Oct 12, 2022 - 07:00 pm
Polestar 3 starts at €89,900 or $83,900
Polestar has unveiled its first electric SUV, the Polestar 3. This latest model by the EV brand, rooted in Sweden and growing via China, has a sizeable long-range battery and plenty of power and claims to be “desirable for all the right reasons”. Yet how sustainable can an electric SUV with a 111 kWh battery […]
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 […]
Dec 29, 2021 - 02:20 pm
Daimler radically reduces involvement in Denza
Daimler will significantly reduce its stake in Denza, the electric car joint venture in China with BYD. While Daimler is reducing its share from 50 to 10 per cent, BYD will hold 90 per cent of the shares.
Aug 22, 2021 - 11:35 am
GAC Aion V charges in 8 minutes
The Chinese car manufacturer GAC plans to launch the Aion V with a graphene battery in September. In a demonstration, the car is said to have managed a charging process from zero to 80 per cent in eight minutes. GAC Aion showcased its super-fast charging technology in two versions, 3C and 6C.
Mar 18, 2021 - 06:51 pm
Faraday Future names new China CEO
California-based electric car start-up Faraday Future has appointed Xuefeng (‘Chris’) Chen as CEO for its China business. The FF 91 electric SUV is scheduled to launch in the first half of 2022.
Dec 14, 2020 - 12:55 pm
Mercedes reveals production locations for EQ ramp up
Mercedes-Benz is now providing a comprehensive overview of the production sites for its electric offensive for the EQ brand. Production of the EQA at the Rastatt plant in Germany among others has already started ahead of the model’s world premiere on 20 January 2021.
Nov 26, 2020 - 01:51 pm
Tesla planning to manufacture chargers in China
Tesla appears to be planning a production facility for chargers near its car factory in Shanghai. Over in Europe, the prices for the Model S and Model X have been increased, while in the USA the Model X and some Model Y will have to go to the workshop for a recall.
Jul 27, 2020 - 02:39 pm
GM launches an eSUV, a PHEV and a small e-car in China
The General Motors brand Buick has launched its first all-electric SUV on the Chinese market called the Velite 7, along with the PHEV Velite 6. With its Chinese joint venture with SAIC and Wuling, GM is also offering a purely-electric ultra-small and low price electric car called the Hong Guang Mini EV.
Apr 27, 2020 - 11:58 am
VW factory in China producing an eSUV
In China, according to a number of media sources, VW has begun the production of prototypes presented last year as an electric SUV concept called ID. Roomzz. The seven-seater is apparently first set for launch on the Chinese market in 2021, presumably as VW ID.6.
Mar 3, 2020 - 01:12 pm
Volkswagen births the ID.4 out of the ID. Crozz
Volkswagen has given a “concrete outlook” on a fully electric compact SUV. The model, for which the study has so far been called ID. Crozz, will be called ID.4 as a production vehicle. This is the second MEB model after the ID.3, and should be launched before the end of this year.
Dec 16, 2019 - 01:39 pm
US market launch of Mercedes EQC delayed till 2021
Mercedes has postponed the US launch of its EQC by at least one year to 2021. The German carmaking giant says that this “strategic decision” is because it “first wants to meet the growing customer demand for the EQC in Europe”. Meanwhile, BAIC wants to double its stake in Daimler.
Nov 1, 2019 - 02:04 pm
VW brand reveals electric car roadmap for China
The Volkswagen Group’s core brand VW has now revealed the details of its electric vehicle roadmap in China. To start with, VW wants to deliver 300,000 electrified models to Chinese customers as early as next year. By 2025, the figure is expected to rise to around one million.
Sep 5, 2019 - 03:47 pm
Xpeng reveals the P7 electric limosine in Chengdu
At the Chengdu Motor Show, the Chinese electric car startup Xpeng Motors has just revealed the 2020 model of its G3 with an increased range to 520 NEDC kilometres, as well as its second production model, the P7.
May 25, 2019 - 12:33 pm
Tesla aiming for record number of deliveries in Q2
It seems that Tesla may be having a new record quarter in vehicle deliveries. As Elon Musk wrote in an e-mail to employees, there is a good chance that the current quarter will see 90,700 deliveries exceed the record level reached in the fourth quarter of 2018.
