Tag: Electric SUV

Nov 16, 2020 - 12:54 pm

Kia could be planning a fully electric Sportage

Kia is rumoured to be planning to offer the new generation of its compact SUV Sportage not only as all different kinds of hybrid but also as a purely electric version. What casts some doubt over the rumour are earlier statements by a senior Kia manager.

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Nov 12, 2020 - 03:22 pm

Rivian opens configurator and reveals prices

The US startup Rivian will open the configurator for its R1T and R1S models on 23 November, and even earlier on 16 November for pre-orderers. The first available model is the Launch Edition, followed by the basic version in 2022. The electric pickup with a 180-kWh battery and a range of over 640 kilometres will […]

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Nov 11, 2020 - 07:17 pm

BMW iX: Series design of single tech flagship (gallery)

BMW presents the series design of its concept BMW iNext, which buyers will know as the BMW iX once the all-electric car rolls off the lines next year. And, the design the company put on digital display today is recognisable if not polarising. There is also news on technology.

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Nov 11, 2020 - 12:04 pm

Hyundai Kona Electric gets an aesthetic upgrade

Hyundai has treated its Kona Electric to a model upgrade. While nothing has changed in the powertrain, the new Kona Electric comes with a revised design, a refurbished interior and enhanced safety and comfort features.

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Nov 10, 2020 - 02:53 pm

VW electric cars now rolling off two lines in Zwickau

Volkswagen has now also converted the second production line at the Zwickau plant to the construction of MEB electric cars. The German carmaker converted hall 6 for this purpose within 13 weeks. Series production of the ID.4, which already began in August, will now take place in both Hall 5 and Hall 6.

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Nov 9, 2020 - 03:13 pm

Lotus jumps straight to all-electric for pure luxury

The Geely brand Lotus will rely on a purely electric drive instead of the originally announced hybrid drive for its first electrified SUV. The luxury car has been developed under the internal code name Lambda for market launch in 2022.

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Nov 9, 2020 - 02:43 pm

Peugeot looks to use ACC battery cells in e-3008

Peugeot plans to launch the all-electric e-3008 in autumn 2023. The electric SUV will sit on the new all-electric platform eVMP and feature battery cells from Automotive Cell Company (ACC), the joint venture from Total and PSA subsidiaries Saft and Opel.

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Nov 6, 2020 - 12:27 pm

Tesla Model Y made in China on the horizon

Tesla has registered its Model Y with the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, indicating the imminent start of production once Tesla obtains a last production permit from the Chinese government.

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Nov 5, 2020 - 02:09 pm

VW presents two ID.4 versions for China

VW has now officially presented the two versions of the ID.4 made for the Chinese market. The ID.4 X is the version of the electric SUV developed for SAIC-VW, while the ID.4 Crozz is the counterpart of FAW-VW.

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Nov 2, 2020 - 01:19 pm

GM announces electric conversion kit

Starting in the second half of 2021, General Motors plans to sell an electric drive kit for hobbyists with components of the Chevy Bolt, which will enable them to convert conventional cars into electric cars.

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Nov 2, 2020 - 12:24 pm

Nio: New battery for 900km of range & European launch

According to founder William Li Bin, the Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio is currently working on a battery pack with a capacity of 150 kWh, which should enable ranges of over 900 kilometres. Besides, the plans for a European launch in 2021 may become concrete.

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Nov 2, 2020 - 11:59 am

Nissan to stop selling ICEs in China by 2025

Nissan plans to sell only electric and hybrid cars in China from 2025. The decision to electrify its entire model range in China follows against the background of the emerging ban on the registration of pure combustion engines in China from 2035.

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Oct 31, 2020 - 02:22 pm

Tesla’s fifty-two new service centres in 2021

Tesla is apparently planning a significant expansion of its service capacities. Information leaked to a US publication shows Elon Musk’s management team has announced to employees that it plans to open at least one service centre per week in 2021.

