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SK Innovation has increased its annual battery production sixfold from 2019 to 2020

Thanks to its factories in Hungary and China that already began operation, SK Innovation has increased its battery production capacity sixfold from 2019 to 2020. The latest...

23 November 2020

China launches the biggest EV charging network in the world

The State Grid Co., Ltd. held an event in Beijing on November 20 to launch its latest ambitious project - a China-wide EV charging grid that includes more than 1.03 million public...

23 November 2020

GM plans 30 new EV models globally for the next 5 years

General Motors has announced an ambitious plan for its development as an EV manufacturer for the next decade. For starters, GM plans on launching 30 new electric vehicles around...

19 November 2020

MINI Vision Urbanaut - an all-new interpretation of a vision of space

BMW has presented "an all-new interpretation of a vision of space" - the MINI Vision Urbanaut. Its pinpoints are the huge interior space, enhanced versatility, high-end digital...

18 November 2020

Svolt to build battery cell factories in Germany, aims at 100 GWh production capacity by 2025

Svolt is one of the top 10 Chinese EV battery cell manufacturers. The spin-off from Chinese car manufacturer Great Wall has announced its plans to build a battery cell factory in...

18 November 2020

Huawei enters the EV market with its own all-in-one electric drive system - DriveOne

Huawei is the largest smartphone producer in China with 45% market share and the second-largest in the world with 14% global market share, following Samsung which has 22% share in...

16 November 2020

Mercedes-Benz will source battery cells with cobalt and lithium from certified mines, reducing cobalt usage

Responsibly mined and processed raw materials provide the foundation for a sustainable Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle fleet. Therefore the brand has committed to using battery...

13 November 2020

XPeng unveils Q3 2020 unaudited financial results

XPeng has unveiled its unaudited financial results for the third quarter of 2020. The company has delivered 8,578 vehicles, which is a 265.8% increase compared to Q3 2019. Of...

13 November 2020

Hyundai offers a facelift and several updates for the 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric

Hyundai Motor has made a series of updates to the 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric. The new Kona Electric has undergone bold design upgrades for a dynamic new look, as well as featuring...

12 November 2020

2021 BMW iX goes official with over 600 km of range, 370 kW power

BMW has just unveiled the fully electric 2021 BMW iX. The SAV will go into production at BMW Plant Dingolfing from the second half of 2021 as the BMW Group's new technology...

11 November 2020

NIO launches a 100 kWh battery with new battery upgrade plans

NIO has launched a 100 kWh battery that has gained over 300 patents. It features the CTP (cell to pack) technology for 37% higher energy density. With the new battery, the NEDC...

6 November 2020

FAW VW launches the ID.4 CROZZ in China simultaneously with the ID.4 X by SAIC VW

FAW VW launched the ID.4 CROZZ in China simultaneously with the ID.4 X by SAIC VW. These two models are essentially one and the same vehicle. We have described in detail the ID.4...

6 November 2020

SAIC Volkswagen introduces the ID.4 X in China, costs USD 37,780

ID.4 X - SAIC Volkswagen's first MEB platform pure electric vehicle debuted in Shenzhen. The vehicle is already available for reservations in China. With a range of up to 555 km...

6 November 2020

Bentley bets on an all-electric future detailed in its Beyond100 strategy

During a dedicated live-streamed event, Bentley unveiled its "Beyond100" strategy. The focal point of this program is the company's plan to become "a global leader in sustainable...

6 November 2020

Ultium Cells is hiring, announces 1,100 vacant places

Ultium Cells LLC is a joint venture with LG Chem that will mass-produce Ultium battery cells for electric vehicles and create more than 1,100 new jobs in Northeast Ohio. Starting...

6 November 2020

NIO deliveries for October 2020 show a 100.1% YoY increase

NIO delivered 5,055 vehicles in October 2020, a new monthly record representing a 100.1% year-over-year growth. The deliveries consisted of 2,695 NIO ES6 units, 1,477 NIO ES8...

4 November 2020

LG Chem expands its Nanjing factory, focuses on long-axis EV batteries

According to South Korean news outlet The Elec, LG Chem will increase its investment in its second Nanjing, China factory with USD 500 million. Another USD 300 million will go to...

4 November 2020

Volvo Cars is preparing to manufacture in-house developed electric motors

Once again, Volvo Cars declared its intention to become a fully electric car maker. Another step towards achieving this goal is the in-house development and manufacturing of...

3 November 2020

ACEA: affordability of EVs is a major barrier to consumers

The latest research from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) unveils a direct relation between a country's GDP per capita and the uptake of EVs, showing that...

3 November 2020

Nidec has plans to enter Europe with a Serbian factory for EV motors

Nikkei Asia reports that Japan-based Nidec is working on an EV motor plant in Europe. More specifically, the company is eyeing Serbia for building its European foothold even...

2 November 2020

SK Innovation with positive signs for EV battery business growth

In a report related to SK Innovation's Q3 business results released by the securities industry on October 30, the company focuses on its EV battery business growth. KB Securities...

2 November 2020

Panasonic develops the 4680 battery cell for Tesla

Reuters reports that Panasonic develops the new 4680 battery cells for Tesla's vehicles. The information comes from Panasonic's CFO Hirokazu Umeda who shared this information...

29 October 2020

Triton-EV produced and showcased its 18-wheel semi-truck that's 100% electric-powered

Triton-EV, а Triton Solar subsidiary, announced today that it has produced a 100% electric-powered, full-service 18-wheeler semi-truck. The truck, which is a hybrid of hydrogen...

28 October 2020

The distribution of EV charging points in the EU does not keep up with the rising demand for EVs

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) reports that the growth of charging points on the Old Continent does not keep pace with the rising demand for EVs. More...

28 October 2020

Mercedes-Benz takes a 20% stake in Aston Martin, will collaborate on electromobility

Mercedes-Benz and Aston Martin announced an enhanced partnership agreement. Mercedes-Benz currently holds 2.6% of Aston Martin's common equity. It will now get new shares in Aston...

