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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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

17 July 2019

Dongfeng and Nissan launch two electric pickups in China

Nissan and Dongfeng's joint venture in China dubbed Zhengzhou Nissan has announced two all-electric pickups for the local market. The first one is the Dongfeng Rich 6 EV a.k.a...

16 July 2019

Tesla updates prices and model lineups

Yet another Tesla models and prices update as of yesterday's night. For starters, the Model S and Model X lose the Standard Range options. Secondly, the Model S and Model X...

16 July 2019

Automobili Pininfarina's Battista will make its public debut on August 16th

Automobili Pininfarina has confirmed that the Battista - the world's first pure-electric luxury hypercar will make its public debut tomorrow - on August 16th during the Monterey...

15 July 2019

Mercedes-Benz eVito Tourer debuts in Berlin with the BerlKönig on-demand public transport offering

Mercedes-Benz eVito Tourer has debuted in Berlin with the BerlKönig on-demand public transport offering. A total of 19 eVito Tourer units are available for this service and are...

12 July 2019

Nissan Leaf now available in Australia, costs AUD 49,990

As of today, Nissan Leaf will be available for purchase in Australia. The model will have "a single high-spec grade" and will cost AUD 49,990. The trim corresponds to the highest...

12 July 2019

Ford will build an electric car on VW's MEB platform, both invest in Argo AI

As promised, Volkswagen and Ford announce more information about their future cooperation. Herbert Diess (CEO Volkswagen Group) and Jim Hackett (CEO Ford Motor Company) confirmed...

12 July 2019

LG Chem is eyeing the US as a possible site for a new EV batteries production facility

Reuters reports that according to "three people familiar with the matter" LG Chem is looking at a possible construction of a second EV battery production plant in the US...

12 July 2019

China new electric vehicles market statistics, BEVs are still going strong

According to the latest statistical data from the The Traffic Management Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security reported by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers...

12 July 2019

EV batteries prices will drop to US$100/kWh in 2022

Digitimes Research reports that the batteries for electric vehicles will decrease to US$100/kWh in 2022. This will be a decline of 45.7% compared to 2018. Currently, an EV battery...

12 July 2019

FCA to invest €700 million in the Fiat 500 BEV, production to start in Q2 of 2020

Earlier today, FCA announced that it will invest €700 million in the production of the Fiat 500 BEV. The production is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2020 and the...

11 July 2019

Volkswagen ID.3 dashboard teased in a commercial

Volkswagen has released an ID.3 commercial which focuses on the model's interior and more specifically - the dashboard. Those of you who have already checked out the dash of the...

10 July 2019

The Bentley EXP 100 GT concept is unveiled as the epitome of luxurious electric mobility of the future

Today the Bentley brand celebrates its 100th birthday and to commemorate this day, it chose to introduce its first fully electric concept vehicle - the Bentley EXP 100 GT...

10 July 2019

ZF supplies the whole electric drive module for the Mercedes-Benz EQC

In front of the Stuttgart press, ZF CEO Wolf-Henning Scheider said that ZF is supplying the electric drive package for Mercedes-Benz in the new EQC. He referred to this as a...

10 July 2019

A 57% YoY increase in NME in EV batteries drives battery nickel demand higher

Adamas Intelligence reports that in May 2019 there has been a 57% increase in the deployment of nickel metal equivalent (NME) in EV batteries around the world compared to May...

10 July 2019

Tesla plans on increasing its production volume

Bloomberg reports that according to an internal email to employees from Tesla's automotive president, Jerome Guillen, Tesla plans on increasing production volumes. Guillen wrote...

10 July 2019

Hyundai-Kia will build its own DC charging network in South Korea, will be open to third parties

ETNews reports that Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group will make its own charging infrastructure in South Korea. This information comes from "industry sources", who also shared that the...

10 July 2019

Volkswagen has begun production of ID.3 components in Germany

In the next ten years, the Volkswagen Group will launch 70 pure electric cars on the market. The ID.3 is the first of those. Volkswagen continues heating up the audience about the...

10 July 2019

Hyundai appoints a former BMW designer as head of its Hyundai Design Innovation Group

Suh Ju-ho, 48, has been appointed by Hyundai as VP and head of Hyundai Design Innovation Group with the task to further strengthen the company's presence in the design domain. He...

10 July 2019

The all-electric MINI Cooper SE is official, packs a 32.6 kWh battery

At an event in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, MINI has unveiled its first all-electric car - the MINI Cooper SE. Based on the already familiar BMW i3s permanent magnet synchronous...

9 July 2019

Neuron EV unveils its Multipurpose Autonomous Platform (MAP)

After unveiling its "new paradigm of transportation" dubbed HUB (Harmony, Utility, Balance) in May, yesterday Neuron EV unveiled its Multipurpose Autonomous Platform (MAP). This...

9 July 2019

NCM 811 batteries deployed in passenger EVs up 113% in May compared to April 2019

According to the monthly report from Adamas Intelligence, NCM 811 batteries deployed in passenger EVs (measured by capacity in MWh) are up 113% in May compared to April 2019. In...

9 July 2019

LG Chem aims to increase its EV battery sales five times in 2024

Yesterday, LG Chem held in Seoul a special press conference unveiling the main management tasks, mid- and long-term strategies of the company. This also the first press conference...

9 July 2019

Elon Musk: no "refreshed" Model X or Model S coming

Today Elon Musk slashed the hopes of many people and straightforwardly said that there are "no "refreshed" Model X or Model S coming". It seems he's been slightly irritated by the...