May 6, 2019 - 12:20 pm
Mercedes launches EQC sales
Mercedes-Benz has started production and sales of their new EQC. The electric model is now rolling off the assembly line at the plant in Bremen and can be ordered immediately at prices starting at 71,281 euros. Initially, a launch edition of the electric model will be available for a period alongside the normal serial version […]
Apr 29, 2019 - 01:45 pm
Buick goes electric in China, finallly
After initial delays, Buick now launched the brand’s first global all-electric vehicle, the Velite 6 MAV in China. It is also SAIC-GM’s first EV for the mass market. It features a maximum 85 kW of power, 255 Nm of torque and range of 301 km in the city.
Apr 16, 2019 - 06:30 pm
Shanghai: Audi shows Q2 L e-tron & AI:ME concept
Audi is now presenting its third “vision vehicle” after the AIcon and the PB18 at Auto Shanghai. The autonomous city electric car called AI:ME accompanies the series version of the fully electric Q2 L e-Tron for the Chinese market, which also debuts at the trade fair.
Apr 1, 2019 - 06:06 pm
Volvo to reveal an all-electric XC40 later this year
Volvo will introduce the first all-electric version of its XC40 brand compact SUV later this year, which will be the Volvo Car Group’s second BEV after the recently launched Polestar 2. Both electric models are to be launched in 2020.
Nov 9, 2018 - 05:49 pm
Mazda to market multiple EVs in China with Changan
Mazda is planning to begin offering a series of electric vehicles in China starting in 2020 with their joint venture partner Changan. The vehicles will be a series of SUVs, for which Changan will manufacture the motors, batteries and other components, while Mazda will be making the chassis.
Oct 25, 2018 - 05:41 pm
Updates to Tesla Model Y and ride-share plans
Next to the Q3 earnings presented last night, in which it was shown that the Model 3 helped push Tesla to profitability for the first time, there have been further updates. These regard the Model Y and the ride-sharing plans, as well as Tesla’s stratgey for Europe and China.
Aug 3, 2018 - 03:40 pm
DearCC founds premium brand Enovate
The Chinese manufacturer DearCC, who is mainly known for small, affordable EVs, has founded a premium brand named Enovate. They also presented a teaser for their first vehicle: an electric SUV.
Jun 12, 2018 - 05:13 pm
GAC planning to introduce 4 EVs by 2020
The Chinese vehicle manufacturer Guangzhou Auto is planning to introduce four new fully electric vehicles on the local market by 2020. The first will be an electric Crossover to launch this year.
Apr 26, 2018 - 03:44 pm
WM Motor starts selling debut model EX5
The Chinese electric mobility startup WM Motor has now begun selling their first vehicle model in China, the EX5. The mobility brand Weltmeister was set up by the startup in cooperation with a German agency.
Apr 25, 2018 - 07:17 am
BMW reveals next generation iX3 Concept
BMW is doubling down on their investment: The Concept iX3 will have a motor performance of over 200 kW, when it goes into serial production in 2020 as an SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle). According to the new WLTP measuring system, the range even exceeds 400 km.
Apr 24, 2018 - 05:10 pm
VW invests $15 bil. in to China/EV brand SOL
Volkswagen is set to invest a significantly increased sum into the e-mobility business, including autonomous driving, digitization and new mobility services in China. By 2022, the company plans to invest 15 billion dollars with its joint venture partners SAIC, FAW and JAC.
Feb 15, 2018 - 12:35 pm
Singulato Motors planning 6 EV models for Chinese market
Singulato, has announced that they plan to bring 6 fully electric vehicles to the market. Singulato was first announced in 2016 as the english language subsidiary of the Chinese vehicle manufacturer Zhiche Autos, and their first car model will be the SUV Singulato iS6.
Jan 8, 2018 - 12:32 pm
Future Mobility takes wraps off Byton e-SUV
The Foxconn and Tencent funded start-up led by former BMWi manager Carsten Breitfeld presents the first model of its Byton brand. On sale is set for 2019, first in China and a year later in Europe and the States.