Vitesco receives order worth billions for 800V inverter from the USA

Vitesco Technologies has received a major order worth more than one billion euros from an unnamed American car manufacturer. In return, the German company will “supply millions of 800-volt inverters with silicon carbide technology for electric vehicles”. Together with ...

Citroën to sell only electric Berlingo & SpaceTourer models

Citroën has announced the elimination of the combustion part of their passenger van lineup of the Berlingo Electric and ë-SpaceTourer Electric passenger model ranges. Further, the Stellantis subsidiary announced reductions of the prices for both ranges to take effect ...

Mercedes increases EV sales by almost 70%

Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars delivered a total of 227,458 electric cars and plug-in hybrids in 2021, 69.3 per cent more than in the previous year. However, the majority were plug-in hybrids: including Smart and Mercedes-Benz Vans, 99,301 battery-electric vehicles were ...

Tesla receives another preliminary approval for Giga Berlin

Tesla has received another preliminary approval for test production in Grünheide from the Brandenburg State Office for the Environment – instead of the expected final approval for the entire project. This means that production at the Tesla factory in ...

Mercedes to build it’s own drives from 2024

Mercedes-Benz wants to significantly increase its vertical integration for the next generation of electric cars. This is to be achieved, among other things, through in-house production of the electric drives from 2024. As Daimler’s head of development Markus Schäfer ...

TOGG presents market strategy and new concept

The Turkish carmaker Togg wants to further expand its range of electric models. The already presented SUV in the C-segment, which according to the company will be launched in the first quarter of 2023, is to be followed by ...

VinFast presents five BEVs at the CES

VinFast presented five electric car models at the CES in Las Vegas. The electric cars are called VF 5, VF 6, VF 7, VF 8 and VF 9. However, not all models are new, in some cases, only the ...

Stellantis brands to only offer vans with electric drives

The Stellantis brands Opel, Citroën and Peugeot now offer the passenger car versions of their van models only with a fully electric drive. At Opel, customers can now order the Combo Life, Vivaro Combi and Zafira Life models exclusively ...

Microlino production postponed til March

Micro Mobility Systems has postponed the start of production of the Microlino until mid-March 2022. The reason given is persistent bottlenecks in the global supply chain. The first 500 vehicles are also to be built as a special model. ...

Germany marks 48,436 new EV registrations in December

With 48,436 new electric cars, the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) recorded a new record for new registrations in December. With a share of 21.3 per cent, this segment reached another record high. A total of 227,630 new ...

Honda to build EV factory in China

Honda has announced the construction of an all-electric car plant together with its Chinese joint venture partner Dongfeng in Wuhan. The plant in the Chinese province of Hubei will initially be designed for an annual capacity of 120,000 electric ...

BMW is bringing further iX variants to China

BMW is now offering its iX electric SUV in three variants in China. In addition to the iX xDrive 50, the iX M60 and the iX xDrive 40 are now also going on sale there. This means that the ...

VinFast to build EV plant in Germany, batteries in the USA

The Vietnamese vehicle manufacturer VinFast is planning a factory in Germany to produce electrically powered cars and buses. There is already speculation about a specific location. In addition, VinFast is also planning a battery factory in the USA. In ...

Chevy Silverado receives 350 kW of charging capacity

Chevrolet has unveiled the Silverado EV. The all-electric pickup truck offers up to 495 kW of drive power, up to 400 miles (640 kilometres) of range and enables DC charging of up to 350 kW. Market launch is in ...

Mercedes reveals an EQV converted into a camper van

Mercedes-Benz Vans has presented an electric motorhome based on the EQV. The eCamper conversion comes from the Swiss company Sortimo Walter Rüegg AG. The electric camper van is already available and features a pop-up roof, a sleeping unit for ...

GAC Aion builds second plant with 200,000 production capacity

GAC Aion, the electric car offshoot of the Chinese GAC Group, is building a second plant with a capacity of 200,000 vehicles per year. With the new plant, whose construction is to be completed by December 2022 according to ...

Chrysler presents the ‘Airflow’ concept at the CES

US Stellantis brand Chrysler has unveiled its Airflow Concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022, giving a glimpse of its electric future. Chrysler aims to launch its first BEV model by 2025 and offer an all-electric vehicle range ...

Sony presents 2nd BEV at the CES

Sony presented its second electric car prototype at this year’s CES – an enhanced electric SUV of the well-known sedan. Unlike in 2020, the chances of series production are now much better – Sony says it wants to examine ...

BMW iX M60 starts at €130,200

BMW has unveiled its first M model designed from the outset for electric mobility. The iX M60 is the third, even more powerful model variant and has now been presented at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. ...

Jim Rowan to become new CEO of Volvo Cars

Swedish carmaker Volvo has appointed a new CEO. Jim Rowan will take over as CEO from Håkan Samuelsson in March 2022. Under Håkan Samuelsson, Volvo Cars initiated the farewell to the combustion engine – with the goal of making ...