9 July 2019

Toyota will partner with PSA Group to launch electrified LCVs in Europe in 2020 and 2021

Toyota Motor Europe has announced its plans for expanding in the commercial vehicle business. It will launch new models and will embark on a new LCV brand strategy dubbed "Toyota...

8 July 2019

Tesla vehicles with HW2 will "most likely" start to update to HW3 in Q4 of 2019

When asked when Tesla will start upgrading the existing HW2 fleet to HW3, Elon Musk answered: "End of Q4, most likely". Earlier information points that 528,000 Tesla models with...

8 July 2019

Porsche Taycan at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (video included)

After visiting Shanghai, the Porsche Taycan attended the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. This is a part of the company's overall communication strategy regarding its first...

8 July 2019

Volkswagen will share its MEB platform for electric vehicles with Ford

Reuters reports that Volkswagen will share its MEB platform for electric vehicles with Ford. According to "a source familiar with the matter", the two companies will extend their...

8 July 2019

VW ID.R is "the first electric race car to beat Formula 1"

Volkswagen ID.R has set a new all-time record at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It has been driven by Romain Dumas who completed the 1.86-kilometre track in the south of England...

8 July 2019

Volkswagen plans to launch 30 SUV models, including all-electric ones by 2025

Volkswagen announced that in the future it will be focusing on building zero-emission SUVs as it sees it as a rapidly growing segment. In the past fiscal year, Volkswagen Group...

8 July 2019

Volkswagen ID.3 to have a 58 kWh and a 77 kWh battery variant and a 150 kW motor

UK's Autocar has made an early review of Volkswagen ID.3. In addition to the personal observations of the reviewer, some interesting facts about the car were shared. The article...

5 July 2019

Daimler and BMW agree on long-term joint development of autonomous driving techs

Today Daimler and BMW have signed an agreement for long-term cooperation on joint development of SAE Level 4 technologies including driver assistance systems, automated driving on...

4 July 2019

The Lotus Type 130 hypercar is named Evija, will be unveiled in London this month

At the Goodwood Festival of Speed Lotus showcased its Type 130 hypercar and unveiled its name - Evija. Pronounced "ev-eye-a", it means "the first in existence" or "the living...

4 July 2019

Reservations for the Škoda CITIGOe iV are open in Norway

After the 2020 VW e-Up! opened reservations in the Netherlands, Škoda Norway has opened reservations for the Škoda CITIGOe iV on its website. To make the reservation, you need...

4 July 2019

Japan's Ministry of transport tests the Toyota i-Road and 18 other ultra-mini EVs in Tokyo

Remember the day when Toyota unveiled its BEV development roadmap? Though it lacked specifics about exact models, the presentation did mention more details on one of the very...

4 July 2019

Toyota, Sharp and NEDO will start public road trials of EVs with high-efficiency solar batteries

Later this month, Toyota, Sharp and Nedo will start public road trials of EVs with high-efficiency solar batteries. The goal is to assess the effectiveness of improvements in...

4 July 2019

Volkswagen unveils the Type 20 concept that combines Volkswagen heritage and futuristic technology

Volkswagen Group of America has unveiled the Type 20 concept vehicle, which combines the Volkswagen heritage and futuristic technology. Based on the 1962 Type 2 11-window...

3 July 2019

2020 Volkswagen e-up! with more than 250 km of range is open for reservations in the Netherlands

Volkswagen has listed the 2020 e-up! on its Netherlands website. The page does not give any specifications about the model. It explicitly states that the sibling of ŠKODA CITIGOe...

3 July 2019

Euro NCAP: Tesla Model 3 achieves a 5-star safety rating (test video attached)

Today Euro NCAP has released the safety ratings of six new cars and four of them have achieved five stars. One of those is Tesla Model 3, the only all-electric car among those...

3 July 2019

Official numbers of Tesla vehicles productions and deliveries for Q2 2019

In an official press release, Tesla has shared the numbers for the vehicles it has produced and delivered in Q2 2019. The announcement stresses on the fact that the quarterly...

3 July 2019

Volkswagen Group plans to produce around 11.6 million e-cars in China by 2028

At the first World New Energy Vehicle Congress (WNEVC) in the southern Chinese city of Boao, the CEO of Volkswagen AG, Dr. Herbert Diess, gave a speech about Volkswagen's strategy...

2 July 2019

Honda e reservations for priority ordering are now open in select markets

The Honda e reservations for priority ordering are now open in select markets. The vehicle is positioned in the compact car segment created especially for urban environments and...

2 July 2019

Bentley EXP 100 GT - Bentley teases its first fully electric concept

On its 100th birthday, Bentley will unveil its first fully electric concept vehicle - the Bentley EXP 100 GT. The date is July 10, 2019. Conceived as the "future of grand...

1 July 2019

Still camouflaged Porsche Taycan visits Shanghai

Porsche is embarking on a more aggressive communication strategy regarding its first all-electric sports car - the Taycan. In a period of three weeks, a Taycan prototype will...

1 July 2019

Ford Europe will announce an all-new Mustang-inspired fully electric vehicle in late 2020

In a rather detailed press release from yesterday, Ford Europe explains a serious structural and strategic change that results in its current roadmap for sustainable...

28 June 2019

The first sketches of the series-production Taycan are unveiled

Three months ahead of the official announcement, Porsche unveils the first detailed exterior sketches of the series-production Taycan. Speaking about the design of the model...

28 June 2019

Volkswagen WeShare with a full-electric fleet is launched in Berlin

Volkswagen WeShare is a car-sharing service, which has been launched today in Berlin. It consists of an entirely electric fleet, including 1,500 e-Golfs, which are to be followed...

