Sep 10, 2022 - 01:04 pm
SVOLT confirms 2nd battery cell plant in Germany
SVOLT has confirmed building another cell factory for the European battery industry in Germany. The new site at Lauchhammer, Brandenburg, is a former wind turbine plant owned by Vestas. The company aims to repurpose it fast, by early 2025.
Jan 6, 2022 - 02:24 pm
Amazon to buy “thousands” of electric vans from Stellantis
Amazon today became Stellantis’ first commercial customer for the new Ram ProMaster Battery Electric Vehicle launching in 2023. The merger between FCA and PSA expects the long-term agreement with Amazon to help them put thousands of BEV ProMasters on the road every year.
Sep 2, 2021 - 02:03 pm
ACC granted funding to make batteries in Germany
ACC, the Franco-German initiative comprising PSA, Opel and Saft, has received funding notifications from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMVi) and the state of Rhineland-Palatinate to start constructing a battery cell factory in Germany as part of the EU’s Battery IPCEI.
Sep 1, 2021 - 01:50 pm
Opel to release the Astra as a BEV
Opel will also offer the new Astra as a purely electric model from 2023. The manufacturer has now announced this at the official presentation of the sixth generation of the model. Before the launch as a BEV, plug-in hybrids in two performance levels are available for the new Astra.
Aug 5, 2021 - 11:58 am
Further Stellantis brands to go fully electric
At the presentation of its business figures for the first half of the year, Stellantis gave new details on its electrification strategy. Accordingly, DS Automobiles will only launch pure BEVs on the market from 2024. Alfa Romeo is to become an all-electric car brand from 2027.
Jul 31, 2021 - 11:44 am
UK reservations open for the Peugeot 308 SW
The first hybrid Peugeot 308 is now available to order in the UK, with two different hybrid powertrains available upon launch. Deliveries of the PHEV are expected in early 2022. Prices start at £34,200.
Jul 27, 2021 - 01:03 pm
Michael Lohscheller to take over at Vinfast
Michael Lohscheller is to become CEO of the Vietnamese car manufacturer VINFAST LLC. After he departs from Stellantis set at the end of August, the acting Opel CEO will be charged with expanding VinFast’s operations, and presence around the globe as the company announced.
May 27, 2021 - 11:52 am
Peugeot presents fuel cell van e-Expert Hydrogen
After Opel presented the fuel cell version of its Vivaro van model called Vivaro-e Hydrogen a few days ago, Peugeot now presents its e-Expert Hydrogen. This takes over the technology and is thus also supposed to offer a range of over 400 km according to WLTP.
May 7, 2021 - 11:59 am
VW to rely on CO2 certificates outside of Europe
The Volkswagen Group is also relying on the purchase of emissions certificates to meet its emission targets outside of Europe, as CEO Herbert Diess now confirmed. In Europe, Volkswagen is confident that it can meet its fleet targets.
Apr 12, 2021 - 01:14 pm
Citroën announces plug-in hybrid crossover C5 X
Citroën is reviving its C5 as the crossover model C5 X. The Citroën C5 X is based on the EMP2 platform and will also be launched as a PHEV. Speculation about a battery-electric version hints at a later date.
Apr 9, 2021 - 02:32 pm
Guardia di Finanza rents 30 Peugeot e-208
The Italian financial and customs police have ordered 30 Peugeot e-208s. A first electric car painted in the official colours of the “Guardia di Finanza” is on free loan and has already been handed over. The other electric cars will be rented on a long-term basis.
Apr 1, 2021 - 11:33 am
Stellantis to deliver fuel cell transporters in 2021
The Stellantis Group has announced that three electric transporters from Opel, Peugeot and Citroën will also be offered with a fuel cell system this year, which should enable WLTP ranges of over 400 kilometres. Specifically, these are the Opel Vivaro, Peugeot Expert and Citroën Jumpy.
Mar 26, 2021 - 12:13 pm
Peugeot adapts UK EV pricing to new PiCG
Peugeot UK has reduced list prices across the entire e-2008 range to ensure customers can continue to benefit from the Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG). A reduction of £450 on all versions mean Active Premium, Allure and Allure Premium models remain eligible for the new grant.
