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Pricing and trim levels for the MINI Cooper SE are announced

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

18 September 2019

Volkswagen ID.3 - official specifications of the lineup

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

18 September 2019

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

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

13 September 2019

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

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

13 September 2019

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

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

11 September 2019

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

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

11 September 2019

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

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

11 September 2019

IONITY launches new 350 kW DC chargers in Europe

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

11 September 2019

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

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

10 September 2019

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

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

10 September 2019

CUPRA Tavascan is presented at the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt

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

10 September 2019

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

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

10 September 2019

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

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

10 September 2019

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

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

10 September 2019

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

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

10 September 2019

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

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

10 September 2019

ŠKODA CITIGOe iV pricing is unveiled

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

9 September 2019

Volkswagen ID.3 official photos

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

9 September 2019

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

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

9 September 2019

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

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

9 September 2019

BMW recalls 2019 BMW i3 and i8 models

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

9 September 2019

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

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

9 September 2019

Hyundai and Kia invest in IONITY

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

9 September 2019

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

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

7 September 2019

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

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

7 September 2019

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

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

7 September 2019

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

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

7 September 2019

Porsche increases its stake in Rimac to 15.5%

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

7 September 2019

Series prodution of the Porsche Taycan will set off on September 9th

Porsche has announced that the series production of the Taycan will begin on September 9th as planned. The company has created a new production facility at its Zuffenhausen site...

7 September 2019

The VW ID.3 will debut on September 9th, series production is scheduled for November

Volkswagen has announced that the VW ID.3 will make its world debut on September 9 as part of the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. It will enter series production in November and the...

7 September 2019

Volkswagen Beetle to get an electric version, an e-Porsche 356 probably in the works

Volkswagen has just announced that its iconic Volkswagen Beetle will get an electrified version. Together with its partner eClassics, VW presented a holistic concept for the...

5 September 2019

The Porsche Taycan configurator with prices is launched, official photos of the exterior and interior

Porsche has launched the Porsche Taycan configurator online, which you may check out from the source link below. The lowest price for the Taycan Turbo is $143,000, and the highest...

4 September 2019

Porsche Taycan goes official with a 93.4 kWh battery, 450 km of range

Porsche Taycan is Porsche's first all-electric four-door sports car. It is powered by a 93.4 kWh liquid-cooled battery that is good for a WLTP range of 450 km on a single charge...

4 September 2019

Daimler teased the Mercedes-Benz EQS - an all-electric sedan concept

Daimler has teased the Mercedes-Benz EQS on Facebook announcing that it will be showcased at the IFA 2019 in Frankfurt. The post does not unveil much but this should be...

4 September 2019

Watch the Porsche Taycan announcement live here

Today is definitely Porsche's day as long as it concerns the electric cars market. The brand will introduce its first all-electric vehicle as part of the IAA 2019 program and will...

4 September 2019

More than 30,000 reservations for the ID.3 1ST edition

Prior to the ID.3 official world premiere at the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt next week, Volkswagen announced that it has registered more than 30,000 reservations for the ID.3 1ST...

4 September 2019

Mass production Honda e is official, will debut at the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt

Honda has published the first official images of the mass production Honda e together with details on its design, specifications, connectivity and AI capabilities. The car will...

4 September 2019

SEAT unveils the Cupra Tavascan - its first all-electric SUV

After two teasers, at the end of July and end of August, SEAT finally unveiled the Cupra-branded all-electric SUV. Dubbed Cupra Tavascan, the concept vehicle is "a four-door...

3 September 2019

BMW i3s Edition RoadStyle is announced, less than 1000 units will be produced worldwide

BMW has announced two exclusive editions to its BMW i lineup of electric and PHEV vehicles - the 2020 BMW i3s Edition RoadStyle and the 2020 BMW i8 Ultimate Sophisto Edition. The...

2 September 2019

GAC Aion LX with 650 km of NEDC range goes on sale in China in October

Announced on April 16 earlier this year at Auto Shanghai 2019, GAC Aion LX is now ready to market. The vehicle has a drag coefficient of 0.288, wheelbase of 2920 mm and its...

