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Important news related to the electric vehicle industry.

MINI Electric pre-orders are now open

If you're eyeing the MINI Electric to be your next car, the following information might be useful. The model is up for pre-order on MINI's UK website (check out the source link). Once you deposit GBP 500, you get a production slot ahead of its official release in March 2020. While production develops in Plant Oxford, you will receive exclusive, insider updates. Later on in the year, you will be contacted by MINI to...

19 July 2019

Toyota and BYD will develop BEVs and batteries for the Chinese market

Today, Toyota and BYD announced that they will jointly develop sedans and low-floor SUVs as well as the batteries powering them. These vehicles are intended for the Chinese market and will be launched there under the Toyota brand in the first half of the 2020-2025. The press release does not provide any other facts and specifics.

19 July 2019

Hyundai wants to build the Kona EV in its Czech Republic plant

According to Business Korea, Hyundai wants to produce the Kona EV at its Czech factory from the first half of 2020. It is already scheduled to produce the Tucson Hybrid and Tucson PHEV. The manufacturer expects to make 46,000 Kona EV units there. For comparison, the Ulsan site of Hyundai will make 48,000 this year. The information comes from unnamed industry sources. The Czech plant will gobble up a 105.7 billion...

18 July 2019

China EV sales for June 2019, Tesla Model 3 makes it in top five

The EV Sales blog has published statistics for the Chinese market in June 2019. As a whole, June has been better than May in terms of sales growth. They are up 72% YoY mainly due to the sales growth of BEVs, whose growth is 97% YoY. The PEV share has reached a record 8.5% market share in June and the author predicts that in some months it might hit 10% or more. This growth in the previous month is explained with the...

18 July 2019

Samsung SDI to produce battery packs for Volvo's electric trucks

Volvo has just announced that it has entered into a strategic agreement with Samsung SDI for the joint development of battery packs specifically for Volvo's electric trucks . Samsung SDI will supply the battery cells and modules for the packs and Volvo will utilize Samsung SDI's battery pack technology for assembly. "Volvo Group is one of the world's largest manufacturers of commercial vehicles. With electromobility...

18 July 2019

Shanghai-made Model 3 will cost almost as much as the US-made Model 3

Yesterday's high-level Tesla meeting in China has unveiled another piece of interesting information. In addition to saying that Gigafactory 3 is developing faster than expected, that Model 3 will roll off the production line by the end of the year and that the main recruitment round is complete, global VP, Tao Lin, has been cited by the news website The Paper saying that Model 3 produced in Shanghai will cost CNY...

18 July 2019

Lexus will unveil a "design-led, tech-savvy concept car" during the 2019 Tokyo Auto Show

Apparently, Lexus has held a press conference in the past week part of which covered the electric vehicles topic and the company's future in this market. Digital Trends reports that Lexus plans on having an electrified version of each of its models by 2025. Of course, "electrified" includes hybrid, plug-in hybrid, electric, and fuel-cell-powered vehicles as clarified by Koji Sato, the Lexus VP, during a media event...

17 July 2019

Model 3 made in the Tesla Gigafactory in Shanghai will roll off the production line by the end of 2019

We've reported via various Asian media that Tesla's been recruiting employees for its Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai. This has just been confirmed by Twitter user Vincent who regularly shares up-to-date information about Tesla's affairs in China. According to him, Tesla held a high-level meeting in Shanghai to discuss the development and operation of Tesla in China. Tesla's global VP Tao Lin said that Model 3 will be...

17 July 2019

Audi will produce the e-tron GT together with the R8 in the Böllinger Höfe plant starting next year

Today Audi has announced that it has begun fitting its Böllinger Höfe plant with everything needed for the production of the Audi e-tron GT. It also produces the Audi R8 super sports car there. Production is scheduled to begin at the end of 2020. Currently, additional logistics halls are being built, and state-of-the-art facilities will be fitted in the bodywork and assembly areas. Most of the reconstruction work...

17 July 2019

Tesla Model 3 accounted for 16% of the EV battery capacity deployed globally in May 2019

According to the latest Adamas Intelligence "EV Battery Capacity Monthly" report, the Tesla Model 3 has accounted for 16% of the EV battery capacity deployed globally in May 2019. The second in lime is BYD Yuan with 4%. Nissan Leaf is fifth with 3%. Moreover, all Tesla models accounted for 22% of all passenger EV battery capacity deployed globally in May 2019 versus just 18% a year ago. In addition, from January...