28 October 2020

Chinese EV Battery brands on the rise, Svolt enters Top 10 for the Chinese market

According to the Chinese market research firm Battery China, a total of 6.6GWh of EV batteries were deployed in September on the Chinese market which marks a 66.4% YoY increase...

28 October 2020

MINI will launch new EVs and will introduce a new architecture for China-produced BEVs from 2023

MINI has announced a realignment of its model range driven by its strategic expansion of electromobility, enhanced commitment in the crossover and premium compact segments, and...

28 October 2020

Samsung SDI reports a 61.1% increase in operating profit from its Li-Ion battery business

According to the "3Q20 Quarterly Earnings" report filed yesterday, Samsung SDI has increased its operating profit YoY by 61.1% from 267.4 billion won (USD 237.4 billion). Its...

27 October 2020

Nissan starts production of the 2020 Leaf range in November, lowers pricing

Nissan announced that the production of the MY20 Leaf range will start on November 16. The range includes a new entry-grade 62 kWh model and a lower "On the Road" pricing for the...

27 October 2020

Complete Mazda MX-30 specifications and price comparison

We have updated our electric vehicles database of detailed specifications with the official data from Mazda adding the three new trims - Se-L Lux, Sport Lux, and GT Sport Tech, to...

23 October 2020

Tesla releases Q3 financial results reporting 39% YoY growth

Twenty days ago Tesla released its production and delivery report for Q3 2020 and earlier today it has released its financial report. The main highlights of the report are: Total...

22 October 2020

GMC presented the 2022 HUMMER EV Edition 1 - a first-of-its kind supertruck

GMC has presented the long-awaited 2022 HUMMER EV Edition 1 all-electric supertruck. The vehicle is based on GM's new Ultium battery and new EV propulsion technology - Ultium...

21 October 2020

XPeng has produced 10,000 units of its P7 smart EV sedan

XPeng has produced 10,000 units of its P7 smart EV sedan from Xpeng's self-built wholly-owned factory in Zhaoqing, Guangdong Province on Oct 20, 2020. At 706 km NEDC, the...

20 October 2020

Foxconn introduces its MIH open platform for EVs and plans for a solid-state battery launch by 2024

A year ago, we reported that Foxconn - the manufacturer of Apple's iPhones - plans to enter the EV market with a focus on software-hardware integration in vehicles. Foxconn seems...

20 October 2020

Karma Automotive unveils GSe-6 pricing, opens reservation books

Karma Automotive has announced the price of its first all-electric vehicle. Debuting in 2021, the Karma GSe-6 has a MSRP of USD 79,900 before all tax rebates and incentives. For a...

20 October 2020

Magna cooperates with Fisker on the Fisker Ocean

As part of Magna's strategic direction to support traditional automakers as well as new entrants, the company announced that it has signed agreements with Fisker Inc. that provide...

16 October 2020

The 2021 GMC Hummer EV will offer four modular roof panels that turn it into an open-air vehicle

In a teaser press release, GM once again reminds the auditory that the 2021 GMC Hummer EV will be unveiled on October 20th. The Earnhardt Hummer Reservation Center expects to log...

15 October 2020

Renault unveils the Dacia Spring Electric production version

In March this year, Renault unveiled the Dacia Spring concept and today, it showcase the production version vehicle which is scheduled to hit the market in 2021. Moreover, it is...

15 October 2020

Renault introduces the Mégane eVision based on the CMF-EV platform

The beginning of Renault's EWays grand event was set with the presentation of the Mégane eVision concept C-segment vehicle based on the CMF-EV (Common Module Family Electric...

15 October 2020

Amazon shows off its all-electric delivery van in a video

Amazon shows off its all-electric delivery van in a short video. The company has commited to reach zero carbon footprint by 2040 and use 100% renewable energy by 2030. According...

14 October 2020

Audi and FAW-VW establish new company to produce EVs in China

During the Germany-China Automobile Conference, Audi and FAW-VW have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that defines the framework for the joint production of electric...

14 October 2020

The Mercedes-Benz EQC 4x4 is an electric car of extremes

Mercedes-Benz showed off the EQC 4x4 - an electric car of extremes. A small team of dedicated developers has created this drivable technology platform on the basis of an EQC 400...

14 October 2020

LG Chem has increased the supply of NCM811 batteries

According to data from the Chinese market tracker Gaogang Industry Institute, cited by The Elec, LG Chem has increased the supply of NCM811 batteries. From January to July this...

14 October 2020

CATL catches up with LG Chem in EV battery market for 2020

According to the latest report by SNE Research, LG Chem holds the first place in the global EV battery market according to GWh shipped in the January-August period of 2020. The...

10 October 2020

The Audi e-tron GT enters production at the Audi Böllinger Höfe site in Germany

The Audi e-tron GT enters production at the Audi Böllinger Höfe at the Neckarsulm site and the first units will roll off the production line at the end of this year. Production of...

9 October 2020

SEAT has started working on its Test Center Energy at its plant in Martorell

SEAT's upcoming Test Center Energy (TCE) is an automotive battery lab that will develop and test various energy systems for electric and hybrid vehicles. It will be located at the...

7 October 2020

GMC Hummer EV debut details - October 20th at 8 PM ET on several media platforms simultaneously

If you reside in the USA, you will be able to see the GMC Hummer EV all-electric pickup truck for the first time during a commercial break for Game 1 of the MLB World Series on...

7 October 2020

Mercedes-Benz teases a new modular EV platform and unveils updated EV strategy

Mercedes-Benz teased six new electric vehicles in the luxury and executive segment based on a custom-developed architecture, which is scalable in every aspect and can be used...

7 October 2020

LG Chem will make five different battery models for GM in 2022

South Korean news outlet The Elec reports that LG Chem will make five different Ultium battery models for General Motors starting in 2022. They will be used on EVs from Cadillac...

6 October 2020

XPeng announces record deliveries in September 2020

XPeng announced today its vehicle delivery results for September 2020 and the third quarter ended September 30, 2020. The brand has achieved a record month with 3,478 EV...