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Oct 29, 2020 - 12:06 pm

WM Motor begins recall after vehicle fire

The Chinese startup WM Motor has recalled 1,282 of its EX5 electric cars after four of its vehicles caught fire within one month. This is the latest of a number of large recalls made by carmakers in Asia, Europe and North Americain the last few weeks due to battery problems.

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Oct 27, 2020 - 12:09 pm

VW launches ID.4 X production in China

VW has started production of MEB-based EVs at its SAIC-operated plant in Anting near Shanghai with the production of the ID.4 X. The ID.4 Crozz, the counterpart of the other China joint venture with FAW, is to follow in a few weeks.

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Oct 26, 2020 - 07:27 pm

Fisker announces European HQ in Munich

The electric car manufacturer Fisker will set up its European headquarters in Munich. The choice of location for the European headquarters called “Matrix” was also made because of its proximity to Magna’s production facility in Graz.

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Oct 26, 2020 - 03:54 pm

Seat working on serial version of Cupra Tavascan

Seat is developing a production version of the purely electric concept car Cupra Tavascan. This was hinted at by the new brand boss Wayne Griffiths in an interview in which he described the all-electric SUV coupe as “our dream car”. Seat is also considering a small electric car based on MEB.

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Oct 26, 2020 - 03:38 pm

Bentley eyed-up for position under Audi

Volkswagen reportedly wants to put Bentley under the control of its subsidiary Audi, headed by Markus Duesmann, from mid-2021. An important role in this is to be played by Audi’s flagship electric project Artemis, which could form the basis for a luxury e-SUV for the British brand.

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Oct 26, 2020 - 02:48 pm

France considers SUV tax

France is planning a special tax for particularly heavy cars such as SUVs, which would affect German manufacturers in particular. The plan is to tax every kilogram above a vehicle weight of 1.8 tons with an extra ten euros. Electric and hybrid vehicles will be exempt from the tax since they can be very heavy […]

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Oct 22, 2020 - 03:30 pm

Danish ride-hailing company Viggo orders 300 Fisker Ocean

The Danish ride-hailing company Viggo, which specializes in electric cars, has ordered 300 Fisker Ocean. The Copenhagen-based provider was founded in 2019 and has 55 electric cars on offer to date. By the end of the year, the electric fleet is expected to grow to 100 vehicles.

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Oct 22, 2020 - 01:29 pm

Volvo XC40 prices are out for USA and Canada

In North America, Volvo Car USA and Volvo Car Canada have announced the pricing for Volvo’s first purely electric vehicle, the XC40 Recharge as well as access to nationwide charging networks in both countries.

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Oct 21, 2020 - 02:09 pm

GM plant in Spring Hill to go electric

General Motors is making its Spring Hill plant in the US state of Tennessee its third production facility for electric cars. The company plans to invest 2 billion US dollars in converting the plant. Among other models, the first electric Cadillac model Lyriq will be built in Spring Hill.

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Oct 19, 2020 - 01:38 pm

Tesla starts exporting Chinese Model 3 units

Tesla has now apparently started to export Model 3 produced in China to Europe – a first order from France already contains the reference ‘Model 3 – China’. In addition, not only the Model 3 is to receive additional range, but also the Model S and Model X.

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Oct 17, 2020 - 12:27 am

Fisker Ocean to be manufactured by Magna in the EU

Contract manufacturer Magna has announced a cooperation with Fisker. This includes the production of the electric SUV Ocean, scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of 2022. This also makes it clear that Fisker Ocean will not be based on Volkswagen’s MEB.

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Oct 14, 2020 - 04:12 pm

BMW adds charging products & bonus system for hybrids

BMW Charging and Mini Charging expand their range of charging products for the market launch of the fifth generation of the BMW electrification kit. Together with the iX3 as the first model of this fifth-generation, a new mobile charging station is being introduced, and there is now also a bonus point system for plug-in hybrids.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/11/16/kia-could-be-planning-a-fully-electric-sportage/
16.11.2020 12:52