Mar 21, 2023 - 08:55 am
Günsel: A new EV brand from Cyprus
A new electric car manufacturer named Günsel has appeared from the north of Cyprus. The manufacturer has been working on a compact electric car since 2016 – which will soon go into series production.
Mar 15, 2023 - 07:00 pm
VW ID. 2all: Volkswagen shows its electric small car for under €25,000
Volkswagen has just presented the ID.2all concept. The small EV doubles as a preview of the long-expected low-cost ID.2 and VW’s new design language. The series ID.2. scheduled for 2025, shall be “as spacious as a Golf, as inexpensive as a Polo”. Here’s all we know about the latest iteration.
Feb 24, 2023 - 01:02 pm
Lotus starts testing Eletre prototype in Germany
Shortly before the planned start of delivery of the Eletre in Europe, Lotus is probably undertaking final test and tuning drives in Germany. The editors of electrive have photos from the greater Frankfurt area showing the lightly camouflaged electric SUV on the road.
Feb 24, 2023 - 10:03 am
Geely launches a new sub-brand for premium EVs
Over the next two years, Geely wants to launch seven new premium electric cars under its new sub-brand Galaxy. That includes four long-range hybrids and three battery-electric vehicles. The first three models will hit the read before the end of the year.
Jan 28, 2023 - 12:03 pm
Audi presents ‘Activesphere’ concept
Audi has now completed its quartet of electric Sphere concept cars with the Activesphere Concept. Like the other E-studies, the four-door crossover coupé has a special body feature: The Sportback rear of the Activesphere can be transformed into an open load floor at the touch of a button.
Jan 19, 2023 - 01:55 pm
Vanwall presents compact EV with racing genes
The revived car brand Vanwall, a former English Formula 1 racing team, has presented an electric compact model to be built in Germany. The Vanderwell is said to stand out with its sporty look and will be delivered from the third quarter of 2023.
Jan 17, 2023 - 11:26 am
Suzuki presents electric SUV concept for 2025
Suzuki presented the purely electric concept car eVX at the Auto Expo in India. The concept is to become a series model for the world market in 2025. It is a compact electric SUV that is supposed to have a considerable range despite its moderate battery size – but with a big catch.
Jan 7, 2023 - 03:43 pm
CES: Italdesign envisions hyper modular shuttle Climb-E
Italdesign brought a unique modular design to the CES in Las Vegas. Their Climb-E is an autonomous transport platform in form of an electric shuttle. The basic cabin has space for four passengers, but Italdesign has taken this much further.
Jan 3, 2023 - 02:01 pm
NanoFlowcell launches US-American subsidiary
NanoFlowcell has come back with the foundation of a US subsidiary. The Swiss research and development company, which has been working for many years on electric cars with flow cell drives and electrolytes for refuelling, has founded the offshoot NanoFlowcell USA based in New York.
Nov 29, 2022 - 12:58 pm
Lancia presents branding strategy at ‘Design Day’
In view of its plan to become a pure electric car manufacturer by 2028, the Stellantis subsidiary Lancia held a ‘Design Day’ and not only presented the new brand logo and the new brand lettering, but also gave a preview of the future design of its electric cars with the ‘Pu+Ra Zero’ design concept.
Nov 28, 2022 - 11:31 am
EV startup Liux presents its debut model ‘Animal’
The Spanish electric car start-up Liux, founded in 2021, presents its debut model with the Animal. The crossover model is supposed to score with a reduction of individual parts and with sustainable materials and be available from the beginning of 2024 at prices starting at 39,000 euros.
Nov 24, 2022 - 11:15 am
GM to launch EV offensive in China by 2025
General Motors has announced the launch of more than 15 electric models based on its Ultium platform in China by 2025. Following the already available Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV, GM is planning a broad range of Ultium-based models across brands, segments and body styles for the Chinese market.
Nov 23, 2022 - 02:56 pm
Hyperion Motors presents 1.5 MW fuel cell hypercar
The Californian start-up Hyperion Motors has presented a hydrogen-electric supercar at the Los Angeles Auto Show. On paper, the XP-1 offers enormous driving performance and an outstanding range. The company also presented the required infrastructure solution.
Nov 17, 2022 - 03:27 pm
Zeekr launches autonomous SEA-M platform
The premium electric brand Zeekr, part of the Geely Group, has launched its SEA-M platform for autonomous electric vehicles. The SEA-M is an evolution of Geely’s Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) for autonomous vehicles. The first representative of the new SEA-M vehicle type is the Zeekr M-Vision.
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 16, 2022 - 12:05 pm
Lucid has released the first preview of the Gravity SUV
The US electric car manufacturer Lucid Motors has given a preview of its second model, the Gravity SUV. In addition to some pictures, there are also first concrete statements about the concept. Lucid is also launching further variants of its Air sedan.
Nov 7, 2022 - 12:23 pm
Renault & Dongfeng launch luxury EV brand in China
BeyonCa is a new electric car start-up from China. BeyonCa was founded by Renault China CEO Soh Weiming and Dongfeng Motor, has a headquarters in Beijing, a design centre in Munich and a development site for artificial intelligence in Singapore.
Nov 2, 2022 - 11:13 am
Nissan arrives in Las Vegas with two retro concepts
Nissan unveiled two interesting electric car concepts at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, both in partnership with South Carolina-based Tommy Pike Customs. Both the Leaf and the Ariya were converted into classically-inspired looks from the past.
Oct 19, 2022 - 11:38 am
Foxconn introduces three new BEV models
The Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn presented prototypes of two new electric models at its Tech Day. Foxconn also showed the production version of the Model C, which was presented as a concept last year.
Oct 1, 2022 - 01:43 pm
German Aerospace Center & HWA develop cleanest concept yet
With the prototype Zero Emission Drive Unit – Generation 1 (ZEDU-1), the German Aerospace Center (DLR), together with the automotive company HWA, has developed and successfully tested “the world’s most environmentally friendly car in operation”.
Sep 29, 2022 - 05:12 pm
Citroën presents Oli – a concept family electric car
Citroën wants to buck the trend toward heavy, huge, and expensive electric cars for families. So, here comes Oli (pronounced: all-ë), a friend to the Ami EV and an electric concept car that only looks like a compact SUV but is much lighter.
Sep 23, 2022 - 03:42 pm
Renault presents electric show car R5 Turbo 3E
Renault’s battery-electric R5 Turbo 3E show car is reminiscent of the Renault 5 Turbo and its successor Turbo 2. Inspired by video games, the reinterpretation has two electric motors that together produce 280 kW and an instant torque of 700 Nm.
Sep 14, 2022 - 10:21 am
VW introduces additional ID concept
At the ID. Meeting in Locarno, VW not only presented the off-road concept ID. XTREME, but also the ID.5 GTX Xcite. The show car is based on the ID.5 GTX with an 82 kWh battery and is a single body.
Sep 12, 2022 - 02:18 pm
Volkswagen presents off-road ID.4 concept
At the ID. meetup in Locarno, VW presented the ID. XTREME. The fully electric concept off-roader with all-wheel drive is based on the ID.4 GTX. However, the technical changes not only affect the off-road chassis, but also the electric drive – and even make it into series production.