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).

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Jun 9, 2023 - 12:02 pm

Porsche reveals Mission X study

Porsche has revealed Mission X, a study of an all-electric hypercar, to mark the company’s 75th anniversary. Statements from Porsche on the possible road approval of the model suggest the two-seater with gullwing doors is likely to be more than just a design concept.

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Jun 8, 2023 - 12:53 pm

Silence kicks off production of the compact SO4

The Spanish electric scooter manufacturer Silence has started production of its first four-wheeled electric vehicle. The two-seater Silence S04, first shown in autumn 2021, is now being manufactured in a new plant of the parent company Acciona in Barcelona.

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Jun 8, 2023 - 11:57 am

Mercedes to source ‘green’ steel from Sweden

Mercedes-Benz has signed a supply contract with the Swedish start-up H2 Green Steel (H2GS) for around 50,000 tonnes of virtually CO2-free steel per year for its European press plants. The steel is to be used in various series models of the carmaker.

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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.

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Jun 7, 2023 - 02:39 pm

Volvo EX30 launch sees Volvo tuning into new EV clientele

Volvo just launched its first entry-level electric car, and the Chinese-owned car maker surprises with a price that sets a benchmark for customers and competitors alike. The Volvo EX30 was highly anticipated and revealed in full (small) size today, with the UK being the first online launch market.

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Jun 7, 2023 - 11:10 am

Volkswagen reorganizes production in China

Volkswagen is reorganising its production in China. While early information remains sparse, space is to be created for production of electric cars by bundling production. Among other things, the assembly of combustion models is to be relocated from the Anting plant to other sites.

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Jun 6, 2023 - 01:30 pm

Tesla announces scrappage scheme bonus in the UK

Tesla has launched a new car scrappage scheme in the UK for customers who trade in an older petrol or diesel car model. Over June, customers whose car is valued at less than £2,000 will get £2,000 off the purchase of a new Model 3 or Model Y.

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Jun 6, 2023 - 11:25 am

Smart’s electric SUV #3 arrives in China

Smart has launched sales of the Smart #3 in China. The second model since the brand’s revamp, presented in April, is an all-electric SUV coupé that will also be launched in the first European markets from the end of this year.

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Jun 5, 2023 - 03:38 pm

Lexus presents the LBX hybrid mini SUV

Lexus has presented its smallest model to date. Developed primarily for Europe, the new LBX is the new entry-level model in the Toyota brand’s SUV range and is powered by the new generation full hybrid system with an output of 100 kW/36 hp.

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Jun 5, 2023 - 02:47 pm

Wehrlein & Günther takes the lead in Jakarta Formula E race

Two German drivers won the two Formula E races in Indonesia. In Saturday’s race of the electric racing series in Jakarta, Pascal Wehrlein (Porsche) scored victory ahead of Jake Dennis (Avalanche Andretti) and Maximilian Günther (Maserati MSG Racing). On Sunday, Günther took the lead.

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Jun 2, 2023 - 11:41 am

VWCV unveils ID. Buzz with longer wheelbase

Volkswagen is launching the ID. Buzz as a seven-seater version. The longer model was developed primarily for the US market and will mark the return of the VW bus to North America next year. Plus, the seven-seater also brings some technology upgrades to Europe.

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Jun 2, 2023 - 09:46 am

Great Wall hires Steffen Cost as Europe COO

Chinese carmaker Great Wall Motor (GWM) is bringing Steffen Cost, an experienced car executive, to its European management team. The 56-year-old has been heading operations at GWM’s European headquarters as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) since 1 June.

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Jun 2, 2023 - 09:06 am

Lucid Motors raises capital through stock offering

The US electric carmaker Lucid Motors wants to raise about $3 billion through a stock offering. The majority will come from the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (PIF), which already has a stake of more than 60 per cent in Lucid.

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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.

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Jun 1, 2023 - 09:39 am

Mercedes launches the EQT electric transporter

Mercedes-Benz has given the sales release for its electric models EQT and eCitan after the presentation three weeks ago. The EQT will launch in Germany at gross list prices starting at €49,444. The eCitan for commercial customers starts at €36,220 net for the compact model as a panel van.

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May 31, 2023 - 03:58 pm

Fiat revives the Topolino in form of a fully electric tiny car

Fiat is reviving the name its iconic Fiat 500 was commonly running under. Yet, this time, Topolino designates an all-electric mini car, which may easily be the most petite electric Fiat in the range. It also looks likely to adopt the technology of two older sibling models in the Stellantis group.

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May 31, 2023 - 03:01 pm

Vitesco signs long-term SiC supply deal with Onsemi

German powertrain supplier Vitesco Technologies has signed a long-term supply agreement with US semiconductor manufacturer Onsemi for silicon carbide products worth €1.75 billion over ten years to secure supply capacity as e-mobility ramps up.

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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.

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May 31, 2023 - 12:01 pm

ICCT e-mobility transition ranking shows Tesla and BYD in lead

A new report by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) assesses how effectively the world’s 20 largest automakers are transitioning to electric vehicles. At the top of the ranking is Tesla, followed by Chinese manufacturer BYD, which is catching up fast.

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May 31, 2023 - 11:13 am

Faraday Future officially launches the FF 91

Faraday Future has announced the official market launch of its debut model FF 91. The price is now also known: The currently cheapest version starts at $249,000 (€233,000), and the limited top model is significantly more expensive.

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