Nov 9, 2022 - 11:35 am

Audi renames new e-tron quattro to Q8 e-tron

Audi has presented the revised e-tron quattro and at the same time renamed the electric model the Q8 e-tron or Q8 Sportback e-tron. In addition to visual refreshes, the new edition comes with an optimised drive concept, better aerodynamics, higher charging power and battery capacity.

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Nov 8, 2022 - 01:12 pm

Foxconn increases investment in Lordstown Motors

The Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn is investing a total of up to 170 million US dollars in the US electric car start-up through the purchase of ordinary shares and newly created preference shares. This brings Foxconn’s stake in Lordstown Motors to almost 20 per cent.

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Nov 8, 2022 - 12:56 pm

Schaeffler begins downsizing combustion departments

The accelerated transformation of vehicle drives towards electromobility is leading to overcapacities at Schaeffler for products for combustion vehicles. For this reason and to reduce fixed costs, the automotive supplier is now announcing the elimination of a total of 1,300 jobs by the end of 2026.

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Nov 7, 2022 - 01:04 pm

GAC Aion presents new EV platform ‘AEP 3.0’

GAC Aion, the electric car subsidiary of the Chinese GAC Group, has presented its new vehicle platform AEP 3.0. The new electric car platform is intended to enable more efficient electric cars, particularly sporty vehicles – at least the first model will be at the sporty end of the scale.

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Nov 4, 2022 - 02:26 pm

Electric Hummer is sold out for the next two years

The Hummer EV, in both Pickup and SUV formats, is “sold out for two years or more”, according to GMC Global Vice President Duncan Aldred. GM currently holds 90,000 reservations of the Hummer EV Pickup and SUV and has only produced 2,570 units of the Hummer EV Pickup as of September 2022.

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Nov 4, 2022 - 01:41 pm

Saudi Arabia presents its very own EV brand

Saudi Arabia has unveiled its first electric car brand. It is called Ceer and is a joint venture between the Saudi sovereign wealth fund PIF (Public Investment Fund) and the Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn. The latter will develop the electric platform for a range of Ceer models, including sedans and SUVs.

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Nov 4, 2022 - 01:00 pm

Polestar collects over $1.6 billion in funding

The electric car manufacturer Polestar has received a total of 1.6 billion US dollars in fresh capital from its two main shareholders. This secures the financing for the near future – including the production start-up of the Polestar 3.

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Nov 2, 2022 - 01:09 pm

Volkswagen announces ‘Green Finance Framework’

The Volkswagen Group has presented a new Green Finance Framework (GFF) that takes into account the EU taxonomy rules defining sustainability. In the new GFF, only investments for battery-electric vehicles that are EU taxonomy-compliant are taken into account.

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Nov 2, 2022 - 12:48 pm

Norwegian EV sales back up from September

In Norway, 9,727 electric cars were newly registered in October, giving them a market share of 77.5 per cent of the country’s new passenger car registrations. In addition, there were 1,126 plug-in hybrids. The VW ID.4 topped the model ranking in October with 1,014 registrations.

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Nov 1, 2022 - 03:05 pm

JLR & Wolfspeed announce strategic partnership

Jaguar Land Rover and Wolfspeed have announced a strategic partnership for the supply of silicon carbide semiconductors. The technology is expected to increase powertrain efficiency and range for JLR’s next-generation electric cars from 2024.

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Nov 1, 2022 - 11:46 am

CATL presents skateboard platform & first customer

Chinese battery manufacturer CATL is developing a skateboard chassis that integrates battery packs, electric motors and other components. The CATL Integrated Intelligent Chassis (CIIC) is expected to be ready for series production shortly. A first potential customer has already been found with VinFast.

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Nov 1, 2022 - 11:19 am

Mercedes to launch final combustion platform vehicle in 2023

The new generation E-Class planned for 2023 will be the last new model from Mercedes-Benz on an internal combustion engine platform. All subsequent new model series in the future will be based on architectures that the Stuttgart-based company is developing specifically for electric vehicles.

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Oct 31, 2022 - 02:03 pm

Mercedes considers releasing mid-size sedan in 2024

Mercedes-Benz is reportedly planning a 4.70-metre-long counterpart to the C-Class as the first electric model in the ‘Entry Luxury’ segment. In terms of technology, however, the mid-size sedan will differ from the two current electric sedans EQS and EQE.

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Oct 31, 2022 - 01:25 pm

Togg opens factory in Gemlik

The Turkish electric car manufacturer Togg has inaugurated its first production facility in Gemlik. The first model is scheduled to roll out in Turkey in March 2023. For the coming year, Togg plans to produce 17,000 to 18,000 electric cars. Within five years, the annual capacity is to grow to 175,000 vehicles.

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Oct 31, 2022 - 11:51 am

Tesla prepares to expand production at Giga Berlin

Tesla wants to increase its production capacities in Grünheide and has begun preparing the next expansion stage. Since Friday, 70 hectares of pine forest have been cleared for the expansion. Reportedly, permission for the clearing has already been granted. Tesla is preparing an application for the expansion itself.

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Oct 28, 2022 - 12:05 pm

Toyota considers scaling up bZ4X production

Toyota is reportedly considering a massive increase in production of its BEV model bZ4X and its offshoot Subaru Solterra. According to an agency report, their production of currently just over 1,000 cars per month could be increased by six or even twelve times – but not immediately.

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Oct 27, 2022 - 03:01 pm

Kia announces US prices for the 2023 Niro EV

Kia America has announced pricing for the 2023 Niro EV, the second-generation crossover EV. Offered in two trim levels, the 2023 Niro EV starts at $39,450 and is expected to arrive at Kia retailers this month. The 2023 Niro EV will be available across all 50 states.

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