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Feb 25, 2021 - 03:53 pm

Volkswagen to introduce third shift in Zwickau plant

Volkswagen plans to introduce a third shift at its MEB plant in Zwickau from mid-April. This will enable around 1,400 vehicles to be built per day from the summer onwards. Currently production capacity stands around 800 electric cars. Volkswagen Saxony is also getting a new CEO.

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Feb 24, 2021 - 02:25 pm

Audi appoints Oliver Hoffman as new CDO

Audi has a new Chief Development Officer: Oliver Hoffmann, previously Chief Operating Officer of the division, was appointed to the Board of Management by the Supervisory Board with effect from 1 March 2021.

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Feb 8, 2021 - 02:27 pm

Porsche announces new Cayenne series manager

Porsche has found a replacement for Cayenne series manager Manfred Harrer, who left for Apple to work on Project Titan. Stefan Weckbach used to be the chief developer of the Taycan electric model and will now take over responsibility for the large SUV series.

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Jan 19, 2021 - 04:00 pm

Thomas Ulbrich stays with VW after all

Volkswagen has restructured the Board of Management of its core passenger car brand. Frank Welsch, Member of the Board of Management responsible for Development, moves from the brand to the Group and will take charge of the new Group Quality Management and Strategy department.

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Jan 19, 2021 - 01:38 pm

Tesla extends battery research with Jeff Dahn

Tesla has extended its battery research partnership with Canada’s Dalhousie University, which has been in place since 2016, until at least 2026. Jeff Dahn will now be supported by Chongyin Yang and the former Bosch researcher Michael Metzger.

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Jan 18, 2021 - 11:56 am

Tesla Model Y deliveries officially launch in China

Tesla has officially started deliveries of the Model Y built in China. Meanwhile, preparations for the production of the European Model Y in Giga Berlin continue and it is looking like the plant could become larger than initially thought. There are also increasing indications that the Model S and Model X will soon be refreshed.

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Jan 16, 2021 - 08:40 pm

Former Airbus CEO Tom Enders joins Lilium Board

Longtime aviation executive and former Airbus CEO Tom Enders joins the board of directors of eVTOL startup Lilium. The company is developing an electric jet with five seats. Series production is expected to start in 2025.

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Jan 14, 2021 - 02:15 pm

Proterra to go public via merger with ArcLight

Proterra, the U.S. manufacturer of electric buses, has announced its initial public offering through a merger with investment firm ArcLight Clean Transportation. Existing investor Daimler Trucks backs the deal.

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Dec 15, 2020 - 03:38 pm

Sono Motors gathers 45 million euros

The Munich-based company Sono Motors has concluded financing of 45 million euros. The startup has also garnered around 12,400 pre-orders for its Sion solar electric car. A few days ago, Sono Motors had announced its intention to present the new prototype generation in January.

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Dec 10, 2020 - 01:14 pm

Artemis goes independent

Audi’s Artemis task force for highly automated electric cars has now been spun off into an independent company. Alexander Hitzinger, managing director of the new Artemis GmbH, made the announcement on LinkedIn.

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Dec 7, 2020 - 04:51 pm

ChargeUp Europe to upgrade to industry association

The charging infrastructure lobby organisation ChargeUp Europe wants to change from an informal alliance to an industry association next year. To this end, the organisation has appointed Christopher Burghardt, ChargePoint’s Managing Director Europe, as President for the first full year of operation.

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Nov 17, 2020 - 12:16 pm

Tesla to join S&P 500 stock market in December

Tesla shares are now included in the S&P 500 stock market index after all. Tesla’s inclusion will take place on 21 December. In addition, Tesla has apparently found a new construction manager for the Gigafactory in Grünheide within its own ranks.

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Nov 12, 2020 - 07:37 pm

Daimler under fire for leaving Berlin to Tesla

IG Metall Berlin is reacting with a protest action to the news that Tesla has apparently poached René Reif, the former head of the Mercedes engine plant in Berlin-Marienfelde. The change is perceived “as a betrayal”, the union said in a statement.

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Oct 24, 2020 - 01:07 pm

Tesla fires Giga-Berlin project manager Horetsky

According to a report in the German media, Tesla has dismissed the project manager responsible for the construction of Giga-Berlin, Evan Horetsky. Reasons for the dismissal are unclear, but could apparently be due to a dispute over unpaid water bills. Elsewhere, Tesla has problems with customers in the Netherlands and authorities in China.

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Oct 22, 2020 - 02:11 pm

Byton CEO Daniel Kirchert quits

German CEO Daniel Kirchert has reportedly left the struggling electric car manufacturer Byton. Nevertheless, there is a glimmer of hope for Byton: potential investors are conducting a ‘due diligence’ review at the moment.

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Oct 9, 2020 - 04:14 pm

InoBat presents AI-driven battery cell

InoBat Auto from Slovakia presents what it claims is the world’s first “intelligent” battery cell for electric vehicles. And not only that, the company says their approach to battery production makes it possible to produce better cells faster and more efficiently while offering more range.

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Oct 5, 2020 - 01:43 pm

Piëch Automotive attracts prominent executives

The Swiss electric car startup Piëch Automotive is getting some prominent reinforcement with executives from Porsche, BMW and Tesla. The former Volkswagen Group boss Matthias Müller will become chairperson of the company’s supervisory board.

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Sep 16, 2020 - 12:21 pm

VW confirms Zellmer as new board member

Jürgen Stackmann, a member of the Board of Management of the VW brand, has left the Volkswagen Group with immediate effect. As of 15 September, the new Board Member for Sales is now Klaus Zellmer, previously head of Porsche Cars North America.

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Sep 1, 2020 - 02:45 pm

Dutch investors save e.Go Mobile as it turns Next.e.GO Mobile

After being under threat from bankruptcy, the Aachen electric car manufacturer e. GO Mobile has announced its new start: On 1 September, the entire business of e.GO Mobile AG, including all subsidiaries and employees, was transferred to the Dutch investment group ND Industrial BV

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Jul 30, 2020 - 01:02 pm

ZF creates new division for electric drives

The ZF Friedrichshafen Supervisory Board is creating a new division for electrified car drives. This will be an amalgamation of what used to be the Car Driveline Technology and E-Mobility divisions. The goal is to offer customers electrified driveline solutions under one roof.

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Jul 23, 2020 - 12:09 pm

Daimler founds Mercedes Benz Drive Systems

Mercedes-Benz is placing all drive competencies throughout the Group in the new unit Mercedes-Benz Drive Systems within the company. The new unit should act internally as a supplier for drive systems and speed up the transition to e-mobility.

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Jun 19, 2020 - 11:49 am

Duesmann new Head of Technical Development at Audi

Audi has realigned its R&D department: Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, Board Member for Development, is leaving the company at his own request and Audi CEO Markus Duesmann is taking over as Head of Technical Development for the brand with immediate effect.

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Jun 16, 2020 - 03:20 pm

Torqeedo restructures management team

Deutz has announced the restructuring of the management of its subsidiary Torqeedo. In future, Ralf Plieninger and Michael Rummel will take over management of the German company specialising in electric boat engines. Torqeedo founder Christoph Ballin will only engage in an advisory capacity.

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Jun 10, 2020 - 02:36 pm

Tesla loses top manager while Corona hits Fremont

Robin Ren has left Tesla now vacating the position of Vice President of Business Development. More locally, Tesla’s Fremont plant reportedly has 6 Covid-19 cases and workers complaining of unsafe conditions. Meanwhile, in Germany, Tesla presented the required amended application documents for the construction of Giga Berlin.

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