5 October 2020

The full line-up of the all-new Mazda MX-30 goes official with pricing

Mazda has unveiled the full line-up of the all-new Mazda MX-30. Here are the available trim levels and their starting prices before incentives: Mazda MX-30 Se-L Lux - GBP 28,490...

3 October 2020

Renault eWays - a 10-day electromobility forum that will present Renault's future crossover and Dacia Spring

From October 15 to October 26, Renault will host a special event called "Renault eWays". Entirely dedicated to current and future technologies and products related to electric...

3 October 2020

NIO delivery numbers for September and Q3 of 2020

NIO delivered 4,708 vehicles in September 2020, a new monthly record representing a strong 133.2% year-over-year growth. The deliveries consisted of 3,210 NIO ES6 units, 1,482 NIO...

2 October 2020

Tesla vehicle production and deliveries for Q3 2020

In Q3 of 2020, Tesla marks another record of EV deliveries. The company has produced 145,036 vehicles and delivered 139,300 vehicles. In model-specific terms, the figures are as...

2 October 2020

The first BMW iX3 has rolled off the production line

The first BMW iX3 has rolled off the production line at BMW Brilliance Automotive plant in Shenyang, China. The plant features a comprehensive quality management system. A special...

2 October 2020

Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 AWD enters production

The Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 AWD has entered production, Volvo announced. The company said that "while order books remain open, every car scheduled to be built this calendar year...

2 October 2020

The Charge myHyundai pan-European integrated public charging service is launched

BEV and PHEV owners of Hyundai models in Europe can now benefit from the company's Charge myHyundai pan-European integrated public charging service. With it, they have access to...

1 October 2020

Total acquires the largest EV charging network in London

Total announced that it has acquired Blue Point London from the Bolloré Group. Thus, Total is taking over the management and operation of Source London, the largest electric...

29 September 2020

Ford will build an EV factory in Canada

Ford has announced that it will build an EV factory in Canada becoming the first automaker to do so. For this purpose, Ford will invest CAD 1.8 billion. This includes the...

29 September 2020

SAIC-GM unveils the Buick Electra EV concept

Today, SAIC-GM unveiled the Buick Electra - a concept all-electric vehicle which was showcased at the Shanghai Himalayas Art Museum. The concept has been developed by SAIC General...

29 September 2020

XPeng will build a second EV plant, secures a CNY 4 billion investment from Guangzhou GET Investment

XPeng announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary in China, Guangdong Xiaopeng entered into a cooperation agreement with Guangzhou GET Investment, a wholly-owned investment company...

29 September 2020

MG unveiled the MG5 EV in Europe

MG Motor UK has unveiled the MG5 EV in Europe. With a long range and a low price tag, it is "the perfect electric car for today's family and business needs". Available in five...

28 September 2020

GWM unveiled the POER EV pickup truck at the 2020 Beijing Auto Show

At the 2020 Beijing Auto Show, GWM announced its transformation to a global mobility technology company presenting an updated brand identity as well. In addition to its refreshed...

28 September 2020

Hyundai's RM20e Racing Midship Sports Car showcased at the 2020 Beijing Auto Show

Hyundai introduced the next-generation electrified RM20e Racing Midship Sports Car at the 2020 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. The RM nomenclature refers to the N...

28 September 2020

Hyundai unveils its electrification vision for transforming into a Smart Mobility Solution Provider

At the 2020 Beijing Auto Show, Hyundai presented its electrification vision that is driving its transformation into a Smart Mobility Solution Provider. At the show, Hyundai...

28 September 2020

The HiPhi X debuts with the world-first Level 4 fully autonomous vehicle parking system

Human Horizons has introduced at the 2020 Beijing Auto Show the HiPhi X fully electric SUV. Positioned in the overlapping world of luxury cars and technology (TECHLUXE), Human...

28 September 2020

2021 Mustang Mache-E GT unveiled in Europe together with the Mustang Mach-E 1400

Ford revealed for the first time in Europe the high-performance 2021 Mustang Mach-E GT that will deliver 3.7‑second 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration. No other vehicle in its...

27 September 2020

Geely unveils the Lynk & Co Zero Concept and the Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA)

Geely has unveiled its first dedicated EV platform - the Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) that will underpin at least 16 new EVs from the brand and its related brands...

27 September 2020

Polestar Precept will enter production in China

Seven months ago, Polestar unveiled the Precept - a fully electric four-door grand tourer that employs sustainable materials and advanced HMI technology. This vehicle is...

27 September 2020

Honda SUV e:concept unveiled at the 2020 Beijing Auto Show

The Honda SUV e:concept has been unveiled at the 2020 Beijing Auto Show. It previews a production version that will be launched in China later on. It arrives with omnidirectional...

27 September 2020

The ArcFox α-T by Magna and BAIC is launched during the 2020 Beijing Auto Show

The ArcFox α-T is a new compact crossover created by the joint venture of the BAIC division called BJEV and Canadian auto component manufacturer Magna International. The...

27 September 2020

Detailed Volkswagen ID.4 price and specifications - range, battery capacity, efficiency, electric motor, dimensions

Volkswagen has announced the ID.4 a few days ago and has already started accepting pre-orders for the first model to be market-available - the ID.4 first. In fact, there are three...

26 September 2020

BMW will start producing battery modules for its EVs on its Leipzig site in 2021

BMW announced that it will expand its Leipzig site in Germany with a second plant where it intends to start producing battery modules for its EVs from 2021. The Leipzig site is...

24 September 2020

Fisker will open its first dedicated engineering and technology center in the Mission District of San Francisco

Fisker Inc. announced that its first dedicated engineering and technology center will be located in the Mission District of San Francisco. This facility will be the focal point...

24 September 2020

LG and Hyundai presented the IONIQ Concept Cabin

Today, LG and Hyundai presented the IONIQ Concept Cabin - a project that combines the companies' strengths and experience in consumer lifestyle convenience and EVs. The most...

24 September 2020

Volkswagen ID.4 is unveiled - the first all-electric Volkswagen SUV in America

Volkswagen America has unveiled the Volkswagen ID.4 - the first all-electric Volkswagen SUV in America. True to its core brand, VW says it wants "to make EVs accessible for the...

