontario) and Windsor’s two assembly plants. The investment will enable the Oakville plant to convert to electric car production by 2024.

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Sep 28, 2020 - 04:32 pm

VW and JV partners invest €15Bn in e-mobility in China

Volkswagen will invest around 15 billion euros in electric mobility in China by 2024 with its three joint venture partners SAIC, FAW and JAC. This comes in addition to the €33Bn the Group had already announced in 2019 for the global development of the electric car sector.

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Sep 28, 2020 - 02:25 pm

Honda shows electric SUV E:concept for China

Honda has just presented the E:concept at the Auto China trade show. The e-SUV study is a preview of a purely electric production model for the Chinese market. The Japanese automaker also presented the CR-V PHEV that will go on sale in China in January 2021.

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https://www.electrive.com/2020/10/07/epa-rates-polestar-2-and-volvo-xc40-ranges-lower-than-wltp/
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