27 June 2019

Аlliance Ventures invests in The Mobility House for another push at electric mobility

Аlliance Ventures is the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi. It has just announced an investment in The Mobility House, a technology company based in...

27 June 2019

Aston Martin Lagonda to host a two-day Electric Future event in London

Aston Martin Lagonda will host a two-day Electric Future event in London to showcase its zero emission powertrain and autonomous driving technologies. Such an event is a first for...

26 June 2019

Hyundai's first prototype based on its new platform for EVs has entered production

Hyundai's first SUV prototype based on the company's Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) is currently in production. It should be completed by December this year. Moreover...

25 June 2019

BMW updates its plans for launching pure EVs

BMW has announced that it will achieve its target of offering 25 electrified models by 2025 two years earlier - in 2023. More than half of the 25 models will be fully electric...

25 June 2019

BMW's Power BEV explores what is technically possible

During its #NextGEN conference earlier today, BMW showcased the "Power BEV" - a trial vehicle that demonstrates what is technically possible in the world of all-electric cars...

25 June 2019

Hyundai, Jeju and MOTIE create a center for recycling EV batteries

On June 26th, an Industrial Center for Electric Car Batteries will be officially opened on Jeju Island, South Korea. This facilities is established to recycle used batteries from...

25 June 2019

Mini will unveil the all-electric Mini Cooper SE on July 9, reservations are open in 5 EU countries

Mini has announced that the all-electric Mini Cooper SE will be announced on July 9. Currently, the vehicle may be pre-ordered in five European countries: Germany, Norway, Sweden...

20 June 2019

Renault and Nissan sign an exclusive agreement with Waymo for driverless mobility services

Today, Renault and Nissan on one hand and Waymo on the other have signed an exclusive agreement for an initial period to explore all aspects of driverless mobility services for...

20 June 2019

Peugeot e-2008 SUV is announced with a 50 kWh battery and a 100 kW motor

Today, Peugeot announced the ICE 2008 and the all-electric e-2008 SUV. Of course, we're interested in the second model. The manufacturer plans a market launch for early 2020...

19 June 2019

NIO started the first deliveries of its all-electric ES6 SUV

Today, the first NIO ES6 Premier Edition were delivered to users in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. The Premier Edition has all optional features included and packs the more...

18 June 2019

Volvo and NVIDIA to develop advanced AI platform for autonomous trucks

Volvo and NVIDIA have just announced that they've signed an agreement to jointly develop the decision-making system of autonomous commercial vehicles and machines. The system will...

18 June 2019

UPDATED: 2020 Renault Zoe 52 kWh specs and video

The UK Renault Zoe & ZE Owners Club had "exclusive access to the new Renault Zoe at a secret location in Paris". They managed to make a video depicting the 2020 Renault Zoe 52 kWh...

17 June 2019

The VW ID. 3 and other ID. models will come with a choice of batteries for up to 550 km of range

A few minutes ago, Volkswagen unveiled a bit more details about the batteries of the ID. electric vehicles confirming the Volkswagen ID.3 will enter production before the end of...

17 June 2019

KITECH comes up with a new tech for producing solid-state batteries for EVs

The Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH) said in a statement that it has developed a technology for manufacturing all-solid-state batteries that can eliminate the...

17 June 2019

Byton M-Byte's production interior shown off in official photos

In celebration of the official opening of the Byton's Shanghai Design Studio today, the company unveiled photos of the interior of the production version of the M-Byte SUV. The...

13 June 2019

Honda e will have a 35.5 kWh water-cooled battery, to be based on a dedicated EV platform

Honda has just unveiled its dedicated EV platform for the production version of the Honda e. The brand's first all-electric compact vehicle will be based on this platform that has...

13 June 2019

CATL will expand its battery production capacity to 136.6GWh in 2022

According to Taiwanese media Digitimes Reasearch, CATL will expand its annual production capacity for lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles and energy storage systems to...

13 June 2019

Hyundai and Aurora plan to commercialize Level 4 driverless car technologies by 2021

Hyundai announced it has invested in US startup Aurora Innovation to strengthen the self-driving technology for its own vehicles and models from its sister brand Kia. The...

13 June 2019

LG Chem and Geely make a joint venture in China for producing EV batteries

Korea's main news agency Yonhap reports that LG Chem and Chinese automaker Geely are to create a 50:50 joint venture based in China for producing EV batteries. Each of the...

12 June 2019

Tesla Semi will enter production at the end of 2020, the "Cyberpunk truck" will be unveiled this summer

The production schedule of the Tesla pickup truck and Semi has been updated. Elon Musk said that Model Y will be coming in a year or so. The pickup truck will be unveiled this...

12 June 2019

V3 Superchargers are installed around the world

"The scope of technology advance in Tesla is really massive on many fronts," said Elon Musk prior to unveiling that V3 Superchargers are installed around the world. They offer a...

12 June 2019

Tesla is looking for a location in Europe for a new Gigafactory

During an overview of the current state and achievements of Tesla's Gigafactories as part of the Tesla Shareholders Meeting, it has been unveiled that currently, Tesla is...

12 June 2019

Tesla will be capable to offer a vehicle with a 400-mile range

The Tesla Shareholders Meeting began with a few data and sliders that unveil the company's prevailing over the competition in terms of both competence, capabilities and market...

11 June 2019

Tesla patents a method and system for checking the status of the electrolyte in Li-Ion battery cells

It's always interesting to learn about innovations especially when they make driving a car safer and extend product life. It seems that a few days ago Tesla has published a patent...

