Nov 17, 2022 - 12:09 pm
Toyota presents compact electric SUV concept
At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota presented the bZ Compact SUV Concept, a preview of a future compact electric SUV. The Japanese manufacturer has published pictures of the exterior and interior design, but has not yet given any details about the technology.
Nov 10, 2022 - 11:25 am
Volkswagen to invest €10 billion in e-mobility projects in Spain
The Volkswagen Group and Seat have given the green light to invest ten billion euros in e-mobility in Spain. The investments announced in May were previously dependent on the Spanish government’s funding under the PERTE eMobility funding programme, which was recently released.
Oct 20, 2022 - 02:08 pm
Tesla to design small EV platform
Elon Musk confirmed during the conference on the new quarterly figures that Tesla’s focus is now on the development of a new platform for smaller electric cars. The goal with Tesla’s third platform, following those for the Model S/X and Model 3/Y, is to halve costs.
Oct 19, 2022 - 03:41 pm
Opel launches design contest for teenage BEV
Opel wants to build a very special one-off of the battery-electric Rocks-e. The light vehicle enables young drivers from the age of 15 to enter the world of individual electric mobility – which is why Opel is now inviting up-and-coming artists around the globe to create their own individual Rocks-e design concept.
Sep 29, 2022 - 02:42 pm
Tata presents electric car for the Indian market
Tata Motors has unveiled the Tiago EV, an all-electric model for the Indian market with a base price of 849,000 rupees, equivalent to around 10,700 euros. The Tiago EV is offered with two battery sizes (19.2 and 24 kWh) for ranges of 250 and 315 kilometres respectively in the Modified Indian Driving Cycle (MIDC).
Sep 27, 2022 - 12:53 pm
Cabrio version of the Hong Guang Mini EV incoming
The SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture is launching a convertible version of the all-electric Hong Guang Mini EV in China, which is extremely popular there. The Mini EV family of microcars has been ranked number one in China’s electric car sales rankings for 24 months in a row.
Aug 15, 2022 - 11:09 am
Dartz Motorz to bring the Mini EV to Europe
Last year we reported that the Mini EV, an extremely popular electric car from General Motors’ partner Wuling in China, was being brought to Europe as the FreZe Nikrob EV by Latvian company Dartz Motorz. The Mini EV is now to come to Europe as a convertible called FreZe Froggy EV.
Jul 27, 2022 - 03:47 pm
Quantum Solutions starts production of the FOMM ONE EV
EV developer Quantum Solutions has announced the start of production of its FOMM ONE EV model in Thailand. The company notes this was a milestone for “Quantum’s transition to providing affordable and reliable mobility solutions”.
Jul 6, 2022 - 01:53 pm
Honda to release limited edition Honda e in Europe
Honda has unveiled a new Limited Edition for its all-electric urban EV Honda e, which will be released with only 50 units across Europe. With prices in the UK starting from £38,120, the Honda e Limited Edition is based on the Advance Grade.
Jun 8, 2022 - 11:33 am
Cupra presents near-series compact EV concept
Cupra has provided an updated preview of its UrbanRebel all-electric small car planned for 2025. The new concept is much closer to series production than the UrbanRebel Concept presented in 2021.
May 31, 2022 - 12:55 pm
Mini Moke production kicks off
The legendary ‘Mini Moke’ beach car is celebrating its comeback with an all-electric drive. The company Moke International has started production of the electric Moke in Great Britain and plans to deliver the first units to customers there from June. However, the fun vehicle is not exactly cheap.
May 28, 2022 - 02:18 pm
UK prices for Ami and My Ami Cargo revealed
Citroën UK has revealed pricing and specification details for the Ami electric quadricycle and its light goods variant, My Ami Cargo. The passenger version is offered in three trim levels from £7,695, the My Ami Cargo in a single specification, priced at £7,995.
May 20, 2022 - 01:41 pm
Nissan & Mitsubishi present compact EV for Japan
Nissan and Mitsubishi have presented a jointly developed electric small car for the Japanese market. It is marketed by Nissan under the name ‘Sakura’ and by Mitsubishi as ‘eK X EV’ and offers a range of 180 kilometres, according to Japanese WLTP standards.
