Jul 5, 2022 - 12:06 pm

Tesla pauses in Germany while expanding in Texas

Tesla will pause production at Giga Berlin from next Monday, 11 July. Production processes are to be optimised by 22 July – according to reports, the cycle time will be halved in the future. Tesla has also applied to the city of Austin to expand the Texas Gigafactory.

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Jul 4, 2022 - 06:33 pm

Schaeffler increases stake in Vitesco Technologies

In Germany, the Schaeffler family has increased its stake in the drive manufacturer Vitesco Technologies. The Schaeffler company IHO has acquired 1.6 million Vitesco shares. This increases the family’s stake in Vitesco Technologies by around four per cent to a total of 49.99 per cent.

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Jul 4, 2022 - 05:13 pm

Mahle announces long-lived BEV drive system

The automotive supplier Mahle has developed what it claims is the most enduring electric motor. The special feature: thanks to a new cooling concept, the SCT (Superior Continuous Torque) is supposed to be able to operate at high power for an unlimited period of time.

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Jul 4, 2022 - 02:29 pm

Chrysler to release electric sedan in 2026

According to a media report, Chrysler is working on an all-electric successor to the Chrysler 300. The first key data on the large electric sedan have also been mentioned – but neither the model itself nor the technical data have been confirmed at present.

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Jul 4, 2022 - 01:06 pm

11,722 new electric cars sold in Norway over June

In Norway, 11,722 new electric cars were registered in June, which corresponds to a share of 78.7 percent among all new passenger car registrations for the month. In addition, there were 1,669 new plug-in hybrids. The Tesla Model Y led the model ranking in June with 2,533 registrations.

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Jul 3, 2022 - 03:26 pm

Jaguar to launch trio of electric sports SUVs in 2025

Jaguar is planning three electric SUV crossover models in the course of transforming into an all-electric brand by 2025, local media reports. The new models will utilise Jaguar’s own BEV platform Panthera and are designed to break the £100,000 barrier in pricing.

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Jul 2, 2022 - 02:58 pm

BMW rumoured plans for electric cars in Mexico

The BMW plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, is rumoured to have plans to produce electric cars based on the New Class for the North American market from 2027. Reports claim an i3 sedan and station wagon are planned, as well as the new generation of the iX3.

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Jun 30, 2022 - 11:15 am

Stellantis & Nidec to build first e-motors in 2022

Stellantis has provided an update on the transformation of its Trémery and Metz plants to manufacture powertrain components for electrified vehicles. For example, at Trémery, formerly the largest diesel engine plant, production of electric motors will begin this year as part of the Emotors joint venture with Nidec.

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Jun 30, 2022 - 11:03 am

Tesla builds “thousands” of Model Y per week in Texas

According to insiders, Tesla has managed to increase production at the Gigafactory Texas to thousands of Model Ys per week – also because the Longe Range version is now being built there in addition to the Standard Range version. Exactly how high these Texas numbers are, is not yet clear.

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Jun 29, 2022 - 02:36 pm

Hyundai unveils the design for Ioniq 6

Hyundai has just revealed the design of the new Ioniq 6. Like the Ioniq 5, the second model of the electric Hyundai sub-brand Ioniq is based on the Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) and offers a particularly aerodynamic line with a drag coefficient of 0.21.

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Jun 29, 2022 - 01:02 pm

Citroën launches ë-C4 X crossover in the ë-C4 series

Citroën has unveiled the ë-C4 X, a crossover offshoot of its ë-C4 compact model. In most European markets, the French brand will offer only the all-electric ë-C4 X, while in some markets such as Eastern and Southern Europe, the C4 X will also be available with a combustion engine.

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Jun 28, 2022 - 12:11 pm

MG4 to launch in Europe by year’s end

SAIC’s MG Motor brand will be launching its MG4 Electric compact electric car on European markets the fourth quarter of 2022. The company is now confirming the MG4’s technical data, as well as the MSP electric platform it is based upon.

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Jun 27, 2022 - 06:10 pm

Stellantis invests in two new test centres

Stellantis has invested €33Mn in two of its test centres to advance the development of electric vehicles and autonomous driving functions. The capital will support a safety test centre in Italy and a wind tunnel in the USA.

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Jun 27, 2022 - 02:16 pm

GM temporarily shuts Hamtramck plant to upgrade

In the USA, General Motors has shut down production at its Factory Zero electric car factory in Detroit-Hamtramck for four weeks from today to prepare the plant for the production of more models. The aim is not only a wider variety of models but also to increase overall production capacity.

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Jun 27, 2022 - 02:14 pm

VW ID. Aero: Volkswagen debuts ID. EV number 6 in China

By presenting the VW ID. Aero online today, Volkswagen has previewed the ID. family’s latest member of all-electric cars from the German brand. The study of this electric, four-door sedan precedes the production model developed specifically for China, where VW will offer two versions.

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Jun 27, 2022 - 01:55 pm

Tesla delays from Shanghai and Giga Berlin

Tesla plans to stop most production at its Shanghai plant in the first two weeks of July to work on upgrading the site. Over in Europe, numerous deliveries of Model Y Performance from Giga Berlin have been postponed due to a technical problem.

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Jun 25, 2022 - 04:09 pm

Volkswagen halts ID. Buzz production in Hanover

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has halted ID.Buzz production in Hanover for initially one week. There are quality problems with the battery. According to information from electrive, the battery cell is from a new supplier, so only the Hanover plant is affected and no other MEB plants.

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Jun 23, 2022 - 04:30 pm

Aptera orders in-wheel motors from Elaphe

US-based Aptera Motors announced a deal worth several hundred million euros to source in-wheel electric motors from Elaphe. The arrangement includes a detailed plan to scale production in Slovenia, and then extend production to the US.

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Jun 23, 2022 - 03:45 pm

McLaren to use Nissan drives in Formula E

Following the recent announcement of McLaren Racing’s entry into Formula E for the upcoming season, McLaren Racing has now entered into a long-term cooperation with Nissan. Nissan will supply the electric drive system for the entire Gen3 era of Formula E to the British team as part of the partnership.

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Jun 23, 2022 - 03:15 pm

Polestar presents Polestar 5 prototype at Goodwood

At the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Polestar presented for the first time a development prototype of the Polestar 5, scheduled for market launch in 2024. In addition, Polestar now officially states target values for the performance of the four-door electric GT.

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Jun 23, 2022 - 01:18 pm

Xpeng has stopped accepting orders from Europe

The Chinese electric car manufacturer Xpeng is suspending its pre-orders for its P5 model, which opened in March in the European countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands, until further notice, citing global supply chain problems.

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