10 June 2019

Tesla officially pushes the Navigate on Autopilot function in China

Tesla will officially launch the latest version of the Navigate on Autopilot function in China. It suggests lane changes to optimize your route, makes adjustments and...

10 June 2019

Ford introduced its first all-electric vehicle in China, calls it Territory EV

Ford China has announced that with Jiangling Motors it will jointly develop Ford's first all-electric model for China. The Ford Territory EV will have up to 360 km / 224 miles of...

9 June 2019

2020 Hyundai IONIQ Electric prices are announced

Hyundai has announced the prices for the 2020 IONIQ Electric. The starting price for the model in Germany is EUR 34,900. In the UK, it costs GBP 27,250 and in the US - USD 30,700...

7 June 2019

The 2020 Renault Zoe caught on camera in heavy camouflage

Carscoops's camera has caught the 2020 Renault Zoe in heavy camouflage during the model's tests in warm weather conditions in South Europe. This should be Zoe's second generation...

7 June 2019

UPDATED; Toyota speeds up BEV plans, will launch an ultra-compact two-seat car

Reuters reports that Toyota speeds up its plans for electrifying half of its fleet by 5 years. The deadline it has set is now 2025. This information comes from Toyota's Executive...

7 June 2019

A GM electric pickup truck is in development, the company expects a drop in EV prices

In a conversation with Wall Street analysts at the UBS Global Industrials and Transportation Conference, General Motors President Mark Reuss said that the company will have "a...

7 June 2019

A Peugeot e-208 prototype will participate at the Fully Charged Live event this weekend

In addition to Aston Martin Rapide E, another all-electric vehicle will take part in the Fully Charged Live event this weekend - Peugeot e-208. The event will be held at...

6 June 2019

Volkswagen plans on installing 36,000 charging points in Europe by 2025

Volkswagen has just announced that it will be installing a total of 36,000 charging points by 2025. 11,000 of these are to be developed by the Volkswagen brand and will be...

6 June 2019

Nio will receive an investment of up to CNY 10 billion ($1.45 billion)

The state-owned fund E-Town Capital in Beijing will make an investment of up to CNY 10 billion ($1.45 billion) in Nio. The two parties have made a framework agreement as a result...

6 June 2019

Toyota and Subaru will jointly develop a BEV platform and an all-electric SUV

Toyota has just announced that it will jointly develop with Subaru a platform for battery electric midsize and large passenger vehicles and a C-segment-class all-electric SUV. The...

6 June 2019

FCA withdraws merger proposal to Groupe Renault

A few hours ago, after a board meeting under the Chairmanship of John Elkann, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has reached the decision to withdraw its merger proposal to Groupe Renault...

5 June 2019

Absolute Markets Insights: global EV charging station market will grow by 29% CAGR till 2027

Absolute Markets Insights forecasts a 29% increase in terms of revenue of the global EV charging station market during the 2019-2027 period. This growth is a direct result of the...

5 June 2019

Aston Martin Rapide E will debut this weekend at the Fully Charged Live in the UK

Rapide E is Aston Martin's first all-electric model. It was announced in mid-April and today the company unveiled all the important specifications of the model. The car will have...

5 June 2019

The Electronic Times Second Tech Week will give a close insight on new EV battery techs

South Korea will host the Electronic Times Second Tech Week for four days from June 12th to June 14th. During the event, we will be able to get a glimpse of the next-generation...

5 June 2019

BMW iX3 SAV and BMW's Gen 5 eDrive technology will be introduced in 2020

BMW and Jaguar Land Rover have announced that the two companies will cooperate in developing "next-generation electric drive units in a move that supports the advancement of...

5 June 2019

Honda e's UK debut scheduled for July during the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Honda e will visit the Goodwood Festival of Speed from Thursday, July 4th to Sunday, July 7th 2019. It will be accompanied by the 2019 NSX hybrid supercar. While the second will...

4 June 2019

Opel Corsa-e is up for sale, prices start at €29,900

Opel hosted a dedicated event today for the market launch of its first all-electric vehicle - the Opel Corsa-e. The car is now up for sale and the first available trim of the...

4 June 2019

The SEAT Mii electric is official, offers a WLTP range of 260 km

As promised, SEAT unveiled its first electric vehicle today in Oslo - the Mii electric. It inherits the ICE Mii, which will end production in July 2019. The exterior show minor...

4 June 2019

Portuguese company Efacec installs a 160 kW DC charger at the Monte Carlo Bay Resort

SMEG (Société Monégasque de l'Electricité et du Gaz) of Monaco has chosen Efacec to install a first of its kind ultra-fast charger in the principality. The charger is situated at...

4 June 2019

The Denza Concept X debuts at the Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macau International Auto Show

Denza is a 50-50 R&D technology joint venture founded by DGRC and BYD in February 2011 as Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co., Ltd. (BDNT). It currently develops electric...

3 June 2019

SEAT teases the Mii Electric prior to the official launch tomorrow

Tomorrow SEAT will begin its inaugural "SEAT on Tour" roadshow and will launch the Mii Electric, which happens to be the first all-electric car of the brand. "The new e-model will...

3 June 2019

Byton M-Byte's first body-in-white successfully rolls off the line in Byton's plant in Nanjing

Byton shared on social media that it has achieved another milestone in reaching to a production version of the M-Byte. The company announced that the first body-in-white of this...

3 June 2019

Toyota showcases the C-HR and IZOA EVs together with the Mirai featuring a new fuel cell

The Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macau International Auto Show began on June 1st. As one of the main exhibitors, Toyota participates with its first production EV models - the GAC Toyota...

