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GM teases its upcoming electric pickup truck, production is scheduled for late 2021

Today, Mark Reuss, GM president, announced that Detroit-Hamtramck will be GM's first fully-dedicated, electric vehicle assembly plant, producing electric trucks, SUVs and the...

27 January 2020

Honda e prices and specifications, features, trim levels

This morning, Honda has officially listed all the official specifications, features and trim levels for the Honda e. The prices have been known ever since the model's announcement...

27 January 2020

Total will install around 20,000 EV charging points for the Metropolitan Region Amsterdam Electric

Metropolitan Region Amsterdam Electric has made an agreement with Total which will install and operate up to 20,000 new public charging points in the Netherlands, in the three...

23 January 2020

The new Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio will be Maserati's first BEVs

Following the September 2019 announcement that all new Maserati models will adopt hybrid and battery electric propulsion systems, today the company announced that the Maserati...

23 January 2020

2020 smart EQ fortwo and smart EQ forfour UK prices are announced

The smart EQ series is now on sale in the UK and the local smart website has listed the official prices. Here they are for the basic trims of the models: 2020 smart EQ fortwo...

23 January 2020

Lucid Air is available for reservation in select European countries

Today, Lucid Motors opened the reservations books for its Lucid Air sports sedan in select European countries. For the equivalent of $1,000 USD, customers in Austria, Belgium...

22 January 2020

BMW is second after Tesla in new registrations of EVs and PHEVs for 2019 in Europe

BMW cites an IHS Markit research, according to which the brand is second after Tesla in overall new registrations of EV and PHEV vehicles for 2019 in Europe. Tesla has a market...

22 January 2020

Volkswagen plans to sell 28 million BEVs worldwide by 2028, more than 50% of those - in China

Volkswagen entered the Chinese market some 40 years ago and since then, has sold more than 42 million cars in China. Currently, the Group sells around 40% of its cars in China...

20 January 2020

Volkswagen to buy 20% of Guoxuan - an EV batteries manufacturer in China

Reuters cites two sources who shared that Volkswagen intends to buy 20% of Guoxuan High-tech Co. Ltd. - a Chinese manufacturer of EV batteries. This will happen in the coming...

17 January 2020

Honda and Moixa install five bi-directional V2G chargers outside the Islington Town Hall

Honda announced its partnership with electric car charging software firm Moixa at the Geneva Motor Show in the spring of 2019. It is also a leading shareholder in Moixa as of May...

17 January 2020

Audi invests €100 million for charging stations on its own sites

Today Audi announced that it will invest about EUR 100 million for the establishment of more than 4500 charging points for EVs on its own sites. This independent concept is the...

17 January 2020

FCA and Foxconn are in talks for potential manufacturing of BEVs in China

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) officially confirmed that it is in a discussion process with Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.) regarding the potential creation of an...

17 January 2020

NIO releases an official response for the purported investment interest on behalf of GAC Group

NIO has released an official response for the purported investment interest on behalf of GAC Group. Here we cite the full announcement from NIO without any alterations: "NIO Inc...

16 January 2020

SK Innovation expands its investment in its Georgia, US battery plant

At the end of 2018, SK Innovation decided to build a 9.8GWh/year EV battery plant in Commerce, Jackson County, Georgia. After the groundbreaking ceremony in March last year, the...

16 January 2020

General Motors is in the process of purchasing a site in Lordstown, OH for its EV battery plant

In early December 2019, LG Chem and General Motors announced their plans to build an EV battery plant in the Lordstown area of Northeast Ohio. Now various Detroit media report...

16 January 2020

Enevate introduces its 4th generation of fast-charging battery tech

Enevate is a company that develops a fast charging tech for EV batteries. Backed by Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi via Alliance Ventures since November 2018, it now unveils its 4th...

15 January 2020

Amazon launches 10 Mercedes-Benz eVito vans in Munich

10 Mercedes-Benz eVito vans with full Amazon branding on them are now circulating the streets in central Munich. All are the long body variant of the eVito (5370 mm wheelbase)...

15 January 2020

Volvo will expand its Ridgeville, SC campus with a battery plant for the electric XC90 SUV

The Post and Courier reports that Volvo will expand its Ridgeville, SC campus with a battery plant for the electric XC90. This contains two news, actually. The first is for the...

15 January 2020

GAC Group plans to invest USD 1 billion in NIO

On January 15, Chinese media reported that GAC Group plans to invest 1 billion US dollars in NIO. It is believed that with the launch and delivery of the NIO EC6, the brand's...

15 January 2020

KIA's Plan S includes the launch of 11 EVs by 2025, targets a 6.6% global EV market share

KIA held a special press conference yesterday, during which it presented its "Plan S" - the mid- and long-term strategies of the company to establish a leadership position in the...

15 January 2020

Lexus announces its Lexus Electrified strategy and LF-30 Electrified Concept in Europe

Lexus has made a formal launch in Europe of its "Lexus Electrified" strategy, the Lexus UX 300e and the LF-30 Electrified Concept. With "Lexus Electrified", the Japanese premium...

15 January 2020

The Lexus UX 300e receives a formal announcement for Europe

At the Tokyo Motor Show 2019, Lexus unveiled its global electrification strategy "Lexus Electrified", which enables integrated powertrain, steering, suspension and brake control...

15 January 2020

Neuron EV unveils the VEGA all-electric CUV

Earlier today, Neuron EV a pure electric crossover utility vehicle dubbed VEGA, which stands for Versatile Electric Grand Automobile. It is built on Neuron EV's modular electric...

13 January 2020

More Fisker Ocean specifications and features emerge

After the official launch of the Fisker Ocean at CES 2020, Henrik Fisker unveiled more details about the actual specifications of the vehicle. Fisker Ocean specifications and...

13 January 2020

The Sony Vision-S Prototype is created for safety, comfort, entertainment and adaptability

The Sony Vision-S Prototype is created for safety, comfort, entertainment and adaptability. The all-electric concept car happened to be a great surprise as no-one expected Sony to...