Mar 24, 2021 - 04:02 pm
Opel expands battery centre to cover eCMP models
Opel has upgraded its battery centre at its headquarters in Rüsselsheim. In addition to the Ampera and Ampera-e, the batteries of all Opel models on the eCMP platform (currently the Corsa-e and Mokka-e) and Combo-e, Vivaro-e and Zafira-e Life are now tested and, if necessary, repaired there.
Mar 18, 2021 - 01:16 pm
Peugeot presents new 308 with 2 hybrid variants
Peugeot has unveiled the next generation of its 308 compact car. The new 308 is based on further development of the Efficient Modular Platform (EMP2), which, according to PSA, makes it possible to “provide a complete range of electrified versions”.
Mar 12, 2021 - 01:11 pm
Peugeot wants to go free of pure ICE by 2023
Peugeot says it plans to have a 100 per cent electrified range by 2023. This would exceed Peugeot’s previous corporate planning. However, the French have not announced a phase-out of the internal combustion engine. Other points also remain open.
Feb 23, 2021 - 12:51 pm
Citroën adds passenger variant for the ë-Berlingo
A few weeks after Citroën unveiled the ë-Berlingo panel van, the French company is now presenting the passenger car counterpart of the all-electric van. Simply named ë-Berlingo, the van will be available in two lengths from this autumn and can carry five to seven people.
Feb 22, 2021 - 04:45 pm
Centrica orders 2,000 more e-Vivaro vans
The British energy supply company Centrica is pushing ahead with the electrification of its fleet. The conversion of the entire fleet to electric vehicles is to take place by 2025, five years earlier than previously planned.
Feb 17, 2021 - 11:25 am
Opel Mokka-e production back in swing
Delivery problems with the Mokka-e are a thing of the past, according to Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller. In an interview, Lohscheller stated that any customer who orders a Mokka-e now should still receive their vehicle in 2021.
Feb 16, 2021 - 11:28 am
Peugeot e-Rifter to be available in two lengths
PSA continues their electrification initiative with Peugeot giving the Rifter van an electric drive. The high-roof family van with up to seven seats will be launched on the market in autumn 2021 as the e-Rifter, which includes familiar PSA drive technology.
Feb 5, 2021 - 01:43 pm
VDL & Camperfixx cooperate on electric motorhome
VDL Bus Venlo will become an industrial partner of Camperfixx, a camper builder from Friesland. VDL will build compact electric campers based on the almost identical vehicles Peugeot Expert, Toyota Proace, Opel Vivaro and Citroën Jumpy. The first model is scheduled for completion in February.
Jan 26, 2021 - 04:35 pm
Peugeot e-Partner sales will open in autumn 2021
Peugeot has unveiled the new e-Partner electric van, completing commercial vehicles’ trio from the PSA brands. The fully-electric high-roof delivery van will be launched in two lengths and will be available for order from autumn 2021.
Jan 20, 2021 - 12:46 pm
Opel/Vauxhall presents Combo-e Cargo van
Opel-Vauxhall has presented the new Combo-e Cargo. From size and capability, the all-electric high-roof van fits in between the Vivaro-e electric van and the big Movano-e that the brand will unveil later this year.
Jan 18, 2021 - 12:04 pm
PSA & FCA complete Stellantis merger
PSA and FCA have now completed their merger, paving the way for the creation of Stellantis. The new group’s ordinary shares will start trading on Euronext in Paris and Mercato Telematico Azionario in Milan on 18 January, and on the New York Stock Exchange on 19 January, each under the symbol “STLA”.
Jan 16, 2021 - 09:23 pm
The tiny car trio has been recalled
The electric microcar trio formed of the Mitsubishi I-Miev, Citroën C-Zero and Peugeot Ion is exhibiting problems. PSA is calling almost 40,000 units to return to workshops worldwide, a German specialist portal reports.
Jan 14, 2021 - 02:43 pm
PSA sold 120,000 electrified models throughout 2020
The PSA Group recorded around 120,000 new registrations for electrified models in 2020, one reason it met the European CO2 targets. At the same time, the French company’s total sales slumped 27.8% to 2.51 million cars in the crisis year compared to 2019.