3 June 2019

Infineon acquires Cypress to solidify and expand its global position in the semiconductor business

Infineon is a Germany based company and a global leader in semiconductor solutions, including PHEVs and BEVs. For those segments, in particular, it makes main and auxiliary...

3 June 2019

Tesla expands its Asian reach with Model 3

Today Tesla launched the Model 3 which in addition to China, will also be available in Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Australia and New Zealand. Ireland gets the Model 3 as well...

31 May 2019

Tesla and Elon Musk are synonymous with electromobility for German netizens

Tesla's brand has become the epitome of electromobility. And while most people who follow up this topic seem to know this for quite some time, the Institute for Strategy and...

30 May 2019

Mini Cooper SE exposed without camouflage

Autocar reports that Mini's first electric model - the Mini Cooper SE is caught without camouflage during what appears to be an official photo shoot event in the US and confirms...

30 May 2019

CNN Business: GM and Bechtel to create a US-wide charging network for EVs

CNN Business reports that General Motors and Bechtel have plans to build a US-wide charging network for electric vehicles. For this purpose, the US largest automaker and the US...

29 May 2019

The first NIO ES6 units roll off the line, deliveries are scheduled for June

After the NIO ES8, NIO ES6 is the second model from the Chinese start-up. Yesterday, the company announced that the first units from the model have rolled off the production line...

29 May 2019

Turkey plans on creating a domestic brand for electric vehicles

Turkey's idea to back up a consortium of manufacturers that will have the task to build a local electric vehicle appeared back in 2017 and shaped up in 2018. Now, the country's...

29 May 2019

Tesla has a surprising announcement for China

Tesla has released on its Weibo page a teaser poster for an upcoming event. The post says that there's a surprise on its way that will be unveiled on May 31st. For sure, this...

27 May 2019

Groupe Renault confirms FCA's proposal for a 50/50 merger and will study further this opportunity

This morning Groupe Renault confirmed in an official press release that "it received a proposal from FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) regarding a potential 50/50 merger transaction...

27 May 2019

GAC NIO announces a new EV brand and its first concept model - HYCAN

The GAC NIO joint venture announced a new EV brand dubbed HYCAN and its first concept model. The joint venture was established in April, 2018. In this, GAC has 22.5% and NIO has...

27 May 2019

Opel enters the electric car market with the 6th gen Opel Corsa - the Corsa-e

Opel Corsa-e has been officially announced and with the sixth generation of its signature small car model, Opel enters the electric car market. The five-seat car is driven by a...

23 May 2019

Škoda CITIGOe iV goes official with a 61 kW motor and a 36.8 kWh battery

At a dedicated event today, Škoda presented the production version of the CITIGOe iV. This small electric city car is driven by a 61 kW three-phase permanent neodymium magnet...

23 May 2019

Tritium signs a second deal with IONITY for installing 350 kW DC fast chargers

At the EVS32 (32nd International Electric Vehicle Symposium), Tritium announced the largest deal in its history. Tritium is based in Brisbane, Australia. It has reached a second...

21 May 2019

Tesla's acquisition of Maxwell Technologies is completed

Tesla's offer to Maxwell Technologies for exchanging all outstanding shares of common stock of Maxwell for 0.0193 of a share of Tesla common stock is successfully completed. It...

16 May 2019

Honda e is now available for reservation in the UK

Honda e is now available for reservation in the UK. The all-electric car exterior is inspired by the original Honda Civic. The minimalistic look includes modern and retro...

15 May 2019

Volvo strikes a deal with CATL and LG Chem for supplying batteries for Polestar and Volvo EVs

Volvo has made a "multi-billion dollar" agreement with CATL and LG Chem for long-term supply of lithium-ion batteries for the future Volvo electric cars and Polestar models. The...

15 May 2019

Hyundai and Kia invest in Rimac to make an electric sports car and high-performance fuel cell EV

Hyundai and Kia announced that they will jointly invest in Rimac Automobili for the creation of an electric sports car. Hyundai will invest EUR 64 million and Kia - EUR 16...

14 May 2019

Tesla submits the final offer consideration for buying out Maxwell

On February 4th, Maxwell announced it "has entered into a definitive agreement" to merge with Tesla. The whole deal was accessed at $218 million. Two months later, on April 9th...

14 May 2019

Spy photos of the Porsche Taycan interior hint at a Mission E Cross Turismo Concept style

Users on the Taycan Forum have shared two spy photos of the Porsche Taycan interior. It looks like it is almost identical to the Mission E Cross Turismo Concept, which was...

12 May 2019

Tesla makes Model 3 leasing more affordable

In an announcement made half an hour ago, Tesla said that Model 3 leasing has now become more affordable. More specifically, Model 3 Standard Range Plus can now be leased for for...

11 May 2019

Volkswagen ID.BUZZ new promo video is out

Volkswagen is resurrecting its iconic Westfalia van with the upcoming all-electric ID.BUZZ heavily inspired by the 1950s Type 2 Microbus. In a new promotional video, VW gives us a...

10 May 2019

VW ID.3 receives more than 10,000 registrations for 24 hours

Within the first 24 hours of its introduction, the VW ID.3 has received more than 10,000 registrations. Potential customers can register for an early production slot for the ID.3...

9 May 2019

US-based Farasis will manufacture batteries for EVs in Germany

Farasis Energy has announced that it plans to build a plant in Bitterfeld-Wolfen - a small town in the Saxony-Anhalt province of Germany. The investment will exceed 600 million...

