Mar 27, 2023 - 10:41 am
Is Ford bringing back the Capri as an electric model?
According to British media reports, Ford could revive the Capri model designation for its second European electric model based on Volkswagen’s MEB platform. However, it will probably not be a successor to the legendary sports coupe.
Jan 31, 2023 - 02:57 pm
GM starts production of the GMC Hummer EV SUV
General Motors began the production of the GMC Hummer EV SUV this week at its Factory Zero electric car factory in Detroit-Hamtramck. Deliveries are scheduled to start at the end of this quarter.
Jan 9, 2023 - 04:15 pm
GM will only build EVs in Mexican plant from 2024
General Motors wants to produce exclusively electric cars at its plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, from 2024 onwards. The revelation stems from a tweet from Mexico’s Ministry of Economy after a meeting with GM representatives.
Jan 7, 2023 - 01:34 pm
VinFast releases specs for VF 6 and VF 7 electric cars
Vietnam’s electric car manufacturer VinFast is lining up its next two models, following the VF 8 and VF 9. At CES, VinFast specified the VF 6 and VF 7, their new B and C segment electric cars. Vinfast expects to open reservations this coming March.
Oct 12, 2022 - 07:00 pm
Polestar 3 starts at €89,900 or $83,900
Polestar has unveiled its first electric SUV, the Polestar 3. This latest model by the EV brand, rooted in Sweden and growing via China, has a sizeable long-range battery and plenty of power and claims to be “desirable for all the right reasons”. Yet how sustainable can an electric SUV with a 111 kWh battery […]
Oct 10, 2022 - 02:24 pm
USA: Magna may develop “rugged” Scout EVs for VW
Volkswagen may turn to Magna International to help them relaunch the Scout brand in the USA with a range of “rugged” new offroad EVs. Apparently, VW is in talks with the contract manufacturer and continues to consider getting a dedicated new platform for these vehicles.
Aug 24, 2022 - 10:57 am
BYD to offer three electric models in Europe
BYD recently announced its market entry with passenger car models in a number of European countries. German media has now leaked exactly which models the Chinese manufacturer plans to offer in Europe. According to the report, BYD’s service in Europe will be purely electric.
Aug 1, 2022 - 01:04 pm
Togg produces first electric cars in Turkey
Turkey’s budding EV manufacturer Togg has taken a key step toward series production. Togg released the first test cars straight off the lines in the Gemlik industrial centre, southeast of Istanbul. CEO Gürcan Karakas told German media more about the ambitious schedule.
Jul 3, 2022 - 03:26 pm
Jaguar to launch trio of electric sports SUVs in 2025
Jaguar is planning three electric SUV crossover models in the course of transforming into an all-electric brand by 2025, local media reports. The new models will utilise Jaguar’s own BEV platform Panthera and are designed to break the £100,000 barrier in pricing.
Jun 29, 2022 - 01:02 pm
Citroën launches ë-C4 X crossover in the ë-C4 series
Citroën has unveiled the ë-C4 X, a crossover offshoot of its ë-C4 compact model. In most European markets, the French brand will offer only the all-electric ë-C4 X, while in some markets such as Eastern and Southern Europe, the C4 X will also be available with a combustion engine.
Apr 11, 2022 - 04:47 pm
BYD Tang gets a significantly larger battery
BYD has unveiled the new model year of its all-electric SUV model Tang EV that will be offered not only in China but also in Norway. In addition to a refreshed front and the option of a six- and seven-seater version offered for the first time, the 2022 Tang EV primarily offers more range thanks […]
Dec 29, 2021 - 02:20 pm
Daimler radically reduces involvement in Denza
Daimler will significantly reduce its stake in Denza, the electric car joint venture in China with BYD. While Daimler is reducing its share from 50 to 10 per cent, BYD will hold 90 per cent of the shares.
Aug 23, 2021 - 11:20 am
Kia planning crossover with E-GMP platform
Kia plans a new seven-seater e-SUV and a crossover as its second and third electric model based on the E-GMP platform. While the former will be called EV7 or EV8 and aimed at the US market, the crossover will likely enter the European market as EV4.
Aug 22, 2021 - 11:35 am
GAC Aion V charges in 8 minutes
The Chinese car manufacturer GAC plans to launch the Aion V with a graphene battery in September. In a demonstration, the car is said to have managed a charging process from zero to 80 per cent in eight minutes. GAC Aion showcased its super-fast charging technology in two versions, 3C and 6C.