17 July 2019

Lotus Evija is official with 400 km of range and 2000 ps of target motor power

As promised, Lotus unveiled the Evija - an all-electric hypercar. The press release says this is "is the most powerful series-production road car ever built." The car's project code is Type 130 and no more than 130 units from it will be built. Production will set off during 2020 in Hethel, close to the historic city of Norwich in the east of England, UK, which has been the home of Lotus since 1966. The Lotus Evija...

17 July 2019

Honda e is Europe and Japan-bound only, other EVs are planned for the US

Automotive News has unveiled that Honda has other plans for the EV market in the US, China and other markets that require larger vehicles and longer range than the current Honda e offers. Planned for official release later this year, the Honda e is compact city car designed for everyday commuters in larger cities across Europe and in Japan. And this is where it will be sold. The manufacturer plans on creating...

17 July 2019

Elon Musk: "the Tesla full self driving option increasing by ~$1000 on August 16"

Elon Musk has shared on Twitter that the Full Self-Driving package will cost around US$1,000 more on August 16th. He has also added that this complies with earlier information from Tesla that the price of FSD will increase on a regular basis every few months and whoever buys it now will see the benefit in the future. Mr Musk went on saying in a separate comment that if Tesla makes all its cars with an FSD package...

17 July 2019

Tesla's Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai is now hiring, will start trial production in September

Yicai Global cites the 21st Century Business Herald in its report that Tesla's Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, China is in the process of active recruitment of staff and is bound to begin trial productions in September. If this turns out to be true, Elon Musk's expectations in terms of the Gigafactory 3 timeline will turn out to be quite exact. The staff includes technicians and managers for production, facility...

17 July 2019

Toyota and CATL enter an agreement for a steady supply and development of EV batteries

CATL and Toyota have entered into a comprehensive partnership agreement that on one hand will ensure a stable supply of batteries for new energy vehicles (NEVs) and on the other will further develop and advance NEV batteries technologies. In addition to the supply and tech development, the two companies will work on product quality improvements, batteries reusing and recycling.

17 July 2019

Brands

Brands of electric vehicles with specifications on our website.

Featured

Specifications of some of the most interesting and anticipated EVs.

2020 Renault Zoe

2020 Renault Zoe R135

Seats: 5
Electric motor: 100 kW @ 4200 - 11163 rpm, 245 Nm @ 1500 - 3600 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 52 kWh, Voltage: 400 V

2020 Renault Zoe

2020 Renault Zoe R110

Seats: 5
Electric motor: 80 kW @ 3395 - 10886 rpm, 225 Nm @ 500 - 3395 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 52 kWh, Voltage: 400 V

2019 NIO ES6

2019 NIO ES6 Standard 70 kWh

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 190.9 in / 4850 mm
Width: 77.4 in / 1965 mm
Height: 69.2 in / 1758 mm
Electric motor #1: 160 kW, 305 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 160 kW, 305 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 70 kWh

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 187.4 in / 4761 mm
Width: 74.2 in / 1884 mm
Height: 63.9 in / 1623 mm
Curb weight: 5500.53 lb / 2495 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 80 kWh, Voltage: 405 V

2020 Hyundai IONIQ Electric

2020 Hyundai IONIQ Electric 38.3 kWh

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 176.0 in / 4470 mm
Width: 71.7 in / 1820 mm
Height: 57.1 in / 1450 mm
Curb weight: 3130.56 lb / 1420 kg
Electric motor: 101 kW @ 2850 - 6000 rpm, 295 Nm @ 1000 - 2850 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 38.3 kWh, Voltage: 319.4 V

2019 Peugeot e-208 GT

2019 Peugeot e-208 GT

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 159.6 in / 4055 mm
Height: 56.3 in / 1430 mm
Curb weight: 3306.93 lb / 1500 kg
Electric motor: 100 kW, 260 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 50 kWh

2020 KIA Soul EV

2020 KIA Soul EV 39 kWh

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 165.2 in / 4195 mm
Width: 70.9 in / 1801 mm
Height: 63.0 in / 1600 mm
Curb weight: 3511.96 lb / 1593 kg
Electric motor: 100 kW @ 2600 - 8000 rpm, 395 Nm @ 240 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 39.2 kWh, Voltage: 327 V