8 January 2020

The VISION AVTR concept by Mercedes is inspired by the Avatar film

Well, it's CES time in Las Vegas, meaning it's concepts time for automakers. This year, Mercedes-Benz has gone wild with its VISION AVTR concept. The extremely futuristic and...

8 January 2020

Audi AI:ME concept, Q4 e-tron concept and E-Tron Sportback are on display at CES 2020

The Audi AI:ME concept was unveiled at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show. The "visionary mobility concept for the megacities of the future" has a compact body and futuristic interior...

8 January 2020

2020 Hyundai Kona EV is now on sale in South Korea

2020 Hyundai Kona EV is now on sale in South Korea. Some of the new model year upgrades include a 10.25-inch navigation system, an air filtration system, heated second-row seats...

8 January 2020

A new lithium-sulfur battery for a range of 1000 km is announced

The Monash University of Australia has announced that its researchers have developed "the world's most efficient lithium-sulphur battery". In more specific terms, their product...

8 January 2020

The Nissan Ariya Concept all-electric crossover is showcased at CES 2020

The Nissan Ariya Concept debuts in North America at the CES 2020 in Las Vegas. This all-electric crossover features Nissan's latest electric drive technology - the e-4ORCE...

8 January 2020

Nissan unveils its e-4ORCE twin-motor AWD system for EVs at CES 2020

Nissan has presented its e-4ORCE dual-motor AWD system for EVs at CES 2020. The main benefits from it are that it delivers instant torque to all four wheels for predictable power...

8 January 2020

Fisker Ocean is official, two other Fisker vehicles are in the works

As promised, Fisker Ocean has been officially unveiled at CES 2020. Exact specifications are missing entirely. Only the target range of 250-300 miles has been re-confirmed and...

5 January 2020

Hyundai and Kia EV exports increase by more than 100% YoY in 2019

Hyundai and Kia report that their combined EV exports more than doubled last year. More specifically, the accumulative exports of both brands amount to 63,414 units in 2019 and...

5 January 2020

ProLogium will showcase its advanced MAB solid-state battery pack at CES 2020

ProLogium Technology is a battery manufacturer from Taiwan which claims it has been able to overcome some of the challenges in developing solid-state batteries for EVs, electric...

4 January 2020

Fisker Ocean will be unveiled at a private event on January 5

Fisker has officially announced that the Fisker Ocean will be unveiled on January 5 at 11:30 AM PST during a private event for reservation holders. The event will be live-streamed...

4 January 2020

LG Chem will use equipment from Lead China for cylindrical batteries that might be used in Tesla cars

According to industry insiders, LG Chem will source winding and stacking process equipment from Lead China for its Nanjing battery plant. These are used for cylindrical and pouch...

4 January 2020

Tesla Q4 2019 production and deliveries numbers

Tesla has announced its Q42019 numbers for produced and delivered vehicles. The total production volume is almost 105,000 units and the deliveries mark another record - 112,000...

3 January 2020

Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus in China is discounted to CNY 299,050

Tesla China celebrates the first produced and delivered Model 3 vehicles in the country with a price cut in the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus. Now this version of the model...

3 January 2020

BMW i3 Urban Suite will be unveiled at CES 2020

BMW is planning to unveil the new BMW i3 Urban Suite at CES, providing a mobility experience perfectly tailored to the needs of drivers and passengers. The BMW i3 Urban Suite has...

3 January 2020

Tesla Model Y Standard Range RWD is now available for order in China

The Tesla Model Y Standard Range RWD is now available for order in China. Three versions of the model are listed on the Chinese Tesla website and here they are: Tesla Model Y...

3 January 2020

BYD teases the BYD Han EV sedan with up to 500 km of range (NEDC)

BYD has teased the design of its upcoming BYD Han. The vehicle will have a pure electric and an ICE version. It will be the new flagship sedan from the brand. The pure-electric...

2 January 2020

BMW i3 will remain in production until 2024 at least

BMW i3 was launched in 2013 and has become quite successful over time with more than 165,000 units being sold worldwide to date. In the press release, BMW confirms that it "will...

2 January 2020

SK Innovation will present EV batteries and technologies that will go beyond EV applications

SK Innovation will participate in CES 2020, the world's largest consumer electronics and IT exhibition, which will be held in Las Vegas, USA from January 7 to 10. Its booth is...

2 January 2020

Reservations for the 2021 Mustang Mach-E First Edition are full

Reservations for the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E First Edition are officially full. This has been confirmed by Ford in a press release. The company has also released some other...

31 December 2019

SK Group will showcase innovative technologies that will shape the future of mobility at CES 2020

SK Group including SK Innovation, SK Telecom, SK Hynix, SKC, will showcase innovative technologies that will shape the future of mobility at CES 2020, the world's largest consumer...

30 December 2019

The Chinese EV battery sector is bound to restructuring

OptimumNano Energy has filed for bankruptcy and liquidation with a court in Shenzen. This is the company that first commercialized EV batteries with a 26.6% market share in 2015...

27 December 2019

Volkswagen passes the 250,000 units mark for EVs, increases production forecast for the next 5 years

Today Volkswagen announced that it increases production forecast of electric cars for the next 5-year period. The group is investing €33 billion in electromobility throughout the...

27 December 2019

Rivian announces $1.3 billion funding round led by T. Rowe Price

At the end of December, Rivian has closed its fourth round of investment for 2019. It amounts to $1.3 billion with main participants in the round being Amazon, Ford Motor Company...

26 December 2019

Hitachi has developed a stereo camera for automatic emergency braking at intersections

Hitachi Automotive Systems has developed a stereo camera that enables Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) at intersections relying on a stereo camera alone by combining distant...

26 December 2019

Volkswagen unveils autonomous robots for mobile EV charging

Volkswagen Group Components has unveiled its latest work - a prototype of a mobile charging robot that drives to the electric car completely autonomously after being started via...

26 December 2019

IBM Research discovered three new materials extracted from seawater for EV batteries

IBM Research has announced a breakthrough in EV batteries materials research. It has come up with "three new and different proprietary materials, which have never before been...