Aug 22, 2021 - 11:16 am
Chattanooga revs up for VW ID.4 mass production
In the USA, the first VW ID.4 electric SUV pre-production units have rolled off the assembly line at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga. These are used to test out the assembly process and all related components. Mass production is to start next year.
Mar 18, 2021 - 06:51 pm
Faraday Future names new China CEO
California-based electric car start-up Faraday Future has appointed Xuefeng (‘Chris’) Chen as CEO for its China business. The FF 91 electric SUV is scheduled to launch in the first half of 2022.
Dec 14, 2020 - 12:55 pm
Mercedes reveals production locations for EQ ramp up
Mercedes-Benz is now providing a comprehensive overview of the production sites for its electric offensive for the EQ brand. Production of the EQA at the Rastatt plant in Germany among others has already started ahead of the model’s world premiere on 20 January 2021.
Dec 6, 2020 - 02:21 pm
Opel-Vauxhall Mokka-E selling out rapidly
The Opel-Vauxhall Mokka-e won’t reach customers until March 2021. At the same time, demand is so high, some variants of the compact and all-electric SUV are sold out way into September next year.
Nov 26, 2020 - 01:51 pm
Tesla planning to manufacture chargers in China
Tesla appears to be planning a production facility for chargers near its car factory in Shanghai. Over in Europe, the prices for the Model S and Model X have been increased, while in the USA the Model X and some Model Y will have to go to the workshop for a recall.
Nov 26, 2020 - 01:17 pm
Škoda starts series production of all-electric Enyaq
Škoda has started series production of its all-electric Enyaq iV model based on MEB. Up to 350 units of the e-SUV will eventually be produced daily at Škoda’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav on the same lines as the Octavia and Karoq model series containing combustion engines.
Nov 19, 2020 - 12:36 pm
BMW puts 400 million euros into Munich plant
BMW announced that it would invest 400 million euros in a new vehicle assembly line for its main plant in Munich as they gear up for electric car production. For this, the company’s combustion engine production will have to make way.
Oct 15, 2020 - 12:27 pm
Tesla lowers Model S prices again
Tesla has again reduced the price of the basic version of the Model S, possibly in reaction to the prices that were just revealed for the competing Lucid Air.
Oct 8, 2020 - 02:48 pm
Hyundai recalls 25,000 Kona models in Korea
In South Korea, Hyundai has had to recall around 25,000 Kona Electric for a faulty battery part. This follows around 13 incidents involving the LG Chem batteries of Kona electric cars. It is unclear if other markets are affected as well.
Oct 6, 2020 - 03:03 pm
Faraday Future targets IPO with shell company
Faraday Future is aiming to go public. Although the electric car startup announced this step about a year ago, with the announcement of its new strategy, Faraday Future now seems to be taking concrete steps.
Sep 10, 2020 - 12:09 pm
PSA may launch mini e-SUV as Peugeot e-1008
Peugeot is working on a new mini-SUV below the 2008 model, which will replace the compact 108 and will feature a purely electric drive. Unconfirmed reports expect the new Peugeot e-1008 to launch in late 2021 or early 2022.
Aug 27, 2020 - 02:01 pm
Kia reveals Sorento PHEV set to launch in 2021
Kia presents the Sorento plug-in hybrid set for launch in select European markets in early 2021. The Sorento is the brand’s first SUV riding on the platform, that forms the new technical basis for the firm’s electrification strategy.
Aug 27, 2020 - 01:33 pm
Volkswagen ID.4 reservations open this September in US
VW is planning to open reservations for the brand new ID.4 electric SUV as early as September in North America. Those wanting to pre-order will have to pay 100 dollars followed by another $400 at a later date to confirm the slot.
Aug 20, 2020 - 12:30 pm
VW ID.4 production kicks-off in Zwickau
Production of the VW ID.4 has kicked-off at the Volkswagen plant in Zwickau, Saxony today. VW thus starts serially making the e-SUV before officially launching it at the end of September. Germany is just the start of the production cycle with plants in China and the US to follow closely.
Aug 4, 2020 - 11:35 am
Lexus UX 300e order launch in Norway
With the reservation start for the Lexus UX 300e in Norway, the Toyota subsidiary has released a first idea of the prices of its first BEV series model. Prices will start at the equivalent of around 38,000 euros.