1 September 2019

All Tesla models in China get a 10% exemption in tax

On August 30th, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released a list of new energy vehicle models which are exempted from purchase tax (the...

1 September 2019

Fisker teases the interior of its all-electric car, doesn't show much

Fisker has teased the interior of its upcoming all-electric car on Twitter. There's only one render that's quite blurry and does not reveal much. It shows a side mirror seen from...

1 September 2019

Tesla announces that the Model 3 interior is completely leather-free

Environmentalists and animal-rights-conscious drivers will be happy to know that the Tesla Model 3 interior is now completely leather-free. The only element in the Model 3 that...

1 September 2019

Porsche 99X Electric unveiled as Porsche's first Formula E racer, borrows Taycan's powertrain parts

The Tag Heuer Porsche Formula E will participate in the 2019/2020 season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship with the Porsche 99X Electric. This happens two years after Porsche...

1 September 2019

Tesla unlocks 150 kW DC charging for its European Superchargers

Minutes ago, Tesla has retweeted a post from a Tesla owner in France who shared information that 150 kW DC charging is now unlocked for European Superchargers. With the retweet...

29 August 2019

Audi might source out EV batteries from BYD

BYD is China's second-biggest batteries supplier and the country's leading manufacturer of electric vehicles. People, who required to stay anonymous, shared with Bloomberg that...

29 August 2019

Hyundai Mobis broke ground of its Ulsan factory for EV components

Yesterday, Hyundai Mobis broke ground of its second plant for EV car components production and it should be ready in early 2021. The site is located in Ulsan, 414 km southeast of...

28 August 2019

Porsche Taycan sets a record at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife

Today, Porsche shared some new information about the Taycan prior to its unveiling in September. It looks like the four-door, all-electric Taycan swished through the...

26 August 2019

JAC will unveil the JAC iEV6E Lite tomorrow with a 55 kW motor and a 34.9 kWh battery

JAC has announced that tomorrow it will officially launch the JAC iEV6E Lite. The Lite moniker is directly translated from Chinese as "Youth Edition" and is usually an indication...

26 August 2019

Byton M-Byte will be presented on September 10th at the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt

Byton will present the M-Byte at the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt next month. The company's press conference is scheduled for September 10th from 11:3- to 11:50 AM. The M-Byte will be on...

26 August 2019

JMC-Ford Territory EV launched in China

Last night, JMC-Ford launched the Ford Territory EV. This is Ford's first pure electric vehicle exclusively for the Chinese market. In terms of design, it is based on the JMC-Ford...

26 August 2019

NIO will make a prototype EV based on ProLogium's solid-state battery pack

ProLogium Technology has announced that it has signed an agreement with NIO in Thailand. Both parties have agreed to build a prototype of an all-electric vehicle that uses...

25 August 2019

Tesla will use LG Chem cells for the Model 3 and Model Y produced in China

Bloomberg cites people familiar with the matter, who said that Tesla will use LG Chem batteries in its Shanghai Gigafactory for the vehicles produced in China. Initially, they...

23 August 2019

LG Chem signs an agreement to secure Li supplies for its EV batteries production

Korean news agency Yonhap reports that LG Chem has signed an agreement with one of the key Chinese producers of lithium to secure lithium hydroxide supplies for its EV batteries...

23 August 2019

2020 Chevy Bolt EV is official, increases range to 259 miles (EPA)

Chevrolet has announced the official specifications of the 2020 Chevy Bolt EV. As no one expected any change in the specifications for the model, the news that the car will offer...

23 August 2019

Porsche Taycan full interior unveiled

Three days ago, Porsche teased the Taycan interior and today the company unveiled the car's interior in full. The clean interior and dashboard of the original Porsche 911 from...

23 August 2019

SEAT teases the Cupra concept, will unveil it on September 2nd

The Cupra Concept is the first BEV of the Cupra brand. Today SEAT teased its interior confirming the concept will be presented on September 2nd. It is obvious that the exterior...

22 August 2019

Continental to present the first fully integrated axle drive for EVs at the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt

Continental has just announced that will present the first fully integrated axle drive for EVs at the Frankfurt auto show in September. This product is scheduled to enter...

