Next.e.GO Mobile to enter Mexico
Next.e.GO Mobile wants to enter the Mexican market and is cooperating with Questum, a subsidiary of the Mexican industrial consortium Grupo Quimmco. Together they want to set up a production facility in the form of a microfactory in the Latin American country.Weiterlesen
e.GO Mobile closes €30 million financing round
Aachen-based electric car start-up e.GO Mobile, which now operates under the name Next.e.GO Mobile after being acquired by a Dutch investment group, has closed a Series B financing round of more than 30 million euros to enable the start of production at its plant in Aachen.Weiterlesen
Next.e.GO Mobile ready for production in 2021
e.GO Mobile plans to start production at its main plant in Germany in early 2021 after relaunching under the name Next.e.GO Mobile. The Aachen-based electric car manufacturer has also signed an agreement with the Greek government to set up a second series production facility.Weiterlesen
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 BVWeiterlesen
e.GO Life offered in further variants
The Aachen-based startup e.GO Mobile has updated the configurator for its Life small electric car. Following the e.GO Life First Edition, the e.GO Life 60 is now also available in a different configuration and the e.GO Life 40+ can now also be configured.Weiterlesen
e.GO Mobile applies for self-administered insolvency
The Aachen-based electric car manufacturer e.GO Mobile has filed an application for a protective shielding procedure with Aachen Local Court – a special form of insolvency in self-administration. The Chinese investor planning to join the German startup apparently could not participate as intended due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.Weiterlesen
e.GO Mobile presents 2 Life derivatives in Geneva
The German electric car start-up e.GO Mobile will be presenting the e.GO Life Concept Cross at the Geneva Motor Show, which is to be launched as a limited small series in 2021. In addition, the company will also be showing the near-series sports version e.GO Life Sport and the e.GO Mover with updated software.Weiterlesen
e.GO Mobile boss exposes German finance culture
Günther Schuh, head of e.Go Mobile, also co-founder of StreetScooter and an Aachen University professor expressed disappointment with German financial institutions and the culture of hesitancy. He also speaks about e.GO Mobile’s current investment structure at home and in China in detail.Weiterlesen
e.GO planning JV with unnamed Chinese company
German electric vehicle startup e.GO Mobile is planning a joint venture with a Chinese company. According to e.GO boss Günther Schuh, a Chinese version of the e.GO Life will be produced there. The contracts have apparently been signed, but not yet implemented.Weiterlesen
e.GO Mobile apparently in financial trouble
It appears that e.GO Mobile is experiencing a number of financial challenges. According to German news site Edison, the Aachen-based electric vehicle startup only just escaped insolvency in October when shareholders provided an extra 100 million euros. But it seems these challenges are still to be resolved.Weiterlesen
e.GO Life first edition faces production delay
Initially, the manufacturer announced that all 3,300 pre-orders of the e.GO Life First Edition should be delivered by the end of the year. However, due to further delays, this schedule cannot be met either: Now only 600 deliveries are planned for 2019.Weiterlesen
e.Go Mobile starts deliveries of limited edition electric car
Electric car start-up e.GO Mobile has started deliveries of its first model e.GO Life as announced. The company handed over the so-called e.Go First Edition units to honoraries in the EV hotbed Aachen, where StreetScooter is from as well. Still, deliveries of the freely configurated models will stretch out until autumn at least.Weiterlesen
e.GO Life delays prompt small series for pre-orders
The German electric car startup e.GO Mobile has again announced delays for its first model its e.GO Life. Although the first vehicles of the e.GO Life First Edition will be handed over to pre-orderers from 9 May, the first freely configurable copies of the model are not expected to go on sale until the autumn […]Weiterlesen
e.GO presents series version of e.GO Life in Geneva
German electric mobility-Startup e.GO Mobile, that just struck a deal with VW for the MEB platform, is currently presenting the series model of their regular e.GO Life in Geneva. The small electric car will go into series production in the company’s new plant in Aachen.Weiterlesen
e.GO to show sports version of debut EV & private bus
The German electric car startup e.GO Mobile will present two new vehicles at the Geneva Motor Show. The e.GO Life Concept Sport is a sporty version of the company’s debut EV e.GO Life, whilst the e.GO Lux is a small electric bus reimagined for private use.Weiterlesen
e.Go Mobile debut electric car with advanced connectivity
The Aachen-based EV start-up e.Go Mobile is going for connectivity as they strike a deal with Cubic Telecom. The latter offers a platform for advanced connectivity so the e.Go electric car will include real-time monitoring and remote management functions.Weiterlesen
Electric car start-up e.Go Mobile forced to delay deliveries
In an almost Tesla-esque move, e.Go Mobile, the latest start-up to come out of e-mobility hotbed Aachen, has sent an email to reservation holders: The delivery of their electric car e.Go Life would be delayed by months due to suppliers exercising caution after diesel-gate.Weiterlesen
e.Go Mobile to start serial production this May
Aachen-based startup e.Go Mobile will start to produce its compact EV e.Go Life serially from May, 15, CEO Günther Schuh revealed in an interview. The first 200 units will serve in testing and as company cars while non-employees will get their EVs from October.Weiterlesen
Meet the e.Go Life fresh out of RWTH Aachen (video)
Deutsche Welle went to take a closer look at the e.Go Life, the small EV developed in Aachen, the birthplace of the now famous StreetScooter electric van.Weiterlesen
e.Go Life, Nissan, France, GM, Ford, Hyundai.