18 December 2019

The purely electric BMW iX3 goes official with a WLTP range of 440 km

BMW has just announced details about the BMW iX3. The pure electric vehicles will be fitted with a 74 kWh (net capacity) battery pack that will be good for a range of 440 km on...

18 December 2019

2020 KIA e-Niro 4 offers several upgrades over the 2019 KIA e-Niro 64 kWh

KIA UK has announced that for MY2020 it will launch an upgraded version of the e-Niro 64 kWh. The 2020 KIA e-Niro 4 has almost the same specifications as the model from the...

17 December 2019

MINI Electric has an estimated EPA range of 110 miles (177 km)

The MINI Electric is already available for pre-order in the US. However, the MINI USA website states that the estimated EPA range of the model is 110 miles which equals to 177 km...

17 December 2019

Fisker Ocean will make its public debut at the 2020 CES in Las Vegas

It's official - Fisker Ocean will make its public debut at the 2020 CES in Las Vegas next month. The vehicle on display will be "a complete production-intent prototype sitting on...

12 December 2019

Porsche Taycan Turbo receives an EPA-rated range of 201 miles (323.5 km)

EPA has listed the 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo on its website unveiling its rating for the model's range - 201 miles, which translates to 323.478 km. The combined energy consumption...

11 December 2019

Porsche has 10,000 sale contracts for the Taycan as part of more than 30,000 reservations

In an interview with the German newspaper Handelsblatt, Porsche's CEO Oliver Blume was quite optimistic for the company's future. In addition to creating 2,000 new jobs this year...

11 December 2019

BMW secures sustainable lithium supplies for battery cells

BMW has announced that it has signed a supply contract with Ganfeng Lithium Co., Ltd. based in Jiangxi (China) which extracts lithium by mining hard-rock deposits in Australia...

11 December 2019

MG Motor India launches the MG ZS in the local market

MG Motor India has launched the MZ ZS EV in the local market. The model is equipped with a 44.5 kWh battery from CATL with a liquid cooling system that ensures up to 340 km of...

6 December 2019

LG Chem and General Motors officially confirm EV battery plant construction in Ohio

It's official: General Motors has officially confirmed its plans to make a joint venture with LG Chem for building an EV battery plant in Ohio. The two companies will invest a...

5 December 2019

Volkswagen ID.3 Pro S has an 11 kW onboard charger and employs a total of 288 cells in a 408V system

Volkswagen has announced that its Brunswick plant is where the batteries for all vehicles based on the MEB platform are and will be produced. It plans to output up to 500,000...

5 December 2019

SK Innovation's EV battery plant in China is ready

SK Innovation has confirmed that its first EV battery plant in China is completed. A completion ceremony was held in Changzhou in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu and was...

5 December 2019

LG Chem and General Motors have reportedly agreed on building an EV battery plant in Ohio

According to Reuters, LG Chem and General Motors have agreed to build an EV battery manufacturing joint venture in the United States. The two sides will participate equally in the...

5 December 2019

The Nikola TRE maquette has been unveiled, official launch is scheduled for next year

Last night, three months after Nikola and Iveco plus FPT announced their partnership, the companies have jointly unveiled the Nikola TRE maquette. This means it is way before...

4 December 2019

SK Innovation signs a contract with the world's top cobalt producer

SK Innovation signed a contract with Glencore of Switzerland, the world's No. 1 cobalt producer, to purchase about 30,000 tons of cobalt for the period from 2020 to 2025. This is...

4 December 2019

Lucid Motors officially brakes ground for its Casa Grande, AR plant

Yesterday, Lucid Motors officially marked the start of the construction of its Casa Grande, Arizona facility together with the Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, the Arizona Commerce...

3 December 2019

Kia promises stable supply of the 2020 Kia Soul EV and the 2030 Kia Niro EV

Kia Motors UK launches its all-electric vehicles for the model year 2020 with the promises that battery shortage issues have been solved and that the company is ready to ensure...

3 December 2019

SK Innovation is aiming to diversify the supply of battery notching equipment

South Korean media report that SK Innovation is aiming to diversify the supply of battery notching equipment. Ultimately, this will help the company to ensure stable long-term...

3 December 2019

BMW will invest 400 million euros for the Dingolfing plant where the BMW iNEXT will be produced

BMW has announced a 400 million euro investment in its Dingolfing plant in Lower Bavaria. The site will be re-structured for the production of electric vehicles, including the...

2 December 2019

The GAC ENO.146 is an all-electric car with a 0.146 drag coefficient

At the Guangzhou Auto Show, GAC Group has showcased the all-electric GAC ENO.146. The .146 in the name stands for the drag coefficient of the vehicle which is one of the lowest in...

29 November 2019

Audi invests €37 billion euro for the next five years, €12 billion euro are for electromobility alone

Audi has announced an increased upfront investment in electromobility for the next five years. The company plans to invest €37 billion euro in research and development, property...

29 November 2019

BMW and Great Wall will build the future Mini E models in China

Today, BMW announced that it will build the future electric Mini models in China together with Great Wall. The two companies have launched the Spotlight Automotive Limited - a...

29 November 2019

2020 Audi e-tron gets an update, increases range by 25 km

This morning Audi has announced that after a number of hardware and software updates, the 2020 Audi e-tron is now able to offer 25 km more range than its predecessors. For...

28 November 2019

Reservations for the 2022 Fisker Ocean are now open

As promised, today Fisker opened the reservations for the 2020 Fisker Ocean all-electric SUV. The vehicle features "vegan interior and recycled materials throughout" and will...

27 November 2019

Tesla Cybertruck official specifications, prices and trim comparison

The Tesla Cybertruck got unveiled today with a striking design, impressive range and features. We have managed to compile in one place all the official specifications and features...

22 November 2019

South Korean EV batteries manufacturers increase market share

According to a report from SNE Research, cited by Yonhap, the South Koream manufacturers of EV batteries experienced an increase in their market shares. LG Chem takes the third...

