Tag: PHEV

Feb 25, 2021 - 11:19 am

Volvo & Geely cancel fusion and opt for cooperation

Volvo owner Geely and Volvo Cars have announced that they will forego their proposed merger and instead significantly deepen their existing cooperation as two separate companies. This includes, among other things, expanded joint use of modular architectures for electric cars.

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Feb 23, 2021 - 01:27 pm

Audi expands plug-in hybrid model lineup

Audi is further expanding its range of plug-in hybrid models. The Q5 TFSI e quattro is getting a new battery, which should increase the electric range. In addition, the Q5 Sportback is also coming in two PHEV variants with immediate effect. The new battery will also be used in the PHEV versions of the A6 […]

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Feb 22, 2021 - 01:23 pm

SVOLT plans two new battery factories in China

The battery cell manufacturer SVOLT, which emerged from the Chinese carmaker Great Wall, is expanding its production capacities in China. New factories are planned in Huzhou in China’s Zhejiang province and in Suining in Sichuan province, each with annual capacities of 20 GWh.

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Feb 19, 2021 - 10:53 am

Daimler to move-up combustion vehicle phase-out?

Daimler has famously set itself the goal of achieving a CO2-free fleet by 2039. Now, the company is considering an early end to the combustion engine. In an interview, Daimler CEO Ola Källenius already hinted that the interim targets for electric vehicles could be revised upwards.

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Feb 17, 2021 - 03:33 pm

McLaren presents first production PHEV ‘Artura’

The British sports car manufacturer McLaren has presented its first production model with a plug-in hybrid drive. The super sportscar Artura combines a six-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor – a first for the manufacturer. The McLaren Artura is already available for order, starting at 226,000 euros.

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Feb 16, 2021 - 03:30 pm

Green-washing number plates in the UK

The ‘green’ number plates recently introduced in the UK and meant for electric vehicles can be illegally bought by petrol and diesel owners for just £20 due to a checks loophole.

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Feb 15, 2021 - 04:52 pm

Greenpeace have their eyes trained on Volkswagen

The Greenpeace vs Volkswagen saga continues as the NGO finds the Group has registered a “disproportionately high number” of new electrified cars to themselves and their dealers when compared to ICE, allegedly to avoid fines. Volkswagen reacts rather dryly.

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Feb 15, 2021 - 04:22 pm

Hyliion reveals battery module with better cooling

US-based Hyliion specialises in electrified powertrains for heavy-duty vehicles and has unveiled a new in-house developed battery module. It integrates Toshiba lithium titanate cells to deliver, among other things, longer battery life, higher charge rates and improved safety.

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Feb 13, 2021 - 05:32 pm

LEVC appoints distributor in Austria

The London Electric Vehicle Company, LEVC for short, has found its first partner in Austria as it appoints Grünzweig Automobil GmbH as exclusive distributor. The dealership is based near Vienna and will offer full sales and service support for LEVC’s product range which includes a taxi, a shuttle and a van.

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Feb 11, 2021 - 10:53 am

Toyota to launch 3 plug-ins in the USA this year

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) has announced that it will bring three new electrified models to the US market this year – two BEVs and one PHEV. By 2025, Toyota aims to achieve 40 per cent of its new car sales in the US with electrified models.

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Feb 10, 2021 - 05:54 pm

FAW & Silk EV open Silk Roads with e-hypercar

Silk EV, an Italian automotive engineering and design company has formed a joint venture with China’s carmaking giant FAW to make luxury electric sports cars with a commitment of “more than 1 billion euros”. 

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Feb 9, 2021 - 01:59 pm

Kia expands EV business strategy and targets

Kia has once again updated its strategic plan ‘Plan S’ and extended it to the year 2030. The plan includes expanding future mobility services, and new targets for sales of electrified vehicles, which includes both electric cars as well as purpose-built vehicles (PBV) in the commercial and sharing sectors.

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Feb 6, 2021 - 12:08 pm

Australia presents weak ‘future fuels strategy’ paper

Australia discusses future fuels, however, a new paper neither includes policies to make purchasing an EV more affordable nor a phase-out plan for fossil fuel vehicles. Instead, the government wants to focus on building charging and hydrogen infrastructure.

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Feb 2, 2021 - 01:14 pm

Norway: Plug-in cars reach over 80% marketshare

The new plug-in car registrations have come out for Norway. Market shares look impressive as usual in Europe’s EV wonderland. Electric cars make for over half of all sales in the first month of the year. Still, there’s been a slight decline.

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Feb 1, 2021 - 12:07 pm

Is the Daimler-BYD JV Denza about to fall in China?

The electric car joint venture between Daimler and BYD in China with the Denza brand is apparently facing an uncertain future. According to a German media report, Daimler insiders talk about a “disaster” given the persistently low sales numbers.

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Jan 27, 2021 - 04:00 pm

All Nissan models electrified from early 2030s

Nissan has announced plans to electrify every new model in Japan, China, the US and Europe from the early 2030s. The carmaker also plans to accelerate the introduction of electric and hybrid cars in China under its main brand and its Chinese brand Venucia.

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Jan 27, 2021 - 01:18 pm

BMW goes for more PHEVs in 3 Series & 5 Series

BMW is expanding its plug-in hybrid range for the 3 Series and 5 Series by two additional models each from March. The 320e and 520e will be added to the saloon portfolio and Touring versions of both model series. In Germany, prices will range between 47,450 and 55,900 euros before subsidies.

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Jan 22, 2021 - 12:27 pm

Audi announces end of combustion A4, A6 & A8 models

Audi is giving its A4 and A6 models an end date as combustion engines. The same is said to apply to the A8. Even in plug-in hybrids Audi apparently no longer wants to invest heavily. These decisions are likely to be the cornerstones of the exit plan from the internal combustion engine drawn up under […]

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Jan 22, 2021 - 12:17 pm

Biden announces tougher emissions standards

With the inauguration of Joe Biden, the USA is also facing a new chapter in transport policy. This not only pertains to the exhaust regulations changed by the Trump administration, but also various subsidies for electric mobility.

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Jan 21, 2021 - 04:59 pm

Volkswagen Group misses EU CO2 fleet targets narrowly

The Volkswagen Group just missed the EU’s CO2 fleet targets for 2020. The CO2 pool formed with other manufacturers fell short by around 0.5 g/km last year. By contrast, the VW and Audi brands exceeded their CO2 fleet targets, primarily due to the ramp-up of the ID.3 and rising e-tron sales.

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Jan 19, 2021 - 12:06 pm

Mercedes EQA rumoured to launch in March

Mercedes-Benz is planning a tight schedule for the market launch of the electric models EQA and EQS, according to a media report. While the electric compact car is to be delivered as early as March, August is reportedly scheduled for the first handover to customers for the electric flagship vehicle.

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https://www.electrive.com/2021/02/25/volvo-geely-cancel-fusion-and-opt-for-cooperation/
25.02.2021 11:21