Jun 9, 2023 - 12:23 pm
NEV registrations continue to rise in China over May
Sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids in China increased again in May. Around 717,000 of the so-called New Energy Vehicles (NEV) were sold, according to data published by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
Jun 8, 2023 - 11:40 am
Volvo takes select PHEVs off the UK market
Volvo has taken several plug-in hybrid variants of some of its most popular models off the market in the UK as part of a major cull. The Swedish brand announced that it will affect PHEV variants of its XC40 SUV, as well as the S90 saloon and Cross Country-badged estates in the UK.
Jun 1, 2023 - 12:48 pm
Norway: 10,773 new electric cars registered in May
In Norway, new electric car registrations have somewhat increased again: After a slight decline in April, more than 10,000 new electric cars were put on the road in May. The most popular model in Norway last month was by far the Tesla Model Y.
May 31, 2023 - 12:20 pm
Great Wall Motor to build EV plant in Europe
The Chinese manufacturer Great Wall wants to build cars in Europe in the future and is also looking at Germany. But other countries in Eastern Europe are probably also in the running. At this stage, different concepts for the European factory are also still being examined.
May 25, 2023 - 03:54 pm
A long wait is over for Volkswagen employees
Volkswagen employees can now, finally, order electric cars as company cars again. The company has insisted employees wait two years before they can get electric vehicles from their own company as company cars.
May 24, 2023 - 11:58 am
Eight EU countries unite against Euro-7 emission standard
A coordinated resistance has emerged from eight countries against the proposed Euro-7 emission standards by the European Union. Led by the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia have signed a document that labels the suggested emission limits as unrealistic.
May 12, 2023 - 11:08 am
Honda presents new models and makeovers for the European market
Honda has presented its second electric model for the European market. The e:Ny1 is an all-electric compact SUV based on Honda’s newly developed front-motor-driven platform e:N Architecture F. The electric motor produces 150 kW and is coupled with a 68.8 kWh battery, allowing the EV to go up to 412 kilometres on one charge, according […]
May 12, 2023 - 10:33 am
China: 636,000 additional New Energy Vehicles in April
Sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids in China fell slightly in April. According to data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), 636,000 new energy vehicles (NEVs) were sold in April – 17,000 fewer than in March.
May 10, 2023 - 04:12 pm
BorgWarner announces several major orders
The US American automotive supplier BorgWarner has announced several new e-mobility contracts, ranging from supplying drive systems from the US and Europe all the way to China.
May 10, 2023 - 03:59 pm
Stellantis to recall over 90,000 PHEVs due to fire risk
Stellantis Group, which includes Citroen, DS, Opel and Peugeot brands, has announced a recall of over 90,000 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles to dealerships. Approximately 32,000 of these affected PHEVs are in Germany. The recall is due to an increased risk of fire.
May 8, 2023 - 09:51 am
Great Wall Motors opens EV factory in Brazil
Chinese car manufacturer Great Wall Motor (GWM) will open a new factory in Brazil next year. The plant will manufacture electric cars only – in the form of battery electric cars, hybrids and hydrogen-fuelled vehicles. It will be GWM’s fourth-largest manufacturing site worldwide.
May 3, 2023 - 12:45 pm
Ford expects billion dollar losses over electric vehicles
Ford presented its business figures for the first quarter of 2023, breaking them down for the first time into the three core business units Ford Blue (combustion cars and hybrids), Ford Model e (electric vehicles) and Ford Pro (commercial vehicles). However, the electric car business is expected to be profitable as early as 2024.
May 2, 2023 - 03:36 pm
Norway: 7,471 new electric cars in April
In Norway, the car market recorded a slight decline last month. Contrary to the trend, EV sales increased minimally but came in significantly behind the March result. The best-selling model was the Tesla Model Y, but here, too, with declines.
Apr 28, 2023 - 03:33 pm
Mercedes presents the new E-Class with several PHEV variants
Mercedes-Benz has presented the new E-Class. It is to be the manufacturer’s last new model on a pure combustion engine platform. From the market launch of the new E-Class in the autumn of 2023, Mercedes-Benz will offer three fourth-generation plug-in hybrid models.
Apr 28, 2023 - 10:20 am
BYD increased quarterly profit significantly
BYD earned more than five times as much in the first quarter of 2023 as in the same period last year. BYD’s net profit rose by 411 per cent to 4.1 billion yuan (about $592 million). Revenue increased by almost 80 per cent to 120.2 billion yuan. That is the equivalent of $17,4 billion in […]
Apr 26, 2023 - 01:35 pm
Eberspächer to build EV heater factory in Bulgaria
The automotive supplier Eberspächer has begun construction of a new production plant for electric vehicle heaters in the Bulgarian city of Ruse. The new site is to supply car manufacturers with electric vehicle heaters from the beginning of 2024.
Apr 26, 2023 - 12:40 pm
Changan announces plans for EV factory in Thailand
The Chinese car manufacturer Changan is investing the equivalent of 258 million euros in a plant for electric and hybrid cars and batteries in Thailand. It is to become Changan’s first vehicle plant for right-hand drive vehicles outside China.
Apr 18, 2023 - 01:23 pm
USA updates eligible model list for Inflation Reduction Act
The US Treasury Department has updated the list of eligible electric car models. The background is the new rules published a fortnight ago that electric cars in the US have to meet in order to qualify for the tax incentives of up to 7,500 USD under the Inflation Reduction Act.
Apr 17, 2023 - 09:39 am
German carmakers struggle with PHEVs in China
Audi will no longer offer plug-in hybrids in China and will concentrate on purely electric vehicles there. The reason is that business there is no longer profitable. And in Germany, the PHEV market also slumped after subsidies expired at the beginning of the year.
Apr 12, 2023 - 01:20 pm
Toyota plans to release 10 new electric cars by 2026
Under new CEO Koji Sato, Toyota wants to focus more on electric cars in the future and is planning ten new BEV models by 2026. However, Sato is also still committed to hybrids and therefore wants to continue investing in the combustion engine.
Apr 12, 2023 - 11:31 am
NEV sales in China rise to 653,000 models over March
According to data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), sales of New Energy Vehicles (NEV) in China stood at 653,000 units last month. This represents a year-on-year increase of 34.8 per cent and a 24.4 per cent increase compared to February.
Apr 11, 2023 - 02:02 pm
BMW Group sells 11 per cent BEV vehicles in Q1 of 2023
The BMW Group sold 64,647 fully electric vehicles from the BMW and Mini brands in the first three months of the year. This represents a growth rate of 83 per cent compared to the first quarter of 2022. If plug-in hybrids are included, sales grew by 23 per cent.