Mar 27, 2019 - 03:53 pm

BMW & Great Wall to build electric Minis for China by 2021

In July 2018, BMW and Great Wall Motor signed an agreement for the production of Mini electric vehicles in China. There are now details, including the plans to build a factory in the Chinese province of Jiangsu where the first electric Minis will roll off the assembly line from 2021.

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Mar 27, 2019 - 03:45 pm

Seat makes electrification plans public

Seat has put its electrical strategy into concrete terms. The VW subsidiary plans to launch six electrified models on the market by the beginning of 2021. The electric versions of the Seat Mii and the Seat el-Born will be the first two all-electric models of the Spanish car brand.

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Mar 27, 2019 - 03:31 pm

Daimler considers selling 50% of Smart to Geely

Daimler is said to be about to sell half of its subsidiary brand Smart to its Chinese major shareholder Geely. The official announcement of the takeover of 50 per cent of the Smart shares is apparently going to take place before the Shanghai Auto Show in April.

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Mar 26, 2019 - 02:59 pm

Nissan Leaf passes EPA inspection

The new Nissan Leaf with a 62 kWh battery pack has received its official EPA rating for range. The two different vehicle versions feature ranges of 215 miles and 226 miles, respectively.

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Mar 26, 2019 - 02:04 pm

China: Enovate starts BEV factory construction

The premium electric brand Enovate owned by the Chinese manufacturer DearCC, has begun construction of its first electric car factory. The target capacity is 60,000 vehicles per year. Enovate’s first model is an electric SUV called ME7.

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Mar 25, 2019 - 03:23 pm

Smart’s future in the balance

Daimler wants to decide this year about the future of its small car brand Smart. Under the incoming new CEO Ola Källenius, the little car may fall victim to pressure to make savings at Daimler. Smart boss Katrin Adt is already looking for a partner in China to lower costs.

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Mar 25, 2019 - 02:18 pm

EV startup Evelozcity renamed Canoo

The Californian e-mobility startup Evelozcity that is led by former BMW managers (that had a stint over at Faraday) has got a new name: Canoo. They also streamlined their offer and have now announced four electric vehicles all designed for urban life and to be sold on a subscription basis only.

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Mar 23, 2019 - 01:00 pm

Volvo is tripling up on PHEV components

Volvo is seeing enormous demand for its electrified models and expects sales to rise even further by the end of the year. CEO Hakan Samuelsson, admitted that Volvo has underestimated demand but said they are “tripling the capacity”.

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Mar 21, 2019 - 01:17 pm

‘Das Auto’ is to be battery-electric

During a call, executives of VW, BMW and Daimler have agreed on a common approach towards electric mobility following Volkswagen’s recent demand for technological clarity. Insiders report the trio being in agreement that the near future belongs to battery-electric vehicles.

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Mar 19, 2019 - 01:41 pm

Hyundai & Kia to invest $300 million in Ola

Hyundai and Kia are investing $300 million in mobility service provider, Ola. The strategic partnership includes the production of electric vehicles tailored to the Indian market, the establishment of charging infrastructure and the development of fleet and mobility solutions.

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Mar 18, 2019 - 04:02 pm

VW wants EV subsidies revamped in Germany

Following their clear commitment to purely battery-electric mobility, Volkswagen is now apparently pressing for the electric mobility funding in Germany to be reorganised. Above all, the government should give preference to buyers of smaller, cheaper, fully electric vehicles.

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Mar 18, 2019 - 02:14 pm

Fisker presents electric SUV under $40,000

U.S. carmaker Fisker has revealed a preview of their announced electric model for the mass market, which is expected to cost less than 40,000 dollars (net). The market launch of the electric SUV with a 300 mile range (approx. 483 km) is planned for the second half of 2021.

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Mar 18, 2019 - 12:45 pm

Tesla takes out mid range Model 3

Tesla has discontinued the mid-range version of the Model 3, introduced in October 2018. The version had only been an interim solution to offer customers in the USA, looking to take advantage of the full US tax credit at the time.

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Mar 15, 2019 - 02:20 pm

BMW & Mercedes considering shared EV platform?

Following the merger of their mobility services and the planned cooperation in the development of autonomous cars, BMW and Mercedes could also use common platforms for electric vehicles in the future. According to media reports, confidential discussions have been going on for months already.

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Mar 15, 2019 - 06:54 am

Tesla presents the Model Y / Deliveries from fall 2020

Tesla has unveiled the SUV variant of the Model 3 in Hawthorne, California. If the Model 3 looks like a small Model S, the Model Y can be likened to a shrunken Model X. More surprising than design and technical data is that the Model Y is optionally offered as a 7-seater.

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Mar 14, 2019 - 02:44 pm

Tesla Model 3 proves popular in Europe

The Tesla Model 3 is storming sales charts in Europe a few weeks after its launch. In Norway the Model 3 has taken the lead, in the Netherlands the BEV has become the best-selling model in February and in Germany, the Model 3 is also on its way to the top.

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https://www.electrive.com/2019/03/27/bmw-and-great-wall-build-electric-minis-for-china-ready-by-2021/
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