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23.03.2019 - 13:17

Volvo cannot keep up with PHEV demand

Volvo is expecting an enormous increase in sales of its plug-in hybrid vehicles by the end of the year. According to company boss Hakan Samuelsson, Volvo has underestimated demand and is not keeping up with production.

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22.03.2019 - 11:46

When quantity is put over quality

According to a recent survey in China, nearly 70 per cent of respondents said they regretted buying a new-energy vehicle (NEV). Batteries are the most common customer complaint: Problems range from draining too fast, to running dangerously hot, others do not perform as advertised. Around 40 NEVs spontaneously combusted in China last year. 

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13.03.2019 - 12:50

Infiniti plans 2020 withdrawal from Western Europe

Nissan’s luxury brand Infiniti will withdraw from Western Europe at the beginning of 2020. According to the manufacturer, it intends to focus instead on growth markets, particularly China and North America. Western Europe will therefore no longer play a role in the brand’s planned electrical offensive.

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11.03.2019 - 13:53

Tesla apparently NOT negotiating with CATL for battery cells

Tesla appears to be negotiating with Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) to supply battery cells for its Model 3, manufactured in Shanghai, China. The talks between Tesla and CATL have been concerning the required specifications for the cells. The battery cell manufacturer has since denied intentions of entering business with Tesla.

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09.03.2019 - 22:18

It looks like a car, but…

In China, some 4,678 Tesla Model 3 appears to be temporarily detained by customs due to incorrect product labels. Apparently printer settings are to blame. Tesla is working on the labels under the careful eye of customs officials, who will resume clearances after they pass review.

bloomberg.com

09.03.2019 - 11:44

Chinese startup WM Motor raises 400 million euros

Chinese Startup WM Motor raises around 400 million euros in a financing round led by China’s Google, Baidu. The investment is to flow mostly into R&D as WM Motors and Baidu start their ‘Intelligent Vehicle Joint Research Center’.

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07.03.2019 - 14:21

Nio abandons plans for factory in Shanghai

The Chinese electric car startup Nio has abandoned its plans to build its own plant in Shanghai. Nio will continue to use its existing plant in Hefei that it shares with JAC Motors for the production of its electric cars.

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04.03.2019 - 13:04

Piëch Automotive using new cell type for Mark Zero

Piëch Automotive named some new details on the Mark Zero electric sports car, which will be presented at the Geneva Motor Show and will be followed by a number of other vehicles. Particularly interesting is the announced new cell type, which should hardly warm up during charging and discharging.

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04.03.2019 - 13:27

China: FAW and CATL launch battery JV

The battery cell manufacturer CATL and the state-owned Chinese car manufacturer FAW have founded a joint venture for the development, production and sale of lithium-ion batteries. It has a starting capital of two billion yuan (approx. 263 million euros).

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27.02.2019 - 15:16

Polestar 2 debut garnered with detail

The Volvo subsidiary Polestar has officially launched its first volume production model. Two electric motors with a combined output of 300 kW power the Polestar 2 EV that has a battery capacity of 78 kWh, which should enable a WLTP range of 500 km.

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26.02.2019 - 21:35

Tesla Model Y to debut at Auto Shanghai?

Chinese media outlets report that Tesla is planning to debut their much-expected Model Y this April in China at the Auto Shanghai. It would be an unusual move, given that the launch events usually create quite the stir but in California.

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20.02.2019 - 14:01

Forsee Power to deliver e-scooter batteries to Niu

Battery maker Forsee Power of France will supply the Chinese brand Niu with batteries for its electric scooter series. In addition, Forsee plans to produce more than 100,000 batteries for Niu at its Zhongshan plant in Guangdong Province between now and 2022.

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20.02.2019 - 12:21

Tesla hits 200,000 Model 3 mark and rising

Tesla has apparently exceeded the mark of 200,000 Model 3 units produced, according to the Bloomberg tracker. Already registered VINs for the Model 3 are closing in on the 300,000 units this quarter and Tesla CEO Elon Musk reports even bigger plans on Twitter.

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19.02.2019 - 11:08

Blocking charging stations is over

For every reaction there is an equal and opposite reaction: After some unpleasantly disgruntled combustion engine drivers have been deliberately blocked charging stations, practical solutions are now ready to put an end to the practice – firstly in China, and now in Taiwan.

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17.02.2019 - 17:52

Nidec to double China production capacity

Japanese electric motor manufacturer Nidec plans to double its production capacity in China. In addition to a factory under construction in Zhejiang Province, Nidec will invest 20 to 30 billion yen (160 to 240 million euros) in the construction of a second production facility for traction motors.

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14.02.2019 - 16:17

Tesla Model 3 arrives in China & Germany

The first Tesla Model 3 for the Chinese market arrived at the port of Tianjin. Two more ships are allegedly already on their way. The hurry is to catch the reduction on import duty that is only certain for the 1st quarter.

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11.02.2019 - 16:55

Number of plug-in cars climbs to 5.6M worldwide

The number of plug-in electric vehicles worldwide rose to 5.6 million worldwide at the beginning of 2019, which includes passenger cars and light commercial vehicles with battery-electric drive, range extender and plug-in hybrids. This is an increase of 64 per cent YOY.

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11.02.2019 - 11:12

Tesla cuts staff for North American deliveries

Tesla has more than halved the staff in its department that delivers Model 3 to North American buyers. The layoffs are a sign that demand for Model 3 in the US has declined sharply as Tesla’s federal tax relief runs out. Now the company focuses on deliveries in China and Europe.

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05.02.2019 - 13:53

Honda decides on CATL battery cells

With Honda, another car manufacturer opts for battery cells from Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL). An agreement has now been signed for CATL to supply battery cells with a total capacity of around 56 GWh to Honda by 2027.

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04.02.2019 - 12:04

Nio update causes PR stir

During a demonstration drive in Beijing, a Nio EV caused a traffic jam. The reason was an update, that launched, causing the vehicle to stand still for over an hour. We figured after the times of Microsoft, software developers would learn not to surprise users with updates.

bloomberg.com, theverge.com, scmp.com

03.02.2019 - 18:17

China: Xi’an launches 200 BYD electric double-decker fleet

The world’s largest fully electric double-decker bus fleet is currently being launched in the Chinese city of Xi’an. The fleet consists of 200 BYD K8S double-decker buses that will serve six city bus routes. More than 3,000 of the manufacturer’s electric buses are now in service in Xi’an.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/03/23/volvo-cannot-keep-up-with-phev-demand/
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