May 19, 2022 - 03:10 pm
Citroën wants to launch a compact BEV in India
Citroën will launch an all-electric compact car in India in 2023, according to Stellantis group CEO Carlos Tavares. The C3-based compact EV will be followed by all-electric MPVs and compact SUVs.
May 4, 2022 - 01:59 pm
Micro Mobility Systems starts up final assembly line for Microlino
After several delays, the start of series production of the Microlino electric light vehicle is apparently imminent. According to Micro Mobility Systems, the assembly line in Turin, Italy, has been put into operation. Currently, the last pre-series vehicles are still being produced.
Apr 25, 2022 - 01:31 pm
Alfa Romeo considers bringing back the Mito
Alfa Romeo is considering a comeback of the Mito small car, which was discontinued three years ago, as a purely electric model. There will probably be a major conceptual change compared to the combustion Mito – and familiar technology.
Feb 22, 2022 - 10:21 am
VW reconsiders the ID. Life concept
Volkswagen has decided on a new direction for its upcoming electric small car ID. Life. The concept presented at the IAA in 2021 has fallen out of favour in Wolfsburg already.
Feb 18, 2022 - 12:51 pm
Volkswagen to bring back the e-Up
It had been indicated for a few weeks; now the time has come: Volkswagen is once again taking orders for the electric small car e-Up. The Style ‘Plus’ variant is available at prices starting at 26,895 euros.
Feb 8, 2022 - 03:26 pm
Ireland provides funding for electric taxis
The Irish government has announced the re-launch of the electric vehicle taxi scheme, with a funding pot of €15 million allocated by the Department of Transport for 2022. The grants will enable owners of small public service vehicles, such as taxis, to buy electric vehicles.
Jan 28, 2022 - 02:05 pm
Fox E-Mobility settles on final design for the Mia
Fox E-Mobility has taken another step towards the start of production and has completed the overall design of its new Mia electric car series. The first prototypes are planned for the current year. Series production in cooperation with a vehicle manufacturer is scheduled to start in 2024.
Jan 25, 2022 - 12:33 pm
Mini starts retrofitting classic Mini models
The BMW brand Mini is now offering owners of the classic Mini a factory conversion to an all-electric drive. As part of the Mini Recharged project developed by a team at the Mini plant in Oxford, the classic Mini can be equipped with an electric drive system on request.
Jan 21, 2022 - 02:52 pm
Next.e.GO Mobile to hit the stock market
The Aachen-based electric car manufacturer Next.e.GO Mobile is planning a stock market listing in the first half of 2022. It remains unclear how the IPO will proceed: Allegedly, both a normal IPO and a SPAC deal are considered.
Jan 20, 2022 - 12:19 pm
Fiat considers electrifying the Panda
Fiat may bring back the Panda as a model family as part of its plan to become an all-electric car brand by 2030. According to a British media report, a subcompact, an SUV and possibly other variants are planned for the next five years, which will also be offered with electric drive.
Dec 14, 2021 - 12:29 pm
Toyota raises EV targets & presents 15 concept cars
Toyota has made its electric plans more concrete. At the strategy update event, the Japanese company showed a series of concept cars as a preview of future battery-electric models. Lexus is to play an important role in the BEV plans and the premium brand is to offer only BEVs from 2035.
Nov 2, 2021 - 12:48 pm
Opel Rocks-e available in Germany from €7,990
The Opel Rocks-e is now available to order in Germany at list prices starting at 7,990 euros. Opel says the monthly financing rate for the City EV will be the same as a ticket for local public transport. Delivered to dealers will begin before the end of the year.
Sep 27, 2021 - 01:36 pm
Serial version of the UrbanRebel to release in 2025
The production version of the ‘UrbanRebel Concept’ by the Seat brand Cupra, planned for 2025, is to cost around 25,000 euros, which is around 5,000 euros more expensive than the VW offshoot of the planned electric small car family.
Sep 14, 2021 - 02:51 pm
Hyundai considers adding compact BEVs to lineup
Hyundai is considering expanding its electric sub-brand Ioniq with more compact models based mainly on the E-GMP platform, along with a successor to the all-electric Kona, according to marketing chief Thomas Schemera.