22 November 2019

Hyundai Lafesta EV and Kia K3 EV will launch in China next year

Hyundai and Kia will aim to strengthen their positions in the EV market in China next year with the launch of two battery-electric vehicles - the Hyundai Lafesta EV and the Kia K3...

22 November 2019

Toyota premiers in China the first Lexus EV - the Lexus UX 300e

Toyota has unveiled its first battery electric vehicle under the Lexus brand. The Lexus UX 300e will be displayed at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition, which will...

21 November 2019

Tesla Cybertruck is official with up to 500+ miles of range

The Tesla Cybertruck unveil was concise and informative. Elon Musk shared Tesla wanted to do something different with the design of the third best selling type of vehicles in the...

21 November 2019

Audi launches the e-tron and the Q2L e-tron in China

At a grand event in Shenzhen, Audi launched the Audi e-tron and the Audi Q2L e-tron for the Chinese market. Mr. Shi Tao, General Manager of FAW-Volkswagen Audi Sales Division...

21 November 2019

BMW and Samsung SDI make a 2.9 bln-euro EV battery supply deal, increases CATL deliveries as well

BMW South Korea announced that BMA and Samsung SDI have concluded an EV battery supply deal worth 2.9 bln-euro. The agreement was signed by BMW's chief purchasing officer, Andreas...

21 November 2019

Official Ford Mustang Mach-E specifications, prices, trim levels

We have managed to gather in one place all trim levels of the Ford Mustang Mach-E with their corresponding specifications, features and prices. We have included not only the five...

20 November 2019

Volkswagen unveils the ID. SPACE VIZZION concept car

Volkswagen unveiled the ID. SPACE VIZZION concept car on the eve of the LA Auto Show. This vehicle is the seventh concept under the ID. brand and combines the "aerodynamic design...

20 November 2019

Porsche Taycan Turbo and Turbo S receive CARB certification for range

The Taycan Forum has published a copy of the California AIr Resources Board (CARB) certification of the Porsche Taycan. According to the document, the Porsche Taycan Turbo has a...

20 November 2019

The Audi e-tron Sportback goes official with up to 300 kW of power and up to 446 km of range

As part of the 2019 LA Auto Show, Audi has announced the e-tron Sportback - its all-electric SUV coupé. Its design is in line with Audi's design idiom and features details that...

19 November 2019

BlackBerry's QNX technology will power Arrival's Generation 2 EVs

Arrival and BlackBerry have announced that the BlackBerry QNX technology will power Arrival's Generation 2 electric vehicles. Prototypes of the first full version of the electric...

19 November 2019

Panasonic develops a battery management technology for evaluating the residual value of Li-Ion batteries

Panasonic announced that together with Professor Masahiro Fukui of Ritsumeikan University, it has developed a new battery management technology that measures a battery's...

19 November 2019

ZF and Wolong Electric will cooperate in the production of electric motors and components

Today, ZF (the company that makes the drive module of the Mercedes-Benz EQC) and Wolong Electric have announced their plans to cooperate in the production of electric motors and...

19 November 2019

Fisker Ocean teased again with 250-300 miles of range

Henrik Fisker teased the Fisker Ocean again suggesting the vehicle will offer 250-300 miles of range. Its post also suggests that the model will be affordable. Earlier, it has...

19 November 2019

Pininfarina Battista will enter production in a year, PURA Vision teased

The first all-electric vehicles from Automobili Pininfarina is the Pininfarina Battista hypercar with 1,397 kW of system power. It was unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show and...

19 November 2019

Lamborghini and MIT patent a new technology for supercapacitors

When someone discusses supercapacitors in the world of battery electric vehicles, the only topic that comes to mind was the Tesla acquisition of Maxwell Technologies which was...

18 November 2019

Foxconn won't build complete EVs, will focus on software-hardware integration instead

The International Conference on the Internet of Vehicles opens up today in Taiwan and will close on November 21st. It will discuss topics related to Vehicle Behavior Model and...

18 November 2019

BMW confirms: the BMW i4 will offer 600 km of WLTP range and 390 kW of power

BMW has confirmed in an official press release that the upcoming BMW i4 will offer 600 km of WLTP range and 390 kW of power. The new four-door Gran Coupé will be based on the same...

18 November 2019

Ford Mustang Mach-E goes official with up to 600 km of WLTP range

Ford has unveiled its first all-electric vehicle - the Mustang Mach-e. This is a purpose-built all-electric crossover that's the first of a total of 14 electrified Ford vehicles...

18 November 2019

The Mustang Mach-E pricing and details leak prior to November 17 unveil

A fast user from the Mach E Forum has managed to detect and make screenshots from the Ford website about the upcoming Mustang Mach-E. The page is now taken down but the...

15 November 2019

Lucid Motors production facility in Arizona is finally in construction stage

In September 2018, Lucid Motors received a $1 billion investment from the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund (PIF), which will allow it to fund the $240m cost of building the...

14 November 2019

Reservations for the all-electric Peugeot e-2008 SUV are open via the Peugeot UK website

Peugeot UK unveiled the all-electric Peugeot e-2008 SUV on June 19th. As of today, reservations for the model are active via Peugeot UK's website. The starting price of the e-2008...

14 November 2019

Volkswagen elaborates on the electric drive at the core of the ID.3 and other MEB vehicles

Today Volkswagen unveiled some more details about the electric drive at the core of the Volkswagen ID.3 and other MEB vehicles for Europe and America. The electric drive is a...

14 November 2019

The all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV will be unveiled on November 17

Ford silently announced that the all-electric SUV Mustang Mach-E will be unveiled on November 17. This happened in a short press release about the speech of Ford's global director...

14 November 2019

BYD will supply 157 electric buses to the Los Angeles Department of Transportation in CA, USA

Earlier this month, Volvo announced that it will supply 157 electric buses to the city of Gothenburg in Sweden. Today, BYD announced that it will supply 130 of its...

