Aug 16, 2021 - 10:56 am

Mercedes’ Nyck de Vries is Formula E World Champion

In their second season in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the Mercedes-EQ team have scored two world champion titles. Nyck de Vries took the drivers’ title after the season finale in Berlin, while his Mercedes-EQ team also secured the world championship title for teams. Even so, the future of the Mercedes works team […]

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Aug 14, 2021 - 12:30 pm

Polestar 2 priced in the USA

Swedish electric vehicle brand Polestar announced the extended range, lower pricing, and bespoke configuration for the model year 2022 Polestar 2 in the USA. Prices for the single motor version start at $45,000 before subsidies.

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Aug 11, 2021 - 12:14 am

BMW updates the iX3 with a facelift

Shortly after the market launch of the iX3, BMW has announced a facelift for the electric SUV. The model update only affects the appearance and the interior, there are no changes to the drive. The revised model will be launched in Europe in autumn.

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Aug 10, 2021 - 09:55 pm

Audi presents electric roadster concept ‘Skysphere’

Audi has presented a study of an electric roadster called the Skysphere Concept. The electric cabrio will be on show at the IAA Mobility and is supposed to be a preview of future Audi design rather than for a concrete model. The new design is also accompanied by a special technical solution: a variable wheelbase.

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Aug 10, 2021 - 11:27 am

Mercedes EQS launches for €106,374

Mercedes-Benz is now accepting binding orders for the EQS. The EQS 450+ variant with 245 kW costs at least 106,374.10 euros, the all-wheel-drive model EQS 580 4MATIC is listed at 135,529.10 euros.

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Aug 9, 2021 - 11:57 am

Workhorse appoints new CEO

The US American electric vehicle manufacturer Workhorse has replaced President and CEO Duane Hughes. Richard Dauch, former CEO of Delphi Technologies, was appointed as the new CEO, effective August 2nd, 2021. He will also join the company’s board of directors.

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Aug 9, 2021 - 10:56 am

First Tesla Model Y units arrive in Europe

The first Tesla Model Ys have arrived in Europe. A German manager of the electric car manufacturer made this public on his LinkedIn channel. The official start of deliveries is still scheduled for September, but it looks like the first deliveries could take place in August. This is also supported by a media date.

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Aug 8, 2021 - 01:59 pm

VW to debut electric performance SUV as ID.5 GTX at IAA

Volkswagen says it will put the VW ID.5 GTX on display at the IAA Munich Motor Show this September. The new e-car is the first to utilise the Group’s MEB platform in the form of an SUV coupé and will appear as a near-production concept at the show before going on sale next year.

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Aug 5, 2021 - 05:40 pm

US carmakers aim for 40%-50% EV sales by 2030

The car companies General Motors, Ford and Stellantis have announced in a joint statement that they want to achieve between 40 and 50 per cent of their sales in the USA with BEVs, PHEVs and FCEVs by 2030. This sales target was apparently wrested from the carmakers by US President Joe Biden.

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Aug 5, 2021 - 03:50 pm

BorgWarner announces new orders from China

BorgWarner has announced the first order for its integrated drive module (iDM) from China. It comes from an unnamed “leading Chinese luxury electric vehicle brand”. BorgWarner has also received an order from the Chinese Geely brand Zeekr.

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Aug 5, 2021 - 11:58 am

Further Stellantis brands to go fully electric

At the presentation of its business figures for the first half of the year, Stellantis gave new details on its electrification strategy. Accordingly, DS Automobiles will only launch pure BEVs on the market from 2024. Alfa Romeo is to become an all-electric car brand from 2027.

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Aug 4, 2021 - 03:48 pm

New Zealand marks 5,850 EV sales so far in 2021

New Zealand’s electric vehicle registrations hit a total percentage of 6.45% last month, which is triple the first-half-2021 average. Accounting for only new passenger vehicles, the number rises to a total of 11.8% electric vehicle registrations.

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Aug 4, 2021 - 01:20 pm

Togg aims for serial production by 2022

The Turkish electric car manufacturer Togg has specified the date for the start of series production of the country’s first electric car. The first model is an SUV with a range of up to 500 kilometres and will go into series production in the fourth quarter of 2022.

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Aug 4, 2021 - 01:04 pm

Model Y production rumoured to launch in Texas next week

Tesla could start test production of the Model Y in Texas as early as next week – and regular production before the end of the year, according to observers. New rumours are also circulating about the upcoming entry-level model, which has so far been referred to as the Model 2.

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Aug 3, 2021 - 11:19 am

Zetta production to launch in Russia in 2021

After interim difficulties, Zetta, Russia’s first electric vehicle, is now set to go into series production at the end of the year. The compact three-door electric vehicle is to be produced at the Togliatti plant in the Samara region. A fuel cell car is to follow by 2024.

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Aug 3, 2021 - 10:36 am

Norway marks 6,731 new EV registrations in July

In Norway, 6,731 new electric cars were registered in July, setting the EV share in new car registrations at 64 per cent last month. Norway’s most successful model across all drive types was the Ford Mustang Mach-E with 898 new registrations.

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