23 September 2020

Tesla's Battery Day: new battery - 4680, new structure, optimized production, Model S Plaid, a future 25,000 EV

Tesla's 2020 Shareholders Meeting was a lengthy event with many proceedings before the interesting part actually began - the "Battery Day" part. There are five important pieces of...

23 September 2020

Karma Automotive announced its first all-electric vehicle and the new GS series name

Karma Automotive announced it will be introducing a new name for a family of vehicles in 2021 called the GS Series. The lineup will include updated electrification options...

21 September 2020

Ford confirms the construction of the Rouge EV Center for the Ford F-150 EV production

Today, Ford has confirmed the construction of the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center where it will build the all-electric F-150 by mid-2022. The electric F-150, which is undergoing...

17 September 2020

BMW iX3 Premier Edition or BMW iX3 Premier Edition Pro pricing and launch date for the UK announced

BMW has announced the 2021 BMW iX3 on July 15th and now the pricing, availability and first specifications for the UK market are unveiled. Launching in summer 2021, UK customers...

17 September 2020

LG Chem's battery business gets split off, indeed, and named LG Energy Solutions

We have already informed you that LG Chem plans on slitting off its battery business. The rumor has turned out to be true and today the company held that important board meeting...

17 September 2020

Electrify America makes EV charging more affordable

Electrify America has introduced a new pricing structure offering kWh pricing, depending upon the state where the EV is charged. As a result, EV charging will become more...

17 September 2020

LG Chem will split off its battery business to secure cash for its future projects

Various Korean media report that LG Chem plans on splitting off its battery business. A board meeting is expected to happen today to approve this move. As a result, LG Chem will...

17 September 2020

GM introduced a whole family of interchangeable drive units and motors for its future EVs

General Motors has introduced a whole family of five drive units and three motors for its future EVs which can be interchanged for maximum flexibility. Dubbed Ultium Drive the...

17 September 2020

BMW Brilliance Automotive doubles production capacity for high-voltage batteries in China

BMW's Brilliance Automotive joint venture in China doubles production capacity for high-voltage batteries in its Tiexi factory. It has been expanded with a new battery center that...

16 September 2020

LG Chem has completed its first overseas anode factory

LG Chem has completed its first overseas anode factory. Located in Wuxi, China, it is called Leyou New Energy materials and is the result of LG Chem's JV with Huayou Cobalt...

16 September 2020

Kia teases several of its future BEVs as part of its future EV strategy "Plan S"

As part of Kia's future EV product strategy event earlier today, Kia's President and CEO Ho Sung Song showed off a sketch of several of the brand's future battery-electric...

16 September 2020

GMC Hummer EV will be unveiled on October 20th, GM teases its Crab Mode

At the end of July, GM said it will unveil the GMC Hummer EV this autumn. Today, the company specified the date - October 20th. It also teased the vehicle's Crab Mode - a...

15 September 2020

Lucid Motors introduced the Lucid Air all-electric luxury sedan

Lucid Motors has finally unveiled the Lucid Air all-electric luxury sedan, as promised. Based on the Lucid Electric Advanced Platform (LEAP) upon which all forthcoming Lucid...

11 September 2020

The 2021 Audi e-tron S and 2021 Audi e-tron S Sportback are launched in Europe

Announced a couple of months ago first in the UK, the 2021 Audi e-tron S and the 2021 Audi e-tron S Sportback are finally available in Europe. In Germany, the base price for the...

11 September 2020

GM's future EVs will arrive with the industry's first wireless battery management system

General Motors announced that its future electric vehicles will arrive with the industry's first wireless battery management system (wBMS). The technology is developed in...

11 September 2020

GM will manufacture Nikola Badger

General Motors and Nikola have announced they made a strategic partnership. GM buys 11% from Nikola for $2 billion and receives the right to nominate one director. The company...

11 September 2020

BYD will supply Daimler with Blade Batteries

The Elec reports that BYD is planning to supply Daimler with its lithium ferrous phosphate (LFP) batteries. These are the brand's Blade Batteries without modules that have higher...

11 September 2020

Hyundai and SK Innovation agree to cooperate in the field of EV batteries including leasing

Two months ago, the chiefs of Hyundai and SK Innovation met to discuss possible cooperation in the EV market. Obviously, the two companies have reached a level of agreement. More...

11 September 2020

Hitachi sets up a new company for EV motors in the USA

Hitachi Automotive Electric motor Systems Ltd. established Hitachi Automotive Electric Motor Systems America, Inc. in Kentucky, USA to develop, manufacture and sell EV motors...

8 September 2020

LG Chem is supplying NCM712 batteries to Volkswagen for the ID.4 and Renault for the ZOE

LG Chem is starting the production of new anode materials that will increase the range of EVs. These are found in the NCM711 batteries and according to "people familiar with the...

8 September 2020

Groupe PSA and Total will jointly manufacture EV batteries in Europe

Groupe PSA and Total have signed an agreement for the creation of the joint venture "Automotive Cells Company" with Yann Vincent as Chief Executive and Ghislain Lescuyer as...

4 September 2020

Lucid details the drivetrain on the Lucid Air, will present the vehicle on September 9

Lucid Motors has unveiled details of its proprietary, in-house developed electric drivetrain that will power the forthcoming pure-electric luxury Lucid Air the production version...

3 September 2020

Škoda ENYAQ iV is official with three battery and five electric motor versions, EUR 35,000 starting price

Škoda ENYAQ iV has just been unveiled with a starting price of around EUR 35,000. The first all-electric model from the brand based on the MEB platform has a drag coefficient of...

1 September 2020

Volkswagen begins series production of the ID.4 in Zwickau

Volkswagen has announced that the series production of the brand's first all-electric SUV - the Volkswagen ID.4 gets underway in Zwickau. The vehicle will debut in September...

25 August 2020

Jaguar I-Pace EV320 goes official with a 470 km of WLTP range

Jaguar has launched a new version of the I-Pace - the Jaguar I-Pace EV320. With a starting price of EUR 65,990 it can be ordered immediately. This version of the model offers a...