14 November 2019

Xpeng Motors receives a round of Series C funding of US$400 million, Xiaomi is a strategic investor

XPENG Motors - a Chinese EV manufacturer - has announced that it has received a Series C capital funding of US$400 million. The capital comes from "a group of strategic and...

14 November 2019

Volkswagen begins the construction of the Chattanooga plant extension for EV production

Volkswagen has started the construction of the Chattanooga plant extension that is meant to produce all-electric vehicles. The investment is about $800 million and will add about...

14 November 2019

Fisker teases the Fisker Ocean yet again, more details will be announced on November 27

Fisker teased again the Fisker Ocean announcing that more details about the vehicle will be unveiled on November 27th - this is when reservations for the vehicle will be open. The...

13 November 2019

Tesla Gigafactory 4 will be built in the Berlin area

During the Tesla Shareholders Meeting in June this year, it was said that Tesla is searching for a location in Europe for a new Gigafactory - Gigafactory 4. Last night, during The...

13 November 2019

Lexus Electric will debut in China on November 22 at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition

The Lexus LF-30 Electrified is a luxury all-electric concept car that was showcased at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show. However, Toyota did not unveil any specifications about the...

11 November 2019

Chevrolet Menlo with 410 km NEDC range will be showcased at Auto Guangzhou 2019 from Nov. 22

The Chevrolet Gala Night 2019 was held in China on November 8th. Instead of adopting the usual theatre-like style of presenting its new products, this time around the company has...

11 November 2019

2020 Tesla Model 3 SR+ dethrones the Hyundai Ioniq Electric as the most efficient electric car

Last week, EPA has updated its listing for electric vehicles that will be available in the US for the 2020 model year. The most noteworthy changes are three. First, the 2020 Tesla...

10 November 2019

Pre-production of the Chinese VW ID.4 begins in the SAIC Volkswagen EV factory

Volkswagen has announced that the EV factory of the SAIC Volkswagen joint venture in China is completed. The facility has been built to produce vehicles based on VW's Modular...

8 November 2019

Sila Nano receives a new round of investment, appoints a former Tesla battery executive as a VP

Sila Nanotechnologies has announced that Kurt Kelty, former Tesla director of battery technology, will serve as Sila Nano's vice president of automotive. Mr Kelty is an expert in...

7 November 2019

LG Chem will produce up to 40GWh of EV batteries in China by the end of 2019

Korean media report that by the end of 2019, LG Chem will produce up to 40GWh of EV batteries in China by the end of 2019. This comprises 56% of the total EV battery production of...

7 November 2019

Ford and Webasto showcase the Mustang Lithium BEV with a 6-speed manual gearbox

Ford and Webasto have joined hands to create the Mustang Lithium - a battery-electric muscle car which is showcased at the SEMA 2019 show this week. The exhibited vehicle is not...

7 November 2019

Germany increases the number of charging stations and EV incentives

Various German media reports that the German authorities are seriously discussing various opportunities for stimulating demand for electric vehicles in the country...

7 November 2019

Toyota and BYD will materialize their BEV cooperation with the creation of a joint venture

On July 19, Toyota and BYD announced their cooperation on creating BEVs. The announcement was very short and lacked detail. Today, the two companies unveiled more info on their...

7 November 2019

Neuron EV showcases the T/ONE and TORQ at the CIIE in Shanghai

At the Second Annual Import Expo in Shanghai, China (CIIE), Neuron EV showcases two new existing products - the Neuron T/ONE electric utility vehicle for commercial and personal...

7 November 2019

Tesla will unveil its Cybertruck on November 21st

Elon Musk has announced on Twitter that Tesla will unveil its Cyber truck on November 21st "in LA near SpaceX rocket factory." Based on various posts regarding the pickup truck...

6 November 2019

Volvo will supply 157 electric buses to the city of Gothenburg, Sweden

Europe's largest order for electric buses to date is a fact. Transdev Sweden has ordered 157 electric buses from Volvo which will serve various routes in Gothenburg, including...

5 November 2019

The electric Chevrolet Menlo will be launched in China on November 8

SAIC GM has announced that its first all-electric model for the Chinese market under the Chevrolet brand will be unveiled on November 8 at the 2019 Chevrolet Gala Night in Hefei...

5 November 2019

The Kia Futuron Concept is the design preview of an electric SUV coupe

KIA has unveiled a new concept vehicle dubbed Futuron and will showcase it during the 2019 China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai starting on November 10th. The...

5 November 2019

GM showcases the Chevrolet E-10 Concept pickup truck at the 2019 SEMA Show

The 2019 SEMA Show has officially started today and one of the most interesting exhibits there is the Chevrolet E-10 Concept. This is an all-electric pickup truck that combines...

5 November 2019

Infiniti gets more serious about electrification, unveils short-term strategy

In a series of press releases from today, Infiniti has unveiled its short-term strategy and its general stance on vehicle electrification. The brand has announced that by 2021...

4 November 2019

Fisker Ocean is the name of the new all-electric SUV from Fisker

Fisker Ocean is the name of the new all-electric SUV from Fisker. This has been announced on Twitter by Mr Fisker himself. He also adds that this is the "most ustainable vehicle...

4 November 2019

Tesla Model 3 price increases with $1,000 in the US and €1,000 in the EU

We noticed that the price of the Tesla Model 3 in the US and in Germany has been updated upwards with $1,000 and €1,000 respectively. This applies mainly to the Model 3 Long Range...

1 November 2019

Volkswagen presents new products, new logo and new goals to the Chinese market

At a dedicated event last night in Guangzhou/Beijing, Volkswagen China presented new products, new logo and new goals to the local public. Of course, it was all evolving around...

1 November 2019

Groupe PSA and FCA agree on a merge, will become the world's 4th largest carmaker

Groupe PSA and FCA talks have resulted in an agreement on a merge of the two companies to form a new business entity with resources owned 50% by Groupe PSA shareholders and 50% by...

31 October 2019

KIA and GS Caltex will mutually develop EV charging techs and services

Today KIA announced that in its domestic market it will partner with GS Caltex to mutually develop EV charging techs and services. KIA is South Korea's №2 carmakers and GS Caltex...

