Tesla to use BYD batteries in German gigafactory

According to industry insiders, BYD has started supplying LFP cells to Tesla – specifically to the plant in Germany. The first batch of Tesla Model Ys equipped with BYD’s ‘Blade’ batteries are expected to roll off the assembly line ...

MG Motor opens for pre-orders of the MG4

Pre-orders for the MG4 Electric are now open across Europe. According to the manufacturer, the first 1,000 reservations of the MG4 Electric that lead to binding purchases are guaranteed to be delivered before the end of 2022. At the ...

Xpeng starts accepting orders for the G9

Xpeng is now accepting reservations for its fourth model, the G9, in its home country. In connection with the pre-sales launch in China, Xpeng also gives more technical details of the model, which was also designed for international markets ...

Schaeffler announces repair kit of electric axle drives

The automotive supplier Schaeffler has developed a repair kit for electric axle drives. According to the company, the ‘Schaeffler E-Axle RepSystem – G’ is currently the only repair solution that enables workshops to repair electric axle transmissions instead of ...

Hyundai orders compact electric drive systems from BorgWarner

Hyundai has selected the iDM146 integrated drive module from BorgWarner to power another electric model in the A-segment. The start of production is planned for the third quarter of 2024. This is the Korean manufacturer’s second order for the ...

Skoda updates the Enyaq iV in the UK

Skoda is introducing a number of key specifications and equipment enhancements to its Enyaq iV range in the UK. The 2023 Enyaq iV is available to order now in the UK with prices starting from £38,480. The 2023 model ...

Isetta-style convertible coming in as Evetta Openair

The German EV manufacturer ElectricBrands debuts the Evetta Openair, a convertible based on the mini light electric vehicle, Evetta. The Evetta Openair First Edition is limited to 999 units and is available to pre-order now. The Evetta succeeded the ...

Mercedes launches production of the hybrid Hypercar One

Mercedes-AMG has started small-scale production of the hybrid-electric Hypercar One with Formula 1 technology. A total of 275 examples of the Mercedes-AMG One will now be built, the first of which are to be delivered to customers during the ...

Avatr launches first model in China for €50,700

The Chinese electric car subsidiary Avatr under Changan, Nio and CATL has launched its first model on the Chinese market. The coupé-like electric SUV Avatr 11 is based on a 750-volt platform and is available in three regular versions ...

Ford raises prices for the F-150 Lightning by up to $8,500

Ford has announced a price increase for its all-electric F-150 Lightning. “Due to significant material cost increases and other factors,” prices for the F-150 Lightning will increase by $6,000 to $8,500 depending on the variant. The price increases do ...

Elon Musk now holds only 15 per cent of Tesla

Elon Musk has sold 7.92 million Tesla shares worth 6.9 billion dollars in the past few days. However, the sales have nothing to do with Tesla itself – Musk is preparing to potentially have to buy Twitter. The funds ...

Meyers Manx to release electric VW buggy

US carmaker Meyers Manx is bringing back the VW buggy of the 1960s with an electric drive. The Meyers Manx 2.0 Electric is to be built in a small series of 50 units starting in 2023, before series production ...

Tesla gears up to build additional Model Y variants in Germany

Tesla has received EU type approval for a new variant of the Model Y with battery cells from the Chinese manufacturer BYD. The drive version is significantly lower than the previously offered Model Y Long Range and Performance. Only ...

Rivian marks over $1.7 billion in losses over Q2 2022

The US electric car start-up Rivian posted a net loss of 1.71 billion US dollars in the second quarter of 2022. However, Rivian was able to significantly increase production – and is also sticking to its annual target of ...

Nissan starts Formula E with new driver duo

Nissan will start the upcoming Formula E season with a new driver duo. The current drivers Maximilian Günther and Sebastien Buemi will be replaced by Norman Nato and Sacha Fenestraz. Norman Nato from France was already a regular driver ...

Nissan starts Forumla E with new driver duo

Nissan will start the upcoming Formula E season with a new driver duo. The current drivers Maximilian Günther and Sebastien Buemi will be replaced by Norman Nato and Sacha Fenestraz. Norman Nato from France was already a regular driver ...

Tesla Model Y with RWD now available in Germany

Tesla has added a new basic version with rear-wheel drive to the configurator for the Model Y in Europe. In Germany, the new model variant costs 53,990 euros. It is unclear whether the new variant will come from Grünheide ...

Mercedes kicks off production of the EQS in the USA

Mercedes-Benz has given the go-ahead for the production of the EQS SUV. The SUV offshoot of the all-electric EQS is now being produced at the US plant in Tuscaloosa for the global markets. The Stuttgart company had already started ...

Bosch hires new unit head for Mobility Solutions

Bosch has announced that it will reorganise its Mobility Solutions business sector as an integrated business sector as of 1 January 2023. Mobility Solutions will thus have its own sector board, headed by Markus Heyn. According to the statement, ...

