Mar 14, 2023 - 03:52 pm
Audi releases update 3.2 for Q4 e-tron vehicles
Audi will deliver software 3.2 for the Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron from the model year 2023 onwards and update all older vehicles to this software status. The announced features include Plug&Charge, future over-the-air updates, and increased DC charging capacity.
Mar 14, 2023 - 02:45 pm
Ora Funky Cat first drive: Where the wildcat wants to roam
Chinese carmaker Great Wall has launched a premium electric compact car called Funky Cat in Europe from its EV brand Ora. The Funky Cat’s more modern Beetle look puts it in line with retro models like the Mini or Fiat 500. Can an electric car from China win European hearts? We took the Funky Cat […]
Mar 14, 2023 - 12:33 pm
Rivian wants to end its exclusive deal with Amazon
Rivian wants to offer its electric delivery vans to others in the future and is therefore negotiating with Amazon to lift the exclusivity clause that is part of the companies’ deal. This comes as Amazon’s orders remain allegedly below expectations.
Mar 14, 2023 - 11:22 am
VinFast pushes back US factory to 2025
Vietnamese EV manufacturer VinFast will be opening its first US plant later than it had hoped. About a year ago, the carmaker publicised plans for the facility in Chatham County, North Carolina, saying that operations would begin by July 2024. But the opening date has now been pushed back to 2025.
Mar 14, 2023 - 09:51 am
Neta starts building EV factory in Thailand
Hozon Auto’s Chinese electric car subsidiary Neta started constructing its first production facility outside China. The facility in Bangkok is scheduled to go into operation at the end of January 2024. The new plant will become Neta’s key location for manufacturing and exporting right-hand drive electric cars to ASEAN countries.
Mar 13, 2023 - 04:22 pm
Xpeng presents updated P7 called P7i
The Chinese electric car manufacturer Xpeng is putting the spotlight on the facelift of its P7 sedan, which is also available in Europe. The new edition is called Xpeng P7i and can be ordered in China as of now. Deliveries are also scheduled to begin this month.
Mar 13, 2023 - 02:30 pm
BYD receives major order from Octopus in the UK
Octopus Electric Vehicles wants to procure 5,000 electric cars from BYD for British customers over the next three years. The two companies have agreed on this as part of a memorandum of understanding.
Mar 13, 2023 - 12:16 pm
Canada Post goes all electric in Nanaimo
Canada Post has taken delivery of 14 electric delivery vans at its Nanaimo depot, making it the CEP provider’s first location with an entirely electric fleet. The depot acts as a test location, as Canada Post is looking to electrify its last mile.
Mar 13, 2023 - 12:06 pm
Hyundai may launch EV with LFP cells from CATL
Korean carmaker Hyundai will likely launch its first electric model with lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries this year. Additionally, Kia has announced that the second-generation Kia Ray EV minivan will use LFP batteries made by CATL.
Mar 13, 2023 - 11:42 am
Over half a million NEVs sold in China over February
Around 525,000 new energy vehicles (NEVs) were sold in China in February 2023, 55.9 per cent more than in the same month last year and 28.7 per cent more than in January 2023. BYD accounted for the largest number of vehicles – both NEVs and pure battery-electric cars.
Mar 13, 2023 - 10:08 am
Nissan Ariya production behind schedule
Nissan cannot churn out its new electric car as quickly as planned. According to media reports, the output is at least one-third below plan due to chips, components and paint issues. But the carmaker is working on ramping up production capacity.
Mar 13, 2023 - 09:04 am
VW and BMW join price war in China
Volkswagen and BMW have reduced prices for their EVs in China significantly. This comes after a number of carmakers have started offering their electric cars for less to increase sales and reduce inventory in the country.
Mar 10, 2023 - 04:00 pm
CA: Courier Purolator to spend CA$1 bn to decarbonize operations
Purolator, a courier service owned by Canada Post, will invest one billion Canadian dollars in decarbonising its fleet within the decade. This includes the purchase of more than 3,500 fully electric last-mile delivery vehicles and the electrification of more than 60 terminals.
Mar 10, 2023 - 03:20 pm
Roam opens large-scale electric motorcycle plant in Kenya
Swedish-Kenyan company Roam will produce over 50,000 electric motorbikes a year at a new factory in Kenya’s capital Nairobi. The company considers the 10,000 sqm facility, Roam Park, Africa’s largest such plant. It also forms Roam’s new HQ and battery lab.
Mar 10, 2023 - 02:41 pm
Hino Trucks expands electric truck lineup
Hino Trucks has announced that it will offer an electric version of their M- and L- Series medium-duty trucks branded ‘Me’ Series and ‘Le’ Series available in 2024. Hino Trucks will begin production of these new vehicles integrating SEA Electric’s SEA-Drive power system.
Mar 10, 2023 - 01:53 pm
BMW appears to keep prepping Oxford for electric Minis
BMW plans to invest up to £600 million to ready its Oxford plant for building electric Mini cars. The BBC broke the news without naming specific sources. The British government has offered BMW 75 million pounds in subsidies to keep the Cowley plant going.
Mar 9, 2023 - 03:11 pm
Cooltra and Cabify combine e-moped fleets in Spain
The mobility brands Cooltra and Cabify have agreed to integrate Cooltra’s moped rental service on Cabify’s app. The service went live in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia, where Cabify is making its first appearance.
Mar 9, 2023 - 02:53 pm
Jamaica Gov’ to procure nearly 200 electric buses
Jamaica’s state-owned public transit company JUTC will see 200 electric buses joining their fleet over the next three years. Minister of Finance Dr Nigel Clarke announced as much when he opened the budget debate this week.
Mar 9, 2023 - 02:14 pm
Energica to expand HQ in Italy
The Italian electric motorbike manufacturer Energica, part of the US group Ideanomics, has begun expanding its headquarters in Modena. The expansion by another 1,150 square metres of space will serve research and development, prototype testing and the Energica Inside business unit.
Mar 9, 2023 - 02:10 pm
Scania delivers 66-tonne electric truck to Norway
We have written several times about Scania’s extra-long heavy-duty electric trucks. Now another such vehicle has been delivered, this time in Norway, to haul lime with its 66 tonnes total weight, sparing the atmosphere the combustion of almost 60,000 litres of diesel per year.
Mar 9, 2023 - 01:35 pm
Mack Trucks presents second electric vehicle model
US commercial vehicle manufacturer Mack Trucks, part of the Volvo Group, has unveiled its second battery-electric model. Similarly to its diesel counterpart launched in 2020, the medium-duty Mack MD Electric will compete in US vehicle classes 6 and 7.