25 August 2020

Škoda elaborates on the ENYAQ iV exterior design, will offer a 0.27 drag coefficient

Škoda ENYAQ iV is the first all-electric model from the brand based on the MEB platform. It will be unveiled on September 1st. Škoda is warming up the audience with a few sketches...

19 August 2020

SK Innovations new NCM battery (9½½) will power the all-electric Ford F-150 pickup truck

Based on industry sources, Southe Korean news outlet ETnews reports that SK Innovation will become the world's first battery maker to commercialize NCM batteries that contain 90%...

19 August 2020

The Volkswagen ID.4 will be launched in China very soon with a range of 500 km

Juergen Stackmann, Member of the Board of Directors at VW Group, took to Linkedin to unveil the company's plans for the Chinese market. Among all else, he paid special attention...

19 August 2020

Renault ZOE is launched in South Korea

Renault Samsung Motors - the company that runs Renault's operations in South Korea, has launched the ZOE in the country. The first vehicles will be delivered in September and will...

19 August 2020

Russian's Zetta all-electric city car will cost EUR 6,999 / USD 7,517 in its base versions

In an interview with the Russian news agency TASS, Zetta's CEO - Denis Shturovskiy - said that the base version of the first Russian all-electric car will cost RUB 550,000 which...

19 August 2020

Volkswagen upgrades its Chattanooga factory in the USA for assembling and testing EVs

Volkswagen has begun expanding its Chattanooga factory in the USA to turn it into its North American center for electric vehicles - not only for assembly but also for engineering...

12 August 2020

Hyundai makes the IONIQ a separate brand for EVs on the E-GMP platform, will launch 3 models

Hyundai announced that the IONIQ is now a separate brand dedicated to battery electric vehicles. "The IONIQ brand will change the paradigm of EV customer experience," said Wonhong...

10 August 2020

Cadillac LYRIQ show car unveiled

Cadillac LYRIQ is "a dynamic, modern and fully electric luxury crossover" and the brand's first BEV. "Led by LYRIQ, Cadillac will redefine American luxury over the next decade...

7 August 2020

CATL will supply Mercedes-Benz with EV batteries

Mercedes-Benz announced that it will source out "advanced, CO2-neutrally produced battery cells, modules and systems" from CATL. The agreement covers the full range of battery...

6 August 2020

Zetta - the first Russian all-electric vehicle will enter mass production by the end of the year

Russian news agency ТАСС announced that according to the country's Ministry of Industry and Trade, the first Russian all-electric vehicle dubbed Zetta will enter mass production...

3 August 2020

BYD Han EV makes its European debut during a roadshow in Stuttgart, Germany

BYD Han EV has made its debut in Europe by visiting a roadshow in Stuttgart, Germany. This is the first vehicle from the brand to feature the new Blade Battery. It utilizes...

2 August 2020

SK Innovation will work with Nobel laureate Prof. John B Goodenough on solid-state batteries

SK Innovation announced that it will work together with the Nobel laureate Prof. John B Goodenough from the University of Texas in Austin on researching solid-state electrolytes...

2 August 2020

Sony Vision-S appears on a new video touting its sensing and audio technologies

Unveiled at CES 2020, the Sony Vision-S appeared on a new video that unveils its mobility technology and confirms that the vehicle has arrived in Tokyo for further development of...

30 July 2020

The all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQV - UK prices and specifications

The new Mercedes-Benz EQV is now available to order with prices starting from £70,665 ($91,865) for the EQV 300 Sport, £72,895 ($94,764) for EQV 300 Sport Premium and £77,145...

30 July 2020

Groupe PSA presented its new eVMP platform for EVs that will debut from 2023 on

Groupe PSA will launch from 2023, vehicles in C- and D-segments from sedan to SUV in different regions of the world based on a new platform for EVs dubbed eVMP "Electric Vehicle...

30 July 2020

The MG5 EV - Europe's first all-electric wagon

MG has released photos of the upcoming MG5 EV - Europe's first all-electric wagon. Deliveries of the model will start in the last quarter of the year - in October, to be precise...

30 July 2020

Škoda shows off the ENYAQ iV interior

A week ago, Škoda said that it will unveil the ENYAQ iV on September 1st. Now, it teases the interior of its first all-electric SUV with photos and a video that includes an...

30 July 2020

GM's Wuling launched the Hong Guang MINI EV in China

GM's Wuling launched the Hong Guang MINI EV in China today. Depending on the variant (there are three of them), the model costs from CNY 28,800 to CNY 38,800. The vehicle is 2,917...

30 July 2020

GM will introduce the GMC Hummer EV this autumn, releases a teaser video

Today General Motors announced that it will unveil the GMC Hummer EV this autumn. Reservation books will be open after the event while mass production of the vehicle will begin in...

30 July 2020

The Ultium Cells battery plant in Lordstown, Ohio develops on schedule

Today marks the beginning of steel construction at the all-new Ultium Cells LLC battery cell manufacturing facility in Lordstown. Ultium Cells LLC is a joint venture that will...

30 July 2020

Report: Tesla will no longer use Panasonic batteries for its production in China

According to South Korean news outlet The Guru, Tesla will no longer use Panasonic batteries for its production in China. LG Chem and CATL will be the main suppliers for...

28 July 2020

Mercedes-Benz T-Class - a new EV on a small van platform by Mercedes-Benz Vans

Mercedes-Benz Vans announced that it develops the Mercedes-Benz T-Class with a full electric version on a small van platform. It is targeted at families and leisure-oriented...

28 July 2020

IDTechEx: "Revolutionary Solid-state Batteries Will Create a $6 Billion Market in 2030"

According to IDTechEx's report "Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2020-2030: Technology, Patents, Forecasts, Players.", the potential market size for solid-state batteries is...

28 July 2020

Tesla has reportedly asked LG Chem to provide data about the carbon emissions of its batteries production

South Korean media report that Tesla has asked LG Chem to prepare a report for all carbon dioxide emissions data related to battery production. For sure, acquiring this data is...