9 May 2019

Volkswagen introduces the ID.3 - a Golf-sized all-electric vehicle available for pre-booking

Volkswagen's first official ID. model will be named "ID.3". The Golf-sized hatch is already available for pre-booking. This will be a launch-edition priced at below EUR 40,000 in...

8 May 2019

Honda's first BEV for Europe will be dubbed Honda e

A couple of hours ago Honda UK confirmed on Twitter that the company's first battery electric vehicle for Europe will be dubbed Honda e. According to previous announcements, the...

8 May 2019

Watch the Volkswagen ID.3 official launch live here

In less than two hours Volkswagen will hold a press conference introducing its new generation of all-electric vehicles under the ID. family. The press conference will be live...

8 May 2019

Hyundai Kona EV gets an 11 kW charger and other updates

Hyundai has released by mistake a press release (dated as of May 8, which is tomorrow) announcing a number of upgrades to the Kona EV. The press release has now been taken down...

7 May 2019

Tesla adds Lane Departure Avoidance and Emergency Lane Departure Avoidance as safety features

A new OTA update as of today adds two new safety features to Tesla vehicles. These are the Lane Departure Avoidance and Emergency Lane Departure Avoidance. The first expands the...

3 May 2019

2020 Hyundai IONIQ Electric gets a larger battery, improved range and refreshed design

Ever since its launch in 2016, Hyundai IONIQ Electric 28 kWh has retained its design and specifications. Until now. The model, which was EPA's most efficient car, got a refresh...

2 May 2019

Scandalous Lada Raven is reborn, will be Russia's competitor to Tesla

Lada Raven is a concept car presented in 2014. It's been conceived by the young Russian designer Dmitry Lazarev. With this project, he participated in a contest back then but...

2 May 2019

Groupe PSA presents the all-electric Peugeot Boxer and Citroën Jumper

At the Birmingham Commercial Vehicle Show that commences today and will last till May 2nd, Groupe PSA presents a preview of the all-electric versions of Peugeot Boxer and Citroën...

30 April 2019

Volkswagen batteries last the life of a car

In an interview, Frank Bloome, head of Volkswagen's Center of Excellence for Battery Cells, gives some insight into the company's batteries that will power its upcoming BEVs. For...

29 April 2019

Lexus is reluctantly pondering on its first electric vehicle

Yoshihiro Sawa, President of Lexus International, said at the Shanghai Auto Show that the company is still pondering on the first electric Lexus car but still nothing specific is...

25 April 2019

Tesla Model S and Model X updated with Model 3's motor, longer range, new suspension

The long-awaited update of Model S and Model X is a fact. And we suspect more fine-tuning to happen in the near future. Here's what is known so far. Both models will now have a...

24 April 2019

Huawei launches the MH5000 5G chip for the automotive industry

In January 2019, Huawei launched the Balong 5000 5G multimode terminal chip. Based on this chip, the company has developed the world's first 5G car module dubbed MH5000. It...

23 April 2019

Robotaxi - Tesla's new plan for the near future

One of the pinpoints at Tesla Autonomy Day was the company's plan to launch Robotaxi next year along with the launch of Model Y and Semi. The Robotaxi project in its essence is a...

23 April 2019

Tesla's new Full Self-Driving computer is announced, video demo included

The Tesla Autonomy Day is dedicated mainly to presenting Tesla's achievements in autonomous driving. The main announcement of the day is the company's new full self-driving...

23 April 2019

Kia Niro EV named Car of the Year by Popular Mechanics magazine

Kia Niro EV (or e-Niro) has been named "Car of the Year" by the Popular Mechanics magazine in the US. "We picked the Niro EV for Car of the Year because it’s an electric car that...

18 April 2019

BYD presents the E-SEED GT concept and Song Pro DM EV

BYD is a huge Chinese company that is strongly focused on electric cars - it has ranked first in global EV sales for four consecutive years (2015-2018). On home ground, China, as...

18 April 2019

Kia HabaNiro concept unveiled at the New York Auto Show

At the New York Auto Show today, Kia has unveiled the HabaNiro all-electric concept vehicle. It has an ambitious task to introduce a whole new category of mobility - "The...

17 April 2019

Sono Motors to produce Sion in Sweden on a former SAAB site

Sono Motors announced the first solar electric vehicle (SEV) dubbed Sion in early March this year. Evidently, the vehicle is ready for production as Sono has unveiled that the...

17 April 2019

Toyota showcases the all-electric IZOA and C-HR at Auto Shanghai 2019

At Auto Shanghai 2019, Toyota showcases the all-electric C-HR and IZOA. Both models will be firstly launched in the Chinese market - that's scheduled for next year. However, no...

16 April 2019

Mercedes invests in a Li-Ion battery developer promising better range and faster charging

Daimler, the Mercedes-Benz parent company, has invested in Sila Nanotechnologies - a US_based Li-ion battery startup that is developing new silicon-based chemistry for battery...

16 April 2019

AxleTech announces the AFE series of electric powertrains

A few days ago, US-based AxleTech the AFE Series of electric powertrain systems for off-highway and specialty applications. It features a new modular eCarrier system and...

16 April 2019

Lotus teases its Type 130 hypercar, will be fully unveiled later this year in London

Today British brand Lotus has teased its Type 130 hypercar at the Shanghai International Auto Show 2019. The vehicle is said to be "in advanced stages of development" and is the...

16 April 2019

Rapide E, the first all-electric Aston Martin, goes official with a 65 kWh battery

Aston Marting has unveiled its first all-electric vehicle at Auto Shanghai 2019. The Rapid E is a production-ready all-electric sports saloon. A 65 kWh battery with 800 V voltage...