29 October 2019

The official name of the new all-electric Fisker vehicle will be announced next week

Next week, Henrik Fisker will announce the official name of the all-electric Fisker vehicle. This is what Mr Fisker said on Twitter. The post is accompanied by a short teaser...

29 October 2019

BorgWarner's iDM powers a BEV of one of China's top NEV brands

Today BorgWarner announced that its fully integrated drive module (iDM) powers a pure electric vehicle of one of China's top new energy vehicle (NEV) brands. The company's...

29 October 2019

Tesla Model S and Model X range increased by 3 miles

During the conference call after the Q3 2019 earnings report, Elon Musk made clear that the range of Model S and Model X has been incorrectly certified and coupled with some...

29 October 2019

Tesla records a profit in Q3 2019, Shanghai Giga and Model Y are ahead of schedule

Tesla has a lot to celebrate this quarter. After registering record production and deliveries in Q3 of 2019, last night it reported that while it missed the expected revenue with...

24 October 2019

Honda accelerates its Electric Vision strategy by 3 years

Earlier, Honda has announced that by 2025 all of its European mainstream models will feature electrified powertrains. Today, the company said that this strategy has been...

23 October 2019

FCA will set up a Battery Hub at the Mirafiori complex starting in early 2020

In early 2020, FCA will start preparing a Battery Hub at the Mirafiori complex in Turin. This battery assembly complex will supply batteries to the new generations of fully...

23 October 2019

Nissan Ariya Concept goes official, will be the base of a production vehicle

Nissan and Renault have developed a new platform for electric vehicles and the first one to be based on this platform is the Nissan Ariya Concept. The vehicle has just been...

23 October 2019

Toyota unveils the Lexus LF-30 Electrified concept, the first Lexus BEV will be unveiled in November

The Lexus LF-30 Electrified "embodies the vision of Lexus' electrification". Toyota's vision of what a luxury all-electric Lexus car should look like is showcased at the 46th...

23 October 2019

2020 Mazda MX-30 goes official with a 35.5 kWh battery and starting price of €33,990

Mazda goes electric. No doubt about that. It has already announced its plans to offer an electrified version of each of its model line-ups by 2030. Electrified means hybrid, PHEV...

23 October 2019

The Elec: "Tesla will produce its own batteries"

Based on industry sources from South Korea, The Elec reports that Tesla will produce its own batteries. This is what the media and industry sources conclude from the fact that...

21 October 2019

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC goes on sale in South Korea tomorrow

Daimler will launch the 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC 4MATIC in South Korea this weak with sales starting tomorrow - October 22nd. The model is priced at 105 million won (US$89,000)...

21 October 2019

Hyundai has developed the world's first machine-learning-based Smart Cruise Control (SCC-ML)

Hyundai has developed the world's first machine-learning-based Smart Cruise Control (SCC-ML). The company said in a statement that this technology "incorporates the driver's...

20 October 2019

CATL brakes ground of its battery factory in Germany

CATL's first battery factory outside China happens to be in Germany. Today the company started its construction on a former Solarworld property. The 23 ha green land should...

18 October 2019

Toyota to showcase its production-ready ultra-compact BEV at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show

Toyota will showcase its production-ready ultra-compact BEV at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, starting next week. This will happen during the FUTURE EXPO special exhibition. The...

17 October 2019

Volvo XC40 Recharge is official with a 78 kWh battery

Volvo has just announced the Volvo XC40 Recharge - the brand's first all-electric vehicle. The company promised it will launch one BEV per year as of now and 10-20% of its lineup...

16 October 2019

The Morris JE is a 1950's Morris J-Type inspired van with an all-electric powertrain

The Morris JE is an all-electric van that draws inspiration from the 1950s Morris J-type iconic van. It is based on a lightweight, modular chassis that allows for future...

15 October 2019

The all-electric Kinetik 07 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.7 seconds

Kinetik Automotive is Bulgarian company that has just announced its first all-electric vehicle - the Kinetik 07. Initially conceived as an electric version to the legendary Lotus...

14 October 2019

The Porsche Taycan 4S is officially announced

True to its naming nomenclature and launch policy, Porsche has launched the Taycan 4S. After announcing the top tier Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S, it is the mid-range model's...

14 October 2019

Hyundai Spain demonstrates the hydrogen-powered Nexo SUV exhausts only water and oxygen

Hyundai Spain and the brand ambassador Mireia Belmonte who is an Olympic athlete demonstrate in an official video that the hydrogen-powered Nexo SUV exhausts only water and...

14 October 2019

CATL and VWCO announce a strategic partnership for commercial vehicles

CATL and Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus (VWCO) have entered strategic long-term cooperation. According to the agreement, CATL will provide one of the largest Latin American...

14 October 2019

The next-generation Mirai Concept from Toyota looks stunning

The next-generation Mirai Concept from Toyota looks stunning. It will be unveiled at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show from October 24 until November 4. This fuel-cell concept electric...

11 October 2019

Tesla's Q3 2019 financial results will be announced on October 23rd

On October 23, 2019, after market close, Tesla will unveil its Q3 2019 financial results. A brief advisory containing a link to the Q3 2019 Update Letter will be published on the...

10 October 2019

Toyota teases the first Lexus all-electric vehicle (teaser video included)

Toyota teased the first all-electric vehicle from its luxury brand Lexus. The Lexus BEV concept will make its public debut at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show from October 23 through...

10 October 2019

Renault will expand its range of EV models to cover more car segments

According to Bloomberg who spoke with Emmanuel Bouvier, commercial director of Renault's EV department, Renault is preparing a bigger EV model that will compete with the Tesla...

9 October 2019

Fisker will unveil its first all-electric car in the beginning of 2020

Henrik Fisker announced on Twitter that his company will unveil its first all-electric car "in the beginning of next year". According to previous Fisker posts on Twitter, the car...

9 October 2019

The Volvo XC40 Electric will arrive with Google services and a brand new Android infotainment system

For the upcoming Volvo XC40 Electric, Volvo plans on creating a totally new infotainment system that will arrive with Google services embedded and will be based on Android. Volvo...

