Ford moves forward plans to convert German plant
Ford is apparently planning to accelerate the switch to electric vehicles in Europe. According to reports in German and UK media, production of the internal combustion Fiesta small car in Cologne will end at the end of June 2023, a year earlier than planned. It looks likely that plans for electric production will also be […]
Ford to manufacture EVs in Valencia
Ford Europe has selected the Valencia plant in Spain as its preferred location for the assembly of vehicles that will be based on a next-generation electric vehicle architecture. Valencia has thus been given preference over the Saarlouis plant in Germany.
VW raises investment sum in Spain
The Volkswagen Group and Seat are increasing their investment in e-mobility in Spain from the initially planned seven billion to ten billion euros. VW wants to invest the money not only in its own plants, but also in building up a supply chain.
VW confirms plans for battery plant near Valencia
The Volkswagen Group has now officially confirmed the previously leaked plans to build a battery cell factory in Valencia, Spain. This is part of a total investment of more than seven billion euros along the entire e-mobility value chain in Spain.
LEVC expands presence in Spain
The London Electric Vehicle Company has appointed three more dealerships in Spain. Opening in Bilbao, Malaga and Valencia, the new franchises extend LEVC’s reach in Spain to now five centres, following the appointment in 2021 of Ronda 15 in Barcelona and Auto Elia in Madrid.
Mercedes & BMW win Formula E leg in Valencia
Mercedes driver Nyck de Vries and BMW driver Jake Dennis won the two Formula E races in Valencia. Especially the Saturday race with the Mercedes victory caused discussions: Only nine of the 24 cars were scored in the end, as many drivers ran out of energy.
Ford invests in Valencia hybrid powertrain plant
Ford is investing in the electrification of its Spanish site in Valencia. The engine plant there will build hybrid powertrains for the Kuga PHEV and the full hybrid variants of the Kuga, S-Max and Galaxy series from the end of 2022. An additional €5.2 million will be invested in expanding the battery assembly capacity in […]
Spain increases electric mobility subsidies
The Spanish government has expanded the budget for its Moves II subsidy programme from 100 to 120 million euros. In the course of the programme, the purchase of electric cars will be subsidised by up to 5,500 euros. The following programme Moves III will be endowed with at least 400 million euros.
Endesa signs charging agreement with Gasexpress
The Spanish energy supplier Endesa has concluded an agreement with the Gasexpress fuel station chain to install charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. The plan is to set up 78 charging points at 39 locations – one DC charger with 50 kW and one AC charger with 22 kW each.
Ford gears up for hybrid vehicle production in Spain
Ford is investing 42 million euros in its production plant in Valencia, Spain. Over half of the money will finance the two battery assembly lines for power packs designated for the Kuga Plug-In Hybrid, Kuga Hybrid, S-MAX Hybrid and Galaxy Hybrid models in future.