Envision AESC downgrades battery plans for Douai
The Envision AESC battery factory at Renault’s Douai site in northern France is to be smaller than originally announced. Instead of the capacity of 43 GWh by 2030, only 30 GWh or more are planned by 2029, according to an agency report. The background is apparently a change of location.
Daimler in talks to sell French Hambach plant
Daimler plans to sell its plant in Hambach, France, where they build the Smart electric vehicles. In 2018, Daimler had announced that the factory would also make a compact model of the electric car brand EQ, presumably the EQB.
Tesla takes another step into sustainability, upcycling leftovers from its leather seats to make iPhone cases clearly marked with the T logo. A co-branding that could have with mutual benefits. Could alloy from faulty MacBooks be used for matte rims maybe?!
For its latest creation, Chinese motorcycle maker Jiangsu Xinri was rather clearly inspired by Honda’s Gold Wing. However, there is one significant difference: the Chinese model has an electric motor. For once, a copy that outshines the original.