9 October 2019

Audi teases a new concept EV based on the PPE platform

Audi is prepping the premiere of a new EV concept which will be based on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE). The size and shape of the concept vehicle are strongly reminiscent of...

4 October 2019

Tesla registers record production and deliveries in Q3 of 2019

Tesla has just announced record production of 96,155 vehicles and record deliveries of approximately 97,000 vehicles for Q3 of 2019. The company also mentioned record net orders...

2 October 2019

The Nissan IMk concept hints at the new direction of Nissan's design language

The Nissan IMk is an all-electric concept vehicle that hints at the new direction of Nissan's design language. Aiming to create the "ultimate urban commuter", Nissan's designers...

2 October 2019

The fully-electric Volvo XC40 is teased again, will be based on the CMA platform

A week ago, Volvo announced that it will unveil the fully electric XC40 SUV on October 16th. Today, the company teased the model again. If the former press-release was focused on...

2 October 2019

Neuron EV unveils a duo of modular electric trucks

Some three months ago, Neuron EV unveiled its Multipurpose Autonomous Platform (MAP). Today, the company took the next step and unveiled two trucks based on this platform - the...

1 October 2019

Byton M-Byte will be produced in South Korea by Myongshin in a former GM plant

Reuters reports that the Byton M-Byte will be produced in South Korea by Myongshin an MS Autotech subsidiary. The Korean company will build more than 50,000 EVs per year for...

27 September 2019

SK Innovation and EVE Energy make a joint venture for EV batteries production in China

SK Innovation and EVE Energy will establish a 50:50 joint venture to produce EV batteries in China. The Korean giant will invest US$525 million and the China-based EVE Energy will...

27 September 2019

Hyundai and Cummins sing a MOU for collaboration on hydrogen fuel cell technology

Hyundai remains quite focus on hydrogen fuel cell technologies. It has recently signed a MOU for collaboration on such technologies with Cummins - a producer of electric...

27 September 2019

Polestar 2 available for configuring in Europe, prices start from €59,900 / £49,000 for the Launch Edition

Polestar 2 was announced at the end of February and debuted in China in mid-April with local production to set off in February 2020. Now the vehicle is available for configuring...

27 September 2019

The all-electric Bollinger B1 and Bollinger B2 are unveiled

The first all-electric pickup truck in America is announced. Bollinger B2 is considered the world's first all-electric off-road and on-road truck, together with the Bollinger B2...

26 September 2019

Uber and EVgo sign a MOU for accelerating the electrification of rideshare across the US

Uber and EVgo have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to accelerate the electrification of rideshare across the US It has been signed during Climate Week at an event at the Midway...

26 September 2019

All new Maserati models will adopt hybrid and battery electric propulsion systems

Today Maserati has announced that its all new models from now on will adopt hybrid and battery electric propulsion systems. They will also be 100% made in Italy. This strategy is...

26 September 2019

Hyundai has begun testing its first all-electric racer - the Veloster N ETCR

Hyundai Motorsport announces that it has begun testing its first all-electric racer - the Veloster N ETCR. Unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show earlier this month, the racer is...

26 September 2019

Umicore will supply LG Chem with NCM cathode materials for EV batteries

Umicore and LG Chem have signed a long-term agreement under which Umicore will supply LG Chem with NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt) cathode materials for producing battery cells for...

25 September 2019

Samsung SDI will supply battery cells and modules to Akasol for two global commercial vehicle manufacturers

Samsung SDI and Akasol have signed an agreement for the supply of battery cells and modules that will be used in Akasol batteries for two leading global commercial vehicle...

25 September 2019

Hyundai aims at launching a fully autonomous vehicle in 5 years

Hyundai aims at launching a fully autonomous vehicle in 5 years. This information comes directly from Hyundai's Executive Vice Chairman Chung Euisun as reported by Yonhap. He said...

25 September 2019

The Fiat Concept Centoventi receives a Red Dot Award 2019

The Red Dot Award is one of the most prestigious international design competitions for product design, communication design and design concepts. FCA has announced today that its...

25 September 2019

Volvo will present the fully electric XC40 SUV on October 16th

Today Volvo announced its first fully electric vehicle - the XC40 SUV, which will be officially presented on October 16th. The company promises to reveal more details in the...

25 September 2019

Confirmed: Mazda will unveil its first all-electric vehicle at the Tokyo Motor Show on October 23rd

In an official press release, Mazda has confirmed that the first Mazda EV will be unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show. Mazda's press conference starts at 11:20 a.m. on October 23rd...

25 September 2019

Volkswagen will invest €1 billion in its 16 GWh battery factory in Salzgitter

Volkswagen has just announced that it will start battery cell development and production in Salzgitter, Lower Saxony. In the course of the next 4-5 years, the total investment in...

23 September 2019

First sketches of the Polestar 3, will be based on Volvo's SPA platform

The Polestar 1 is being built as a small series vehicle in the recently inaugurated Polestar plant in Chengdu, China. The Polestar 2 rolls off the line with the Volvo XC 40 and...

23 September 2019

Pricing and trim levels for the MINI Cooper SE are announced

BMW has announced the pricing and trim levels for the all-electric MINI Cooper SE. To "keep things simple and iconic", you should go for the MINI Cooper SE Level I with a starting...

18 September 2019

Volkswagen ID.3 - official specifications of the lineup

Volkswagen has announced the ID.3 officially earlier this month but as usual, the official numbers have been scarce and most of the data has been known since May when VW...

18 September 2019

2020 Renault Zoe 52 kWh goes on sale in Europe, pricing starts at €19,900

Unveiled at the beginning of June, 2020 Renault Zoe 52 kWh is finally open for sale in Europe. It offers a design and specs upgrade over the previous models. For starters, the new...

13 September 2019

Tesla Model S P100D+ with a Plaid drivetrain sum-up

Elon Musk surely does know how to build hype. With the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show being at its end and after the myriad of new announcements there, Tesla and Musk teased a special...

