Jul 8, 2020 - 06:23 pm

Seat to produce BEVs at main plant in Spain from 2025

Seat announced that it will start production of purely electric vehicles at its main plant in Martorell, Spain, from 2025 onwards. The Spanish brand is allocating 5 billion euros to R&D projects for new facilities, equipment and models. The VW subsidiary also revealed new details about the el-Born.

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Jul 8, 2020 - 12:49 pm

GM’s Orion Township plant suddenly goes all electric

In the USA, the General Motors plant in Orion Township in the Detroit area in Michigan State is becoming the Group’s second to go fully electric, right after GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant. While the conversion to electric cars was planned for Detroit-Hamtramck for a long time, the transition at Orion Township has been somewhat sudden.

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Jul 7, 2020 - 07:37 pm

Audi to also launch the Q4 e-tron as a Sportback

Audi has now presented a near-production study with the Q4 Sportback e-tron concept, turning the compact electric SUV into a four-door SUV coupe. Series production is already scheduled: The Q4 e-tron Sportback will to be the seventh electric Audi and should hit markets in 2021.

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Jul 7, 2020 - 03:13 pm

Registrations of e-cars in Sweden at about 25%

In June, the overall car market in Sweden declined by 21.3 per cent in comparison with the same month last year. At the same time, BEV and PHEV were still able to increase their market share significantly, thanks to the Swedish subsidy system.

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Jul 6, 2020 - 03:32 pm

Hyundai to bring out Santa Fe PHEV in 2021

Hyundai has now provided details of the revised Santa Fe, which is also being offered as a hybrid and plug-in hybrid for the first time. The full hybrid is expected to be launched in autumn this year, while the PHEV will take a few months longer.

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Jul 6, 2020 - 03:12 pm

Autonomous Audi A9 e-tron rumoured for 2024

At the end of May this year, Audi presented its Artemis project for the development of new technologies for electric, highly automated driving. Now it seems that the flagship model developed as part of the project will bear the title of the A9 e-tron and could be launched on the market by 2024.

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Jul 5, 2020 - 03:45 pm

Formula E powering up for seasons to come

The FIA World Motor Sport Council has set the course for the third Formula E generation. From the 2022/23 season onwards, the cars will be more powerful and recuperate better. FIA has also appointed several suppliers to make standard components for the next-gen racing cars.

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Jul 5, 2020 - 03:06 pm

Daimler in talks to sell French Hambach plant

Daimler plans to sell its plant in Hambach, France, where they build the Smart electric vehicles. In 2018, Daimler had announced that the factory would also make a compact model of the electric car brand EQ, presumably the EQB.

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Jul 3, 2020 - 12:32 pm

Norway records 5,041 new BEVs in June

In Norway, 5,041 new electric cars were registered in June. Electric cars accounted for 44 per cent of new passenger car registrations. With 707 units, the VW e-Golf was the most popular model across all drive types.

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Jul 2, 2020 - 08:02 pm

AC Cars electrifies the iconic AC Cobra Series 1

British specialist automobile manufacturer AC Cars is launching a limited edition run of zero-emission cars, the first-ever electric cars to bear the AC marque. This model is called the AC Cobra Series1 Electric and only 58 reservations will be taken.

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Jul 2, 2020 - 05:26 pm

Suzuki presents SUV plug-in hybrid Across

Suzuki presented the new Across, an SUV with plug-in hybrid drive, scheduled to go on sale in Europe this autumn. It is the first product of the partnership with Toyota and is essentially the Suzuki offshoot of the Toyota RAV4 PHEV with minor optical modifications.

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Jul 2, 2020 - 04:23 pm

Tesla production & delivery report Q2/2020

Tesla delivered a total of 90,650 vehicles in the second quarter of 2020, 2,250 more than in the first quarter of the year. From April to June a total of 82,272 Tesla vehicles were produced, which significantly fewer than in the 1st quarter due to Corona restrictions.

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Jul 2, 2020 - 03:55 pm

Insolvency proceedings opened for e.GO Mobile

Insolvency proceedings have now opened in Germany for the assets of the electric car manufacturer e.GO Mobile under its own administration. e.GO Mobile filed for a preliminary self-administration procedure in early April this year.

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Jul 1, 2020 - 04:25 pm

VW reveals plug-in-hybrid version of the Tiguan

In the model update of the SUV bestseller Tiguan, VW is expanding its range of engines with a plug-in hybrid. This is the stronger of the two well-known PHEV variants. What remains to be seen is when the revised Tiguan will be available on the market.

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Jun 30, 2020 - 01:23 pm

Byton may be facing bankruptcy

The electric car startup Byton that started with such promise looks to be on the brink of collapse. According to the company, it will cease operations for half a year from 1 July – whether it will continue after that is open.

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Jun 29, 2020 - 02:52 pm

Ford presents F-150 with a hybrid drive

Ford presented the new edition of its US customer F-150, which is now being offered with a full hybrid drive for the first time. For the promised fully-electric version of the pickup, interested parties may have to wait for up to two years.

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Jun 29, 2020 - 01:41 pm

Xpeng launches deliveries of the P7 sedan

The Chinese electric car startup Xpeng Motors has started deliveries of its second production model in China. The Xpeng P7 electric sedan will be offered at prices starting at 229,900 yuan (around 29,950 euros) after subsidies.

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Jun 26, 2020 - 01:44 pm

Lordstown Motors presents the Endurance e-pickup

Lordstown Motors has now officially introduced its all-electric pickup truck. The Lordstown Endurance has an electric motor on each wheel, an output of 447 kW and prices start at $52,500 US. However, even the prototype leaves several questions unanswered.

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Jun 25, 2020 - 01:38 pm

Rumours condense around Karma insolvency

Karma Automotive will apparently soon file for Chapter 11 insolvency, meaning a chance for restructuring under court supervision. Several months ago, there were already reports that had raised substantial doubts about the company’s business practices.

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https://www.electrive.com/2020/07/09/audi-brings-phev-version-of-the-a7-to-the-us/
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