2020 KIA Soul EV

2020 KIA Soul EV 64 kWh

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 165.2 in / 4195 mm
Width: 70.9 in / 1800 mm
Height: 63.0 in / 1600 mm
Curb weight: 3708.18 lb / 1682 kg
Electric motor: 150 kW @ 3800 - 8000 rpm, 395 Nm @ 3600 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 64 kWh, Voltage: 356 V

2019 Audi Q4 e-tron

2019 Audi Q4 e-tron concept

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 180.7 in / 4590 mm
Width: 74.8 in / 1900 mm
Height: 63.4 in / 1610 mm
Electric motor #1: 150 kW, 310 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 75 kW, 150 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 82 kWh

2019 Nissan Leaf

2019 Nissan Leaf SL Plus

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 176.4 in / 4481 mm
Width: 70.5 in / 1791 mm
Height: 61.6 in / 1565 mm
Curb weight: 3853.68 lb / 1748 kg
Electric motor: 160 kW @ 4600 - 5800 rpm, 340 Nm @ 800 - 4000 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 62 kWh

2019 Nissan Leaf

2019 Nissan Leaf SV Plus

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 176.4 in / 4481 mm
Width: 70.5 in / 1791 mm
Height: 61.6 in / 1565 mm
Curb weight: 3811.79 lb / 1729 kg
Electric motor: 160 kW @ 4600 - 5800 rpm, 340 Nm @ 800 - 4000 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 62 kWh

2019 Tesla Model S

2019 Tesla Model S Standard Range

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 196.0 in / 4978 mm
Width: 77.3 in / 1963 mm
Height: 56.5 in / 1435 mm
Curb weight: 4769.04 lb / 2163.2 kg
Electric motor #1: 285 kW @ 6850 rpm, 440 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 194 kW @ 6100 rpm, 330 Nm, Location: Front

2019 Tesla Model 3

2019 Tesla Model 3 Long Range RWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 184.8 in / 4694 mm
Width: 72.8 in / 1849 mm
Height: 56.8 in / 1443 mm
Curb weight: 3864.7 lb / 1753 kg
Electric motor: 202 kW, Location: Rear
Battery: 79.5 kWh, Voltage: 350 V

2019 Tesla Model 3

2019 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 184.8 in / 4694 mm
Width: 72.8 in / 1849 mm
Height: 56.8 in / 1443 mm
Curb weight: 3627.05 lb / 1645.2 kg
Electric motor: 202 kW, Location: Rear
Battery: 62 kWh, Voltage: 350 V

2019 Tesla Model 3

2019 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range RWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 184.8 in / 4694 mm
Width: 72.8 in / 1849 mm
Height: 56.8 in / 1443 mm
Curb weight: 3627.05 lb / 1645.2 kg
Electric motor: 202 kW, Location: Rear
Battery: 62 kWh, Voltage: 350 V

2019 Jaguar I-Pace

2019 Jaguar I-Pace

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 184.3 in / 4682 mm
Width: 74.6 in / 1895 mm
Height: 61.6 in / 1565 mm
Curb weight: 4717.89 lb / 2140 kg
Electric motor #1: 147 kW, 348 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 147 kW, 348 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 90 kWh, Voltage: 388 V

2020 Rivian R1S

2020 Rivian R1S 135 kWh

Doors: 4, Seats: 5 / 7
Length: 198.4 in / 5040 mm
Width: 79.3 in / 2015 mm
Height: 71.7 in / 1820 mm
Curb weight: 5842.25 lb / 2650 kg
Battery: 135 kWh

2020 Rivian R1T

2020 Rivian R1T 135 kWh

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 215.6 in / 5475 mm
Width: 79.3 in / 2015 mm
Height: 71.5 in / 1815 mm
Curb weight: 5886.34 lb / 2670 kg
Battery: 135 kWh

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 164.0 in / 4166 mm
Width: 69.5 in / 1765 mm
Height: 62.8 in / 1594 mm
Curb weight: 3582.51 lb / 1625 kg
Electric motor: 150 kW, 360 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 60 kWh, Voltage: 350 V

2019 Renault Zoe

2019 Renault Zoe R110

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 160.8 in / 4084 mm
Width: 68.1 in / 1730 mm
Height: 61.5 in / 1562 mm
Curb weight: 3306.93 lb / 1500 kg
Electric motor: 80 kW @ 3395 - 10886 rpm, 225 Nm @ 500 - 3395 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 45.61 kWh, Voltage: 346 V

Latest additions

Some of the latest electric car models added to the website.