22 August 2019

Tesla is checking out locations in Lower Saxony, Germany for its Gigafactory in Europe

According to German media, the Ministry of Economics in Hanover has said that Tesla is looking around Lower Saxony for potential locations for its European Gigafactory. The...

22 August 2019

Hyundai teases the new 45 EV concept car prior to its IAA unveiling in Frankfurt

Hyundai has teased a new BEV concept dubbed 45 prior to its official unveiling at the IAA in Frankfurt next month. This concept car has been "inspired by looking back at the...

22 August 2019

General Motors receives $2M for solid-state battery research from the US Department of Energy

On Friday, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced a total investment of $59 million for 43 projects for new and innovative advanced vehicle technologies research. General...

21 August 2019

Mercedes-Benz EQV - the world's first all-electric MPV - is official

Today, Daimler announced the world's first all-electric MPV - the Mercedes-Benz EQV. The concept of this model was presented at this year's Geneva auto show and now the series...

20 August 2019

Porsche Taycan interior appears on official photos, arrives with Apple Music built-in

We're ready to get daily Taycan news with the model launch approaching. Today's one is quite interesting because it unveils for the first time the interior of the production...

20 August 2019

Porche Taycan covers 3,425 km in 24h at 42°C peak temperature

Porsche Taycan is about to be unveiled on September 4th and it seems that it is in the final stages of testing and teasing up the audience. In line with Porsche's ambition ever...

19 August 2019

Hyundai will present an all-electric concept car at the IAA in Frankfurt next month

Hyundai has announced that it will present an all-electric concept cat at the IAA in Frankfurt next month. The vehicle embodies Hyundai's envision of the future EV design...

16 August 2019

Tesla Model 3 is now available in South Korea

On Tuesday, Tesla launched the Model 3 in South Korea. The vehicle is priced at 52 million won (US$43,000) excluding the state subsidy of 9 million won. However, with subsidies...

13 August 2019

Polestar 2 has left San Francisco heading to Los Angeles

Polestar 2's North America tour is on full swing. After visiting Seattle at the end of Jule and San Francisco from August 9-11, the all-electric fastback has set its lights on Los...

12 August 2019

MINI Cooper SE has 45,000 registrations 18 days after pre-orders are open

BMW announced the MINI Cooper SE on July 9th and pre-orders for the vehicle were open 10 days later on July 19th. In an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on August...

12 August 2019

BYD Tang EV will visit the Concours d'Elegance in Pebble Beach, CA

BYD has announced that its very successful all-electric SUV - the BYD Tang will participate at the Concours d'Elegance in Pebble Beach, CA. BYD's ride and drive will be held from...

12 August 2019

Porsche Taycan will be unveiled on September 4th

Porsche Taycan will debut as a production vehicle on September 4th at 3 PM CEST. The company will host three simultaneous events - Germany, Canada, and China. There's a fair...

10 August 2019

The US Department of Energy grants Nikola Motor Company a $1.7 million award

The US Department of Energy grants Nikola Motor Company a $1.7 million award to advance its research into fuel cell membrane electrode assembly (MEA). The joint grant was funded...

8 August 2019

Spy photos of the 2021 Ford F-150 in camouflage

A test vehicle of the 2021 Ford F-150 has been caught in an all-black camouflage that hides the vehicel's details quite effectively. One can only guess that the front fascia is...

8 August 2019

Fisker's all-electric SUV will have a solar-panel roof

In another post on Twitter as of today, Mr Fisker announced that the company will build upon its experience with solar panels embedded on vehicles. Fisker was the first to use a...

8 August 2019

Fisker teases its second EV, might be a pickup truck

The first all-electric vehicles by Fisker has not been launched yet, but Mr Fisker managed to tease the second EV of the brand. He said on Twitter that the vehicle has already...

8 August 2019

Mercedes-Benz and BJEV enhance their cooperation in the field of energy storage systems

Today Daimler via its subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Energy and BAIC Group via its subsidiary Beijing Electric Vehicle (BJEV) announced that they will enhance their cooperation in the...

8 August 2019

Hyundai is working on its first all-electric race car

Hyundai announced that it has begun working on its first all-electric race car. It has already been designed and built at Hyundai Motorsport's headquarters in Alzenau, Germany and...