13 September 2019

Aiways U5 arrives in Frankfurt from China, sets a world record

Aiways is a Chinese EV manufacturer. Its Aiways U5 has set a Guiness World Record for the "longest journey by an electric vehicle (prototype)." Two U5 SUVs have travelled the...

11 September 2019

SVOLT showcases new Li-Ion batteries with stacking technology, will build a battery plant in Europe

At the IAA 2019 in Europ, SVOLT showcases a number of new Li-Ion batteries based on its stacking technology. It has a competitive edge by pioneering the use of high-speed stacking...

11 September 2019

CATL focuses on the development of cell-to-pack (CTP) EV batteries

At the IFA 2019 in Frankfurt, CATL declared its focus on the development of cell-to-pack (CTP) EV batteries. This the company's latest product platform that improves battery pack...

11 September 2019

IONITY launches new 350 kW DC chargers in Europe

At this year's IAA in Frankfurt, IONITY launched its new 350 kW High-Power DC chargers in Europe. They are 2.6 m high and have a unique multi-functional LED light ring - The Halo...

11 September 2019

Opel Corsa-e and Opel Corsa-e Rally make their world debut at the IFA 2019 in Frankfurt

Opel Corsa-e and Opel Corsa-e Rally make their world debut at the IFA 2019 in Frankfurt. Visitors of the show can check them out at stand D31 in hall 11.0 during the public days...

10 September 2019

Hyundai Motorsport unveils its first all-electric race car - the Veloster N ETCR

As expected, Hyundai Motorsport unveiled its first all-electric race car. It has been designed and built at Hyundai Motorsport's headquarters in Alzenau, Germany. It is based on...

10 September 2019

CUPRA Tavascan is presented at the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt

CUPRA Tavascan is an all-electric concept vehicle that has "the silhouette of a four-door crossover, with the presence of an SUV and the sleekness of a sporty coupe." It is based...

10 September 2019

The BYTON M-Byte all-electric SUV goes official with a range of up to 435 km

As planned, BYTON unveiled the M-Byte - its first all-electric SUV. The model arrives with two trims. The base one is equipped with a single rear-mounted electric motor with 200...

10 September 2019

The Honda e debuts at the IAA 2019, costs €29,470 / £26,160

The final production version of the Honda e that's mainly Europe- and Japan-bound has been unveiled at the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt. Prices for Honda e will start from €29,470 in...

10 September 2019

Audi AI:TRAIL quattro - the off-roader of the future with up to Level 4 autonomous driving

Audi has unveiled the Audi AI:TRAIL quattro - a concept off-road vehicle that's driven by electricity. The four-seater features a cabin that's made almost entirely of glass and...

10 September 2019

Hyundai unveils its 45 self-driving EV concept at the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt

Hyundai unveiled its 45 EV concept at the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt. The "45" moniker pays homage to the 45-year-old iconic Hyundai Pony Coupe Concept, to introduce an entirely new...

10 September 2019

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS is officially unveiled with a range of 700 km

Today, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the Vision EQS concept all-electric sedan which will offer a range of 700 km (WLTP). The battery capacity is approx. 100 kWh and the vehicle is...

10 September 2019

ŠKODA CITIGOe iV pricing is unveiled

The ŠKODA CITIGOe iV was unveiled at the end of May this year and after the reservations were open in July, it is now the time for the official pricing to be unveiled. The ŠKODA...

9 September 2019

Volkswagen ID.3 official photos

Volkswagen ID.3 has been unveiled tonight and here's a list of the official photos of the model. It will arrive in three battery pack versions - ID.3 Pure with 45 kWh for 330 km...

9 September 2019

Volkswagen unveils the ID. Family, ID.3, new logo

Without doubt, September 9 2019, is Volkswagen's night as the brand launches to market the long-awaited Volkswagen ID.3 and introduces its new brand identity. The new VW logo is...

9 September 2019

Daimler teases the Mercedes-Benz EQS once again, this time with a video

Daimler has kept a tight lip on the Mercedes-Benz EQS concept. So far, it has released only one shot of the vehicle depicting it under wraps. Today, the company teased it on...

9 September 2019

BMW recalls 2019 BMW i3 and i8 models

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced a recall on 2019 BMW i3, i3 ReX and i8 models. The problem is an eventual loss of propulsion due to a...

9 September 2019

Hyundai and Kia have sold a total of 44,838 EVs in H1 of 2019

Hyundai and Kia have sold a total of 44,838 EVs in the first six months of the year. This more than doubles the 18,445 units sold last year. Hyundai sold 30,963 units, with the...

9 September 2019

Hyundai and Kia invest in IONITY

IONITY is a joint venture between BMW Group, Ford Motor Company, Daimler AG, and the Volkswagen Group with Porsche AG. Today it announced there's a new shareholder on board...

9 September 2019

What all-electric vehicles to expect at the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt next week

Audi AI: Trail quattro and Audi Aicon At the IAA 2019, Audi will showcase the Audi AI: Trail quattro - the concept study of an electrically powered off-roader of the future. It...

7 September 2019

The 2020 Audi e-tron FE06 Formula E racer gets a design overhaul

The Audi e-tron FE06 race car will be unveiled publicly for the first time at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt next week. It presents new colors and evolutionary...

7 September 2019

2020 Volkswagen e-up! is announced with a higher range and lower price than its predecessors

2020 Volkswagen e-up! has been announced with a higher range and lower price than its predecessors. The price is €21,975 and minus all subsidies it becomes €17,595. The range has...

7 September 2019

CATL and Bosch will cooperate for the creation of 48-volt battery systems for EVs

CATL and Bosch have signed a long-term strategic cooperation agreement. CATL will supply 48-volt battery cells for Bosch's 48-volt battery system worldwide. Bosch's solution is...

7 September 2019

Porsche increases its stake in Rimac to 15.5%

Porsche has announced that it has increased its stake in technology and sports car company Rimac Automobili to 15.5%. The latter focus on battery technology within the...

7 September 2019