Three variants of the e.Go: Coming out of Aachen, birthplace of the StreetScooter, is the e.Go Life that has just diversified. Rather than one version, there will be three performance variants, namely 20, 40, and 60 kW with respective battery capacities of 14.9 kWh, 17.9 kWh and 23.9 kWh. The price of the basis version is to remain at 15,900 euros for a range of 104 km, while the top trim will last for 154 km. e.Go Mobile plans to start production next year and says it has received more than 1,200 orders to date.
More range for Nissan van: The e-NV200 will utilise the 40 kWh battery of the 2018 Nissan Leaf from spring next year, a Nissan dealer revealed. Already the 24 kWh variant has been discontinued and the new version is ready to order. An optimistic estimate for NEDC range would be 300 km.
goingelectric.de (original source, in German) via pushevs.com
100,000 gaz guzzlers have to leave the roads of France next year if the government’s plan pans out. To facilitate the move, another 2,500 euros will be added to the existing EV subsidy of 6,000 euros available to any French citizen willing to switch. That is if the budget presented next week will go through, the Environment and Energy Minister Nicolas Hulot announced. The proposal also includes an increase of the carbon tax from 30.50 euros per tonne to 44.60 euros.
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GM on course to electrify China: 10 electrified models by 2020 is GM CEO Mary Barra’s promise to Beijing. Those EV and plug-in hybrids will precede a general electrification as the group wants to offer some level of electric drive in all models from Buick, Cadillac and Chevrolet offered in the People’s Republic comes 2025. In order to do so, GM will open a new battery assembly together with JV partner SAIC in Shanghai.
Ford in bed with Mahindra: Ford has arranged a strategic partnership with India’s largest carmaker Mahindra. Cooperation may commence in the areas of electrification, mobility services, product development, and distribution over the next three years.
auto.ndtv.com, economictimes.indiatimes.com, ford.com
Conquest bonus: It is rather aggressive poaching that Hyundai exhibits in the States with its new “conquest bonus” that pays 1,000 dollars to any Toyota driver willing to hand over its Prius in exchange for an Ioniq Hybrid. Meanwhile over in India, the Korean carmaker seizes market shares in a more subtle way and plans to set up a local EV plant in late 2018.
hybridcars.com (Prius vy Ioniq), businesskorea.co.kr (India)
Sprinter, Nissan, Renault, Ferrari, e.Go Life, O Luxe.
Electric Sprinter from Düsseldorf: Mercedes wants to remodel its Düsseldorf plant into a competence center for the Sprinter ED and it will roll off the lines together with the conventional van, thus benefitting from economies of scale. The electrification effort of the commercial range that also includes the Vito is to cost 150m euros over the next few years. Reportedly, Hermes is the first client to employ the electric Sprinter and awaits delivery of 1,500 electric vans for its own operations before the end of 2020.
Renault-Nissan means business in China: After yesterday’s mini-buses from Renault, Nissan liberates some details on its compact electric car planned at a price point suitable for the People’s Republic. 1.5m yen, that is, about 11,500 euros and half the price of the Leaf and the EV could hit the shelves already next year, Nikkei reports. Based on a platform locally shared with Renault and Mitsubishi, the former may have local manufacturer Dongfeng build an electric Kwid on it from 2019 too.
In Europe Renault bets on performance rather than price as its Sport branch may make the Zoe e-Sport Concept a production reality before 2020. At least that is what Renault-Sport-Chef Patrice Ratti told Autocar. He said studies on a Zoe RS had begun now that battery performance improved.
Secret hybrid Ferrari: Italy’s luxury poster boy is working on a SUV crossover codenamed F16X, according to Car Magazine, which believes there might be a hybrid version too. Market entry is allegedly set for 2021 at a price point of 300,000 euros.
Affordable EV coming to UK: Made in Aachen by the same institutions that conceived the initial StreetScooter, the e.Go Life is an urban EV fit for purpose and headed for the Isles. It could arrive by 2018 and cost just 14,000 pounds. Its 80 mile range has city dwellers in mind and ZF is on board too.
autocar.co.uk, electrive.net (our test report, in German)
Watchmaker wants EV start-up: Hong Kong-based watchmaker O Luxe has acquired Green Lord Motors (GLM), known for the Tommykaira ZZ EV and a spin-off from Kyoto University. O Luxe holds 85.5% worth 114m dollars and hopes to buy the rest as well to take full control of “Japan’s Tesla.”