28 July 2020

GM unveils in full the Buick Velite 7 EV in China with a range of 500 km (311 mi)

GM has unveiled in full the Buick Velite 7 EV in China. The subcompact crossover has is powered by the Buick eMotion electric propulsion system, featuring a new modular...

28 July 2020

BMW X1 and BMW 5 Series will include BEV models as part of the Power of Choice strategy

BMW has already announced on a number of occasions that it will release 25 electrified models by 2023. However, the latest press release regarding the company's strategy for...

28 July 2020

Rivian announces delivery times for the R1T and R1S

Rivian has announced that a pilot Rivian Skateboard frame tests out its new cradle lately at the company's plant in Normal, IL. This has allowed the team to be more precise with...

27 July 2020

smart joint venture establishes smart Europe, a smart EV in the B-segment is due in 2022 based on a new EV platform

The new global smart joint venture between Geely and Mercedes-Benz in China has established smart Europe GmbH as a wholly-owned subsidiary to supply, sell and service future smart...

27 July 2020

BMW will receive EV batteries from EVE Energy

EVE Energy is a joint venture partner of SK Innovation in China. Under the joint venture, the two companies are building the Blue Sky United Energy plant for EV batteries in...

27 July 2020

Mercedes-Benz EQS will offer a range of more than 700 km

In a speech given by Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management, at the Annual Shareholders' Meeting of Daimler AG in early July, it was said that the Mercedes-Benz EQS...

22 July 2020

BMW remodels its Munich plant for the production of the BMW i4

BMW's Munich plant will stop from July 24 to September 4 to be remodeled for the production of the BMW i4. Once remodeling is finished, BMW will be able to produce vehicles with...

22 July 2020

Škoda ENYAQ iV's world premiere is scheduled for September 1st

Škoda has launched a countdown for the world premiere of the Škoda ENYAQ iV. The event is due in 41 days meaning it will be held on September 1st in Prague, the Czech Republic...

22 July 2020

Renault Zoe is the best-selling car in Europe for the first half of 2020

According to the official worldwide sales results shared by Renault for the first half of 2020, Renault Zoe is the "best-selling car in Europe" for this period with a growth of...

20 July 2020

GM unveils plans for new EVs and battery techs for 500-600 mi ranges

According to GM's 2019 Sustainability Report, the company unveils plans for releasing at least 20 new electric vehicles by 2023. Here they are brand by brand: Chevrolet One of the...

18 July 2020

Porsche has delivered 4,480 Taycan units in H2 of 2020

In 2019, Porsche has produced 1,386 Porsche Taycan units in 2019 and has delivered 813 of them. When production started in 2018, there were 240 units produced. In the first half...

18 July 2020

The Audi e-tron is the worldwide market leader in its segment

In the first half of 2020, Audi delivered 17,641 e-tron models to customers worldwide. This corresponds to an increase of 86.8 percent as compared to the previous year – despite...

18 July 2020

BMW and Northvolt sign a 2 billion euros deal for EV batteries supply from 2024 on

BMW has signed a long-term supply contract worth 2 billion euros for battery cells with the Swedish company Northvolt. The battery cells will be produced in Europe at the...

18 July 2020

Hitachi ABB Power Grids launches the Grid-eMotion Fleet for grid-to-plug EV charging systems

Hitachi ABB Power Grids launches the Grid-eMotion Fleet for grid-to-plug EV charging systems that deliver a step-change approach for public transport and commercial operators. The...

18 July 2020

Stellantis is the name of the new group resulting from the merger of FCA and Groupe PSA

FCA and Groupe PSA announced the official name of the new business entity formed by their merger - Stellantis. It is derived from the Latin verb stello meaning "to brighten with...

18 July 2020

Hyundai aims at a 10% market share from the global EV market by 2025

South Korean news agency Yonhap reports that during a televised briefing, Hyundai's Executive Vice Chairman Chung Euisun said that the company's goal is to achieve more than 10%...

17 July 2020

2021 Nissan Ariya debuts with up to 500 km of range together with Nissan's new logo

As planned, Nissan unveiled the 2021 Nissan Ariya today. The concept vehicle was introduced in October 2019, during the 46th Tokyo Motor Show as the ultimate representation of...

15 July 2020

2021 BMW iX3 goes official with 460 km of WLTP range, 150 kW DC charging support

The 2021 BMW iX3 is finally official, even though there are no surprises at all as the vehicle has been gradually unveiled through a number of teasers, official information, and...

15 July 2020

Rivian announces $2.5 billion investment round

Rivian has closed an investment round of $2.5 billion. The financing was led by funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. Participants in this investment round...

10 July 2020

Honda and CATL form a comprehensive strategic alliance on EV batteries

CATL and Honda have signed an agreement to form a comprehensive strategic alliance on new energy vehicle batteries to strengthen their strategic partnership and promote the...

10 July 2020

SK Innovation started the construction of its second EV battery plant in the USA

Various Korean media report that the SK Innovation has started the construction of its second EV battery plant in the USA. The site is located in Jackson County, Georgia. The...

9 July 2020

The BMW iX3 will be launched on July 14 during an online event

BMW is all set to launch the battery-electric BMW iX3. The online event will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 10:00 CEST and can be watched here...

9 July 2020

Hyundai Motor and SK Innovation chiefs meet to discuss cooperation in the EV market

Yonhap and other South Korean news outlets report that the chiefs of Hyundai and SK Innovation have met to discuss future cooperation in the EV market. The Executive Vice Chairman...

8 July 2020

Infineon announced the 400 kW CoolSiC DC charger

Spain based power conversion group Ingeteam and Infineon Technologies team up for best customer experience in superfast electric vehicle (EV) charging. Rated at 400 kW, the...

8 July 2020

Fisker Inc. completes a $50 million Series C financing round funded by Moore Strategic Ventures

Fisker Inc. is announcing the successful completion of a $50 million Series C financing round funded by Moore Strategic Ventures, LLC, the private investment vehicle of Louis M...

