Feb 7, 2022 - 12:15 pm
Mercedes to release large SUVs end of 2022
The SUV offshoots of the electric models EQS and EQE announced by Mercedes-Benz will be launched at the end of 2022, according to a media report. The article also mentions the first key technical data.
Jan 27, 2022 - 02:36 pm
SsangYong confirms UK prices for the Korando e-Motion
SsangYong confirmed UK prices and specifications for the Korando e-Motion SUV. Orders are not officially open yet and the SsangYong UK website is still asking customers to register interest. However, SsangYong’s latest UK price list contains full prices and equipment for the new model, suggesting that sales are due imminently.
Jan 21, 2022 - 02:58 pm
Cadillac launches pre-series production of the Lyriq
Cadillac has started pre-series production of its first electric model, the Lyriq, at GM’s Spring Hill assembly plant in the state of Tennessee. The first deliveries of the electric car are expected to take place “in a few months”.
Jan 18, 2022 - 11:50 am
Aiways considers production in Europe
The Chinese electric car manufacturer Aiways is “thinking about manufacturing cars in Europe”, as Aiways CEO Alexander Klose said in an interview. Germany is in the running as a factory location.
Jan 13, 2022 - 12:56 pm
Evergrande kicks off production of the Hengchi 5
Evergrande New Energy Vehicle, the electric car division of the Chinese real estate group Evergrande, has started series production of its first model. The first model, the Hengchi 5, is a compact electric SUV.
Jan 12, 2022 - 12:00 pm
Volkswagen subsidiaries significantly raise EV sales
The Volkswagen brands VW, Audi, Porsche, Skoda and Seat have published their sales figures for the past year. All of them were able to significantly increase sales of battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids – while overall sales declined in some cases.
Jan 11, 2022 - 12:48 pm
Volkswagen prepares for ID.4 production in the USA
VW will start series production of the ID.4 in the USA in September or October 2022, according to its North American unit head. There will probably be slight differences to the examples of the electric SUV built in Europe.
Jan 10, 2022 - 01:00 pm
TOGG presents market strategy and new concept
The Turkish carmaker Togg wants to further expand its range of electric models. The already presented SUV in the C-segment, which according to the company will be launched in the first quarter of 2023, is to be followed by four more vehicles. The study of a sedan could just be seen at the CES.
Jan 7, 2022 - 11:46 am
VinFast presents five BEVs at the CES
VinFast presented five electric car models at the CES in Las Vegas. The electric cars are called VF 5, VF 6, VF 7, VF 8 and VF 9. However, not all models are new, in some cases, only the name has been updated.
Jan 6, 2022 - 02:13 pm
BMW is bringing further iX variants to China
BMW is now offering its iX electric SUV in three variants in China. In addition to the iX xDrive 50, the iX M60 and the iX xDrive 40 are now also going on sale there. This means that the complete product range of the large electric SUV is now available in the important Chinese market.
Jan 6, 2022 - 12:40 pm
Chevy Silverado receives 350 kW of charging capacity
Chevrolet has unveiled the Silverado EV. The all-electric pickup truck offers up to 495 kW of drive power, up to 400 miles (640 kilometres) of range and enables DC charging of up to 350 kW. Market launch is in 2023, with prices later expected to start at under $40,000.
Jan 5, 2022 - 12:44 pm
Sony presents 2nd BEV at the CES
Sony presented its second electric car prototype at this year’s CES – an enhanced electric SUV of the well-known sedan. Unlike in 2020, the chances of series production are now much better – Sony says it wants to examine this step soon.
Dec 22, 2021 - 12:07 pm
Canadian e-SUV ‘Project Arrow’ to be revealed in 2023
Under the title Project Arrow, Canadian automotive suppliers are planning an electric SUV that will be developed and built entirely in Canada. The first drivable prototype is scheduled for 2023, with series production starting in 2025.
Dec 21, 2021 - 12:19 pm
Ford opens the order books for 2022 Mustang Mach-E
Ford has opened the order books for the 2022 Mustang Mach-E in the United States and has also confirmed pricing details. Prices for the electric SUV start at $44,995 for the Select RWD Standard Range including a $1,100 destination charge.
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.
Dec 13, 2021 - 12:09 pm
Ford to triple Mustang Mach-E production capacities
Ford has announced a significant increase in production for its all-electric Mustang Mach-E. By 2023, Ford wants to achieve an annual output of more than 200,000 units of the electric car. That would be three times as many as were produced in 2021.
Dec 10, 2021 - 02:34 pm
Nissan Ariya launches in the UK
Nissan has now opened pre-orders for its all-electric Ariya crossover model in the UK. This means that the prices for the UK market, where the Ariya is to be delivered from summer 2022, are now also known.
Dec 7, 2021 - 01:40 pm
Jeep to release 2022 Wrangler only as PHEV in most of Europe
Jeep will offer its Wrangler only as a plug-in hybrid in European left-hand drive markets with the new 2022 model year. The slightly revised 2022 model of the Jeep Wrangler 4xe will also receive some minor updates, including a host of new ADAS features.
Dec 6, 2021 - 12:12 pm
Netherlands makes case for European Rivian factory
Rumours about a European plant of the US electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian have been circulating for some time. While a production plant near Bristol in England was previously considered the favourite, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has now confirmed that talks are being held with Rivian about a very specific location in the country.
Nov 30, 2021 - 03:02 pm
Togg & Farasis launch battery joint venture ‘Siro’
The Chinese battery manufacturer Farasis Energy and the Turkish electric car manufacturer Togg have sealed a 50:50 joint venture called Siro. Siro will develop and produce batteries that will be used in Togg’s entire product range.
Nov 30, 2021 - 12:27 pm
Audi considers opening extra plant for the Q4 e-tron
According to a media report, Audi wants to build its Q4 e-tron electric SUV, which is produced in Zwickau, in Brussels from November 2022 due to high demand. The final decision will be made at the VW planning meeting on 9 December.
Nov 25, 2021 - 02:31 pm
Mullen increases reservation limit for the FIVE EV
The Californian EV manufacturer Mullen Technologies announced that the reservation limit for its Mullen FIVE EV Crossover has been increased to 25,000 initial reservations. The first 25,000 reservations will also receive a custom ‘launch edition’ for vehicle trim package options.
Nov 24, 2021 - 02:42 pm
Xpeng continues to raise deliveries and losses through Q3
The Chinese electric car manufacturer Xpeng has presented its business figures for the third quarter of 2021. Sales from July to September rose to around 5.72 billion yuan (around 800 million euros), but the net loss also increased to just under 1.59 billion yuan (around 220 million euros).
Nov 23, 2021 - 01:37 pm
Cadillac launches pre-sales of the Lyriq in China
Cadillac has started pre-selling its first electric model in China. The Lyriq SUV will initially go on sale there with rear-wheel drive in the Long Range variant. The model is produced in China by the GM-SAIC joint venture. There is also news about the market launch of the Cadillac Lyriq in the USA.
Nov 22, 2021 - 12:17 pm
Audi presents the Q5 e-tron exclusively for China
Audi presented the production version of the all-electric Q5 e-tron for the Chinese market at the Guangzhou Auto Show. The electric SUV is based on the MEB and is built by the SAIC Volkswagen joint venture.