16 April 2019

Renault City K-ZE is announced at Auto Shanghai 2019

Renaut has presented the City K-ZE at Auto Shanghai 2019. This happens to be Groupe Renault's first A-segment 100% electric vehicle and is the sixth electric vehicle of the...

16 April 2019

Infiniti Qs Inspiration is official, previews a production model

Infiniti Qs Inspiration has been officially presented at Auto Shanghai 2019. The all-electric AWD sports sedan concept previews a forthcoming Infiniti production model and is the...

16 April 2019

The Mercedes-Benz of electric vehicles, the EQC, debuts in China

The Mercedes-Benz of electric vehicles, the EQC, debuts in China at Auto Shanghai 2019. With it, the brand with the three-pointed star announces an all-electric compact SUV that...

15 April 2019

Audi AI:ME - an E-class city car with a 65 kWh battery and 125 kW motor

Audi AI:ME has been officially announced by Audi today as part of the Auto Shanghai 2019. The "visionary mobility concept for the megacities of the future" has a compact body and...

15 April 2019

Volkswagen announces the ID. ROOMZZ with an 82 kWh battery and 450 km of range

At the "Brand SUV Night" in the run-up to Auto Shanghai 2019, Volkswagen has presented the ID. ROOMZZ concept. This all-electric multivariable SUV of the five-metre class is...

14 April 2019

Audi AI:ME to debut at Auto Shanghai 2019, the Q2 L e-tron sports a 38 kWh battery

Audi is intensively teasing its Audi AI:ME concept which will make a world premiere at Auto Shanghai 2019 next week. This vehicle is "a visionary concept car for tomorrows urban...

13 April 2019

Rivian and GM talks about a possible investment break down

Bloomberg reports that the talks between Rivian and GM regarding a possible GM investment in the Amazon-backed start-up may be broken down. This information comes from "people...

12 April 2019

Polestar 2 debuts in China, local production is planned for early 2020

Volvo has announced the Polestar 2 at the end of February this year and now the all-electric car has debuted in Shanghai, China. Polestar confirmed that production of the model...

12 April 2019

Geely announces the Geometry A, enters the global BEV market

As promised, Geely announced its global electric ca brand - Geometry and the first model from the lineup - Geometry A. By 2025, Geometry will launch 10 pure electric models in...

12 April 2019

Tesla introduces leasing and other vehicle lineup updates

As of April 11, Tesla has made several updates to its vehicle lineup. For starters, Autopilot is now available by default in every vehicle for a smaller price than it was...

12 April 2019

Infiniti Qs Inspiration concept first official photos are released

A week after teasing the Infiniti Qs Inspiration concept, Infiniti has released the first photos of the all-electric sports sedan concept. It previews a forthcoming Infiniti...

11 April 2019

Tesla will announce Q1 2019 financial results on April 24th

Tesla will post its financial results for the first quarter of 2019 after the market closes on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. At that time, Tesla will issue a brief advisory...

11 April 2019

SK Innovation in talks with Volkswagen for building a factory for EV batteries

Reuters reports that SK Innovation is in talks with Volkswagen and Chinese companies to create joint ventures for producing batteries for electric vehicles. The talks with...

10 April 2019

Geely New Energy will launch the Geometry A tomorrow

Geely New Energy is Geely's division that's responsible for the company's all-electric vehicles. It has announced on its official Weibo page that tomorrow, April 11th, it will...

10 April 2019

Italian government starts an savings program for owners of BEVs, PHEVs and low-emission vehicles

As of April 8, 2019, people residing in Italy may apply for incentives for purchasing all-electric or hybrid vehicles. The Italian Ministry of Economic Development will grant...

10 April 2019

Porsche Leipzig will be producing axles for electric vehicles in the future

Today Porsche announced that its Leipzig factory will produce axles for the brand's electric vehicles in the future. With the all-electric Macan, which will roll off the line at...

10 April 2019

Shell invests in 200 new EV fast charging points in the Netherlands

Shell has announced an investment program in natural ecosystems as part of its strategy to decrease net carbon footprint. The company has a 3-year target to decrease its own net...

9 April 2019

Renault City K-ZE all-electric SUV will debut at the Shanghai Auto Show

Renault presented the City K-ZE all-electric SUV in the eve of the Paris Auto Show in 2018 and it is now ready to debut the production version of the model. This will happen at...

9 April 2019

Tesla Semi delivers Tesla cars to customers

Tesla has shared on Twitter photos of the Tesla Semi electric truck prototype delivering Tesla vehicles to customers. The truck itself is planned for entering production at the...

9 April 2019

Audi has delivered the first e-tron vehicles to customers in March

In a monthly sales and delivery report, Audi mentions that in March it has delivered the first e-tron vehicles to customers. According to the data, Norway and Germany have...

9 April 2019

Mini Cooper SE to be the first Mini BEV, the brand gets new management

BMW has announced that the Mini brand gets new management in the face of Bernd Körber (44). Mr Körber has taken over as of April 1st. He is not a stranger to the brand because his...

9 April 2019

Tesla extends its offer to acquire Maxwell Technologies

Today, Tesla announced that its offer to acquire each outstanding share of common stock of Maxwell Technologies has been extended up to May 15, 2019. It will expire at 11:59 p.m...

9 April 2019

Buick China opens pre-orders for the all-electric Buick Velite 6

The pre-orders for the all-electric Buick Velite 6 in China are open as of today and will continue until April 15th. Users who place orders during the pre-sale period have the...