7 August 2019

NIO and NIO ES8 Ranked Highest in J.D. Power's Inaugural China New Energy Vehicle Experience Index (NEVXI) Study

The J.D. Power Inaugural China New Energy Vehicle Experience Index (NEVXI) Study gives an insight to the quality of new vehicles by taking into account the problems experienced by...

7 August 2019

Tesla Model S and Model X new orders include free unlimited Supercharging

Tesla has just announced on Twitter that all new Model S and Model X orders include free and unlimited Supercharging. On one hand, this will make a lot of prospective customers...

3 August 2019

British Petroleum and DiDi Chuxing will build an EV charging network in China

British Petroleum and DiDi Chuxing will create a joint venture for the building of an EV charging network in China which is the largest market for electric vehicles. The charging...

3 August 2019

NIO ES6 Night Explorer with a Razer design theme goes official

As promised, NIO and Razer have announced the result of their cross-border partnership - the NIO ES6 Night Explorer. The model will be launched in 88 units in the Chinese market...

3 August 2019

Citroën will launch the C4 with an electric power train and different moniker

According to a Citroën spokesperson who spoke to Carscoops, PSA will launch the C4 again but as an all-electric vehicle. Based on the group's common modular platform (CMP), it...

2 August 2019

Human Horizons unveils the HiPhi 1 with 600 km of range, 2x 200 kW motors (teaser video attached)

Human Horizons is a Chinese startup that has just announced its first production-ready prototype of an all-electric crossover - the HiPhi 1. The press release in English did not...

2 August 2019

Audi e-tron 50 quattro is announced with lower weight, battery capacity and range

Audi has announced a downgraded version of its all-electric SUV - the e-tron. Dubbed Audi e-tron 50 quattro, the vehicles features a 71 kWh battery good for 299 km (186 miles) of...

2 August 2019

NIO will launch the NIO ES6 Night Explorer in cooperation with Razer

Well, this is a "crossborder" cooperation. China carmaker NIO and famous gaming brand Razer will launch the NIO ES6 Night Explorer special edition. NIO has posted on its Weibo...

31 July 2019

BMW iNext to have three versions, X3 will get a BEV variant, i3 will be redesigned in 2022

In a rather lengthy report, Automobilemag unveils some interesting details about the future all-electric BMW vehicles. For starters, BMW i3 will get a redesign in 2022. Codenamed...

30 July 2019

Samsung SDI records robust sales of EV batteries in Europe for Q2 2019

Samsung SDI announced that its Q2 net profit has increased by 53% YoY to 160.2 billion won (US$135 million) due to the jump in sales of mid- and large-sized batteries. All sales...

30 July 2019

Hyundai will probably build an EV factory in Indonesia

The Indonesian news agency, Antara News reported that Hyundai plans to build a factory for electric vehicles in Indonesia. As per the report, Chung Eui-sun, senior vice chairman...

30 July 2019

Tesla Model 3 gets a 5-star safety rating from ANCAP as well (video attached)

Tesla Model 3 is a recent arrival in the Australian and New Zealand markets. ANCAP's report published today announces that the vehicle has received the agency's 5-star rating for...

30 July 2019

Porsche Taycan has registered more than 30,000 reservations

Handelsblatt reports from an event in Zuffenhausen (this is where the main Taycan production plant is set) during which Porsche's HR manager Andreas Haffner has said that "There...

30 July 2019

Volkswagen ID.CROZZ production prototype spy photos

Volkswagen introduced the ID.CROZZ concept in 2017 for the first time. Two years later the camouflaged body of a production prototype has been spotted in Southern Europe. The 4WD...

29 July 2019

Electric vehicle sales in Europe for June 2019

The EV Sales blog has published the monthly stats for Europe. The findings show trends that are observed in other markets such as China, for example. PHEV sales drop, while BEV...

29 July 2019

Audi Hungary will expand electric motor production in its Győr factory

Audi Hungary will expand its electric motor production in its Győr factory. That was announced by Péter Szijjártó, Minister for Foreign Trade and Foreign Affairs, and Achim...

