Apr 12, 2022 - 12:51 pm

Mercedes wants to halve their CO2 footprint by 2030

Mercedes-Benz aims to reduce CO2 emissions per passenger car by more than half over the entire life cycle by the end of this decade compared to 2020. The main levers for this are electric cars charged with green electricity, better batteries, recycled materials and the use of renewable energies in production.

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Apr 12, 2022 - 12:26 pm

Honda to release 30 electrified models by 2030

Honda has concretised its electric plans. According to the Japanese company, they want to bring 30 battery-electric and hybrid-electric models onto the market worldwide by 2030 and achieve a sales volume of more than two million electric cars per year with these in the same year.

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Apr 11, 2022 - 04:47 pm

BYD Tang gets a significantly larger battery

BYD has unveiled the new model year of its all-electric SUV model Tang EV that will be offered not only in China but also in Norway. In addition to a refreshed front and the option of a six- and seven-seater version offered for the first time, the 2022 Tang EV primarily offers more range thanks […]

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Apr 11, 2022 - 02:03 pm

Mercedes-Benz opens software integration plant in Sindelfingen

Mercedes-Benz has put its so-called Electric Software Hub into operation at the Mercedes Technology Center (MTC) in Sindelfingen. Numerous software, hardware, system integration and testing functions are located there under one roof. The company has invested more than 200 million euros in the centre.

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Apr 11, 2022 - 12:33 pm

NEV sales continue to rise in China

455,000 New Energy Vehicles were sold in China in March, 122.4 per cent more than in the same month last year and 43.6 per cent more than in February 2022, making March the strongest month of 2022 so far.

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Apr 11, 2022 - 12:17 pm

Uniti files for insolvency

The Swedish electric car start-up Uniti has filed for insolvency. The company announced on LinkedIn that it had not been able to raise enough capital. The move does not come as a surprise.

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Apr 11, 2022 - 12:00 pm

Nio pauses production due to supply chain issues

The Chinese manufacturer Nio has stopped the production of its electric cars. Nio says that this is because the company’s suppliers in several places such as Jilin, Shanghai and Jiangsu have stopped production due to the effects of the pandemic.

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Apr 8, 2022 - 01:09 pm

Tesla opens the new Austin gigafactory

Tesla has officially opened its factory in Austin in the US state of Texas. This is where the Model Y is produced with the new 4680 cells, which are also manufactured on site and integrated into the new structural battery pack. In addition, Elon Musk announced a new model.

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Apr 7, 2022 - 09:50 pm

Smart presents the #1 electric SUV

The former Daimler compact car subsidiary Smart has completed its reorientation with the presentation of its newest electric vehicle: Alongside the iconic two-seaters, Smart will build the small electric SUV ‘#1’, for which the technical data is now also available following the premiere in Berlin.

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Apr 7, 2022 - 01:42 pm

Faraday signs Meta System as component supplier

Faraday Future has announced a new partnership with Meta System to become the supplier of on-board power management module products for the FF 91 and upcoming FF 81 electric vehicles. Using Meta System’s onboard battery charger, the system will be capable of 15.2 kW AC charging.

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Apr 6, 2022 - 11:40 am

Honda & GM take aim for affordable EVs

General Motors and Honda are expanding their cooperation to develop a range of affordable electric cars based on a new global platform using GM’s Ultium battery technology. The plan is to produce “millions” of electric cars globally from 2027, including compact crossover vehicles.

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Apr 5, 2022 - 04:52 pm

Renault rumoured to spin-off electric car business

Renault is apparently exploring a possible spin-off and IPO of its electric car business, according to media sources. Renault management is said to be exploring the possibility of splitting the company into two entities for the internal combustion and electric car businesses.

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Apr 5, 2022 - 12:30 pm

VW to begin ID.4 production in May

VW plans to start series production of the ID.4 at the Emden plant in May. The carmaker made the announcement after a visit to the site by VW brand CEO Ralf Brandstätter, his successor Thomas Schäfer and the chairperson of the general works council Daniela Cavallo.

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Apr 4, 2022 - 03:38 pm

Rolls-Royce completes winter testing for the Spectre

Rolls-Royce has completed winter testing of its first electric model, the Spectre, in the Arctic Circle in temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees, about a quarter of the 2.5 million test kilometres planned for the battery-electric car. There are also rumours about the BEV’s drive system.

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Apr 4, 2022 - 02:04 pm

Klaus Zellmer to take over as chairman at Skoda

Klaus Zellmer will become the new Chairman of the Board of Skoda Auto on 1 July 2022. The VW brand’s board member for marketing and sales succeeds Thomas Schäfer, who will take over as chairman of the board of the Volkswagen brand on 1 July.

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Apr 4, 2022 - 01:24 pm

Norway registered 13,983 new BEVs in March

A total of 13,983 new electric passenger cars were registered in March in Norway. This corresponds to a market share of 86.1 per cent of all new passenger car registrations in the month. In addition, there were 947 new plug-in hybrids. In terms of models, Tesla dominated in March.

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Apr 4, 2022 - 12:27 pm

BYD quits the combustion engine

BYD has announced they will only produce electric cars and plug-in hybrids from now on. Without much notice, the Chinese manufacturer has discontinued the production of petrol cars: The last pure combustion engine apparently rolled off the production line in February.

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Apr 4, 2022 - 11:48 am

Tesla achieves delivery record in Q1 of 2022

Tesla delivered 310,048 electric cars in the first three months of the year, more than in any previous quarter. Production fell minimally from the fourth quarter of 2021 to 305,407 vehicles. But the second quarter is starting off with difficulties.

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Apr 1, 2022 - 01:00 pm

GM begins converting electric car plant in Mexico

General Motors has begun converting its plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, for the production of electric cars. For the conversions, production of the Chevrolet Blazer and Equinox combustion models previously produced there will be discontinued until mid-May.

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Apr 1, 2022 - 12:53 pm

Toyota prepares for the European launch of the bZ4X

Toyota’s first purely battery-electric passenger car model bZ4X has been made available for reservations online. The entry-level version costs from £41,950. Pre-sales are to start in April 2022, with the first deliveries scheduled for early summer 2022. Now, Toyota has also published the homologated WLTP ranges and fuel consumption figures.

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