8 April 2019

Mini E will be announced in September and will go on sale in early 2020

In a conversation with Automotive News Europe, Peter Schwarzenbauer, a BMW board member who is also in charge of the Mini and Rolls-Royce brands, has unveiled that as of this...

8 April 2019

Volkswagen ensures a 10-year supply of lithium

Volkswagen has signed a memorandum of understanding with China-based Ganfeng Lithium. The agreement states that Ganfeng will supply lithium to Volkswagen and its suppliers for the...

5 April 2019

Innolith has produced the world's first 1000 Wh/kg rechargeable battery

Innolith AG is a start-up that specializes in products using the company's own Inorganic Battery Technology. Yesterday it announced that it had produced the world's first 1000...

5 April 2019

Audi e-tron EPA rating unveiled, US deliveries due in May

Audi e-tron 55 quattro will finally make it to the US market in May. Today Audi confirmed that in addition to dealerships, reservations holders for the model will also enjoy first...

4 April 2019

Škoda CITIGO E-PILOT prototypes are tested in real life conditions

Škoda will invest around 2 billion euros in the development of electric vehicles and new mobility services in the course of the next four years. This is a part of the company's...

4 April 2019

Infiniti Qs Inspiration to be showcased at the Shanghai Auto Show

Infiniti has prepared the Qs Inspiration concept for the Shanghai Auto Show. This is the brand's third all-electric concept vehicle after the Q Inspiration concept sports sedan...

3 April 2019

Volkswagen tests Level 4 automated driving in Hamburg with a fleet of five e-Golfs

For the first time, Volkswagen is performing Level 4 automated driving tests in real-life conditions, namely - in urban traffic in Hamburg. For the test purposes, the company is...

3 April 2019

Jaguar Land Rover gives aluminium a second life

Jaguar Land Rover UK has announced that it is developing the next phase of its aluminium recycling strategy, which aims to close the raw material circle. The company calls it "the...

3 April 2019

Byton completes winter testing in China for the M-Byte SUV

Byton has finished testing the M-Byte in winter conditions. The tests have been performed in the Inner Mongolia region of China in cold temperatures and snowy conditions to check...

2 April 2019

Volkswagen will showcase the ID.ROOMZZ concept SUV at the Shanghai Auto Show

Volkswagen is prepping a special concept car from the ID. family for the Shanghai Auto Show. Dubbed ID. ROOMZZ, the concept vehicle will be showcased at the event demonstrating...

2 April 2019

Production of EV batteries becomes a booster for the South Korean economy

South Korean analysts point out the production of batteries for electric vehicles as one of the local economy boosters, The Investor reports. It is true that three of the world's...

2 April 2019

Linear Labs to commercialise its electric motor tech that removes the need for a gearbox

A few days ago, Linear Labs announced that it has secured a funding round of $4.5 million mainly from Science Inc. and Kindred Ventures with participation from investors Chris and...

1 April 2019

JAC iEVS4 will be launched on April 16 at the Shanghai Auto Show

JAC iEVS4 is an all-electric SUV for the Chinese market, which has been presented last year and has entered its reservation period as of January 28th this year. JAC has announced...

1 April 2019

Sitech will showcase a GYON corssover SUV at the Shanghai Auto Show from April 16th

In August 2018, Sitech has announced the GYON brand for all-electric vehicles and its first concept car was said to be designed in cooperation with Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters...

1 April 2019

TÜV SÜD opens the largest test center for Li-Ion batteries in the ASEAN region

TÜV SÜD has signed a cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Industry and the Thailand Automotive Institute (TAI) in the Thai capital Bangkok to set up a battery testing center...

1 April 2019

ADAC and EnBW offer uniform prices for EV charging in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

As of today, April 1, ADAC and EnBW offer owners of BEVs and PHEVs the opportunity to charge at uniform prices at more than 25,000 charging points in the largest charging network...

1 April 2019

Porsche Taycan enters the final testing stage - photos

Porsche Taycan is on its way to production maturity. The vehicle has entered the final testing stage and has already visited 30 countries across the globe. It's been in...

28 March 2019

Daimler and Geely create a global joint venture to develop Smart

A month ago, we reported that Daimler and Geely are in talks for building electrified Smarts in China. Today, Daimler announced that it, indeed, has formed a 50:50 global joint...

28 March 2019

Reservations for the Peugeot e-208 GT are now live

Peugeot has started to accept reservations for the new 208 GT lineup, including the all-electric Peugeot e-208 GT. The model features a 100 kW (136 hp) electric motor with 260 Nm...

27 March 2019

Volkswagen China launches the e-Lavida, e-Golf and e-Bora

Today FAW-Volkswagen and SAIC Volkswagen have unveiled a number of pure electric vehicles in China. On FAW-Volkswagen behalf, the e-Golf and e-Bora were presented, and the...

25 March 2019

BMW tests the iX3, i4 and iNEXT in winter conditions - photos and videos

BMW is currently testing the iX3, i4 and iNEXT at its winter test centre in Arjeplog, Sweden. This place is situated at the edge of the Arctic Circle and offers perfect conditions...

25 March 2019

Model S Standard Range is discontinued

Tesla has discontinued Model S Standard Range. This happens less than a month after this option was listed at the end of February. It seems it is part of a series of fine-tuning...

22 March 2019

Volkswagen and Northvolt form the European Battery Union together with other EU partners

Today Volkswagen has announced that together with the Swedish battery producer Northvolt it will form the European Battery Union (EBU). They will join forces with further European...

21 March 2019