Jul 8, 2019 - 12:28 pm

Norway: Skoda accepting deposits for electric cars

Skoda has begun accepting registrations for its first two electric models in Norway. The EVs based on Volkswagen’s MEB are the Citigo e iV and the Vision iV. Customers wanting priority on order lists will have to pay an advance of NOK 5,000 (€520).

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Jul 5, 2019 - 04:03 pm

Extreme E presents Odyssey 21 prototype

The prototype of the electric off-road vehicle for the planned new Extreme E racing series in the world’s most adverse climates has now been unveiled. Initially known as the E-SUV, the standardised racing car seems to have become a kind of electric off-road buggy.

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Jul 5, 2019 - 03:14 pm

BMW CEO Harald Krüger to retire from board

BMW CEO Harald Krüger has informed the Supervisory Board that he will not be available for a second term of office. The actual renewal of the contract had recently become more and more questionable – likely also because of Krüger’s hesitation regarding electric mobility.

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Jul 4, 2019 - 08:20 pm

Sweden: Uniti offers Founders Series electric car

Swedish startup Uniti that is backed by the likes of Siemens, Kuka or BorgWarner has opened the online orders for the Founders’ Edition in a limited series. If you order and pay this year, you will get the small electric car before the regular roll-out begins.

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Jul 4, 2019 - 01:44 pm

Borgward’s electric car factory in Bremen falls

The plan by the revived carmaker Borgward to produce electric cars in Bremen, which had previously already come to a standstill, is now completely off the table. The reserved area will likely go to another company. It is unclear what the future holds for Borgward.

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Jul 4, 2019 - 01:31 pm

Ford & VW talk cooperation closely

Ford and Volkswagen have already reached agreement on the pickup models, and now things are becoming concrete in the field of e-mobility as well: an important decision could be made next week and is likely to include the MEB platform.

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Jul 3, 2019 - 11:18 am

PHEV version of Renault Captur available in 2020

Renault has just presented the second generation of the Captur, which will be launched at the turn of the year and will be supplemented by a plug-in hybrid version in 2020. This will be Renault’s first plug-in hybrid, with other models to follow soon.

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Jul 3, 2019 - 12:59 am

Tesla tops delivery and production records in Q2 2019

Tesla appears to have recovered from a more disappointing Q1 as the electric car firm says it set new production and delivery records during the second quarter of this year. Stocks surged 7% as a response. Tesla also hinted at a strong Q3, saying it has a backlog of orders.

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Jul 2, 2019 - 04:02 pm

Peter Hochholdinger and Jan Oehmicke leave Tesla

Two prominent departures within a few days – After production manager Peter Hochholdinger (formerly with Audi) left Tesla to join Californian rival Lucid Motors, Tesla’s head of European operations Jan Oehmicke (formerly with BMW) is also leaving.

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Jul 2, 2019 - 12:55 pm

UK: Books open for DS 3 Crossback E-Tense

The all-electric DS 3 Crossback E-Tense can now be reserved in Great Britain. Prices start at 32,350 pounds (incl. 3,500 pounds for plug-in car grant). PSA’s premium brand also revealed details on charging options.

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Jul 1, 2019 - 07:16 pm

New battery, old price: updated Renault Zoe

Renault Germany has announced the prices for the recently introduced new edition of the Zoe, which will be available from the end of July. The entry-level version of the little EV will have the same price but a bigger battery.

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Jun 27, 2019 - 03:20 pm

Opel to build an Astra PHEV

The next generation of the Opel Astra will be produced from 2021 in two European plants, including the brand’s traditional home of Rüsselsheim in Germany. PSA, the works council and IG Metall have agreed on the plan. It is also possible that an electrified version will be built at the Rüsselheim plant.

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Jun 26, 2019 - 12:59 pm

Tesla may narrowly miss a record-breaking quarter

The American electric car manufacturer Tesla wanted to break its record of 90,700 vehicles delivered in the second quarter. However, Tesla is likely to miss the target by a narrow margin. Apparently, Tesla’s head of production, Peter Hochholdinger, has also left the Californian electric car company.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/07/08/kia-opens-uk-order-books-for-the-new-soul/
08.07.2019 13:56