2020 Renault Zoe

2020 Renault Zoe R135

Seats: 5
Electric motor: 100 kW @ 4200 - 11163 rpm, 245 Nm @ 1500 - 3600 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 52 kWh, Voltage: 400 V

2020 Renault Zoe

2020 Renault Zoe R110

Seats: 5
Electric motor: 80 kW @ 3395 - 10886 rpm, 225 Nm @ 500 - 3395 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 52 kWh, Voltage: 400 V

2019 NIO ES6

2019 NIO ES6 Standard 70 kWh

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 190.9 in / 4850 mm
Width: 77.4 in / 1965 mm
Height: 69.2 in / 1758 mm
Electric motor #1: 160 kW, 305 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 160 kW, 305 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 70 kWh

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 187.4 in / 4761 mm
Width: 74.2 in / 1884 mm
Height: 63.9 in / 1623 mm
Curb weight: 5500.53 lb / 2495 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 80 kWh, Voltage: 405 V

2019 e.GO Life

2019 e.GO Life 60

Doors: 2, Seats: 4
Length: 131.8 in / 3348 mm
Width: 68.8 in / 1748 mm
Height: 62.2 in / 1581 mm
Curb weight: 2667.59 lb / 1210 kg
Electric motor: 60 kW, Location: Rear
Battery: 23.5 kWh, Voltage: 374 V

2019 e.GO Life

2019 e.GO Life 40

Doors: 2, Seats: 4
Length: 131.8 in / 3348 mm
Width: 68.8 in / 1748 mm
Height: 62.2 in / 1581 mm
Curb weight: 2579.41 lb / 1170 kg
Electric motor: 40 kW, Location: Rear
Battery: 17.5 kWh, Voltage: 281 V

2019 e.GO Life

2019 e.GO Life 20

Doors: 2, Seats: 4
Length: 131.8 in / 3348 mm
Width: 68.8 in / 1748 mm
Height: 62.2 in / 1581 mm
Curb weight: 2535.32 lb / 1150 kg
Electric motor: 20 kW, Location: Rear
Battery: 14.5 kWh, Voltage: 234 V

2020 Hyundai IONIQ Electric

2020 Hyundai IONIQ Electric 38.3 kWh

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 176.0 in / 4470 mm
Width: 71.7 in / 1820 mm
Height: 57.1 in / 1450 mm
Curb weight: 3130.56 lb / 1420 kg
Electric motor: 101 kW @ 2850 - 6000 rpm, 295 Nm @ 1000 - 2850 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 38.3 kWh, Voltage: 319.4 V

2019 Peugeot e-208 GT

2019 Peugeot e-208 GT

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 159.6 in / 4055 mm
Height: 56.3 in / 1430 mm
Curb weight: 3306.93 lb / 1500 kg
Electric motor: 100 kW, 260 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 50 kWh

2020 KIA Soul EV

2020 KIA Soul EV 39 kWh

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 165.2 in / 4195 mm
Width: 70.9 in / 1801 mm
Height: 63.0 in / 1600 mm
Curb weight: 3511.96 lb / 1593 kg
Electric motor: 100 kW @ 2600 - 8000 rpm, 395 Nm @ 240 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 39.2 kWh, Voltage: 327 V

2020 KIA Soul EV

2020 KIA Soul EV 64 kWh

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 165.2 in / 4195 mm
Width: 70.9 in / 1800 mm
Height: 63.0 in / 1600 mm
Curb weight: 3708.18 lb / 1682 kg
Electric motor: 150 kW @ 3800 - 8000 rpm, 395 Nm @ 3600 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 64 kWh, Voltage: 356 V

2019 Nissan Leaf

2019 Nissan Leaf SL Plus

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 176.4 in / 4481 mm
Width: 70.5 in / 1791 mm
Height: 61.6 in / 1565 mm
Curb weight: 3853.68 lb / 1748 kg
Electric motor: 160 kW @ 4600 - 5800 rpm, 340 Nm @ 800 - 4000 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 62 kWh

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2019 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium
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2019 BMW i3 42 kWh
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2019 Tesla Model 3 Long Range RWD
2019 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD
2019 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD
2019 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range RWD
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2020 Rivian R1S 135 kWh
2019 Audi e-tron 55 quattro
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2019 Audi e-tron 55 quattro Premium Plus
2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD
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