Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the C 63 S E Performance, a 500 kW plug-in hybrid offshoot of the C-Class with know-how from Formula 1, which will be launched as a saloon and estate, but the development of the electric part of the powertrain was clearly focused on boosting performance.
Those who currently order a Skoda Enyaq in Germany will apparently have to wait until 2024 for delivery. According to a media report, the German production quota for the electric model for 2023 is already "effectively sold out".
The all-electric successor to the Volvo XC90 will be called the EX90 and will be unveiled on November 9. Volvo Cars has now officially announced this. However, the Swedes are not yet giving any details about the powertrains - but they are giving the first details about the installed safety systems.
Evergrande New Energy Vehicle, the e-car division of Chinese real estate group Evergrande, says it has started mass production of its first model, the Hengchi 5, with the second model, the Hengchi 6, to follow in the second half of 2023.
Thanks to an update to BAFA's list of eligible vehicles, the prices of a number of electric models originating from China for the German market are now known, with prices for the MG4 Electric confirmed, but concrete figures are now also available for BYD's BEV trio and the Nio ET7.
Renault is planning an electric offensive in Latin America. Starting in 2023, the French manufacturer plans to offer the Megane E-Tech Electric, Kangoo E-Tech Electric and Master E-Tech Electric electric models in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico, as well as launching the Kwid E-Tech Electric in other countries in Central and South America.
BMW is now also making a concrete announcement on the introduction of Plug&Charge technology, as electrive.net has exclusively learned: from mid-2023, the function will be available in the first e-cars from BMW. These days, Mercedes had already announced Plug&Charge for a wider range of its electric cars.
Stellantis brand Jeep announces the launch of four all-electric SUV models in Europe and North America by the end of 2025, with all vehicles sold in Europe and 50 percent of sales in the U.S. to have battery-electric powertrains by 2030.
632,000 new-energy passenger cars were sold in China in August, more than in any previous month. Battery-electric passenger cars continue to account for the vast majority of NEV sales in China, with 490,000 new BEVs in August compared to 142,000 PHEVs.
Nio has reported its financials for Q2 2022, showing that the Chinese manufacturer shipped 25,059 electric cars from April to June, up 14.4 percent year-on-year but down 2.8 percent from Q1 2022. The financials are a testament to the investment-heavy build-up of the business.