8 July 2020

SEAT unveils the all-electric 2021 Cupra El Born, invests 5 billion euros in R&D by 2025

SEAT has unveiled the all-electric 2021 Cupra El Born based on the MEB platform. Unfortunately, there are no detailed specifications. The only certain thing is a 77 kWh battery...

8 July 2020

2020 Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron concept goes official

Audi has unveiled the 2020 Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron concept that will go into production in 2021 as an SUV Coupé. The vehicle is 4.60 meters (15.1 ft) long, 1.90 m (6.2 ft) wide...

8 July 2020

Karma expands its EU retail network in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria

Karma Automotive announced today it will begin expanding its European business in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. It has already signed partnerships with dealers in the...

8 July 2020

NIO records another record increase in deliveries YoY - 179.1%

NIO has provided its June and second quarter 2020 delivery results. The company has delivered 3,740 vehicles in June 2020, representing a strong 179.1% growth year-over-year. The...

5 July 2020

BMW Group ramps up production facilities for its 5th Gen eDrive technology in Dingolfing

BMW Group has opened a Competence Centre for E-Drive Production at Dingolfing - its largest production location in Europe. Since 2013, the company has been producing electric...

5 July 2020

BMW has reached contractual agreement with its cell manufacturers for its 5th Gen battery cells

In a recent interview, Oliver Zipse, CEO of BMW, said that the company already has "a contractual agreement with its cell manufacturers that they will use only green power to...

5 July 2020

Mercedes-Benz announced strategic partnership with Farasis Energy for EV batteries

A year ago, Farasis Energy announced its plans to build an EV battery in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany. Today, the company announced its partnership with Mercedes-Benz in the field...

4 July 2020

2021 Audi e-tron S And e-tron S Sportback are officially announced

Audi has officially presented the 2021 Audi e-tron S and the 2021 Audi e-tron S Sportback. These are performance-oriented all-electric vehicles propelled by three electric motors...

1 July 2020

GM's Baojun brand launches the E300 and E300 Plus EVs

GM's Baojun brand in China launched the E300 and the E300 Plus battery electric vehicles. Each will have three versions priced between RMB 64,800 and RMB 84,800. The E300 is 2,625...

30 June 2020

Nikola Badger pre-order nooks are now open, the pickup will debut in December

Nikola announced that its Nikola Badger pickup truck is now available for pre-order. The EV pickup will debut at Nikola World 2020 on December 3-5, 2020. Preorders secure a Nikola...

30 June 2020

Nissan Ariya will be presented on July 15

Nissan CEO, Makoto Uchida, said that the production version of the all-electric Nissan Ariya crossover will be presented on July 15. It will initially be available in Japan, with...

30 June 2020

The all-electric Lordstown Endurance pickup truck is unveiled without official specifications

Lordstown Motors has unveiled the all-electric Lordstown Endurance pickup truck. However, the presentation was more of a marketing event instead of talking specific details. With...

25 June 2020

Hyundai reduces wait time for its EVs in the UK

Hyundai Motor UK confirmed the supply of thousands of electric vehicles in 2020, in its aim to become one of the nation's largest provider of electric cars. Customers looking for...

24 June 2020

Electrify America has completed its first fast charging cross-country route

Electrify America has completed its first cross-country route, which allows EV drivers to travel from coast to coast using the largest open DC fast-charging network in the United...

24 June 2020

The all-electric Opel Mokka-e / Vauxhall Mokka-e goes official

Opel / Vauxhall has announced the all-electric Mokka-e subcompact crossover. This is also the first model from the sister brands to feature the Pure Panel fully digital cockpit...

24 June 2020

GM will introduce more EVs in South Korea, continues close partnership with LG Chem

GM plans on introducing more electric vehicles in South Korea, reports Yonhap. Jesse Ortega, chief engineer at GM's Autonomous and Electric Vehicle Programs held an online...

24 June 2020

Nissan and Sunwoda make the first joint steps for developing next-generation EV batteries

Nissan and Sunwoda make the first joint steps for developing the next-generation EV batteries for Nissan's e-POWER vehicles. The joint project will including not only research and...

24 June 2020

EV Connect, Trillium announce completion of California's Central Valley Electric Highway

The California Electric Highway is an extensive network of charging stations along Interstate 5, Highway 99, and other primary roads throughout California. The completion of the...

24 June 2020

Hyundai Motor and LG Chem chiefs meet to discuss EV batteries

Various South Korean news outlets announced today that the Executive Vice Chairman of Hyundai Motor Group, Chung Euisun, and the LG Group Chairman, Koo Kwang-mo, will meet next...

19 June 2020

GAC New Energy unveils the all-electric Aion V SUV in China

The "Next Generation Smart SUV" GAC Aion V was officially announced simultaneously in Guangzhou, Shanghai and Shenzhen. At the press conference, the general manager of Guangzhou...

18 June 2020

Volkswagen increases its stake in QuantumScape for its solid-state battery technology

The Volkswagen Group is increasing its stake in QuantumScape and making an additional investment of up to US$200 million in the US battery specialist. The goal is to drive forward...

18 June 2020

Opel Zafira e-Life / Vauxhall Vivaro e-Life goes official

Opel Zafira e-Life a.k.a. Vauxhall Vivaro e-Life has been announced. This multi-sear passenger car with up to nine seats is available in two lengths and is less than 1.9 m high...

18 June 2020

Tesla and Panasonic extend their battery production agreement with three years

The General Terms and Conditions between Tesla and Panasonic dating back to October 1, 2014, have been restated and amended. The 2020 GTC, among other things, modifies the term to...

18 June 2020

The Citroen e-C4 is the battery-electric version of the new Citroen C4

Citroen has released photos of the Citroen e-C4 - the battery-electric version of the new Citroen C4, which replaces the Citroen C4 Cactus from later this year. The new model is...

18 June 2020

Polestar 2 configurator is now live with vehicle pricing starting at USD 59,900

The Polestar 2 configurator for the USA market is now live. The base price of the vehicle is USD 59,900 and includes both the Pilot and Plus packages. They comprise of plenty of...