Mini presents electric crossover concept ‘Aceman’

Mini has presented the battery-electric crossover Concept Aceman as a preview of a new vehicle concept for the premium small car segment. Exact data on the vehicle or drive are scarce – Mini sees the Concept Aceman purely as ...

Cadillac presents new concept showcar ‘Celestiq’

The US car manufacturer Cadillac, which belongs to General Motors, has presented the concept of the Celestiq. The show car is considered a preview of the upcoming all-electric flagship sedan, which is currently still being developed to production readiness. The ...

Volkswagen kicks off production of the ID.4 in the USA

After months of pre-series production, Volkswagen has now built the first production model of the ID.4 for customer deliveries at its US plant in Chattanooga. In the course of the fourth quarter of 2022, production is to be ramped ...

Quantum Solutions starts production of the FOMM ONE EV in Thailand

EV developer Quantum Solutions has announced that it has started production of its FOMM ONE EV model in Thailand. Quantum Solutions notes this is an important milestone for “Quantum’s transition to providing affordable and reliable mobility solutions”. The FOMM ...

Toyota looks to begin building EVs in Indonesia

The Japanese car company Toyota is planning to invest billions to build battery-electric cars in Indonesia before the end of the decade. In addition, hybrid vehicles are also to come off the production line there. This is according to ...

Lightyear to use Koenigsegg tech for second solar car

The Dutch solar car company Lightyear has entered into a development cooperation with the Swedish manufacturer Koenigsegg. The technologies of the company, known for its extremely powerful sports cars, are to be incorporated into the mass-market model Lightyear 2. ...

Refactory Flins: Renault skills up for the circular economy

Increasing EV numbers by retrofitting and refurbishing Battery recycling is the dent in the circle Renault reuses what they can At a round table with the press this month, the Renault Group provided an update on its Refactory plant ...

Rivian to cut 6% of workforce

In order to focus on their production ramp up, US EV startup Rivian has announced that it going to make some major cuts to its workforce. Considering the company employs around 14,000 employees, the 6 per cent would affect ...

Next.e.GO announces merger with Athena Consumer Acquisition

Aachen-based electric car manufacturer Next.e.GO Mobile has agreed a business combination with the SPAC Athena Consumer Acquisition. The merged company is to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The company attaches to the transaction the expectation of ...

Stellantis raises global BEV sales by nearly 50 per cent

Stellantis has seen global sales of BEV vehicles increase by almost 50 per cent year-on-year to 136,000 units in the first half of 2022. This is according to the company’s recently published figures. According to the company’s own figures, ...

Faraday postpones the launch of the FF 99 due to lack of funding

The US startup Faraday Future has again postponed the start of production of its luxury electric car FF 91. The start-up now hopes to raise funding of 325 million US dollars by the end of the year in order ...

Tesla significantly increases investment plans

Tesla has changed its investment plan, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). According to this, Tesla wants to invest between six and eight billion dollars per year until 2024. In addition, the Superchargers ...

Sono Motors presents the final series design of the Sion

The Munich-based solar car developer Sono Motors has presented the series design of its Sion solar electric car. This only concerns the design of the body and the interior – nothing has changed in the specifications for the technology. ...

Everrati launches engineering business unit

British conversion company Everrati, which specialises in electric conversions of automotive icons, has launched a new business unit: The service unit will help B2B customers develop their own specialist and luxury electric cars. Everrati’s first project together with the ...

Mini Cooper gets driving and control aides

In future, people with limited mobility and fine motor skills will also be able to drive the all-electric Mini Cooper SE, as the model is now being offered with appropriate driving and operating aids. People with disabilities will now ...

Diess to leave VW in September with Blume set to take over

Porsche-Piech family withdraws confidence from Diess What are Blume’s plans for e-fuels? Volkswagen announced a surprise change of boss on Friday evening: CEO Herbert Diess is leaving the company at the end of August. On 1 September, Porsche boss ...

BYD plans to hit the Japanese market with 3 BEVs

BYD announced its entry into the passenger vehicle market in Japan debuting three models. The Atto 3 (known as Yuan Plus in China) is expected to go on sale in January. The Dolphin and Seal respectively will be available ...

Alpine presents electric sports car concept

Renault’s sports car brand Alpine gives a glimpse of its electric future with a concept car. The Alpine A110 E-ternité is based on the brand’s combustion sports car, but has been rebuilt for the study as an all-electric open ...

Ford claims to have amassed enough battery cells to last until 2023

Ford says it has secured all the battery cells it needs with a total capacity of 60 GWh per year to achieve an annual production rate of 600,000 electric cars by the end of 2023. In future, the American ...

CAM study finds Germany & China continue on the electrification course

In a recent study, the Center of Automotive Management evaluated new electric car registrations in the first half of 2022. According to the study, the EV markets in Europe and China grew against the generally globally declining market trend. ...

Tesla earnings show first sequential decline but remain in the billions

Tesla Q2 earnings slightly declined against otherwise record-breaking quarters for over a year. This came against ongoing supply chain challenges and factory shutdowns that no ramp-up could equalise entirely just yet. Tesla reported $16.9 billion in Q2 revenue, down ...


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