Ford raises F-150 Lightning production targets again

Ford has again increased the production target for the all-electric F-150 Lightning. At the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, production of the electric vehicle is to be nearly doubled to 150,000 units annually in order to meet the ...

Change in management strategy at Aiways

Chinese electric car manufacturer Aiways is reshaping its management team to gain more market share in its home market: Aiways has secured a new round of financing worth hundreds of millions of dollars, according to local media reports, involving ...

Norway marks 13,803 new BEV registrations over December

In Norway, 13,803 new electric cars were registered in December. The share of electric cars among all new registrations was 67.1 per cent. In addition, there were 4,706 new plug-in hybrids. Norway’s most successful model in December was the ...

BMW i4 and iX price & EPA range revealed for the USA

In the USA, BMW has released EPA range figures and pricing for the iX and i4, both of which are due to go on sale there during Q1 2022.  We have summarised the dimensions and technical data in these ...

Mercedes Vision EQXX features higher range thanks to improved efficiency

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a new electric concept car at the CES with the Vision EQXX. As with previous CES concepts by the Stuttgart-based company, the Vision EQXX is not a concrete forerunner of a production model – but is ...

Zeekr & Waymo to develop autonomous ride-hailing van

Zeekr and Waymo are working together on a purely electric and fully autonomous ride-hailing vehicle. This will be an electric minivan that will be used primarily in the USA. According to the Geely brand and the autonomous vehicle development ...

Rivian postpones deliveries of large-battery variants until 2023

Rivian has postponed deliveries of its R1T and R1S models with the largest battery to 2023. The reason is that most of the approximately 71,000 pre-orderers of the R1T and R1S in the US and Canada have chosen the ...

Tesla delivers 936,172 BEVs over 2021

Tesla delivered a total of 936,172 electric cars last year – a growth of 87 per cent compared to 2020. 308,600 vehicles were delivered in the fourth quarter – more than ever before in a single quarter. Last year, ...

VinFast delivers first electric cars, Lohscheller leaves

VinFast has delivered its first electric cars to customers in Vietnam. This is the e-SUV VF e34, of which VinFast plans to deliver thousands more vehicles in January 2022. It was also announced that the German CEO Michael Lohscheller ...

Hyundai Motor stops combustion engine development

The Korean media is reporting that Hyundai Motor Company closed its combustion engine development department in Namyang, S.Korea in December. The automotive company owns Hyundai, Kia and Genesis brands. The corporation has also apparently stopped a hydrogen car project ...

Smart takes the EQ Forfour out of circulation

Smart has taken the EQ Forfour out of its range and now only offers the Smart EQ Fortwo and its convertible version. Production ended in December as a harbinger for the upcoming new start as a joint venture with ...

Daimler radically reduces involvement in Denza

Daimler will significantly reduce its stake in Denza, the electric car joint venture in China with BYD. While Daimler is reducing its share from 50 to 10 per cent, BYD will hold 90 per cent of the shares. The ...

Year 2021 review: What you read most in emobility news

Dear readers, Thank you for being with us over for nearly a decade and 2021 in particular. Amidst supply issues and of course the bigger world’s ongoing emergencies, our industry appeared stronger than ever with the transformation truly picking ...

Bridgestone becomes Fisker’s service partner

Electric car startup Fisker has announced its service partner for France and Germany. The Bridgestone Group will provide after-sales service and maintenance for Fisker customers in both countries. Fisker had previously selected Bridgestone as the exclusive tire partner for ...

Polestar is developing 800-volt system with 475 kW output

Polestar is developing a new electric motor and battery pack with an 800-volt system, according to a media report. The drive system, which is to be used exclusively by Polestar, could make its debut in the Polestar 5. The ...

Canadian e-SUV ‘Project Arrow’ to be revealed in 2023

Under the title Project Arrow, Canadian automotive suppliers are planning an electric SUV that will be developed and built entirely in Canada. The first drivable prototype is scheduled for 2023, with series production starting in 2025. The plan is ...

Ford opens the order books for 2022 Mustang Mach-E

Ford has opened the order books for the 2022 Mustang Mach-E in the United States and has also confirmed pricing details. Prices for the electric SUV start at $44,995 for the Select RWD Standard Range including a $1,100 destination ...

Rosberg X Racing team win first Extreme E title

Molly Taylor, Johan Kristoffersson and former Formula 1 driver Nico Rosberg’s Rosberg X Racing team are the first champions in the history of the Extreme E electric SUV racing series. The championship leaders prevailed over Lewis Hamilton’s Team X44 ...

Biermann retires at Hyundai, new executives named

Albert Biermann, head of Hyundai Motor Group’s research and development department, is retiring. Biermann led the development of new Hyundai, Genesis and Kia models and the E-GMP electric platform. His successor has already been named. Upon announcing his retirement, ...

Vauxhall offers price reductions for Corsa-e & Mokka-e

In the UK, Stellantis brand Vauxhall has lowered its prices for its all-electric Corsa-e and Mokka-e models. The move comes in the wake of the UK government lowering its electric car subsidies. In light of the recent changes to ...

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