18 June 2020

SK Innovation became the fifth largest EV battery supplier in April

In April 2020, SK Innovation entered the global Top 5 in the EV battery market for the first time. SK Innovation said that according to SNE Research, the company had a 3.5% market...

18 June 2020

Lucid Air pricing and specifications will be unveiled on September 9

Lucid Motors announced that the Lucid Air will be fully unveiled on September 9. The online event will include complete details about the specifications, design, and pricing of...

18 June 2020

Volkswagen ID.3 1st pre-orders start today, deliveries begin in early September

As of today, binding orders for the 30,000 models making up the limited 1st Edition of the ID. 3 can be placed from June 17 in most European countries. As a token of thanks for...

17 June 2020

Audi e-tron S Sportback prototype offers 0.26 drag coefficient

The Audi e-tron S Sportback prototype is able to offer 0.26 drag coefficient. The performance-focus SUV coupé achieves this thanks to smart technology innovations. For starters...

17 June 2020

A full-scale Lordstown Endurance all-electric truck will be unveiled towards the end of June

Lordstown Motors is moving on with its plans to build the Lordstown Endurance fully-electric pickup truck, which will enter production later this year. The vehicle is...

17 June 2020

The Ford F-150 will be unveiled on June 25, details will follow on June 26

During a June 26 conference call with Citi Research, Ford company leaders will detail the all-new Ford F-150. Todd Eckert (Ford Truck Group Marketing Manager), Craig Schmatz...

17 June 2020

2020 Tesla Model S Long Range Plus gets an increase in range to 402 miles (EPA)

As of June 15, all North American 2020 Tesla Model S Long Range Plus vehicles have an official EPA range of 402 miles, which is almost a 20% increase in range when compared to a...

16 June 2020

The Volkswagen ID.4 will enter production in China in October and will go on sale by the year's end

In accordance with earlier news from Volskwagen, various Chinese news outlets report that the Volkswagen ID.4 will be unveiled in the second half of the year, production in China...

15 June 2020

The Volkswagen ID. Charger goes on sale in eight European countries

The Volkswagen ID. Charger goes on sale in eight European countries. Priced at EUR 399, the charger can be used not only or VW's ID. models but also for other EVs with a Type 2...

12 June 2020

LG Chem has become the second largest EV battery manufacturer in China thanks to the Tesla Model 3

Korean news outlet The Elec cites Battery China according to which, LG Chem has become the second largest EV battery manufacturer in China surpassing BYD. LG has deployed 2087 MWh...

11 June 2020

Xpeng's Zhaoqing plant is officially open

Three weeks ago, Xpeng received production license for its Zhaoqing plant where the Xpeng P7 is produced. The plant was financed and is owned entirely by Xpeng. The construction...

9 June 2020

Hyundai and Kia improve the thermal management of the EV batteries they use

Hyundai and Kia have announced that their heat pump technology for EV batteries has been improved. This technology was introduced in 2014 for the Kia Soul EV and this its first...

9 June 2020

BMW iX3 production develops as scheduled

BMW has announced that the production of the BMX iX3 all-electric SUV develops as scheduled. Currently, the BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture (BBA) prepares the Plant Dadong...

9 June 2020

BYD's Blade Battery Factory in Chongqing

BYD offered a glimpse of its FinDreams Battery Factory in Chongqing that produces the BYD Blade Battery. The Blade Battery was announced in the of March and this is the first tour...

9 June 2020

2020 Hyundai Kona Electric goes on sale in France this month

As of this month, Hyundai launches the 2020 Hyundai Kona Electric in France. The vehicle offers 449 km of range (WLTP) from € 24,300 and, according to Hyundai France, this is one...

9 June 2020

SK Innovation establishes a global EV batteries production base

SK Innovation is accelerating the expansion of electric vehicle battery production capacity in order to establish a stable supply base in line with the explosive growth of...

8 June 2020

Audi elaborates on the Audi e-tron models with high charging performance

In a rather detailed press release, Audi elaborates on the high charging performance of its brand's all-electric vehicles from the e-tron family. According to Audi, "charging...

5 June 2020

Audi Artemis - the blueprint for a highly efficient electric car

Audi announced earlier today that its Artemis project for the creation of a highly efficient electric car will commence on June 1. The project will be headed by Alex Hitzinger, a...

29 May 2020

Volkswagen has initialized its TR5 project for EV battery supplies

The Elec reports confirmed information that Volkswagen has sent letters of intent (LOI) to battery makers to buy batteries for its MEB platform. LG Chem, Samsung SDI, SK...

29 May 2020

Volkswagen-Ford global alliance gets into action, begins with a Ford EV for Europe based on the MEB platform

Last year, Volkswagen and Ford announced a strategic partnership twice - once when VW decided to share its MEB platform with Ford and once again when Ford said it will build an...

29 May 2020

Volkswagen increases its stake in JAC VW China - its joint venture for e-mobility

Volkswagen announced that it will increase its stake in JAC Volkswagen - this the group's joint venture for e-mobility in the Chinese market. Volkswagen will invest around €1...

29 May 2020

Nissan's strategy includes more than 8 new EVs by 2023

Yesterday, Nissan unveiled its short-term strategy for the next four years. One of the company's fields of focus is pure electric vehicles. It plans to release 8 new...

29 May 2020

LG Chem expands its EV batteries reach, adds Hyundai and Kia to Ford

Reuters cited a Hyundai and Kia spokesperson who said that LG Chem was chosen by the group as one of its battery suppliers for its future EVs. Meanwhile, Korean media reported the...

29 May 2020

Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 AWD available for order in the UK

Volvo Cars UK has opened the order books for the Volvo XC Recharge P8 AWD. Initially offered in R-Design specification, the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is available from £53,155...

27 May 2020

The Ford Mustang Mach-E will be powered by LG Chem battery cells

Korean media cite industry sources, according to which LG Chem will supply battery cells to Ford for the Mustang Mach-E. The cells will be produced at the LG Chem Wroclaw plant in...

27 May 2020