28 July 2019

There will be a Gigafactory in Europe in 2021 at the earliest

It looks like Tesla's plans for building a Gigafactory in Europe are quite serious. A month ago, we reported that the company is searching for a location in Europe for a new...

26 July 2019

Honda previews Honda e's dashboard and connectivity options

Today Honda has released a preview of the Honda e dashboard and its connectivity options. The compact urban vehicle offers infotainment and connectivity services concentrated...

25 July 2019

Gigafactory Shanghai to produce 150,000 vehicles per year

The Q2 2019 financial report from Tesla, includes low-res photos of Gigafactory Shanghai as well as some updates on the progress there. The report confirms what has already been...

25 July 2019

Model 3 outsells all gas-powered equivalents in the US in Q2 of 2019, Model Y production is closer

In terms of vehicle production and deliveries, Tesla produced 87,048 vehicles in Q2 of 2019 and delivered 95,356 units. For comparison, it produced ~86,600 vehicles in Q4 of 2018...

25 July 2019

Tesla financial report for Q2 of 2019: revenue as expected, loss per share twice as high as expected

Eight hours ago, Tesla shared its Q2 earnings report. The company's revenue for the period is within expectation - $6,349 billion. However, the loss is twice as high as expected...

25 July 2019

Fisker teases its all-electric car, will cost less than US$40,000

Henrik Fisker has teased on Twitter the front of the upcoming Fisker all-electric car. His post unveiled that he had just seen the vehicle and that it will have a spacious...

24 July 2019

BMW's EV battery plant in the US doubles production volume

Currently, BMW has three battery production facilities - at the Competence Centre for E-drive Production at Plant Dingolfing in Germany, at Plant Spartanburg in the US and at...

24 July 2019

Volkswagen's Zwickau factory will produce 330,000 BEVs per year from 2021 onwards

Volkswagen's Zwickau factory is set to produce 330,000 all-electric vehicles per year from 2021 onwards. These will be six models from the Volkswagen, Audi and Seat brands. VW's...

24 July 2019

An SK Innovation affiliate will soon produce LiBS enough for 2 million EVs per year

SK ie technology Co. has announced will complete new production lines for its lithium-ion battery separator (LiBS) in October, which will be followed by production capacity...

24 July 2019

Hyundai Mobis develops a camera monitor system that will replace side-view mirrors

Hyundai Mobis is South Korea's largest producer of part for autos. On Sunday, the company has announced that it has developed a camera monitor system that will replace side-view...

24 July 2019

Ford demonstrates an all-electric F-150 truck prototype towing 1.25 million lbs

Ford has been quite reluctant about all-electric vehicles until recently. The company does intend to launch 16 BEVs by 2022, however. One of those is the Ford F-150 all-electric...

24 July 2019

SEAT teases an all-electric Cupra concept model

SEAT has teased an all-electric Cupra concept model, currently dubbed A-SUVe. It is expected that the concept will debut at the Frankfurt motor show in September. The Cupra press...

23 July 2019

World Cаr jurors enjoy a private peak of the all-electric Jaguar XJ

The World Car of the Year, World Green Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year awards have been won by Jaguar I-Pace earlier. Now, Jaguar has invited the World Car jurors...

23 July 2019

Rivian starts pre-production of its R1T all-electric pickup truck

In a recent post on Twitter, Rivian has announced that it is "busy making metal." Two of the photos accompanying the post unveil body panels for pre-production of the Rivian R1T...

23 July 2019

The number of NEV models in Europe will more than triple in three years

The Transport & Environment (T&E) group for a "smarter, cleaner transport in Europe" predicts that in the next three years the number of electric car models on the European market...

23 July 2019

Chevrolet Bolt EV sales in Q2 of 2019 increase by 14%

The sales of Chevrolet Bolt EV in the second quarter of this year have increased by 14%. In the US, they are up by 13.84% compared to the Q2 of 2018, while the increase on yearly...

22 July 2019

2023 Audi R8 will have a partial or an all-electric version

Motoring reports that last week, Audi Sport's managing director, Oliver Hoffmann, spoke to Australian journalists in Europe. One of the most interesting pieces of information that...

22 July 2019

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